Citizens for Safe Technology takes action against B.C. Hydro

The group Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) and its supporters have initiated legal action against B.C. Hydro for its implementation of the Smart Meter. They believe the Smart Meter invades…

Downtown smoking areas restricted by bylaws

Smokers are being pushed farther and farther away from the non-smoking public as the Capital Regional District (CRD) board recently amended its Clean Air policy. The policy formerly banned lit…

Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs helps new businesses get started

It’s Small Business Month this month. Getting a dream off the ground can be a daunting task for most people; however, UVic’s Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (ICE) in the Gustavson…

Mayor kicks off Fire Prevention Week outside City Hall

In the early hours of Monday, Oct. 7, Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin stood before a small crowd of firefighters and onlookers outside City Hall and ushered in the start of…

Murray Rankin hosts 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

ust over a dozen people gathered in front of the Ogden Breakwater on the morning of Sept. 28 for the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, hosted by Victoria MP…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

New report suggests critical impact of homelessness on Victoria residents

With the cost of living index rising compared to incomes, the homelessness situation continues to have a critical impact on residents, according to a new report titled “Facing Homelessness.” The…

St. Ann’s spiritual walking tours bring new twist to history

The inside of St. Ann’s Academy, once crumbling from rot and disuse, now paints a warmer picture of growth and renewed importance. Although the 1920s-themed interior is the product of…

B.C. Transit seeks public input

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) is seeking feedback from users on its plan to improve service in the city. The Transit Future Bus—an out-of-service vehicle retrofitted to serve as…

‘Amalgamation Yes’ aims to restructure Greater Victoria

Three cities, seven districts, two towns, and a township make up what is known as Greater Victoria. Spanning from Sidney to North Saanich and all the way down to Sooke,…

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