Top Story

COVID-19 cases are spiking. Here’s why not to panic.

By Harley Gordon
September 28, 2020

The second wave of COVID-19 is shaping up to be way less deadly than the first

Disaster

The one thing that could save Tofino

By Daren Zomerman
September 26, 2020

The Big One will kill 1,850 if it hits Tofino at the height of summer. The only thing that can stop it is getting ignored. 

BC Election 2020

How to hold an election in the middle of a pandemic

By Capital Daily Staff
September 24, 2020

For starters, you'll have to bring your own pencil

COVID-19

Visualizing BC's "hidden" COVID-19 victims

By Snejana Vorona
September 21, 2020

Beyond its confirmed COVID-19 fatalities, since lockdowns began BC has seen several hundred more deaths than would be typical

Wildlife

How a roadside zoo unleashed a lizard invasion on Victoria 

By Omar Washington
September 20, 2020

Known as Rudy’s Pet Park, the 60s-era attraction was singularly responsible for the now-ubiquitous common wall lizards swarming the Capital Region

Wildfires

Tired of the smoke? Blame bad forestry policy

By Harley Gordon
September 18, 2020

Years of disrupting the forests' natural burn cycle has predictably yielded the apocalyptic firestorm now choking the West Coast with haze

Wildlife

Can you really just have a python live in your backpack?

By Tori Marlan
September 17, 2020

Following up on the ball python who died in Victoria after repeatedly escaping from the bag of its apparently homeless owner.

Wildfires

Haunting photos of Victoria under the smoke

By James MacDonald
September 16, 2020

This has not been a good year for Vancouver Islanders who like to breathe freely

Politics

What happened when the BC government started selling cannabis

By Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin
September 11, 2020

Licensing delays, layoffs, shuttered businesses, raids.