Monday, April 22, 2019

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Victoria Police urgently searching for missing 10-year-old girl (UPDATE)

If you see Tamara Armstrong, call 911

Province invests $300,000 in programs targeting domestic abuse

Three organizations on Vancouver Island have received a part of this funding
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit buses in Victoria will have real-time tracking by late July

Around 2/3rds of the fleet is already equipped with the on-board audio and visual announcements.

Here’s how you could own one of BC Ferries’ retiring vessels

Currently going for just $12,250 😲

People have donated over $1 billion to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral

French president Emmanuel Macron has set a 5-year deadline to complete the restoration of the cathedral

Oak Bay father Andrew Berry’s double-murder trial reveals unsettling details

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and may be disturbing to some readers.

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps has been appointed to BC Transit’s board of directors

She'll be one of 7 people in charge of overseeing the management of the crown corporation

VicPD release photos of suspect in string of robberies (PHOTOS)

Three similar robberies in one week in the same area

Victoria Buzz will be giving away free potted plants at the Bay Centre this...

And the chance to WIN a $50 Bay Centre gift card by following the instructions in the article! 💰🛍️

Major traffic delays caused by vehicle collision on Pat Bay Highway

No injuries have been reported yet

West Shore RCMP arrest two, seize $3,000 cash and drugs in trafficking investigation

A vehicle associated with criminal activity was also confiscated

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre receives $200,000 supportive funding from BC

Only 1-in-20 sexual assaults are reported to police

VicPD say social media reports of child abduction attempt last night were unfounded

The interaction between the child and the older males was completely innocent!
Hwy 1 closed

Province issues apology for further delay in completion of McKenzie interchange project

The $85-million project was originally slated for completion by late 2018

Here’s how you can bet on who will rule and die ahead of Game...

When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or...☠️

The City of Victoria is looking to hire their next in-house artist

It's a part-time gig that pays $42,000/year!

Island Health confirms sixth case of measles in Victoria within two weeks

People who were at the Royal Oak shopping complex at the given dates and times may have been exposed to the infection

Canada-wide recall issued for two Indigo branded mugs due to risk of injury

Return them if you want to avoid a nasty surprise during your morning coffee 😬

This is why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Yes, even if it looks lost or injured

50% of low income households can’t afford new Canada Food Guide diet (REPORT)

Households can expect to pay about $400 more for groceries this year due to rising food costs

Victoria ranked the 2nd “rattiest” city in BC for the third year in a...

We're talking about the little furry creatures you DON'T want to see in your house 🤢
wildfire

BC campfire bans will no longer exclude Vancouver Island’s ‘Fog Zone’

Residents in this area will soon experience the same open fire bans as the rest of the island

Province proposes new law to eliminate ticket scalping bots in BC

This could mean more event tickets at lower prices 😍

Victoria realtor searches for suspect who keyed his vehicle on BC Ferries trip (PHOTOS)

He was able to acquire photos of the suspect from witnesses and dashcam footage
Royal Jubilee Hospital

These two Victoria hospitals are among the top 15 in Canada (REPORT)

Based on a survey of medical professionals, patients, and key performance indicators for each hospital
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit spring service changes will take effect tomorrow

Keep an eye on your route's schedule!

Nearly 6,000 affected by power outage on southern Vancouver Island

Strong winds have also affected BC Ferries sailings this morning

Dairy Queen introduces new Dreamsicle-Dipped Cones and people are loving it

The internet is already obsessed!! 😍
Fentanyl overdose crisis

RCMP arrest three people in drug trafficking investigation on Vancouver Island

Cash, fentanyl, and methamphetamines were seized

BC Ferries cancels several sailings due to strong winds Saturday morning

Remember to check conditions before you travel!

Head-on collision closes Millstream Road in the Highlands area

There's no estimate as to when it will be reopened

RCMP release sketch of suspect who robbed a man at knifepoint on Galloping Goose...

He was last seen running on the boardwalk at Glen Lake on Wednesday

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected to hit Victoria on Saturday

Other parts of the island are in for up to 110 km/h speeds

All BC public schools will be required to provide free menstrual products by the...

One-in-seven students has missed school because they couldn't afford menstrual products

Police say shooting in Langford that injured one man was targeted

The suspect was arrested after he attempted to flee to Sooke

Third case of measles confirmed in Greater Victoria

People may have been exposed to the disease at two locations in Brentwood Bay

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre receives $100,000 contribution from BMO Financial Group

One of the theatre stages has been renamed the BMO Studio Theatre

Next proposed bike lane in Victoria could run through Quadra Elementary School playground

The city will work with the public and school community to come up with a plan that works for everyone

36,000 patients are currently in search of family doctor in Esquimalt (REPORT)

The municipality currently has just one walk-in clinic