Topic: cbc victoria

WHL's B.C. Division clubs cleared to play in Kamloops, Kelowna bubbles

The Western Hockey League announced Tuesday that it has been granted approval by the B.C. Provincial Health Office to play in bubble environments in Kamloops and Kelowna this season.

Plan for temporary tiny-home village in Victoria made of shipping containers gets closer to reality

The 30 units fabricated out of 15 shipping containers will be located in a city-owned parking lot on Caledonia Avenue and staffed 24/7 in an effort to help people living rough in the provincial capital transition into stable housing.

Conservation officer fired for refusing to kill bear cubs sues to get his job back

A former conservation officer who made international headlines in 2015 for refusing to kill two orphaned bear cubs is suing to get his job back and his lost pay returned.

Estate of slain Hells Angels prospect who led double life split between spouses in court battle

Michael Widner’s death in March 2017 left a lot of questions unanswered — and not just for the investigators tasked with solving the targeted killing of a Hells Angels prospect. Widner’s wife learned her husband had been maintaining a “marriage-like relationship” with another woman.

165 people died of an illicit drug overdose in B.C. in January, coroner reports

The BC Coroners Service says 165 people died of a suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths in January, marking the largest-ever number of lives lost due to illicit drugs in the first month of a calendar year.

Police arrest man after gasoline poured on occupied tent in Victoria park

Police in Victoria are investigating reports that a suspect poured gasoline on a tent with a woman and dog inside and threatened to light it on fire.



Pioneering doctor spoke up for seniors-care reform right up to his medically assisted death at age 98

Dr. Ronald Bayne was one of Canada's first geriatricians and an advocate for seniors throughout his career, right up to until his death through medical assistance in dying. "I shall not go into long term care," he said as his family grappled with his decision.

IIO agrees to Indigenous civilian monitor to assist probe into police shooting of Tla-o-qui-aht Nation man

B.C's police watchdog has committed to appointing a Tla-o-qui-aht civilian monitor into its investigation of the police shooting of 28-year-old Julian Jones, an Indigenous man. 

Indigenous man shot dead by Tofino RCMP, B.C. police watchdog investigating

A young Tla-o-qui-aht man, identified as 28-year-old Julian Jones, was shot dead by Tofino RCMP in a residence on Saturday night. B.C.'s police watchdog is investigating the incident.

NASA's Perseverance rover to drill into Mars using part made on Vancouver Island

A Vancouver Island company has provided a drill bit that will be used to pierce the surface of the red planet and collect core samples that will be brought back to earth.

New business owners who don't qualify for COVID-19 aid petition Ottawa for help

Hospitality businesses that did not earn revenue in 2019 are not eligible for federal government support and hundreds have signed a petition saying they should be included in support programs because they have non-reversable financial commitments.

150 years of racism in B.C. chronicled in new book

A new book looks at historically racist policies and how they tie into anti-racism movements in B.C. today.

5 years on, Syrian refugees in Victoria reflect on hardships and successes in a new home

CBC recently caught up with a few of the several hundred Syrian refugees who have settled in Victoria over the past five years, to learn of their challenges and celebrate their accomplishments.

Mark the end of Black History Month with a Motown performance by this B.C. vocal powerhouse

Vancouver singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos will perform soul classics as well as original songs from her 2020 Western Canadian Music Award-winning album BLOOM BURN in a live show streaming Feb. 27.

First Nation and steelworkers' union ink deal to access timber, create jobs on Vancouver Island

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 say the new agreement means members of both groups could economically benefit from uncut wood in the Alberni Valley area.

Argument over physical distancing ends with father being stabbed in front of family

An argument over physical distancing in a Nanaimo mall parking lot quickly escalated into a violent stabbing late Wednesday afternoon.

Statue of Queen Elizabeth II found beheaded in Victoria park

Victoria Police say they are investigating whether the beheading of a statue of Queen Elizabeth II is connected to other recent acts of violence and vandalism.

Police issue over $900 in tickets to 2 BC Ferries' passengers for not wearing masks

Nanaimo RCMP said they were called to the Departure Bay ferry terminal to meet the Queen of Cowichan, which was arriving from Horseshoe Bay just after midnight Sunday, to escort two women off the vessel.

Victoria to pay police force to protect bylaw officers visiting homeless camps in city parks

Victoria's police chief says bylaw officers have been threatened with violence by some campers. City council voted to spend $75,000 on police officers who will accompany city staff to parks occupied by campers.

B.C. graduate launches award for Black students at Royal Roads University

Donneil McNab has established a financial award for students of Afro-heritage descent, the first of its kind at Royal Roads University, after her experience as one of the only Black students on the Vancouver Island campus.

Film screenings organized for and by mental health patients in Victoria come to an end

A popular film series in Victoria, B.C., organized by and for peoples struggling with mental illness has had to call it quits after more than 26 years.

B.C. government workers in Westshore get office space closer to home

About 2,000 public service employees live in the Westshore area and have long-advocated for a local office space that would reduce the time and money they spend commuting to Victoria.

BC Ferries starts consultations on new schedule for Gulf Islands service

BC Ferries is seeking input from residents of the Southern Gulf Islands as it prepares to introduce a larger ferry to the routes in 2022.

New baby orca born to southern resident killer whale community

The Center for Whale Research in Washington state confirms a baby orca has been born to L pod, one of three family groups that make up the West Coast's endangered southern resident killer whale population. 

'She looked after a lot of people': Beloved 'Namgis elder, Lilly Whonnock, dies of COVID-19

Daughter Linda Whonnock reflects on the loss of her mother, who, as a community leader and post-secondary elder-in-residence, was like a mother to so many.