Monthly Archives: June 2017

Victoria’s sex industry. Plus, talking to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member

0:00 – 14:25: Special guest Rob Buffam from CTV Vancouver Island covered Victoria’s sex industry in a special series this week. We talk to him about what he learned.

14:25 – 19:46: Oops, Bob Dylan cancelled his local concert.

19:46 – 25:23: A strange sea-creature called a “pyrosome” is invading the ocean off Vancouver Island. Problem is, it looks terrifying/hilarious.

25:23 – 34:20: James isn’t so sure about the “Diner en Blanc” event.

34:20 – 43:41: We share Corey’s interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvin Bishop, who’s coming to Victoria for Jazz Fest.

Airbnb and billeting the homeless

*UPDATE* Since recording this episode, the Bob Dylan concert in Victoria was cancelled. FYI*

Victoria City Council is moving to restrict short term vacation rentals and the mayor is suggesting we billet the homeless in the face of a housing crisis. There’s a lot to talk about this week.

On the lighter side – concerts and comedy shows galore to cover on this week’s edition of Victoria This Week.

Urban farming in Victoria with “Topsoil,” plus wildlife encounters and concert announcements

0:00 – 26:38: INTERVIEW. The owner/operator of “Topsoil,” Chris Hildreth, is trying to bring large scale farming into the city… and he’s doing it. Currently located at Dockside Green, they’re now open to public sales after previously providing for restaurants exclusively.

26:38 – 37:10: Wildlife in the news. We discuss a eagle in Sidney that’s raising a baby hawk and Ryan’s close encounter with a deer.

37:10 – 50:42: Music news! The Sadies are coming to Victoria. Corey argues they’re one of the best bands in Canada. Plus, the Rifflandia line up is out.




Gotta place to rent? Plus, weed eaters

Special guest Louise Hartland from CTV Vancouver Island tells us the story of a U-Vic student who dropped out because she couldn’t find a decent home to rent.

Also, Arcade Fire are coming. Also, we all have weed eaters….