Thursday, January 23, 2020


Life

The 29th annual Victoria Health Show returns to Pearkes Arena this weekend (CONTEST)

And you could WIN a Charge Fitness package worth $380! 🌿

Couple in long-distance relationship gets engaged on BC Ferries (VIDEO)

They took the ferry to see each other almost every weekend for two years 💕

Langford veterinary hospital hosting dog blood donation clinic this weekend

Need some four-legged heroes to raise their paws! 🐾❤️
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Salamander sighting stirs interest on Saanich Peninsula

Don’t be alarmed if you see this amphibian scuttling around your garden!

Here’s how you can win a $200 Mayfair Shopping Centre gift card (CONTEST)

In need of a new wardrobe for the New Year? 🤔

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce decision to step back from Royal family

And it doesn't sound like they discussed it with the fam first... 😬

Nearly 400 rainbow trout died at Vancouver Island University facility last month

Due to a series of human and mechanical errors

Victoria cannabis stores will start selling edibles by late December

The BC government has now made the new products available to retailers and customers online.

Island Health to oversee Victoria senior care facility after operator fails to meet standards

A report cited concerns about insufficient staffing and lack of cleanliness

Fish farm worker saves bald eagle from octopus in northern Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

“One hundred percent of reactions have just been, ‘Holy cow!’” 🐙
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Island Health adds 15 new beds to Royal Jubilee Hospital end-of-life care units

Expected to begin service by spring 2020

Victoria hockey tournament derailed after possible norovirus outbreak

Six players from Victoria contracted the illness within 24 hours

Four B.C. residents affected by salmonella outbreak linked to snakes and rodents

There are 92 confirmed cases in six provinces across Canada

Oak Bay Police destroy nearly 70 guns that were handed over to department

Except for what appears to be two duelling guns from the 1800s

Saanich Police becomes first detachment in BC to receive mental health supports

Through a new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Victoria family plans to host research event after 6-year-old girl dies from extremely rare...

Lexi Townsin would have turned 7-years-old next week

Over 200 Canadians died in 2018 while waiting for an organ transplant (REPORT)

“Supply is not meeting demand,” says the Canadian Institute for Health Information

Over 20,000 potential drug overdose calls recorded in BC during first 10 months of...

Drug overdose deaths are on the decline but the risks remain high, says BC Coroners Service

John Lennon’s Rolls Royce will be undergoing maintenance at Camosun College this afternoon

The legendary vehicle is currently owned by the Royal BC Museum

Victoria students call for dismissal of Alberta professor who called Ukrainian genocide a “myth”

Dougal MacDonald's message has sparked backlash from various groups across Canada

UVic students to host commemoration on 86th anniversary of Ukrainian genocide

BC is the last province to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide perpetrated by the Stalin

Downtown Victoria’s newest fitness studio sells out classes within hours of opening

They've got spin, barre, strength...and free coffee in the morning 🏋🏻‍♀️☕️

Victoria’s first urgent and primary health care centre to open in March 2020

To provide more same-day appointments and access to ongoing primary care

BC Legislature building will light up in purple for pancreatic cancer awareness

Everyday over 1,257 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and an estimated 1,184 of them will die.

Victoria cannabis dispensary shut down after police raid

Supporters and employees are marching to the legislature to protest the closure

BC announces new regulations for vape products to curb youth vaping rates

They also intend to raise the PST on vape products from 7% to 20%

This Langford pilates studio is offering classes by donation to local dog rescue society

And yes, there will be dogs to cuddle (and adopt)! 🐾

Cougar killed in Comox Valley after it was observed hunting domestic house cats

It was also seen lingering close to where children wait for their school bus

3-month-old puppy undergoes surgery in Victoria after getting hit by a car

She had four broken bones and skin abrasions caused by road rash.

BC SPCA is offering 50% off all pet adoptions next weekend

Do you have room in your home for a new family member? 🐾

Here’s how to score a FREE gift card to Winners at the Bay Centre...

The coffee and smiles will be free, too! 😁

Here are 5 things to love about fall in Victoria

There’s no shortage of natural beauty!

Grey-white orca calf spotted near Sooke on Wednesday (PHOTOS)

One-year-old Tl'uk was travelling with his family 😍

Probable case of whooping cough detected at Esquimalt elementary school: Island Health

Parents and guardians have been advised to watch for symptoms

Greater Victoria organizations receive over $113K grants to improve oral and mental health care

Through the Victoria Foundation and Green Shield Canada

First case of probable vaping-related illness found in B.C.

And more are expected to come to light as investigations continue

Island Health will be providing temporary staff to Victoria and Nanaimo care facilities

At Selkirk Place in Victoria and Nanaimo Seniors Village

New state-of-the-art MRI machine officially open for use at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

It was installed in August and is now ready for patients

Video captures 4 dogs attacking a deer at Bear Mountain golf course (VIDEO)

The deer had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Animal control rescue anxious dog stuck on the roof of an Esquimalt home

Pepper broke through the screen of an open second-floor window and onto the roof of the house

Cineplex has $2.99 movies every Saturday in Langford until December 2019

With family friendly features like Paw Patrol, Shrek, and Polar Express!

Endangered tropical sea turtle rescued by members of the public on Vancouver Island

'Berni' was found suffering from hypothermia near Port Alberni

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