Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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RCMP release identity and photo of bank robbery suspect in Sidney

It is believed he is still on Vancouver Island.

21-year-old man dies after contracting rabies from bat on Vancouver Island

This is the second known case of rabies in BC in 16 years

Suspicious death of 60-year-old Metchosin man believed to be an isolated incident

Police are asking residents to check their security systems.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday July 16th

Free yoga and a music festival anyone?

Victoria man arrested after trying to sell stolen bike online

It was up for sale just six days after being stolen

Central Saanich motorcyclist fined over $700 for excessive speeding

He was going 120 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone 😬

Victoria plastic bag ban struck down by B.C. Court of Appeals ruling

"There is no turning back," said Mayor Lisa Helps

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday July 12th

Anyone else want a free pretzel?! πŸ™‹ πŸ₯¨

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday July 11th

Fancy a free drive-in movie night, anyone? 🍿

Construction begins on 48-unit family rental apartment building in Colwood

Approximate projected rent is $1,300/month for one-bedroom units

Oak Bay driver nearly hits traffic control flagger on a sidewalk

The flagger was there to indicate a road closure

Atomique Productions has been acquired by Vancouver-based entertainment company

This means the return of Rifflandia in 2020

BC announces regulations and insurance policy for ride-sharing services

One more step towards finally getting Uber!

40 photos of the 2019 Victoria Pride Parade (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Can you spot yourself in the crowd? πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Two inmates have broken out of William Head federal prison in Metchosin

Both are considered dangerous and should not be approached by civilians.

Here’s how to WIN our Victoria Pride Parade prize package (VIDEOS)

And watch our livestream of the event! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Saanich Police issue warning about cougar believed to be hunting pets

The feline was spotted near Hampton Park

Here’s the route and timeline of the 2019 Victoria Pride Parade and Festival

It's just TWO sleeps away! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Colwood man arrested after stealing cell phone from courthouse

And he'll be returning to court for this crime...

Seth Rogen gives a shoutout to Vancouver Island in response to New York Times...

Dont mess with Seth and his love for Canadian cuisine! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

The Victoria Pride Parade is in dire need of volunteers for Sunday

Help make the magic happen πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

The Victoria-Vancouver BC Ferries route will be extremely busy on the next two Saturdays

Because of the Scouts Canada 2019 Pacific Jamboree being held in Sooke

Saanich child abducted by parent 3 years ago has been found in Europe

In 2016, 4-year-old Kaydance Etchells was taken to Europe, in defiance of a court order, by her birth mother Lauren Etchells

Treat yourself at the Saanich Strawberry Festival happening this Sunday

We're berry ready for this one! πŸ“

Celebrate Victoria Pride week at this 19+ party hosted by Royal BC Museum

DJs and Drag Queens/Kings galore! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
saanich police

Driver crashes into Saanich police SUV after running red light

That's a lesson they won't forget any time soon...

Non-uniformed police officers will be marching in Victoria Pride Parade this year

A decision made by the Victoria Pride Society and the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee

Police seek help identifying third teenager who beat up 17-year-old boy in Langford

Two of the three teenagers, who allegedly took turns beating up the victim with a baton, have been arrested

Majority of British Columbians approve of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (STUDY)

Many also believe that expanding the pipeline means cheaper gas prices for BC

Prominent Vancouver Island cheesemaker and politician dies in hiking accident

Clarke Gourlay was on a club trip to Mount Donner when he fell to his death

Vancouver Island breeder hands over 21 dogs found in unacceptable living conditions

Most of them have illnesses or infections, and require surgeries and intensive care

Saanich Police investigate Saturday morning armed robbery at gas station

He robbed the Chevron gas station at gunpoint before fleeing

KFC Canada is getting rid of all plastic straws and bags by October 2019

Starbucks, A&W, and Subway all announced the same move last year
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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday July 2nd

Keep that summer spirit soaring! β˜€οΈ

Fire crews contain 3 hectare wildfire in Saanich on Canada Day

Firefighters from multiple detachments worked together for several hours to contain the blaze

WATCH this incredible time lapse video of Victoria’s Canada Day living flag take shape...

"And that’s how the living flag πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦comes together"!

This Victoria ice cream parlour will create scholarships for Indigenous kids from sales today

The perfect way to celebrate Canada Day! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 🍨

Victoria Buzz will livestream the Canada Day inner harbour fireworks show tonight

Sit back and take in the show without braving the downtown traffic πŸŽ‡

Someone spray painted aggressive graffiti on a shared bike path in Brentwood Bay

The anti-cyclist sentiment is real 😬