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1st Annual “Wicked Victoria” is this Sunday

Dress the family up this Sunday and come check out the the first annual "Wicked Victoria"! Celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween at this...

Middle class mom’s “Top 10” letter to Justin Trudeau goes viral – she hopes...

Like thousand of other Canadians across the nation, Casandra Effe voted on Monday. She went with a mission - to get rid of Harper. The...

Filming at Market Square continues – stars and crew LOVE Victoria!

Market Square's Oscar and Libby's store is the site of filming today. Pupstar Pictures have been filming all over Victoria for several weeks now...

Celebrate Tree Appreciation Day on November 1st

Trees provide many benefits to our community. In celebration, a tree and native shrub planting event will be held at the historic Newman Farm...

Victoria Royals’ Hicketts and Lowry headed back to WHL stars against Russians

The WHL team was announced Monday for the 2015 CHL Russia Series. For the second consecutive year, Hicketts and Royals’ Head Coach Dave Lowry,...

What would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday?

So, what would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday? Our daily lives can get overwhelmingly busy. Even a mini holiday every once in a while...

UPDATE: Man who couldn’t tell police who he was has been indentified

Update: Excellent news from Victoria Police! The gentleman who couldn't tell police who he was due to a medical crisis has been identified.   Original: VicPD officers...

Learn more and have your say on the proposed cycle track at Borden and...

A major face-lift could be coming soon near the intersection of Borden and McKenzie. The upgrade will include protected bike lanes on Borden Street from...

Saanich man succumbs to injuries suffered in single-vehicle motorcycle crash

A 33 year old Saanich resident has succumbed to injuries he suffered in a single vehicle crash at the intersection Glanford Avenue and Leaside...

Justin Trudeau greets people at Montreal subway the morning after election

Canada's next Prime Minister spent the morning after the election in a Montreal subway station to say thank you to transit riders. Surprised commuters...

Body found in a creek on Salt Spring Island now upgraded to a homicide

RCMP say the the death of a 45 year old Salt Spring Island man was a homicide. Joseph Patrick Bernie's body was found floating...

Campaign volunteer accidentally slams into Saanich-Gulf Islands B.C. Liberal candidate’s office

A volunteer for Saanich-Gulf Islands Liberal candidate Tim Kane, mistook the gas pedal for the brake and slammed into the campaign office on Quadra...

Police commend quick thinking school staff and parents after woman grabs child

VicPD officers are commending the quick thinking of school staff and parents for their action in safely deescalating an incident at George Jay Elementary School...

Man charged in Conservative election signs arson

A 39 year old man has been arrested for arson and mischief, after Conservative Party signs were set on fire on Monday night. Sidney-North Saanich RCMP had...

Advisory – CFB Esquimalt to utilize Mass Notification System for B.C. Shakeout

The Royal Canadian Navy will participate in tomorrows Great B.C. Shakeout by utilizing the Mass Notification System for two minutes beginning at 10:14 a.m. Because ...

UPDATE: Located! Have You Seen James Cuthbert? Missing since October 10th

Update from Victoria Police: James Cuthbert - the subject of our missing persons notification has been located. He's safe. Original story: VicPD investigators are asking for...

Shania Twain ticket discount back by popular demand

Shania Twain's 50th birthday was on August 28th and to help celebrate, she held a special promotion for her October 25th Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre show. All tickets...

9th Annual Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction in Sooke

Putting the "oo" in East Sooke... There is a one acre property in East Sooke that is home to a unique yearly haunted attraction....

Tasty burgers around Victoria YOU HAVE TO TRY!

Bring out the napkins!

Take a virtual tour of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort

The first lap of Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort, Canada’s premier driving club experience. Sit back and turn up the volume as you enjoy the first...

Long waits for advance polling stations leads to frustration

Election reps at Centennial United Church are telling residents to expect long waits to cast their votes. Elections Canada sent them a non-alphabetized list....
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Cougar Sighting At Lansdowne Camosun College Campus Overnight

Saanich Police and the Oak Bay Police Department converged upon the Camosun College Lansdowne campus after a cougar was observed by campus security in...

Registered voters get to ride the bus for free on Election Day

Are you a registered voter and ride on B.C. Transit? Show your Elections Canada Voter Registration Card on Monday, October 19 and B.C Transit...

Vehicle drives into Thrifty Foods in Saanich

Just in: Another vehicle has driven into the front of Thrifty Foods at Quadra / McKenzie. Thankfully there  were no reports of injuries. This is the...

UPDATE: LOCATED!! – Police looking to re-unite a youth with his wallet found at...

Update: Saanich Police have located the boys they believe left their wallet behind at Tillicum Centre, thanks to social media. In the original release,...

Marijuana dispensary robbed, police looking for witnesses

Victoria Police are looking for anyone that was in the 1600-block of Douglas Street Monday night around 10pm, that might have information after a...

Police issue warning after girl followed on her way to Shoreline Middle school this...

West Shore RCMP say they are investigating an incident of a man who allegedly followed a grade 7 female student from Glentana Rd in...

West Shore RCMP searching for inmate after escaping

An inmate from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre is on the lam after escaping from the custody of Provincial correctional officers while at...

Cougar on the run in James Bay tranquilized and will be relocated

Around 7pm Sunday night, police were contacted about a cougar sighting in the 1900-block of Alma Place. When officers arrived, they were unable to...

Victoria’s Ultimate Toy & Hobby Fair – Sunday October 4

Something for everyone. Collectible toys, dolls, barbies, comics, vinyl records, trains, models LEGO, diecast vehicles, GI Joe, Star Wars, transformers & so much more. Sunday...

Case closed! Owner of truck confesses he was behind the wheel when it crashed...

In the early hours of September 24, 2015,  a vehicle struck a residence in the 800 block of Nigel Street. The truck narrowly missed...
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Cougar Sightings in South Oak Bay prompts warning

There have been several reports over the past two days of a possible cougar sighting in the south Oak Bay area. Local schools have been...

District of Saanich releases leaf collection schedule and offers free mulch to its residents

Each Fall (November - December) the District of Saanich offers curbside leaf collection along residential streets.  Each year,  about 2,500 tonnes of leaves are...

B.C. Transit reviewing “fare strategy”, considers fare hike, cutting transfers

B.C. Transit says it is reviewing its "fare strategy"to better balance rider revenues with operation costs and is seeking public feedback.  There are several...

Wags, Whiskers and Wascally Wabbits Charity Golf Tournament

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders and Victoria Humane Society are partnering with Cedar Hill Golf course to host a very special golf and dinner event!...

West Shore RCMP arrest Derek Fast in Sooke without incident

Update: Late this Tuesday afternoon, several West Shore RCMP plain clothed officers, with assistance from the Sooke RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services, arrested...

West Shore stolen vehicle investigation turns violent, manhunt suspended for evening

Following a four hour manhunt for an outstanding suspect in an earlier violent incident with police, the RCMP are now suspending search efforts, and allowing...

22 Things To Do Around Victoria This Weekend: September 25 – Sunday September 27,...

The weather is shifting but that hasn't stopped all the fun! Here are 22 things happening around Greater Victoria this weekend. Don't forget to...

Saanich resident stabbed when he confronted suspects during a home invasion

Saanich Police are investigating an overnight break and enter that resulted in one occupant of a home suffering from an apparent stab wound. On Tuesday,...

Browns Social House coming soon to Uptown, will feature year-round patio

Browns Social House will begin construction of its new location at Uptown in October and is anticipating to be opened in the spring of...

Animals allegedly poisoned at Chemainus animal sanctuary, RCMP and SPCA investigating

RASTA Sanctuary will be temporarily closed while SPCA and RCMP investigate the death of four potbelly pigs believed to be poisoned. Earlier today, RASTA Sanctuary...

Langford Lanes under new ownership, re-opening in October

Great News! Langford Lanes will be re-opening under new management in October. Court has approved new ownership headed by local businessman Gerry St. Cyr. The bowling alley...

Things To Do Around Victoria This Weekend: September 18-20, 2015

Rifflandia Festival ~ Breakout West One wristband for two great festivals! This year, BreakOut West showcases will be interwoven with Rifflandia Festival‘s programming, bringing together...

Police searching for truck-sized garbage compactor stolen during break-and-enter

VicPD Investigators are asking the public to be on the lookout for a large, and seemingly difficult to take, truck-sized garbage compactor stolen from...

Photos from day one of Breakout West and Rifflandia 2015

If you plan to take in Rifflandia and Breakout West this weekend, make sure to use hashtag #riff2015 to have your photo featured on...

Buy your HarbourCats season tickets and get $50 back if the Blue Jays win...

Everyone's excited about the Toronto Blue Jays these days, for good reason. For the first time since 1993, they will be in the playoffs...

SUV drives off dock at Mill Bay Ferry terminal. 89-year-old Saanich man pronounced deceased...

UPDATE: A 89 year old male has been pronounced deceased after his vehicle plunged into the water off the Mill Bay ferry terminal on...

Victoria may soon have a passenger ferry between downtown Victoria and Vancouver

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority announced today a potential new tenant for the Steamship Terminal. Riverside Marine, is a newly created BC company, and part...

UPDATE: The two elementary aged students have been located and safe

Saanich Police have confirmed both boys have been located and are safe. They would also like to thank public for the quick response in...

Video of the Artic Tuk crane removing the final rail span on the Johnson...

In case you missed it, Gary Hoyer, filmed the removal of the old Johnson St. Bridge east rail span. The entire process took only 15...