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Brazen bandit attempts theft in front of two uniformed officers at Mayfair Mall

The officers were speaking with staff about previous shoplifting incidents.

Take a walk through a Window Wanderland in James Bay this February

An outdoor art gallery 🎨

You’ll be able to pay for your BC Transit bus fare via ‘tap’ starting...

And Victoria’s getting it first!

BC health officials report 1,446 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 25th

163 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Kick off the Year of the Tiger with this virtual Chinese New Year celebration

Celebrate from January 31st to February 15th.

Province plans to develop former Blanshard Courts into additional affordable housing

Current tenants are not at risk of losing their homes.

Victoria woman shocked to win almost $50,000 in Lotto 6/49

‘Wait a minute, this can’t be real.’

This Vancouver Island spa was voted #1 in the province

Treat yourself 🧖‍♀️

Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing 25-year-old (UPDATED)

Update: Nanaimo RCMP have confirmed Tara-Marie Connor has been located and is safe.

CRD deploys additional recycling trucks and crew for the next two weeks

To assist with the two month backlog around Greater Victoria
border

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns road/border protests across Vancouver Island Sunday

Unvaccinated truckers must now quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

VicPD seek help locating missing high-risk 16-year-old girl (UPDATED)

Update: VicPD have confirmed Lia Barker has been located and is safe.

BC health officials report 2,364 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 21st

334 new cases and 1 death was reported in the Island Health region.

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, January 21st-23rd

Is that sunshine? 🤔☀️

VicPD seek help locating missing 43-year old Indigenous man (UPDATED)

Update: VicPD have confirmed Jean Paul Dupuis has been located and is safe.

BC health officials report 2,032 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 18th

175 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

All BC gyms and fitness studios allowed to re-open January 20th under new public...

With capacity limits and continued use of the BC Vaccine card.

Saanich Police arrest suspect after a string of break-ins at UVic

There have been eleven break and enters since June 2021

WestJet slashes 20% of its scheduled flights due to impacts of Omicron

From February 1st through February 28th

Dine Around Victoria is back with 33 locally-owned restaurants to check out

Explore the wonderful tastes of your home city!

BC health officials report 5,625 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

681 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

VicPD seek suspect who assaulted employee at Mayfair Shopping Centre during robbery last week

The suspect fled with two large Lego sets.
CANADIAN MONEY

Cleaning crew finds large sum of cash left behind at Nanaimo mall

We're talking thousands of dollars. 😳

BC health officials report 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 14th

297 new cases and 1 death was reported in the Island Health region.

Crime Stoppers looks to identify woman who stole $1K worth of alcohol from Oak...

Someone has expensive taste! 🥴

18 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, January 15th-16th

Rain, rain, go away 🌧️
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Island Health saw a record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2021

BC Paramedics responded to an average of 97 overdose calls per day.

UVic announces plan to return to in-person classes on January 24th

After temporarily moving online and ceasing in person exams in December

BC health officials report 2,554 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 13th

412 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

Pregnant people in BC can now book their COVID-19 booster dose

With a shortened time period between second and booster doses.

Victoria ranks as third most expensive city to rent in Canada

Rent for a one-bedroom is up over 14% since last January

Ronald McDonald House announces mandatory vaccine policy for family and visitors

There are currently 2 RMHC houses in BC.

Here are the most popular fast food drive-thrus in Canada

Including Victoria’s favourite ☕

Scare your sweetheart silly at this gory Valentine’s Day event in Saanich

The perfect date night with your boo 👻💔

BC health officials report 2,859 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 12th

451 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

Here’s where you can find 20 brand new EV charging stations in and around...

There are now 115 public charging stations in the municipality! ⚡

BC businesses closed from recent COVID-19 orders can now apply for relief grant

With grants between $1,000 and $10,000
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Man arrested after hit and run involving tow truck driver in Parksville

The man sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Island Health declares COVID-19 two new outbreaks including at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

The outbreak at Victoria General Hospital is now over.

BC government extends provincial state of emergency until January 18th

Due to highway damage from mass flooding in November.

BC health officials report 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 11th

562 new cases have been reported in the Island Health region.

KFC Canada launches new plant-based menu in celebration of Veganuary

Including a spicy plant-based sandwich and popcorn chicken!

There’s a brand new fast food burger joint coming to Victoria and it’s vegan

Plant-based and positively delicious! 😋

Family-owned Monk Office expands with the purchase of Island Blue

After being operated by the same family for 55 years.