Thursday, July 29, 2021


Life

Win a $100 gift card to Hillside Centre and kick off 2021 in style...

It's winter clearance time!

6 surefire ways to survive and thrive in 2021

You made it through 2020, now what? 🤔

20 photos that perfectly sum up the year 2020 in Victoria (PHOTOS)

Protests, wildfire smoke, and a pandemic; this year was a pretty wild ride.

Victoria COVID-19 patient gives back to local hospital that saved his life

"My doctors tell me I’m lucky to be alive. I know I’m lucky for them."

Victoria hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19; here’s how you can help

Expanding critical care capacity is top priority for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

Island Health launches survey seeking input about Hospital at Home program

The results will inform plans for a broader province-wide roll out of the program.

Over 50% of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated during COVID-19

And 1 in 4 people living on Vancouver Island struggle with mental health issues

Henry the octopus to be released from Sidney aquarium

Henry first came to the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in June.

This Langford aromatherapy company is giving away a free diffuser and holiday oil blend...

Because everyone wants their house to smell like Christmas! 🎄

40% of Canadians report mental health impacts of COVID-19 second wave (SURVEY)

71% said they were worried about themselves and their loved ones.

The Millionaire Lottery is giving away a $40,000 Christmas Bonus

You have until December 4th to enter!

Petition to ban hunting near Cowichan River Estuary after swan shooting gets 22K signatures

"The community shudders every time the blasts are heard."
Safe Injection kit overdose prevention

162 people died of toxic drug overdose last month in BC, death toll at...

More than five people overdosed to death every day last month.

The Millionaire Lottery’s 50/50 jackpot has topped a massive $1.5 million

And YOU could take home half of that! 😲
Jody Wells Common Pochard Duck

Brentwood Bay local spots rare duck at Summit Park in historic sighting 

"I just had a moment of 'oh my, is that really what I see on the back of my camera?'"
VHF Donation Seaspan

Vancouver Island critical care unit one step closer to reality with large donation

The $7 million campaign is now past its halfway point but needs more contributions

The Millionaire Lottery is giving away a $36,000 Fall Bonus this November

Deadline to enter is this Friday! 🤑

5 reasons to check out the newly renovated Walmart in Langford

#2: In-house baked croissants. With tons of butter. 🤤

Victoria WildARC caring for bald eagle in rough shape after fight with another eagle

She has been on oxygen and receiving treatments for several days.

Here’s how you can take home a tax-free $2.7M with this year’s Millionaire Lottery

What would you do with all that cash?! 🤔

Now’s your chance to score a $25,000 bonus from the Millionaire Lottery

OR a choice of two brand new vehicles. How do you pick?!

Almost all Canadians support universal access to prescription drugs (SURVEY)

Those who earn the least were found most likely to have to pay out of pocket for their medicine.

31 haunted places in and around Victoria you have to visit

Almost every building in the downtown core has a ghost story. 

Police issue alert after livestock killed by bear in Saanich

"If you have live stock nearby please be aware"

This Victoria-based mask maker just released a line up of holiday-themed masks (PHOTOS)

And we've got an exclusive discount code for you inside the article!

Health officials warn of poisonous death cap mushrooms in Victoria ahead of long weekend

A 3-year-old boy from Victoria died in 2016 after consuming one of these mushrooms.

GoFundMe launched for well-known Vancouver Island DJ paralyzed in mountain biking accident

He's been a fixture of B.C.’s electronic music scene for the past two decades.

7 tips to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on a budget this weekend

Turkey dinner doesn't need to break the bank (just the button on your jeans!) 😉

5 tips and tricks on how to survive adulthood in 2020

#2: Get help with your money!

7 reasons why you need to get your $h!t together and have a Will...

... and what happens if you die without one. 😬

New disease suspected to have killed over 60 deer on B.C.’s Gulf Islands

The rare disease is not known to affect humans but is particularly deadly for fawns.

11 stunning locations to view the fall colours in Victoria (PHOTOS)

Autumn's about to put on a show and we are here for it 😍

This $250 Bay Centre giveaway is giving us all the cozy fall vibes (CONTEST)

Did you know Chai Fashions has home decor?!

B.C. announces new Urgent and Primary Care Centre opening in Saanich in November 2020

This will be the third UPCC to open in Greater Victoria.

Victoria’s first ever nurse practitioner clinic opening September 28

Located on Yates Street.

Victoria’s newest pleasure boutique will make all of your fantasies come true

Staying in never sounded so good 😏

Here’s how getting your flu shot in B.C. will look different this fall

The B.C. Pharmacy Association is preparing for increased demand this year.

B.C. top doctor authorizes nurses to prescribe drugs amid overdose crisis

As a measure to get more people off the increasingly toxic street drug supply.

A look at campus life at the University of Victoria this pandemic season

Students talk about physical distancing, online classes, and social isolation

Popular Victoria fitness studio launches new fall schedule with promo for newbies

More classes = more capacity and more room to physical distance! 💪

Greater Victoria now has 350 Little Free Libraries installed throughout the region

And here's how you can find ones near you!

B.C. announces $3.7 million expansion for Island Sexual Health centre in Victoria

They will hire more staff and expand the space to incorporate more examination rooms.

B.C. projecting $12.8 billion budget deficit for 2020-21 fiscal year

Virtually all sectors of the economy are projected to experience decline this year before starting to bounce back in 2021.

Here’s how post-secondary students in B.C. can access 24/7 free mental health counselling

The program was launched in April and will remain operational for at least 3 years.
Orca baby

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy...

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

Victoria-based company offers all-in-one PPE kits for only $10

Just in time for back to school - are you ready? 📚

German Shepherds are the most Googled dog breeds in B.C. and Canada this year

In related news, Happy International Dog Day!

These Canadian celebrities want you to take a FREE online course on Indigenous issues

Including Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek fame.

Multiple cougar sightings reported in Saanich Monday night

Residents in the area are advised to keep their pets inside at this time.