Victoria News

Forget Channing, go Ryan!

Feb 20, 2019 / 11:54 am

A couple staying at Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point asked for Channing Tatum. They got Ryan Reynolds. The couple made the somewhat unusual request to have a...

Birth control for urban deer

Feb 20, 2019 / 11:20 am

A contraception program to reduce the population of habituated, urban deer is one step closer in the Victoria-area District of Oak Bay. Councillors have...

Weapons, drugs seized

Feb 20, 2019 / 10:04 am

The Canadian Armed Forces backed up RCMP in a Vancouver Island raid that saw weapons and drugs seized from a home in Sooke. The haul included a semi-automatic...

Record capital spending

Feb 19, 2019 / 2:33 pm

The B.C. government says its capital spending program will reach its highest level ever in 2019-20, with $20.1 billion being spent on construction projects. The...

New child benefit

Feb 19, 2019 / 2:31 pm

A new benefit will provide families in British Columbia with tax relief, depending on their household income and the number of children they have. The B.C....

How BC budget goes green

Feb 19, 2019 / 2:27 pm

The B.C. government is offering financial support for homeowners who want to retrofit their homes to make them more energy efficient and drivers who want to...

Budget offers 'helping hand'

Feb 19, 2019 / 2:21 pm

The B.C. government maintained its focus on providing programs to help families cope financially in its latest budget Tuesday, following efforts a year ago to...

BC budget highlights

Feb 19, 2019 / 2:09 pm

Highlights of British Columbia's 2019-20 budget presented Tuesday: A new Child Opportunity Benefit will replace an existing tax program for families next...

Concrete plant up in flames

Feb 19, 2019 / 6:37 am

Fire destroyed a concrete plant in Sooke Sunday evening. The blaze roared only metres from a local school. "There are many complexities when dealing with...

It's budget day in BC

Feb 19, 2019 / 6:17 am

British Columbia's finance minister says poverty and climate change are major focus areas of the budget she will deliver today. Carole James says the budget...

Carole James hypes budget

Feb 18, 2019 / 6:12 pm

British Columbia Finance Minister Carole James spent Family Day highlighting the family focus of the budget she will present Tuesday. The minority New Democrat...

LNG firm pulls the plug

Feb 18, 2019 / 8:23 am

A Vancouver Island First Nation says a Vancouver-based liquefied natural gas company has pulled out of a planned LNG development just months after it was...

More scandal brewing

Feb 17, 2019 / 7:48 am

More damaging reports are expected in B.C.'s legislature scandal. Alan Mullen, chief of staff to Speaker Darryl Plecas, says a rebuttal to detailed...

Driving a rolling igloo

Feb 17, 2019 / 7:34 am

Coastal drivers may not be used to driving in the recent snow, but common sense dictates you brush the white stuff off before hitting the highway. Yet another...

Budget goes social, green

Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00 am

B.C.'s finance minister says the budget she tables Tuesday undertakes development of social, environmental and economic initiatives as other provinces...

Guilty plea in shooting

Feb 15, 2019 / 1:51 pm

A guilty plea has been entered in connection with a fatal shooting at a Nanaimo hotel in 2017. Brandon Tyler Woody of Victoria pleaded guilty to second-degree...

Anchor find historic?

Feb 15, 2019 / 6:58 am

A diver's discovery off Quadra Island could be of historical significance. Richard Hamer of Campbell River spotted an old anchor on the bottom this week,...

Taxi conflict, ruling sought

Feb 14, 2019 / 12:18 pm

B.C.'s Opposition Liberals and the New Democrat member of the legislature who is accused of a conflict of interest have both asked the province's...

Three quakes hit off coast

Feb 14, 2019 / 10:33 am

Three earthquakes struck northwest of Vancouver Island Wednesday. The first struck just before 3 p.m. about 188 kilometres west of Port Hardy, registering a 4.1...

Rat-sled collision on cam

Feb 13, 2019 / 9:50 pm

The collision between a teenage tobogganer and a rodent was caught in a viral video this week. Cole Salsman, 17, had his GoPro camera recording as he slid down...