On the Island
Decommisioned Martin Mars water bombers
World War II Martin Mars water bombers are no longer contracted by the BC government to fight forest fires, despite the fact that forest fires are worse this year.
Grace Islet dispute
The province says it won't get involved in a dispute involving a native burial on Grace Islet. So at least one Island politician says expropriation is the solution.
Judy! -- The Life Story of Judy Garland
David Lennam reviews the latest Blue Bridge production, "Judy! The Life Story of Judy Garland."
Medical tourism examined
We check out a new website that will help people considering surgery outside of Canada assess the risks and potential benefits of medical tourism.
Is it fair to sell a gift?
That's one of the frustrations the Mayor of Tofino is feeling about Monks Point. The Tofino heritage site might be sold by The Land Conservancy, or TLC for short, to help pay off it's debts.
Sweet solution for honey bees
Mention honey bees and golf courses don't automatically come to mind. Don't tell that to the Royal Colwood Golf Club, which will soon be home to million honey bees.
Schooling potential politicians
What if politicians had to go to school to learn how to be good politicians. That's the goal of a course being offered this week.
Reconciliation on the pitch
We hear about a unique anniversary and tournament for a Victoria aboriginal soccer club.
Paperless lawyer firm
This is the only law firm on the island that operates without a physical office.
What will the landmark Tsilhquotin Supreme Court decision mean for the BC treaty process here on the island? I'll ask an anthropologist and former treaty negotiator.
People from around North America are in Victoria this week learning the most widely spoken artificial language.
Exodus to private schools
Is the decade-long strife in BC's public education system prompting an exodus to private schools? We speak with one educator who made that journey himself.
Making a grad dress out of duct tape
Duct tape has been used for everything from repairing rocket ships in space to the pipes under your sink. But to make a grad outfit? We've got a story that will stick with you.
Cobble Hill's most prominent daughter
Frances Kelsey has been honoured by a US President and saved countless lives she remains almost unknown and without honour in her homeland. We talk to a Victoria man who's planning to change that.
Changing the game with the Tsilhqot'in decision
Is the Supreme Court decision on aboriginal title a "game changer" for first nations and industry? Today's panel looks at what it means for B.C. and the Northern Gateway pipeline
Mr Floatie speaks out again
With Esquimalt balking the building of a centralized sewage treatment, we find out what Mr. Floatie, aka James Skwarok, thinks should happen next.
An anti-spam law primer
Ottawa's new anti-spam legislation comes into effect next week. So will that mean the end of electronic junk mail? We get a primer.
Mediator Lorne Slotnick
In light of the B.C teacher's labour dispute with the government, we talk to a professional mediator about the processand pain of bringing two very different sides together.
Students discuss teacher strike
The four scariest words in the teachers dispute with government: "Class size and Composition". We hear about what this means to students.
Grace Islet archeologist Eric McLay
Should a private home and a First Nations burial area co-exist? We get perspective from an archaeologist who has seen the bones at Grace Islet.
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