Grey whales are swimming by Vancouver Island right now on their seasonal migration to Alaska

The species has a long history with Indigenous peoples and settlers alike


How to make an acid-proof oyster

By Andrew Findlay
Mar 17, 2021

Oyster farms face a fading future in acidifying oceans. But a Vancouver Island research program is trying to breed oysters that can resist the change


Logging change: old-growth harvesting has deep roots on Vancouver Island, but how long can it last?

By Andrew Findlay
Jan 31, 2021

Logging-dependent communities are facing an existential threat from what conservationists and First Nations say is an overdue change to forestry practices


The abandoned boats washing up on Victoria's shores, in pictures

By James MacDonald
Jan 22, 2021

The Dead Boats Disposal Society has spent decades pulling the wrecks out of the water and off the beaches in Victoria


Will your mask end up in the sea? 

By Tim Ford
Dec 7, 2020

A new study estimates more than 1.5 billion masks will enter the oceans this year. 


Local conservation groups launch bid to buy North Pender Island forest

By Emily Fagan
Nov 26, 2020

Currently owned by a Victoria pair, the 12.95-acre S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest is home to Coastal Douglas-fir, wetlands, and 35 species of birds


Victoria's Birds Are Disappearing. Here's Why.

By Jamie Sarkonak
Dec 31, 2019

The barn owl and the skylark were among the bird species notably missing from this year's Christmas bird count


The Plan to Get Greta Thunberg to Victoria without Fossil Fuels

By Tristin Hopper
Oct 24, 2019

It’s a Jacob’s Ladder of sail, rowboats, bicycles and electric cars, but the offer stands