Friday, September 20, 2019


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Victoria fire crews working to extinguish structure fire on Heywood Avenue

Expect traffic delays due to road closures

Nanaimo beekeepers find and eradicate invasive Asian giant hornet nest

Two of them were stung in the process

VicPD commandeer civilian boats to rescue woman screaming for help on Gorge Waterway

At one point, she was reportedly screaming "he's trying to kill me".
Cougar

Sooke school district warns families after cougar sighted between Poirier and Journey schools

Students who walk home will be held on campus until they can be picked up

24-year-old Saanich shoplifter arrested after pulling knife on security guard, injuring police

Attending officers suffered bruises and abrasions in the struggle to arrest him

Victoria’s 3rd annual poutine week starts next Friday

Fancy a "Tiger" poutine feat. masala fries, butter chicken, and crispy pork belly? 😍

Canadian Olympic icons Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announce retirement from ice dancing

"We feel like the most fortunate kids in Canada." 🇨🇦⛸

Saanich Police seek public assistance locating missing 12-year-old girl (UPDATED)

Police believe Jenessa Shacter may be in the company of an unknown adult male

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority unveils new branding for Ogden Point

Introducing "The Breakwater District at Ogden Point"

Victoria police seek witnesses in vehicle collision after driver suffers potential opioid overdose

Police say the two vehicles involved may have been travelling at high speed

Victoria youth joins hundreds in pledging not to have children until government takes climate...

“As a 17-year-old, I should not have to worry about having or not having children, yet it has become my responsibility because the adults are not adulting..."

109 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this October

New seasons of Riverdale, Suits and more!

UVic hosts gathering to commemorate two 18-year-old students killed in bus crash last week

They were both first year biology students on their way to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
Victoria Police

Victoria man arrested after allegedly assaulting two people with a knife

He was arrested at gunpoint after ignoring verbal commands

Teenage girls restrained by volunteer security guards at Langford’s Luxton Fair (VIDEOS)

"You’re lucky I didn’t kick the s#!t out of you," one security guard said to a 16-year-old

Traffic rerouted due to serious motor vehicle incident on Cumberland Road in Saanich (UPDATED)

Emergency crews will be on site for "quite some time"

Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle will be showing classic horror movies throughout October

The original Dracula, Frankenstein, and more ☠️

Leashed dog injured during allegedly unprovoked dog attack in Metchosin

The dog was left with small puncture wounds on her neck and leg

‘Friday the 13th’ prank goes horribly wrong at a North Saanich school today

That machete was a little too realistic... 😬

Sidney fire crews battle residential structure fire in North Saanich

Police and ambulances are also on site

This chocolatier is hosting FREE chocolate tastings in Victoria today

So you can sample their new Ruby Praline chocolate 💝

Large bags will not be allowed at Canucks training camp and pre-season game in...

They'll be facing off against the Calgary Flames on Monday 🏒

Saanich installs new highly reflective road markings at three locations

Expected to last about 6 years longer than traditional road markers

Police say BC Transit bus crashed through Trans Canada highway median due to rainy...

The driver and the one passenger of the bus were treated for minor injuries

A new limited edition “Mystery” Oreo flavour will be launched in Canada next week

You could win $25,000 if you guess it correctly!

There will be a ‘Friday the 13th’ full moon tonight for the first time...

It won't happen again until 2049! 🌕👻

Victoria police investigating hit and run involving 9-year-old child

At the intersection of Bay Street and Richmond Road

BC announces integrated mental health support services for Comox Valley School District

Students will be able to access comprehensive mental health and substance use support at school

Victoria’s Russell Books wants your help to build world’s largest stack of Guiness World...

Who's got a Guinness World Record book lying around? 📚

Haze of smoke settles over Victoria due to controlled burn in Metchosin

The prescribed burns were announced by the BC Wildfire Service last week

Saanich Police seek suspect who allegedly assaulted 24-year-old woman

She was left with swelling and bruises to her face and body

Three invasive Asian giant hornets have been found on Vancouver Island

This is the first time the species has ever been found here

UVic professor says Canadians’ biggest political pet peeve is misspent tax dollars

While the US and UK tend to focus on sex scandals
Victoria Police

Assault suspect thanks Victoria police for arresting him after several days of drug use

He expressed gratitude for being able to access support services while in custody

Police seek assistance locating missing 84-year-old Langford woman (UPDATED)

She is believed to be on foot with her German Shepherd dog named Smoke.

BC Ferries employees remove over 1,700 kg of garbage from beaches (VIDEO)

They found bizarre items like a baby stroller, various car parts, and a can of ham.

West Shore RCMP searching for missing 19-year-old woman

She was last seen on September 6th

Victoria student launches fundraiser after family loses home to Hurricane Dorian

"For over 12 hours, I genuinely believed my father had drowned."

Beaver Lake deemed unsafe for swimming again due to high levels of bacteria

It was closed for almost a month because of a toxic blue-green algae bloom

Island Health says bat found at Central Saanich school tested positive for rabies

Preventative rabies vaccinations have been administered to those who came in direct contact with the bat

93% of British Columbians support switch to permanent Daylight Saving Time (SURVEY)

A whopping 223,273 BC residents responded to the survey

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps claps back at Twitter trolls for spreading misinformation

"It's generating hateful emails from across the country..."