Monday, July 22, 2019

Community

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.
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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!

Howard the Gnome is packing his bags and moving to this Saanich farm

He’s also going to get a full restoration.

Retired Saanich Police officer shaves head and raises over $16K for children battling cancer

His recent cancer diagnoses prompted the fundraising.

29 awesome cosplay shots of this year’s Victoria Capital City Comic Con

Did you spot any of your favourite characters?!

Royal BC Museum seeks public input for modernization initiative

They’re long overdue for a glow up ✨

Victorians invited to help form a ‘protective human chain’ around mosque on Friday

Following last week’s attacks in New Zealand.

These 5 locations could be the future home of Howard the Gnome

Where do you want to see him?!

There’s a new free app available for immigrants and refugees moving to BC

It's designed to help them get settled into the community.

There will be a vigil in Victoria today for victims of New Zealand mosque...

A candle-light vigil is being held this afternoon in downtown Victoria to honour the victims of a deadly mosque shooting in New...

GoFundMe campaign launched to save Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club

It is the longest continuously running jazz club in Canada.

Here’s how you can find some of Victoria’s 200+ little free libraries

The search for your next great read could end at one of these adorable book shelters 📚

Here’s why you might see a BC Transit bus full of menstrual products this...

Everyone should have access to the health products they need.

You can walk through a veritable “Window Wanderland” in James Bay this weekend

Who can say no to bright lights on a cold winter night?

97-year-old Victoria woman celebrates her birthday on Jimmy Kimmel Live (VIDEO)

Tracy Morgan was giving her a little extra birthday love 😘

Help name the 8 new baby goats born at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm

🐐 The billys were born Wednesday morning!

Victoria student earns $100,000 national post-secondary scholarship

She is 1 of 35 recipients across Canada

UVic PhD student desperately searching for lost scientific instrument

It may be on a beach or drifting near Sidney.

Former Port McNeill mayor who served for decades passes away

He was mayor for 39 years.

Victoria opens up an additional 95 shelter beds due to cold weather

There are 465 spaces available.

Nanaimo RCMP looking to return lost wedding and engagement ring

Do you recognize these rings?

GoFundMe campaign created for family of Nanaimo boy who was fatally struck by truck

He was riding his bike with his best friend Shelby (his sister).
BC Transit Bus Lane

These 7 BC Transit routes changed to take advantage of the new Douglas Street...

The new year brought a host of changes to some of Victoria’s bus routes, according to BC Transit. Since January 2nd, the altered bus routes...

Say hello to the first baby born on Vancouver Island in 2019

Welcome to the world, little guy!

Good samaritan looking to return camera found at Mt Tolmie

Did you misplace your new Christmas present?

City of Victoria seeking public input on 2019 draft budget

Victorian's can respond through an online survey and two town meetings in January
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City of Victoria seeking local musicians and community programmers

Time to show off your skills, Victoria!

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