Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Life

Get your health in check at this futuristic wellness practice in Victoria

Because who doesn't want to remove stress and increase energy? 🧘

Canada has officially outlawed the import and export of shark fins

Canada has been the largest importer of shark fins outside of Asia
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

Here’s how you can combat boredom and exercise your brain for FREE

Games like crosswords and Sudoku keep your mind sharp!

Here’s how to spot when someone might be drowning

Be safe if you're going out swimming this weekend!
Diner en Blanc - Mayfair

7 fashion-forward tips on how to style your Dîner en Blanc ensemble this year...

And you could win a $100 gift card towards your outfit!

Canada has officially banned keeping whales and dolphins in captivity

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago

Kitten abandoned in Victoria garbage can has tested positive for methamphetamine

She's been named Lily and is doing a lot better now 😻
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC’s overdose crisis could have been twice as deadly without provincial harm reduction plan...

Overdoses remain the leading cause of preventable deaths in BC

Health experts say BC police have become ‘de facto’ part of mental health system...

They want to incorporate police into provincial mental health and addiction strategies.

Animal Control recovers kitten abandoned in garbage can at Hillside Shopping Centre

She will be spending the night at the vet due to major health concerns

Here’s the history behind the rare Flag of Vancouver Island

One flag is currently raised in Bastion Square.

Trudeau announces $1.4 billion annual Canadian investment into women’s health worldwide

The money will support women’s health in Canada and abroad.

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.

Less than half of Vancouver Islanders are prepared in the face of an emergency

C'mon Victoria, time to get your kit together! 😉
Baby Goat Cuddle

Goat Yoga returns to Victoria Lavender Farm for the summer (PHOTOS)

You can also sign up for baby goat cuddling sessions! 😭😍

Remains of fallen WWI soldier identified as 18-year-old from Esquimalt

Pte. George Alfred Newburn enlisted when he was just 16-years-old
BC Legislature

Diabetes and arthritis patients in BC will soon have access to cheaper treatment options

"Biosimilar" drugs cost up to 50% less than their original counterparts

BC SPCA is offering 50% off cat adoption prices this month (PHOTOS)

Ready to bring home your new furry friend? 🐾

Rare sighting of a grizzly bear on Vancouver Island captured on camera (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Grizzlies are not native to Vancouver Island but can swim here from nearby islands

Canada needs better cannabis waste guidelines to prevent Greenhouse Gas emissions (OPINION)

Unclear guidelines have forced processing facilities to turn to make-shift methods

Saanich nature sanctuary searching for missing swarm of bees

The queen is on the loose! 👸🐝

5 ways you can live your best life in View Royal

Living in a lakeside condo is one of them!
Horse-drawn carriage

Victoria councillor suggests replacing horse-drawn carriages with “e-carriages” by 2023

"If we are serious about animal welfare, these animals need to be in rural areas on farms"

This barred owl was spotted taking a bath at Butchart Gardens (VIDEO)

Splish splash, he was taking a bath! 🦉💦

Nearly 50% of Canadian parents concerned that paying their child’s student debt will delay...

Roughly 1 third of post-secondary students graduate with over $10,000 in debt.

Federal government increases protections for BC’s remaining killer whales

Only 75 Southern Resident Killer Whales remain off our coast.

BC’s newest breast milk collection depot opens on Vancouver Island

Donations are sent to the provincial milk bank for distribution.

Canadian Paediatric Society wants free birth control for youth under 25

Roughly 50,000 unplanned pregnancies occur among people under 25-years-old

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

New measles case on southern Vancouver Island prompts immunization reminder

There is very low risk of transmission of the infection from this case

The Victoria Pet Expo is happening THIS WEEKEND May 4th and May 5th at...

And it's not too late to grab tickets! 🎟

Vancouver Island farm offers $1,200 reward for return of newborn baby goat

He has been without his mom for over 3 days now 💔

Victoria Pet Expo is holding Dachshund Dash dog races THIS weekend (CONTEST)

And you could win yourself a pair of tickets, plus pet food for a year! 🐾

This 12-day-old baby goat has gone missing from a Vancouver Island farm

And his mother is heartbroken 💔😭

The Victoria Pet Expo is returning next weekend

Time to celebrate all of our furry, feathered and scaly friends!

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