Monday, May 25, 2020


Life

Island Health will be providing temporary staff to Victoria and Nanaimo care facilities

At Selkirk Place in Victoria and Nanaimo Seniors Village

New state-of-the-art MRI machine officially open for use at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

It was installed in August and is now ready for patients

Video captures 4 dogs attacking a deer at Bear Mountain golf course (VIDEO)

The deer had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries

Animal control rescue anxious dog stuck on the roof of an Esquimalt home

Pepper broke through the screen of an open second-floor window and onto the roof of the house

Cineplex has $2.99 movies every Saturday in Langford until December 2019

With family friendly features like Paw Patrol, Shrek, and Polar Express!

Endangered tropical sea turtle rescued by members of the public on Vancouver Island

'Berni' was found suffering from hypothermia near Port Alberni

BC will fund urban deer population control projects sought by local governments

Several people have reported being attacked or chased by deer on the island in the past year

31 haunted places around Victoria you have to visit

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

Forever 21 announces closure of all Canadian stores after filing for bankruptcy

There are currently 44 retail locations across Canada

Fisherman shocked after catching red-bellied piranha in Vancouver Island lake

It was the second of its kind found in the same lake

6 ways to deal with arachnids in your home this spider season

You no longer need to fear the fall spider boom! 

Vancouver Island group launches $7M fundraiser to build housing facility for hospital outpatients

For families and pregnant women who need a place to stay while accessing adjacent North Island Hospital

Bear cub trapped in fenced garden at Royal Roads University in Colwood (UPDATED)

The mother bear has not yet been located

This new sustainable fashion line is available at Victoria’s Bay Centre until September 30th

They're also holding eco-friendly workshops! 🌱

Island Health warns Greater Victoria residents of potentially fatal death cap mushrooms

A puppy died last week after consuming one of these mushrooms

Two feral rabbits die of lethal infectious disease near Elk Lake in Saanich

The disease is exclusive to rabbits and cannot infect humans or other pets

Nanaimo beekeepers find and eradicate invasive Asian giant hornet nest

Two of them were stung in the process
Cougar

Sooke school district warns families after cougar sighted between Poirier and Journey schools

Students who walk home will be held on campus until they can be picked up

WIN a prize package worth over $200 from the Spa at Ocean Pointe Resort...

Including a Fire & Ice Facial and Marshmallow Manicure! 💆

Aggressive deer in Victoria pose possible threat to dog walkers

PSA: Be weary of our hooved neighbours - not all are friendly

Leashed dog injured during allegedly unprovoked dog attack in Metchosin

The dog was left with small puncture wounds on her neck and leg

Three invasive Asian giant hornets have been found on Vancouver Island

This is the first time the species has ever been found here
Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

40% of British Columbians identify long wait times as the biggest problem in health...

Other issues include shortage of doctors and nurses, and inadequate resources and facilities

Oak Bay firefighters free deer stuck in metal fence early Tuesday morning

And it walked away without any injuries!

SPCA seeks donations for Nanaimo cat who requires $6K surgery

“Fizz is a social butterfly who loves to snuggle with people and other cats."

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

14 photos and videos of this year’s adorable Pet-A-Palooza in Victoria (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Who wants to see videos of puppy races! 😍🐕

Island Health issues bacteria advisory for Elk Lake

Last week, Beaver Lake was closed due to a blue-green algae bloom

Pet-A-Palooza is coming to Victoria this weekend

FREE admission, wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, Victoria’s first ever ‘Mud Run with your dog’, and more!

Cannabis use in Canadians aged 65 and older has nearly doubled since legalization (REPORT)

Around 4.9 million Canadians have reported using cannabis between mid-May to mid-June, 2019.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Island Health extends medical warning for spike in overdoses in Victoria

Last week, a teenage girl from Langford passed away from an alleged overdose.

BC wants licensed cannabis suppliers to pitch edible product designs ahead of legalization

Cannabis edibles, beverages, and extracts will be legal in December 2019.

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary opens this Saturday

The first 50 customers to walk through the door will get free merch!

Island Health opens first dedicated injectable opioid site in downtown Victoria

It’s the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.

SPCA launches investigation after cat shot 5 times with pellet gun in Nanaimo

The cat’s left hind leg was broken in several places.
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