Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Life

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

Canada needs better cannabis waste guidelines to prevent Greenhouse Gas emissions (OPINION)

Unclear guidelines have forced processing facilities to turn to make-shift methods

Saanich nature sanctuary searching for missing swarm of bees

The queen is on the loose! 👸🐝

5 ways you can live your best life in View Royal

Living in a lakeside condo is one of them!
Horse-drawn carriage

Victoria councillor suggests replacing horse-drawn carriages with “e-carriages” by 2023

"If we are serious about animal welfare, these animals need to be in rural areas on farms"

This barred owl was spotted taking a bath at Butchart Gardens (VIDEO)

Splish splash, he was taking a bath! 🦉💦

Nearly 50% of Canadian parents concerned that paying their child’s student debt will delay...

Roughly 1 third of post-secondary students graduate with over $10,000 in debt.

Federal government increases protections for BC’s remaining killer whales

Only 75 Southern Resident Killer Whales remain off our coast.

BC’s newest breast milk collection depot opens on Vancouver Island

Donations are sent to the provincial milk bank for distribution.

Canadian Paediatric Society wants free birth control for youth under 25

Roughly 50,000 unplanned pregnancies occur among people under 25-years-old

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

New measles case on southern Vancouver Island prompts immunization reminder

There is very low risk of transmission of the infection from this case

The Victoria Pet Expo is happening THIS WEEKEND May 4th and May 5th at...

And it's not too late to grab tickets! 🎟

Vancouver Island farm offers $1,200 reward for return of newborn baby goat

He has been without his mom for over 3 days now 💔

Victoria Pet Expo is holding Dachshund Dash dog races THIS weekend (CONTEST)

And you could win yourself a pair of tickets, plus pet food for a year! 🐾

This 12-day-old baby goat has gone missing from a Vancouver Island farm

And his mother is heartbroken 💔😭

The Victoria Pet Expo is returning next weekend

Time to celebrate all of our furry, feathered and scaly friends!
Cougar

Victoria police confirm cougar spotted in the Gorge Road East area

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

$1 million expansion coming to Sooke’s primary care health clinic

Upgrades include the hiring of 2 new doctors and 3 nurses.

Cougar warning issued near Royal Roads after multiple sightings (VIDEO)

There’s been sightings near Royal Roads forest and Esquimalt Lagoon.

GPM brand pea shoots recalled across Canada due to Listeria contamination

Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, severe headache, and more.

8 unique picnic spots you may not know about in and around Victoria

Now that the weathers starting to warm up! ☀️

Province expands mental healthcare support for nurses, healthcare assistants, and 911 operators

Workers in these fields regularly encounter traumatic situations.

UVic researcher awarded $1 million grant to fund his cancer research

He’s designing a diet-based immunotherapy.

Cat belonging to woman killed in Esquimalt fire found injured but alive (PHOTOS)

‘Blueberry’ was found with singed fur, bloody and burned paws, and whiskers “not even half an inch long”.

Island Health warning of possible measles exposure at several locations in Victoria (UPDATED)

Authorities have also asked unvaccinated students of Selkirk Montessori to stay home until May 3rd.

Lethal rabbit virus is officially back on Vancouver Island

Hundreds of wild and domestic rabbits died from the virus last year.

Island Health confirms sixth case of measles in Victoria within two weeks

People who were at the Royal Oak shopping complex at the given dates and times may have been exposed to the infection

Cougar sighting reported near Gordon Head Middle School this morning

The possible sighting happened at 6:15 a.m.

Victoria ranked the 2nd “rattiest” city in BC for the third year in a...

We're talking about the little furry creatures you DON'T want to see in your house 🤢
Royal Jubilee Hospital

These two Victoria hospitals are among the top 15 in Canada (REPORT)

Based on a survey of medical professionals, patients, and key performance indicators for each hospital

DFO to perform necropsy on dead grey whale discovered near North Saanich

The whale carcass was found on Thursday.

Third case of measles confirmed in Greater Victoria

People may have been exposed to the disease at two locations in Brentwood Bay

Everything you need to know about becoming a craft cannabis grower in BC

Thinking of entering the business of BC bud? 🤔

36,000 patients are currently in search of family doctor in Esquimalt (REPORT)

The municipality currently has just one walk-in clinic

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