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…

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…

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…

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…

B.C. Will End Relocation of Dangerous Carnivores

British Columbia will no longer be relocating large carnivores once they have been in conflict with humans or habituated to human food. According to Time’s Colonist, “an updated Ministry of the Environment policy says the animals will be destroyed if aversion measures to promote fear of people cannot be implemented.” Over 700 black bears were…

The Great Trail Comes to Victoria

The Great Trail, also known as the Trans Canada Trail, has a goal to fully connect the trail by 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the trail itself. The trail is over 20,000 long and is already 87% connected. In Victoria, the trail arrives from Langford to downtown Victoria via…

Police issue cougar warning in Esquimalt

The Victoria police are warning people in Esquimalt to cautious of a possible cougar that could be roaming around. There were a number of sightings yesterday evening. Victoria police and military police responded to a call by a couple who claimed to have had a clear look at a large cat (the cougar) in their…

New Mall Sells ‘high’ Quality Marijuana Products

At Canna Mall in Victoria, every store solely sells marijuana products. This is the very first time we’re seeing a mall of this type in Canada. The mall opened in April, and services offered include vapour lounges and hydroponics equipment. Victoria plans to eventually regulate marijuana dispensaries. Ashley Abraham, who is the owner of Green…

Royal Couple Will Spend Most of B.C. visit in Victoria

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making their much-anticipated visit to Victoria next month! There will be a special welcoming ceremony will held on September 24 in Victoria (according to Heritage Canada). Although not yet confirmed, the pair’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are expected to accompany them on the trip. This is their…

Vancouver Island Athletes at Summer Olympics 2016 Rio

The Olympics are always fun to watch! Below, is list of athletes, who are from Vancouver Island and competed at the summer Olympics this year.           And there you have it! These athletes are from Vancouver Island and represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Source: Times Colonist Popular Articles:

Malahat Traffic Angers Commuters

Commuters are frustrated with the constant bottleneck traffic heading northbound through Langford. With temperatures rising, the 3 kilometer stretch between Millstream and Lee road has become a nightmare for many drivers. The main issue according to a majority of the drivers is 3 lanes trying to leave the city, which all congest into one. The…

Saanich Ranked as Vancouver Island’s Best City

Saanich has been declared the best city to live in on Vancouver Island. MoneySense magazine has determined Greater Victoria’s Saanich municipality as the best place to live on Vancouver Island. The report is based on a number of measurable factors, such as: amenities, income, weather, and affordability. The report looked at 219 communities across the…

Campfire Ban Will Begin On Vancouver Island

At noon on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, campfires and open burnings will be banned in the majority of areas of the Coastal Fire Centre. The Coastal Fire Centre is taking these precautions because of increasing temperatures with no rain expected any time soon in the region. The following activities are prohibited: Campfires, as defined by the…

Deadline for Victoria Tent City Campers on Monday

The deadline is very close for campers at Victoria’s tent city due to a Supreme Court order for them to vacate the camp by this Monday. The homeless have been living here since the fall, but last month it was decided by the Supreme Court that the camp will be closed based on safety concerns….

Protesters Tried to Stop Duncan Maple Being Cut Down

Kim Walter’s family once owned the Duncan land that the Duncan Maple stood on. During the final hour when the tree was about to be cut down, a frustrated and disappointed crowd that went through five weeks of fighting, gathering over 1700 signatures of support to stop the cut, witnessed the tree being brought down….