Author

Robyn Bell

Indigenous

Heiltsuk Nation repatriates chief’s seat from Royal BC Museum after 113 years

Robyn Bell
Jul 12, 2024

The seat was built by master carver and Heiltsuk Nation chief Captain Richard Carpenter around 1900

Environment

Unique underwater mountains near the Island protected in agreement with Feds and First Nations

Robyn Bell
Jul 11, 2024

The MPA will conserve an area of the Pacific Ocean four times the size of Vancouver Island

Overdose Crisis

BC announces new drug guidelines for provincial universities in response to UVic teen’s death

Robyn Bell
Jul 10, 2024

Schools must provide easily accessible naloxone, text alerts on toxic drugs, and clear rules about responding to emergencies.

Infrastructure

BC Hydro commits $3B to upgrade power grid on the Island

Robyn Bell
Jul 9, 2024

Upgrade includes new station in Langford, seismic upgrades to Campbell River dams, and new underwater cables.

Sports

100th anniversary of Victoria Cougars’ win will be a celebration fit for champions

Robyn Bell
Jul 4, 2024

The team will be recognized with a Stanley Cup parade and a three-day festival of events

Politics

Council to take next steps on Centennial Square redesign on Thursday

Robyn Bell
Jul 3, 2024

Relocating the fountain monoliths, adding commercial kiosks, and replacing aging trees all part of the proposed plan.

Environment

Victoria’s first Canada Day drone show could be a test for the future of fireworks

Robyn Bell
Jun 30, 2024

The show in the sky will take off on Monday, mixing high-tech and traditional Coast Salish art

Arts

Bruce McCulloch on bringing his one-man show to Victoria and his fond memories of the Island

Robyn Bell
Jun 28, 2024

McCulloch will bring Tales of Bravery and Stupidity to the McPherson Playhouse June 29.