Victoria

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.

The 20 Best Restaurants in British Columbia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

I just returned from a two-week journey to British Columbia that I didn't anticipate being a mind-blowing culinary tour. We like lists at Vacay.ca, so here are the 20 best places I dined in British Columbia during the past two weeks.

Canada's Largest Kidnapping Investigation Seeks Fresh Tips

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the disappearance of four-year-old Michael Dunahee, but police say they haven't stopped looking.Dunahe...

Victoria Fire Victims Saved Just In Time

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VIEW ROYAL, B.C. - A nine-year-old Vancouver Island girl has been severely injured in an early morning house fire in the Victoria-area community of Vi...

B.C. Leper Colony's Little Known History

Steffani Cameron | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Steffani Cameron

These days, one landing on D'Arcy Island is likely to be a kayaker enjoying its remote beauty. But 122 years ago, that haven must have been desperately lonely, isolating, and even terrifying for those immigrant lepers just shuttled off and left to quietly live a life of struggle, or quietly die as they please.

Victoria Homeless Deaths Spike

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An anti-poverty group in Victoria wants the regional coroner to hold an inquest into 30 deaths among the city's street population over the past four m...

Victoria House Fire Victims Named

CBC | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE: The third victim has been identified as Georgia Paige Klap, 22, of Victoria, by the B.C. Coroners Service. Friends and family are mourning...

Pocket Dial Scream Call Alerts 911

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When a woman in Victoria got a call from her daughter's cellphone and heard terrified screams, she immediately dialled 911.It turned out th...

Why Can't Victoria Police Be More Like Ottawa's Force?

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Apparently the illegal scanning of licence plates by Victoria police will continue until fixes are implemented. Unlike their counterparts in Saanich and Ottawa, Victoria police have no intention of switching off the cameras during privacy compliance upgrades.