Devon Bidal

Due to gendered billing codes, trans men who require any care deemed to be for females and trans women who need care deemed to be for males, may run into problems with the B.C. Medical Services Plan. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

How gendered codes affect trans folks seeking health care on Vancouver Island

Part three of a series looking at trans-inclusive sexual health care in B.C.

Due to gendered billing codes, trans men who require any care deemed to be for females and trans women who need care deemed to be for males, may run into problems with the B.C. Medical Services Plan. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Several local, provincial and federal politicians were in attendance for the Canadian government’s announcement regarding an investment into affordable housing in B.C. on Tuesday. (Devon Bidal/Saanich News)

Feds announce $75 million for affordable housing in B.C.

1,500 affordable and accessible units will be built across the province for those in need

Several local, provincial and federal politicians were in attendance for the Canadian government’s announcement regarding an investment into affordable housing in B.C. on Tuesday. (Devon Bidal/Saanich News)
The Fox Showroom Pub has closed its doors permanently. (Fox Showroom Pub/Facebook)

Sign of the times: Only strip club in Victoria shuts its doors

The Fox Showroom Pub announces closure on Facebook

The Fox Showroom Pub has closed its doors permanently. (Fox Showroom Pub/Facebook)
Even if a clinic makes some strides towards inclusion, there are still many barriers that trans folks face when it comes to sexual health and reproductive care. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

A look at trans-inclusivity in sexual health and abortion clinics on Vancouver Island

Part one of a series looking at trans-inclusive sexual health care in B.C.

Even if a clinic makes some strides towards inclusion, there are still many barriers that trans folks face when it comes to sexual health and reproductive care. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
MTV premiered at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1, 1981. (Bébéranol/Wikimedia Commons)

MTV premiered 38 years ago

Video Killed the Radio Star was the first video aired on the channel

MTV premiered at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1, 1981. (Bébéranol/Wikimedia Commons)
Posting about the location of police during an active incident can put everyone involved at risk and could result in the suspect evading capture. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

About to post a police chase photo to Instagram? Maybe don’t, cops say

Posts could be seen by a suspect and may result in them targeting officers or evading capture

Posting about the location of police during an active incident can put everyone involved at risk and could result in the suspect evading capture. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Forever 21 was the target of anger on Twitter this week after sending diet bars with online orders. The company was accused of targeting their customers who’d ordered from the brand’s plus-sized collection. (Photo by Mike Mozart/Flicker)

Customers voice outrage after Forever 21 sends diet bars out with online orders

The clothing company sent Atkins diet bar samples with online orders packages

Forever 21 was the target of anger on Twitter this week after sending diet bars with online orders. The company was accused of targeting their customers who’d ordered from the brand’s plus-sized collection. (Photo by Mike Mozart/Flicker)
Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island
Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery gets mixed reactions after smoking on BC Ferry

BC Ferries does not allow smoking on its boats, terminals

Jodie Emery shared this photo of herself smoking cannabis on a BC Ferries vessel to Instagram and Twitter on Sunday evening. (Jodie Emery/Instagram)
The iPhone’s popularity can be traced back to the release of the first iPhone in 2007. (Pixabay/Pexels)

Light a candle and celebrate! The iPhone turns 12

Apple unveiled the first generation iPhone on June 29, 2007

The iPhone’s popularity can be traced back to the release of the first iPhone in 2007. (Pixabay/Pexels)
Changes are coming to the BC Parks campsite reservation system. (Black Press file photo)

New features of B.C.’s campsite reservation system to launch this winter

Ministry of Environment says fees won’t increase

Changes are coming to the BC Parks campsite reservation system. (Black Press file photo)
“We need to start listening to the first peoples,” said one of the speakers who came up from Seattle for the march. (DevonBidal/News Staff)

Protesters rally in Victoria over newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Still No Consent! No Trans Mountain! 20 kilometre march will end at Island View Beach

“We need to start listening to the first peoples,” said one of the speakers who came up from Seattle for the march. (DevonBidal/News Staff)