Thursday, January 23, 2020

Brishti Basu

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Police watchdog investigating after woman injured during arrest by West Shore RCMP

She allegedly refused or was unable to pay her taxi fare

New launch date revealed for Centennial Square Christmas light village display

What are you doing on Friday, December 20th? ✨

ICBC ordered to delay 2020 insurance rate application

The last rate hike of 6.3% went into effect in April 2019

Island Health to oversee Victoria senior care facility after operator fails to meet standards

A report cited concerns about insufficient staffing and lack of cleanliness

Toxic blue-green algae found at Beaver Lake

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

78 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in January

Look forward to some of these in the new year!

Andrew Scheer announces resignation as leader of the Conservative Party

After allegations that he used party funds to finance his childrens' private school education

These are Canadians’ top Google searches in 2019

A year (and decade) in review!

One man dead after driver loses control of vehicle in Nanaimo

The vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a tree stump
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Island Health adds 15 new beds to Royal Jubilee Hospital end-of-life care units

Expected to begin service by spring 2020
Victoria Police Needle

Several people dead after plane crash on Gabriola Island

RCMP have indicated that there were no survivors in the crash

Victoria Police searching for missing 82-year-old man (UPDATED)

He has been located and is safe.

Oak Bay Police destroy nearly 70 guns that were handed over to department

Except for what appears to be two duelling guns from the 1800s

Saanich Police becomes first detachment in BC to receive mental health supports

Through a new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

RuPaul’s Drag Race star BenDeLaCreme to perform in Victoria next month

Another incredible drag variety show happening in January!

BC Ferries adds over 170 extra sailings between December 19 and January 1

Most of them are scheduled for the Victoria - Vancouver route

Harbour Air successfully flies world’s first electric commercial aircraft (VIDEO)

Sky's the limit for clean, green transportation! ✈️

23-year-old woman arrested after breaking into Langford home

The homeowner hid in a room with their three children until police arrived

BC announces new affordable housing for seniors on Salt Spring Island

Starting at $375/month for low income seniors

Victoria Police searching for missing 37-year-old man

He is also wanted on two outstanding warrants

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday December 10th

Lots of good food and holiday spirit today!

Victoria cafe hosting breakfast sandwich fundraiser event on Tuesday morning

All proceeds go towards purchasing pediatric care equipment for Victoria General Hospital!

Victoria family plans to host research event after 6-year-old girl dies from extremely rare...

Lexi Townsin would have turned 7-years-old next week

Traffic reduced to one lane on Pat Bay Highway due to vehicle incident

Expect delays due to heavy congestion

WestJet just launched their annual Christmas Miracle video (VIDEO)

Featuring a handful of heartwarming moments ❄️

Decades old Vancouver Island restaurant announces permanent closure

They first closed their doors after a fire in 2018

City staff recommend holding 2020 Victoria byelection on March 14

Three candidates have already launched campaigns

Oak Bay Police searching for missing 39-year-old man

Nicholas Hasanen was last seen on November 14th.

Police release photos of knife-wielding shoplifter in Oak Bay

He allegedly pulled out the knife when the owner confronted him

Centennial Square Christmas light village launch delayed due to technical issues

It was expected to be ready on December 13th

Oak Bay eatery unveils scrumptious “holiday tea party” menu just in time for Christmas

Delicious eats and festive holiday charm, without breaking the bank! 😍

Bay Street bridge will be reduced to one-lane traffic in the evening starting Monday

For crews to complete the last phase of upgrades

Victoria Police searching for missing 64-year-old man

Anyone who sees David Atkins is asked to call 911

Over 20,000 potential drug overdose calls recorded in BC during first 10 months of...

Drug overdose deaths are on the decline but the risks remain high, says BC Coroners Service

John Lennon’s Rolls Royce will be undergoing maintenance at Camosun College this afternoon

The legendary vehicle is currently owned by the Royal BC Museum

Natural gas prices expected to decrease on Vancouver Island in 2020

As a result of stabilizing supply volumes

Victoria announces four new bike lane corridors for next phase of network

And the city wants you to provide feedback on the designs

RCMP investigating suspicious house fire in Courtenay

Police do not believe it was accidental
bike lane

Victoria named the most bike-friendly city in Canada (REPORT)

Followed closely by Vancouver and Montreal

Driver taken to hospital after crashing into restaurant in Victoria (UPDATED)

She suffered minor injuries, and the restaurant has been heavily damaged

Victoria experienced the driest November in 26 years: Environment Canada

Some have voiced concerns about what this means for droughts and wildfires in the summer

86% Victoria city survey respondents don’t want council members to get pay raise

Over 5,100 residents responded to the survey

Saanich Police arrest man wanted for violent charges and fleeing from police

The suspect failed to appear for a court date on Monday

35-year-old man arrested in Duncan for wielding knife during Christmas celebration

Officers drew firearms to make the arrest