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Cormac O'Brien

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‘Open for Submissions’ review: Victoria Film Festival

We give this movie a 3/5 rating
hotels

Four Vancouver Island hotels named among best in Canada (REPORT)

Hotels in Tofino, Brentwood Bay, and Victoria made U.S. News & World Report’s list
February 8th

19 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, February 8th – 9th

Watch the Oscars or head to the Victoria Film Festival!
ride-hailing

Victoria’s first ride-hailing company has been approved for operation

Kabu Ride Inc. is one of the latest to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board
February 7th

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, February 7th

One of Canada’s best bands returns after a seven-year hiatus!
johnson street bridge

Johnson Street bridge project will be audited by provincial government

Victoria City Council requested the audit
Crystal Pool

Victoria council instructs staff to explore new sites for Crystal Pool

The city decided in early January not to reconsider renovating the facility
February 6th

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday February 6th

Will your friends be there for you (to join your trivia team)?
Cruise Ship

Over 250 Canadians quarantined aboard cruise ship in Japan after coronavirus infects passengers

More than 3,000 people are quarantined on the boat for two weeks
Victoria Film Festival

5 films to watch out for at this year’s Victoria Film Festival

Featuring local gems and international hits, the festival starts this Friday
Romantic City

Victoria loses its ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’ title after 7 years

We’re not even close to the top 3 😱
February 5th Things to Do

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, February 5th

Will your kid be the next Gordon Ramsey or Julia Childs?
Dr. Bonnie Henry Coronavirus

British Columbia health officials confirm second case of coronavirus

The patient is in the Coastal Health Region of BC
Sex Worker Debate

Conservative MP apologizes to Victoria MP for inappropriate sex worker remark (VIDEO)

The debate was regarding the recent murder of a sex worker in Quebec
Armed Robbery

Two suspects sought after armed robbery in Victoria

A police cruiser crashed into a civilian vehicle while responding to the call
February 4th

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Tuesday, February 4th

Relive the Roaring 20s in style!
February 1st

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, February 3rd

How much pulled pork do you think you can eat?
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo man arrested after stealing vehicle, crashing into unmarked police car

The cruiser sustained significant damage
Man accused of trafficking

Nanaimo man arrested in Saskatchewan also faces sex trafficking charges on Vancouver Island

He was arrested earlier this week alongside three others for human trafficking
Insurance

Insurance in BC costs 42% more than it does in Alberta (REPORT)

A new driver would pay ICBC $4,319 a year to insure a Honda Civic, the report says
$5 bill

Nominations are now open for the new face of Canada’s $5 bill

No fictional characters allowed!
January 31st

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, January 31st

It’s finally the weekend! 💃
20-storey proposal

20-storey hotel planned for Blanshard Street block in downtown Victoria

Four storeys are for commercial and office use, and the remaining 16 will be for the hotel
BC CDC coronavirus

BC CDC shares information to clear up misconceptions about coronavirus transmission

Wearing a mask could actually put you more at risk of the illness, the agency says
Beyond Meat

Tim Hortons gets rid of Beyond Meat products from B.C. stores

B.C. and Ontario were the last provinces selling Beyond Meat Tim Hortons products
The youth filed a complaint

Indigenous youth file complaint against Victoria Police after protest arrests

The youth say the police caused multiple injuries
Amalgamation

Victoria and Saanich councils take one step closer to amalgamation

The creation of a citizen’s assembly to explore amalgamation is set to cost $750,000
January 29th

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, January 29th

Fancy trying your hand at some latte art?
Nikki Sanchez discusses racial profiling incident

Indigenous woman’s post about racial profiling incident at Victoria airport goes viral

A WestJet attendant allegedly claimed she was drunk and barred her from flying
Bell

Province announces free mental health counselling for post-secondary students ahead of Bell Let’s Talk...

Last year, Bell Media raised over $100 million in the initiative
Fog

Motorists warned about extremely foggy conditions on the Malahat

Take extra care driving today ⚠️⚠️⚠️
coronavirus

British Columbia’s first case of Coronavirus confirmed in Vancouver region

“I would be absolutely surprised if we did not have more cases,” the province’s Public Health Officer said.
hit and run

Oak Bay woman charged for assaulting police officers after hit and run

She repeatedly kicked the legs of the arresting officers
January 27th meatballs

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, January 27th

Take a food tour to start the week!
bc airline pacific coastal

B.C. airline offering extra flight to isolated Tofino, Ucluelet

Highway 4 is still mostly blocked after a scheduled blast went wrong
Victoria Police Needle

30-year-old Saanich man shot dead in rural Alberta

Police believe this was an isolated incident
January 24th Victoria Whisky Festival

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, January 24th

Grab yer kilt for this ‘un 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
sump pump

Oak Bay police officer saves worker from drowning in pump tank

The worker was stuck upside down in a tank slowly filling back up with water
hybrid ships

BC Ferries’ new hybrid ships dock at Point Hope Maritime tomorrow in Victoria

Here’s how and where you can watch the unloading!
fraudster

Savvy Saanich senior shuts down potential phone fraudster

Police are sharing the 90-year-old’s story to protect the public from similar scams
Brandon Bartlett

38-year-old Victoria man held on animal injury charges after dog found dead on Hillside

The suspect allegedly took someone else’s dog after breaking into their home
January 23rd at the Atrium

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Thursday, January 23rd

Enjoy some classical music and cocktails 🍸
Best company / Foxy Box

Victoria wax bar nominated as finalist for Best Company in B.C. award

Foxy Box was one of two finalists from Vancouver Island!