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CANADIAN MONEY

Three arrested following counterfeit money investigation in Cowichan Valley

Officers seized several items including counterfeit Canadian currency
lottery

This Victoria resident won $675K from a ‘Set for Life’ scratch ticket

"I sat there in disbelief and wasn’t sure if it was real," Colleen Woods said

The 29th annual Victoria Symphony Splash is this weekend

It's the most musical time of the year!
BC Legislature

66% of British Columbians don’t think the government does enough to address poverty

Seven-in-ten Canadians say poor people are poor because of factors outside their control
b-17 bomber

This WWII-era B-17 bomber is taking flight in Victoria this month (UPDATE)

It's one of eight left in the world that are still airworthy

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 2nd

Just a couple more days until the long weekend!
island health

Island Health launches new mobile-friendly, “patient-focused” website

You can visit the new site at islandhealth.ca
fire

Crews fighting brush fire that started on Skirt Mountain in Langford

There's been no confirmation on the size or cause
Hotel Grand Pacific

Victoria hotels reached a nearly 90% occupancy rate in June

The average occupancy rate jumped nearly seven per cent from June last year
pic-a-flic

Pic-A-Flic Video moving to new location after 35 years in Cook Street Village

They'll be moving to a new location this October
garbage truck

Victoria man dies after being crushed in garbage truck accident

The man was sleeping in a dumpster
chrystal van loon

Saanich police searching for missing 36-year-old woman (UPDATE)

Chrystal Van Loon requires medical attention and may be in Saanich or downtown Victoria
greyhound

56% of Canadians say government should step in to maintain rural bus routes (POLL)

Greyhound announced it will cancel service in Western Canada this October
John Horgan

BC Liberals and BC NDP “statistically tied” in voter popularity (POLL)

Only 0.7% separates the two party's favourability ratings
bc summer games

RCMP investigating allegations of sexual assault at BC Summer Games in Cowichan Valley

Many of the allegations involve people under the age of 18
epipen

EpiPen supply to run low at pharmacies this August, Health Canada warns

There are currently no alternatives to the auto-injector on the market
star wars

You can buy this handmade sculpture of a busty C-3PO for $3,800 (NSFW)

One look at this sculpture and you'll see what makes it one of a kind. WARNING: Graphic images
phillips soda works

Phillips Soda Works partners with grocery stores for United Way fundraiser

Phillips Soda Works is donating 25 cents from every bottle sold for one month
e. coli

Parksville family hoping for the best after two-year-old contracts E. coli infection

A GoFundMe page has been started in support of the family
mcdonald's

VicPD looking to identify angry McDonald’s customer who assaulted employee (UPDATE)

The customer was reportedly unhappy because she didn't get any tomatoes
helicopter

Woman arrested after sneaking onto helipad at Camel Point Heliport

She attempted to swim towards a cruise ship when police arrived
ottawa van

Ottawa driver fired for purposely splashing pedestrians with water (VIDEO)

Dashcam video caught the driver in the act
crossbow

Man with crossbow draws large police presence to Esquimalt Lagoon

The man was found target shooting along the waterfront
seth rogen

Seth Rogen is going to be a guest announcer for Vancouver TransLink

"Any opportunity to enrich the lives of the Canadian people is an opportunity I will take," Rogen said.
ymca

Victoria’s YMCA will relocate within seven years after selling property

The Y is moving forward with plans to relocate and build a new facility at a yet-to-be-determined location

Over 1,500 people are experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria

150 registered volunteers conducted a survey over 40 locations in one night last March
BC Ferries

BC Ferries looks to acquire five new vessels to replace aging fleet

The first vessels aren't expected to be delivered until 2020

Greater Victoria heat advisory continues into this weekend

Temperatures are forecast to reach 30 degrees Friday!
vancouver island

WATCH this awesome display of Vancouver Island’s scenery (VIDEO)

Another week, another slick video showing off Vancouver Island!
victoria spartans

Victoria Spartans minor football team makes last-minute recruitment call

Both midget and bantam divisions have registered around 15 players each, but need 43

Woman threatens to hit pit bull with a log on Dallas Beach (VIDEO)

The woman can be heard telling the pit bull's owners to "keep that dog away from me."
tent city

The live YouTube feed of the Regina Park tent city has been taken down

The surveillance camera was criticized by camp supporters who said Victoria Drain Services wasn't respecting camper's privacy
so you think you can dance

‘So You Think You Can Dance Canada’ winner to teach master class in Langford

Tara-Jean Popowich will teach two classes on August 12
jeremy oakley

Salt Spring Island RCMP searching for missing 46-year-old

Jeremy Daniel Oakley may have moved to Salt Spring Island to work on a construction site on the south end of the Island
osprey

This osprey nest webcam lets you get up close with nature

The webcam has watched the same pair of ospreys return each year since 2005
missing boat

Have you seen this missing boat that was stolen from Maple Ridge?

The boat has been spotted by several witnesses in Nanaimo and Victoria
drones

BC Wildfire Service reminds people that drones are prohibited near wildfires

A helicopter that was supporting ground crews at a fire near Nakusp was grounded because of a drone
tent city

The live YouTube video of the tent city in Saanich might be illegal

The surveillance camera may not meet legal privacy requirements outlined in B.C's Personal Information Protection Act

Vancouver Island is officially the second-best island in Canada for travel

We're not surprised by this news one bit

Saanich police seeking man accused of grocery store theft and assault

According to Saanich police, the suspect punched a loss prevention officer when confronted
car festival

Nearly 300 vintage cars will be on display at the Oak Bay Collector Car...

Vintage car enthusiasts, start your engines!

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Lake Cowichan on Sunday

Speed was a factor in the crash.
food recall

Goldfish Crackers recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

It's the fifth food recall due to salmonella contamination in two weeks
food recall

Loblaw recalls $10 chicken fries due to possible salmonella contamination

It's the second recall on frozen chicken products since Friday
stop sign

Here’s what you’re not supposed to do at a four-way stop (VIDEO)

You all know stop signs mean stop, right?

Local swimmer sets tentative date for historic Juan de Fuca double-cross

Susan Simmons has swam 1,000 kilometres since September in preparation for the trek
Phillips Backyard Weekender Crowd

Here’s 8 photos from the first night of the Phillips Backyard Weekender!

The night featured awesome sets from Keys N Krates, Too Many Zooz, and more

Food recall issued for chicken nuggets, Ritz Bits Sandwiches due to salmonella

There's been one reported illness associated with No Name brand chicken nuggets