Tuesday, December 1, 2020


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Modern In Your Municipality – Episode 2 The Highlands

REALTOR® Tasha Noble speaks to Mayor Ken Williams about the stunning district of the Highlands and gets a sneak peek of their new community...

The Apple Box Presents: The Farmers’ City Market – Kickstarter Campaign

The Apple Box is proud to present an innovative food shop collaborative The Farmers’ City Market - and they need your support! Located in energetic Fan Tan...

Mother duck saves her ducklings with the help from Saanich Police officers On Mothers...

On Mothers Day, Sunday, May 10, Saanich Police received a report of possible stranded ducklings in the side of Highway #1 near Helmcken Road. A...

Lowe’s Canada To Acquire Leases Of 13 Former Target Stores Including Tillicum Mall location

Lowe’s home improvement chain will be taking over the former two-storey Target location at Tillicum Shopping Centre. It is also anticipating opening in Nanaimo as...

RCMP arrest dangerous offender in Duncan

      On May 12th, 2015, shortly before 4 p.m., 35 year old Nathan MYLES was arrested on a Warrant of Arrest for multiple criminal charges. Acting on...

Vancouver Canucks announce prospects development camp will take place in Shawnigan Lake

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their annual prospects development camp will take place from July 3rd to 9th in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Prospects will...

Curious about what lives beneath the water in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Curious about what lives beneath the water in Victoria’s Inner Harbour? Hakai Magazine were, too. When exploring the world’s coasts, Hakai Magazine thought the best...

BC FERRIES UNVEILS NAME OF CABLE FERRY AT SPECIAL CEREMONY AT SEASPAN’S VANCOUVER SHIPYARDS...

BC Ferries unveiled the name of its newest vessel, Baynes Sound Connector, at a special ceremony at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver today....

Suspension bridge opens Saturday over Elk Falls Provincial Park, near Campbell River

The suspense is over at Elk Falls Provincial Park just in time for the May long weekend. The long-awaited suspension bridge spanning Elk Falls will...

Alert citizen helps West Shore RCMP nab a prolific offender in View Royal

An alert citizen helped West Shore RCMP arrest a man last night at around 8:00 pm, after they received a report of a break...

Thousand foot long slip-and-slide coming to Vancouver Island this summer, Nanaimo the likely location

Victoria buzz has posted about the 1000 foot slip-and-slide possibly coming to Vancouver Island several times over the past 6 months  on our Facebook...

Cyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Collision at Blanshard and Finlayson Streets

A cyclist is in hospital facing life-threatening injuries after a collision with a vehicle. Just after 11 p.m. last night officers responded to a report...

Saanich Police arrest three teenagers after robbing four teens walking trail behind the Silver...

Saanich Police Detectives are in the early stages of an investigation of a robbery that is alleged to have occurred in the Cuthbert Holmes...

Royal BC Museum’s turns its back courtyard into a Food Truck Festival daily from...

It’s hungry work discovering our province’s past! But don’t worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food...

Canadian Tire taking over 12 Target locations across Canada including the Hillside Centre location

Canadian Tire announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire 12 leases, formerly held by Target Canada, for  $17.7M. The transaction is subject to...

Parking commissionaires being replaced with unionized “Parking Ambassadors”

Building on recent improvements to how the City provides parking services, a new on-street parking ambassador model is being introduced, bringing what has traditionally...

Massive Humpback Whale Breaching next to kayaker and paddlers… is it real?

We ran into this video on Facebook today,  it was filmed in 2011 (we aren't sure where). Watch and let us know below in...

New online project to give faces and names to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous...

 CBC News has a new online project to give faces and names to Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. A CBC News investigation found more...

Two month road closure on Tillicum Road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Carey Road

Starting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 through to Friday July 10, 2015 there will be a full road closure on Tillicum Road between the...

The Phillips Backyard Weekender announce 2015 line up

  Phillips Backyard Weekender have announced the 2015 line up : Talib Kweli • USS • Dan Mangan + Blacksmith • BADBADNOTGOOD • Watsky...

Langford woman escapes attempted robbery with minor injuries

West Shore RCMP are currently investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at around 10:20 pm on May 1st, 2015 on Atkins Avenue near Crystal...

Snowbirds head off after a month of practicing in the Comox Valley – See...

The Snowbirds aerobatics team is scheduled to continue thrilling audiences across the country with their close-formation flying and were practicing in the Comox Valley...

Highway access improvements coming to Langford this summer – Spencer Rd and Goldstream access...

As part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan, improvements will be made to reduce congestion and improve safety for...

Date set for Kraft Hockeyville 2015 NHL Pre Season game in Victoria between...

The date has been set! Kraft Hockeyville 2015 NHL ® Pre Season game between the Vancouver Canucks® and the San Jose Sharks ® will...

Veteran sportscaster Mira Laurence will serve in Community Relations and Marketing for both the...

One of the best-known members of the local media will be a key piece of the organizational efforts of both the Victoria HarbourCats of...

RCMP concerned about Devils Army Clubhouse being constructed in Langford

The West Shore RCMP is aware of reports that a Devils Army clubhouse is being constructed in Langford. This news is concerning and under...

Romeo’s in the Westshore reopens after completing months of renovations

Romeo's Langford location in the Westshore Town Centre (2945 Jacklin Rd)  has completed months of renovations and is back open for business! Romeos has five...

UPDATED: Wanted man Francis “Paddy” Clancy taken into custody in Esquimalt

Francis “Paddy” Clancy was taken into custody by VicPD officers just before 11 a.m. this morning. Clancy, a 68-year-old man whom authorities were looking to...

Big win for Victoria’s own Jamie Broder and Canadian beach volleyball team

Victoria’s own Jamie Broder speaks to Global News about her recent beach volleyball win in China and what it means for the Canadian team...

Saanich Police are warning of CRA INTERAC e-Transfer Scam

Saanich Police are warning area residents of a recent scam that has been reported numerous times in recent weeks. The scam could potentially result...

WATCH: Sandwich-making Chernobyl fox goes viral

A video of a fox taking food from RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists in the Chornobyl exclusion zone has gone viral, with more than 1...

Floyd’s Diner offering their signature burgers and poutine for HarbourCats games this season

There will be a decidedly familiar “pink” look to the third base deck at Sports Trader’s Diamond at RAP this season – and the...

Bringing Water to Victoria Documentary

The development of the Sooke lake flow line from 1913-1915 was one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in BC at that time. With current...

Douglas Street transformed into a place where pedestrians, cyclists and public transit take priority...

Times Colonist | Cars will take a back seat on Douglas Street if a vision being championed by the Downtown Victoria Business Association ever...

UPDATE: Submarine Performing Exercises Just Off of Esquimalt Lagoon

Any Canadian Forces folks out there able to shed any light on this exercise - it looks a bit unusual compared to when it...

Saanich Police looking for an older style red SUV involved in a hit and...

Saanich Police are asking for assistance from the public to locate a vehicle involved in a hit and run collision. On Sunday, April 26, 2015,...

Ryan Adams is performing LIVE at the The Royal Theatre on May 26th! ...

CONTEST CLOSED - Winner: Julie Barnes   Ryan Adams is performing LIVE at the The Royal Theatre on May 26th!  Here's your chance to win a...

$6,000 Grocery Gift Card Winner Donates Portion of Winnings to The Mustard Seed

What a guy! Just this morning, Darcy Johnston won $6,000 in groceries from Thrifty Foods in the Cfax1070 Great Grocery Give-Away. What's the first...

From right here in Sidney, BC, Canadian veteran blogs as he battles ISIL on...

A Canadian military veteran has described life on the front lines with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, writing in a blog post that he...

Videos of Snowbirds flying over the Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony tonight

Videos of Snowbirds flying over the West Shore tonight for the Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony Video courtesy of  Mandy Cameron: // More snowbird video!! Check this one...

Sannich Pound Reminding Dog Owners of a Few Restriction From May to August as...

As more people are enjoying our parks and beaches during the warmer weather, Saanich Pound reminds dog owners of a few restrictions in place...

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the murder of 31 year old Saanich PD...

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the murder of 31 year old Saanich PD Constable Robert Norman Barrie Kirby.  He is the only Saanich Police...
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BC Ferries CEO says the public is to blame for lower ferry usage

Coast Reporter | BC Ferries CEO and president Mike Corrigan says the public campaign against high ferry fares is keeping tourists away and could...

Modern In Your Municipality – Episode 1 Colwood

Tasha Noble from the Modern Real Estate Team had the opportunity to sit down with Mayor Carol Hamilton of Colwood to chat about the...

Officer describes terrorist plot as ‘harebrained’

A series of plans proposed by a British Columbia man on trial for plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was “hokey and harebrained,”...

Victoria councillors postpone debate on camping in city parks

Debate on whether to ban camping from four of Victoria’s small city parks was postponed Thursday, pending city council’s receipt of a staff report...

Mayfair Optometric Clinic Victim of Theft Twice, Male Arrested, Now Seek Info on Female

Last week, thieves hit Mayfair Optometric Clinic​ twice, stealing nearly $10,000 worth of sunglasses. Victoria police confirmed an arrest was made after one alleged...

HARBOUR AUTHORITY SIGNS DEAL WITH WILSON’S TRANSPORTATION TO RUN OGDEN POINT CRUISE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has signed a 2-year agreement with Wilson’s Transportation Ltd. to operate a safe, clean, efficient and effective Ogden Point...

Citizens Invited to Provide Input on the Future of Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood

Over the next six weeks, citizens are invited to share their thoughts on the future of Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. Input will help shape a...

DVBA to close Douglas Street on June 21 for Car Free Day

The Downtown Victoria Business Association is launching Victoria’s first Car Free Day on Douglas Street on June 21, 2015 with registrations for vendors and...