Topic: cbc victoria

Homeless move to Sooke from Victoria for safety, survey hears

Point in Time survey counts 38 people without a home in semi-rural Vancouver Island community of 13,000.

B.C. government marks Francophone Day with more money for services

New money to improve programs in libraries, health and education targeted to growing population of French-speaking B.C. residents.

Spring break staycation ideas for Vancouver Island families

Chasing waterfalls, culinary tours and whale watching are among close-to-home options.

Residents of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., await decision on fate of contaminated soil

It has been a year since the province pulled the permit for a controversial landfill near Shawnigan Lake, B.C., but no decision has been made on the fate of the contaminated dirt that remains at the site.

West Coast college hosts pre-summit meetings for world leaders' 'G7 sherpas'

Teenagers talked oceans protection, gender equality with personal representatives of presidents and prime minister at summit prep meetings.

Uncharted waters: Court rules city can remove people living in Victoria's Gorge Waterway

This week, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled the City of Victoria can regulate the Gorge and can set limits on how long people can moor in its waters. It has given boaters until May 7 to get their affairs in order.

Economist pleased to see measures he proposed included in B.C. speculation tax

They changed the name of the tax, but UBC economist Tom Davidoff was pleased to see the measure he helped devise largely adopted in the B.C. government's speculation tax.

Up in the air: B.C. puts off decision on cannabis lounges

The province has set rules on where smoking or vaping cannabis will be prohibited, but it has yet to make a decision on whether it will license marijuana consumption lounges.

Richmond schools a priority as B.C. government accelerates earthquake upgrades

Only three of 28 Richmond schools have been seismically remediated, yet the buildings are at high risk of collapse in an earthquake.

Under-bridge walkway to provide new view of Victoria's working harbour

Construction of a pedestrian underpass below the new Johnson Street Bridge will connect sections of the David Foster Harbour Pathway and bypass a busy intersection.

B.C. government 'very interested' in moving open-net fish farms onto land, minister says

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, who is responsible for open-net fish farm tenures, calls closed-containment aquaculture a ‘bright spot’ in the industry's future.

Comox Valley residents 'shocked and disgusted' by proposed water bottling plant

Residents of the Vancouver Island community of Merville say a proposed water bottling facility would be bad news for local drinking water, fish and farming.

Move over blueberries — wild B.C. shrub produces contender for world's healthiest berry

Scientist who studied health components of salal berry initially didn't realize they were a traditional First Nations' food.

Canadian Screen Awards 2018: CBC B.C. wins best anchor, local newscast, local reporting

CBC British Columbia had a solid showing at 2018 Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday evening.

Disturbing Instagram video leads to arrest of B.C. high school student

Police say the student was arrested Monday after they received reports of a video of a young person firing a gun into a target with the caption “practising for school” posted to social media.