Your next pitcher of some generic Honey Beer or Nut Brown Ale could see a price hike of a couple dollars

B.C. happy hour laws may raise beer prices

Some bar owners not so happy new liquor laws in B.C. may raise prices for beer

  • Jun 22, 2014
Your next pitcher of some generic Honey Beer or Nut Brown Ale could see a price hike of a couple dollars

Booze can now be sold at B.C. farmers markets

New B.C. liquor laws allow booze at farmers markets and minors in pubs

  • Jun 21, 2014
The Twitter homepage of RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB)

RCMP praised on social media management

New Brunswick RCMP hold master class on social media management: Expert

  • Jun 6, 2014
The Twitter homepage of RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB)
Paramedics demonstrate automated defibrillator. When case is opened

Talking defibrillator program expands

Funding doubled to put life-saving machines in arenas, recreation centres and libraries around B.C.

Paramedics demonstrate automated defibrillator. When case is opened
The Pet Collective's hummingbird cam catches this creature in its nest

Esquimalt man’s live hummingbird VIDEO pulls in thousands of viewers

The Pet Collective's YouTube feed is racking up hundreds of live viewers at once. The Victoria photographer has filmed 60 total hummingbirds

The Pet Collective's hummingbird cam catches this creature in its nest
Ed Pereira

Experts battle growing online crime

Organized crime-sponsored hackers "are getting smarter, they have more money than anybody else" but you can protect yourself

Ed Pereira
B.C.'s '60 Minute Kids' Club' is running from January 15 to March 15

60 Minute Kids’ Club running from Jan. 15 to March 15

The program encourages students, parents in B.C. to live a healthy, active lifestyle, and provides health and vegetable/fruit trackers.

B.C.'s '60 Minute Kids' Club' is running from January 15 to March 15
Senator Nancy Greene Raine watches Olympic ski event at Whistler with Prime Minister Stephen Harper

National fitness day proposed

B.C. senator Nancy Greene Raine and MP John Weston call for action to stop "epidemic of obesity" among youth

Senator Nancy Greene Raine watches Olympic ski event at Whistler with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.

Poll finds B.C. drivers confident of snow skills, doubt need for winter tires

Insights West/BCAA survey finds just a third of motorists admit to 'freaking out' when it snows

Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.
The North American symbol for a winter tire is a mountain with snowflake. All-season tires with 'M+S' for 'mud and snow' are also acceptable for restricted roads in B.C.

Are your tires ready for winter roads?

Some "all season" tires are good enough for winter roads in B.C., but not all of them

The North American symbol for a winter tire is a mountain with snowflake. All-season tires with 'M+S' for 'mud and snow' are also acceptable for restricted roads in B.C.
Richard Niesman sorts bottles at Maple Ridge recycling depot

Integration focus for developmentally disabled

Schools are desegregated, and the next step is community, work and retirement

Richard Niesman sorts bottles at Maple Ridge recycling depot
Pastel colours and drying laundry line the rows of houses along coastline of Riomaggiore

Cinque Terre and Riomaggiore: The Italian coast shines in summer

Italy's a special place, but you already know this. Enjoy the food, look at the women, and don't complain about anything.

Pastel colours and drying laundry line the rows of houses along coastline of Riomaggiore
Victoria's Ann Matosinski goes to work on her 'Hollow Flashlight'

Ann Makosinski’s ‘Hollow Flashlight’ heading to Google Science Fair

Victoria, B.C. teenager will be the lone Canadian at Google's annual science mega-competition, starting Sept. 22.

Victoria's Ann Matosinski goes to work on her 'Hollow Flashlight'
The front deck of the Millionaire Lottery designer show home gives you a view of the Mount Baker

Interior decoration on display at White Rock show home

The latest Millionaire Lottery grand prize is catching eyes along White Rock's Marine Drive.

  • Oct 22, 2012
The front deck of the Millionaire Lottery designer show home gives you a view of the Mount Baker
Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond and Speaker Bill Barisoff take part in earthquake drill at the B.C. legislature Thursday.

Earthquake means ‘drop, cover, hold on’

The best way to protect yourself from falling objects in an earthquake is ducking under a desk or sturdy table until one minute after the shaking stops.

Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond and Speaker Bill Barisoff take part in earthquake drill at the B.C. legislature Thursday.

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Find a seat at Bear Mountain Stadium this summer and take in a game showcasing the talents of players like girls Highlanders player Janelle Smith.

Sportsmanlike conduct, Island-style

When it comes to sports, the ball is in the West Shore's court

Find a seat at Bear Mountain Stadium this summer and take in a game showcasing the talents of players like girls Highlanders player Janelle Smith.
The coastal waters off Sooke are known for an abundance of salmon and halibut

An ice maker’s art

Colwood resident sought the world over for efficient ice techniques

The coastal waters off Sooke are known for an abundance of salmon and halibut
The coastal waters off Sooke are known for an abundance of salmon and halibut

Dispatches Sooke

Sooke is a small ocean side town nestled among towering, rugged rainforests and unspoiled beaches of the Pacific Ocean coastline

The coastal waters off Sooke are known for an abundance of salmon and halibut
Sante Spa combines relaxing spa services with natural experiences

It’s a West Shore thing

For West Shore businesses, a growing community means offering a diverse range of services to meet residents — and visitors — needs

Sante Spa combines relaxing spa services with natural experiences