Vancouver Island

Rumoured Justin Trudeau vacation sparks contention in Tofino - Tofino

Rumours are swirling that Justin Trudeau and his family are headed to Tofino for the third consecutive summer, but the Canadian Prime Minister’s …

Canada

Electric Sex Panther Phillips Backyard Weekender, Victoria BC, July 20

Published Jul 21, 2018<p>7<p>Victoria's evolving R&B/soul collective Electric Sex Panther presented as a six-piece band between keys, drums, bass, guitar …

Victoria, BC

Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake

The Pacific Northwest last saw a big earthquake about 300 years ago. Scientists widely expect the region to experience a similar event every 500 …

University of Washington

Live: Kim Bolan covers the Hells Angels’ 35th anniversary party in Nanaimo

Crime reporter Kim Bolan is in Nanaimo to cover the 35th anniversary of the first Hells Angels chapters in B.C. She will be live-tweeting events …

Hells Angels

Former Langford resident wins prestigious winemaker award

A former Langford resident and Belmont Secondary grad has made it into the wine industry’s history books.<p>Cherie Spriggs was recently named sparkling …

Victoria, BC

Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Every summer when the temperature gets hot enough, young people bring their tubes and inflatable pool toys – and usually beers – to float down the …

Social Media

View Royal amends zoning bylaw for liveaboard vessels

The Town of View Royal has amended a zoning bylaw for liveaboard vessels that it has had for years.<p>Liveaboard vessels are not permitted by the Town, …

British Columbia

Hells Angels marking 35th anniversary in B.C. with party in Nanaimo

As the Hells Angels mark their 35th anniversary with a party in Nanaimo this weekend, police say the group continues to expand in B.C. despite a …

Crime

Seven people rescued after fishing boat takes on water near Pender Harbour

A pleasure boat swooped in to rescue seven people on board a nearby sports fishing boat which was taking on water early Friday evening.The 31-foot …

Boating

Volunteers search for remains of missing fishermen near Tofino

Members of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation were back on the waters off Tofino Friday, refusing to give up on the search for the three fishermen …

Kayaking

No easy solutions for Quamichan Lake’s deadly algae, report states

Dealing with the excessive nutrient levels in Quamichan Lake will take many years of dedicated effort, according to scientists studying the …

British Columbia

From hot dog to not dog: stuffed toy prompts car break in

A Victoria couple had an unpleasant surprise when they came back to their car and found their window smashed in.<p>A different couple nearby had seen a …

Victoria, BC

Plans for Saanich’s Nigel Valley to step out of shadow

Plans for a major housing development in Saanich’s urban core are becoming more concrete as the redevelopment of the Nigel Valley area near Municipal …

British Columbia

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

No structures have been lost in the 14 wildfires still burning along the Okanagan corridor.<p>Glen Burgess, with the BC Wildfire Service, held a press …

Victoria, BC

Learning he was homeless, I invited him for coffee and Linda’s cookies.

<b>Art Martens</b><p><b>livingsignificantly.ca</b><p>Meeting Murray on the street in Hedley stirred my interest in homelessness. He was making adjustments on his heavily …

Homelessness

Inside the music

<i>It is the Granddaddy of all Vancouver Island music festivals.</i><p><i>Sunfest may the hot new kid in town, and the Symphony Splash might have a higher profile</i> …

Festivals

Big-time racing on tap in Langford this month

Late summer is when the action at Western Speedway really heats up, with three of the biggest race weekends of the season in store.<p>Aug. 17-18 sees …

Classic Cars

This Ucluelet Resort Puts The Ocean In Oceanfront Resort

Ucluelet Resort Offers a Slice of West Coast Paradise<p>Have you ever been to Ucluelet before? Neither have I but that is about to change. You probably …

Ucluelet

Connelly: Pack a towel, head for these stunning NW Ocean beaches

Beaches

5 Family Vacations for All Ages That We Loved

When you need something that works for the 4-year-old and the 14-year-old.<p>We've been there: It's tough trying to plan a family vacation that will accommodate a toddler's nap schedule and a sulky teen's antipathy toward...everything. You kind of want to just pick a beach resort with a lazy river and …

Galapagos

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Two crew members were rescued after falling off of a cruise ship moored at Ogden Point Thursday evening.<p>The Explorer of the Seas, a ship from Royal …

Royal Caribbean

Tilray shares end IPO week up more than 70 per cent

Tilray Inc. continued its stock market tear on Friday, leaping a further 32 per cent on its second day of trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.<p>The …

Stock Markets

No kids allowed to play in street, Canadian neighborhood decrees

<b>The "war on fun" is playing out on Vancouver Island and epitomizes the absurd battle between powerful car-drivers and vulnerable …

Sustainability

Fighter airplane made famous during Battle of Britain visits Windsor

A reclaimed Spitfire aircraft that has been fully refurbished to resemble a plane flown by RCAF Flight Lieut. Arnold “Rosey” Roseland on 65 sorties …

Airports

Happy Anniversary to the “You’ve Seen Junior’s Grades” “YEM”

It's Friday, it's festival season, and whether you're cooped up in an office or already getting down at Peach Fest, we all want to be outdoors, …

British Columbia

Pressure starts early for Langford-based rugby sevens teams

The Langford-based Canadian men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams begin play today at AT&T Park in San Francisco in their respective World Cup …

Rio Olympics

Pump Track World Championship Qualifier - Germany

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is a global series hosting qualifiers in over 20 countries ahead of the World Final at the Jones Center in …

Mountain Biking

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

The mammoth Site C hydro-electric project is seriously behind schedule, plagued by quality problems and marked by secrecy, says an assessment by an …

BC Hydro

Death penalty decision delayed for man charged in 1987 deaths of Saanich couple

Prosecutors in Washington state have until the end of November to decide whether to seek the death penalty in the 1987 slayings of a young Saanich …

Crime

Convicted killer Nicholas Butcher to face parole eligibility hearing | The Star

The Crown had argued Butcher deliberately killed Johnston, 32, after realizing their relationship was deteriorating.<p>“This case is about a man who had …

Crime