Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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Racism in Victoria: “I was born here and I don’t feel welcome in my...

This is the first of a multi-part series documenting racism in Victoria through personal, lived experiences as told by People of Colour.

You can help those in need just by ‘showing your heart’ this month (PHOTOS)

Each ❤️ in a window = $5 to Mustard Seed Food Bank!

British musician stranded in Victoria performs free shows on Gorge Waterway (VIDEO)

Lifting spirits amid the pandemic, one tune at a time 🎶

Here’s how to request Saanich firefighters to do a birthday drive-by for your child...

They're heading to three birthday kids' homes just today! 🚒

Small business owners in Victoria can attend free virtual “Ask an Expert” info sessions...

If you can't afford to talk to a lawyer or accountant, these are for you!

“Pointing fingers doesn’t help”: Mayor Helps addresses blame for crime spike near Topaz Park

VicPD says they have seen a 126% increase in calls for service in the area since March 15th
Photo by ItkasanImages

Parking in James Bay will be temporarily restricted to allow physical distancing for pedestrians

Similar measures will be implemented in other neighbourhoods in the coming weeks

Victoria woman distributes volunteer call list to help seniors deal with loneliness in isolation

Seniors who have access to the list can call any of the nearly 200 volunteers

University of Victoria donates more than 200 litres of hand sanitizer to Island Health

That's about 65,000 single doses for use by health care workers!

12-year-old boy has stolen bike replaced by two local business owners

He just got the bike a month ago for his birthday!

Esquimalt High School staff pull off epic virtual dance party (VIDEO)

Ain't no party like a physical distancing party! 🕺

Victoria bike shop offers frontline healthcare worker free bike after hers is stolen

They're also giving service priority to anyone who works in healthcare.

20,000 women in British Columbia experience domestic violence each year

And United Way wants to break the stigma and make domestic violence #UNIGNORABLE.

1 in 4 people on Vancouver Island experience mental health challenges

United Way wants to help make mental health #UNIGNORABLE.

Victoria student launches fundraiser after family loses home to Hurricane Dorian

"For over 12 hours, I genuinely believed my father had drowned."

Victoria kids set up Iced Tea booth to raise money for family of deceased...

When 9-year-old Carter Bonsdorf passed away, his friends decided to rally together and help out his family

The grand opening of Langford’s Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground is this Saturday

The playground is in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty.

The 2nd Annual Canamera Classic Car Show is returning to Central Saanich this Sunday

All proceeds will go towards BC Children’s Hospital.

9th annual Family Festival in Central Saanich is happening this weekend

Featuring 70 different vendors, inflatables, live musicians, and more!

These 7 Greater Victoria communities are among the top 50 in Canada (REPORT)

But none of them made it to the top 10

Vancouver Island just broke the Guinness World Record for longest river tube chain

The event raised thousands of dollars for a local girl who is battling a serious disease.

Sarah McLachlan helps Victoria-based charity raise over $550K for local residents with disabilities

The non-profit offers outdoor adventures for people with disabilities or barriers.

VicPD teams up with local business to replace Victoria boy’s stolen bicycle

The locked bike was stolen from his school while he was in class.

Victoria Cool Aid Society has just finished their busiest year ever recorded

Nearly 1,000 meals were served each day at the 51-year-old organization.

16 Photos and videos of this year’s Canada Day fireworks in and around Victoria...

Here's a few of our favourite community shots! 📷🍁

This Victoria ice cream parlour will create scholarships for Indigenous kids from sales today

The perfect way to celebrate Canada Day! 🇨🇦 🍨

Langford invites public to add their own personalized bricks to Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground

You can engrave the brick with a loved one’s name, quote, or business.

Victoria concert-goers help fan in wheelchair crowd surf during 20th Annual Vic Ska &...

“...[it was] euphoric and an indescribable feeling of love.” 🤘

Nearly 100 local Victoria musicians have created this massive Spotify playlist

If you’re a local musician you can have your music added to the lineup!

Victoria’s 23rd annual Gutsy Walk to support Crohn’s disease research is happening this Sunday

Every hour, one new Canadian is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

This Victoria family hopes to film documentary about 6-year-old daughter’s extremely rare disease

Fewer than 200 people in the world have this illness that has no cure.

Check out the amazing canned food art installation at Hillside Shopping Centre this weekend

The free exhibits are supporting the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

Province donating $1 million to Victoria’s Topaz Sikh Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is the second oldest in North America.

Local church launches GoFundMe campaign for people displaced by deadly Esquimalt fire

Nearly 120 people were affected by the fire.
Oak Bay Mayor

Former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen dies following a short battle with cancer

The 69-year-old served Oak Bay for over 20 years.

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.

8 things you should know about the parades that happen in downtown Victoria

The 121st Island Farms Victoria Day Parade is happening this May!
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