Court rules against injunction extension at site of old-growth logging protests
RCMP will cease to enforce an injunction in the area.
Fire ban across Vancouver Island will be lifted this Thursday
There were two out-of-control fires on Vancouver Island this summer.
Victoria saw its sunniest summer since 1967 with 837 total hours of sunshine
Though it's hard to believe on a day like today! ☔
Ocean Cleanup vessel returns to Victoria with 8 tonnes of garbage in tow
The next sailing hopes to remove 30 to 40 tonnes of debris from the water.
Province and Red Cross step up financial support to evacuated British Columbians
BC residents affected by wildfires can access up to $2,000.
Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 25th
Nearly half of the wildfires currently burning in BC are classified as out of control.
Protestors at Fairy Creek blockades pepper-sprayed by RCMP (VIDEO)
Protestors maintain they are non-violent, while RCMP claim otherwise.
RCMP respond to allegations of misconduct at Fairy Creek blockades
They were accused of dangerous tactics and even sexual misconduct.
State of Emergency issued after wildfire near Nanaimo grows to 70-hectares overnight
The Mount Hayes fire started Thursday afternoon.
Canadian Association of Journalists urges RCMP to respect media rights after Victoria Buzz photographer...
The RCMP stand by their decision.
Province commits additional $25 million to post-secondary research projects
Projects include artificial intelligence, sustainability, and water reuse.
Wildfire smoke expected to stick around Greater Victoria area until at least Sunday
Friday is expected to be the worst.
RCMP arrest Victoria Buzz photographer at Fairy Creek blockades
Smith was arrested but not processed.
You’ll soon be able to toss lawn clippings in your compost bin for curbside...
As well as yard waste and leaves.
7 places to watch this week’s meteor shower in and around Victoria
The shower will be best viewed Thursday and Friday night! ☄️
Environment Canada issues heat wave warning for southern Vancouver Island
Hold onto your hats! (Or at least put one on 🥵)
BC Wildfire Service deems fire near Duncan as ‘being held’
The fire is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries.
Wildfire near Duncan grows to 32 hectares over the weekend
Crews have been able to hold the fire but is still considered out of control
Crews are currently fighting an out of control wildfire near Duncan
An evacuation order has been issued for one property.
Tourism operators team up with Indigenous Nations to clean up BC’s shorelines
Haida Gwaii and the Discovery Islands will benefit from the provincial investment.
Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 4th
The province has extended the state of emergency.
CRD warns visitors of blue-green algae blooms at Thetis Lake Regional Park
It has not been detected at Upper or Lower Thetis Lake.
Pender Island couple marks nearly one year of self-sustainability
From gardening, foraging, to butchering, this couple did, and ate, it all themselves!
Here’s the latest on the BC wildfires across the province on Wednesday, July 28th
A heat wave is expected to begin today.
Judge sides with media in case against RCMP enforcement at old-growth protests
Journalists were being restricted to exclusion zones set forth by the RCMP.
Vancouver Island wildfire near Shirley now being held according to Coastal Fire Centre
The fire grew to one-hectare on Thursday.
CRD issues water conservation advisory for Salt Spring and Gulf Islands
Most outdoor water use should be stopped.
Here’s a list of wildfires currently burning in BC right now
There are 296 wildfires currently burning in BC.
BC declares provincial state of emergency due to escalating wildfire situation
There are currently 299 fires burning in the province.
Premier Horgan announces new BC Centre for Clean Energy set to open this fall
Funded by the provincial and federal governments, and Shell Canada.
Three assaults reported at Fairy Creek blockades this week as tensions boil over (VIDEO)
A shocking video of an aggravated assault was shared to social media.
Vessel designed to clean up ocean debris is departing from Victoria this month
The project intends to clean 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years.
Expert weighs in on link between historic heat wave in BC and climate change
“Every heatwave occurring today is made more likely and more intense by climate change.”
Province provides tips on how to protect against smoke inhalation as wildfires worsen
There are currently 201 active fires in BC right now.
Island Health reports nearly 100 deaths during last week’s heatwave
That’s double the average.
Video captures fawn and black bear chase in small BC community (VIDEO)
Like a scene from the Roadrunner and the Coyote.
Here’s what you can do to prevent a wildfire and what to do if...
If you spot a wildfire, report it immediately.
Province to provide over $4 million in wildfire support to BC communities
Applications for the funding open today.
RCMP concerned with dangerous protest methods and heatwave at Fairy Creek watershed
Protestors at Fairy Creek remain vigilant.
Coroner reports large spike in deaths amid historic heat wave in BC (UPDATE)
Deaths have doubled in the past four days.
Cooling centre opens in Sidney amid extreme heatwave
The Shoal Centre will be open until 5:30 p.m. today.
COVID-19 immunization clinic in Ladysmith will relocate to Nanaimo due to heat
A “dangerous heat wave” will last until next week, according to Environment Canada.
BC government honours old-growth harvesting deferrals from Island First Nations
The deferrals will protect 2,000 hectares of land in the Fairy Creek and Walbran areas.
Island First Nations give notice to province to defer old-growth logging for two years
Including the Fairy Creek area.
BC government announces its intentions to ‘modernize’ the forest sector
The intention papers outline plans for old-growth logging, forest tenures, and timber supply and demand.
Hundreds of protestors at Fairy Creek peacefully reclaim blockade from RCMP
The front was led by Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones and Hereditary Chief Victor Peter.
Massive old-growth tree spotted on back of truck on Vancouver Island goes viral
The post garnered over 20K shares on social media.
Coalition of media outlets take the RCMP to court over limited access at old-growth...
Sources said two journalists have been arrested.
Arrests continue at Fairy Creek blockades as RCMP enforce injunction (VIDEO)
The situation is coming to a dramatic head.
Royal BC Museum adds 84-million year-old prehistoric turtle fossil to its collection (PHOTOS)
It was found in the Puntledge River near Courtenay.