Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Life

Aggressive deer in Victoria pose possible threat to dog walkers

PSA: Be weary of our hooved neighbours - not all are friendly

Leashed dog injured during allegedly unprovoked dog attack in Metchosin

The dog was left with small puncture wounds on her neck and leg

Three invasive Asian giant hornets have been found on Vancouver Island

This is the first time the species has ever been found here
Royal Jubilee Hospital

40% of British Columbians identify long wait times as the biggest problem in health...

Other issues include shortage of doctors and nurses, and inadequate resources and facilities

Oak Bay firefighters free deer stuck in metal fence early Tuesday morning

And it walked away without any injuries!

SPCA seeks donations for Nanaimo cat who requires $6K surgery

“Fizz is a social butterfly who loves to snuggle with people and other cats."

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

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.

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