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Thursday, February 2, 2023


Canadian Blood Services is facing low blood inventory if more donors don’t step forward

Cancer patients, accident victims and people with blood disorders rely on donations.

Walk-in service at Island Health outpatient lab in Sidney to close temporarily

This won't impact people with appointments.

Over 60% of British Columbians feel they can’t keep up with the cost of...

And 3/4 Canadians say they're stressed about money. 😬

9 amazing places to paddle board in and around Victoria this summer

Just try not to fall off!

BC SPCA sees abrupt slowdown in adoptions following pandemic

They current have more than 1,500 animals in their care.

33% of pet owners in BC keep pets cool with AC despite costs: BC...

It can cost around $300 in electricity costs over the summer.

Cougar sighting at Thetis Lake prompts warning by West Shore RCMP

The cougar followed a woman and her dogs along the path.

Rare white raven on display at Vancouver Island wildlife recovery centre

He was found last year in grave condition.

Blue-green algae bloom at Wrigglesworth Lake prompts CRD advisory

The algae can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

11 beautiful Vancouver Island waterfalls you need to visit this summer

You probably should go chasing waterfalls.

5 awesome beaches in and around Victoria you need to check out

Sandy gems you might not know about.

Donations sought after dog found paralyzed on side of the road in Victoria

Funds will help pay for a set of wheels for the pup!

Here’s an interactive list of dog friendly businesses in Greater Victoria (MAP)

Organized by coffee shops, restaurants, retail and more! 🐾

Victoria’s heating up: How to spot when someone may be drowning (VIDEO)

Be safe if you're going out swimming this weekend! 🏊

Cougar caught strolling through downtown Comox (VIDEO)

“At first, I thought it was a dog.”

Victoria woman stresses pool safety after water intoxication claims life of beloved dog

Things turned fatal when the pup was playing in a kids’ pool.

BC SPCA offers 50% off cat adoption fees to combat shelter strain

Shelters are overwhelmed following large-scale cat intakes. 🐱

Meet Rigby: Victoria girl names RCMP puppy after winning annual contest

Paws to the rescue! 🐾

Plan the perfect playdate for your pooch with this all-new BC-based app

Make sure you're barking up the right tree! 🐶

Here’s a look at Vancouver Island’s first dementia village (PHOTOS)

Construction is now underway.

British Columbia has the lowest life satisfaction rate of any Canadian province

Time to move to Newfoundland? 🤔

Outpatient lab in Sidney temporarily closes for three weeks

It’s expected to reopen on July 4th.

Seasonal beach mat means this popular Victoria shore is accessible to all

Just in time for summer! ☀️

Pomeranian puppy ‘Nugget’ stolen from Langford reunited with owner

Spread the paws-itive news! 🐾

Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises over $430K for new medical equipment

VGH will get new equipment for spine and trauma-related surgeries.
Bear sighting

RCMP issue alert after “aggressive” black bear encounter at Langford park

Police say the bear charged at a hiker in the parking lot.

A free harm reduction event hoping to reduce stigma will be live-streamed this month

Featuring experts as well as people with lived experience.

A brand new community health centre opened its doors in Colwood today

With 17 full time health-care providers.

BC’s minimum wage will increase to $15.65 as of June 1st

Making it the highest minimum wage of any province

New-born fawn caught on cam in Greater Victoria backyard (VIDEO)

Fawning season is officially underway! 🦌

Over 7,000 young workers in British Columbia were injured on the job in 2021

With injuries most likely to occur in service-sector jobs.

Gender of youngest calf in Southern Resident orca family revealed (VIDEO)

Grab the pink confetti, Victoria! 🐋💗

Puppy owner pleads for help after truck, camper stolen from Langford with Pomeranian inside...

“Nugget is just a puppy. He is missed terribly.”

Blue-green algae bloom at Prior Lake prompts CRD advisory

Swimmers and pets are warned to keep out of the water!

Rare bee swarm sighting captured on cam at Saanich shopping mall (VIDEO)

The 14-second video has social media buzzing. 🐝

One third of BC residents say their mental health is worse or much worse...

How many people do you know that struggle with mental health? 💚
Bear sighting

Officials stress safety after ‘unusually aggressive’ black bear encounter on Vancouver Island

The BCCOS is working to track down the bear.

BC SPCA donates 500 pet microchips to Island-based animal clinic

To reunite lost pets with their guardians. 🥰

Here’s how you can get your cannabis products delivered in Greater Victoria

Covering Langford, Colwood, View Royal and Esquimalt!

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 ❤️