B.C. family who lost brother challenges hospital procedures for discharging patients under Mental Health Act

Following the death of their brother, a B.C. family is speaking out, demanding better hospital practices around the involvement of loved ones in the treatment and discharge of patients under the Mental Health Act.

Residents evacuated from Langford apartments say city's financial assistance isn't enough

After residents of RidgeView Place were told to move out after the building was deemed structurally unsafe, they can now apply for financial assistance for rent and other expenses. Funds of up to $2,000 are available based on the needs and income of the residents.

'Just irresponsible': Victoria police chief upset at possible elimination of late night task force

The Victoria Police Department (VicPD) is speaking out after learning its late-night task force could be on the chopping block as Victoria city council prepares to set its budget.

No place for home: CBC series dives into Victoria's housing crisis

Many Greater Victoria residents told the CBC that a lack of units and affordability has them reconsidering their futures in the third-most expensive rental market in Canada.

Climate activists toss pink paint on Royal B.C. Museum's mammoth replica

A centrepiece of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria, Woolly the mammoth, was defaced with pink paint by protesters trying to draw attention to climate change.

Budget for Royal B.C. Museum facility balloons to $270M

The new Royal B.C. Museum collections and research building set to be built in the Victoria suburb of Colwood is now projected to cost almost $100 million more than the original estimate, according to figures released by the B.C. government.

Ukrainians in B.C. look back on the year since Russia invaded Ukraine

One year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, those who fled the country and found refuge in B.C. share their story. 

Ucluelet high school student designs Pink Shirt Day Canada emblem

Grade 12 student Koyah Morgan of Ucluelet, B.C., speaks with CBC’s All Points West host Jason D'Souza about designing the emblem for Pink Shirt Day Canada's 2023 campaign. 

B.C. cities consider paws-ibility of regulating cats outdoors

Victoria is the only major B.C. city that explicitly says cats must be on a leash in public areas, or their owners will face a $150 fine.

Fairy Creek protester acquitted of criminal contempt due to RCMP failure to give proper notice

Ruling could have implications for the remaining 180 old growth logging protesters who are still facing criminal contempt charges.

Federal prosecutors approve 41 charges against 4 alleged drug traffickers on Vancouver Island

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. says it worked with the RCMP's federal Serious Organized Crime Unit on the file that targeted the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and its affiliates on Vancouver Island.

Housing, public safety, top concerns in Victoria mayoral race

Housing affordability and availability, along with public safety, are top of mind as Victoria voters head to the polls on Oct. 15. 

Victoria councillors defer vote on contentious housing strategy to next council

Council in Victoria has voted to defer a much-anticipated decision on a contentious housing initiative that could effectively rezone all single-family properties in the city to allow for other types of housing to be built.

Facebook fails to get accused fraudster's $50M lawsuit tossed from B.C. court

Facebook has lost its bid to toss out a $50-million B.C. lawsuit from an alleged scam artist over an “imposter page” that used his name and likeness.

A teen was held at gunpoint in a Vancouver bank 51 years ago. The Saanich shootout took her back

Nearly one month after a fatal bank shootout in Saanich, B.C., a woman who survived another armed BMO robbery in 1971 shares her own story of healing.

Saanich, B.C., shootout witnesses recount lasting 'terrifying trauma' of bank robbery

Police in Saanich, B.C., announced Saturday that they're letting locals back into what was for days a crime scene, nearly a week after a shootout left six officers wounded and two bank robbers dead. But for witnesses to the deadly violence last Tuesday, the trauma of the events lingers.

Royal B.C. Museum to be rebuilt at the cost of $789M

Renewal of the provincial landmark is expected to take over seven years with the new museum scheduled to open in 2030.
Audio Series

A crisis in care: CBC series examines Victoria's family doctor shortage

CBC Victoria dives into the reasons behind the family doctor crisis, its impacts and some possible solutions in this special radio series.

B.C. has the longest wait times for walk-in clinics compared to other provinces, new data finds

B.C. residents wait an average of 58 minutes to see a doctor at a walk-in clinic, more than double the national average, according to Medimap.

Ukrainian priest, family narrowly escape house fire after arson attack

Three girls had to be lowered by their mother out of the second floor window to the father and two bystanders waiting below, according to the Victoria Fire Department.

Octopus houses and clam gardens: What ancient sea harvesting practices can teach us about sustainability

A new interactive map explains how Indigenous people, for thousands of years, stewarded the ocean and were able to adapt to changing environments to survive.

After 2 years of isolation, Vancouver filmmaker looks to strangers for connection

Many British Columbians have felt deeply disconnected and isolated from their friends, family and community as the virus continues to mutate and adapt.

Omicron-related staff shortages force temporary closure of 11 LifeLabs locations in B.C.

The locations shuttered Wednesday for at least two weeks are in the Lower Mainland, Victoria and Kamloops, while another three locations have announced reduced hours of operation.

All Victoria police may be put on front-line duties as city prepares for COVID-19 surge

Police, fire departments and school boards are among many agencies and businesses across British Columbia making plans in case large numbers of workers call in sick as COVID-19 cases surge.

Fans of Canadian artist, writer Emily Carr celebrate her 150th birthday

Monday marks the 150th birthday of iconic Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr.