Sunday, September 15, 2019


Life

Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September

Homeowners will need to give permission to track deer on their property.

21-year-old man dies after contracting rabies from bat on Vancouver Island

This is the second known case of rabies in BC in 16 years

This Vancouver Island business is giving away two FREE organic pillows (CONTEST)

Get a good night's sleep with Resthouse Sleep Solutions! 😴

Seal pup rescued by Vancouver Island salmon farmers released back into wild

Her name is Mo and she is adorable ❤️
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Overdose deaths in BC are down 30% compared to 2018

Health officials are “cautiously optimistic” about the future.

Province to fund nearly $100K in free menstrual products for vulnerable women

“Period poverty creates barriers and stigma, and leaves people isolated.”

Experience the ultimate indulgence at the Spa at Ocean Pointe Resort (CONTEST)

Fancy a spa day? You could win one here! 💆

Saanich Police issue warning after another cougar sighting this morning

It’s believed to be hunting pets and small animals.

Baby orca born near Tofino confirmed to be a girl

This is one gender reveal party we can get behind!

Win a 2-night summer getaway to Seattle with Clipper Vacations (CONTEST)

As if you need another reason to sail away! ⛴️

Vancouver Island breeder hands over 21 dogs found in unacceptable living conditions

Most of them have illnesses or infections, and require surgeries and intensive care

Adulting 101: 6 foolproof strategies to spend less and save more (CONTEST)

And you could win enrolment to a summer crash course on the subject! 💸

BC avalanche rescue super-dog visits Victoria to launch new IMAX documentary

A story about four-legged doggy Avengers around the world, narrated by Captain America! 😍

Island Health offers advice on safer drug use ahead of festival season this summer

Know the signs of an overdose and what to do if you see one occurring.

Saanich dog miraculously survives three nights on isolated island

The spooked dog swam through treacherous waters and became stranded.

Over 50 adoptable pets were rescued bythe Victoria Humane Society last week

“It seems like every day people are phoning in and saying ‘can you take this’...”

Youth vaping increased by a shocking 74% in Canada last year (REPORT)

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for the government to increase regulations.

Baby bunnies and stranded turtle rescued in Saanich

It doesn't get cuter than this 😍

New federal bill completely bans bestiality and animal fighting across Canada

Animal sexual abusers will now be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry.

Get your health in check at this futuristic wellness practice in Victoria

Because who doesn't want to remove stress and increase energy? 🧘

Canada has officially outlawed the import and export of shark fins

Canada has been the largest importer of shark fins outside of Asia
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

Here’s how you can combat boredom and exercise your brain for FREE

Games like crosswords and Sudoku keep your mind sharp!

Here’s how to spot when someone might be drowning

Be safe if you're going out swimming this weekend!
Diner en Blanc - Mayfair

7 fashion-forward tips on how to style your Dîner en Blanc ensemble this year...

And you could win a $100 gift card towards your outfit!

Canada has officially banned keeping whales and dolphins in captivity

The bill was first introduced 4 years ago

Kitten abandoned in Victoria garbage can has tested positive for methamphetamine

She's been named Lily and is doing a lot better now 😻
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC’s overdose crisis could have been twice as deadly without provincial harm reduction plan...

Overdoses remain the leading cause of preventable deaths in BC

Health experts say BC police have become ‘de facto’ part of mental health system...

They want to incorporate police into provincial mental health and addiction strategies.

Animal Control recovers kitten abandoned in garbage can at Hillside Shopping Centre

She will be spending the night at the vet due to major health concerns

Here’s the history behind the rare Flag of Vancouver Island

One flag is currently raised in Bastion Square.

Trudeau announces $1.4 billion annual Canadian investment into women’s health worldwide

The money will support women’s health in Canada and abroad.

Victoria’s 23rd annual Gutsy Walk to support Crohn’s disease research is happening this Sunday

Every hour, one new Canadian is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

This Victoria family hopes to film documentary about 6-year-old daughter’s extremely rare disease

Fewer than 200 people in the world have this illness that has no cure.

Less than half of Vancouver Islanders are prepared in the face of an emergency

C'mon Victoria, time to get your kit together! 😉
Baby Goat Cuddle

Goat Yoga returns to Victoria Lavender Farm for the summer (PHOTOS)

You can also sign up for baby goat cuddling sessions! 😭😍

Remains of fallen WWI soldier identified as 18-year-old from Esquimalt

Pte. George Alfred Newburn enlisted when he was just 16-years-old
BC Legislature

Diabetes and arthritis patients in BC will soon have access to cheaper treatment options

"Biosimilar" drugs cost up to 50% less than their original counterparts

BC SPCA is offering 50% off cat adoption prices this month (PHOTOS)

Ready to bring home your new furry friend? 🐾

Rare sighting of a grizzly bear on Vancouver Island captured on camera (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Grizzlies are not native to Vancouver Island but can swim here from nearby islands

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