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Most popular baby names for British Columbia

For the first time, Oliver is the top name for boys born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency. For the past five years,...

Local company develops application to make navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier

Victoria-based and leading Canadian software provider Redbrick released a new desktop application that makes navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier and more efficient. The application is...

Local historian releases book on history of saloons and bars of Victoria between 1851-1917

Get the perfect Christmas gift for the avid reader you know with Glen Mofford’s first book, Aqua Vitae. Mofford’s book delves into the shocking history...

Island Health seeking those who became sick after attending the Oyster Festival

If you participated in the Clayoquot Oyster Festival in Tofino last weekend and now have gastrointestinal illness, Island Health is asking that you contact...

Victoria police warn about counterfeit U.S. currency

Fraud investigators with VicPD are warning about an increase in reports of counterfeit U.S. currency. Since November 1, Victoria police have responded to 24 reports...

Convoy of kitties travelling halfway across Canada in search of forever homes

Over 50 cats and kittens left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan early Wednesday morning to embark on a journey of nine-lifetimes. Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders (GVAC...

Got that sinking feeling? Avoid it with these 5 tips

You know that feeling?  The one where you walk away from an interaction and your gut starts churning.  Part of you just knows that...
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When can a landlord enter your home? [VIDEO]

The Residential Tenancy Branch have just released a new video explaining the rules for landlord’s access to rental units in British Columbia. If you’ve ever...
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“Longevity Effect” one of the biggest risks to financial security

According to reports from market researcher Ipsos and the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadians aren’t saving enough, they’re spending too much and living much longer...

Victoria youth hardly “carefree” struggling to find balance new study finds

Millennials are often derided, criticized for their lifestyles, lack of responsibility and too much time spent on mobile devices. Yet, a 10-year study by...

First of its kind: BC launches online adoption process

Adopt BC Kids is the first website of its kind in Canada, capturing all the foster children available for adoption and prospective families in...

Looking for a fitness partner? There’s an app for that!

Want to make new friends, maybe meet a single, but also get fit and healthy? There's an app for that! With an interface similar to the...

Parents have the will but lack the skill to teach their kids about money,...

November is officially Financial Literacy Month in Canada—and the importance of raising our children to be financially savvy can’t be understated. To that end, Island...

15 Sneak Peek Photos of Whole Foods Market at Uptown

Whole Foods Market is opening the doors to its new Uptown store on Wednesday, November 2! We stopped by today for a sneak peek and to...

Free Refurbished Hearing Aids and Services to Low Income Residents

Sound of Change is a new initiative, with the goal of providing free hearing assessments, treatment services and free refurbished hearing aids to low-income seniors and...
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This year’s flu stronger – flu shots available by early November

Each year, about 3,500 Canadians die from influenza and its complications across Canada. In 2015, around 35% of adults got the flu shot. The B.C. Centre for...

Vancouver Island woman charged in brutal attack that killed grandmother’s Chihuahua

A Vancouver Island woman has been criminally charged after allegedly beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so severely it had to be euthanized, according to...

A song of praise for Mt. Tolmie Hospital care team

"This is a profession that must be one of the highest on the planet… You experience humanity at one of its deepest levels.” That’s just...

6 places to get the perfect pumpkin in and around Victoria

No two pumpkins are the same!
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7 steps to take for a happier you right NOW

We all know the feeling, drag yourself up in the morning, after hitting the snooze button a few times, stare at your acquaintance's Best...

Crows or Candy: Halloween themed rooms to try this October!

This October, Inn at Laurel Point have created two unique Halloween-inspired packages - the Birds Suite Package or the Treat Suite Package, where you can enjoy...

Here are 5 things to love about fall in Victoria

Victoria has no shortage of natural beauty in the fall.

Cost of payday loans to drop under new regulations

The borrowing rates of payday loans will be lowered under new regulations announced today. As of Jan. 1, 2017, the maximum allowable charge for a...

Exciting changes coming to Bear Mountain

All eyes are on Bear Mountain this week with the PGA Tour Champions! The tournament is being broadcast internationally on the Golf Channel to...

Nanaimo SPCA warning of fake raffle tickets being sold

The Nanaimo and District SPCA issued a warning to be on the lookout for fake raffle tickets being sold door-to-door by a "scruffy" young...

Canada’s household debt is now bigger than its GDP, for the first time

OTTAWA - The appetite of Canadians for debt continues to grow to record levels. The ratio of household credit market debt to disposable income...
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BC’s minimum wage increases today by 40 cents

Anyone earning minimum wage in B.C. will receive a small boost on their next pay check. The hourly rate is rising from $10.45 per hour...

The power to change the way you think and change your life.

You know that your brain controls your body, but did you know that your body also controls your brain? The activity in your brain...

This is why dogs shouldn’t sit in the driver’s lap, Nanaimo RCMP say

Police are reminding motorist that pets should never be allowed to sit on the driver’s laps; this following an accident in Nanaimo that left...

Preparing your dog before your first baby arrives (VIDEO)

For some dogs, transitioning into life with a new baby is effortless. For others? Not so much. So I'm sharing with you some of...

E-cigarettes now banned from public spaces in BC

Beginning today, e-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco in B.C. New regulations mean vaping in no longer permitted in workplaces, or public spaces...

Dog stolen from outside a Nanaimo store found wandering Parksville

Molly the puppy who was stolen at the Port Place Shopping Centre in Nanaimo is back home after being found wandering in Parksville. The dog,...
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Volunteer at Nanaimo Thrift shop turns in large sum of money to RCMP

Someone is likely missing their money after it was found by a volunteer working at a thrift shop in Nanaimo. A volunteer at the Hospice Thrift...

Nursing moms in Victoria can now donate their milk to help babies in need

Nursing mothers in the Greater Victoria area will now be able to donate their milk to benefit other babies in need, here and across...

The “Uber” of Dog Walking app arrives in Victoria

Dog walking on demand has arrived in Victoria! The GoFetch app allows dog owners and walkers to connect much like Uber and Airbnb, and set...

Who was the man in chains, flipping a tire at the Legislature on Canada...

Terrance Joseph Kosikar is 43-years-old and lives in the beautiful back-country mountains of British Columbia, Canada. On the opening day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter...
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Three ways to manage your money in the wake of Brexit

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has thrown the economy into a tailspin: global stocks are all over the place, the pound fell...

Website allows patients to check wait times online for walk-in-clinics in Victoria

When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is sit in a waiting room for hours, or possibly show up to...

Victoria mom urges vaccination as sick 10-week-old daughter suffers in hospital

Canadian Press - A mother who says her baby is hospitalized with whooping cough in Victoria is warning parents who don’t vaccinate their children...

Summer Solstice: First day of summer brings ‘strawberry moon’ – first since 1967

Summer has officially arrived and what a way to kick it off - there's going to be a super rare 'strawberry moon' tonight. For the...

Five ways a new baby will change your financial picture

There’s nothing quite like the news of a first child on its way, to make couples start "adulting" when it comes to their money. When...

Celebrate Tax Freedom Day this year by paying less tax

In the next few days the typical island family will start working for themselves and stop paying the government. According to the Fraser Institute’s research,...

Possible sighting of Olive the dog in Brentwood Bay gives searchers and owners hope

A dog that has been missing for almost two months was spotted in Brentwood Bay by her owners Tuesday night, giving them and searchers...

Bylaw forces beloved downtown dog into early retirement

Cody the beloved dog of a Fort Street shop has been forced into early retirement. "It's hard on him, he wants to do his job...

Dog friendly stores in and around Greater Victoria

Well, it's that time of year again when it's just too hot to safely leave your dogs in the car, even with the windows...

How to Prepare Yourself For the TC10k

Written by guest blogger, Yana Hempler: The TC10k is the biggest running event in Victoria with over 10,000 people stepping on the starting line! It's very inclusive...

Victoria’s Shannon Terleski Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Abuse on a National Stage

Victoria native Shannon Terleski takes pride in all her roles: mother, nurse, author, model. But the label she wears the most boldly is of...

Stay Safe in the Snow this Long Weekend

March long weekend is a popular time for British Columbians to head outdoors with friends and family, exploring the B.C.'s snowy mountain regions, trails and...
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Local Animal Activist Group Launches Campaign To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

An animal rights group called the Victoria Horse Alliance is asking Victorians to sign a petition calling on a ban of horse-drawn carriages by...

Fashion Trends: Bold Bright Colours for Spring/Summer 2016 – Style report from VFW

This spring/summer, COLOUR is the new black! Look out for delicious reds, brilliant blues, sweet pinks and buttercup yellows. Vancouver Fashion Week have scoured the latest...

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