VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – B.C. has made it onto Jeopardy! once again, with the popular gameshow featuring the province as one of its answers.
“In 2020, this Canadian province purchased a hotel in the capital of Victoria to house its homeless population,” asked actress Mayim Bialik, who guest hosted Monday’s episode.
The question, answered correctly by a contestant, was part of the “Some Good News” category — which has been debated by some people.
Some say the question was “embarrassing,” pointing to homeless rates in Victoria.
“Thats [sic] not good news,” one person writes on Facebook.
However, others suggest it portrayed B.C. as a world leader when it comes to helping people who are vulnerable.
“Most ppl [sic] in the world support helping vulnerable populations, so this isn’t meant to be an embarrassment, it’s the right thing to do as a society, and as such, Jeopardy is honouring that,” writes another person.
It’s not the first time British Columbia was featured in a question on the show.
Last year, a sculpture in Revelstoke was the source of a clue. And in 2016, Vancouver was the answer to the Daily Double question: “The country’s busiest port, this southwestern Canadian city is about 15 miles from the U.S. border.”
Philip lands on a Daily Double that gave him a big lead. Check out his $19,000 wager:https://t.co/kjvIsl0FYs
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 16, 2016
Meanwhile, in 2015, Victoria was the answer to a question that stumped contestants: “An intersection in this provincial capital is the original western terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway.”