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

10 protests are planned for Vancouver Island communities.

Dancing for old-growth: FlashMobs for Forests is happening in Saanich next week

Happy feet for a happy planet!

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

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

Nanaimo butts heads with FortisBC over new ‘climate-friendly’ construction bylaws

City council voted to eliminate natural gas from all new builds.

BC doctors and nurses blame expanding LNG industry for rampant wildfires and disease

They want a prohibition on new fracking developments.

Extreme drought leads to restrictions imposed on the Koksilah and Cowichan Rivers

In order to protect fish populations.

BC Ferries halts construction after damaging ancient Indigenous archaeological site

A midden that is thousands of years old was damaged.

CRD acquires additional 10 hectare parcel for East Sooke Regional Park

It’s the third largest park in the CRD.

Pacific Ocean temperatures reach all-time high off coast of Vancouver Island: UVic

Climate change is likely to blame.

UVic receives over $500K in funding to help mitigate future impacts of climate change

To study oceans, rainfall and drought.

RCMP resume enforcement against old-growth logging activists near Fairy Creek

Three arrests have already been made.

Canadian government well on their way to planting two billion trees across the country

110 million have been planted thus far.

Canada launching mission to combat illegal fishing of dwindling Pacific Salmon population

Endangered Southern Resident Orcas need Pacific Salmon in order to survive.

‘We watched in horror’: Whale nearly ran over by negligent boater near Quadra Island

The incident has been reported to the DFO.

Province says Vancouver Island is seeing ‘unprecedented levels of drought’

BC pleads with residents to conserve water.

BC is seeking public input on bear-viewing activities around the province

Human safety and impact on bear populations are top concerns.

Vancouver Island filmmaker makes a ‘Big Little’ contribution to new Netflix series

With some of the island’s cutest lil guys!

Campfires and fireworks banned as wildfires ramp up across Vancouver Island

Highway 4 is currently closed due to a fire.

Langford city council butts heads with Bear Mountain over controversial access fee

They want to veto the $45 per day for non-residents.

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.