TOPIC: CBC VICTORIA

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.
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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.

Climber resigns from national team citing climate impact of competition travel

A Victoria-based climber has decided to resign from Team Canada due to the climate impact of travelling to competitions.

Victoria police arrest man in relation to sexual violence at restaurant

Victoria police say they have arrested a man following an investigation that began in January following reports of sexual violence at a downtown restaurant.

Victoria textile artist's work in the spotlight after being featured in hit Netflix series

Textile artist Heather Cadieux's felting work was featured on the set of the critically acclaimed show Maid, which was filmed on Vancouver Island.

Family of teen killed in Saanich crosswalk donates his organs

Kaydence Bourque died Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle on Monday night. His family made the decision to donate his organs to help eight other people.

B.C. rent bank's expanded coverage draws bump in new applications

B.C. began to provide 100 per cent rent bank coverage in late November, and many people are seeking out the service.

Canada Post vaccine mandate leads to post office closure in small B.C. island community

The residents of Lasqueti Island found themselves without postal service this week after the postmaster did not meet the Canada Post vaccine mandate requirements and was placed on unpaid leave last Friday.

Powell River paper mill shuts down operations indefinitely, over 200 workers impacted

The company says the contraction of global paper markets is partly behind their decision.

City of Victoria seeks emergency response volunteers

The City of Victoria is currently recruiting volunteers for its emergency support services team to help when disaster strikes, both large and small.

Royal B.C. Museum to close exhibits that further colonial narrative

The B.C. Royal Museum has announced it will be closing sections of the First People's gallery on its third floor as it seeks to decolonize the institution.

Plans underway to remove container ship debris, but public urged to stay away

An environmental organization says it is in talks with the Canadian Coast Guard and the owners of the MV Zim Kingston to organize the cleanup of container ship debris that has washed ashore on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island.

Ship fire out, but search continues for lost containers from vessel off B.C.'s coast

A statement from Danaos Shipping Co., which manages the MV Zim Kingston, says the specialized marine service company it hired will begin the cleanup operation on the ship.

More than 100 containers from cargo ship went overboard during B.C. storm, coast guard says

More than 100 shipping containers from the stricken cargo ship MV Zim Kingston fell overboard amid bad weather over the weekend, according to revised numbers from the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday.

Duncan man charged in Vancouver Island double homicide

The RCMP says second-degree murder charges have been laid against a man for the deaths of two people in the Vancouver Island community of Crofton.

Saanichton farm awarded B.C.'s Century Farm status for 100 years of service

Saanichton Farm on Vancouver Island has operated through climate change, droughts, and pandemics for just over 100 years.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations seeks leave to intervene in Fairy Creek appeal

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations is seeking leave to intervene in the Fairy Creek court appeal, following last month's decision to temporarily extend an injunction against old growth logging blockades on southern Vancouver Island.

Victoria masseur charged with 9 additional counts of sexual assault

Ajesh Jacob, 35, was charged with one count of sexual assault earlier this year after an incident at a downtown massage and reflexology business.

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