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Victorians ready to rally at BC Legislature Thursday as doctor shortage looms

"Everyone deserves a family doctor."

Real-life Ruby from Netflix movie filmed in Victoria passes away

Rest in peace, Ruby ❤️

Avian flu forces closure of Vancouver Island wildlife rescue centre’s public facilities

They're pleading with the public for donations.

Vancouver Island emergency room closes again due to staff shortage

Island Health says it’s actively looking to fill nursing vacancies.

Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair returns this weekend after pandemic hiatus

Featuring toys, action figures, collectables, and more! 

Avian influenza virus outbreak detected on Vancouver Island

Officials confirmed the outbreak on Wednesday.

Popular pop-up dog parks return to Saanich this summer

Who let the dogs out?! 🐶

Reward increased to $8,500 to help catch who killed two cougar kittens near Duncan 

The paws and heads of both kittens were removed.

This stunning Sooke property could be yours with Hometown Heroes Lottery (VIDEO)

And it comes with a brand new hybrid BMW and $1.35 million cash!

There are two carnivals happening in and around Victoria this month

In Esquimalt and Langford! 🎡

Two baby cougars were found killed and mutilated in Cowichan Valley last week

Warning: this story contains graphic details.

Shawnigan Lake ranch seeks donations to help raise rare hairless goat

The mom of newborn “Precious” abandoned her at birth. 💔

Here’s the story behind the goats on the roof of Coomb’s Old Country Market

It all started over a glass of wine 🍷🐐

Beach-goers asked to keep away from moulting seal at Victoria’s Gonzales Beach

“Please use caution, keep dogs away and give the seal space.”

Island Health purchases two private clinics to help increase surgeries and endoscopies

The transition will take several months to complete.

‘Significant milestone’: Health Canada lifting restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex...

Donors will now be screened for high-risk sexual behaviours, regardless of gender or sexuality.

Sea lion suffering from gunshot wounds succumbs to injuries at BC rescue centre

The incident happened last month.

Victorians prepare to rally amid region’s doctor shortage

“Everyone deserves a family doctor”

Metchosin wildlife centre seeks donations after 3 baby squirrels suffer broken legs 

It’ll cost over $1,700 to fully rehabilitate them.

‘Not entirely shocked’: Victoria’s walk-in clinic wait times longest in Canada (REPORT)

The average wait time last year was 161 minutes.

‘So amazing’: Orcas captured on cam at Vancouver Island marina (VIDEO)

“My heart was racing with excitement and respect for these amazing beings.” ❤️

Victoria-based driftwood artist launches new exhibit to support vulnerable animals

Calling all animal lovers! 🐾

This centuries-old building in downtown Victoria is now a massive event space (PHOTOS)

And you can rent it for your own events, including weddings! 

There’s a massive new multi-sport facility coming to Central Saanich

Offering 17,000 sq. ft of enclosed space!

Victoria man wants to build world’s largest Ukraine flag out of flowers

Featuring 100,000 blue and yellow flowering plants. 🌼

There’s a new Galloping Goose trail overpass coming to Colwood

Making the trail-going experience easier for pedestrians and cyclists alike. 

Province invests $3.46 million to help combat doctor shortage in Greater Victoria 

And keep walk-in clinic doors open.

Numerous Kinder brand chocolates face recall due to Salmonella risk

Bad news for the Easter Bunny 🐰🍫

BC hopes influx of new residents will help combat labour shortage

Over 100,000 people moved to BC in 2021—breaking a 60-year-old record.

Another cougar attack near Victoria has locals on edge

The latest incident happened Monday morning.

Saanich man hopes expansive wax figure collection will find a new home

Hundreds of heads from Victoria’s former wax museum are packed away in his basement.

Club stench: Viral online rant claims Victoria club-goers aren’t up to snuff with personal...

"You smell gross; do something about it." 🤢

Here’s why you might have spotted 55 dogs on a log in Nanaimo last...

That’s a lot of paws for a good cause. 🐾

Wolf sighting near Royal Roads University on Friday prompts warning

Dogs should be kept on a leash when walking campus trails.

Here’s how many people moved to the capital region between 2014 and 2021

Now that’s a lot of moving boxes! 📦

BC Conservation Officers investigate trio of cougar attacks near Victoria

One dog was killed in the latest incident.

Colwood ranks fifth for best work-from-home cities in Canada

What city do you think came in first? 🤔

Therapy dogs return to Camosun College to help relieve student stress

The visits were 'paws-ed' when the pandemic began two years ago. 🐾

Survey finds one-third of BC healthcare workers are ready to call it quits

They're exhausted and at a breaking point, according to a hospital union.

Small dog from Victoria loses eye after cougar attack

14-pound Oakey is currently on the mend at home.