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a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer

Love Ucluelet like a local

Ucluelet has always had a chill vibe everyone loves, and the stunning…

  • Jul 11, 2022
a small destination like Ucluelet fills up quickly, so if you really want to make the most of summer, aim to be less spontaneous: please plan ahead if you want to experience the most Ucluelet has to offer
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.

Rock the Park: Music fest to light up Parksville’s brand new outdoor stage

Aug. 5 to 7 festival joins 5-week Parksville Beach Fest, with activities for all ages

  • Jul 4, 2022
Zach Stevenson's Buddy Holly Tribute is one of many highlights of the Mid-Island Co-op Rock the Park Music Festival, Aug. 5 to 7.
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.

Vital Victoria Podcast: Sharing stories + building community

Don’t miss the Vital Signs survey – open til July 4

  • Jun 20, 2022
Local author, historian and longtime musician Lucky Budd is the host of the Victoria Foundation's Vital Victoria Podcast.
The Ears to You team brings state-of-the-art hearing technology right to your door.

Island mobile hearing clinic offers new tech: Not your grandma’s hearing aids!

Being active is part of life on the west coast — there’s…

  • Jun 13, 2022
The Ears to You team brings state-of-the-art hearing technology right to your door.
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.

Sun, sand + celebrations: Festival brings international sand sculptors to Parksville

Parksville Beach Festival returns July 14 to Aug. 21 with activities for all ages

  • Jun 13, 2022
At the heart of the Parksville Beach Festival is the Sand Sculpting Competition, attracting professional sculptors from all over the world.
Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.

Why are energy-efficient picture windows gaining momentum in Victoria?

It is no secret that new windows add value to your house,…

  • Jun 13, 2022
Window replacement is a perfect home renovation project in Victoria, and picture windows have gained momentum as one of the most demanded units.
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to the streets of Greater Victoria Saturday, Aug. 20 – a celebration of cycling and Southern Vancouver Island for locals and visitors alike.  Jennifer Letham Photography.

Calling all cyclists: Your Tour de Victoria begins here!

Register today for Ryder Hesjedal’s mass cycling event, Aug. 20

  • Jun 6, 2022
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to the streets of Greater Victoria Saturday, Aug. 20 – a celebration of cycling and Southern Vancouver Island for locals and visitors alike.  Jennifer Letham Photography.
The walled garden at Royal Roads was rebuilt in 2018, and these young fruit trees are being espaliered so that the warmth of the wall can help their fruit ripen.

Ask an arborist: What is espalier, and how can it help my fruit trees?

Learn more about pruning fruit trees to save space and increase production!

  • Jun 6, 2022
The walled garden at Royal Roads was rebuilt in 2018, and these young fruit trees are being espaliered so that the warmth of the wall can help their fruit ripen.
Have a short film idea? No experience is required to apply. Send in your application to storyhive.com/apply before 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PT on June 28, 2022. Photo credit: TELUS STORYHIVE

Indigenous Filmmakers: Apply now for career-changing funding, mentorship

Filmmakers share how STORYHIVE opened doors and empowered Indigenous-led storytelling

  • Jun 1, 2022
Have a short film idea? No experience is required to apply. Send in your application to storyhive.com/apply before 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PT on June 28, 2022. Photo credit: TELUS STORYHIVE
The design-build process is one MAC Renovations has developed and fine-tuned over their 41 years – a way of not only streamlining the process for clients, but providing more value for their renovation dollars.

Does your house cause you pain? Here’s how to find the cure!

A robust design-build process is key to a successful renovation

  • May 30, 2022
The design-build process is one MAC Renovations has developed and fine-tuned over their 41 years – a way of not only streamlining the process for clients, but providing more value for their renovation dollars.
The Ears to You van can get to your door to provide you with the best in state-of-the-art hearing technology.

From north to south and east to west, mobile hearing clinic has the Island covered!

No matter who you are, one thing we can all agree on…

  • May 23, 2022
The Ears to You van can get to your door to provide you with the best in state-of-the-art hearing technology.
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”

What does community mean to you? Victoria’s Vital Signs wants to know!

17th citizen survey explores what’s working, what needs attention in Greater Victoria

  • May 23, 2022
The Victoria Foundation's 17th annual Victoria's Vital Signs citizen survey digs a little deeper into the idea of community – specifically, “What does community mean to you?”
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson – and Vancouver fire fighter – Sebastian Sevallo shows off one of this year’s Grand Prize homes, in Lake Country.

Every ticket changes a life

Support our health care heroes – and get in to win a $2.7 million Grand Prize

  • May 23, 2022
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson – and Vancouver fire fighter – Sebastian Sevallo shows off one of this year’s Grand Prize homes, in Lake Country.
September 14, 2021 -Daksha Narsing at her company offices, Daksha's Gourmet Spices. Don Denton photograph

The recipe for delicious, home-cooked Indian fusion cuisine is here!

Victoria couple has been producing gourmet Indian spices and recipes since 1996

  • May 16, 2022
September 14, 2021 -Daksha Narsing at her company offices, Daksha's Gourmet Spices. Don Denton photograph
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.

Innovative entrepreneurial ideas sought for Port Alberni’s iconic train station

Business, non-profits, social enterprises all encouraged to submit proposals

  • May 16, 2022
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.

Holy haggis! 159th Victoria Highland Games Celtic Festival is back

World-class festival returns to Topaz Park May 21 and 22

  • May 9, 2022
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.

Channelling the power of AI to improve hearing

Technology has come a long way to help those with hearing loss hear better

  • May 9, 2022
Individual differences, and different environments, affect how we experience hearing challenges.