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Alcohol consumption in BC saw record levels during first year of COVID-19

Island Health had the second highest rate of consumption in the province

The average monthly rent price for a two bedroom home in Victoria last month...

With rent forecasted to rise even higher in 2022. 🙄

VicPD ask for public’s help in locating missing 26-year old man (UPDATED)

UPDATE: He has been located and is safe.

BC health officials report 519 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 14th

123 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

RCMP investigating theft of red dresses and LGBTQ+ flag in Nanaimo

They were all on display outside the Nanaimo Family Life Association building

An outdoor movie night will receive funding as part of City of Victoria’s ‘Neighbourhood...

Over $54,000 is being awarded to six community-led projects

Oak Bay Police investigating torched car found at Cattle Point Monday night

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the area

Imagine Dragons adds Victoria show to 2022 Mercury World Tour

Do ‘whatever it takes’ to get your tickets 🎵

BC health officials report 1,129 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

As of today, 124 cases are associated with an outbreak at UVic.

Four protestors arrested after locking themselves inside Saanich bank Monday morning

They also chained the front doors to the bank.

Vancouver Island’s very first Popeyes Chicken will open its doors this week

Crispy chicken, fried shrimp and more!

BC lifts gas restrictions but extends provincial state of emergency until December 28th

The 30-litre gas limit will end tomorrow.

BC health officials report 437 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 10th

127 cases and 1 death were reported in the Island Health region

24 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 11th-12th

Christmas is in the air 🎄

Here’s where Saanich Peninsula residents can donate to the Firefighters Christmas Drive this weekend

Firefighters from Sidney, Central and North Saanich are teaming up!

Construction officially begins on Topaz Park’s new skatepark and bike park

With completion set for Summer 2022

Dramatic hit and run in Saanich captured on home surveillance (VIDEO)

The other vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

BC health officials report 341 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 9th

The Island Health region had the highest number of new cases in the province today.

Saanich promises to continue road safety improvements after tragic death of 16-year-old earlier this...

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the victim’s family.
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BC Ferries adds over 160 additional sailings in preparation for the holiday season

Between December 17th and January 3rd 🚢
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC records deadliest month in record history due to toxic drug overdoses

There was an average of 6.5 deaths per day in October
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Police investigate shots fired into parked vehicle in Nanaimo

No suspects have been identified at this time.

BC health officials report 379 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 8th

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

You can take a Sleigh Boat Ride through Victoria’s Inner Harbour this holiday

With a perfect view of the annual Santa Ballet! 🎅

16-year-old pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being struck by car at Saanich crosswalk

The young man's organs will be used to save up to 8 people.

Victoria man finds 77 year old drivers license tucked away in Christmas book

He is hoping to reunite it with the owner or family
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BC health officials report 326 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 7th

5 new cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in the province.

The BC Legislature building and sequoia tree will light up for Christmas Wednesday night

After being postponed due to ongoing protests in the area
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Young pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck in marked crosswalk in Saanich

The driver of the vehicle is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Comox Valley RCMP looking to identify Vancouver Island break in suspect

The suspect allegedly fled in a four door GMC pickup truck.

Saanich wins safety excellence award at provincial award ceremony

It recognizes local governments for activities that reduce injuries, illness, disease and fatalities.

Kraft is now helping Canadians with allergies pay for their EpiPens

The company is also offering reimbursement for your Epinephrine

BC health officials report 946 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

197 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Transit issues apology after printed schedules were temporarily removed at bus stops

The company said they are currently experiencing a labour shortage
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Two people seriously injured after 2-vehicle crash in Nanaimo Monday morning

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for dashcam footage.

There’s a brand new outdoor skating rink at Uptown and it only costs $5

Lace up those skates under the twinkling lights! ⛸️

17 stunning snaps of Saturday night’s IEOA Truck Light Parade (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Miss the show? Here’s your recap!
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Snowfall warnings extended for the Malahat from Goldstream to Mill Bay

The snowfall warning for the Victoria area is now over.

BC health officials report 405 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 3rd

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

22 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 3rd-5th

It’s hot chocolate weather ☕

Here’s the latest on the cargo ship vessel fire and loss of containers off...

Over 27,000 kilograms of debris from the incident have been removed from island beaches

VicPD seek help in locating missing 38-year old man last seen December 1st (UPDATED)

They’re also looking for a missing 78-year old.

BC health officials report 368 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 2nd

88 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Nanaimo RCMP looking to reunite 8-foot rubber dinghy with its owner

It was found floating near a log boom off Protection Island

Saanich Police seeking driver of truck involved in collision with e-scooter Friday

The rider of the e-scooter suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Here’s when and where you can spot the IEOA Truck Light Convoy this Saturday

Spreading Christmas cheer from Ogden Point to Western Speedway.

BC health officials report 375 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 1st

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