Thursday, June 27, 2019

Life

Adulting 101: 5 things you need to know before tackling your taxes this season

It's the most wonderful time of the year! 🎵

Victoria woman finally charged after dog left in hot car died last summer

The incident took place during a heat wave last summer.

Shocking dog abuse trial sparks concerning racial threats in Duncan

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said the community will not tolerate racism.

Island Health will take over all home-care services on Vancouver Island

Beacon Community Services has provided the service for the past 15 years
cannabis

Victoria staff seek Council approval for five cannabis dispensaries

More recreational cannabis retailers could be on the way for Victoria

Facebook launches measures to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation

The platform will no longer cater to anti-vaxxers

Most involuntarily admitted mental health patients in BC have not been informed of their...

“Involuntary detention and treatment is the most intrusive form of mental health care available.”

Whooping cough case confirmed at Mount Doug Secondary School

Island Health informed parents of the situation in a letter on Thursday

Footage of BC fishermen throwing explosive at sea lions sparks controversy (VIDEO)

The device is called a ‘bear banger’.

Stranded dog rescued from frigid waters by VicPD and Animal Control

The dog was stuck on a rock 150 feet offshore.

Vancouver Island cat has leg amputated after being shot with a pellet gun

Two-year-old Onyx has a long recovery ahead of him

View Royal on track to legalize distribution of recreational cannabis

“We want to make sure we do it right.”

Anti-vaxxers are officially one of the world’s biggest health threats (REPORT)

After a 30% increase in measles cases worldwide

VicPD K9 helps tracks down fleeing assault suspect

He didn’t get far 🏃🐕

Duncan woman pleads guilty in shocking animal abuse case

Her co-accused pleaded not guilty back in June.

BC crabs may be feeding on methane as a way to adapt to climate...

Tanner crabs were previously known to feed exclusively on phytoplankton

5 places to play tabletop games in and around Victoria

Who's down for some D&D? Cards Against Humanity? Settlers of Catan? 🎲

BC SPCA warns against using painful shock collars for training dogs

Treats and praises are so much better! 🐾

70% of Canadians want mandatory vaccinations for children entering school (REPORT)

24% say it should be the parent’s choice.

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

🐐 The billys were born Wednesday morning!

Watch as Saanich firefighters rescue lost bear cub from tree (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

The bear was spotted across the street from Royal Oak Middle School.

10 tips from Island Health to help you navigate the snow

Use a “penguin-walk style” 🐧

Education on BC’s Great Bear Rainforest now being added to provincial curriculum

BC's coast is home to the rarest bear on earth: the spirit bear.

Victoria parkade gives jaywalker a little dose of karma (VIDEO)

Excuse me, sir, do you have a ticket?

Local carshare co-operative Modo ups their game on convenience

Less cost, less hassle, more convenience! 🚗

There were nearly 1,500 drug overdose deaths in BC in 2018

Almost half the people who died of drug overdose suffered from pain-related issues.

This BC group wants to bring seal hunting to the West Coast to protect...

The seal harvesting would also go towards local industry.

16-foot-long shark that washed up on North Saanich beach will soon be removed

Bystanders say that scavengers have already begun to eat away at the carcass

Woman captures rare encounter with a Coastal wolf in Tofino (VIDEO)

“I met a Tofino local this morning!”

Victoria ranked the most romantic city in Canada again

Number 1 for the 7th year running 💖
Elk/Beaver Lake

CRD issues update on toxic blue-green algae warning for Elk Lake

Beaver Lake is unaffected.

Half of Canadians cannot name a single Nazi concentration camp or ghetto (STUDY)

15% say they're unsure if they've ever heard about the Holocaust.

Victoria-made mental health app officially launches on Bell’s Let’s Talk Day

The app is designed to help manage panic attacks and anxiety!

There’s a 5 foot iguana missing in the Oak Bay area

SOS: Iguanas need warmth to survive

Provincial report gives the average BC resident an A+ for health (REPORT)

But they do say we drink too much 😬

If you are struggling with mental health, you need to attend the Victoria Health...

Make sure to get your code in the article to win a gift basket!
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Volunteer group working to end paid parking at BC hospitals

Do you think they should be free?

Here are Canada’s top 10 favourite dog breeds of 2018

Guess which breed has been topping the list for 25 years in a row?

Photo Renderings of BC’s first publicly funded Dementia Village on Vancouver Island

Inspired by a Dutch dementia village located in De Hogeweyk, Netherlands
CANADIAN MONEY

Almost half of all Canadians are just $200 away from not being able to...

1 in 3 said they did not make enough to cover their bills.

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