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Wondering what life is really like on Canada’s wild and crazy west coast? This podcast is all about the people, the place’s and Vancouver Island Time. Together we will explore this island paradise, a combination of ocean, city, and country living. We will meet the fabulous locals like the chicken lady and the fudge fairy, who have chosen Victoria and Vancouver Island as their home. And, we will learn what makes this place unique and special to those who live here.
 
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Victoria author Susan Sandford Blades first novel, Fake It So Real, has been receiving critical acclaim since its publication in October 2020. The gritty post-punk story of love, family bonds, pain, and the struggle for authenticity won the 2021 ReLit Award in the novel category, and has been nominated for the 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Ethel Wi…
 
Today we speak to three of the major federal election candidates from the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding. We asked you for input, and now we've put your questions to them. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And …
 
As the injunction at Fairy Creek is set to expire, a series of legal battles from all sides ensues at the BC Supreme Court. We walk you through what's happening, and bring you an update on a RCMP pepper spray incident. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membersh…
 
The housing crisis and pandemic have led to an incredibly challenging year for students searching for housing. Today we learn more about the issue and hear about one possible alternative: a retirement community. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership oppo…
 
Today we speak to the four major federal election candidates from the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. We asked you for input, and now we've put your questions to them. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscr…
 
Halifax artist Emma Fitzgerald spent 15 months in Victoria drawing our community. Today we learn about her new book that will showcase that art. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on our social…
 
New research led by Jessica Pilarczyk, an earth scientist at Simon Fraser University, has uncovered evidence of a major earthquake near Japan's Boso Peninsula that took place about 1000 years ago. Now her team is planning to head to Vancouver Island, to scour the Port Alberni area for any evidence of a corresponding tsunami. We'll hear what this pa…
 
We learn about the Capital Daily investigations into allegations of sexual harassment against Victoria driving instructor a media columnist Steve Wallace. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on …
 
Today we speak to three of the major federal election candidates from the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding. We asked you for input, and now we've put your questions to them. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subsc…
 
Today we revisit our afternoon at Kwench Work and Culture Club, where we had a conversation about the future of work as the pandemic continues to shift the needs and expectations of businesses and employees. We also discussed what employees should expect from their employers if they don't return to traditional offices. Get more stories like this in…
 
For Good News Friday, we learn about a local program that helps women who have experienced trauma reclaim their personal and professional lives. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on our social…
 
Today we speak to the four major federal election candidates from the Victoria riding. We asked you for input, and now we've put your questions to them. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on ou…
 
Heatwaves, drought, and ever-growing demands for water on Vancouver Island are putting immense pressure on B.C salmon stocks, and in some cases, causing mass die-offs of salmon. And it all relates to that all too familiar spectre looming over our daily lives and casting our ecosystems into crisis: climate change. We hear from two salmon experts abo…
 
We give you a summary of each of the four major parties’ proposed policies related to old-growth logging and Fairy Creek. We also bring you a previous conversation we had with a policy expert about old-growth policy that would benefit both the environment and industry. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our dai…
 
Saanich's council has approved a new housing strategy that will remain for 10 years. For Municipal Monday, Councillor Zac De Vries explains the strategy, its goals, and the reasons behind their choices. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity a…
 
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st. Today we learn about how everyone in our community can play a part to help those in need. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on our socials!…
 
Today we unpack and compare the main points from the four major party’s housing plans. We’ll also discuss the interesting role policy from British Columbia is playing on the national stage. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDail…
 
With the province announcing mandatory vaccination proof for certain social and recreational settings and events, the responsibility for that enforcement will largely fall on the employees at said events and businesses. How do we make sure they remain safe? Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newslette…
 
Tensions between protesters and RCMP at the Fairy Creek blockades have reached new heights. Video footage of police officers discharging pepper spray into a crowd of protesters sparked a wave of protests at RCMP detachments across the Island. We hear from land defenders and the RCMP about the incidents, and speak with Green MLA Sonia Furstenau abou…
 
A politician from Comox Valley is proposing a change to zoning laws that would end new petroleum station infrastructure in favour of more environmentally friendly alternatives. For Municipal Monday, we speak to him to learn more about the idea and why he's taking such a bold stance on climate policy. Get more stories like this in your inbox every m…
 
Community Salon is operating on a model that gives back to the community while providing affordable gender-neutral pricing. They are also giving out free haircuts with the help of customers. This Good News Friday, we learn more about how and why. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at Capita…
 
In March, we published a story about the debate between a developer and local group over a proposal for 902 Foul Bay. After working with the city, the developer has released their revised proposal. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at Cap…
 
We get the details about the pilot project in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association coming to the city of Victoria. We also speak to a consultant from a similar program that has spanned decades in Eugene, Oregon. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check …
 
BC Ferries is experiencing a labour shortage that has now resulted in the cancellation of scheduled departures. Today we learn more about the shortage that is impacting companies worldwide, and what the future holds for the struggling industry. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalD…
 
Oak Bay has released the results from public consultation on secondary suites in the municipality. Mayor Kevin Murdoch joins to share those results and tell us what happens next. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member…
 
Good News Letter Editor joins to share the story of a Victoria family that turned their personal savings into a charity to help anyone in need. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And subscribe to us on our socials…
 
As we enter the next phase of the pandemic, a new conversation around the ethics of vaccines and restrictions emerges. Should the vaccinated population have to abide by restrictions to protect those who choose not to protect themselves? We have that conversation with an expert in ethics. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by sub…
 
We spend an afternoon at Kwench Work and Culture Club to have a conversation about the future of work as the pandemic continues to shift the needs and expectations of businesses and employees. We'll also discuss what employees should expect from their employers if they don't return to traditional offices. Get more stories like this in your inbox ev…
 
The blockades set up in and around Fairy Creek have officially been active for a year. Yesterday’s anniversary began with a morning RCMP raid at the camp headquarters and ended with speakers and live music in front of the BC Legislature. We look back on the year that was with the 17-year-old teenager from Washington that brought attention to Fairy …
 
A new pilot project coming in September will allow for water transportation between the Gulf Islands. We speak to Peter Luckham, Chair of the Islands Trust Council to learn more about it. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.…
 
The skateboarding world continues to grow into a more inclusive and diverse space. In Victoria, the group "Vancouver Island Queer Skate" is at the forefront of the movement. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Member And …
 
Stats Canada recently released their annual Crime Severity Index and it showed a seemingly drastic increase for the city of Victoria. We take a step back to learn more about the CSI and put Victoria’s numbers into proper context to find out if there is cause for concern. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our d…
 
We speak to Board With Friends owners Nick and Alyssa about opening their business during a pandemic and their recommendations for people looking to get into the board gaming world. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/Mem…
 
Capital Daily's Jimmy Thomson headed over to Salt Spring Island to learn about the Island's water shortage and housing crisis, and how they are overlapping to create a labour shortage. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our membership opportunity at CapitalDaily.ca/…
 
League of Innovators is a national charity providing resources and programs to young entrepreneurs in Canada, and they're operating right here out of Victoria. For Good News Friday, we learn more about the programs and their impact. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Chec…
 
As the potential for a fourth wave looms, we compare British Columbia to the outbreak areas around the world to analyze how things may be different here. We also get new modeling that shows the possible future for the province. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca Check our…
 
In late July, B.C.'s Ministry of Health announced their next steps in working to solve Greater Victoria's primary care shortage: the creation of four new Primary Care Networks, and the unveiling of a new Urgent and Primary Care Centre in downtown Victoria. We hear from Dr Kathy Dabrus, family doctor and member of the Victoria Division of Family Pra…
 
Co-owner Meagan Symington and her partner, Oliver Woods, left their desk jobs to start Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria and Market in 2017. It's grown to become a well-loved stop on Highway 14, where the tourists are plenty and the restaurants are few. We hear how they did it, and what their journey has been like so far. Get more stories like this in you…
 
Councillor Gordie Logan joins to talk about the ongoing consultation with the public over Colwood's parks. He'll take us through some of the ideas being presented, the issues some folks have with Colwood Creek Park, and when the changes will come. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at Capit…
 
For Good News Friday, we bring back Good News Letter Editor Emily Fagan to tell us about a floating concert in Victoria that's raising funds for a First Nations community's ongoing legal battle. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us on our socials! Twitte…
 
We welcome back Capital Daily Investigative Journalist Tori Marlan to hear about her feature on David Johnston, the Victorian who lives his life without money. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us on our socials! Twitter @CapitalDailyVic Instagram @Capit…
 
As BC enters a state of emergency over wildfires, we're joined by an expert to learn about how old-growth forests impact the severity of wildfires. As well as how factors such as forest management, logging and climate change play into that. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily…
 
Wheelie's Motorcycles & Cafe was one of the first foodie spots to pop up in Victoria's mostly industrial Rock Bay neighbourhood. Seven years later, they've become a word-of-mouth hub for foodies, bikers, and musicians alike. The first episode in a Capital Daily podcast series profiling unique local businesses in the Capital Regional District. Get m…
 
For the past five years, Shannon Carman has been trying to bring a park to Metchosin’s small town centre. After a proposal to council, it may finally come to fruition. She joins us to tell us more about the project. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us o…
 
Stephanie Renaas was diagnosed with hearing loss as a toddler and has spent her life working with the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre to create a successful life for herself. Now she has come full circle to working with the Deaf and hard of hearing communities as an audiologist at the IDHHC. This is her story. Get more stories like this in y…
 
Perched high above the river at the Sooke Potholes Regional Park is the abandoned dream of Albert Yuen and his elaborate but ill-fated Deertrails Resort project. All that remains of the sprawling building-to-be is an intricate stone foundation of pillars, stairways, and three-storey chimneys. In this episode, we'll bring you through a tour of the r…
 
A double whammy of bad primary care news hit Greater Victoria this week. The Gordon Head Treatment Centre announced it will be closing its doors in August when one of their physicians leaves for another opportunity, and the James Bay Urgent and Primary Care Clinic is losing three doctors and one nurse. We speak with Damien Contandriopoulos from the…
 
With the province on high alert this wildfire season, we speak to an expert about risk factors for Vancouver Island municipalities and prevention and preparation. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us on our socials! Twitter @CapitalDailyVic Instagram @Ca…
 
This Municipal Monday, we speak to the District of North Saanich Geoff Orr about the ongoing Official Community Plan process. He addresses concerns from the public and explains what happens next. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us on our socials! Twitt…
 
High school students in the remote Indigenous Nitinaht community started a recycling program to fill a gap in their area. Get more stories like this in your inbox every morning by subscribing to our daily newsletter at CapitalDaily.ca And subscribe to us on our socials! Twitter @CapitalDailyVic Instagram @CapitalDaily Facebook @CapitalDailyVic…
 
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