Monday, August 19, 2019

Life

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

14 photos and videos of this year’s adorable Pet-A-Palooza in Victoria (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Who wants to see videos of puppy races! 😍🐕

Island Health issues bacteria advisory for Elk Lake

Last week, Beaver Lake was closed due to a blue-green algae bloom

Pet-A-Palooza is coming to Victoria this weekend

FREE admission, wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, Victoria’s first ever ‘Mud Run with your dog’, and more!

Cannabis use in Canadians aged 65 and older has nearly doubled since legalization (REPORT)

Around 4.9 million Canadians have reported using cannabis between mid-May to mid-June, 2019.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Island Health extends medical warning for spike in overdoses in Victoria

Last week, a teenage girl from Langford passed away from an alleged overdose.

BC wants licensed cannabis suppliers to pitch edible product designs ahead of legalization

Cannabis edibles, beverages, and extracts will be legal in December 2019.

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary opens this Saturday

The first 50 customers to walk through the door will get free merch!

Island Health opens first dedicated injectable opioid site in downtown Victoria

It’s the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.

SPCA launches investigation after cat shot 5 times with pellet gun in Nanaimo

The cat’s left hind leg was broken in several places.

Victoria man films orca swimming through inner harbour Friday morning (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The killer whale briefly stalled all water traffic

Victoria experiences spike in overdoses according to Island Health

More than double the usual amount of overdoses occurred last week.

4 Vancouver Island breweries team up for a ‘killer’ collab

Whale, we know what we’re drinking this weekend 🍻

1 in 3 Canadian adults are not getting enough sleep (REPORT)

Here are Health Canada’s tips on improving your sleep

Arizona Iced Tea is creating its own brand of cannabis infused products for Canada

When’s the last time you cracked open a tall green can?
killer whales

3 more Southern Resident killer whales near Vancouver Island have died this year

The total population has dropped to just 73.

Vancouver Island hiker who scared cougar off with Metallica song chats with lead singer...

Random people have even been trying to bribe her for his phone number 🙄

BC calls on federal government to criminalize conversion therapy

“If you are gay, you do not need to be fixed. If you are trans, you are accepted here in B.C.”

A new MRI scanner set to open in Nanaimo will reduce wait times on...

There were over 11,264 scans made in Nanaimo last year.

Province shuts down unlicensed cannabis dispensary near Mayfair (UPDATED)

The closure occurred Wednesday morning.

Quadra Island man fends off grizzly bear with a knife along Sunshine Coast

After the attack, the man rode his bike to find medical treatment.

This Victoria skincare treatment will have your summer skin glowing (CONTEST)

Who wants to win some serious self-care? 🙋

Salmon shark near Vancouver Island spotted using log as “scratching post” (VIDEO)

"As far as I know, this footage doesn't exist elsewhere."

Two 9-week-old kittens stolen from Saanich cat clinic (UPDATED)

By two teenage girls, between 14 and 17 years old

NBC News features Victoria author’s Tweet in Forever 21 body-shaming fiasco

Atkins diet bars were added to some plus-sized customers’ orders

You can get your hands on real dinosaur fossils at Victoria’s new Dino Lab...

And you could win yourself a private guided tour! 🦖

BC SPCA is offering 50% off cat adoption prices starting this weekend

A paws-itively purr-fect deal to help clear shelters! 🐈

Vancouver Island woman captures close encounter with cougar (VIDEO)

“The dogs started barking… and I looked up and I saw the cougar right above me.”

Vancouver Island’s first ever state-of-the-art cancer screening facility to open in Victoria

1,900 Island residents had to travel to Vancouver for their scans last year.

There’s a dreamy new pop-up shop now open in the Bay Centre (CONTEST)

And you could win a gift pack full of their products! 😍

Construction has begun on new Duncan hospice centre

The centre will have private rooms, garden views, pull-out beds for family members, and more.

Province invests $6.3M into family respite program for children with special needs

Over 1,300 families are expected to benefit from the funding.

Victoria had the third highest number of suicides in BC in 2017 (REPORT)

Despite this, there has been a decrease in suicides across the province.

Feds announce $100M investment to research Indigenous health at UVic

It is the federal government’s largest single investment into Indigenous health ever.

Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September

Homeowners will need to give permission to track deer on their property.

21-year-old man dies after contracting rabies from bat on Vancouver Island

This is the second known case of rabies in BC in 16 years

This Vancouver Island business is giving away two FREE organic pillows (CONTEST)

Get a good night's sleep with Resthouse Sleep Solutions! 😴

Seal pup rescued by Vancouver Island salmon farmers released back into wild

Her name is Mo and she is adorable ❤️
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Overdose deaths in BC are down 30% compared to 2018

Health officials are “cautiously optimistic” about the future.

Province to fund nearly $100K in free menstrual products for vulnerable women

“Period poverty creates barriers and stigma, and leaves people isolated.”

Experience the ultimate indulgence at the Spa at Ocean Pointe Resort (CONTEST)

Fancy a spa day? You could win one here! 💆

Saanich Police issue warning after another cougar sighting this morning

It’s believed to be hunting pets and small animals.

Baby orca born near Tofino confirmed to be a girl

This is one gender reveal party we can get behind!

Win a 2-night summer getaway to Seattle with Clipper Vacations (CONTEST)

As if you need another reason to sail away! ⛴️

Vancouver Island breeder hands over 21 dogs found in unacceptable living conditions

Most of them have illnesses or infections, and require surgeries and intensive care

Adulting 101: 6 foolproof strategies to spend less and save more (CONTEST)

And you could win enrolment to a summer crash course on the subject! 💸

BC avalanche rescue super-dog visits Victoria to launch new IMAX documentary

A story about four-legged doggy Avengers around the world, narrated by Captain America! 😍

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