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Students set to light up the night in James Bay with vibrant window displays

Last year more than 80 windows featured artwork. ✨

This adorable grumpy-faced pooch is up for adoption in Victoria

And Joey is extremely affectionate! !! 🐕

Watch as the Port Alice pulp mill is demolished after 104 years (VIDEO)

It had a long, sordid history!

Victoria mural artist paints over smashed window covering for downtown retailer

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! 🍋🎨🖌️

Public suggestions welcome in naming new Langford elementary school

Some are suggesting Stew Young Elementary

‘You spoke and we listened’: CRD reverses decision to replace Thetis Lake sign

The initial post had over 1,000 outraged comments.

13th annual Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice is set for February 2nd

Her father organizes it to encourage police action.

Owner says window smashed at downtown Victoria clothing store ‘part of a bigger problem’

“People don’t go smashing windows for nothing.”

University of Victoria cheer team wins big at world championships

The team has gone undefeated in BC since 2017!

‘Keep the old one’: New sign at Thetis Lake prompts internet backlash (UPDATED)

Safe to say people are not fans of it.

Cowichan Valley artist to have his work displayed at art galleries in Italy and...

Hildebrand has been creating art for 50 years!

Here’s why hundreds of Victorians lined up for hours for tacos this Saturday

Tacos and donuts will always be a winning combo. 🌮🍩

Here’s what ‘intersectional environmentalism’ means and how Victoria can benefit from it

It’s not as complicated as you may think!

Here’s what you need to know about Victoria’s Chinese Lunar New Year parade

Happening January 29th! 🐲🐰🎉

Watch as two Nanaimo boys receive signed Bo Horvat stick lost by airline (VIDEO)

Fin himself delivered the stick to make sure it made it there safely!

What goes in your blue box: BC releases new list of recyclables

Including single-use coffee cups!

Major improvements underway at Langford Lake include a new floating dock (PHOTOS)

Plus an improved turtle habitat! 🐢

These were Vancouver Island ‘s most popular library books of 2022

You should really check these out. 👀

10 Victoria-based musicians to add to your playlist in 2023

You heard it first! 🎶

‘An essential service’: BC says $10-a-day child care to reach more parents in 2023

Over 1,375 child care spaces will be added this month.

‘They’re just irreplaceable’: Victoria art gallery sees over $42,000 in stone carvings stolen (VIDEO)

Two of the creators of these carvings have passed away.

US Coast Guard saves sailor and two dogs with help from Victorians (VIDEO)

The small sailboat ran aground off Vancouver Island.

Inspired by passion: Victoria woman empowering young women through martial arts

“90% of women have a freeze response.”

Victoria director creates film to expose increase in human trafficking on Vancouver Island

Tied to a Lie will be finished early next year.

Victoria’s iconic Cherry Bomb Toys finds new home for storefront and toy museum

A New Hope is that the new spot will open on May the fourth.

Our Place to feed Victoria’s struggling population a proper Christmas dinner

For those worried about putting food on the table.

Camosun receives nearly $1.3 million donation to open doors for women in trades

Over 1,000 women have benefitted!

Text alert system goes live to warn Vancouver Island communities of toxic drug supplies

Subscribe by texting “JOIN” to 253787.

Construction underway on tiny-shelter village in Port Alberni

There will be 30 homes for people experiencing homelessness.

‘It’s been a journey’: Victoria’s kosher ‘Bikery’ to be rebranded ‘My Way Bikery’ under...

They will be re-opening under a new name and ownership in the new year.

WIN Resale announces new storefront location in Saanich

A new place to thrift and help the community!

Here’s how you can get your hands on one of Victoria’s elusive Hero sandwiches

Your only chance for a ‘fat stacked’ sandwich until January.

Cedar Hill Middle School replacement to be the ‘greenest’ in Greater Victoria

The existing school has the highest seismic vulnerability rating.

‘Bird is the word’: District of Saanich officially recognized as Bird Friendly City

Thanks to the hard work of local environmentalists! 🦉

17 festive things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 10th and...

And our Christmas Lights Map is ready! 🎄

20-storey building dedicated to affordable housing coming to Pandora Avenue

It will include 158 rental units and a childcare space.

Two Victoria residents have been awarded for dedication to their community

Congrats to them both! 👏

11 ways Victorians can help donate to people in need over the holidays

‘Tis the season for giving. ❤️

8 incredible creations from Habitat For Humanity’s Gingerbread Showcase fundraiser

Magic is in the air (and in the icing). ✨

Growth of Victoria’s only outdoor consignment store prompts move to larger space

Grove Outdoors wants to make the outdoors more accessible.

Capital City Comic Con will not return to Victoria in 2023 and here’s why

It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later. 🤝

10-year-old Ukrainian refugee flips the switch to light up Butchart Gardens for the holidays...

The only thing brighter than the lights was young Nasar’s smile.

Victoria charity aims to get instruments into the hands of kids for Christmas

Over three years they’ve donated over 140 instruments.