Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Victoria acquires rare Garry oak meadow, plans to turn it into new park

Garry oak ecosystems are endangered, with less than five per cent remaining in Canada.

University of Victoria students and artist to paint 14-foot mural protesting climate inaction

It's aimed at UVic's newly instated President.

BC NDP pledge $750K to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes in Saanich

It should reduce the number of toxic algae bloom outbreaks.

These 6 single-use plastic items will be banned in Canada by the end of...

Today's announcement offers more details on the plan announced last year.

B.C. approves plastic bag ban bylaws for Victoria, other municipal governments

Victoria first introduced the bylaw in 2018, but it was quashed the year after.
Bear Trap COS

Shawnigan Lake woman receives $345 fine after tampering with bear trap

The trap was set by the Conservation Officer Service.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

28 new electric vehicle charging stations will be installed on Vancouver Island

Funded jointly by federal, provincial, and local governments.

Saanich plastic bag ban bylaw approved by provincial government

The bylaw will now be presented for final adoption at a council meeting

UVic votes to reduce short term investment in high carbon emitting companies

A student and faculty movement says it's a token measure that is nowhere near enough

Three more earthquakes hit the coast of Vancouver Island this afternoon

The last quake struck at 12:56 p.m.

Activist video shows infected blood still flowing into waters near Campbell River after two...

Scientists and activists alike are concerned about the potential spread of disease

Victoria climate activists plan protest to stop LNG on Black Friday

Demanding an end to fracking and extraction

Climate protesters rally outside Victoria Times Colonist building

It was an eventful Wednesday afternoon outside the Douglas Street building
Times Colonist

Victoria protesters plan to erect “gallows” outside Times Colonist building tomorrow

To protest allegedly biased coverage of the climate crisis

Oak Bay residents find fliers on vehicles accusing them of contributing to climate crisis

"This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel."

Climate change denier loses adjunct professor status at University of Victoria (UPDATED)

Susan Crockford was an adjunct professor in the Anthropology department for 15 years

Canada’s federal political parties were just graded on their climate change policies

Guess who "did not attend science class"? 😬

These 5 companies were named the top plastic polluters in Canada (REPORT)

And the two most prolific polluters are the same as last year

BC Transit cancels 11 trips in Victoria on Monday evening

The transit advisory will end at 9:59 p.m. tonight

Climate activists will shut down Johnson Street bridge today as part of Canada-wide movement

This protest also coincides with the closure of Gorge Road between Tillicum and Harriet Roads

Fisherman shocked after catching red-bellied piranha in Vancouver Island lake

It was the second of its kind found in the same lake

Thousands of protestors will rally for climate action in Victoria today

Similar events have been planned in cities across Canada today

Victoria, Saanich partner with building association to cut emissions by 50% in the next...

"Over 30% of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come from large buildings...," says mayor Lisa Helps

Victoria plans to ask Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in plastic bag ban...

The initial ban was struck down by the BC appellate court earlier this year

Victoria post-secondary institutions show support for students participating in Climate Strike

The largest climate action movement across Canada is happening this Friday

MEC stores announce Canada-wide closure on Friday to support climate change strikers

Millions around the world kicked off Global Climate Strike week by taking to the streets last Friday

Victoria takes U.N. pledge to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

It is the first Canadian city to take the pledge

Popular singer Raffi will be joining hundreds of youth in Victoria for global climate...

Thousands of #ClimateStrike events are happening across 150 countries today

Victoria youth joins hundreds in pledging not to have children until government takes climate...

“As a 17-year-old, I should not have to worry about having or not having children, yet it has become my responsibility because the adults are not adulting..."

BC Ferries employees remove over 1,700 kg of garbage from beaches (VIDEO)

They found bizarre items like a baby stroller, various car parts, and a can of ham.

Toxic blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake is over, says Island Health

But beachgoers should be vigilant of a blue-green sheen appearing on the lake

Island Health expands bacteria advisory for Elk/Beaver Lake

2 previous advisories for the lake were released earlier this month.

BC’s long-term autumn forecast has just been released

Winter is NOT coming…

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

Rain is expected to fall over Victoria this entire weekend

You might want to postpone your weekend lake plans!

4 Vancouver Island breweries team up for a ‘killer’ collab

Whale, we know what we’re drinking this weekend 🍻
killer whales

3 more Southern Resident killer whales near Vancouver Island have died this year

The total population has dropped to just 73.

Vancouver Island residents spot Northern Lights early Monday morning (PHOTOS)

Were you lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis? 🌌

These common items people are recycling are putting workers at risk: Recycle BC

One British Columbian put “58 rounds of live ammunition” into their recycling.

Popular Dallas Road tree to be removed by city staff this August

The tree has been a community landmark for over a century

Province wants to know your opinion on banning single-use plastic bags in BC

BC Court of Appeals recently struck down Victoria’s plastic bag ban.