Monday, December 9, 2019


News

Over 200 Canadians died in 2018 while waiting for an organ transplant (REPORT)

“Supply is not meeting demand,” says the Canadian Institute for Health Information

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday December 6th

It’s the perfect day for some Christmas shopping!

Over 20,000 potential drug overdose calls recorded in BC during first 10 months of this year

Drug overdose deaths are on the decline but the risks remain high, says BC Coroners Service

BC Transit seeking public input on changes to bus routes in Sooke

How do you feel about Sooke’s transit system?

Natural gas prices expected to decrease on Vancouver Island in 2020

As a result of stabilizing supply volumes

Victoria announces four new bike lane corridors for next phase of network

And the city wants you to provide feedback on the designs

Victoria named the most bike-friendly city in Canada (REPORT)

Followed closely by Vancouver and Montreal

13 festive holiday events happening in Langford this December

Kicking off with their official light-up this weekend!

Driver taken to hospital after crashing into restaurant in Victoria (UPDATED)

She suffered minor injuries, and the restaurant has been heavily damaged

Victoria experienced the driest November in 26 years: Environment Canada

Some have voiced concerns about what this means for droughts and wildfires in the summer

Several stores inside Tillicum Shopping Centre closed due to flooding

A sprinkler was accidentally triggered during construction work 🚧

44-year-old Alberta man arrested in Oak Bay for outstanding sexual assault warrants

He will be returned to Edmonton to face the charges

86% Victoria city survey respondents don’t want council members to get pay raise

Over 5,100 residents responded to the survey

Saanich Police arrest man wanted for violent charges and fleeing from police

The suspect failed to appear for a court date on Monday

Motorists advised of delays due to rock blasting along Trans Canada Highway

To widen it to four lanes between the Leigh Road Interchange and West Shore Parkway

Air Canada named ‘2019 Airline of the Year’ by American luxury travel magazine

The airline was also named the best in North America for three years in a row

BC implements new law to protect whisteblowers among government employees

Whistleblowers will be protected against demotion or termination if they report wrongdoings

Saanich resident loses $500 after falling prey to ‘Dubai gold scam’

The suspect handed them "gold" jewelry as collateral in exchange for money

Harbour Air cancels, delays flights in Victoria and Nanaimo due to bad weather

The ferries might be the only way out this morning

Naked man drowns after jumping into river to evade police in Port Alberni

Police tried to reach him after he was spotted naked in public

Lock down lifted at Nanaimo high school after unspecified threat

Two other schools were under 'hold and secure' this morning

West Shore RCMP seeking suspect in gas station theft

The incident happened on November 21st

Two people arrested in Nanaimo after search warrant yields drugs, stolen firearms

Officers seized fentanyl, prescription drugs, a rifle, and a sawed off shotgun among other things

Victoria students call for dismissal of Alberta professor who called Ukrainian genocide a “myth”

Dougal MacDonald's message has sparked backlash from various groups across Canada

RCMP searching for the owner of a metal safe found in Langford

The owner must describe its contents to claim it

Victoria restaurants experience string of break-ins, thefts over past two weeks

Seven popular restaurants and pubs in the city have reported similar incidents to police

Environment Canada predicts potential snowfall in Victoria for first week of December

Colder than average temperatures are already here ❄️

Victoria firm broke Canadian privacy laws after disclosing voter information without consent

They used personal voter information to deliver targeted political ads on Facebook

Victoria shelters add 77 extra beds and mats due to high wind and colder temperatures

Temperatures are expected to drop to 2ºC tonight

Two men arrested for attempting to steal bike in Langford

They were seen using bolt cutters on the bike lock

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