Students around the world took part in climate change protests on Friday, March 15, 2019. The protesters are demanding stronger government action on climate change, including a law to limit global warming to 1.5 C. Organizers said that under current commitments, the temperature could rise twice that much by 2020.
On Wednesday, B.C. conservationist and filmmaker Ian McAllister was in Victoria for the première of his new Imax film Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear.
McAllister, who came up with the name Great Bear Rainforest, has been dedicated to protecting the wilderness that is one of the world’s largest temperate rainforests. The film, which took three years to create using the latest lightweight Imax cameras, is part of his efforts to show the world how important it is to preserve the rare and fragile forest.
We asked for photos of the snow in Greater Victoria and around Vancouver Island, and you delivered — we received more than 100 responses! Here's a selection.To see others, head to our Facebook page or Twitter page.
Hundreds of people came out Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, to take part in the third annual Women's March Victoria — one of several events held across Canada and around the world demanding the advancement of the rights of women and other vulnerable groups.
Read more on the marches here: Hundreds join third annual Women’s March in Victoria
A 20,000-pound helicopter, owned by VIH Aviation Group of Victoria, is loaded at the rear of a huge Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane at Victoria International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The 46.6-metre-long cargo plane was hired by the government of Chile to deliver the Kamov Ka-32A11BC helicopter to Santiago, where it will be used to fight wildfires. The chopper will be fitted with long lines attached to buckets, allowing it to scoop up 5,000 litres of water at a time.
Founded in 1986, the Island Illustrators Society is made up of artists and illustrators from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
We have experienced founding members and new members, all with amazing talent in the many fields of illustration, such as botanical, digital and children’s book illustration.
Our members work with a broad range of mediums, including acrylic, collage, pen and ink, watercolour, glass beadwork and digital art.