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VicPD seek information and dashcam footage after downtown bear spray attack

Two of the four victims required treatment from paramedics.

Police seek suspects who dumped and chucked manure at Horgan’s Langford office (VIDEO)

They were caught in the act on security camera.

Oak Bay moves toward nixing gas-powered leaf blowers by 2026

Locals say they’re noisy, stinky and harmful to the environment.

A load of manure was dumped on the front steps of John Horgan’s Langford...

Talk about a $h!tty morning... 💩

Two-vehicle crash in downtown Victoria leaves SUV flipped on its side (VIDEO)

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

West Shore RCMP cracking down on ‘ear-itating’ noise violators

Following complaints about loud vehicles and motorcycles.

Victoria International Airport closed to commercial flights due to police incident

YYJ is asking travellers to avoid the airport at this time.

Vancouver-based fried chicken chain opening in Victoria this summer

Chicken lovers rejoice! 🍗
Bear sighting

Officials stress safety after ‘unusually aggressive’ black bear encounter on Vancouver Island

The BC COS is working to track down the bear.

VicPD stepping up downtown patrol this weekend following spike in youth violence, vandalism

Police made eight arrests last weekend, seizing drugs and knives.

BC SPCA donates 500 pet microchips to Island-based animal clinic

To reunite lost pets with their guardians. 🥰

Foundation makes a push to restore Vancouver Island rail service

With twice-daily service between Victoria and Courtenay. 🚆

Multiple vehicles ravaged by flames in Victoria blaze Wednesday (VIDEO)

“Well heck, today was a busy day”

Mom recalls daughter’s trauma and applauds BC teacher for assigning ‘private body parts’ worksheet

"If there had been more education when she was in school, could that have given her the tools to be more vocal about what was going on?"

Victorians ready to rally at BC Legislature Thursday as doctor shortage looms

"Everyone deserves a family doctor."

New residence for women fleeing violence and homelessness coming to Victoria

Construction is now underway.

Over 50,000 without power as heavy winds hit Vancouver Island (UPDATED)

A wind warning is in effect for most of the island, including Greater Victoria.

Investigation launched after Island kindergarten students assigned ‘masturbation worksheet’ (UPDATED)

School administration is re-evaluating all areas of education delivery.

Here’s why a local coffee brand closed its flagship location in downtown Victoria

The well-known café served customers for over a decade.

Victoria councillor Marianne Alto confirms she’ll be running for mayor

She officially announced her intention to run today.

These four Vancouver Island restaurants have been named best for outdoor dining

Did your favourite make the list? 🥂

Real-life Ruby from Netflix movie filmed in Victoria passes away

Rest in peace, Ruby ❤️

Pain at the pumps: Victoria gas prices surge past $2.32 per litre Monday

Another record high for the region.

Sooke brewery takes home gold at Canadian Brewing Awards

Cheers to that! 🍻

Special weather statement in effect for Greater Victoria; heavy wind, rain on the way

Coming off the region’s fifth wettest April on record.

There’s now a ride-hailing company serving Victoria International Airport

Just in time for the busy tourism season! 🚕

Avian flu forces closure of Vancouver Island wildlife rescue centre’s public facilities

They're pleading with the public for donations.

Tiny Homes Village marks first anniversary helping Victoria’s most vulnerable

A safe and secure place to call home. 🏠

Vancouver Island emergency room closes again due to staff shortage

Island Health says it’s actively looking to fill nursing vacancies.

Canada’s newest ‘ultra-affordable’ airline arrived in Victoria this week

Flights to Calgary start at $49. ✈️

VicPD still seeking witnesses after April arson at Fernwood family home

A Ukrainian pastor lived there with his wife and young daughters. 

COVID-19: BC hospitalizations climb to 596 in latest update

13 additional deaths were recorded in Island Health.

29-year-old woman dead after head-on crash along Vancouver Island highway

Police are seeking witnesses and dashcam footage.

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair returns this weekend after pandemic hiatus

Featuring toys, action figures, collectables, and more! 

Just For Laughs tour with Rick Mercer coming to Victoria this month

Get ready to laugh! 😂

Walk to End Violence marches through downtown Victoria today

VicPD say drivers should avoid the area.

Avian influenza virus outbreak detected on Vancouver Island

Officials confirmed the outbreak on Wednesday.

Victoria’s 10 most notorious intersections for vehicle crashes (MAP)

One intersection saw close to 300 collisions in recent years.

Popular pop-up dog parks return to Saanich this summer

Who let the dogs out?! 🐶

Man suffers serious injuries following early morning stabbing in Saanich

Police are searching for the suspect.

Here’s what’s opening up at the former Boston Pizza on Hillside in Victoria

A new vegan option is coming to town!

VicPD release more details on Fairfield crash that sent 4 people to hospital including...

A black SUV struck vehicles, a pedestrian and a building.

This well-known burger joint has closed its only two Victoria locations

The milkshakes were legendary 😢🚀

103-year-old Oak Bay man walking 103 laps for charity nears finish line

“I want to be like John when I grow up.” ❤️

Victoria school principal joins Tour De Rock team to honour colleague who died from...

"Losing a loved one, colleague or neighbour to cancer is one of the most difficult losses."