Curtis Blandy

Staff Writer/Reporter

Campfire ban lifted on Vancouver Island despite persistent wildfire season

Caution is still advised.

‘Entering into a new chapter’: Rifflandia CEO reflects on the festival and prepares for...

Already looking forward to next year! 🍒

Camosun encourages students to participate in Orange Shirt Day on campuses this week

A ceremony will be held on Thursday.

Activists plan gatherings at BC MLA offices to advocate for old-growth forests

10 protests are planned for Vancouver Island communities.

Victoria’s forecast calls for a rainy week with possible lightning Monday evening

“Oh, the weather outside is weather.” 🎶

Mayor Alto calls on feds to give ‘immediate and generous’ support for Victoria Housing...

She is hoping for an additional $28 million

Syrian refugees evicted from subsidized housing in Colwood after racialized harassment

Their children were allegedly making “too much noise.”

BC Ferries cancels several Swartz Bay sailings due to adverse weather conditions

And multiple Quadra Island - Cortes Island sailings.

Police seek help locating missing Port Hardy teen last seen September 19th (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

59% of Canadians think Meta should lift ban on news and comply with government

Would you ever use Bing if Google dropped news?

11 approved places to purchase official Orange Shirt Day Victoria merchandise

This important day will be recognized on September 30th.

Coastal GasLink slapped with $346K in fines for environmental impacts

They’ve been fined over $800K in the last 11 years.

Here’s why it smells like smoke in and around Victoria this Friday

It may last through the weekend.

Love drowns out hate at denounced anti-trans protest on BC legislature lawn

Around 2,500 people attended.

Pacific FC secure Canadian playoff spot as Premier League’s second best

Their last regular season home game is September 30th.

Hartland Landfill will soon be able to produce renewable energy from organic matter

Once FortisBC’s RNG facility is complete.

View Royal Mayor surprised FortisBC would push back against natural gas ban in new...

Because of the record-setting wildfire season.

Sooke educator banned from teaching after forming relationship with vulnerable teen

He was a teacher at Edward Milne Community School.

Bike ride for Truth and Reconciliation returns to Victoria to honour residential school survivors

The ride kicks off in Vic West next Saturday.

Saanich Police seek to find missing 56-year-old woman who may be in medical distress

She was last seen on September 10th.

Two counter-protests against anti-trans organization happening at BC Legislature today

There will be marches taking place across Canada.

Campbell River driver passes out while driving causing serious collision: RCMP

Luckily, no one was seriously hurt.

Saanich receives over $144K in federal funding for new e-bike pilot program

To take over for their last e-bike incentive!

Canada’s inflation rises to 4% since last year due to increases in gas, groceries...

Gas is up to nearly $2 per litre!

GoFundMe launched for two victims of vicious Sooke stabbing on BC Transit bus

Collectively, they were stabbed 12 times.

Canadian restaurants call on government to do more after loan repayment announcement

18 restaurants in Victoria have closed this year.

32 shots of Diplo, Salt-N-Pepa and all other performers at day two of Rifflandia

Just one day left before next year!

28 shots of Iggy Pop, Marc Rebillet and more Rifflandia bands at day one...

Just two more days left!
Victoria Harbour Road Bike Lanes

Greater Victoria survey shows more people are using active transportation than ever before

Cycling, walking, public transit or some combination of the three.

Saanich’s dog-leashing phase of new park sharing strategy to proceed as planned

Despite some people wanting more off-leash parks.

Nanaimo-based fast ferry service offering late night sailings for concerts and Canucks games

Including Coldplay, Pink, Morgan Wallen and Guns N’ Roses.

BC’s state of emergency ends despite rampant wildfires persisting into fall

There are 25 active wildfires on Vancouver Island

Federal government to remove GST on new build construction slated for rental

And promise to crack down on grocery chains jacking up prices.

BC begins restricting drug decriminalization policy starting with playgrounds

As well as spray pools and wading pools and skate parks.

Construction begins on new $270M Royal BC Museum complex in Colwood

It will open to the public in 2026.

Here’s a list of all the restaurants that have opened or closed in Victoria...

RIP to the fallen soldiers. 😢

BC United Party calls out NDP policy for creating ‘revolving door of justice’

The NDPs say it’s hard to take them seriously.

Victoria council considers options on turning Ship Point from parking lot to public space...

Now, they just need to figure out how to pay for it.

Peaceful counter-protest planned against anti-trans group at BC Legislature next week

Anti-trans movements in America may have been the catalyst here in Canada.