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Thursday, February 2, 2023


Environment

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!

Record-breaking numbers of whales were spotted off Victoria’s coast in 2022

They were spotted 1,221 times!

16 shots of Tuesday’s spectacular sunset over Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

Where did you watch it? 🌅

What goes in your blue box: BC releases new list of recyclables

Including single-use coffee cups!

Seattle woman donates 52.5-acres of land off Vancouver Island for environmental research

Betty has passed away but left instructions for the donation.

Old-growth activists commend BC Premier Eby on lofty land conservation goal

Their goal is to protect 30% of BC’s ancient forests and ecosystems!

Cedar Hill Middle School replacement to be the ‘greenest’ in Greater Victoria

The existing school has the highest seismic vulnerability rating.

‘Bird is the word’: District of Saanich officially recognized as Bird Friendly City

Thanks to the hard work of local environmentalists! 🦉

Invasive species removed from Sidney and Saanich by volunteers over long weekend (PHOTOS)

Students from Spectrum Community School helped out! 🌿

German hiker to finish epic five-year journey on Trans-Canada Trail in Victoria this Saturday

She’ll be finishing at Clover Point.

More on the way: Snowfall warning extended for parts of southern Vancouver Island

Yup, that’s snow out there! ❄️

Province claims old-growth logging reaches record low on Vancouver Island

Logging of old-growth has declined by 42% since 2015.

Sea lions give Vancouver Island kayaker an earful and a scare in Cowichan Bay...

I wouldn’t want to be this guy! 😬

Downtown Victoria’s bike valet set to close for the winter in early November

Many Victorians are sad to see it go.

Province flunks important test: BC Climate Emergency Campaign’s report card is not good

We hope mom and dad don’t find out. 😬

Conservation group calls for protection of old-growth on Vancouver Island (PHOTOS)

The before and after photos show the impact.

New trails near Thetis Lake were built with mountain bikers in mind

The new trails also accommodate hiking enthusiasts and equestrians.

Thetis Lake is down with the sickness: Blue-green algae blooms are back once again

The algae blooms can be lethal for dogs.

Don’t you put it in your mouth: Most chestnuts in Victoria are poisonous

Your guts will thank you for knowing what a horse-chestnut is. 🌰

Victoria’s air quality is now available in real time on an interactive map

Is it smoke? Is it fog? Now you’ll be able to tell.

New docu-series about Vancouver Island wildlife coming to Netflix this October

Lego Batman narrates Island of the Sea Wolves. 🐺

Over 200 trees will be planted by volunteers at Saxe Point Park this weekend

It’s about to get a whole lot greener! 🌳

Active wildfire closes two areas of East Sooke Regional Park trails Monday afternoon

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Hit the trail: 5 tips for trail etiquette every Victorian should know

#4: Don't be a trail hog! 😤

CRD warns visitors of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors are advised to avoid swimming and keep animals from drinking the water

Blue-green algae bloom at Wrigglesworth Lake prompts CRD advisory

The algae can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

Illegal beach fire at Dallas Road last week prompts reminder from Victoria Fire Department

Firefighters will show up to end the fun.

CRD reminding visitors to ‘be respectful’ after trash left behind at Thetis Lake

Pool noodles to beer cans were found littered at the park.

Cooler weather forecasted for Victoria starting Tuesday: Environment Canada

We’re not complaining! 🥵

One year later: Remembering the unprecedented ‘heat dome’ that swept across BC

The anniversary comes amid the first hot stretch of 2022.

Island advocacy group’s cigarette surfboard shines light on plastic pollution

It’s been dubbed the ‘Dart Board’ 🏄

You’ll now receive alerts to your cellphone in the event of extreme heat emergencies...

Following last summer’s unprecedented heat dome

Oak Bay will phase out single-use plastic bags starting this fall

And introduce charges for paper and reusable checkout bags.

Blue-green algae bloom at Prior Lake prompts CRD advisory

Swimmers and pets are warned to keep out of the water!

Special weather statement in effect for Greater Victoria; heavy wind, rain on the way

Coming off the region’s fifth wettest April on record.

Here’s why there was a circular cloud floating near Victoria on Tuesday

No, it wasn't an alien invasion ☁️👽

There’s a free virtual nature challenge happening across Greater Victoria this week

Get outside... and win some epic prizes! 🙌

View Royal’s single-use plastic bag bylaw comes into effect next week

To help keep plastic waste out of landfills.

Esquimalt crews working to contain oil spill in Gorge Creek

A local first spotted the oil Tuesday afternoon.