Justin Trudeau mingled with hundreds of friendly people at two family-focused events on Vancouver Island on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2018, but the prime minister was also reminded of the strong opposition his government faces over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The three-day Phillips Backyard Weekender continues Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., 2010 Government St. The New Jersey band Gate opens the show, followed by Miami Nights 1984, Liinks, the Sorority, Dessa and Hollie Cook. Closing the night is the Revolution, the former backing band for Prince.
Forty-three racing yachts and their crews from around the world sailed into Victoria this past week for the Melges 24 World Championship Regatta.
The racing began on Tuesday and wrapped up on Saturday. Competing boats hailed from Canada, the U.S., U.K., Italy and Australia.
Local residents stopped and stared at the imposing Norwegian Bliss as it was parked at Ogden Point on Friday.
Norwegian Bliss is the largest cruise ship — it’s 1,094 feet long — to dock in Victoria. It was also the largest passenger ship to go through the Panama Canal since its expansion was finished in 2016.