Skip to content
Darron Kloster

Darron Kloster

Darron Kloster has been an editor, reporter and feature writer for the Times Colonist for 34 years and has worked in the industry for four decades covering everything from sports and business to municipal and provincial politics and breaking news.

Darron covers stories involving climate change and issues involving wildlife, marine ecosystems and the rapid changes to our natural world. He also edits and compiles several of the Times Colonist’s special projects, including Discover Magazine, and writes the On The Street business column.

A Saskatchewan native and a graduate of Mount Royal University journalism program, Darron has a natural curiosity — and a belief that every person has a story to tell.

When he’s not at press conferences, in the field, on the phone or pounding on a keyboard, Darron likes exploring and photographing Vancouver Island’s beautiful terrain, tending his vegetable patch and doing carpentry projects.

Email
[email protected]

Recent Work by Darron

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Combined with low river flows caused by drought, it’s contributing to declining salmon populations in the beleaguered estuary
Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

Black bear relocated after prowling Saanich Peninsula neighbourhoods; students kept inside

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service tranquilized the three-year-old male bear near Braun Court in Sidney on Monday
Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

Hiker and dog attacked by cougar in Strathcona Park

The hikers used bear spray to scare the big cat away.
Child and dog among those rescued after kayaks swamped

Child and dog among those rescued after kayaks swamped

The kayakers were swamped in rough seas near Lummi Island in the San Juan archipelago.
Massive Martin Mars water bomber arriving in Victoria sooner than expected

Massive Martin Mars water bomber arriving in Victoria sooner than expected

The Hawaii Martin Mars is expected to fly into the Patricia Bay Coast Guard base between Aug. 5 and 10, rather than at the end of the year
Bee die-offs due to cool weather, not aerial spraying, says provincial apiculturist

Bee die-offs due to cool weather, not aerial spraying, says provincial apiculturist

The biological insecticide Foray 48B affects only moth and butterfly caterpillars after ingestion, says Paul van Westendorp
Scientists eager to view sea floor after earthquake swarm

Scientists eager to view sea floor after earthquake swarm

The public is invited to come along via a live internet stream
Dozens of people who left clothing for cleaning ask: 'Where's my stuff?'

Dozens of people who left clothing for cleaning ask: 'Where's my stuff?'

WetCleaner owner says “cascading events,” starting with a personal tragedy, led to temporary closure
Annual B.C. bat count keeps watch on births, deadly fungus

Annual B.C. bat count keeps watch on births, deadly fungus

Citizen scientists can take part at roosting spots in the Capital Regional District
B.C. seeks to seize property and cash from three people linked to Savages Motorcycle Club

B.C. seeks to seize property and cash from three people linked to Savages Motorcycle Club

Director of civil forfeiture alleges the properties have been used for criminal activity.
More work by Darron >