Canada’s blind luck led it to Alphonso Davies – and the 2022 World Cup

Canada’s blind luck led it to Alphonso Davies – and the 2022 World Cup

Illustration by MICHAEL BYERS Right at this moment, as we’re about to begin soccer’s quadrennial sorting, there’s an argument to be made about the Canadian national men’s team. Not that it is finally world class, which is true. Or that it’s the most in-form North American team, which is true as well. But that it … Read more

Gusty winds batter BC’s South Coast – BC

Gusty winds batter BC’s South Coast – BC

With the latest atmospheric river in the rearview mirror, BC’s South Coast was bracing for gusty winds Friday night. Environment Canada issued wind warnings for Metro Vancouver, east Vancouver Island, the Southern Gulf Islands, Victoria and Sunshine Coast, along with special weather statements for the Lower Mainland and Howe Sound. In Metro Vancouver, strong northwesterly … Read more

Voters in dozens of BC communities send incumbent mayors packing

Voters in dozens of BC communities send incumbent mayors packing

The voters have spoken, and if they made one thing clear, it was that BC’s 2022 municipal election were about one thing: change. Across the province, voters turned out to turf sitting civic leaders, and nowhere was that ornery mood more clear than in Metro Vancouver, where six cities dumped incumbent mayors. The big headline … Read more

How to eat at a restaurant with a toddler who has only lived life in lockdown

How to eat at a restaurant with a toddler who has only lived life in lockdown

At Fonda Balam, a Mexican restaurant with exclusively counter seating.Corey Mintz/The Globe and Mail Though restaurants have been the central concern of my professional life, I have never eaten in one with my daughter. Food is a huge plank of our connection. We bake challah together and pick peas in our curbside garden. But my … Read more

Victoria Clinics charges subscription fee for access to a family doctor

Victoria Clinics charges subscription fee for access to a family doctor

Patients of two clinics in Greater Victoria are being asked to pay monthly or annual subscription fees to access the services of the family doctor on staff, a model that has alarmed proponents for the public health-care system. The Victoria area is among the hardest hit with the family doctor shortage. Starting Nov. 1, Beta … Read more

Day parole extended for woman who killed Victoria teenager Reena Virk 25 years ago

Day parole extended for woman who killed Victoria teenager Reena Virk 25 years ago

Day parole has been extended for a woman convicted of murdering Victoria teenager Reena Virk almost 25 years ago. A Parole Board of Canada decision says 40-year-old Kerry Sim, who was formerly known as Kelly Ellard, has been authorized to remain on day parole but with numerous conditions. Sim was 15 years old when she … Read more

23-year-old Vancouver Island man earning $68,400 has saved $40,000 but is waiting to invest

23-year-old Vancouver Island man earning ,400 has saved ,000 but is waiting to invest

Photo illustration by The Globe and Mail/Source: iStock Name, age: John, 23 Annual income: $68,400 Debt: $0 Savings: $30,000 in tax-free savings account; $10,000 in registered retirement savings plan What he does: media relations Where he lives: Vancouver Island Top financial concerns: “Down the road, our goal is to have a rental property of our … Read more

Victoria police looking for pair who allegedly climbed, jumped on cars at rental business – BC

Victoria police looking for pair who allegedly climbed, jumped on cars at rental business – BC

A man and a woman were seen on surveillance cameras damaging vehicles at a rental business in Victoria, BC, earlier this week, according to police. Staff at a vehicle rental business in the 700 block of Courtney Street called police after discovering three of their vehicles were damaged. Read more: Man stabbed in chest over … Read more

You now need to make an extra $18,000 to pass the mortgage stress test

You now need to make an extra ,000 to pass the mortgage stress test

A home for sale in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood is photographed on July 18.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail The housing market appears to have cooled in recent weeks, but that doesn’t mean it’s now more affordable to enter the market. In fact, owing to rising interest rates, the opposite is true. Within the past four months, … Read more

Is it illegal for a driver to speed up while you’re trying to pass them?

Is it illegal for a driver to speed up while you’re trying to pass them?

We just drove from Victoria to Calgary and back with a dog and two kids. When we got to Alberta, there were a few times where drivers sped up when we tried to pass. They’d be going just at the speed limit and then floored it to 120 kilometers an hour as we passed. This … Read more