Wednesday, June 19, 2019

News

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

41-year-old man arrested for break-and-enter in North Saanich

Thanks to a collaboration between Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and Saanich Police

Air Canada named best airline in North America for 3rd year in a row

This is the eighth time they've received the title within 10 years

You can float down Victoria’s Upper Harbour in a Hot Tub Boat this summer

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like 🛀⛵

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

Trudeau government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Their initial approval of the project was revoked by the Federal Court of Appeal last year

BC Transit is adding more buses to 4 busy summer routes in July

The bus routes go to Thetis Lake, downtown, the ferry terminal, and more.

Vancouver Canucks to hold training camp at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

They will also play their first pre-season game at the barn on Blanshard! 🏑

Victoria council approves demolition of remaining Plaza Hotel building

But certain historic architectural elements of the building will be preserved

Hikers can now access Juan de Fuca trail after extensive upgrades

Featuring increased safety measures

BC Coroners Service report reveals there was no foul play in death of Ben Kilmer

He is survived by a wife and two young children

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Man arrested for stealing from change room lockers at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

He also had a steel saw that could be used as a break-in tool. 

City of Victoria will provide free menstrual products at public facilities starting this summer

Victoria will be the first municipality in BC to do so

RCMP search for wanted 21-year-old man believed to be on Vancouver Island

If you see him, call police and do not approach

Victoria council decides to fund Remembrance Day policing after public backlash

They also issued an apology to veterans and anyone else offended by the original motion

Victoria residents lose over $20,000 to new type of phone scam

They were contacted by fraudsters pretending to be lawyers

Instagram users report app outages across North America and Europe (UPDATED)

People are already flocking to Twitter to complain

Nanaimo RCMP seize various weapons from teenagers carrying them “for protection”

A hatchet, double sided knife, and hammer, among other things

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

West Shore RCMP arrest shoplifter who tried to hide from police under a tarp

"Clearly the suspect hadn’t thought out his hiding spot..." 😂

Decades old Victoria diner will close to make way for new residential development

Pluto’s Diner’s 31-year lease comes to a close in 2020.

Bell and Telus launch competing mobile plans to keep up with unlimited Rogers data plan

Bell has a similar unlimited plan offer, while Telus decided to take a different route

6 warm weather records were broken on Vancouver Island on Wednesday

And 17 records were broken across BC ☀️

Rogers launches “unlimited” cellphone data plans across Canada starting tomorrow

There will be a speed cap at 10GB but no additional charges for going over

A new bike skills park will be opening in Saanich next year

It may also include a skate track, rope course, bouldering, and more.

8-year-old girl reports narrow escape after man tries to abduct her in Nanaimo

She was riding her bike home from school when an unknown man tried to grab her

Victoria just broke another massive temperature record on Tuesday

The previous record stood for 121 years!

Police release footage of possible suspect who dumped kitten with meth in its system (VIDEO)

Lily was zipped into a shaving case and abandoned in a trash can at Hillside Shopping Centre

Nanaimo RCMP seeks thief who stole $15,000 e-bike from Belgian honeymooners

They were hiking at Colliery Dam and returned to find their bike missing

Incident involving woman pushed off Thetis Lake cliff “did not occur”, says RCMP

She did fall of the cliff, but police say no suspects are being sought

Victoria students under 18 years old will be getting free BC Transit passes this fall

"The whole point of why we're doing this to make kids lifelong transit riders and reducing [their] reliance on cars," said Mayor Helps

60-year-old Nanaimo pedestrian succumbs to injuries sustained in vehicle collision

He was running across an intersection against a walk light when he was struck by a pickup truck

105-year-old Victoria food market to be shut down and redeveloped into condos (PHOTOS)

Redevelopment of the building will begin in May 2020.

RCMP investigate suspicious fire set in Nanaimo park

It could have spread to the tinder dry forest nearby

Oak Bay homeowner chases off intruder who broke into their home

The homeowner woke up in the middle of the night and heard the thief.

GoFundMe created to support Victoria reporter diagnosed with terminal lung cancer

The life expectancy for people with her condition is 6 months without treatment and 1.5 years with treatment

Victoria Police search for owner of hockey card collection

They're associated with a “Ryan Thomas”

Downtown Victoria business evacuated due to unknown contaminant (UPDATED)

VicPD and fire department officials are on site

Canadian government to ban all single-use plastics by 2021

Shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, stir sticks

New mental health and addictions care facility opening in North Saanich next week

It offers specialized care programs for first responders, military, veterans, executives, as well as adults and young adults

Victoria Police searching for missing 33-year-old woman

She was last seen on May 22nd and reported missing on June 5th

Rollover crash in downtown Victoria caused by suspected medical condition

The 800 block of Pandora Ave was closed to vehicle traffic earlier today

RCMP investigate dozens of shots fired in one Vancouver Island neighbourhood over 48 hours

Several schools in the area had to be locked down while officers investigated.

Nanaimo dirt biker plunges off 30ft cliff after drinking and going out “for a rip”

He suffered a number of non-life threatening injuries.

A record-breaking $65M jackpot is up for grabs in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw

Last weekend, a Victoria couple won a $1 million draw.

Canada has officially banned keeping whales and dolphins in captivity

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago

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