Times Colonist

Victoria exploring ways to encourage construction of townhouses, duplexes

Victoria is exploring ways to address a lack of housing options that city staff and builders say is driving young families out of the city. While real estate and rental prices are increasingly out...

Chamber says Fairy Creek old-growth logging protests harming Port Renfrew businesses

Long-term media attention to activities at Fairy Creek is contributing to “negative effects” for Port Renfrew businesses, says the community’s chamber of commerce. Blockades have been set up in the...

Wildfires, smoke bring tourism rush to Island; operators at capacity

The increasing tourism traffic comes with challenges, says the chief executive of the Vancouver Island Tourism Association

Billion seashore animals may have died during B.C. heat wave, says marine biologist

The researcher found thousands of mostly dead mussels, as well as sea stars, clams, snails and barnacles while out walking at Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach in late June

'We ain't seen nothing yet': Expect more, hotter heat waves, says climate scientist

The heat wave began Friday when an intense high pressure system settled over B.C., creating a stagnant heat dome

Langley-based San Group angles for Island waterfront industrial site

City of Port Alberni intends to expropriate shuttered 43-acre sawmill site that Langley firm wants to buy

First Nations tell province to defer old-growth logging in Fairy Creek

The Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, and Pacheedaht First Nations officially notified the province Saturday to defer old-growth logging for two years in Fairy Creek and the Central Walbran while they prepare...

Tofino home sells for $1 million above asking price

The 1999 property measures just over 1,200 square feet and has two bedrooms and three bathrooms

B.C. residents who don’t pay securities fines could lose driving privileges

Former Victoria ­investment advisers David Michael Michaels and Ian Thow may have trouble getting new ­driver’s licences or renewing vehicle insurance if they don’t pay fines owing to the B.C....

The new normal: Don't expect a return to pre-pandemic life, experts say

"We’re not getting rid of this bug. It will be around for a long time."