Friday, July 19, 2019

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Air Canada named best airline in North America for 3rd year in a row

This is the eighth time they've received the title within 10 years
ska & reggae festival

Victoria’s 20th annual Ska & Reggae Festival kicks off tomorrow

Headlined by Bob Marley's son, Ky-Mani Marley! 🎶

Trudeau government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Their initial approval of the project was revoked by the Federal Court of Appeal last year

Victoria council approves demolition of remaining Plaza Hotel building

But certain historic architectural elements of the building will be preserved

Hikers can now access Juan de Fuca trail after extensive upgrades

Featuring increased safety measures

BC Coroners Service report reveals there was no foul play in death of Ben...

He is survived by a wife and two young children

11 photos from downtown Victoria’s Car Free YYJ event on Sunday (PHOTOS)

What was your favourite part? 😍

BC Ferries adds extra sailings to their summer schedule

Because it's travel time!

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Man arrested for stealing from change room lockers at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

He also had a steel saw that could be used as a break-in tool. 

City of Victoria will provide free menstrual products at public facilities starting this summer

Victoria will be the first municipality in BC to do so

Air Canada and WestJet flight fares are 15% off today to celebrate Raptors’ NBA...

A trip to the 6ix is in order! ✈️🇨🇦

RCMP search for wanted 21-year-old man believed to be on Vancouver Island

If you see him, call police and do not approach

West Shore RCMP seek 13-year-old who is missing for the second time this month...

She first went missing on June 2nd but was found three days later

Saanich police searching for missing 45-year-old man

Eric Thomas Hartley was last seen on June 10th and reported missing on the 13th

Victoria council decides to fund Remembrance Day policing after public backlash

They also issued an apology to veterans and anyone else offended by the original motion

FREE drive-in movie nights are coming to Langford this July

Vintage summer movie nights are BACK 😍

Victoria residents lose over $20,000 to new type of phone scam

They were contacted by fraudsters pretending to be lawyers

Instagram users report app outages across North America and Europe (UPDATED)

People are already flocking to Twitter to complain

Nanaimo RCMP seize various weapons from teenagers carrying them “for protection”

A hatchet, double sided knife, and hammer, among other things

West Shore RCMP arrest shoplifter who tried to hide from police under a tarp

"Clearly the suspect hadn’t thought out his hiding spot..." 😂

Bell and Telus launch competing mobile plans to keep up with unlimited Rogers data...

Bell has a similar unlimited plan offer, while Telus decided to take a different route

6 warm weather records were broken on Vancouver Island on Wednesday

And 17 records were broken across BC ☀️

Rogers launches “unlimited” cellphone data plans across Canada starting tomorrow

There will be a speed cap at 10GB but no additional charges for going over

8-year-old girl reports narrow escape after man tries to abduct her in Nanaimo

She was riding her bike home from school when an unknown man tried to grab her

Police release footage of possible suspect who dumped kitten with meth in its system...

Lily was zipped into a shaving case and abandoned in a trash can at Hillside Shopping Centre

Nanaimo RCMP seeks thief who stole $15,000 e-bike from Belgian honeymooners

They were hiking at Colliery Dam and returned to find their bike missing

Incident involving woman pushed off Thetis Lake cliff “did not occur”, says RCMP

She did fall of the cliff, but police say no suspects are being sought

Victoria students under 18 years old will be getting free BC Transit passes this...

"The whole point of why we're doing this to make kids lifelong transit riders and reducing [their] reliance on cars," said Mayor Helps

60-year-old Nanaimo pedestrian succumbs to injuries sustained in vehicle collision

He was running across an intersection against a walk light when he was struck by a pickup truck

RCMP investigate suspicious fire set in Nanaimo park

It could have spread to the tinder dry forest nearby

GoFundMe created to support Victoria reporter diagnosed with terminal lung cancer

The life expectancy for people with her condition is 6 months without treatment and 1.5 years with treatment

Downtown Victoria business evacuated due to unknown contaminant (UPDATED)

VicPD and fire department officials are on site

Canadian government to ban all single-use plastics by 2021

Shopping bags, straws, cutlery, plates, stir sticks

New mental health and addictions care facility opening in North Saanich next week

It offers specialized care programs for first responders, military, veterans, executives, as well as adults and young adults

Victoria Police searching for missing 33-year-old woman

She was last seen on May 22nd and reported missing on June 5th

Rollover crash in downtown Victoria caused by suspected medical condition

The 800 block of Pandora Ave was closed to vehicle traffic earlier today

Canada has officially banned keeping whales and dolphins in captivity

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago

33-year-old man arrested for spray painting public property in Langford

This is the 6th graffiti-related arrest in West Shore within the past month

Victoria youth join climate strikers across Canada in protest against Trans Mountain Pipeline

7 students, 2 lawyers, and 1 globally recognized climate scientist

RCMP seek suspicious man who offered a ride to elementary school children in Langford

"Do you need a lift?" he asked three children who were walking to school

Victoria councillor Ben Isitt calls out “corporate media” after backlash on military event spending

Victoria city councillor Ben Isitt is calling on the public to "reject conservative media distractions"