Monday, November 18, 2019

Brishti Basu

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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

CUPE 441 expected to reject Saanich School Board proposal amidst second week of strikes

19 schools have been closed since October 28th

Craigslist ads offering to buy and sell Victoria’s free youth bus passes

The user wants to buy these passes for $8-$10 and sell them for $25

Youth in Victoria will be getting free bus passes starting December 1st

For Victoria residents aged 12-19 years old.

Public invited to open house tonight to discuss possible renaming of George Jay Elementary

An online survey on the subject closed on October 31st

Two men arrested after police seize 70 bags of drugs in Duncan

Including suspected fentanyl/heroin, methamphetamine, crack, and powdered cocaine

3-month-old puppy undergoes surgery in Victoria after getting hit by a car

She had four broken bones and skin abrasions caused by road rash.

Man arrested for brandishing weapon during Facebook Marketplace transaction in Colwood 

He brandished a long baton-shaped conducted energy weapon, or a kind of taser, at the victim.

UVic basketball champion and two-time Olympian Eli Pasquale dies of cancer at 59

He led the UVic Vikes team to five consecutive national championships from 1980-84.

McDonalds is bringing back Happy Meals toys from the past 40 years this week

Fingers crossed for a Tamagotchi 🤞

Driver suffered from “cough induced syncope” before crashing into home on Sooke Road

"Extremely scary for me when I woke up and realized I had hit someone's house."

34-year-old man arrested for alleged sexual assault after breaking into North Cowichan home

Over the past 16 years, the suspect has been charged with break and enter, sexual assault, impaired driving, and breach of probation.

Traffic diverted on Sooke Road after vehicle drives into house, causes gas leak

There is currently no word on whether anyone was injured. 

Toxic blue-green algae bloom found at Thetis Lake

Don't let your dogs drink or swim in the water

Island celebrity Pamela Anderson sparks backlash for donning feather headdress for Halloween

She has responded with a link to an essay about why the idea of cultural appropriation is illogical

Police apologize for sharing photo of innocent man in Nanaimo theft

They originally believed he was suspected of stealing from a local hardware store.

26-year-old man airlifted to Victoria hospital after crashing vehicle into hydro pole

He was admitted with life threatening injuries
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Elizabeth May resigns as leader of the Green Party

After over a decade at the helm

Saanich school board resumes negotiations with support staff in hopes of end to strike

19 Saanich schools have been closed since Monday

Police arrest youth wanted on Canada-wide warrant after attempted theft from View Royal casino

His identity cannot be revealed due to protection under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

New driver has vehicle impounded after speeding away from police in Colwood

He was let off with a warning the first time but decided to speed away from police 😳

24-year-old arrested for puncturing a man’s lung with a screwdriver in Saanich

The victim was trying to break up a fight between two women

BC SPCA is offering 50% off all pet adoptions next weekend

Do you have room in your home for a new family member? 🐾

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday November 1st

Welcome to the second last month of 2019!

This spooky home in Colwood is ready to greet trick-or-treaters tonight (PHOTOS)

Featuring a handmade pirate ship and a headless horseman ☠️

46-year-old man arrested for allegedly drunk driving an 18-wheeler truck in Nanaimo

" was simply a miracle that a tragic accident had not occurred."

Driver receives over $700 fine after speeding and crashing vehicle in Langford

The driver also had cannabis in the vehicle within reach

Victoria Police searching for missing “high risk” 26-year-old woman

She was first reported missing after she left a health facility in Burnaby on October 21st.

Pat Bay Hwy blocked for 40 minutes after collision involving six vehicles and a...

The deer was hit by two vehicles and survived to tell the tale

Vancouver Island man charged with animal cruelty in “horrific” dog abuse case

Hope was found suffering from emaciation, dehydration, extreme muscle wasting and a deep, severe neck wound

BC Ferries passengers banned for one year after being aggressive towards employees

One passenger drove their vehicle aggressively towards an employee

51-year-old Central Saanich man arrested after trying to sell stolen wheelchair

It was found at a pawn shop in Victoria

7 University of Victoria students win provincial scholarships to study abroad

They're among 50 recipients across BC

Police searching for underwear thief in Nanaimo

Laundry day? 🤔

Missing 60-year-old mushroom picker found dead in Campbell River

His death has not been deemed suspicious

7 bonfires happening in and around Greater Victoria this Halloween

And there will be fireworks at most of them! 🔥

Victoria shelters add 65 extra beds and mats for extreme weather tonight

Temperatures are expected to drop to 0ºC tonight

Vice principal of Comox Valley school fired after checking male students’ underwear

She was trying to determine who had left a pair of soiled underwear in the boys' bathroom

Daylight Saving Time ends in BC this weekend

This could be the last time ever ⏱