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Central Saanich mourns loss of police officer who died of cancer

“We have lost a truly remarkable person.”

This south Vancouver Island beach was just named one of the best in the...

Time for a staycation! 😍

BC’s 911 dispatcher facing ‘critical staff shortages’ ahead of Canada Day long weekend

Callers may experience longer than usual wait times.

‘Courage and selfless service’: Local leaders commend police officers following Tuesday shootout in Saanich

Six officers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. 

End of the road: Save Old Growth to halt road blockades across BC

“Other strategies will be used that won’t stop traffic.”

BC Ferries shares travel tips ahead of busy Canada Day long weekend

The corporation is bracing for “very high” vehicle volumes.

Victoria paints zodiac animals along Chinatown crosswalk

To celebrate the Year of the Tiger 🐯
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RCMP seeking witnesses, dashcam footage after motorcycle crash in Langford

A 62-year-old man was sent to hospital Tuesday morning.

CRD reminding visitors to ‘be respectful’ after trash left behind at Thetis Lake

Pool noodles to beer cans were found littered at the park.

New sport box opens in Sooke in time for summer

A space to meet, play and compete! 🏑

Cooler weather forecasted for Victoria starting Tuesday: Environment Canada

We’re not complaining! 🥵
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Oak Bay Police continue to catch drivers speeding down Beach Drive

An 18-year-old was recently caught going more than double the speed limit.

BC’s 911 dispatcher seeing more calls as COVID-19 restrictions ease

E-Comm says it’s bracing for one of the busiest summers on record.

VicPD arrest man, seek victims after sexual assault spree in downtown Victoria

Police say the man was unknown to those he attacked.

One year later: Remembering the unprecedented ‘heat dome’ that swept across BC

The anniversary comes amid the first hot stretch of 2022.

Victoria’s Pride Parade is happening THIS weekend; here’s what you need to know

Just two more sleeps! 🏳️‍🌈🎉

Saanich Police look to curb crime on the waters of Cadboro Bay

Following a spike in thefts, mischief and noise complaints in the area.

GoFundMe launched for family of man who died in Langford crash on Father’s Day

The 59-year-old driver died on scene.

Thursday’s Jeopardy! will see Nanaimo VIU professor compete

We’re rooting for you, Whitney! 🥳

Cineplex introduces $1.50 ‘booking fee’ for online, mobile ticket purchases

Time to cut back on the popcorn! 🍿

Victoria launching free bicycle valet service to deter bike theft

Cyclists can park their bikes in a secure zone at City Hall. 🚴

BC Ferries looks to hire back hundreds of unvaccinated workers

Amid sailing cancellations fueled by staff shortages.

‘I made the wrong call’: Horgan scraps $789M Royal BC Museum rebuild

Following an outpouring of public backlash.

CFB Esquimalt military hospital evacuated due to suspicious package Wednesday morning

The public was asked to avoid the area.

Public dock at Banfield Park expanded in time for summer

Swimmers and paddlers will have better access to the Gorge Waterway 🏊

Cougar caught strolling through downtown Comox (VIDEO)

“At first, I thought it was a dog.”

Victoria shortlisted to host an upcoming Sail Grand Prix competition

Calling all sailors! ⛵
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Suspect in custody following homicide in Nanaimo on Monday

Police say he was arrested for murder.

Here’s what’s different about this year’s Victoria Pride Festival

A fun-filled week is about to begin! 🎉🏳️‍🌈

A new 6,000 sq. ft pavilion is now open at Esquimalt’s Gorge Park (PHOTOS)

It’s surrounded by the oldest Japanese Garden in North America! 🌸

These BC Transit routes in Victoria will see service changes this summer

Amid construction and the summer tourism season.
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Police seek witnesses following fatal crash in Langford on Father’s Day

The 59-year-old driver died on scene.

Victoria woman stresses pool safety after water intoxication claims life of beloved dog

Things turned fatal when the pup was playing in a kids’ pool.

BC SPCA offers 50% off cat adoption fees to combat shelter strain

Shelters are overwhelmed following large-scale cat intakes. 🐱

Man attempting to stop grocery store thieves suffers ‘serious’ injuries: VicPD

The robbers stole from a Menzies Street store and fled the scene.

BC Ferries scraps more Swartz Bay sailings due to staff shortage

Multiple Friday and Sunday sailings have been cancelled.

Victoria raises Pride flag as locals reel from harassment targeting drag show

“These threats of violence have no place in our community.”

Another avian flu outbreak detected in Vancouver Island poultry flock

Just over a month after it was found in the Comox Valley.

6 cars damaged after James Bay arson fire rips through apartment parking lot

Police ask anyone with information to come forward.

Victoria drag show cancelled following harassing calls, shooting threat

One caller suggested someone should "shoot up the place and everyone in it."

Nearly 70% of British Columbians are opposed to new $789-million Royal BC Museum (POLL)

The new facility is expected to open in 2030.
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All 13 of Canada’s premiers will meet in Victoria next month

They’ll work together to form closer ties.

Police investigating weekend hit-and-run in downtown Victoria (VIDEO)

Footage shows a car striking a pedestrian before fleeing the scene.

Meet Rigby: Victoria girl names RCMP puppy after winning annual contest

Paws to the rescue! 🐾

Here’s your chance to be part of this year’s Victoria Pride Festival

Calling all volunteers! 🏳️‍🌈

Island advocacy group’s cigarette surfboard shines light on plastic pollution

It’s been dubbed the ‘Dart Board’ 🏄