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B.C. Was Warned About 'Heightened' Concerns Before Ottawa Shooting

CP | Dirk Meissener, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The clerk of British Columbia's legislature says some provincial politicians were warned this week about "heightened" security concerns in ...

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.

'When These Guys Turn Up, They Really Put On A Show'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Whale-watching boats are reporting a boom in rare sightings of Pacific white-sided dolphins off the coast of Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands...

B.C. Man Had His Ferrari Wrapped Entirely In Chrome

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Now THAT is a shiny car. A man in Victoria, B.C. had his Ferrari F430 wrapped entirely in chrome, and the results are quite something. Atilla Ba...

Victoria Just Nabbed A Giant Global Honour

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Visitors to Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia are least likely to be riled up by snobby wait staff or snubbed by rude locals, according t...

B.C. Hospital's Psychedelic Room Helps Patients With Recovery

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Marya Brown twirls a lighted fibre cable above her head at least twice a week.She says it reminds her of her teenage years when she held up...

Victoria Police Are Going Undercover As Panhandlers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Victoria, B.C. are at it again, in their unusual tactics to catch bad drivers. A female officer posed as a panhandler on a median at a bu...

Victoria Hotel Goes Retro. Very, Very Retro.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When was the last time you played table tennis at a hotel? Probably never.Or spent time in a hotel lobby listening to vinyl records on a st...

B.C. University Offers Course On Queen Bey

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Ring the alarm: the University of Victoria is offering an entire course on Beyoncé Knowles. The class description says it will "explore how we can...

LOOK: Best Restaurants In Victoria

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Our province's capital is brimming with delicious restaurants and cafes. But which are the real standouts? To find out, we asked local food blogger...

Baby Found Dead At Vancouver Island McDonald's

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver Island has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an infant. Victoria police and paramedics were called to...

LOOK: B.C. Brothers' Crazy Kayak Adventure

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For most of us, the idea of kayaking 6,500 kilometres would seem like a daunting task. But for two British Columbia brothers, it sounded like fun. ...

B.C. Mall Urinals Better Than Sochi

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One of the most ridiculed photos from the Sochi Winter Olympics shows two toilets in one stall at a venue. But now a mall bathroom in Victoria, B.C. m...

Baby Iver Fund Surpasses Goal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A fundraising drive for an unborn baby whose mother is brain dead in a Victoria hospital has grown to $100,000 as the family's plight tugs ...

B.C. Man's Plea For Unborn Son, Wife On Life Support

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Donors are rallying behind a man in Victoria, B.C. who is waiting for the birth of his son while his wife remains on life support. An unimaginable ...

Victoria Gets New Police Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Victoria's new Chief Constable has been confirmed and he's coming west from Ontario.Greater Sudbury Police Chief Frank Elsner takes over fr...

Cougar Spotted In Victoria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Victoria police are once again warning people that a cougar may be on the prowl in the city.Const. Mike Russell says officers were called t...

Victoria's Singles Scammed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Lonely singles in Victoria are learning the hard way that money can't buy love.Victoria Police have issued a warning of an elaborate scam t...

Victoria Fire Victims Saved Just In Time

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VIEW ROYAL, B.C. - A nine-year-old Vancouver Island girl has been severely injured in an early morning house fire in the Victoria-area community of Vi...

What Caused A Fatal Victoria House Fire?

CBC | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Fire investigators in Victoria say they can't prove what caused a house fire that killed three young adults earlier this month. Emily Mori...

Victoria Homeless Deaths Spike

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An anti-poverty group in Victoria wants the regional coroner to hold an inquest into 30 deaths among the city's street population over the past four m...

AWFUL Attack On Drunk Victoria Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - RCMP near Victoria are looking for a nasty prankster who spray painted graffiti on a man's face and torso while he was passed out drunk.Wes...

Victoria House Party Ends With 2 Dead

CBC | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: Feb. 18 - The victims parents confirmed Emily Morin and Mark Mitchell died in the house fire. The third victim has been identified as Georgia ...

Vancouver: Future Greenest City in the World

Beverley Golden | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Beverley Golden

My recent trip had me visit both Vancouver and Victoria B.C., after loving and having to leave Portland, Oregon. There is something magical, a very different energy I experience in all places west of the Rockies. I've also been interested and curious to find how many West Coast cities are far and away leaders in the green and environmental movements. I hadn't been to Vancouver for many years and found, it too was living up to its vision of creating a greener future for the city. I believe that if you want to know the future, create it. This is exactly what Vancouver is doing. With a pretty bold future oriented vision to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, they are already well on the way to accomplishing their goal. According to the city, they currently have "the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America and we're a leader in green building, planning and technology." Impressive.

A Victoria Bylaw Loophole Allows WHAT?

CBC | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A loophole in Victoria's anti-smoking bylaw has opened the door for businesses to allow indoor smoking with hookahs, or water pipes. Medic...