Friday, August 14, 2020


Life

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 ❀️

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

Here's your key to the perfect staycation! πŸ—οΈ

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

She was found crying, alone at a beach 😒

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! πŸ’ͺ

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! πŸ™‹

RCMP issue warning after several sightings of a cougar in View Royal

Wildlife encounters have been on the rise over the past couple weeks.

Another bear spotted in Saanich on Wednesday morning

There have been four bear sightings in Greater Victoria over the past 24 hours

Bears spotted in Saanich and View Royal overnight

One of them was spotted eating from a bird feeder

“It’s the worst part of the job”: Bear euthanized in Langford after eating garbage

Conservation officers are urging the public to lock up their trash as bear activity ramps up in the region
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Saanich early Tuesday morning

The large bear was last seen on Carey Road

Downtown Victoria gyms roll out slow reopening schedules with beefed up safety measures

These two businesses are holding off on reopening until over a week after they've been given the green light

This chic Mayfair pop-up has reopened just in time to complete your summer wardrobe

Who's in need of a little retail therapy? πŸ™‹

Gyms and fitness studios on Vancouver Island will be allowed to reopen May 19

The order to close these facilities was originally expected to expire at the end of the month

This professional dog trainer in Victoria is offering online puppy training sessions amid pandemic

Have an adorable little monster on your hands? 🐾

Behind the scenes of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s daily COVID-19 briefings for B.C. (PHOTOS)

The voice we've all grown to know and trust during this pandemic

Ducklings rescued trying to cross busy Malahat highway after mother duck flew away scared

And the BC SPCA needs your help to take care of them πŸ₯

Black bear spotted rummaging through trash at Saanich residence

Authorities advise residents to secure their garbage, as hibernation season comes to an end

B.C. extends temporary layoff period to 16 weeks amid COVID-19

Originally anyone laid off for longer than 13 weeks would have to be permanently let go

Applications for $1,000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers are now open

A whopping 16,389 people applied within the first 45 minutes of the website launch

B.C. will make funding available for animal care facilities needing assistance during pandemic

Many facilities have noted a dramatic decline in donations and volunteers

Saanich approves reduced property tax rate increase of 2.4 per cent

Victoria, Sidney, and Colwood have eliminated the annual tax hike altogether

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured

420 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, April 20th

Like visit your favourite dispensary!

How to socialize your puppy while social distancing during a pandemic

This professional trainer says your pups don't actually need to meet tons of people to be properly socialized!

Dr. Bonnie Henry is getting a shoe designed in her honour by John Fluevog...

100% of the pre-sale proceeds will go towards Food Banks BC.

Victoria’s Tally-Ho Carriage Tours launches GoFundMe campaign to help sustain horses

The company says they anticipate having no income for 12 months

Canada’s largest credit union cuts credit card interest to 0% for people facing financial...

Members affected by COVID-19 can defer payments for up to six months

Canada’s big banks cutting credit card interest rates due to COVID-19

Along with increasing tap pay limits for customers.
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