Monday, February 18, 2019

Community

Victoria student earns $100,000 national post-secondary scholarship

She is 1 of 35 recipients across Canada

UVic PhD student desperately searching for lost scientific instrument

It may be on a beach or drifting near Sidney.

Former Port McNeill mayor who served for decades passes away

He was mayor for 39 years.

Victoria opens up an additional 95 shelter beds due to cold weather

There are 465 spaces available.

Nanaimo RCMP looking to return lost wedding and engagement ring

Do you recognize these rings?

GoFundMe campaign created for family of Nanaimo boy who was fatally struck by truck

He was riding his bike with his best friend Shelby (his sister).
BC Transit Bus Lane

These 7 BC Transit routes changed to take advantage of the new Douglas Street...

The new year brought a host of changes to some of Victoria’s bus routes, according to BC Transit. Since January 2nd, the altered bus routes...

Say hello to the first baby born on Vancouver Island in 2019

Welcome to the world, little guy!

Good samaritan looking to return camera found at Mt Tolmie

Did you misplace your new Christmas present?

City of Victoria seeking public input on 2019 draft budget

Victorian's can respond through an online survey and two town meetings in January
centennial square

City of Victoria seeking local musicians and community programmers

Time to show off your skills, Victoria!

This Victoria fundraiser wants to give fresh groceries to over 150 families all year

“...the box has made the difference between us being able to eat healthy, and eating the cheapest dollar store groceries possible.”

6 Vancouver Islanders receive provincial awards for outstanding community service

Shoutout to these incredible folks! 💖
bike lane

City of Victoria seeks feedback for proposed Vancouver Street bike lanes

You can make your voice heard in person or online
Fort Rodd Hill

Fort Rodd Hill holding a “100 Years of Remembrance” event this Sunday

Did you know Craigdarroch Castle was a military hospital in 1919?

Thousands of day spaces for adult and seniors coming to Vancouver Island

The day programs support seniors and adults with physical or cognitive challenges.

Saanich votes in favour of banning single-use plastic bags by the end of 2019

Victoria's ban came into effect on July 1st
maple mountain

B.C. Government partners with local communities to tackle wildfire prevention

2018 was the worst year for wildfires in BC on record
Cadboro Bay Festial

The Cadboro Bay Festival is coming to Saanich this weekend

The festival takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Victoria’s famous ‘Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave’ featured on Netflix

This Victoria backyard is about to be visited by over 100 million people - online!
pet food bank

This pet food bank is helping feed the animals at the Regina Park tent...

There are an estimated eight to 10 pets living at the encampment

These volunteers cleaned 1,000 pounds of trash out of the Gorge (VIDEO)

The group discovered a piece of railroad track, and even a few Phillips Brewery growlers
centennial square

Victoria wants your feedback on how to improve Centennial Square

People can fill out a short online survey by Aug. 6!
mustard seed

2,000 jars of peanut butter were donated to the Mustard Seed last week

Somebody bust out the white bread 🍞

These six Victoria bus shelters just got a lot prettier

Have you seen them yet? 😲
rock painting

Local rock painting group brings splash of colour to Victoria region

Have you found a painted rock in your travels? 👀

This incredible photo of an eagle in Esquimalt will make you look twice

You never know when you'll encounter a breathtaking moment like this one!

Saanich Police has a sweet new ride courtesy of a drug dealer (PHOTOS)

Pulling up next to the po-po never felt more badass!

This Victoria neighbourhood is about to paint a mural on the street

A fun and creative way to bring the community together!

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

You can vote online until midnight, June 24!

5 great reasons to become a host family in Victoria

Experience the cultures of the world from your own home!
victoria cool aid society

Victoria Cool Aid Society to host 50th annual general meeting this June

The society says attendees should expect some surprises at the meeting.

73 dog-friendly businesses on the Saanich Peninsula

So you won't ever have to leave your fur baby in the car!

58 dog-friendly businesses in and around the West Shore

So you won't ever have to leave your fur baby in the car!

261 dog-friendly businesses in and around Victoria

So you won't ever have to leave your fur baby in the car!

5 amazing job openings in and around Victoria

Fire up those résumés! 💪🏻
discovery school

This Victoria school is trying to win $100,000 for a new playground

The tiny school tucked away on Wilkinson Road hopes the community can rally to their cause

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

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

This new sand volleyball court is being built in Sidney

And it'll be ready in time for Canada Day!

TELUS employees give back at Jeneece Place volunteer event (PHOTOS)

They prepared meals for families that are using the home's services
farmers' market

An important B.C. farmers’ market program is getting an expansion

Farmers' markets are about to get a lot better 👩‍🌾

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