Friday, April 3, 2020

Brishti Basu

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Two international students injured after being struck by a vehicle in Sidney

They were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A $500-million marijuana farm may open in Central Saanich

Get ready for a brand new pot plantation!

Up to 63 parking stalls could be lost along Dallas Road to make room...

It's a hotly debated case of bike lanes vs. parking spots.

This $250,000 art project will be installed near the new Johnson Street Bridge

The project was designed by artists-in-residence Luke Ramsey and Lindsay Delaronde, in collaboration with the City of Victoria. 
BC Ferries smoking ban

Provincial government plans to launch review of BC Ferries in the new year

It aims to fulfill one of the NDP's election promises

Central Saanich man pleads guilty to child pornography and other online sex offences

Weeks pleaded guilty on all ten charges including making or publishing child porn

Convict in 2010 Victoria homicide sentenced to life in prison

Andrew Jonathan Belcourt was initially found guilty of the crime, but managed to successfully appeal the ruling in 2012.

Downtown Victoria employee threatens to release photo of bracelet thief if item is not...

Come forward, or experience some very public shaming.

Broken elevator in seven-storey apartment building traps seniors for two weeks

The elevator went out of service on December 2nd and has now been fixed

3-year-old injured after alleged dog bite at a Saanich daycare

Police and Island Health are both in the early stages of investigating the incident

6-year-old Sooke child with rare and potentially fatal disease seeks funding for his treatment

The drug that could cure Landen costs about $19,000 a month, which comes to over $225,000 a year

Low access to safe water for indigenous peoples highlighted by annual Sacred Water Ceremony

According to the event advertisement, there were 121 First Nations with 172 drinking water advisories across Canada, as of July 31st, 2017.

Victoria author publishes new bestseller about the impact of sports on the economy

27-year-old Justin Bedi has penned a new best seller for sports junkies, just in time for Christmas!
Johnson Street Bridge

Check out the work being done on the new Johnson Street bridge this weekend...

The $105-million project is finally taking shape!

The story of one child and his top pick at the Festival of Trees

5-year-old Rowan Loran was able to attend the Festival of Trees thanks to the B.C. Children's Hospital.

Police arrest one man after assault in Esquimalt this afternoon

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Provincial government closes geographic rent increase loophole to protect tenants

One tenant and his neighbours reportedly faced rent hikes of up to 73%.

15 tips on how to survive the holiday season brought to you by the...

Have yourself a stress-free Christmas and a happy new year!

Someone tried to sabotage Mayor Lisa Helps’ bicycle last night

Luckily, she noticed what was wrong before deciding to ride her bike
Fighting Fentanyl

Drug dealer selling fentanyl next to a daycare arrested by Victoria Police Strike Force

The man and a woman were arrested after a VicPD Strike Force surveillance revealed a hand-to-hand drug transaction
saanich police

27-year-old arrested after stabbing a man at a house party last Saturday

The assault occurred at around midnight in a house party on Francisco Terrance
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Half a pound of fentanyl seized during police arrest, two men in custody

That amount of fentanyl is capable of killing 125,000 people

Tsunami and earthquake warning systems near Port Renfrew and Jordan River will be tested...

Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens go off next week!

Suspect in the case of Salt Spring Island woman found dead at home has...

The family has confirmed that the suspect is the victims son

Enter to WIN the ultimate Victoria festival bundle (CONTEST)

Score yourself a pair of tickets to Rock the Shores, Phillips Backyard Weekender, and Rifflandia Festival!

Clipper adding new high-speed ferry between Seattle and Victoria next spring

The vessel was originally intended to provide service between Vancouver to Victoria.

BC Ferries will go completely smoke-free in January

Passengers can look forward to cleaner air while traveling

Drunk truck driver busted with small baby in the vehicle

Luckily, no one was injured

The Goldstream Food Bank shelves are extremely low on food

This is a call to action - spread the word!

Hudson Yoga abruptly shuts down without refunding students’ payments

People are furious, and for good reason
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit announces service changes and expansions starting January 2nd

The changes will primarily affect the communities of James Bay and the Tsawout First Nation

Doctor responds to TC editorial asking physicians to ‘bear more of the burden’

The editorial received mixed reviews on social media

High-flying kite disrupts incoming air traffic to the inner harbour

This gives a very different meaning to the phrase "high as a kite"

Full face protection will become mandatory for all BC Hockey Junior B players

The Peninsula Panthers were the first team to implement full face protection.

Shoppers Drug Mart could soon become a medical marijuana supplier

It's just one step away from reality

Police release sketch of James Bay suspect involved in three incidents

The occurrences took place on November 8th.

Steelhead LNG scraps plans for floating terminal off the coast of Vancouver Island

The company stated that there were several reasons for dropping the project