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Victoria has the second lowest percentage of homeowners in Canada (STUDY)

We live in one of the only 3 renter-dominant cities in Canada

Shawnigan Lake RCMP search for missing 77-year-old woman (UPDATED)

Officers believe she may be lost and confused

Subway promises to eliminate plastic straws by next year

Along with Starbucks, A&W, and 18 other Canadian restaurant chains

Victoria resident raising money for kids who need shoes across Canada

He's been shipping shoes to families across the country

Former Saanich tent city occupants move to Goldstream Park

The campers expect to stay there for about two weeks

Popular Vancouver-based coffee roasters open café in Victoria

Milano Coffee, here we come! ☕️😍

This Victoria company is teaching people how to code for free

ATTN: No prior experience necessary!

Nanaimo RCMP search for missing 27-year-old man

Justin De Goutiere left his residence without his required daily medication

BC municipal leaders vote to end Daylight Saving Time

We may be able to leave our clocks and watches alone!

Victoria Wild ARC facility urgently needs funds to repair roof

The facility has been providing a shelter for orphaned or injured wild animals for 21 years

75-year-old pedestrian seriously injured in Oak Bay vehicle collision

He is now recovering in the hospital

Saanich police evict tent city residents from their new location

Victoria police are also assisting in the dismantling of the encampment
Victoria Police

One person injured in altercation at downtown Victoria nightclub (UPDATED)

BREAKING: One victim has been transported to the hospital while an ambulance has been called for the second

VicPD seek suspect who stole coat from 71-year-old visually impaired man

The coat was snatched from his arms by a suspect who sped away on his bicycle

47 new rental housing units are being built in Victoria

The project has been allocated a $21.1 million fund

Saanich tent city residents move to new location, proclaim ‘Namegans Nation’

"We showed that we were able to survive like we have...despite settlers coming in and telling us what we can and can't do on our land
Budget

BC government seeks public input on building Budget 2019

What would you like to see in the province's budget for next year?

This Victoria event puts a spotlight on mental health in the best way

This Monday, experience the power of thoughtful filmmaking

Shell gives up 50,000-sq-km off of Vancouver Island to create protected area

The area has been dedicated to protect seabirds, species at risk, and other island wildlife

School bus routes delayed or cancelled due to accidents on Sooke Rd

Parents/guardians are being advised to make alternate arrangements

Sooke Road closed in both directions following two serious crashes

BREAKING: The incident also caused a power outage in Sooke that is currently affecting 1,500 people

There will be a tractor parade to commemorate late Silver Rill Corn farmer Ken...

The parade will end at Saanich Fairgrounds where a celebration of life will be held

Fire that destroyed camper in Langford was caused by a cigarette

The camper was completely burnt to the ground before fire crews arrived

Saanich tent city moves to new location minutes away from Regina Park

Camp organizers allege that vigilantes have been shooting fireworks at tents in their new location

United States ‘Pop-Up’ Consulate coming to Victoria in October

This could save you a trip to the mainland!

Watch this cougar kill a deer in a Vancouver Island backyard (VIDEO)

An astonishing display of nature in action 😲

Saanich police to monitor Regina Park until tent city residents move out

However, residents of 'Camp Namegans' are planning to host a rally at Regina Park on Friday

Canadian government issues global travel advisory due to hurricane season

A hurricane, a tropical storm, and a super typhoon are about to make landfall this week

Traffic backed up due to vehicle incident on Blanshard and Caledonia

Police have blocked the lanes in which the accident took place

UVic Masters of Global Business program ranked in top 100 list worldwide

It's one of only three Canadian schools that made it to the list!

Victoria police search for missing 35-year-old woman

If you see Adrienne Hiebert, please call 911
campfire ban

Campfire bans on Vancouver Island have officially been lifted

Effective starting 12 p.m. today

Sonic the Hedgehog filming will shut down part of Vancouver Island highway today

Watch out for this little blue speed demon!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday September 10th

Shake off those Monday blues!

Victoria is about to get a whole week of rainfall

Get ready for some classic fall Victoria weather ☔️

Victoria police searching for missing 61-year-old man (UPDATED)

Bernard 'Bernie' Chaperon was last seen on Friday night

Chapters is closing its downtown Victoria location this Sunday

And the sales just got even bigger! 📚😍

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is hosting a job fair this Sunday

Fire up those résumés! 📝

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps launches campaign for re-election

One of her key promises is to lower speed limits in residential neighbourhoods

Power outage affecting almost 2,700 in West Shore and View Royal

Service has been off since 4 p.m. this afternoon

RCMP release statement on incident at West Shore law firm

Hazmat procedures were activated after an unknown powder was sent to a law firm along with a threatening letter

Salmonella contamination prompts chili powder recall across Canada

Get rid of that spice immediately!

Hazmat situation unfolding in the West Shore

BREAKING: Sources say a building has been quarantined

Supreme Court grants order to shut down Regina Park tent city in Saanich

BREAKING: Tent city residents have until Tuesday to vacate Regina Park

Ford recalls over 330,000 trucks in Canada due to fire risk

And more than 2 million vehicles in North America overall 😬

RCMP and Search and Rescue searching for missing 75-year-old Duncan man (UPDATED)

Walter was last seen by his family on September 3rd

50% of BC workers live paycheque to paycheque (SURVEY)

And 39% say they spend all of their net pay

WestJet and Air Canada are increasing check-in baggage fees

Prepare to shell out more cash when you travel...