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New community healthcare facility opening in Saanich this week

Amidst a doctor shortage in Greater Victoria.

Victoria plumbing company gives free hot water tanks to veterans

“It’s just a really cool way to say thank you.”

‘Goodness me, get a hobby’: Premier Horgan criticizes anti-mandate protestors

With mandates lifting, he suggests they find something better to do with their time.

Victoria approves location for new downtown washroom worth $400K

The cost gave some city councillors "sticker shock."

VicPD chief ‘hopeful’ lifting of COVID-19 mandates hinders incoming convoy’s momentum

Organizers say a parade of up to 1,000 vehicles is en route. 

Investigation underway following infant’s death at Tillicum Mall

Saanich Police were called to the mall at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Colwood woman reeling after pickaxe-wielding vandal smashes car windshield Wednesday night

It’s an incident that left Tami Brown “super angry” and “shocked”

BC health officials report 336 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 10th

Including 53 new cases in the Island Health region.

Victoria residents turn to e-bikes, public transit amid record-breaking gas prices

A gas station in Central Saanich was charging 214.9 cents per litre today. 😬

BC lifting COVID-19 vaccine card requirement next month

Earlier than expected.

Impaired teen crashes into tow truck hauling another impaired driver’s vehicle in Colwood

The 17-year-old now has a date in court.

Convoy of anti-mandate protestors plans for extended stay in Victoria

"We're going to be occupying that area for two to three months."

BC health officials report 274 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 9th

77 new cases and five deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

There will be a “Care-A-Van” parade of appreciation for Victoria hospital workers this Sunday

They’ll be cruising around three local hospitals bearing signs of support and gratitude.

West Shore RCMP seek stolen construction gear worth $40,000

A witness alleges the thief drove off in a dark-coloured vehicle.
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Daytime closures prompt delays on the Malahat this week

Adding an extra 35-minutes to your commute. 

Developers eye Victoria’s historic BC Power Commission Building for new hotel, residences

The existing landmark will be renovated with an 18-storey tower built on top.

‘She’s doing fantastic’: Vancouver Island toddler back home after traumatic 20-foot fall

“Sophia’s come out of her shell, and she’s walking, talking, playing, being her old self.”

Nanaimo man hits the big screen on this season’s Big Brother Canada

And he already won the first Head of Household competition of the season. 👏

No fuel tax relief in sight for BC as prices surpass $2/litre

While Alberta is knocking off 13 cents per litre. 
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Sunday hit-and-run leaves Parksville cyclist in hospital with serious injuries

Investigators are now asking anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

New public washroom project proposed for downtown Victoria comes with $400K price tag

It’ll be similar to the one on Langley Street.

Thousands opposed to COVID-19 mandates parade through downtown Victoria Saturday (VIDEO)

Organizers say around 10,000 protestors gathered at BC's Legislature.

VicPD warn of traffic disruptions ahead of Saturday’s anti-mandate protest

Last weekend, police issued 10 violation tickets and over 50 warnings.

Victoria council suspends relationship with twin city in Russia over Ukraine conflict

“It’s just another incredible sign of solidarity from our local community.”

Walmart Supercentre slated to open at Hillside Mall this spring

Bringing hundreds of jobs to Victoria.

Another ‘Stand with Ukraine’ rally is taking place in Victoria this Sunday

Outside the Ukrainian Cultural Centre on Douglas Street. 🇺🇦

Vancouver Island emergency room forced to close due to doctor shortage

Residents must head to the next town over if they need emergency care.

Unlawful honking during protests in Victoria could now get you a $125 fine

Another anti-mandate protest is slated for this weekend.

COVID-19: BC health officials report 391 new cases, 13 more deaths on Thursday

85 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Victoria flag shop working overtime to fulfill backlog of Ukrainian flag orders

"When you feel that emotion, you just have to help, right?"

‘We’re excited’: 35,000 sq. ft Tesla dealership and service centre coming to Langford (PHOTOS)

Construction will start next week and wrap up by June 2023.

Researchers spot Southern Resident orca calf east of Victoria

Congratulations to the new mom! 🐋

Victoria gas prices soar to record-breaking 194.9 cents per litre

That’s up 17 cents from just yesterday.

City of Victoria seeks public feedback on proposed changes to Government Street

A draft plan includes two new "cultural plaza" gateways, expanded pedestrian areas and more.

‘Did the right thing’: Construction-site thieves turn themselves in to Saanich Police

The pair was caught on security cam earlier this year.

The benchmark price for a single-family home in Victoria hit $1,109,400 last month

The city’s real estate supply remains low as prices climb.

BC motels purchased to house homeless during pandemic receive auditor’s approval

The province acquired four properties in Victoria.

Destination Greater Victoria launches $2.2M marketing campaign to lure visitors

The campaign will target tourists from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Washington state and California.

Record-breaking wave off Vancouver Island makes headlines on Saturday Night Live (VIDEO)

"Researchers believe the wave was generated when yo mama fell overboard," joked Colin Jost.

Victoria considers temporarily cutting ties with twin city in Russia over Ukraine conflict

A motion was brought forward by city councillors Andrew, Thornton-Joe and Young.

BC Transit express route launching between Nanaimo and Duncan this month

A one-way fare will cost $7.50.

‘Absolutely tragic’: One man dead following Port Alberni house fire

Fire crews were called to battle the flames just after midnight Monday.

BC-born actor Ryan Reynolds pledges to match up to $1M in donations for Ukraine

Reynolds says it will create double the support.

Saanich Police cruisers named ‘Best Dressed’ by national magazine

Cruisers now sport new navy-blue and white designs. 🚓

Rainfall warning in effect for Greater Victoria on Monday

Anywhere from 50 to 70 mm is expected to drench BC’s capital. ☂️

Saanich Police searching for construction-site thieves who stole $5,000 worth of tools

They were caught on security cam last weekend.

BC Liquor Stores ordered to pull Russian products from shelves

Effective immediately.

Ukraine solidarity rally set for Sunday in Victoria

“To be able to gather together as a community is really special. It’s impactful.”