Tuesday, August 20, 2019


BC Ferries cancels all sailings until 2 p.m. today due to high winds

"We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so."

Another wind warning has been issued for most of Vancouver Island tonight

70 km/h winds are expected to hit Victoria!
windy weather

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected to hit Victoria tonight

Wind warnings have been issued for almost all of the island!

WATCH Vancouver Island’s Sandcut Falls grow to “insane” proportions after heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

The CRD had to issue a wastewater discharge warning too!

Province proposes closing Vancouver Island rivers to help fish de-stress

The Ministry is currently seeking public feedback on the proposal

Ryan Reynolds narrating IMAX documentary on BC Great Bear Rainforest

Parts of it were filmed on Vancouver Island!

7 straight days of rain predicted in Victoria forecast

Keep those umbrellas handy!

BC reveals new climate action plan will target vehicle emissions, create energy-efficient housing and...

It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 12 years

Victoria will see five straight days of sunshine and colder weather

Get your sunglasses ready, Victoria!

Climate protest to close Johnson Street Bridge during rush hour Monday

VicPD says the protest will be "roughly equivalent to one complete opening and closing cycle."

Here’s the Weather Network’s winter forecast for BC

If you were hoping for a white Christmas, you might be a little disappointed.

The Leonid meteor shower will grace Canadian skies this weekend

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies!

7-Eleven Canada will sow a plant for every cup of hot beverage sold

Helping the environment, one cup of joe at a time

Here’s why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall

You’re not lazy, you’re just environmentally mindful!

These 5 companies produce almost half of all plastic pollution in Canada

Greenpeace Canada is calling 👏🏻them 👏🏻out 👏🏻

Province announces funding for Vancouver Island/Gulf Island bee health

“We’re developing stronger bees…”

Saanich is about to plant 60 Garry oak trees in eight parks

Anyone with a green thumb is invited to help them kick off this initiative! 🌳

Saanich votes in favour of banning single-use plastic bags by the end of 2019

Victoria's ban came into effect on July 1st

Subway promises to eliminate plastic straws in 2019

Along with Starbucks, A&W, and 18 other Canadian restaurant chains
bike lane

Victoria wins community planning and development award for bike lanes

Victoria's application was chosen over four other applicants

Shell gives up 50,000-sq-km off of Vancouver Island to create protected area

The area has been dedicated to protect seabirds, species at risk, and other island wildlife

Here’s why the historic Laurel Point cannon was removed

Have you heard the cannon firing at noon before?
maple mountain

B.C. Government partners with local communities to tackle wildfire prevention

2018 was the worst year for wildfires in BC on record

Here’s the long term winter forecast for Vancouver Island

Looks like we may not have a white Christmas this year

BC Wildfire smoke has now reached the Maritimes

The hazy skies have found a new target

All of Vancouver Island is now under Level 4 drought rating

This summer has broken the record for hot and dry conditions in BC

Air Quality in Greater Victoria is almost back to normal – for now

Enjoy the blue skies while they last!

Air Quality in Greater Victoria currently poses a “Very High” health risk

Avoid all strenuous outdoor activities

Smoky skies over Vancouver Island are here to stay for most of this week

And the air quality in West Shore is labelled as "high risk"

Red Cross appeals for donations to aid people affected by BC wildfires

Thousands of people have been displaced by the wildfires

Environment Canada lifts air quality advisory for Vancouver Island

The skies are almost back to normal!

The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend: August 11-13

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies! 💫

Cigarettes make up half of the waste recovered on Victoria’s shorelines

UBC researchers analyzed data from 1,126 voluntary cleanups along the B.C. coast

UVic researchers develop industrial-grade plastic to manufacture lighter vehicles

The future of energy efficient vehicles could be right here in Victoria!

Mourning orca mother is still carrying her dead calf’s body off the coast of...

She has been transporting her baby's body for seven days straight

Vancouver Island is currently under drought advisory

Along with much of BC's South Coast 😬
strawberry moon

We’re about to witness the longest lunar eclipse of the century this weekend

The moon and Mars are putting on a show this weekend, and you won't want to miss it 🌕

These volunteers cleaned 1,000 pounds of trash out of the Gorge (VIDEO)

The group discovered a piece of railroad track, and even a few Phillips Brewery growlers

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws by 2020

Saving the world, one plastic straw at a time 🌎
byo bag

The winners of the BYO Bag contest are hosting a beach cleanup this Sunday

The cleanup will take place at the Gorge Waterway on Sunday morning.

This Central Saanich pub has reduced its waste by 80%

One small step for the Prairie Inn Pub, one big leap for sustainability

Victoria’s first summer heat wave starts tomorrow

We're gonna need ice cream, stat!🍦

Here’s when the lowest tides of the year will happen on Vancouver Island

Get a sneak peek of the ocean floor this weekend!

Victoria is about to experience seven days of sun this week

It's officially ice cream and sun tan season! 😎


5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 20th

Happy Tuesday, Victoria! From a salmon trivia night (in support of wild BC salmon) to a stellar line-up of local drag performers, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today. Music in the...