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Monday, November 29, 2021


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11 photos of the Beach Drive ‘Tulip House’ that will make you want to...

There are 8700 tulips to be exact!

CRD Plans to “Leash” professional dog-walkers in off-leash parks

For now, it is business as usual.

Release some stress and sweat with a goat yoga class at this North Saanich...

Yoga has become a popular pastime, but not many yoga classes also feature baby goats.

8 great places to study at UVic this exam season

It's that time of year again!

Victoria’s newest childcare with a unique and inspirational approach to learning (CONTEST)

A new daycare centre with a unique approach.

Local farm looking for baby goat cuddlers

Sign me up!

No Baby Unhugged: Victoria General Hospital Launches Baby Hugging Program!

Volunteers will cuddle, rock and sing to babies for hours, if needed

OPINION: Clash of ideas at UVic. Is it ever okay to restrict free speech?

Earlier this month, protests broke out at the University of Victoria over the screening of a TED Talk and Skype Q&A session led by...

North Saanich couple lose over $20,000 to email “Phishing” Scam

A North Saanich couple recently contacted Sidney North Saanich RCMP to report that they were out a significant amount of money as a result...

Bucket of tennis balls left for other dogs to play with at Willows Beach...

It was Family Day in BC on Monday, so many people were off for the day and were able to spend time outdoors in...

A community of Victoria moms rally for child in need of breast milk

A community of Victoria mums has come together to donate breast milk for 6-month-old Hanna, whose is severely allergic to anything other than breast milk. Hanna's mum who lives...

Victoria once again crowned Canada’s Most Romantic City

For the fifth year in a row, Victoria has been named Canada's Most Romantic City according to Amazon.ca. Six of the top twenty cities are located...
Maternity Leave

Baby’s First Peek-A-Boo! 3D/4D Ultrasound Imaging in the Comfort of Your Own Home...

No parent can forget the first time they laid eyes on their sweet baby.  Those tiny little hands, cute button nose, itty bitty feet...
Canadian apology

New York Times ranked Canada the #1 place to go in 2017

In case you missed it: New York Times has named Canada the #1 place to visit in 2017. The scope of the recommendation to visit...

District of Saanich offers free classes this week at all four recreation centres

It’s January, and that means time for New Year’s resolutions. If "getting in shape" was one of your resolutions, chances are you've already located your...

Most popular baby names for British Columbia

For the first time, Oliver is the top name for boys born in B.C., according to the Vital Statistics Agency. For the past five years,...

Local company develops application to make navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier

Victoria-based and leading Canadian software provider Redbrick released a new desktop application that makes navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier and more efficient. The application is...

Local historian releases book on history of saloons and bars of Victoria between 1851-1917

Get the perfect Christmas gift for the avid reader you know with Glen Mofford’s first book, Aqua Vitae. Mofford’s book delves into the shocking history...

Island Health seeking those who became sick after attending the Oyster Festival

If you participated in the Clayoquot Oyster Festival in Tofino last weekend and now have gastrointestinal illness, Island Health is asking that you contact...

Victoria police warn about counterfeit U.S. currency

Fraud investigators with VicPD are warning about an increase in reports of counterfeit U.S. currency. Since November 1, Victoria police have responded to 24 reports...

Convoy of kitties travelling halfway across Canada in search of forever homes

Over 50 cats and kittens left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan early Wednesday morning to embark on a journey of nine-lifetimes. Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders (GVAC...

Got that sinking feeling? Avoid it with these 5 tips

You know that feeling?  The one where you walk away from an interaction and your gut starts churning.  Part of you just knows that...

When can a landlord enter your home? [VIDEO]

The Residential Tenancy Branch have just released a new video explaining the rules for landlord’s access to rental units in British Columbia. If you’ve ever...
seniors

“Longevity Effect” one of the biggest risks to financial security

According to reports from market researcher Ipsos and the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadians aren’t saving enough, they’re spending too much and living much longer...

Victoria youth hardly “carefree” struggling to find balance new study finds

Millennials are often derided, criticized for their lifestyles, lack of responsibility and too much time spent on mobile devices. Yet, a 10-year study by...

First of its kind: BC launches online adoption process

Adopt BC Kids is the first website of its kind in Canada, capturing all the foster children available for adoption and prospective families in...

Looking for a fitness partner? There’s an app for that!

Want to make new friends, maybe meet a single, but also get fit and healthy? There's an app for that! With an interface similar to the...

Parents have the will but lack the skill to teach their kids about money,...

November is officially Financial Literacy Month in Canada—and the importance of raising our children to be financially savvy can’t be understated. To that end, Island...

15 Sneak Peek Photos of Whole Foods Market at Uptown

Whole Foods Market is opening the doors to its new Uptown store on Wednesday, November 2! We stopped by today for a sneak peek and to...

Free Refurbished Hearing Aids and Services to Low Income Residents

Sound of Change is a new initiative, with the goal of providing free hearing assessments, treatment services and free refurbished hearing aids to low-income seniors and...
flu shot

This year’s flu stronger – flu shots available by early November

Each year, about 3,500 Canadians die from influenza and its complications across Canada. In 2015, around 35% of adults got the flu shot. The B.C. Centre for...

Vancouver Island woman charged in brutal attack that killed grandmother’s Chihuahua

A Vancouver Island woman has been criminally charged after allegedly beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so severely it had to be euthanized, according to...

A song of praise for Mt. Tolmie Hospital care team

"This is a profession that must be one of the highest on the planet… You experience humanity at one of its deepest levels.” That’s just...

6 places to get the perfect pumpkin in and around Victoria

No two pumpkins are the same!
Yoga Victoria

7 steps to take for a happier you right NOW

We all know the feeling, drag yourself up in the morning, after hitting the snooze button a few times, stare at your acquaintance's Best...

Crows or Candy: Halloween themed rooms to try this October!

This October, Inn at Laurel Point have created two unique Halloween-inspired packages - the Birds Suite Package or the Treat Suite Package, where you can enjoy...

Cost of payday loans to drop under new regulations

The borrowing rates of payday loans will be lowered under new regulations announced today. As of Jan. 1, 2017, the maximum allowable charge for a...

Exciting changes coming to Bear Mountain

All eyes are on Bear Mountain this week with the PGA Tour Champions! The tournament is being broadcast internationally on the Golf Channel to...

Nanaimo SPCA warning of fake raffle tickets being sold

The Nanaimo and District SPCA issued a warning to be on the lookout for fake raffle tickets being sold door-to-door by a "scruffy" young...

Canada’s household debt is now bigger than its GDP, for the first time

OTTAWA - The appetite of Canadians for debt continues to grow to record levels. The ratio of household credit market debt to disposable income...
living wage

BC’s minimum wage increases today by 40 cents

Anyone earning minimum wage in B.C. will receive a small boost on their next pay check. The hourly rate is rising from $10.45 per hour...

The power to change the way you think and change your life.

You know that your brain controls your body, but did you know that your body also controls your brain? The activity in your brain...

This is why dogs shouldn’t sit in the driver’s lap, Nanaimo RCMP say

Police are reminding motorist that pets should never be allowed to sit on the driver’s laps; this following an accident in Nanaimo that left...

Preparing your dog before your first baby arrives (VIDEO)

For some dogs, transitioning into life with a new baby is effortless. For others? Not so much. So I'm sharing with you some of...

E-cigarettes now banned from public spaces in BC

Beginning today, e-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco in B.C. New regulations mean vaping in no longer permitted in workplaces, or public spaces...

Dog stolen from outside a Nanaimo store found wandering Parksville

Molly the puppy who was stolen at the Port Place Shopping Centre in Nanaimo is back home after being found wandering in Parksville. The dog,...
Budget

Volunteer at Nanaimo Thrift shop turns in large sum of money to RCMP

Someone is likely missing their money after it was found by a volunteer working at a thrift shop in Nanaimo. A volunteer at the Hospice Thrift...

Nursing moms in Victoria can now donate their milk to help babies in need

Nursing mothers in the Greater Victoria area will now be able to donate their milk to benefit other babies in need, here and across...