Victoria

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...

Legendary Train Robber's Stolen Watch Found

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Royal British Columbia Museum discovered there's no honour among thieves as a pair of bandits made off with a collection of prized watc...

Fined For Being Responsible?

CBC | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A novice Saanich driver says he's being punished for trying to do the right thing, after being fined for having no 'N' sign while drivi...

Sex Offender Steals Ferry

CP | Doug Esser, The Associated Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SEATTLE - Officials are reviewing security for a commercial U.S.-to-Canada ferry service after they say a sex offender managed to steal one of the boa...

Suspicious Man Arrested Aboard Victoria Clipper

CBC | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Police in Seattle arrested a lone man after boarding the Victoria Clipper IV passenger ferry, which was set adrift in Seattle's Elliott Bay Sunda...

$88K: The Price Of Love?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Victoria resident has lost $88,000 in an online romance scam after wiring cash to a somebody posing as an overseas love interest, according to inves...

Who Let The Dog Out?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Travelling is stressful. Even for dogs. On Sunday, an adopted street dog from Mexico got loose inside Victoria International Airport. Zander, se...

LOOK: Besties

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Sometimes two famous (and super awesome) people come together in friendship, and the result leaves the rest of us "common folk" swooning. Such is t...

Motorcyclist Acquitted Of Speeding At 299 Km/H

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A Saanich Police spokesman says the force is disappointed about the acquittal of a Victoria-area man accused of weaving his motorcycle at r...

Floating Aquarium Goes Under

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A long-standing marine attraction in Victoria's inner harbour is closing today after 40 years. The Pacific Undersea Gardens, an aquarium locate...

Crime Fighting? There's An App For That

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria police have released a mobile phone app to help them fight crime in the city, joining the Toronto police as the only two forces using an app ...

Victoria Book Store Celebrates

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Alice Munro tried selling other people's books for years, but the deeper she dove into the book-selling business, the more she believed she...

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...

Victoria Good Samaritans Honoured By Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Five people who ignored their own safety are being honoured for their efforts to help at a chaotic Victoria crash scene that had the potent...

LOOK: B.C.'s Tackiest Towns?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Here in B.C., we're pretty blessed, geographically. The mountains tower overhead, you can drive for hours through dense, colourful rainforest. Plus if...

Michael Dunahee DNA Test Results Come Back

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The DNA of the man who posted to a Canucks users forum that he may be Michael Dunahee has been tested and he is not in fact the Victoria schoolboy who...

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...

Canada's Top Themed Running Events

Marissa Schroder | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

They're the perfect antidote to the 5K blahs. Themed runs are popping up all across the country, offering runners a fresh, exciting and fun alternative to the local 5K race scene. From running on the ocean floor to being chased by zombies, we've compiled a list of Canada's most interesting, fun and festive races.

When Killer Whales Kill: Why the movie "Blackfish" Should Sink Captive Whale Programs

Annelise Sorg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Annelise Sorg

Remember Tilikum, the orca that was shipped from Victoria's Sealand to Orlando's SeaWorld after the death of a trainer? "Blackfish" shows us that wasn't the last tragedy associated with this killer whale. I watched the whole movie with a big stupid grin on my face, because I know this whale tale all too well, and there it was unfolding beautifully for public consumption on the big screen. Sitting in the theatre, I couldn't help but think of the reaction that "Blackfish" will cause within the industry, the public and the government. And that made me smile. I figure if all goes well, "Blackfish" will sink SeaWorld's captive orca whale program, just like "Free Willy" sank the program at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Have You Seen This Clock From 1876?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Victoria police hope the public will chime in with clues as officers try to locate an antique wall clock taken during a robbery in the capi...

Michael Dunahee Tip Leads To DNA Test

Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Victoria police are collecting a DNA sample from a man a tipster believes bears a striking resemblance to Michael Dunahee, the Victoria schoolboy who ...

Domestic Summer Destinations For Staying Active

Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Travel

Whether it's exploring national parks or participating in physical activities, Canadians love the outdoors. Increasingly, more and more travellers are...

B.C.'s Archaeological Quirks Are Digs At Private Property Rights

Mark Milke | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Milke

The government has acted illegally. In British Columbia, the provincial branch of the government continually demands owners of property designated as archaeologically significant pay for archaeological work before any redevelopment can proceed. It's a government arm that deems archaeological finds as publicly significant and should not burden private property owners.

Old Style for the New World

Stephanie Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Stephanie Brown

What may have begun with a few inspirational designers creating fresh interiors with traditional pieces (Vicente Wolf, Daryl Carter, for starters) now has mass-market momentum. Stores such as Restoration Hardware simply cater to our hunger, offering nothing but time-worn furniture and fixtures with that certain industrial flair. And the online shopping world is no straggler when it comes to this trend. Sites such as 1st dibs have exploded in popularity. Now featuring leading decorators and style-makers offering their curated wish-lists and wares.... And anything from Victorian chandeliers to vintage Hermes can be snatched up, for a not-so-vintage price.