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What the Beirut Explosion Would Have Done to Victoria

By The Capital Staff
August 8, 2020

Virtually the entire historic downtown would have been flattened


The Border’s Closed So Do Your Touristing Here: The Capital’s Guide to Vancouver Island’s Hidden Gems 

Spooky ruins, crashed planes, famous murder weapons and some very, very tall trees


Vancouver Island Events for June 29th to July 5th

By Ben Waterworth
June 28, 2020

Canada Day events, a new slate of outdoor markets and of course the Big Gay Dog Walk


The Most Expensive Event In History: How the Death and Devastation of COVID-19 Ranks Against Prior Global Disasters

By Harley Gordon
June 27, 2020

Even with nearly 500,000 dead, the world dodged a bullet in terms of what could have been. The economy, however, may never be the same.


Why BC Fared So Well Through COVID-19

By Tristin Hopper
June 26, 2020

Chinese-Canadians may have done more than any single community to shield Western Canada from the worst excesses of COVID-19


Vancouver Island Events for June 23rd to June 28th, 2020

By Ben Waterworth
June 24, 2020

Trivia nights, sessions to help reopen through COVID-19 and "theatre home delivery" service

Civil Unrest

Victoria's Forgotten Race Riot

By Ann Edelstein
June 21, 2020

Mobs had sought vengeance against the city's Germans, but succeeded only in shattering their own downtown


COVID-19 May Be Causing a Dramatic Rise in Penis Injuries: Victoria Study

By Cameron Welch
June 21, 2020

A UBC study attributed the spike in broken male genitals to the unintended consequences of COVID-19 lockdowns


Prevent a Second Wave: Here’s More of What We Know on How to Avoid COVID-19

By Tristin Hopper
June 20, 2020

It doesn't stick to surfaces as much as we thought, and is particularly slow to spread outdoors