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Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

Body of 19-year-old swimmer found in St. Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island

He was found near the area he drowned

Oak Bay Police find 26 inch sword after stopping cyclist for having no helmet...

He provided police a false name and then attempted to flee.

Oak Bay warns of poisonous death cap mushrooms popping up in municipality

They're popping up much earlier than usual.

Saanich house fire no longer deemed suspicious and all occupants accounted for

The house was extensively damaged in the fire.

Man arrested after threatening beachgoers with knife near Beacon Hill Park

Two people armed themselves with sticks while others called 911.

Special air quality statement issued for southern Vancouver Island

The current air quality index in Victoria is at 4.
Darrell Featherstone Comox Valley

Body of missing 31-year-old miss Comox Valley man found

He was reported missing last week.

45-year-old man nabbed for string of mail theft from apartment complexes

Someone spotted him after seeing the suspect's photos online.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

7-year-old child safe after abduction attempt from West Shore summer camp

The suspect is a 46-year-old Sooke resident.

Langford eatery closes temporarily after staff test positive for COVID-19

They're closing for the week out of an abundance of caution.

36-year-old man who was banned from kids public swimming areas caught at Willows Beach

He tried to flee the area when police arrived.
WestJet airplane instagram

Two Vancouver Island flights added to BCCDC list of COVID-19 exposures

One flight departed from Victoria.

Victoria forecast sees temperatures as high as 31 degrees this week

It'll be sunny and hot all week.

Victoria woman matches 6 of 7 numbers on Lotto Max draw and wins nearly...

"I’ve never owned a matching bedroom suite so I will buy myself a new matching bedroom suite.”

Victoria approves redevelopment plan for Northern Junk buildings on inner harbour

There will be space for a restaurant!
Ravi Kahlon

BC only province in Canada above pre-COVID employment numbers last month

Some industries are struggling to find workers.
Store Street EV Charger

Province announces six new EV charging stations on southern Vancouver Island

Some of the chargers have already opened.

Denman and Hornby Islands will soon have faster internet connections

Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Family pleads for help in locating missing 16-year-old Vancouver Island girl

It's believed she hopped on a bus from Comox to Langford.

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Nanaimo collision Tuesday

They have been air-lifted to a Victoria hospital.
Trudeau Singh OToole Leaders

Liberals hold federal voting lead, Trudeau most favoured leader in poll

More people chose "none of the above" over Erin O'Toole.

Police seek help in locating missing 35-year-old Victoria woman

She was last seen on July 7th.

Eagle Ridge COVID-19 vaccine appointments moved due to heat wave this weekend

They'll now occur at the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Center

COVID-19 vaccine bookings at Eagle Ridge in Langford being moved due to heat

All appointments will be moved to the Victoria Conference Centre.
Cadboro Sand Sculptures

Vote for your favourite Cadboro-Gyro sand sculpture and you could win a prize

Vote online for your favourite and you could win a prize package!
Belfry Theatre

Take a peek behind the curtain with Belfry Theatre’s new virtual tour

You can even climb up the tower!

This West Shore eatery is now serving up Disneyland’s famous Dole Whip

Start the car! 🚗💨 🍦

DVBA highlights resiliency of Victoria’s downtown businesses during pandemic

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was rated highest among businesses.

This is what a screaming cougar on Vancouver Island sounds like (VIDEO)

The screeching sound is similar to that of a human female screaming.

COVID-19 exposure reported on WestJet flight to Victoria

The plane arrived on July 21st.

Saanich Police make arrest after string of alleged indecent acts at Elk Lake

A witness on Saturday was able to catch the suspect's licence plate.

Another heat wave is expected to hit Vancouver Island this week

Thursday to Saturday are expected to be the hottest days 🥵

Young driver who crashed into ambulance in Oak Bay blew 4 times over the...

Witnesses reported that the driver seemed extremely inebriated.

Police investigate possible body seen floating in Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake

Firefighters launched their rescue boat but did not locate anyone.

VicPD officer head-butted during arrest of stabbing suspect in downtown

The victim’s injuries are now believed to be non-life threatening.

Floating concert series in Victoria raises money for Indigenous legal counsel

It’ll take place at 6 p.m. next Thursday.

RCMP rules woman’s fall from second-story window of Courtenay hotel as accidental

“We want to make it clear that she was not pushed and any acts of vigilantism will be subject to their own investigation.”

BC SPCA has responded to 642 calls for dogs left in hot cars already...

They're giving out free 'No Hot Pets' car decals to raise awareness.

Islanders urged to conserve water as drought conditions persist

If you're low-income, you can get a BC Hydro kit to help save water.

Lake Cowichan RCMP seek help locating missing elderly couple from Victoria (UPDATED)

UPDATE: They have been located and are safe.
Island 3 BC Ferries

You can see one of BC Ferries’ hybrid ships arrive at Ogden Point tomorrow...

It'll visible from a number of downtown locations.
Lane Trotter

Langara College president picked as next Camosun College president

Dr. Lane Trotter has nearly 30 years of experience in education.
Island 4 BC Ferries

New BC Ferries vessel to arrive mid-August after transiting Panama Canal

The ship departed Romania in June.

Police watchdog called in after person bit by police dog on Quadra Island

Police said the person had been "yelling and screaming all day."

Woman arrested after using a torch to set grass fires in Beacon Hill Park...

She broke into an occupied home and took a shower.
Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay Marine Group announced as partner for Turkey Head marina

The Oak Bay Marine Group's current lease ends in 2022.

Here’s when and where to see the Canadian Forces Snowbirds soar over Vancouver Island...

First the CF-18 Demonstration, now the Canadian Forces Snowbirds!