Myles Sauer

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Saanich Fire responds to brush fire near Uptown

Saanich police are asking people to avoid the area.

Saanich and Victoria to decide on amalgamation this week

A referendum on exploring the costs and benefits of amalgamation may be included on Oct. 20 election ballots.

Three new sets of bus pullouts for Highway 14 are now complete

Each stop is complete with deceleration and acceleration lanes, new bus shelters, railings, and enhanced lighting.

Two-vehicle collision slows traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich

The scene of the accident has now been cleared.
BC Legislature

B.C. government issues response to cannabis legalization

Government officials say the date set for legalization is "just the beginning." 
ska & reggae festival

The 2018 Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival starts today!

You can get your groove on starting tonight at Ship Point! 🎺

B.C. government announces new policies for open-pen salmon farms

Indigenous groups and activists say the new policies are long overdue.

A date has been set for when cannabis will become legal in Canada

Legalization will take effect in 17 weeks.

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will now offer free Wi-Fi

It's only the second hospital on Vancouver Island to do so.

World Health Organization classifies video gaming as an addictive disorder

Some experts in the field are skeptical of the organization's criteria.
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The federal government has voted to legalize cannabis in Canada

But it's not legal to light one up in public just yet.

Three men still missing as RCMP locate sunken vessel in Tofino

The boat was found on Tuesday near Duffin Passage.

9 cases of salmonella reported in Canada after No Name burgers recalled

The reports come after No Name brand chicken burgers were recalled June 2.
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District of Saanich adopts first-ever active transportation plan

The plan includes new additions and enhancements to the area's bike lane network.

Victoria’s BYO Bag video contest finalists have been announced (VIDEOS)

You can vote online until midnight, June 24!

Canada is one step closer to legalizing recreational cannabis

The bill went back to Senate for further discussion on Monday.

Serious single vehicle crash slows traffic on the Malahat (UPDATED)

No highway closures have been reported as of yet, but traffic is delayed.
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Two people taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay Fire was on scene, and no other injuries were reported.

Our Place Society launches new employment support program in Victoria

"This gives people an opportunity to be lifted out of poverty," the society says.

Here’s where and when you can watch free outdoor movies this summer

Pack your lawn chairs and grab some popcorn! 🍿

This Victoria family needs help delivering a Father’s Day gift to Guatemala

The family is looking for someone who may be travelling to Guatemala

B.C. realtors now prohibited from representing both buyer and seller

The new rules eliminate what's known as "dual agency."

Province makes tweaks to McKenzie interchange to ease congestion

Was your commute easier on Friday morning?

Saanich woman seeking answers after missing dog adopted by another family

Rusty was adopted from the SPCA after going missing from his home on May 29.

West Shore RCMP recover stolen vehicle after high-speed pursuit

The stolen truck collided with two occupied vehicles, including a police cruiser.

Three people still missing after boat capsizes in Tofino (UPDATED)

Two survivors were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Here’s all the weird s**t that happened in Nanaimo last week

From macaroni tossing to Bitcoin scamming, there was never a dull moment.

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier is launching in Canada next week

Here's hoping it comes to Victoria soon!

4 FREE events happening in Beacon Hill Park this summer

The fun doesn't stop just because you're not downtown!

Earls Restaurant applies for extended late-night hours at downtown location

Should the application be approved, Earls will stay open for an extra hour seven days a week.
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Province to spend $1.6 million on Vancouver Island for community cycling projects

Victoria will receive $895,000 to put towards construction of the Wharf Street protected bike lanes.

Canada will co-host the FIFA World Cup with the U.S. and Mexico in 2026

It's the first time the World Cup is hosted in North America in 32 years.
Victoria Police

Victoria police arrest man suspected of pharmacy robbery

It's believed the suspect was targeting drugs at the pharmacy.

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in collision with van on Fort Street

A portion of Fort Street was closed while crews investigated the crash.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie could be filming in the Comox Valley this September

The film might be shooting on the Island for a few days this September!

Comox Valley RCMP arrest suspect wanted in connection with Courtenay shooting

Patrick Hanlon was apprehended at a residence in Comox on Monday.

This Filipino fast food chain just announced a massive Canadian expansion

The company plans to open 100 new stores across the country!

B.C. government eliminates age restriction for insulin pump coverage

Roughly 830 adults over 25 years of age will benefit from the change.

Where to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Victoria

There's no shortage of spots to catch the World Cup this year! ⚽️

Victoria police searching for missing 47-year-old man (UPDATE)

Dwayne Mackay was reported missing on June 8. No photos have been acquired yet.

Victoria city council votes in favour of examining horse carriage ban

The BC SPCA recommended that Victoria prohibits the operation of horse-drawn vehicles on city streets.

Malahat reopened following fatal crash (UPDATED)

Drivers should expect significant delays.

10 reasons why we love Appa the Samoyed (PHOTOS)

"All he wants in life is to be a part of it and understand it as best he can." 🐶
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Fraudsters targeting Victoria community organizations, police say

In one attempt, scammers spoofed the email address and name of a treasurer, and directed another staff member to make an online payment.
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Victoria Cool Aid Society to host 50th annual general meeting this June

The society says attendees should expect some surprises at the meeting.
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A&W will eliminate plastic straws in its restaurants by next year

The chain will start offering fully bio-degradable paper straws instead. 🍺

Nanaimo RCMP still on the lookout for alleged bank robber

Daniel William Harlow is wanted in connection to a bank robbery that took place in Nanaimo on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.