Capital Daily

Capital Daily

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Get the latest news from Victoria, BC’s fastest growing news organization. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Ben Waterworth, our quick, concise daily update will keep you posted on everything to know on Vancouver Island.


August 10 2020
Aug 10 • 21 min
We speak with award winning journalist Terry Glavin about his recent article on an unknown part of BC history, the City of Victoria votes to go forward with its plan to delay capital projects and Victoria hotel workers to begin a hunger strike
August 7 2020
Aug 7 • 22 min
We chat with UVic researcher Harley Gordon about just how COVID-19 began, the Premier condemns customers who berated Langford restaurant staff and a 5 foot snake on the loose in Victoria
August 6 2020
Aug 6 • 21 min
We chat with Capital reporter Anna J James about Victoria’s bike theft underground, a report shows that downtown Victoria tourism businesses have suffered a 95% revenue drop and a pedestrian struck by a flying hot dog in Saanich
August 5 2020
Aug 5 • 21 min
A poll reveals that 1 in 4 British Columbians consider themselves from BC first and Canada second, the City of Victoria expecting a deficit of between $12.5 and $17.5 million and we chat with co-host of the Ghost Story Guys podcast Brennan Storr about how…
August 4 2020
Aug 4 • 12 min
The Nanaimo and Comox Valley Seniors Villages end their eight months of administration, new research around white-haired Spirit bears reveals some interesting results and a UVic student and musician wins a top of her class award after being bed ridden for…
August 3 2020
Aug 3 • 16 min
We speak with Capital reporter Anna J James about her recent story looking into an alleged sex trafficking ring in Victoria, a Nanaimo-area wildfire continues to burn, threatening Vancouver Island marmots and a woman arrested after a string of unusual…
July 31 2020
Jul 31 • 22 min
A former military member sentenced to 18 months for child pornography, a Washington wildfire to blame for smoky skies over Victoria and we chat with Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend about the return of the Canadian Premier League.
July 30 2020
Jul 30 • 17 min
We speak with Capital reporter Anna J James about her recent experiences in the COVID ravaged US, Victoria granted an injunction to evict campers from parts of Beacon Hill and find out how the Canucks did in their first NHL match since March
July 29 2020
Jul 29 • 19 min
The children of a Sooke RCMP officer who blew the whistle on sexual misconduct to receive their share of her payout, Victoria parks staff exercise a provision in their contract and refuse to operate in Beacon Hill park and we speak to local podcaster Liv…
July 28 2020
Jul 28 • 20 min
We chat to Capital reporter Tori Marlan about her damning story on Canadian care home residents being sedated with potentially deadly drugs, Premier John Horgan tells people being harassed for having US plates to change them or change their transport and…
July 27 2020
Jul 27 • 11 min
A Langford football star dies after a drowning tragedy, a man charged with the murder of his Port Alberni girlfriend and the Premier hints at a possible early election.
July 24 2020
Jul 24 • 20 min
We learn more about the time Canada almost went to war with the United States over a pig, a Victoria runner to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation and the Whitecaps stun Chicago to qualify for the next round of…
July 23 2020
Jul 23 • 11 min
The family of a military member being held in Royal Jubilee alleges he received racist treatment, A woman dies after drowning in Matheson Lake and new pandemic rules at restaurants, bars and nightclubs in BC
July 22 2020
Jul 22 • 9 min
Fire crews respond to a wildfire in Mill Hill Regional Park, owners of a downtown Victoria restaurant slam a hoax “anti-lockdown” event advertised at the venue and BC’s state of emergency extended yet again.
July 21 2020
Jul 21 • 10 min
A popular Cobble Hill swimming spot closed off to the public on threat of fine by the police patrolling the perimeter, BC places new limits on vaping intended to reduce youth use and a poll reports 83% support for universal public seniors care.
July 20 2020
Jul 20 • 11 min
A Gabriola Island man becomes the first North American to circumnavigate the world without electronic tools, a firefighter dies near Port Alberni and an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Victoria confirmed to have a COVID-19 case.
July 17 2020
Jul 17 • 18 min
BC sets a new record number of overdose deaths for the second consecutive month, Victoria 1-bedroom units listed the 4th most expensive in Canada and we catch up with the editor of The Capital Tristin Hopper to learn more about just why US plated vehicles…
July 16 2020
Jul 16 • 14 min
The Cannabis Buyers Club in Victoria raided for the second time in 12 months, the new Nanaimo West Coast League team unveiled and we speak to researcher Harley Gordon about just how COVID-19 will end.
July 15 2020
Jul 15 • 10 min
A motion calling on the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board to ban street checks and carding to be presented at Thursday’s council meeting, a $12.5-billion budget deficit predicted for BC and An Invasive Green Crab increasingly showing up in west coast…
July 14 2020
Jul 14 • 15 min
A suspicious fire at the Nanaimo Bastion, we speak to BC Lions running back Wayne Moore about his unique non-football related hobby keeping his mind ready as he waits for football to return, and Quebec to introduce mandatory face masks for certain…
July 13 2020
Jul 13 • 10 min
A caravan involved in a fatal Malahat crash in 2018 found to be travelling 40km/h over the speed limit, a former construction company owner sentenced to 9 months for sexually assaulting an employee and the Victoria City Council set to vote on continuing…
July 10 2020
Jul 10 • 18 min
A potential new use for the Oak Bay Lodge, Raging Grannies call for the end to public funding of for-profit senior care homes and we chat to UBC researcher Elizabeth Blundon about her findings on whether or not unresponsive people who are dying can still…
July 9 2020
Jul 9 • 14 min
A police vehicle collides with an SUV downtown after running a red light, a female RCMP officer fined and restricted by the conduct board for sexually harassing a fellow officer and Capital Daily reporter Anna J James talks more about the issues…
July 8 2020
Jul 8 • 10 min
Police investigate a sudden death in Victoria, the Oak Bay council objects to Victoria bike lane planning process and the search for a Strathcona Park hiker is called off.
July 7 2020
Jul 7 • 9 min
The Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns the death of an experienced skydiver, investigations look into how a man died in his cell at the Vancouver Island Regional Correction Centre on Father’s Day and BC health officials say no cases of COVID have…
July 6 2020
Jul 6 • 15 min
Sayward lands yet another new mayor, an amorous peacock incarcerated by animal control officers after terrorising residents of an apartment building and we learn more about a massive sporting festival coming to Victoria in 2021.
July 3 2020
Jul 3 • 11 min
A human trafficking operation discovered on Vancouver Island, the Average single-family home price tops $1 million in Greater Victoria and a Saanich woman claims police dismissed a sexual assault because of body language.
July 2 2020
Jul 2 • 10 min
An investigation into a fatal plane crash near Tofino last year fails to determine the cause of the crash, a False COVID-19 alarm raised in Nanaimo and the Grizzlies make a trade for experience from youth.
July 1 2020
Jul 1 • 13 min
A man found chopping the head off a dead sea lion, a decomposing body found near the Nainamo bus loop and we find out more about the financial and economic impact the current COVID pandemic has had on Canada.
June 30 2020
Jun 30 • 19 min
Renewed interest into a cold case of a missing Nainamo woman, water taxis set to continue criss-crossing Victoria Harbour and we find out just why BC has fared so well during the current COVID pandemic
June 29 2020
Jun 29 • 17 min
A Victoria hospital at risk of pushing First Nations further away at dangerous times, a Nanaimo mental health crisis response team scheduled for next year and Victoria comes to a standstill to pay respects to Captain Kevin Hagen.
June 26 2020
Jun 26 • 10 min
UVic puts releases new school trip safety following a fatal crash last year, the Victoria City council makes a decision on whether or not homeless campers can stay at Beacon Hill Park and Parksville police investigating a series of dog poisonings.
June 25 2020
Jun 25 • 14 min
BC moves into restart plan phase 3, 37% of BC workers say they don’t feel safe returning to work and learn more about a major event in Victoria’s history that you may not be familiar with.
June 24 2020
Jun 24 • 11 min
The 35th anniversary of the Air India bombing commemorated with a special online tribute, calls for a highly paid security position to be scrapped and an iconic Victorian set to have their name appear less on buildings around the country.
June 23 2020
Jun 23 • 15 min
A marmot on the loose in downtown Victoria suspected of being a stowaway, the Ministry of Transportation set to evict a small Saanich encampment and a Victoria Police officer suspended and put under criminal investigation
June 22 2020
Jun 22 • 19 min
Nearly 300 non-COVID excess deaths reported in BC between March and April, the latest science on how to keep virus-free in a reopening world and the cause of a helicopter crash that killed a Nanaimo officer in April released.
June 19 2020
Jun 19 • 16 min
Find out why the City of Victoria paid more than two and a half times the 2016 price of a downtown property, BC’s killer whales thriving during the pandemic and a novice driver in a sports car set to face a series of traffic infractions after crashing…
June 18 2020
Jun 18 • 10 min
Canadians’ trust in businesses at an all-time low, the Victoria City Council set to vote on establishing a non-police crisis response service and a petition to reinstate an Okanagan teacher suspended for an unsafe chemistry experiment gains close to 1000…
June 17 2020
Jun 17 • 12 min
Police recommend a murder charge against Steven Bacon for the 2017 death of Makayla Chang, a First Nations chief councillor calls for the the William Head Institution to be returned to them and repurposed and salmon recovery and habitat restoration set to…
June 16 2020
Jun 16 • 14 min
We learn more about our exclusive feature into the circumstances that placed James Busch and Zachary Armitage at the William Head Institution and the horrific crime that followed their escape from the facility, four bear cubs found skinned on the side of…
June 15 2020
Jun 15 • 10 min
BC Hydro survey, healing walks held across the country to honour Chantel Moore and Americans finding ways to sneak into Canada.
June 12 2020
Jun 12 • 12 min
Both Vancouver Island and BC record their deadliest ever month on record for overdoses, Victoria’s Police Chief rebuffs calls for defunding of the police and new restrictions around entry into First Nations territory on the island.
June 11 2020
Jun 11 • 9 min
Fears the worst recession in nearly a century is set to hit the global economy, Island Health pleads for the public to stop harassing their staff after false allegations racist remarks posted online were from one of their employees and a major American…
June 10 2020
Jun 10 • 9 min
First Nations not yet consulted on the death of a Victoria woman in New Brunswick, a new hybrid-electric ferry hits the water and BC’s top doctor urges islanders not to become complacent around COVID-19.
June 9 2020
Jun 9 • 10 min
Counting the cost of COVID-19 against other global disasters, face masks in BC get close to outnumbering people in the province and a virtual yearbook removed from a school after a series of racist and sexually violent messages
June 8 2020
Jun 8 • 11 min
A Nanaimo man saved after a seven hour rescue, thousands gather for a Black Lives Matter rally in Victoria and a video guide showcases a new Victoria development.
June 5 2020
Jun 5 • 9 min
A BC woman shot and killed by New Brunswick police, vehicle traffic banned from a city block in Victoria and no active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island.
June 4 2020
Jun 4 • 8 min
$30 million spent in the last month to help house the homeless, a man attacks a drive-thru window for lack of mustard on a burger and two more bear sightings in Victoria.
June 3, 2020
Jun 3 • 8 min
Two people dead after a Monday afternoon incident on Salt Spring Island, racist insults hurled at first nation members and the number of active COVID-19 cases the lowest in BC since the beginning of the emergency.
June 2, 2020
Jun 2 • 10 min
Concerns over ecological and indigenous cultural sites in Victoria, an island school principal in mourning after his brother and cousin are gunned down in the US and protests against racism encouraged in BC but with some recommendations.
June 1, 2020
Jun 1 • 10 min
The University of Victoria working on a low cost COVID-19 test, the 2020 cruise season sinks before it begins and the return of an unwanted pest in BC.
May 29, 2020
May 29 • 9 min
Vic Theatre set to open again but with a twist, a kayaker rescues a bird after a savage attack and one couple goes to new heights to get married.
May 28, 2020
May 28 • 9 min
BC enters its longest provincial state of emergency in history, overdose deaths continue to well outpace COVID-19 fatalities in the province and a sporting legend from Victoria set to enter the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
May 27, 2020
May 27 • 11 min
A breath of fresh air, literally, for all of BC, gyms set to open again but under heavy restrictions and what the returned plan of the NHL means for British Columbia.
May 26, 2020
May 26 • 10 min
The miraculous survival of a childhood toy, a $53 million “dementia village” coming to the island and Victoria International Airport feeling the brunt of the pandemic.
May 25, 2020
May 25 • 10 min
A man in custody after a gunshot in a Victoria building, fire crews rescue three people from a balcony and arrest made as police sweep in on remaining tents at Pandora.
May 22, 2020
May 22 • 10 min
A once in a lifetime tornado hits the island, an app designed to stop drug overdoses labelled “out of touch” and another bear sighting in Victoria.
May 21, 2020
May 21 • 10 min
The deadline arrives for two tent cities in Victoria, BC’s premier condemns a suspected racist attack in Parksville and we find out a little bit more about dating in a Covid-19 world.
May 20, 2020
May 20 • 11 min
BC officially enters phase 2 of its restart plan, Vancouver Island now 95% recovered from Covid-19 and police urge local constituents to stop bringing explosive to their station.
May 19, 2020
May 19 • 10 min
A motel evacuated after an explosive device is found, calls to a Vancouver help line for gender-based violence up by 400% and Hairstylists and barbers concerned over reopening.
May 18, 2020
May 18 • 11 min
A pilot dead after a stunt plane crashes in BC, parole denied for one of Kimberly Proctor’s killers and BC drinking their way through the pandemic.
May 15, 2020
May 15 • 11 min
A parole hearing set for today for one of Kimberly Proctor’s killers, a cougar attack leaves a family pet dead and Victoria’s chance to see the “Greek Freak” delayed by a year.
May 14 2020
May 14 • 11 min
A bus causes havoc in Victoria, two dozen chickens stolen from a North Cowichan recovery centre and could the Island play host to NHL games if the 2019-20 season resumes?
May 13 2020
May 13 • 10 min
A BC carbon capture firm lobbies Washington on a plan to suck carbon from the atmosphere, survey launched to receive feedback on COVID-19 and alarming statistics released on Victoria home break-ins.
May 12 2020
May 12 • 11 min
Victoria looks to expand patios, ban cars in Beacon Hill, Province pleads to keep border closed and all three major island universities announce long-term plan for online classes.
May 11 2020
May 11 • 8 min
Fires spike amid COVID-19, WestJet cuts service to Vancouver Island and a deadly explosion at a North Saanich marina. Moshkwa Soap & Art Studio, a local Victoria studio offering small batch luxury soap & bath products, original artwork and jewelry. Visit…
May 8 2020
May 8 • 11 min
BC suffers an alarming increase in overdoses, BC Ferries set to increase sailings, it’s the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe and a 101-year-old veteran is walking 101 laps to raise money for charity.