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B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C.'s Whale Protection Unit is having an impact. But critics and officers say Canada is falling behind Washington State's approach when it comes to fines, permitting and manpower.
Our Community: Scouts Apple Day returns, construction firm donates land along Englishman River

Our Community: Scouts Apple Day returns, construction firm donates land along Englishman River

A B.C.-based construction company has donated nearly 29 hectares of land along the Englishman River, valued at more than $5 million, to The Nature Trust of B.C.
Geoff Johnson: Book-banning attempts have a long history

Geoff Johnson: Book-banning attempts have a long history

Through the centuries, expressing ideas not in line with prevailing leaders’ philosophy about history or the evolution of a culture in print form has proved extremely dangerous
Trevor Hancock: Candidates must think globally while acting locally

Trevor Hancock: Candidates must think globally while acting locally

Will they promote walking, biking/rolling and public transportation? Or will they promote further urban sprawl, single-family dwellings and a car-focused transportation system?
Charla Huber: Who knew Victoria was a hub for cosplay?

Charla Huber: Who knew Victoria was a hub for cosplay?

Capital City Comic Con was a wonderful demonstration of connection and acceptance for its attendees
Discovery Islands surfacing as a humpback hot spot

Discovery Islands surfacing as a humpback hot spot

Sightings of humpback whales in the Discovery Islands area have skyrocketed in the past decade, turning it into one of the hot spots of activity for the baleen giants in the Salish Sea
Victoria-raised filmmaker is part of Canadian War Museum project interviewing veterans

Victoria-raised filmmaker is part of Canadian War Museum project interviewing veterans

Eric Brunt has been capturing the stories of Second World War veterans before they’re lost. Now his collection will become part of a new digital project at the Canadian War Museum to be launched in late 2024
Our Community: New mural in Saanich; dementia facility fundraises to pave 'forest' path for wheelchairs

Our Community: New mural in Saanich; dementia facility fundraises to pave 'forest' path for wheelchairs

Geoff Johnson: The pandemic has forced educators to innovate

Geoff Johnson: The pandemic has forced educators to innovate

To some teachers, post-pandemic education is looking like a rescue mission — one that needs to begin by putting the pandemic generation back on the path to sound education.
Trevor Hancock: Community safety is about more than police

Trevor Hancock: Community safety is about more than police

The science of community safety and crime and violence prevention shows investing in preventing violence before it happens is more effective and cost effective than police and prisons