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RCMP targeting prolific offenders in the West Shore community

The West Shore RCMP is focusing a significant amount of resources towards targeting prolific offenders in our community.  Between May 7 and June 9,...

Victoria HarbourCats team up with Baseball BC to offer a grassroots festival and BC...

The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce they have teamed with Baseball BC to offer a grassroots festival and BC Selects female provincial identification...

Ten survivalists BRAVE Northern Vancouver Island, but only one will be able to endure...

Ten survival experts are dropped off in separate and extremely remote locations on Northern Vancouver Island. Equipped with only limited gear and their years...

Crime Stoppers – Sooke RCMP looking for three male suspects vandalizing vehicles in the...

Sooke RCMP received a report of numerous mischief incidents in the area of Maple Avenue North in Sooke. The unknown suspects bent license plates...
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TELUS launches free public Wi-Fi across BC and Alberta, locations already available in Greater...

TELUS is making free public Wi-Fi available at more than 8,000 hotspots across B.C. and Alberta with approximately 160 hotspots throughout Greater Victoria. Unlike other...

Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii at level three drought conditions, islanders...

Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii are being urged to reduce water consumption. These regions are currently experiencing Level 3 drought conditions,...

Point Ellice House and Gardens​ expands business to include a restaurant

Point Ellice House has traditionally been a heritage sit and tea house but have now expanded their business to include a restaurant. The official...

Events happening around Greater Victoria This Weekend (June 5th-7th)

The weather is going to be amazing this weekend and the temperatures could reach as high as 24 degrees. Habourcats Home-opener with fireworks Friday and...

Moncton RCMP release ‘thank you’ video on anniversary of deadly shootings

Codiac RCMP has released a video salute to the people of Moncton thanking them for the outpouring of support in the wake of the...

Post-Game fireworks at Harbourcats home opener Friday and Saturdays game

Fireworks are on for BOTH tomorrow and Saturday at the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club games. (June 5th and 6th) The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to...

Saanich Police warning area resident to lock vehicles following a rash of overnight thefts...

Saanich Police are once again warning area residents to lock their vehicles, as well as access points to their garages, following a rash of...

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week – Break and Enter Mangoes Boutique Johnson St

On May 20th Mangoes Boutique on Johnson St was broken into by suspects smashing the front door. Once they were in the store they...

Have you seen this boat? Stolen from a residence in Sidney

Have you seen this stolen boat? Sidney resident Erin Johnson, is requesting the publics assistance in helping find this missing boat & trailer stolen...

“Canadian Cities” left for last on Jeopardy, the contestants went 0/5, Victoria amongst the...

On Tuesday's Jeopardy three reasonably intelligent Americans - eligible contestants must complete an online test and pass an in-person interview - were given a...

Sooke Drug Network Dismantled by RCMP, Twelve Arrested

The Sooke RCMP and the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section have executed four search warrants and arrested twelve Sooke area residents as part...

Cabin 12 announces they are closing for good after 6 years in business

After 6 years in business Cabin 12 located at 3111 Cedar Hill Road announce they are officially closing the doors for good. No reason...

Suspect Arrested Following Assault on BC Transit Bus Driver in West Shore

On May 27th, 2015 at approximately 7:12 am, West Shore RCMP responded to a report that a BC Transit bus driver had been assaulted...

Markets happening around Greater Victoria and Gulf Islands

Visiting the local markets is one of our favourite things to do this time of the year, so we have compiled a list of...

Victoria girl bakes a difference for B.C.’s most vulnerable animals

A Victoria youngster who loves animals is one again putting her passion into an effort to help the province’s furry folk. At just ten,...

Today is has been made official. Delta airlines will operate three 65-seat flights into...

The new service is part of Delta's previously announced plans for 2 percent system capacity growth for 2015. Delta has now officially released it's intentions...

Dogs left in hot cars? – Here is what you can do!

According to the Victoria SPCA, if you see a dog in a car on a warm or humid day who you believe may be...

Skydivers highlight the Victoria HarbourCats opening night

The Victoria HarbourCats announce that special guests will – literally – be dropping in for our Season Opening game. For their DRIVE FOR 5,000 on...

Cloverdale Elementary slated for a seismic upgrade next school year, students will attend...

Another Victoria area school is slated for a seismic upgrade to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake. The Ministry of Education...

A collision between a logging truck and dump truck snarls morning commute on Trans...

On May 13, 2015 at 6:45 AM, Shawnigan Lake RCMP responded to a two vehicle crash on the Trans Canada Highway at South Shawnigan...

Possible micro-housing unit that city council is considering for homeless people parked outside city...

CFAX 1070 | Parked outside Victoria city hall, there's an example of the type of micro-housing unit that city council is considering for homeless...

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...