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Chapters is closing its downtown Victoria location this Sunday

And the sales just got even bigger! πŸ“šπŸ˜

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

Fire up those rΓ©sumΓ©s! πŸ“

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...

Schools in Victoria and Esquimalt will not have liaison officers this fall

The department has had to reassign their school liaison officers to front line duty in light of increasing demands

Toyota recalls 7,000+ vehicles in Canada due to fire risk

ATTN: everyone that has a Toyota Prius or know someone who does

Facebook’s new rental housing feature lists this Esquimalt shack for $850/month

It's pet friendly...and that's where the positive points end 😬

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

We're almost over the hump already!

Here’s the long term winter forecast for Vancouver Island

Looks like we may not have a white Christmas this year

Three injured after 15+ people engage in bar fight in Nanaimo

The suspects may be players in an out-of-province lacrosse team

Fire crews respond to grass fire in Langford

If you see smoke in the area, this is what's causing it

Saanich police arrest convicted murderer who escaped from prison

Michael Sheets was serving a 14 year sentence for killing two young children in 2004 when he escaped

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday September 4th

Ready to jump into this short week?

Cyclist collides with BC Transit bus on Pat Bay off-ramp

Police have determined that the BC Transit bus driver was not at fault.

Oak Bay resident attacked by a herd of deer

Oh deer! 😱

7 photos of last night’s stunning sunset over Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

Did you spot the halos last night? 😍

This brush fire in Colwood shows how fast one can spread (VIDEO)

Luckily, fire crews were able to contain Sunday's blaze before it spread any further

Saanich Regina Park fire extinguished by residents of tent city

The fire destroyed one tent, but was quickly contained

Victoria police searching for missing 67-year-old man (UPDATED)

Ronald White was last seen on Douglas Street on August 29th

Arrest made after man stabbed multiple times in West Shore

The suspect is expected to appear in court this afternoon

Victoria police seek suspect in peeping Tom incident

They're asking people to keep an eye out for similarly suspicious behaviour

RCMP seek witnesses after Hornby Island school fire deemed suspicious

One "person of interest" has been identified by the police

A quarter of British Columbians currently avoid buying US goods (SURVEY)

Have you altered your spending habits recently?

Canada is officially the most spiritual country in the world (STUDY)

Based on a "Global Spirituality Index"

Here’s the full entertainment schedule for the 150th Saanich Fair this weekend

Ready for some good old-fashioned Labour Day weekend fun? 🎑

BC Ferries sailings cancellations result in long lines and wait times

Four trips were cancelled this morning 😣

Police identify sisters in fatal Central Saanich vehicle collision

While one of the sisters was killed, the other remains in the hospital in critical condition

Victoria mayor issues apology, pledges to relocate John A. Macdonald statue

"It’s time to move forward together."

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion quashed by Federal Court of Appeal

The $7.4 billion project is now halted indefinitely
Royal Jubilee Hospital

These 6 Vancouver Island hospitals could be getting FREE Wi-Fi soon

That includes Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee!

Man surrenders after nearly two hour standoff at Pearkes Arena

BREAKING: Reports suggest he had a gun, because of which armed police surrounded the facility until he surrendered

24-year-old North Saanich man in critical condition after collision (PHOTOS)

The vehicle crashed into several trees and flipped over before coming to a rest

Motorcyclist deaths in BC have more than doubled so far this year

Over a third of these deaths were caused by speed and impairment

Province extends state of emergency induced by wildfires

There are currently 534 wildfires burning across BC

BC launches class action lawsuit against opioid drug companies

The Province aims to recoup millions of dollars from over 40 opioid drug companies

Over a hundred firearm parts found in Saanich dumpster

The items were found and turned over to Saanich police by Regina Park tent city residents

Police looking for witnesses of fatal Central Saanich crash

Officers are looking at possible factors like impairment, medical issues, etc.

Watch this humpback whale swim right up to a boat off Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience! 😱