Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Saanich Police officer is View Royal’s newest councillor after byelection win

He will be replacing Heidi Rast, after attaining 518 votes in the byelection, over 200 more than his nearest competitor.

Help the homeless by lighting up the largest tree in Bastion Square this holiday...

Threshold Housing Society wants to light up the Bastion Square Christmas tree with 10,000 lights - but they need your help!

Oaklands couple seek help searching for missing 9 year old Indian ringneck parrot

Have you heard any squawks around town lately?

City of Colwood looks to conserve trees by passing new interim Urban Forest bylaw

This bylaw brings Colwood up to the tree protection standards of other municipalities, like Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, View Royal, and Sidney.

Westshore RCMP and Real Canadian Superstore plan their first ever Cram the Cruiser food...

They're trying to fill the shelves at the Goldstream Food Bank in time for the holiday season

The 9th annual gingerbread showcase has begun this weekend

🎶 Run, run as fast as you can so you can go see the gingerbread man! 🎶

Weather alerts have been issued for North and East Vancouver Island tonight

If you're going storm-watching this weekend, tweet what you see with the #BCStorm

Massive residential and commercial building project in James Bay almost complete

If you're in James Bay, check out the new buildings coming up behind the B.C. legislature.

12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend: November 18-19

Can you believe there are only 6 more weekends left until the year ends?!

Tall Tree Music Festival will not be taking place in 2018 due to financial...

Luckily their winter festival, Song & Surf, will go on in February as planned!
James Bay cruise ship

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority plans $7 million project in light of increased cruise ship...

Ogden Point is about to get a new dolphin - and no, we're not talking about the adorable aquatic mammal. 
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Victoria Police are looking for two men wanted on separate assault warrants

If you have any information, please contact Vic PD's non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Uptown Shopping Centre will be hosting its 5th annual Christmas tree lighting tomorrow

You won't want to miss out on this quintessentially Victorian holiday tradition!

Panel of Indigenous leaders and former Prime Ministers meet in Victoria

They will be discussing ideas about the future of diversity and inclusion in Canada. 

Victoria Police are looking for a missing 23-year-old man

Jacob Scott was reported missing on November 15th, after not being in contact with his family for several days.

Fire at Uptown business leads to evacuation and traffic delays

There were no injuries, but there is close to $25,000 worth of damage to the Uptown Noodlebox
Bay Centre Festival of Trees

The 26th annual Festival of Trees is BACK at The Bay Centre (PHOTOS)

Here's how you can vote for your favourite tree and donate to the B.C. Children's Hospital at the same time!

Anti-abortion club demonstration at the University of Victoria sparks debate

It certainly made for an eventful Thursday on campus...

Over $2.4 million will be invested to develop clean ocean technology at UVic

It will be used to commercialize marine renewable energy technologies and find more environmentally friendly transportation solutions.

Local filmmaker wants to establish first ever Indigenous Walk of Fame in Victoria

He hopes to highlight the achievements of Indigenous people in the film and television industry.

Bear spotted in Colquitz Creek Trail earlier today

Today at around 4:30 PM, Saanich Police was called to the Colquitz Creek Trail, near Mann Ave and Glanford Ave

Help Fill a Dream with Country Grocer stores this holiday season

Come out and help support Vancouver Island children with life threatening diseases

Over 4,000 Royals fans united to celebrate Victoria Buzz night at Save-On Foods Memorial...

Hockey ✔️ Hamster balls ✔️ Prizes ✔️ Victoria Buzz ✔️
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Victoria Police are looking for witnesses in a downtown stabbing last night

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

This one-bathroom apartment in Oak Bay costs close to $5,000 a month

Would you pay that price to live in Oak Bay? 👀

A Nanaimo deer failed at jumping a fence and it was captured on video...

This deer literally fell head over heels for a Nanaimo resident!

7 things to do on a holiday visit to Seattle (CONTEST)

The year is almost over, which means it's time to start planning your next holiday getaway! 

Check out these images from Remembrance Day in Victoria (PHOTOS)

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - Aaron Kilbourn

Students at Victoria High work on building Vancouver Islands’ first school farm

These kids will be graduating with quite the green thumb! 

Health Canada confirms fentanyl among drugs found in Duncan search warrant

The search on Rockridge Road, Duncan on July 8th yielded drugs, paraphernalia, and firearms. 
hit and run

Oak Bay police officers rescued a man from drowning

Police estimates that the man was in the water for over 25 minutes

Victoria PD arrested a man connected to the Mustard Seed church arson

The suspect is currently in custody while the investigation continues.

Port Renfrew has a gas station for the first time in 20 years

Imagine having to drive for two hours, just to fill up a tank of gas...
Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

Two Island Health workers have been recognized for saving people’s lives

This week, the courage of two Island Health Protection Services Officers was duly rewarded. 

21 Christmas craft fairs and markets to check out in and around Victoria

Don't leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute!

Former Traveller’s Inn proposed to be transformed into affordable rental housing

The city of Victoria may soon be getting a new affordable housing building. 

Boat fire in Nanaimo last night leads to evacuation efforts

A full investigation into the cause of the fire will begin on Monday.

A leaking tank caused an oil spill in Swan Creek

Talk about a messy situation

NDP Convention held at Victoria Conference Centre this weekend

B.C. Premier John Horgan and Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh both addressed the audience

8 stores that will be opening in the new Belmont Market in Langford

Belmont Market is set to open as early as Summer 2018. 
Amazon HQ2

Vancouver is about to get a second Amazon office, but it’s not the HQ2

Here's some good news for B.C.'s tech industry! 

Turn Down the Heat week in Victoria starts today

'Tis the season to bundle up in your coziest sweaters, and cocoon yourself in your favourite blanket.

UVic responds to anti-Semitic, alt-right posters appearing on campus

The incident has sparked strong emotions and debates

Victoria Police are looking for a missing 25-year-old man

Fuson was reported missing on November 1st, and hasn't been in contact with his family since June 22nd, 2017.

Fort Street’s beloved business-dog Cody passed away today

This time, we really are crying 😭