Pemberton Music Festival Files for Bankruptcy

The Pemberton Music Festival is facing an estimated shortfall of over $10 million and have thus filed for bankruptcy. There will be no automatic refunds for customers who have already purchased tickets for the behemoth music festival. “As PMF is now in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased. However, ticket…

LEAF COMPASSION WORKER RESPONDS TO HER ARREST BY RCMP

Vancouver Island resident Jenelle Uhler had her first — and hopefully last — taste of prison last week. She’s not too happy about it. Uhler was one of several otherwise law-abiding Canadian citizens who were swept in a recent crackdown by North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP that saw three medical marijuana dispensaries raided. The one she was…

The War on Morals: A Look into Addiction

Are prolonged prisons sentences, hefty fines, and being deemed a criminal really helping our global drug problem? The war on drugs has led us to believe that drug users suffer from a moral dilemma rather than a medical condition. In June 1971 former United States President Richard Nixon stated that drug abuse was “public enemy…

First Baby of 2017 in Vancouver Island Born in Nanaimo

The first Vancouver Island baby of 2017 was born in Nanaimo. The following is from Chek News: The first Vancouver Island baby of 2017 was born in Nanaimo. Chloe Wang was born at 2:09 a.m. on January 1. She weighed in at six pounds for the proud parents Jane and Eric. The birth came as…

20 Signs That You Might Be A Victoria-Ite

David Foster is a common conversation piece when talking with friends and family. Kale is no longer a food but a lifestyle, and everyone who doesn’t eat kale has to know that you do and that you’re better then them. You are either a UVic student, or you hate UVic students. The outcome of your…

4 Breathtaking Hikes Close to Victoria

Vancouver Island’s rainforests are some of the most beautiful in the world and luckily for us, are usually only a twenty minute drive away at the most. Here are four of the best hiking spots around Victoria with short but sweet approaches. Mt. Finlayson                          …

Victoria Getting Snowfall Tonight

The following is from the Enviornment Canada weather website: Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected. A Pacific storm will reach the South Coast tonight. This storm will bring significant snowfall amounts to the above regions as cold arctic air is entrenched over the region. The snow will begin over Vancouver Island…

10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Canada

Here are 10 interesting facts about Canada that you may not have known about! Snag, Yukon has a record lowest temperature of -63 C in 1947. That’s almost as cold as Mar’s surface. We have an estimated 3 million lakes, which is 60% of the total lakes on Earth. Our nation’s size is bigger than…

18 Year old Saanich Man Faces 18 Sex Charges

The following is from Times Colonist An 18-year-old Central Saanich man is facing 29 charges relating to sexual touching, making and possessing child pornography, and extortion involving at least 15 children.   Seamus Martin Weeks was arrested at his Central Saanich home on June 29 for offences that allegedly occurred between November 2015 and June…

People of Victoria: Kristen a.k.a. G.I. Jane

When you initially meet Kristen, your first thought is how sweet she is. Her small frame and young face radiate warmth and kindness. Then you get to know her more and you realize that her softness is combined with an unbelievable strength and courage. Kristen moved to Victoria from Quesnel to pursue paramedics training. There…

Tips for a Better UsedVic Ad

Tips for a Better UsedVictoria Ad Having bought and sold a few hundred used bicycles, as well as an assortment of other items, I’ve come up with some ways to improve your UsedVictoria (or Craigslist, or VarageSale) ad, to help sell your stuff. Title You want your ad to pop out from the long list…

Santa Spotted on Summer Vacation

 Among the large crowd that filled the grass at Rifflandia on Friday, there were a few people besides the band members who stood out. A man in a red coat and hat, with a big white beard took part in the festivities. When I asked him why he chose to represent the famous Christmas gift-giver,…

Confessions of a Bicycle Hustler

Confessions of a Bicycle Hustler Before anyone gets too excited, I’d like to point out that this post isn’t about stolen bicycles.  If you’re wondering what happens to those, this article has a few ideas. A bicycle hustler is someone who buys and then sells (flips) used bicycles for profit. A few years ago I…

All Things Bright and Beautiful

  If you ever wander into a Starbucks at just the right time, you may be lucky enough to find Martie. She’s often at a table with her no foam, no water, six pump chai-tea latte, writing out scripture from her Bible and her daily thoughts. She’s a usual at the coffee chain, brightening everyone’s…

Lifestyle for Rent

If you don’t use something everyday, you should rent it. I recently took a stand up paddleboarding course on a whim.  The course was a blast, and of course I thought about how nice it would be to have my own paddleboard to take out whenever my heart desires.  So let’s take a look at…