Victoria News 'It has had a good run': Cowichan Valley residents are ready to part with the world's largest hockey stick As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. It’s estimated that a fix would cost $1.5 million to $2 million, therefore the Cowichan Valley Regional District began a lengthy public consultation process of what to do next. B.C. moves to reduce raw log exports, boost higher-value wood manufacturing British Columbia is moving to reduce the export of raw logs harvested in the province by requiring that certain types of lumber from the Interior undergo manufacturing first. Wild salmon conservation group raises concerns about herring kills at B.C. fish farms A salmon conservation group is raising concerns about reported increases in wild fish deaths, primarily herring, in British Columbia's open-net fish farms. Volunteers still needed for Nanaimo food bank this holiday season The Loaves and Fishes food bank in Nanaimo is looking for more volunteers to get through the holiday season. BBC series Planet Earth does deep dive on B.C. humpback whales Whale researcher Jackie Hildering and her colleagues never imagined their work on humpbacks would capture the attention of the globe's premier documentary series. B.C. city prepares to stickhandle removal of world's largest hockey stick Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley Regional District wants to know who is willing to take a shot at owning the world's largest hockey stick. B.C. economic growth slowing to 0.5% next year, private forecasters say Private-sector forecasters in British Columbia say they agree with the government's recent projection that economic growth will slow next year. Search effort underway for boater missing off Nanaimo A search effort has been launched for a missing boater who was last seen off the coast of Nanaimo three days ago. Driver arrested after nearly hitting pro-Palestinian demonstrator in Victoria A driver was arrested in Victoria on Sunday after nearly hitting a protester with a car during a pro-Palestinian rally outside the B.C. legislature.