Victoria

Is B.C. Forgetting About Its Renters?

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

With so much of the attention focused on Victoria's tent city and Vancouver's skyrocketing home prices in the housing debate, one group is left hollering, "Hey, what about us?" That group is all of the Province's renters, and it's a group worth listening to.

BC Transit Audit Shows Need For Efficiency, Not Higher Taxes

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The long-awaited BC Transit provincial review went public earlier this month. To no one's surprise, the audit found several ways BC Transit has been wasting your tax money, and how poor they are at managing the millions of dollars of assets with which we entrust them.

Bid To Ban Clapping In Legislature Rejected With Rousing Applause

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The House of Commons in the United Kingdom banned hissing and applause 323 years ago.

'Popular' Mountie Killed In On-Duty Crash Leaves 2 Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Const. Sarah Beckett had served with the RCMP for more than a decade.

We Couldn't Escape B.C.'s Spreading House Nightmare

Michael Stewart | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

Our landlords, who are realtors themselves and own two other investment properties in the capital region, handed us a letter that said "the time has come" to sell our house. It's a nice turn of phrase; as if the decision was made by happy circumstance, by the wind, by the cosmos. A fortuitous augury in their soup bones, say -- rather than a deliberate resolution by two human beings with rational faculties to kick a family of four out of their home because they can make a busload of cash.

Who Will Pay If Shawnigan Lake's Drinking Water Is Contaminated?

Sarah Miller | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

A province known for its breathtaking mountains, lakes, rivers and scenery should be treasured, valued and protected. Unfortunately under the B.C. Liberals everything seems to have a price tag, and the only thing worth protecting is corporations and profits.

Let's Take The 'Kid' Out Of Kidney Disease

Todd Hauptman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Todd Hauptman

Kidney disease is a serious condition that can affect anyone at any age, including children. Twelve children are on dialysis in B.C., almost 150 with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease and another 50 are in post-transplant care. These numbers may appear small but the impact on their lives is significant.

Banned Elsewhere, Vancouver Jails Continue Use Of Restraint Device

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Bobbi O'Shea hoped her case would end the practice.

Eight Dead In Victoria From Suspected Overdoses In One Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The Coroners Service wants to warn users to be extra cautious.

Staff, Parents Stop Attempted Abduction At Victoria School

CP | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A woman allegedly tried to take a child from a stroller.

A Vision To Create The Royal Canadian Principality of Surrey

Alex Sangha | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Surrey needs to start being treated by Victoria and Ottawa as the big city and urban centre in the province!

Forget the Raises, Politicians

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Here's the truth about politician pay. Some are grossly overpaid for the work they do, while some are terribly underpaid. But that distinction is very much in the eye of the beholder.

I Found a Booming Tech Industry Hidden in Victoria

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

With an energetic and vibrant atmosphere it's no surprise that Victoria, B.C. is one of the world's favourite destinations. As I was soon to learn, that energy is here in the technology business, too. It has been hidden away a little, obscured by its modesty, and I do actually think that there is something really special worth shouting about over here.

Victoria's Homeless Given $20 'Consulting Fee' To Attend Meeting

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The mayor is defending a decision to pay $20 each to nearly 400 homeless people to participate in a meeting on housing options.

What I Learned After a Year of Living in Victoria

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

It's not as straightforward to simply relocate across the country. The theory that all provinces are alike is misguided, even though we do share two uniting forces in this great country -- ice hockey and our health care system.

Moving Across Canada Helped Me Understand What Home Means

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Once the wheels were in motion to sell our house, I started to reflect on the idea of change and what that would mean for us. I'd have to quit the job that I loved, working in the culturally rich Winnipeg arts community and vacate the life that I set up for myself since moving to Winnipeg from Toronto.

I'm Living The Vancouver Dream By Moving Away

Michael Stewart | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

It is a powerful dream. Despite my cynicism, I love Vancouver and its natives who rail against the "No Fun City" label with all their might. I have always fantasized that I would raise my children in a place where different cultures and personality types butt up against each other, where difference is a way of life and not cause for alarm.

► BC Ferries Passenger LOSES IT

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

From lineups to cancelled sailings, travelling with BC Ferries can sometimes be frustrating. But we doubt many passengers have reacted with a meltdown...

Why B.C.'s Cowichan Valley Is a New Tourism Hot Spot

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

A good argument could be made that Victor Vesely is living life the way it's supposed to be lived. He has set about pursuing his passion while marryin...

Waves Of Storms Drench B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A second wave of a powerful subtropical storm is set to pound the West Coast today with high winds on Vancouver Island, and another round of heavy rai...

New Victoria Mayor Declines To Pledge Oath To The Queen

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The new mayor of Victoria, B.C. declined to pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II during her inauguration, sparking controversy during her very firs...

Don't Rush To The Amalgamation Altar, Victoria

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Not to sound like the grumpy parents of two love-struck teenagers, but there is a whole lot more to consider before taxpayers give their approval to such a wedding.

B.C. Muncipal Elections: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Saturday was a good day for local democracy in B.C. As one person noted online: "First time in my life I've had to wait to vote in a local election....What the hell is going on?" What was going on was that voters were coming out of the woodwork by the thousands in towns and cities across B.C. and it seems that those who skipped 2011 had one thing on their mind this time.

Victoria Hotel Unveils Holiday Skating Rink

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Feeling festive? The Fairmont Empress in Victoria is expanding its annual holiday celebration this year a new ice skating rink. Located on the icon...

Canada's Top 15 Best Value Cities for 2015

Trivago.ca | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!