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…

Your Victoria Bucket List

Your Victoria Bucket List   If you’re dreaming of a life of adventure, but can’t make it out of Victoria at the moment, there are a surprising number of amazing experiences you can have here in the city.  I’ve compiled a short ‘Victoria Bucket List’ of microadventures you can take here in the Garden City,…

10 Sensational Parks to Visit in September

It’s still summer, but the leaves have started to drop, and their shades have transformed from lush verdant greens to multiple interpretations of smouldering flame. Leaves on the trail path seem to invite us, like natural carpets, woven leaf by leaf, readying for our visit. Here are ten favourites that might be right around the corner from…

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…

The 20 Most Popular Baby Names in Victoria

There are certain names that become more commonly used than others. We’ve compiled a list of the 20 most common baby names for boys and girls in Victoria. They are in order of popularity. Boys:  Ethan Liam Lucas Mason Logan Noah Alexander Benjamin Jacob Jack Owen Ryan Daniel Oliver James Nathan Jayden Samuel Matthew William…

Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In B.C.

According to ICBC, here are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in B.C. Ford F-250 SD 4WD PU 2007 Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2007 Ford F350 SD 4WD PU 2006 Ford F250 SD 4WD PU 2005 Ford F250 SD 2WD PU 2000 Ford F250 SD 4WD PU 2006 Dodge/Plymouth NEON 2DR 1998 Ford F350…

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…

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…

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….