On The IslandCould craft beers and spirits earn VQA-style designation?May 5, 2015 | 7:03When you enter a liquor store, you often see provincial wines grouped under a sign that reads "VQA, 100 % British Columbia Wines," and now the provincial government is considering extending a VQA-type designation to beer.
On The IslandWhat you should probably know about earthquake insuranceApr 29, 2015 | 8:55Despite a very real risk of a large earthquake along the west coast, Jay Tuson, the co-owner and CEO of Megson Fitzpatrick, said many people don't actually know what their insured will cover if and when the big one hits.
On The IslandDog Watch to keep an eyes, ears and noses on VictoriaApr 27, 2015 | 4:25Victoria will employ not only the eyes and ears but the noses and tails of the community to keep it safe with the new Downtown Victoria Dog Watch Program.
On The IslandA map of Shakespeare's LondonApr 23, 2015 | 7:32Today is believed to be William Shakespeare's 451st birthday, and thans to a project at the University of Victoria, anyone can take a virtual stroll through Shakespeare's old stomping grounds in London.
On The IslandCruise ship season begins in VictoriaApr 22, 2015 | 10:27Cruise ship season has begun in Victoria, and with 229 ship visits expected, local residents are once again raising concerns about noise, traffic and dirty air.
On The IslandIsland Health to send out thousands of surgeries to private clinicsApr 10, 2015 | 7:26Island Health wants private clinics to take on up to 4,000 surgical procedures a year in an attempt to reduce wait times and free up operating rooms at hospitals.
On The IslandEmergency preparedness for petsMar 30, 2015 | 4:35Residents of B.C.'s west coast are familiar with the reminders to be prepared for a large scale earthquake — something experts say is a near certainty — pet owners are being reminded to include things for their animals in their emergency preparedness kits