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Monday, June 5, 2023


Three wildfires on Vancouver Island only the beginning of what could come

This summer is expected to be a hot one.

Goldstream Nature House opens its doors for first time in three years

Thanks to additional funding from the province.

Here’s what’s happening for Ocean Week in and around Victoria

For your daily dose of vitamin-sea! 🌊

Six cougars euthanized following numerous attacks on Metchosin sheep farms

One sheep farmer says ‘changing times’ are to blame.

Blue-green blooms continue to plague four of Victoria’s most swimmable beaches

And it’s only just the beginning!

Province warns of looming wildfire season as warm weather arrives

There are currently no provincial fire bans in place on the island.

Province to force industrialists to pay for abandoned projects’ environmental costs

A type of environmental damage deposit will have to be paid.

Federal legislation introduced for enhanced protection of BC’s old-growth

Some say logging old-growth groves is unsustainable.

Environmental advocates urge cruise ships to stop using coastlines as ‘personal toilet bowl’

In 2019, over 32 billion litres of waste was dumped along BC’s coast.

Vancouver Island First Nations aid in massive diesel fuel spill near Campbell River

A fuel truck rolled off a barge and sank into the ocean’s depths.

Vancouver Island-based Netflix docu-series swims its way into seven Daytime Emmy nods

Will Arnett was the narrator of the series.

City council approves four brand new community gardens throughout Victoria

The region will now have 31 total community gardens! 💐
Orca baby

Canada puts measures in place to protect endangered Southern Resident orcas

Only 73 individuals remain.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel guests can help restore kelp forests of Rainy Bay on...

In partnership with the same company as tentree.

‘Explore reconciliation’: Native plant sale this weekend could help people and pollinators

Especially if you struggle keeping plants alive!

There’s a three-day bat conference happening in Victoria for the first time ever

Quick, get to the bat-mobile! ​​🦇

Backyard chickens and bees allow Victoria city-slickers to dip their toes into urban farming

If you want chickens and bees, you can have them! 🐔🐝

Celebrity Bigg’s killer whale ‘Chainsaw’ has returned to the Salish Sea (PHOTOS)

His arrival marks the arrival of spring every year!

‘This is not reconciliation’: Malahat widening could be detrimental to salmon in Goldstream River

Protesters are gathering every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Langford kicks their artificial turf policy to the curb opting for real grass instead

The grass is always greener when it’s real.

Victoria moves to reduce single-use disposables at local eateries

Single-use items will be banned for dine-in situations.

Timelapse shows significant deforestation on Vancouver Island over 39 years (VIDEO)

Including the Fairy Creek area!

Topless Junos protester has bared her chest for trees in Victoria before this latest...

“I have perfect titties and a huge ass.”

Greater Victoria receives unique sustainable tourism certification

Their efforts are in line with the United Nations.

‘All day I dream about flowers’: Victoria florist business blooms through regenerative farming

Get their bouquets at Working Culture and Habit Coffee when spring has sprung! 💐

Miss Earth Canada 2023 joins students to learn about the environment in Victoria (PHOTOS)

The pageant queen and volunteers helped restore the natural ecosystems.

Nearly half the garbage at Hartland Landfill shouldn’t be there: CRD

Half of all the trash belongs in the recycle or compost.

Investigation launched into RCMP’s actions at Fairy Creek and on Wet’suwet’en territory

Their actions against land defenders have come under scrutiny.

Activist throws paint on Royal BC Museum’s woolly mammoth exhibit

No permanent damage to the exhibit was done.

Here’s why protesters are bringing a procession of puppets to downtown Victoria this weekend

Puppets, performers and protest, oh my!

Conservation group purchases land on Saturna Island to protect ecosystems (PHOTOS)

The land contains several at-risk species.

Victoria to receive additional provincial funding to combat climate change

A new preparedness portal has been launched!

Flashmob takes to the streets of Victoria to raise awareness of Old Growth clear...

They performed in the Bay Centre food court as well as downtown.

Premier Eby announces new measures to protect old growth in BC

BC Green Party agrees with the plan.
air quality

This report reveals how much smoke Victorians indirectly inhale each year

We have the 4th best air quality among 15 Canadian cities

CRD approves bylaw to cull Canada Goose population by way of egg addling

The population is doubling in size every 4 years.

Vast majority of Vancouver Islanders would like to see the end of single-use plastics

Don’t forget your reusable bags!

‘He was the cuddliest cat’: Family mourns loss of pet killed by cougar in...

There have been recent reports of three cougars in the area.

‘Ancient Caves’ is the latest must-see feature film at the Royal BC Museum’s IMAX...

You'll see other-worldly places that seem like science-fiction!

‘You spoke and we listened’: CRD reverses decision to replace Thetis Lake sign

The initial post had over 1,000 outraged comments.

Here’s what ‘intersectional environmentalism’ means and how Victoria can benefit from it

It’s not as complicated as you may think!