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A group fishing off Greater Victoria had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a trio of young orcas on Jan. 17. (Courtesy Craig Twidale)

VIDEO: Young orcas caught showboating off Greater Victoria

Group fishing near Race Rocks films rare encounter with killer whales

 

The province will be spraying spongy moth insecticide at seven sites around Vancouver Island in the spring to prevent the invasive species from becoming established. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province plans spring sprayings to prevent invasive spongy moths in Greater Victoria

The insects pose a threat to trees, crops and the economy, ministry says

 

For a run-with-a-view, jog along Victoria’s extensive waterfront. You may have dip between dogs, cars and cyclists if you’re going for more than a few kilometres, but the ocean and mountain scenery is sure to inspire. Photo courtesy Destination Victoria.

A runner’s guide to Victoria, BC

It’s winter in Canada, which means that across the country runners must…

  • Jan 3, 2023

 

Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 exhibition is at the Royal BC Museum through April 16. © Dmitry Kokh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition brings the world to the Royal BC Museum

One of the most-anticipated events of winter has returned to Victoria, to…

Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 exhibition is at the Royal BC Museum through April 16. © Dmitry Kokh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo courtesy the Royal BC Museum
Thomas Flegel and fiancée Grace welcomed a baby daughter, Poppy Jane Phoenix Flegel, on Dec. 9, three days after a fire destroyed Bowser Automotive. (Submitted photo)
Thomas Flegel and fiancée Grace welcomed a baby daughter, Poppy Jane Phoenix Flegel, on Dec. 9, three days after a fire destroyed Bowser Automotive. (Submitted photo)
A 4.6-magnitude earthquake was registered off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Dec 6. (Courtesy of Earthquakes Canada)

4.6-magnitude earthquake hits off west coast of Vancouver Island

Tuesday’s event was the third quake off the Island’s coast in last weeks

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake was registered off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Dec 6. (Courtesy of Earthquakes Canada)
BC Hydro’s power outages map, just after 9 a.m on Saturday, Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Thousands in Greater Victoria still without power after major windstorm

More than 100 crews continue to repair damaged power lines, power poles

BC Hydro’s power outages map, just after 9 a.m on Saturday, Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)
The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied

Accessible travel guides launched for the Vancouver Island region

The Vancouver Island Region now has a series of accessible travel guides…

The Paradise Meadows boardwalk at Mount Washington is totally accessible to TrailRiders, allowing those with mobility issues to enjoy the beauty of the park. Photo supplied
Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Seaweed industry looking at potential to scale up production on Vancouver Island

Seaweed farming’s economic and environmental benefits discussed at economic summit in Nanaimo

Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)

6 people taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash near Horne Lake

One patient airlifted to hospital in serious condition

An air ambulance like this one transported a patient in serious condition to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 19 north of Horne Lake Road on Oct. 31. (File photo)
Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Girls just want to have chum: New southern resident killer whale a female

The whale, named K45, is the first born to K-pod since 2011

Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Rain is expected to return on Oct. 21 after three months of almost no precipitation and hot weather in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Big shift’ to rainy, cool fall weather headed for Greater Victoria after drought

Rain in the week-long forecast starts Friday after just two millimetres since July

Rain is expected to return on Oct. 21 after three months of almost no precipitation and hot weather in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bright lights have been a concern in Electoral Area F. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island residents ask politicians to help them remain in the dark

Preserving dark skies seen as crucial in Coombs/Errington area

Bright lights have been a concern in Electoral Area F. (PQB News file photo)
Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Girls just want to have chum: New southern resident killer whale a female

The whale, named K45, is the first born to K-pod since 2011

Southern resident killer whale calf, named K45, has been identified as a girl. (Courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Victoria is the second-best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. Black Press Media file photo

Victoria named the 2nd-best small city in the world in Conde Nast readers’ choice awards

Visitors call Victoria the second-best small city in the world to visit…

Victoria is the second-best small city to visit according to the 35th annual Conde Nast reader awards. Black Press Media file photo
Island Health’s new chief medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Island Health’s new top medical officer eyes toxic drug crisis, health inequities

Dr. Reka Gustafson speaks on her goals to recover from the pandemic and more

Island Health’s new chief medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
In Tofino, autumn unites the best of both seasons with hiking, arts and culture, wildlife viewing, a renowned food scene and of course, world-class surfing. Photo courtesy Hotel Zed

It’s Back to Cool time in Tofino

Hotel Zed welcomes visitors with fun + funky fall promotion

  • Sep 26, 2022
In Tofino, autumn unites the best of both seasons with hiking, arts and culture, wildlife viewing, a renowned food scene and of course, world-class surfing. Photo courtesy Hotel Zed
A recent photograph of Ottavio Cutillo. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: RCMP seek witness after man goes missing on Vancouver Island

Police in Parksville want to talk to driver of Chevy Silverado with Ontario plates

A recent photograph of Ottavio Cutillo. (Submitted photo)
Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Events shut down at B.C. resort co-owned by ex-Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell

Tofino Resort and Marina responds to allegations of ‘highly inappropriate behaviour’

Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.

Has it been a while? Rediscover walkable, remarkable Parksville Downtown.

We’re more than just a pretty beach!

  • Sep 12, 2022
Parksville’s world-famous sandy beach is beautiful, but there’s lots more to discover in its inviting and walkable downtown.