Monday, October 22, 2018

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Touch a Truck is happening today at Panorama Recreation

You can also participate in the first-ever Victoria Buzz 1K Family Fun Run!
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McKenzie closed from Burnside to Carey following accident (UPDATED)

McKenzie Ave was closed between Burnside and Carey Road after a single-vehicle accident occurred Saturday, May 26, around 3:15 p.m. Witnesses say the driver was...

Power outage affects over 1,200 customers in Victoria (UPDATE)

Crews are expected to arrive at 3:30 p.m.

GoFundMe started for driver of van involved in Malahat crash

Kayla-Marie Gibson was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after her van collided with a fuel truck

Victoria approves plans for Wharf and Humboldt bike lanes

Plans for a Cook Street lane have been deferred

Victoria High School lands on Canada’s list of endangered places

The Board of Education is voting on the school's fate in June
supportive housing

B.C. announces 1,500 new homes for women fleeing violence

“Women fleeing abuse need a safe and welcoming place to go, where they can find comfort and security to heal,” said Premier John Horgan

Rollover crash closes northbound lanes of Pat Bay Highway (UPDATE)

There is currently no ETA on when traffic will re-open.

Here are the 10 most expensive homes currently for sale in Canada

The most expensive is a $38 million condo in Vancouver

Here’s what VPD suggest to do when there’s an active deadly threat (VIDEO)

Escape if you can, hide if you can’t, fight if you must

The Power To Play Victoria annual fundraiser is this Sunday

Power To Play is hoping to raise $230,000 this year!
Victoria Police

Victoria woman charged with assault after brandishing knife at man

The man was uninjured, but shaken
54-40

54-40 will headline the 150th annual Saanich Fair

The show is free with admission to the fair 🎸
portland hotel society

B.C. Supreme Court rules against Portland Hotel Society in tenant rights case

Residents of social housing at 844 Johnson Street won a huge legal battle

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses challenges to Kinder Morgan pipeline

Challenges to federal approval of the pipeline are still ongoing

Tim Hortons will offer a doughnut breakfast sandwich for one morning in June

Maybe this will help with their failing reputation? 🤔
rollover crash

Malahat closed following rollover crash near Goldstream Park

The highway is not expected to reopen until 8 p.m.
James Bay Branch

The new James Bay library is hosting a grand opening this weekend

Have you practiced pronouncing the name yet?
Ben Kilmer

RCMP calls off ground search for missing Cobble Hill man

Ben Kilmer has not yet been located

Tim Hortons fails to rank on list of Canada’s top 50 most reputable companies

Its the second report this year to show the brand slipping with Canadians
charity car show

Rock & Roll for Little Souls car show features sweet rides for a good...

All proceeds from the show will go primarily to the NICU at the Victoria General Hospital

The new Fort Street bike lanes will finally open this Sunday

The city is hosting a Fort Street Rollout to celebrate! 🚲

Police arrest Victoria man carrying a cache of weapons and illegal drugs

The suspects were carrying $7,000 in counterfeit cash, a replica handgun, and other items

UVic celebrates 100 years of astrophysics at 49th annual CASCA conference

The conference is partly a celebration of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich
Rapid Transit

High school grads get free bus rides for two days this June

The offer is part of BC Transit's GradPASS program, which is now in its 30th year
noodlebox

Uptown Noodlebox responds to allegations of post on social media

The post contained screenshots of what appears to be moldy chicken
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‘The Safety Dance’ vocalist will sing at HarbourCats home opener

🎶 We can dance, we can dance 🎶

Two Victoria police officers suffer injuries while arresting suspects

A man and woman were arrested after the man charged at police officers

Ottawa woman dies in Tofino surfing accident hours before daughter’s wedding

Her daughter still carried on with the wedding that afternoon

New guide to Victoria’s festivals means you’ll never miss out again

You can find it at your local library, recreation, community, or seniors centre, and at Victoria City Hall

These students are bringing 100,000 fish back to Victoria’s harbour

The reef balls will provide a high-quality fish habitat for the area
beach food

Beach Food Fridays & Saturdays provides fun in the sun at Colwood Waterfront

The weekly event will run the rest of May through September

B.C. government makes land purchase for elementary school in Langford

The province is providing $6.6 million to purchase six acres of land in the Sooke School District

New securities for tenants facing evictions have come into effect

The new amendments will hopefully curb 'renovictions'
brown bat

Make sure to check for stowaway bats when travelling this summer

They might carry white-nose syndrome, which can devastate local bat populations
Alberta government

Alberta government passes legislation to cut off oil shipments to B.C.

B.C. has threatened to take legal action over the legislation
festival of bands

The Festival of Bands and Parade of Bands is happening this weekend

You can catch it all outside the Legislature!

Open fire bans are now in effect in parts of Vancouver Island

Campfires are still allowed! 🔥

Fighter jet flyby to honour Humboldt Broncos at Victoria Day Parade

The flyby take place at 8:55 a.m. sharp!

Provincial government backs off plans to reinstate E&N Railway

The government is proposing more bus lanes on the Trans Canada Highway

Victoria man wanted by police for breaching conditions related to fraud

He is active on several local Facebook pages and is active online locally
Ben Kilmer

Family pleads for help locating missing man near Cowichan River

Ben Kilmer has been missing since Wednesday evening
royal bc museum egypt

Take a peek at the Royal BC Museum’s new Egypt exhibit (PHOTOS)

The exhibit features the bust of Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt!
oak bay rollover collision

Five youth involved in single-vehicle rollover collision in Oak Bay

Officers initially believed the crash to be fatal based on its appearance
ICBC

B.C. government to make insurance rates more fair after public feedback

82.3% of British Columbians think that risky drivers should pay more

Find love and other treasures at this singles scavenger hunt in Beacon Hill Park

Here's a chance to meet someone outside a dating app!

10 places to grab a Caesar in Victoria this National Caesar Day

Ever have a pierogi in your Caesar? How about chicken skin?

The Malahat will re-open to three lanes for the May long weekend

The second northbound lane will be open Friday afternoon through Sunday evening for non-holiday weekends
CANADIAN MONEY

Nanaimo RCMP seeking male suspected of passing counterfeit bills

Police are asking the public to be especially vigilant while handling money

The Victoria Cool Aid Society’s 50th anniversary gala is tonight

They're hoping to raise over $100,000 this year