The worst-ranking city actually has a smaller than average wage gap.
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PM also posed for photos with a newlywed couple during his visit to a park near Victoria.
There's no shortage of problems for a public consultation on electoral issues to consider.
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I left my home in Manitoba on a Greyhound bus for Victoria to start afresh. For the past 20 years, I've moved around, working here and there. I've been a cook, construction worker, stable hand and done a variety of odd jobs. But I'm always drawn back to the wilderness, where I feel most at home.
Not everyone will get the opportunity to pack their bags and escape in the new year. Those with slightly less nomadic lifestyles can still experience new cultures, taste exotic foods, and fill their Instagram pages with comment-worthy travel photos by visiting these four worldly cities right here in Canada.
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The buck was heading straight toward four orcas.
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Hate to be one of those folk that B.C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman believes has nothing better to do than get up and whine every day, but the B.C. government's affordable housing plan announced last week falls short. Sorry, someone had to say it.
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Of all of Canada's major cities, Victoria would be considered the farthest away from cutting edge. But a tech boom, evolving music scene, rejuvenated interest in farming and craft food production, and a soft housing market compared to the sky-high cost of ownership in Vancouver has helped bring and retain more young people.
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For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods, it said. Since then its approach has gone from "the market will correct itself," to a "bold action plan," to legislating a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign ownership.
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With news last week that all but one of Metro Vancouver's mayors have given a firm thumbs down to the B.C. government's proposal for a 10-lane, three-kilometre bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel, it's a good opportunity to take a step back and give this idea more than a quick once-over.
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.
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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.
The House of Commons in the United Kingdom banned hissing and applause 323 years ago.
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Const. Sarah Beckett had served with the RCMP for more than a decade.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Bobbi O'Shea hoped her case would end the practice.
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The Coroners Service wants to warn users to be extra cautious.
A woman allegedly tried to take a child from a stroller.
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Surrey needs to start being treated by Victoria and Ottawa as the big city and urban centre in the province!
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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.
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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.
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The mayor is defending a decision to pay $20 each to nearly 400 homeless people to participate in a meeting on housing options.
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.
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.
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.
From lineups to cancelled sailings, travelling with BC Ferries can sometimes be frustrating. But we doubt many passengers have reacted with a meltdown of this proportion. A video shot by Peter Flaatte...
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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 marrying that passion with his wife's own pursuits and in...
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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 rain for Metro Vancouver and Howe Sound. Environment...
The new mayor of Victoria, B.C. declined to pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II during her inauguration, sparking controversy during her very first day on the job. Lisa Helps, who was sworn in on...
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.