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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Curtis Blandy

Staff Writer/Reporter

Pair of teens caught spray-painting Starlight Stadium in Langford: RCMP

The public helped identify them.

Three Victorians honoured for saving friends life in the middle of crowded pub

They provided him with life-saving CPR.

Vancouver Island’s Morgan Jackson helps Team Canada win gold in Sweden

She’s a student of Shawnigan Lake School!

Canada to set ‘Grocery Code of Conduct’ in order to keep food prices in...

It could be implemented by the end of 2023.

Refire Kitchen has a new location and its heating up in View Royal

They’re re-energizing take-and-bake! 🤤

Nanaimo RCMP seek help locating missing 13-year-old last seen January 9th (UPDATED)

These photos are his most recent.

VicPD arrest two men for catalytic converter theft following lengthy investigation

They’re facing theft and trafficking charges.

Here’s what ‘intersectional environmentalism’ means and how Victoria can benefit from it

It’s not as complicated as you may think!

Curt’s Cocktail Corner: Toronto is better and Fernet-er than Manhattan

This one may or may not cure worms! 😲

‘It’s a waterpark for adults’: Floating sauna barge approved for Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

It will feature two-levels of hot tubs, saunas, cold pools and more! 🧖

Victoria staple Old Vic Fish & Chips to close after 90 years to make...

UVic owns the building and will redevelop it.

Southern Vancouver Island put on ‘flood watch’ as river levels rise due to rainfall

It’s the second most severe type of flood warning.

BC creates $500 million fund to purchase affordable rental housing buildings

To prevent “renoviction.”

Batten down the hatches: Another wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Wind gusts could reach 90 km/h! 🌬️

Catalytic converter theft in Sidney is getting out of hand: Sidney RCMP

Park your car in a garage or illuminated area overnight!

Nanaimo ranks among top 10 cheapest cities in Canada for car insurance

They pay almost half what a Calgarian would. 🚗

Watch as two Nanaimo boys receive signed Bo Horvat stick lost by airline (VIDEO)

Fin himself delivered the stick to make sure it made it there safely!

String of thefts and mischief prompts investigation by West Shore RCMP

A photo of a suspect was taken on January 7th.

Record-breaking numbers of whales were spotted off Victoria’s coast in 2022

They were spotted 1,221 times!

Two-vehicle crash snarls Wednesday morning traffic on Pat Bay Hwy

One truck T-boned another truck.

Alberta man wanted on multiple warrants arrested in Victoria with stolen car

He also had a replica gun in his possession.
Bike Lanes Victoria

Construction begins on ambitious roadway makeover in James Bay

And there will be a berry garden!

VicPD continue search for missing 55-year-old man last seen one year ago today

He went missing on January 10th, 2022.

Here’s the backstory on the bizarre crash that closed the Malahat last week (PHOTOS)

One vehicle ended up on the roof of another.

Some tips on avoiding gift cards scams after Nanaimo senior defrauded of $15,000

The suspect said he was an investigator with CIBC.

Man suspected of impaired driving arrested after fatal crash on HWY 4 near Coombs

A 42-year-old man died in the crash.

This 5 bedroom, 12 bathroom Oak Bay home could be yours for just under...

It’s also got five bedrooms and three kitchens!

RCMP seek help locating missing 34-year-old Nanaimo woman last seen on Boxing Day

She may have been associating with “individuals of questionable character.”

BC offering incentives to internationally educated nurses to work in province

More than $3,700 in fees will be free.

Elderly couple found deceased following house fire in Comox on Friday

The cause is believed to be a possible explosion.

Iconic return: Capital Iron slated to reopen under new ownership this spring

It could reopen by spring with a new vision!

Influx of respiratory illnesses forces RJH and VGH to reopen emergency operation centres

Hospitalizations typically increase during the month of January.

‘Strong wind warning’ in effect for Greater Victoria until Saturday afternoon

Power outages are possible! ⚡

Curt’s Cocktail Corner: Let’s get bougie with a Laphroaig Project

It’ll be your new favourite cocktail, I promise.

Drugs, weapons and over $50K in cash seized during raid at Johnson Street residence

Two people were arrested at the scene.

What goes in your blue box: BC releases new list of recyclables

Including single-use coffee cups!

Major improvements underway at Langford Lake include a new floating dock (PHOTOS)

Plus an improved turtle habitat! 🐢

Sooke man awarded $326K following road rage incident

His Smart Car was repeatedly struck by a van.

Phillips Brewing announces move to be employee-owned after 21-years

Ever wanted to own a brewery? 🍻

Here’s why most BC residents GST credit came with additional funds this month

To help deal with inflation.

Totem pole at Royal Roads University vandalized with ‘hateful’ graffiti

The incident took place on or around Boxing Day.

High-risk missing Saanich teen may have travelled to Vancouver: Police

She was last seen on December 19th.

Calling all artists: Victoria on the hunt for new summer banner designs

The 400 banners will line the streets of Victoria and James Bay.

These were Vancouver Island ‘s most popular library books of 2022

You should really check these out. 👀