How a pair of shoes kickstarted Black history in Victoria

The proprietors of a California shoe store were among hundreds of immigrants drawn here by promises that the city didn't always live up to


Craigdarroch Castle unveils its new, old kitchen

Mark Brennae
October 18, 2023

Following a soft opening in the summer, the caretakers of Craigdarroch Castle officially unveil the first phase of their kitchen restorations


Salt Spring's first schoolteacher: Black BC history and a legacy of love

John Craven Jones taught for a decade without pay to help educate island kids of all races


What the new museum’s cancellation means for returning Indigenous artifacts

Hanna Hett
June 23, 2022

First Nations across BC are seeking to repatriate items from the Royal BC Museum. This is what the process has been for the Haíłzaqv, Huu-ay-aht, and Tseshaht nations.


How a piano found its way back home after 80 years

The Takata family left some of their possessions, including a piano, with friends in Victoria when they were forced into an internment camp in 1942


An internment camp ‘comedy’ opens in Victoria next week

By Tim Ford
April 27, 2022

Kunji Ikeda’s show, Sansei, explores his family’s connection to the Japanese internment camps


Victoria’s popular blossoms are a tribute to efforts by the deep-rooted Japanese community

By Emily Fagan
April 8, 2022

Blossoming trees like cherry and plum account for nearly one in four public trees in Victoria


Why Victoria’s English is nearly gone

By Jolene Rudisuela
June 14, 2021

Generations of born-and-raised Victorians spoke like they were from England, but this local accent is nearly extinct