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Clover Point, site of one of Victoria's primary sewage screening plants, from across Ross Bay. Photo © Blake Handley, via Creative Commons and flickr

Region’s rush pre-empts a gold flush

The new sewage-treatment schedule that the Capital Regional District proposed earlier this month contains tight deadlines. In order for this latest development to pan out, proponents for building a secondary treatment plant in the region must determine a new timeline and acquire all approvals and a site for the treatment Read more →

Orion nebula. Photo © NASA

Night-sky marathon draws hardy enthusiasts

Next weekend, a few hardy members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Victoria chapter will mark the start of spring with a little-known ritual. Clear skies willing, they will stay up until dawn on Sunday to participate in an astronomical test of endurance, knowledge and night-sky navigation skills. Their Read more →

One block along Victoria's Government Street. Photo © Jason Vanderhill, via flickr & Creative Commons

Perceptions change as our cities evolve

I have little need for t-shirts, caps or jackets emblazoned with our capital’s name. I don’t bother with coasters, tea cozies or trinkets to remind me of my day-to-day existence here. When I can step out my door to live the dream, I rarely think of shops that sell souvenirs Read more →

Gonzales Observatory served as Victoria's weather and time station. Photo © Cindy Andrie via flickr and Creative Commons

Passing and keeping time in Victoria’s early years

  We lost an hour last night. Don’t send out a search party. The hour is not hiding under the bed, or communing with dust bunnies at the back of the closet. It hasn’t eloped with a dish or a spoon, or ridden a cow bareback over the moon. Our Read more →

Flu vaccination. Photo © U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, via flickr & Creative Commons

Reduce your chances of getting flu

With the annual flu season underway, the annual influenza-related controversies are also making the rounds. They started last summer, with problems at Canada’s main flu-vaccine production facility in Quebec. A shortfall of vaccine doses resulted, forcing the Canada’s Public Health Agency to place orders with other suppliers. By the start Read more →