Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Community

Little Free Library 500

Little Free Libraries take off in Victoria as 500th library installed

This one is called the "Dragon's Lair."

City of Victoria asks public to pitch their ideas for a neighbourhood spaces grant

The winning proposal will be granted $50,000!

Video captures Town and Country Shopping Centre from 2004 (VIDEO)

Now known as Uptown Shopping Centre!
Crystal Gardens Bridge

Original 60-foot bridge from Victoria’s Crystal Garden up for sale for $45k

Anyone have a cool $45k lying around?
SS Valencia boards

Maritime Museum opts out of Langford project in favour of Victoria harbour

The museum is seeking new partners downtown.

WWII Veteran living in Victoria celebrates 106th birthday

Happy belated birthday, Albert!
CCPA Shows

Performing arts college graduating class performs COVID-safe live streams

"This is an industry and an art form that is about collaboration."

Two Vancouver Island markets take home wins at BC Farmers’ Market Awards

This year's awards ceremony was performed virtually.
VAC Ramp

Victoria Arts Council seeks donations to build wheelchair ramp at gallery

Donor rewards are available.

Province officially opens mobile government offices in Langford

Over 20% of Victoria’s government employees currently live in the Westshore area.
Women in Need

Victoria Women in Need aids over 1,500 program participants in 2020

The organization also donated over $60,000 in bursaries and gift certificates.
Little Free Library Boats

400th Little Free Library installed in Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

The newest addition is called "Boats on the Roof."

HarbourCats food drive sees over 1,900 pounds of donations collected for Mustard Seed Food...

We'd say that's their first home run of 2021! ⚾

Victoria HarbourCats to kick off 2021 with ‘Fill the RV’ food drive on New...

Start your year off with a home run! ❤️

Pool at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre will be reopened in January 2021

Visitors will be required to reserve their swims in advance. 

This Vancouver Island business is giving away $2500 to families in need this holiday...

Here's how you can nominate your favourite family!

North Saanich high school raising $3.9 million to build competition-standard running track

It would replace their aging 34-year-old track.

7 reasons you’ll want to join this boss babe networking group in Victoria

#1: It's like hanging out with your girlfriends - but productive 😉

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! 🚒

This 7 p.m. ritual is bringing smiles to one Victoria street each night (PHOTOS)

Drums and tambourines included! 🎵

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!

Victoria police help celebrate 8-year-old boy’s birthday with convoy parade

We hope you have a great day Alistair!

Local grocery stores raise over $30,000 to help feed those in need during COVID-19...

For the Island Food Caring campaign.

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

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

Victoria community continues to rally together in support of frontline health care workers

"We will get through this because of you!"

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!