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Sunday, January 29, 2023


Life

This adorable grumpy-faced pooch is up for adoption in Victoria

And Joey is extremely affectionate! !! 🐕

Here’s how the latest Bank of Canada interest hike will affect Victorians

We asked an economist to explain it simply.

BC’s two largest electronic music festivals did drug-checking; here’s what they found

Out of 3,868 samples only five tested positive for Fentanyl.

Victoria could see a 9% property tax increase to combat inflation

The police budget has also increased by nearly 9%.

BC dubbed the most frisky province in Canada

Lovehoney is exposing Canadians ♨️👀

Here’s why Sooke was named one of Canada’s best fishing destinations

The few places in Canada you can fish any time of the year! 🎣

Canadians should be drinking less than 7 alcoholic beverages per week according to recent...

Maybe ‘Dry January’ isn’t such a bad idea after all.

BC could feel the hardest impact of impending recession

It’s expected to last upwards of 12 to 18 months

‘It’s a waterpark for adults’: Floating sauna barge approved for Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

It will feature two-levels of hot tubs, saunas, cold pools and more! 🧖

Record-breaking numbers of whales were spotted off Victoria’s coast in 2022

They were spotted 1,221 times!
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BC poll finds 40% of residents are struggling to keep up with the cost...

71% are struggling to save for retirement.

12 epic events coming to Vancouver Island in 2023 you can’t miss

Get ready for festival season! 🤩

BC offering incentives to internationally educated nurses to work in province

More than $3,700 in fees will be free.

Influx of respiratory illnesses forces RJH and VGH to reopen emergency operation centres

Hospitalizations typically increase during the month of January.

7 ways Victorians can cut costs and save money heading into the new year

“Get off your a** and make your own meals.” 💸

Here’s why so many Victorians fail to stick with their New Year’s resolutions

68.6% of Canadians were unable to keep them 😳

Vancouver Islanders won over $110 million in lottery prizes in 2022

17.6 million winning tickets were sold on the island.

Inspired by passion: Victoria woman empowering young women through martial arts

“90% of women have a freeze response.”

10 places to polar bear swim in Greater Victoria to start the new year...

Seize the day with a cold water plunge 🏊‍♀️🥶

11 Boxing Day sales in Victoria that will save you money and satisfy your...

Swipe into the new year with these sales! 💳

The art of doing nothing: A new style of tourism is coming to the...

Rest, relax and repeat 🧘🏻‍♀️

Naughty or Nice: Here’s how you can see where you land on Santa’s list...

Did you make the nice list? 🎅

Here’s how Victorians can avoid the impostor phenomenon impacting most Canadians

It impacts nearly 70% of North Americans.

17 festive things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 10th and...

And our Christmas Lights Map is ready! 🎄

Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks out on influenza-related deaths in BC children

Six have died of influenza-related causes this flu season.

Oh, balls: CRD warns decorated trees in parks could be harmful to wildlife

The deer may think they’re low hanging fruit.

Sticker shock: Vancouver Islanders should brace for a spike in grocery costs in 2023

Our wallets are about to get a little lighter. 😢

Victoria charity event raises $215,000 to purchase a new health monitor system

Funds will be used to replace a 17-year-old bedside monitors

Growth of Victoria’s only outdoor consignment store prompts move to larger space

Grove Outdoors wants to make the outdoors more accessible.

BC urges families to vaccinate children against influenza amid pressure on health-care system

A surge in flu cases is impacting hospitals.

Merry thrift-mas: Here’s a list of thrift stores in around Victoria for your holiday...

Hey Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping? 🎵🛍

Award-winning magician hosting three intimate shows in downtown Victoria

Live at ecologyst starts on Friday.

This time capsule will take you on a Vancouver Island trip from Victoria...

Recognize any of these places?

German hiker to finish epic five-year journey on Trans-Canada Trail in Victoria this Saturday

She’ll be finishing at Clover Point.

Mark your calendar: BC Parks campsites opening 2023 reservations soon

You can now book your site 4 months in advance! 🏕️

The heartwarming story behind Victoria’s own ‘Dumpling Drop’

Family run and locally owned

There’s a new private personal training studio now open in downtown Victoria (CONTEST)

And we're giving away 3 FREE personal training sessions! 🏋️

7 must-try sandwich shops in Victoria to celebrate National Sandwich Day

We don’t f&^# with soggy loaves! 🍞

Victoria and Nanaimo top the list of least religious cities in Canada

60% of Victoria is ‘non-religious’

BC government hires 54 newly graduated doctors to provide full-service primary care

And another 60 could be hired soon.

A new urgent care centre is now open at Gorge Road Hospital

Marking the sixth urgent care centre in Greater Victoria.

Here’s how you can get your pet on a beer label and support BC...

The real hard part is getting your camera shy pup to sit still for a portrait.

7 spots in Victoria to get new boots that’ll complete your fall wardrobe

It’s boot season! 🥾