Victoria News Staff

Sunwing’s national survey comparing staycation and vacation trends has found British Columbian residents are above the national average for feeling unrested after a staycation and are above the national average for staying connected to technology while on a vacation. (File Photo Black Press Media)

Vacation can’t break British Columbians’ connection to technology

Survey shows 15 per cent of B.C. residents choose a staycation so as not to leave pets behind

Sunwing’s national survey comparing staycation and vacation trends has found British Columbian residents are above the national average for feeling unrested after a staycation and are above the national average for staying connected to technology while on a vacation. (File Photo Black Press Media)
BC Ferries is offering tips for “smooth sailing” this Canada Day long weekend. (File Photo)

Reserve, ride-share, be prepared: Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

BC Ferries is offering tips for “smooth sailing” this Canada Day long weekend. (File Photo)
IKEA is on the hunt for a happiness consultant who can spend two weeks in Demark this September. (Black Press Media file photo)

IKEA offers free meatballs, travel expenses in search for ‘happiness consultant’

Job opening to spend two weeks in Denmark finding the key to a happy home

IKEA is on the hunt for a happiness consultant who can spend two weeks in Demark this September. (Black Press Media file photo)
A temperature record more than 120 years old was smashed in Victoria on Tuesday. (File photo)

Tuesday temperatures smash seven records across B.C.

Victoria weather smashes 120-year-old temperature record

A temperature record more than 120 years old was smashed in Victoria on Tuesday. (File photo)
Ben & Jerry’s has submitted a comment to the FDA to show their support and urge them to allow CBD-infused ice cream. (Ben & Jerry’s)
Ben & Jerry’s has submitted a comment to the FDA to show their support and urge them to allow CBD-infused ice cream. (Ben & Jerry’s)
Latest numbers confirm 2018 was B.C.’s worst wildfire season on record

Latest numbers confirm 2018 was B.C.’s worst wildfire season on record

Last year saw 2,115 fires and 1.35 million hectares burned

Latest numbers confirm 2018 was B.C.’s worst wildfire season on record
(News staff)

Alberta not pleased with Victoria’s proposed lawsuit against oil/gas

Premier Rachel Notley says the “hypocrisy of this proposed lawsuit is astounding”

(News staff)
RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett
Rourke Desmanche, 29, was convicted of killing his 10-week-old baby in Ontario in 2010. He was out on parole in Chilliwack and is wanted by Corrections Canada for an alleged violation of that parole. (CrimeStoppers)

B.C. police arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Rourke Desmanche was found Jan. 13 on Pembroke Street in Victoria

Rourke Desmanche, 29, was convicted of killing his 10-week-old baby in Ontario in 2010. He was out on parole in Chilliwack and is wanted by Corrections Canada for an alleged violation of that parole. (CrimeStoppers)
A view of Shanghai from on top of the Oriental Pearl Tower. (Bigpixel)

Where’s Waldo? Explore this super high-resolution photo of Shanghai

Chinese company creates 360-degree panoramic photos that you can zoom in for kilometres

A view of Shanghai from on top of the Oriental Pearl Tower. (Bigpixel)
Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)

Study finds human impact played major role in 2017 wildfire season

1.2 million hectares burned in 2017 set a record, only to be surpassed in 2018

Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)
The 2019 BC Tech Summit takes place March 11-13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Facebook/Innovate BC)

BC Tech Summit to revolutionize business models

Host, Innovate BC: “Tech impacts all industries everywhere.”

The 2019 BC Tech Summit takes place March 11-13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Facebook/Innovate BC)
Expect a turbulent year ahead in gas prices across Canada. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Canadian drivers can expect a wild ride at the pumps for 2019: analyst

Vancouver expected to displace Montreal as the highest taxed jurisdiction on fuel in North America

Expect a turbulent year ahead in gas prices across Canada. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
The life-sized LOTTO MAX Balls spread the word about the record-breaking LOTTO MAX $60 million jackpot plus 53 MAXMILLIONS up for grabs this Friday. (CNW Group/OLG)

2018 was lucky year for 36 B.C. lotto winners

BCLC is still waiting for the holder of a $39.5 million Lotto Max ticket purchased last month

The life-sized LOTTO MAX Balls spread the word about the record-breaking LOTTO MAX $60 million jackpot plus 53 MAXMILLIONS up for grabs this Friday. (CNW Group/OLG)
(Pixabay)

2019 B.C. New Year’s baby born in New Westminster

Another day of firsts as the newest babies of 2019 born throughout British Columbia

(Pixabay)
(USGS)

Large earthquake off Alaskan coast, no tsunami warning for B.C.

The 6.1 magnitude quake struck Sunday afternoon

(USGS)
B.C. police stop alleged drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

B.C. police stop alleged drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

B.C. police stop alleged drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID
The 5.4-magnitude quake was recorded some 407 kilometres west of Victoria. (Earthquakes Canada)

Earthquake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt off the coast of Victoria

The 5.4-magnitude quake was recorded some 407 kilometres west of Victoria. (Earthquakes Canada)
(Black Press file photo)

Mild, dry winter expected for much of B.C.

El Niño to affect weather pattern coming off Pacific Ocean

(Black Press file photo)
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey)

Minor earthquake recorded off coast of B.C.

The 4.9 magnitude quake struck 9:22 p.m. on Halloween night

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey)