The Phenomenon Making Victoria Almost Three Times Sunnier Than Vancouver

"Southwestern BC isn't always wet. It really depends are where you are in relation to the Olympic Rain Shadow."

OP-ED // On Raising Prices, Moving Away From Tipping and Paying Staff More

Victoria restaurateur/baker Clif Leir shares some thoughts on operational changes coming to his Fol Epi and Agrius eateries.

Ferris’ Grill and Phillips Brewing Teaming Up for ‘Covirtual Beer Dinner’ on May 16th

Tired of eating and drinking in isolation? Here's a cool, collaborative idea from the good folks at Ferris' Grill and Phillips Brewing...

Vessel Liquor Launches Home Delivery Service in Victoria

This is going to be super helpful for a lot of folks who are really trying to limit their shopping trips in these weird times.

A Letter from the Editor

I can only speak for myself and my family, but from today forward it’s take-out, delivery and home cooking only.

33 Acres Is Popping Up in Victoria All Weekend Long

The Vancouver brewery will be setting up shop at Still Life For Him from February 21 - 23, including a Friday night party.

On Side Orders of Coronavirus and Never Working a Valentine’s Day Shift Again

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds award-winning local booze and firefighters saving giant bottles of wine.

The View From Your Window #5

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

How Some BC Neighbourhoods Once Tried to Keep People of Colour Out

"So this racist lady on the bus starting ranting about Land Title Covenants, asking a young Asian couple if they were servants..."

Shake Up Your 2020 Music Collection by Visiting CAVITY’s Next Music Exchange

That mixtape you pick up may or may not contain some life-changing tunes, but Spotify will never be able to replicate it.

That Time Our Government Made Millions Being Unabashedly Racist

"Most of my younger friends think racism towards Chinese people is a new thing in BC. Then I tell them about the Head Tax..."

A Sneak Peek Inside ‘Virtuous Pie’

The new, 2,300 sqft Victoria location of Virtuous Pie is on the verge of opening inside the Finlayson Building at 530 Pandora Avenue.

‘Tractor’ Opening Soon on Government Street

Vancouver's quick-service Tractor restaurant is setting up shop in the old Sam's Deli location at 805 Government Street.

The Thing Travelling Islanders Cross Their Fingers and Hope For

“I know it's Friday afternoon on a long weekend and I don't have a reservation but I'm crossing my fingers and trusting in ferry luck...”

The View From Your Window #3

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Never-Ending Stories of Local Artist Sarah Leckie’s Awesome Ceramics

From her studio in Victoria, this ceramic artist Screates utilitarian designs illustrated with fantastical circular narratives.

Remembering Java, a Smoke-Filled Coffee House for Creative Misfits

This art-filled and espresso-fuelled cultural hub was a fixture opposite Market Square on Lower Johnson St. during the 1990s.

From Spearfishing to Pint-Slinging, Understanding the ‘Whistle Buoy Brewing’ Brand

Thalia Stope goes in search of the story behind Market Square's West Coast-inspired taproom, Whistle Buoy Brewing.