Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cormac O'Brien

Credit card fraudster

Nanaimo man scammed out of over $25,000 in credit card fraud

RCMP have released a photo of the alleged scammer
island bakery

Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is shutting down after nearly 40 years

“Our little bakery has no choice but to close our doors.”
storage lockers targeted, rcmp say

Comox Valley RCMP warn people about thefts from storage units

Building residents should not hold open security doors for strangers, police say
Itska and Shannon reunited

Owner and dog reunited two months after the pet was taken from a Tofino...

Shannon Boothman says police’s efforts almost led to her dog being lost forever
Coronavirus fear

First case of Chinese Coronavirus reported in North America

Just across the border, in Washington state
gorge-ous coffee

Victoria cafe Gorge-ous Coffee closing, relocating due to condo redevelopment

A new location for the coffee shop will be announced next week

Starbucks outlines new initiatives to be more environmentally friendly by 2030

Starbucks is making some big promises in an effort to become more environmentally friendly. The coffee chain has detailed their plan to be a global...

5 things to do in Victoria today, Tuesday January 21st

Dust off those Hawaiian shirts and shorts!
January 20th Emergency Workshop

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday January 20th

Make emergency preparedness your New Year's resolution!
baseball bat fraudsters

Nanaimo man chases down credit card fraudsters with baseball bat

Just to be clear — the Nanaimo RCMP do not recommend investigating your own credit card theft with a baseball bat in hand. But that’s what...
Equipment stolen from Skam

Over $5000 worth of equipment stolen from Victoria arts organization

The robbery could affect several more arts groups around the city.
Hybrid ships

New BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria tomorrow

They dock at Ogden Point before heading up island

Kids crack driver’s windshield by throwing snowballs from McKenzie pedestrian overpass

The culprits could face criminal charges if caught.

Salamander sighting stirs interest on Saanich Peninsula

Don’t be alarmed if you see this amphibian scuttling around your garden!
Wood Chipper John Horgan

John Horgan takes a shot at legislature finance scandal in hilarious tweet

This is cold… even without the snow! ❄️
January 16th Diamond Cafe

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 16th

Three fantastic bands play in Victoria tonight!
outages in victoria

Over 3,500 experiencing outages as wind and snow storms hit the South Island

Have you been affected by the windstorm?

Canada is the world’s 2nd best country (REPORT)

No, weather does not factor into the rankings!
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

Witnesses sought after hit and run leaves one woman injured in Nanaimo

She was sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Victoria’s average one-bedroom rent is up 8.6% since this time last year (REPORT)

The city is the sixth most expensive city for rentals in the country

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday January 15th

Ready to cash in on your Office knowledge?
Urn filled with ashes

Nanaimo RCMP looking for owner of urn filled with ashes

It was found under a bench near the Nanaimo Yacht Club.
Snow at Royal Roads University

Royal Roads and Camosun campuses close early due to snow (UPDATED)

All other universities and school districts in the region are still open.
The Lego Exhibit is open on January 13th!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday January 13th

Learn everything you could want to know about one of the world's most popular toys 🧱
Jim Cuddy plays in Victoria on January 11th

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, January 11th – 12th

Don’t let the weather deter you from experiencing these great events!

Canadian band Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67

Peart spent the last three years of his life battling brain cancer.
Protest in support of Indigenous sovereignty

Hundreds to attend rally for Indigenous sovereignty at BC Legislature tomorrow

It is one of many demonstrations organized in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.
Driver allegedly under influence of narcotics

Driver allegedly under the influence of drugs arrested after hitting cyclist in Colwood

The cyclist was taken to the hospital after the collision.
A windstorm is affecting the BC Ferries schedule

BC Ferries cancels dozens of sailings due to windstorm

The next available ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen is currently the 3:00 p.m.!
Royals face a tough match on January 10th

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday January 10th

Is this the Royals' toughest test of the season?
Wine tastings today, January 9th

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 9th

Warm yourself up with some fun, boozy events today! 🍾
Jane Goodall is coming to Victoria

Celebrated anthropologist Jane Goodall to speak at sold-out show in Victoria

A once-in-a-lifetime evening with one of the world’s most esteemed scientists!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday January 8th

Victoria’s poets will be spitting fire at Caffé Fantastico tonight!
All-Stars performing next month

Multiple RuPaul’s Drag Race all-stars are performing in Victoria this month

Sashay your way to the McPherson Playhouse and the Royal Theatre for some spectacular shows ✨
Office trivia night on January 7th

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday January 7th

Ready to put your Office knowledge to the test?
snowfall in Victoria

There is a 60% chance of snowfall in Victoria this weekend

Forecasts predict freezing temperatures on Saturday night
Hit and Run in Nanaimo

One man dead after head-on crash with armoured truck in Comox Valley

Police say the car veered into oncoming traffic before colliding with the truck
February 5th Things to Do

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday January 6th

There are plenty of open mics tonight to try your hand at performing!
Hybrid ships

BC Ferries has cancelled over 30 sailings due to high winds

There are wind and rain warnings for much of Vancouver Island and the gulf coast.