Deer cull planned for Oak Bay

Oak Bay Municipal Council has approved participation in a Capital Regional District (CRD) pilot project that would result in the trapping and killing of 25 deer in the municipality. The…

B.C. Transit tests mid-sized bus in Victoria

A brand new mid-sized bus is sliding through Victoria’s streets for the next couple of weeks. Known as a MiDi bus, this slimmer, shorter bus has been gliding along Victoria…

Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate looks to propel youth arts

“I really believe there are so many young people in this town that are revolutionizing spoken word.” That’s a quote from Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate (YPL), Morgan Purvis. Purvis,…

Garry Oak Restoration Project strives to preserve Garry oak ecosystems

Chances are, most people know what a  Garry oak is. They’ve walked under them in parks and on shaded streets.  What some might not know is the important role they…

Sex workers in Victoria get by with little help from their friends

UPDATE: According to the PEERS website (safersexwork.ca), the PEERS drop-in centre is now only open for a couple of hours one day a week, due to funding cuts. While its Elements…

Sagacity: Victoria’s local alternative lifestyle society

Sagacity is Victoria’s longest running alternative lifestyle society, founded in 2000. In the time since then, alternative, kink, fetish, and BDSM lifestyles have become a little more mainstream due to…

Victoria welcomes 50 new Tibetan residents

The Project Tibet Society held a public forum Jan. 24, to inform the public of a project resettling up to 50 Tibetans in Victoria. The 50 people to take up…

Community meets to discuss future of B.C. schools

On Jan. 23, members of the community assembled at UVic for a panel discussion on signs and potential dangers of schools in B.C. moving to privatization and commercialization. The panel…

Royal B.C. Museum recovers stolen pieces of B.C. history

It wasn’t quite like the well-executed heists people have come accustomed to seeing in Hollywood action films such as Ocean’s Eleven or The Thomas Crown Affair. There were no Brad…

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