Victoria Bc

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...

5-Year Old Girl Calls 911

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada

LANGFORD, B.C. - A five-year-old girl is being hailed a hero for calling 911 when her mother collapsed outside the family's home in the Victoria-area ...

It May be Victoria B.C.'s Anniversary, but the Focus Should be on First Nations

Kevin Elliott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Kevin Elliott

As Victoria B.C. commences celebrations for its 150th anniversary on August 2, something is oddly amiss: reflection. August 2 is also the anniversary of the many land treaties negotiated with First Nations groups that were wrongly conveyed to them as merely peace treaties. More importantly, present-day poverty and violence that plague First Nations communities across British Columbia continue at staggering levels. How should First Nations groups respond?

Skateboard Hit And Run Injures 2

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Police in Victoria say they believe they know the identity of a skateboarder suspected in a sidewalk hit-and-run that injured two tourists/...

Octopus Eats Seagull

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - A Victoria-area woman says she watched a life-and-death struggle between an octopus and a seagull — and the octopus won.Ginger Morneau wa...

Toddler Found In B.C. Backseat.. Beside Cocaine Stash: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Police officers in Victoria who stopped a vehicle with two suspected drug dealers found a toddler in the back sitting right beside a stash ...

B.C. Film Industry Soars

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Spending on movies and TV shows in B.C. jumped 16 per cent last year, but the industry is still worried about taxes and the high value of t...

Liberal Staffer Resigns After Convict Invited To BC Legislature

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A regional director with B.C.'s governing Liberal party has resigned after a convicted criminal was invited to the provincial legislature ...

Convicted Criminal Visits The B.C. Legislature As A Guest Of The Government

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - The B.C. government says a Lower Mainland man convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian government cabinet minister in 1986 was invi...

BC Grappling With Drug Shortage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Health officials in B.C. are working to deal with a shortage of drugs, including the pain killer morphine, that's the result of problems at...

BC Man Charged with Cyber-Pimping Teen

CBC | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

A 22-year-old Victoria, B.C., man is facing several charges for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old girl into the sex trade. West...

BC Human Trafficking Budget Slashed, Executive Director Cut

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The B.C. office devoted to fighting human trafficking has been drastically reduced, prompting outcry from victims' advocates who fear more...