Monday, February 18, 2019

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Here’s how you can WIN a 2 night stay at the Wickaninnish Inn in...

Back by popular demand, just in time for storm-watching season!

Wind warning predicts gusts up to 90 km/h will hit Greater Victoria on Sunday

The winter winds are making a comeback

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 17-year-old girl

Brianna Fisher was last seen on December 14th

All Vancouver Island communities should have power restored by Thursday

But some of the Gulf Islands may be in the dark for a while longer

Mix of rain and snow predicted for parts of Vancouver Island overnight

Be wary of hazardous driving conditions on Wednesday morning!

GoFundMe for Sooke father who died in workplace accident raises over $19,000

A celebration of life for Cam Sullivan will be held this Saturday

BC invests over $6.4 million in residential care homes on Vancouver Island

8 facilities in Nanaimo and Parksville will benefit directly from the investment

Here’s where you can get free eggnog lattes with Santa in Victoria this week

Free holiday treats and classic Christmas movies? Yes please! πŸŽ„

Vancouver Island set to experience another heavy storm on Thursday

Just another day on the wet coast

Tofino RCMP search for missing 58-year-old woman

She was last seen at the Tofino Hostel on December 9th

Police search for suspect in carjacking near McDonalds in Langford

The victim was grabbed from his vehicle and thrown onto the ground

Blasphemy could soon be legal in Canada

Who else didn't know it was still illegal in the first place? πŸ™Š

Canadian air travellers could soon be compensated for delayed flights, lost baggage

Air travel could soon become a lot more stress-free ✈️

Police confirm man died after falling from Johnson Street bridge

"Our thoughts are with the man’s family during this difficult time"

Body recovered from water near Johnson Street bridge

Unconfirmed reports say the man was inebriated and fell into the water

ICBC files application to increase basic insurance rates by 6.3%

It would mean an increase of almost $60

Victoria Police searching for missing 59-year-old woman

She was last seen on Monday, and is suffering from a serious medical condition

Nautical Nellies has buy-one-get-one free brunch features this Sunday only

Dreaming about that lobster benny 🀀

Over 14,600 customers experiencing power outages on Vancouver Island

Most of the outages are caused by wires being disrupted in the windstorms

Family searching for dog that may have been hit by two vehicles in Saanich

He was last seen at 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Marigold and Interurban Rd

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday December 13th

It's officially 12 days til Christmas!

Major tampon brand issues Canada-wide recall after consumers report injuries

Some people reported experiencing infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal injury, and other symptoms

BC Task Force issues 23 recommendations to improve rental housing security

The first one? "Stop renovictions"
Victoria Police

Two people taken to the hospital after stabbing on Douglas St

Both the suspect and the victim suffered injuries

Province proposes closing Vancouver Island rivers to help fish de-stress

The Ministry is currently seeking public feedback on the proposal

Environment Canada issues wind and rain alerts for coastal Vancouver Island

It's shaping up to be quite a stormy week!

These are Canadians’ top Google searches in 2018

We had some very interesting things to ask the search engine this year

Residents relocated due to gas leak on Tolmie Ave

Fortis BC is currently on site conducting repairs

This Victoria group is looking for people to bake cookies for the homeless

Sharing the holiday love, one sweet treat at a time πŸͺ

Michelle Obama will be making a stop in B.C. on her book tour in...

The former U.S. First Lady will be just a boat ride away πŸ‘€

We’ve secured you a deal to the hottest New Years Eve bash in Victoria

Say goodbye to 2018! πŸΎπŸŽ‰

West Shore RCMP searching for missing 34-year-old man

Lucas Matkowski was last seen on December 3rd

RuPaul’s Drag Race stars to headline major drag show in Victoria

Are you ready to meet some irl QUEENS? πŸ‘‘

New plant-based pizza and ice cream restaurant coming to Victoria in 2019

Ready for some Virtuous Pie? πŸ•

CBC brings ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ back to music stations

Back by popular demand ❄️
BC Ferries smoking ban

BC Ferries experiencing major delays and cancellations due to severe weather conditions

Three vessels to and from the island are currently delayed

Natural gas prices to increase by 9% for Vancouver Island due to pipeline rupture

Expect a higher natural gas bill in 2019
RCMP Sooke

RCMP warn of dangerous synthetic drug found in Comox Valley

It contains a lethal combination of fentanyl, synthetic cannabinoid, caffeine, and acetaminophen.

Nanaimo pedestrian struck by vehicle at a marked crosswalk

"It was also noted by the investigators the victim was wearing reasonably dark clothing."

Unemployment rate in Canada is lower than it has been in over 40 years

Including a major increase in cannabis-related jobs

Victoria Beer Week tickets go on sale next week at an official launch party

We'll see you lager next week! 🍻