Saturday, November 16, 2019

Brishti Basu

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Saanich schools to reopen on Monday after union and school district reach tentative deal

This agreement must be ratified at a union vote on Sunday

Victoria families left in the lurch after one of three private adoption centres in...

"...we feel like the government could care less about us."

Russell Books sets Guinness World Record to mark the opening of new downtown Victoria...

You can still go and see a part of it! 📚

32-year-old Langford woman arrested for drug trafficking

Police also seized several drugs, cash, and two replica handguns

Downtown Victoria waterfront restaurant reopens with mouthwatering new menu (PHOTOS)

Their grilled focaccia is to DIE for 🤤

Storm advisory issued for parts of Vancouver Island ahead of “wet and windy” weekend

Heavy rains and 90 km/h wind gusts are in store

Three people arrested after Victoria police seize fentanyl, meth among other drugs

They were also found in possession of weapons, scales, drug packaging, and "score sheets"

Holocaust survivor to give public talk at University of Victoria next week

Inge Auerbacher and her family were deported to the Terezin ghetto when she was just 7 years old

Police seek suspects after spray painters target Langford construction site for third time

The graffiti appeared sometime during the day on Wednesday

Victoria cannabis dispensary shut down after police raid

Supporters and employees are marching to the legislature to protest the closure

Emergency crews working to repair gas leak in Langford (UPDATE)

Near Spencer Middle School

BC announces new regulations for vape products to curb youth vaping rates

They also intend to raise the PST on vape products from 7% to 20%

Climate protesters rally outside Victoria Times Colonist building

It was an eventful Wednesday afternoon outside the Douglas Street building

Victoria immigration lawyer ends practice after lying to dozens of clients

He led clients to believe they had status in Canada when they didn't

Police respond to two separate stabbing incidents in one night in Campbell River

One of the suspects has not yet been located

Sonic the Hedgehog movie filmed on Vancouver Island gets brand new trailer

Paramount Pictures redesigned Sonic's look after numerous fan complaints

Man arrested in Langford after committing fraud across Vancouver Island

Tomas Szalay is accused of stealing and using several credit and debit cards

New Disney streaming service launches in Canada with technical difficulties

Many users reported getting "unable to connect" messages when they tried to play shows.

24-year-old woman airlifted to Victoria hospital after being hit by car at a crosswalk

She sustained life threatening injuries in the collision

Cineplex will be showing FREE Christmas movies at theatres across Canada next month

You can pick from 5 holiday classics 🎄

This Langford pilates studio is offering classes by donation to local dog rescue society

And yes, there will be dogs to cuddle (and adopt)! 🐾

Victoria is forecasted to receive 7 days of rainfall this week

Stay dry out there! ☔️
Times Colonist

Victoria protesters plan to erect “gallows” outside Times Colonist building tomorrow

To protest allegedly biased coverage of the climate crisis

Oak Bay residents find fliers on vehicles accusing them of contributing to climate crisis

"This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel."

Royal Canadian Legion invites gamers to press pause for Remembrance Day

#PauseToRemember at 11 a.m. today

Saanich schools will remain closed on Tuesday as union strike continues

School's out for the third week in a row

Man arrested for robbing Oak Bay store and attacking employee with a hatchet

Gary Reno was also wanted on several prior B.C.-wide warrants for violent offences
Mt Douglas

Saanich Police investigating alleged sexual assault at Mount Doug Park

The suspect and the victim are believed to have been known to each other

RCMP say rumours and hearsay hindering investigation in Sooke school threat

One man was arrested after the hold and secure on Thursday but has since been released from custody
Victoria Police

VicPD looking for man who made potentially inappropriate comments to 11-year-old girl

"It's the kind of comment that we really want to follow up on."

First candidate revealed in byelection to replace Laurel Collins as Victoria councillor

Jeremy Caradonna will be formally launching his election campaign next weekend

Families of Saanich school district students rally in support of striking CUPE 441 staff

SD63 students have now been out of school for two weeks

Victoria Police seeking witnesses in suspicious fire at Customs House construction site

The fire caused extensive damage to the equipment on site

Starbucks just launched their seasonal holiday cups and beverages across Canada

And they're giving away free reusable holiday-themed cups!

RCMP arrest one man after hold and secure at Sooke school

Police received reports that the man was possibly planning a "serious incident" at the school.

Victoria council passes councillor Dubow’s motion challenging them to take transit for a week

Several local leaders have already expressed interest in partaking

85 BC Ferries passengers stranded near Swartz Bay due to vessel malfunction

The Salish Raven was on its way to Victoria from Pender Island

Sooke school placed under hold and secure due to “police activity” (UPDATED)

All students are safely inside the building

Four Mile Pub will remain closed until January after sustaining damage from fire last...

The fire started in the kitchen and spread through the walls

Cougar killed in Comox Valley after it was observed hunting domestic house cats

It was also seen lingering close to where children wait for their school bus

BC Ferries offers free travel for military personnel and seniors on Remembrance Day

They've also added 28 extra sailings for the upcoming holiday weekend

Alleged drunk driver nearly crashes into pregnant off-duty police officer on Sooke Road

The 53-year-old woman is now the subject of an impaired driving investigation