Top 10 Restaurants in Victoria

Making a top ten list is always hard, but especially harder when food is involved. At the end of the day, one’s taste in food is solely dependent on the individual. The restaurants listed below are in our opinion, the top ten best places to eat here! Brasserie L’Ecole IL Terrazzo Ristorante OLO Restaurant John’s…

Snowfall Warning Issued for Victoria

The Government of Canada’s weather website has issued a snowfall warning for Victoria, B.C. The following is from their website. Snow today and tonight. Greater Victoria: Rain is expected at sea level but higher elevation routes, including the Malahat, will get 5 to 10 cm of snow today with another 5 cm this evening. East…

Victoria Ranked 4th Best for Real Estate Investment in B.C.

The Real Estate Investment Network has officially ranked Victoria as the 4th best place in the province of British Columbia for real estate investment. According to the report, one of Victoria’s key advantages is its strong rental market. It has a vacancy rate in the B.C. of 0.5 per cent, which is extremely low. Rental cash flows are the lifeblood of…

Victoria Ranked as the 2nd Best Small City in the World

Victoria has been recognized by the Condé Nast’s Reader’s Choice Award as our city was ranked the second best small city in the world, outside the United States. Please have a look at a small quote from Condé Nast. As a former British colony, Victoria retains stately mansions and picturesque gardens perfect for walking and…

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…