Monday, October 15, 2018

Life

West Shore RCMP responds to numerous calls about dogs left in cars

PSA: don't leave your dog in a hot car!!

Here’s why you shouldn’t touch that adorable baby deer

Even if you think it may be lost

Comprehensive youth mental health centre opens doors in downtown Victoria

A one-stop-shop for all your health care needs!
living wage

Victoria’s living wage is up to $20.50 per hour (REPORT)

The wage has risen almost $0.50/hr since 2017

CFIA issues recall for pre-packaged greens sold in BC

A possible Listeria contamination is to blame
Cordova Bay

Help shape the future of the Cordova Bay area over the next 20 to...

You could change the area of Cordova Bay as we know it...
Dress Code Greater Victoria School District

Greater Victoria School District approves new dress code

โ€It took 2 years, 16 meetings, 48 parent letters, 8 community presentations, and a relentless focus โ€“ but we got it done,โ€ said SD61 Trustee Jordan Watters

Protection services officer awarded after an incredible act of bravery on the job

Charles Kraeling was able to wrestle and disarm a knife-wielding man at Cowichan District Hospital
Hiking Victoria Mount Douglas

5 breathtaking views worth hiking to around Victoria

Let us know which ones we've missed โ›ฐ๏ธ

5 Victorians who gave the gift of life through organ donation

Here's how you can sign up to become an organ/tissue donor too

Patent for potential syphilis vaccine given to University of Victoria professor

College campuses are rather infamous when it comes to STDs, but the University of Victoria might be on the cusp of changing that.
drivers

ICBC could soon cancel your license if you don’t pay child support

If the amendment is approved, it will apply to anyone who owes over $3,000 in arrears
Baby Goat Cuddle

The Victoria Lavender Farm needs you to cuddle its baby goats (PHOTOS)

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it ๐Ÿ

Liquor servers to receive minimum wage boost from province (REPORT)

Piece-rate farm workers and resident caretakers are also included in the wage hike.
Saanich Police Pig

Saanich Police wrangle escaped pig (PHOTOS)

The large piggy was reportedly "off to market" ๐Ÿท

Newborn orca calf spotted on Victoria whale watching tour

Welcome to the world, little one!

Dog reunited with Saanich owner six months after being stolen (VIDEO)

We're not crying, you're crying... ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ
Maternity Leave

Maternity, parental, and compassionate care leaves could all be extended

Pregnant mothers could soon have an extra two weeks of leave
Kids health

$4.7 million invested to support kids health on Vancouver Island

Child and youth mental health โ˜‘๏ธ Rural and remote access to healthcare โ˜‘๏ธ Early childhood development โ˜‘๏ธ
Hospitals Wi-Fi

Petition started for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

Let's get patients and families some much-needed internet!

These five baby goats were born at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm this morning

Five more reasons to go to the petting zoo! ๐Ÿ˜
British Columbia childcare

Starting in April, BC parents could save up to $350 a month on childcare

"Parents in every corner of B.C. will start seeing their child care bills go down next month," said Premier Horgan.

Rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island prompts advisory

Stay away from herring eggs

Province invests $11 million for 37,000 more MRI scans in 2019

It is expected to significantly reduce wait times in BC
BC Legislature

Here’s everything you need to know about B.C.’s new speculation tax

The NDP government expects that 99% of British Columbians will not be affected by it

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm closed due to water main break

No petting baby goats for two whole days ๐Ÿ˜ž

The next Pup Star movie is hosting auditions in Victoria today

Does your pup have what it takes to be a star? ๐Ÿถ

Outbreak of infectious virus affecting rabbits prompts advisory

Keep your bunnies safe! ๐Ÿฐ

Here’s how much money you need to earn to be in the top 1%...

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Two puppies stolen from East Sooke property

The abduction occurred at about 2PM today

Dowtown Victoria’s resident barred owl spotted again (PHOTOS)

What should we name him? ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿค”

Dog-sitter caught repeatedly throwing pet chihuahua into the ocean

It's every pet owner's worst nightmare
Baby Goats UVic

Baby Goats are coming to UVic this afternoon

Cuteness overload! ๐Ÿ˜

Online petition launched to ensure justice for Duncan dog neglected to death

Teddy succumbed from his injuries just two days after he was rescued by SPCA workers
Viola Desmond $10 Bill

New Canadian $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond released today

Viola Desmond was a successful black businesswoman who was jailed, convicted and fined for defiantly refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre.

SPCA arrests Duncan couple in shocking animal abuse case (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

This is one of the most disturbing cases of animal cruelty seen by the SPCA
Post-Oscars Victoria

Victoria named among Variety’s best post-Oscars celebrity vacation spots

The 2018 Oscarsย are now over, but your chances of seeing a celebrity up close might actually be increased over the next couple of weeks.ย 

You can spend the night in these incredible Vancouver Island treehouses

Shut the front door! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐ŸŒฟ

Baby goats return to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm petting zoo

We can't get over how adorable they are!! ๐Ÿ˜

Cougar stalking Vancouver Island man captured on camera (VIDEO)

"Holy snappin' arseholes, how cool is that" ๐Ÿ™€
Federal Budget 1000 Bill Legal Tender

Federal Budget 2018: Legal tender ended for $1000 bills

Got some vintage paper currency lying around?

8 winter issues only southern British Columbians can relate to

"Winter" means something very different here in our corner of the world โ˜บ๏ธ

Duncan man who adopted and killed pet pig issues apology

"I do feel remorse and regret for my actions, and I would like to ask that people stop sending death threats to me and my partner"

Duncan couple adopt pet pig from BC SPCA and proceed to kill and eat...

Imagine going home with your new family, only to find out that you're being served for dinner...

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