Thursday, October 22, 2020


Life

Police issue alert after livestock killed by bear in Saanich

"If you have live stock nearby please be aware"

This local mask company is giving away free printed masks to 5 lucky winners...

From plaid to puppies - they've got it all!

Health officials warn of poisonous death cap mushrooms in Victoria ahead of long weekend

A 3-year-old boy from Victoria died in 2016 after consuming one of these mushrooms.

GoFundMe launched for well-known Vancouver Island DJ paralyzed in mountain biking accident

He's been a fixture of B.C.โ€™s electronic music scene for the past two decades.

7 tips to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on a budget this weekend

Turkey dinner doesn't need to break the bank (just the button on your jeans!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

5 tips and tricks on how to survive adulthood in 2020

#2: Get help with your money!

7 reasons why you need to get your $h!t together and have a Will...

... and what happens if you die without one. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

New disease suspected to have killed over 60 deer on B.C.’s Gulf Islands

The rare disease is not known to affect humans but is particularly deadly for fawns.

11 stunning locations to view the fall colours in Victoria (PHOTOS)

Autumn's about to put on a show and we are here for it ๐Ÿ˜

This $250 Bay Centre giveaway is giving us all the cozy fall vibes (CONTEST)

Did you know Chai Fashions has home decor?!

B.C. announces new Urgent and Primary Care Centre opening in Saanich in November 2020

This will be the third UPCC to open in Greater Victoria.

Victoria’s newest pleasure boutique will make all of your fantasies come true

Staying in never sounded so good ๐Ÿ˜

Here’s how getting your flu shot in B.C. will look different this fall

The B.C. Pharmacy Association is preparing for increased demand this year.

B.C. top doctor authorizes nurses to prescribe drugs amid overdose crisis

As a measure to get more people off the increasingly toxic street drug supply.

A look at campus life at the University of Victoria this pandemic season

Students talk about physical distancing, online classes, and social isolation

Popular Victoria fitness studio launches new fall schedule with promo for newbies

More classes = more capacity and more room to physical distance! ๐Ÿ’ช

Greater Victoria now has 350 Little Free Libraries installed throughout the region

And here's how you can find ones near you!

B.C. announces $3.7 million expansion for Island Sexual Health centre in Victoria

They will hire more staff and expand the space to incorporate more examination rooms.

B.C. projecting $12.8 billion budget deficit for 2020-21 fiscal year

Virtually all sectors of the economy are projected to experience decline this year before starting to bounce back in 2021.

Here’s how post-secondary students in B.C. can access 24/7 free mental health counselling

The program was launched in April and will remain operational for at least 3 years.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

Victoria-based company offers all-in-one PPE kits for only $10

Just in time for back to school - are you ready? ๐Ÿ“š

German Shepherds are the most Googled dog breeds in B.C. and Canada this year

In related news, Happy International Dog Day!

These Canadian celebrities want you to take a FREE online course on Indigenous issues

Including Dan Levy of Schittโ€™s Creek fame.

Multiple cougar sightings reported in Saanich Monday night

Residents in the area are advised to keep their pets inside at this time.

Group of Victoria bus drivers win $1 million lottery prize

โ€œWe got our spark back now that we won."

Ryan Reynolds responds to Premier Horgan’s call for help to stop young people partying

โ€œI hope that young people in B.C. donโ€™t kill my mom, frankly, or David Suzuki, or each other. Letโ€™s not kill anyone, I think thatโ€™s reasonable.โ€

Vancouver Island resident slapped with $345 fine for trying to keep baby deer

This is the second time this summer that an island resident has been fined for taking in wildlife

B.C. investing $36 million to create 123 new beds for youth with substance use...

175 people died of illicit drug overdose in B.C. in June

‘I was in shock’: Nanaimo woman wins $500K lottery prize

The first thing she plans to buy is a luxury "Supersonic" hair dryer!

Victoria fitness studio opens second location at Uptown, maintains capacity while distancing

With two studios, Annex Fitness has been able to space out their bikes and host safer sweat sessions for all!

This special summer camp helps young burn survivors get back to being kids

One water fight at a time โค๏ธ

Win a two-night stay plus breakfast at Sidney’s best kept secret (CONTEST)

Here's your key to the perfect staycation! ๐Ÿ—๏ธ

Victoria Wild ARC facility to house malnourished otter pup found separated from mom

She was found crying, alone at a beach ๐Ÿ˜ข

How to spot this spectacular comet from Vancouver Island this month (PHOTOS)

Comet Neowise will not orbit Earth again for about 7,000 years.

Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds launches campaign to support Victoria-based wildlife group

In just two days, the campaign has raised 77% of its goal amount

New primary care clinic led by nurse practitioners opening in Nanaimo this week

The facility will open gradually and have a full team of health care experts by September 15

7 ways workspace fitness can benefit your mental and physical well-being

Because working out at work is most definitely a thing!

This local fitness apparel company is giving away a full 3-piece workout ensemble (CONTEST)

New fitness gear = extra motivation to get back into the gym! ๐Ÿ’ช

Vancouver Island reports higher than normal number of “abandoned” fawns and bear sightings

TLDR: leave those baby deer alone and lock up your garbage

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.

8 new Foundry youth mental health centres coming to B.C. including two on Vancouver...

There are currently 11 Foundry centres in B.C. including one in Victoria

Trudeau announces plans to extend Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Details to be announced later this week

Province announces expansion of Sooke clinic with funding of $1M each year

The expansion will be completed by January 2021

Island Health is looking for Community Health Workers to join their team

Benefits packages and 3 weeks vacation? Sign us up! ๐Ÿ™‹
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