Monday, April 22, 2019

Community

Province donating $1 million to Victoria’s Topaz Sikh Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is the second oldest in North America.

Local church launches GoFundMe campaign for people displaced by deadly Esquimalt fire

Nearly 120 people were affected by the fire.
Oak Bay Mayor

Former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen dies following a short battle with cancer

The 69-year-old served Oak Bay for over 20 years.

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.

8 things you didn’t know about the parades that happen in downtown Victoria

The 121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is happening this May!

Howard the Gnome is packing his bags and moving to this Saanich farm

He’s also going to get a full restoration.

Retired Saanich Police officer shaves head and raises over $16K for children battling cancer

His recent cancer diagnoses prompted the fundraising.

29 awesome cosplay shots of this year’s Victoria Capital City Comic Con

Did you spot any of your favourite characters?!

Royal BC Museum seeks public input for modernization initiative

They’re long overdue for a glow up ✨

Victorians invited to help form a ‘protective human chain’ around mosque on Friday

Following last week’s attacks in New Zealand.

These 5 locations could be the future home of Howard the Gnome

Where do you want to see him?!

There’s a new free app available for immigrants and refugees moving to BC

It's designed to help them get settled into the community.

There will be a vigil in Victoria today for victims of New Zealand mosque...

A candle-light vigil is being held this afternoon in downtown Victoria to honour the victims of a deadly mosque shooting in New...

GoFundMe campaign launched to save Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club

It is the longest continuously running jazz club in Canada.

Here’s how you can find some of Victoria’s 200+ little free libraries

The search for your next great read could end at one of these adorable book shelters 📚

Here’s why you might see a BC Transit bus full of menstrual products this...

Everyone should have access to the health products they need.

You can walk through a veritable “Window Wanderland” in James Bay this weekend

Who can say no to bright lights on a cold winter night?

97-year-old Victoria woman celebrates her birthday on Jimmy Kimmel Live (VIDEO)

Tracy Morgan was giving her a little extra birthday love 😘

Help name the 8 new baby goats born at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

🐐 The billys were born Wednesday morning!

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 🍞

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