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Central Saanich Police seek public help in locating high-risk missing youth (UPDATED)

She has not been seen since August 22nd.
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Man attempts to fight police and gets tasered after failed carjacking incident in downtown...

He was also throwing rocks at the windows of a government building.

Nanaimo RCMP seek the public’s help in locating missing 23-year-old man

UPDATE: According to Nanaimo RCMP, William McMurray has been located and is safe.

RCMP release photo of man involved in property crime and fraud on Vancouver Island

Police are looking for the public’s help to identify him.
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Another man sought after taking picture up skirt of unsuspecting woman: Nanaimo RCMP

The two incidents occurred on the same day
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BC Ferries expands Wi-Fi service to 14 additional terminals

Still no public Wi-Fi onboard 😔
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Search warrant leads to large RCMP presence on Salt Spring Island on Tuesday

Charges have not yet been laid.

Nanaimo RCMP seek driver of vehicle involved in fiery crash Tuesday evening (VIDEO)

A man was seen exiting the vehicle barefoot and fleeing the scene.
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Here’s what’s coming to and leaving Netflix Canada this September

Over 115 movies and TV shows! 🍿

Five teenagers involved in random attack on BC Transit bus last week turn themselves...

Two others were identified and arrested at the scene.

Victoria pet owners can now book a virtual vet check-up via this new Telus...

For “non-urgent” issues.

Finishing Store closing Victoria location after 37 years due to U-Haul expansion

Their second Victoria store will remain open.

Indigenous communities on Vancouver Island to receive over $2.5 million in provincial grants

As part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan.

Quiet down, kids: Half of Canadians say their city or town is noisier than...

Horn honking and cats meowing were some of the culprits. 😬

Victoria’s annual Greek Fest returns for a two weekend celebration of greek cuisine

Greek food, cooking lessons, dancing and more!
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String of break and enters in Oak Bay last weekend prompts police investigation

$8,000 worth of electronic equipment and silverware were stolen from one home.
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Suspect sought after youth suffers serious injuries in assault with weapon: VicPD

The incident took place at a party on Saturday.

Here’s a look at Victoria’s all new Topaz Bike and Skate park (PHOTOS)

The park celebrated its grand opening over the weekend! 🎉

Nanaimo RCMP search for suspect who took photo up woman’s skirt last month

Surveillance footage captured the incident.

Victoria’s Inner Harbour will host a free classic boat festival this Labour Day Weekend

With food, live entertainment, demonstrations and more!

BCGEU strike escalates with immediate ban of non-emergency overtime for members

The bargaining committee represents 33,000 members.

Broughton Street Pier along Victoria harbour to undergo major repairs this October

With an expected completion date of March 2023.

Missing 63-year-old Victoria man found deceased on Thursday: VicPD

His death is believed to be non-suspicious.

BC Ferries saw record-breaking vehicle traffic this past spring

Plus a 74% increase in foot passengers!

28 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 19th to 21st

The sunflowers are ready for you! 🌻

West Shore RCMP seek public help in locating ‘violent’ 42-year-old wanted man

Warrants include multiple counts of drug related offences.

RCMP seek public’s help in locating missing 32-year-old man believed to be hiking in...

UPDATE: According to Campbell River RCMP, Jessie Bachmeier has been located and is safe.
Real estate

Home sales across Canada expected to drop 23% this year: RBC

And another 15% in 2023
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51-year-old woman arrested following weekend stabbing at Nanaimo mall

The victim was a 27-year-old man.

Wendy’s unveils new restaurant design set to launch this fall (PHOTOS)

Including delivery pick-up windows, dedicated mobile order pickup and more.

There is a free family-friendly jubilee at Victoria’s Government House this Friday

With food trucks, performances and more!

Serious collision leaves motorcyclist with potentially life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning: VicPD

It occurred at the intersection of Cook and Finlayson.

Nanaimo RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing 37-year-old man

He was last seen on June 2nd.

Victoria’s average rent had the highest year over year increase on all properties

Out of 18 cities across the country
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Vancouver Island man arrested after multiple reports of exposing himself while riding a bike

It’s believed he is connected to at least 3 incidents.

Victoria’s first Community Fridge sets up GoFundMe to replace or repair damaged unit

It is visited by hundreds of people every day.

Saanich Council approve name change for Mount Douglas Park

Following a commitment to reconciliation.

West Shore RCMP seek public help in locating missing 21-year-old and dog (UPDATED)

UPDATE: According to West Shore RCMP, MJ Rowsell has been located and is safe.

Two arrested after firearms, body armour seized during search warrant in Victoria

Including a shotgun and two handguns.

This North Saanich restaurant made the list of top new restaurants in Canada

A bakery by day and restaurant by night! 🥐🍷

Suspicious house fire in Nanaimo that left one man dead deemed homicide

The victim has also been identified.