Victoria

Don't Rush To The Amalgamation Altar, Victoria

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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!

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 —...

Victoria Sure Loves Sex Toys

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The people of Victoria sure love their sex toys. People in B.C.'s capital city buy the most sex toys per capita than other Canadian cities, accordi...

Wallet Thieves HIRED By Alleged Fraudsters: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - Police in Nanaimo, B.C., say a couple accused of dozens of property-related offences in central and south Vancouver Island hired other...

Baby Iver Update!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Iver Benson, the baby whose mother was kept on life support until he could be delivered, no longer requires an IV, according to a Facebook update. ...

Jimmy Fallon Wowed By Victoria Teen

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

Victoria teen, Ann Makosinski made headlines last year when her body heat-powered flashlight invention won a top prize at the Google Science Fair. ...

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...

Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government tabled a balanced budget Tuesday, delivering a fiscal blueprint that forecasts three years of surplus...

Fatal Stabbing Suspect Arrested..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A suspect wanted in a fatal stabbing outside a Prince George, B.C., convenience store nearly four years ago has been arrested in...

Who's Spying On Distracted Drivers Now?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Drivers in Victoria have yet another reason to leave their mobile devices and other distractions out of their hands. Police will be riding on buses to...

B.C. Government Broke Own Law: Ombudsperson

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government routinely missed legislated deadlines for providing benefits to some of the province's most vulnerable people, the ombu...

'Slightly Embarrassing' Rescue For Ex-Olympian

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. search and rescue crews called out to help a paddle boarder in gale-force winds instead found Olympic medallist triathlete Simon Whitfield "havin...