Friday, October 18, 2019

Brishti Basu

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‘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..."

Victoria driver warns motorists of flooding on Malahat due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

The Ministry of Transportation responded by advising drivers to slow down

25-year-old chronic offender arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle

A total of 13 charges have been sworn against Devan Lambert

BC Transit launches $6.5 million project to install full driver doors on buses

After several assaults on bus drivers in recent years

BC Ferries is adding alcohol options on Victoria – Vancouver route starting late October

But only one drink per customer allowed 🍻

2-year-old cat in Oak Bay dies after being shot by pellet gun

"The person who assaulted my pet lives in our Oak Bay neighbourhood and is likely doing this to other animals."

Dozens march in downtown Victoria to protest human rights violations in Kashmir

The Muslim-majority state has been on lockdown since August 5th

BC Coroner’s Service investigating body found at Glen Lake in Langford (UPDATED)

The body was found at around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon

Police seek suspect who allegedly robbed a Saanich gas station at knifepoint

He lunged at a staff member repeatedly while holding the knife
Royal Jubilee Hospital

40% of British Columbians identify long wait times as the biggest problem in health...

Other issues include shortage of doctors and nurses, and inadequate resources and facilities

Police seek witnesses after man allegedly fires handgun at Island View beach

He was promptly arrested and a handgun was seized

Toxic blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake is over, says Island Health

But beachgoers should be vigilant of a blue-green sheen appearing on the lake

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday September 6th

Beer, ribs, music, comedy - this day has it all!

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 14-year-old boy

Dominic Tom was last seen on September 1st

Former Saanich Red Barn manager faces 30 charges including voyeurism and child pornography

Matthew Schwabe is charged with filming 9 young women and girls in the staff washroom

Victoria’s 2nd annual YYJ Pajama Party is coming up this month

Onesies and eggs bennies, here we come! 🍳😍

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 42-year-old man

Ryan Van Haastert has been struggling with some personal issues

All Greater Victoria schools now provide free menstrual products in student washrooms

One-in-seven students miss school because they cannot afford menstrual products.