Sunday, October 21, 2018

Community

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 👩‍🌾

School district delays Fernwood garden decision until the end of May

The district says the garden will stay for the time being

Free the fuzz at Uptown Shopping Centre this weekend

Help raise funds for Special Olympics BC!

School district orders removal of Fernwood community garden

The garden technically sits on Victoria High School property
Esquimalt High School lockdown

Esquimalt High School petitions to upgrade track field

It hasn't been upgraded in almost 50 years

Pop-up U.S. Consulate coming to Victoria in May

Calling all Americans and dual-citizens!

Have your say in the Topaz Park Improvement Plan open house tomorrow

Free lunch, a family fun zone, and a feedback/information session await!

The HarbourCats will wear Humboldt Broncos hats on opening night

HarbourCats fans have already helped raise $2,424 to support the Humboldt Broncos

Victorian looking to reunite birthday boy with lost gift and card

Does anyone know an Elyjah who just turned 12?
Elizabeth Buckley School

Elizabeth Buckley School forced to close its doors due to teacher shortage

An independent elementary school in Victoria is citing BC's teacher shortage as a "direct" cause of its closure this June.
sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw James Bay Branch

Victoria’s newest library will open on Monday

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch! 📚
Crystal Pool

Crystal Pool upgrade project to receive $6 million from Federal Gas Tax fund

This will give the $69.4 million project a little boost
Tampon Tuesday Victoria

“Tampon Tuesday” is coming to Hillside Mall next Saturday

United Way Greater Victoria is joining the Tampon Tuesday movement and collecting menstrual products to help people in need.

Our Place’s “Coldest Night of the Year” Walk has already raised over $30,000

The February 24th walk for homelessness hasn't even happened yet and it's already a success!

Petition launched to rename BC Transit double decker bus after the “Bus Boy”

Four-year-old Dominic Orr - known for his joyful demeanor and love of BC Transit buses - passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday morning.

11 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend: January 20-21

Whether you're looking to join the Women's March, dance the night away, or just enjoy some live music, we've got you covered.
Things to do Victoria

5 things to do in Victoria today, Friday January 19th

From stand-up comedy to a David Bowie tribute, this Friday is packed with potential!

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