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 marry...

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 | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Travel

If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison'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!

What's Behind The Malaise With B.C.'s Local Elections?

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In Vancouver, less than one in five eligible voters re-elected Gregor Robertson in 2011. In Victoria, less than one in six re-elected Dean Fortin. In Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Prince George, less than one in seven elected their mayors.

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...

Seaterra's Esquimalt Bribe Should Leave Taxpayers Seaterr-ified

Jordan Bateman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The CRD's financial management of Seaterra has been Seaterr-ible since the start. It's time for the regional district to give taxpayers the true, detailed cost implications of this massive plan, and for Esquimalt taxpayers to put the CRD's letter in the recycle bin -- where it belongs.

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...

Poisonous Plant Takes Root In Victoria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Royal BC Museum has issued a warning about a poisonous plant that has taken root in the Victoria area.Museum botanist Ken Marr says poi...

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...

Can University Of Victoria Lead The Way On Divesting Fossil Fuels?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"If you can believe it, my faculty pension has no ethical screens. We can invest in arms, tobacco, and so on. It's outrageous, really. But of all places in society, the university is well-positioned to lead, to find creative solutions to these complexities."

Drunks Arrested With 3-Year-Old In Car

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. RCMP who arrested two drunk adults in a vehicle were alarmed to discover a three-year-old boy in the back seat. A traffic officer was patrolli...

Bullfrogs Size Of DINNER PLATES On Island

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Amphibian hunter Stan Orchard says now's the time to get the jump on a population of invasive predators on southern Vancouver Island.The di...

You Won't Believe What People Do At Roadblocks

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you really want to know how to act at a police roadblock, it's best to go straight to the police manning them. A Victoria police constable has ...

Canada's Most Selfie-Obsessed City Is..

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Last week, we told you about how Victoria, B.C. residents buy the most sex toys in Canada. Well, turns out the same city also leads the country in —...