Victoria, British Columbia

Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships

The Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships were launched in 1985. The competition was initially staged every two years. However, it was decided that the event would be held every four years from 2002.

Thursday, 17 August, 2006, 12:00am

Public wants a green, open harbour: banker

Government and business urged to listen to public

The government and the business community should take account of public aspirations over Victoria Harbour when they plan developments along the waterfront, a top banker said yesterday.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Weather fails to douse festive spirit

Clouds and rain block view of full moon, but thousands flock to the five lantern festivals around the city

Mid-Autumn revellers braved last night's inclement weather hoping to catch a glimpse of the full moon in Victoria Park, but it was hidden behind thick clouds that soaked people with sudden showers.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Brolly brigade in a show of flower power

It was cold. It was wet. But the bad weather failed to deter people from flocking to colourful Lunar New Year stalls in Victoria Park last night.

The Observatory said temperatures dropped to 9 degrees Celsius in urban areas and 8 degrees in rural areas last night as the city prepares for its coldest Lunar New Year since 1996.

21 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

One-off cross-harbour swim at eastern end not ruled out

Your report and editorial on the sewage treatment scheme for Victoria Harbour (South China Morning Post, March 21) require clarification.

28 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Body found in harbour

The body of a woman aged 30 to 35 was found in Victoria Harbour off North Point.

20 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Festive spirit will not be eclipsed

A 60-metre dragon carried by 100 dancers outside the Lotus Temple in Tai Hang last night kicked off the celebrations for today's Mid-Autumn Festival.

The spirit of the dance, said organisers, might just be enough to ward off misfortune signified by a lunar eclipse this morning.

27 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

New World flats on sale

New World Development Co will put 30 units of its Coastline Villa in Discovery Bay for sale today at an average of $4,000 a square foot. The sale came after the company sold 30 units on May 15. The units, in Blocks 4, 18 and 34, range from 1,471 to 2,174 sq ft.

20 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Victoria striving to keep Games in uniform budget

AS Canada struggles through recessionary times, every effort is being made to make sure that costs for the XV Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, are kept within budget.

7 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Games to put Victoria on tourism map

VICTORIA, capital of British Columbia, is expecting a tourism bonanza from the 11-day Commonwealth Games next month, and hotel rooms are so difficult to find that families are preparing to open their homes to accommodate the overflow.

27 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Fickle investors return to Canada

RECESSION-resistant Vancouver, apparently one of the most liquid real estate investment markets in North America, is regaining its popularity with Hong Kong investors.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Up and down the leafy avenue

I WISH to thank your reader Alison Cousland for her concern about the trees near the Queen Victoria Statue in Victoria Park (South China Morning Post, September 20). As part of the programme to upgrade Victoria Park, we have initiated a landscape plan to create a stronger avenue effect near the statue.

4 Oct 1993 - 12:00am