Sunday, February 23, 2020

Brishti Basu

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Oak Bay PD takes preventive steps to help return stolen bikes to their owners

Oak Bay's very first bike registry is here! 🚲

Sooke-based ‘Fudge In A Round’ will take on the Dragons’ Den in November

Turns out, heaven on earth isn't far away at all! 😍🍫

Victoria’s first 100% Zero Waste store opens in Chinatown

Time to break out the mason jars!

Motor vehicle accident leads to power outage in McKenzie area

When you're planning your route this morning, avoid McKenzie Ave between Saanich Rd and Quadra St.

UPDATED| RCMP looking for missing 17-year-old Campbell River teen

Campbell River resident Jordan Holling was last seen on October 16th, 2017.

Langford officially submits its bid for Amazon HQ2 (VIDEO)

Amazon is expected to reach their decision sometime in the new year.

Victoria police service dog passes away after 12 years of duty

We're trying really hard not to cry here 😔

Cruise passengers can expect new fleet of greener buses picking them up at Ogden...

If you're looking to cruise back home in the new year, keep an eye out for this brand new fleet, ready for active duty! 🚐
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

65-year-old Victoria man arrested after charges of sexual assault in July

The police believe there may have been other victims.

Impaired driver arrested after crashing into several vehicles downtown

The man also allegedly drove at people including two police officers.

Make your darkest fantasies come true at the naughtiest show of the season

Kids aren't the only ones in for a treat this Halloween season 😉
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Oak Bay PD lures in bike thief with strategically placed bait

Don't mess with Cst. Lueder! 😎

Black bear out for a midnight stroll in Saanich captured on camera (VIDEO)

Maybe he just wanted some alone time! 🐻

James Bay neighbourhood is about to get a new library

Bookworms rejoice! 📚

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa named 7th best resort in Canada

Time for a little impromptu getaway! 👜😄

Dracula takes over Ballet Victoria at McPherson Theatre

It’s like the blood sport of dance!

Win two tickets to the Tom Petty Tribute night at Upstairs Cabaret! (CONTEST)

... and a $25 gift card to Darcy's Pub!

Comox man lands deal on Dragons’ Den

James Flawith showed up to the Dragon's Den platform with a small army of neon-clad children.

Scooters and wheelchairs in Victoria could soon be allowed to use bike lanes

Victoria's new bike lanes might be coming in handy for more than just bikes. 

Over 1,000 potentially fatal death cap mushrooms found in Oak Bay

One mushroom can kill an adult.

UPDATED | Victoria police are looking for missing 68-year-old local woman

The Victoria resident was reported missing on October 13th.

Skateboarder hit by a vehicle in downtown Victoria

An investigation into the accident is in progress. 
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Several vehicles broken into in Centennial Square parkade today

Did you see anything suspicious?

Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Victoria Gallery Walk next weekend

Get ready for a weekend of cultural immersion and artistic enlightenment!

The Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair is happening today

Looking for a fun way to spend some quality time with your family this Sunday?

Manufacturing defect in B.C. Cancer Agency leads to colon cancer screening test suspension

The problem was spotted by labs that handle the samples.

Heritage Haunted House is back to scare you for a good cause!

WARNING: This event is not for the faint of heart - enter at your own risk!
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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps set to lead the city’s second trade mission to China...

Their aim is to strengthen trade relations and explore export opportunities.

Social housing project confirmed next to downtown elementary school

The project would be able to house up to 93 people, in 78 units of supportive housing. 

V2V Empress expected to return to service in mid-December

The vessel was taken out of service in mid-August due to mechanical issues with one of the engines. 
Camosun Students Category 12 Brewing Beer

Victoria’s own Irish Times Pub named North America’s best Irish pub

Don't forget to stop by and raise a pint of Guinness!
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Suspect arrested in series of break and enters linked to Victoria Fire Dept key...

On Friday, Victoria PD confirmed that they believe the person responsible is now in custody.

Nanaimo house fire that killed family of 3 ruled to be accidental

It was most likely caused by unattended candles and a lack of working smoke detectors.

Courtenay mayor receives death threats after RCMP raids medical marijuana dispensary

The mayor stated that the RCMP is now investigating the threats. 

5 Things you need to know about Victoria’s first poutine week

Are you ready for a week of guilt-free, cheesy goodness?

Large salmon shark spotted off the coast of Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

Former NHL player and Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell went tuna hunting with a group of people when they suddenly saw a shark fin in the water. 

Victoria’s beloved double-decker tour buses will be getting an eco-friendly upgrade this fall

As charming as they are, some of these vintage double-deckers are neither fuel efficient, nor good for the environment.

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon to receive $30,000 from the province

The marathon regularly brings in thousands of participants and supporters from over 25 different countries.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries to add 90 extra sailings this Thanksgiving weekend

In addition to 90 extra sailings, B.C. Ferries has also introduced discounted prices to incentivize travel during off-peak periods!

Second Tim Hortons location set to arrive in downtown Victoria

Your next double-double is just a few hundred metres way.

Man in Halloween costume robs liquor store in Nanaimo with knife and bat

Once he got the money, the robber ran out the front door and was last seen heading westbound towards Howard Ave.

RCMP looking for missing 19-year-old Courtenay woman

The Courtenay resident was last seen on Thursday, Sept. 28th

Saanich PD issues $1,127 fine to driver for speeding near playground zone

He was also caught driving without a licence or insurance.

A 21-year-old Victoria man suffered two gunshot wounds in Las Vegas attack

According to his tweets on Monday afternoon, Sheldon suffered two gunshot wounds resulting in a ruptured colon, and a broken forearm.

A fundraiser is happening this weekend for Central Saanich boy with cancer

The fundraiser will be held this Sunday, September 24th.

The Baby Bed program is coming to Vancouver Island this fall

Are you expecting a baby, or have a new-born now?