Victoria News Last 7 days

Payback budget on way

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

British Columbia's finance minister says five consecutive surplus budgets and a nation-leading economy has the government prepared to spend money after...

Come pet the tarantulas

Feb 20, 2017 / 10:55 am

Hairy-legged tarantulas and pointy-tailed scorpions send chills of fear through most people, but at the Victoria Bug Zoo they are as friendly as newborn kittens...

KD kid gets his wish

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:37 am

A six-year-old Vancouver Island boy got his wish. On Saturday, Everett Botwright received 411 boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner – and another 144 are on the...

BC raising disability rate

Feb 17, 2017 / 4:22 pm

The British Columbia government says it's raising disability assistance rates this spring by $50 per month. The provincial government says it is investing...

Confident on softwood

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:41 am

When it comes to negotiating a softwood lumber agreement, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says she prefers an unpredictable American administration,...

Cutest cop on the force

Feb 16, 2017 / 12:37 pm

He's the cutest member of the Victoria Police Department. And he needs a name. Victoria police have turned to Grade 4 students for the adorable task of...

Softwood strategizing

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:17 am

Premier Christy Clark called a special cabinet meeting today to help map British Columbia's approach to reaching a new softwood lumber trade agreement with...

First Nations deal on LNG

Feb 15, 2017 / 4:13 pm

Premier Christy Clark is touting two agreements reached with First Nations on a liquefied natural gas export plant as important milestones for the project's...

Shatner helps with KD hunt

Feb 15, 2017 / 2:45 pm

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. Feb. 15 After a huge response from the public, and even some celebrity endorsement, Everett has enough Star Wars Kraft Dinner to “last...

Cash for children's ministry

Feb 15, 2017 / 11:48 am

British Columbia's finance minister says the Children and Family Development Ministry will receive a financial boost in next week's budget. Mike de Jong...

Pot shop by daycare raided

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:49 pm

Police have shut down a marijuana dispensary that set up up shop next door to a daycare centre in Nanaimo. RCMP say they received no co-operation from the...

Man with a softwood touch

Feb 14, 2017 / 4:14 pm

A former federal cabinet minister has been appointed the B.C. government's trade envoy to try and reach a new softwood lumber deal with the United States....

Election backdrop to session

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:54 am

British Columbia politicians are back in Victoria today to kick off the final sitting of the provincial legislature before residents head to the polls. Lt.-Gov...