Monday, August 19, 2019


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…”

Saanich Police identify victim in suspicious death on Saturday

They are now searching for items which may help determine the circumstances surrounding his death

Heinz baby food recalled across Canada for possibly containing insects

The recall was launched following a consumer complaint.

Impaired driver attempts to flee after crashing car into Esquimalt house

"It was so loud and went on for several seconds that I thought it was an earthquake."

Oak Bay residents robbed at gunpoint by suspects disguised as salespeople

One of the suspects has since been arrested

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday August 19th

From learning to code to building a lantern!

Saanich police confirm they’re investigating a suspicious death

The victim is described as being in in his late 20s to 30s.

Victoria just got its first all-in-one taxi hailing app

It's not Uber, but it's close!

Island Health issues bacteria advisory for Elk Lake

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

Victoria ranked one of the top 10 cities for commuters in the world (REPORT)

How’s your daily commute?🚶‍♂️🚗🚴🚌

Emergency crews attend five vehicle collision on Pat Bay Highway

Police and ambulances are on site

Emergency crews rescue woman from waters off Oak Bay

The woman was seen wearing hospital pyjamas.

36-year-old man arrested for stealing Saanich municipal work truck

He attempted to flee but was nabbed with the help of a K9 team

Man “breaks out” of Nanaimo business after locking himself inside bathroom stall overnight

He walked out of the business at 4 a.m., carrying two stolen monitors

VicPD arrest 28-year-old man for attempted murder in Bay Street shooting

On August 6th, a man was shot outside a Fernwood residence

One person injured after vehicle crashes into hydro pole in Langford

Millstream Road has now been reopened to one lane alternating traffic

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.

Island Health extends medical warning for spike in overdoses in Victoria

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

Walmart officially launches home delivery service in Victoria

The company rolled out the delivery service in Toronto and Winnipeg last year.

Two separate incidents of rental scam reported for one residence in Colwood

The scammer took security deposits from victims for a property that wasn't actually for rent

New bowling alley proposed for Uptown receives unanimous approval from Saanich council

11 bowling lanes, a rooftop patio, and more recreational activities!

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

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

Two Vancouver Island teens arrested for destroying heritage train cars in broad daylight (PHOTOS)

“It is going to take a lot of work to replace the windows and repair the damage.”

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary opens this Saturday

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

Police identify persons of interest in murder of 60-year-old Metchosin man

They are now looking to find the owner of a blue backpack in connection with the investigation

Saanich Police seek suspect after 31-year-old woman assaulted in Rutledge Park

"...I should be able to feel comfortable in a well-lit park a block away from my home"

Two people seriously injured after early morning crash in Colwood (UPDATED)

Two people were seriously injured. Avoid the area.

Victoria Police issue urgent appeal to find missing 40-year-old man

He is visiting from out of town and has a medical condition that requires medication.

Oak Bay Police release photo of ‘person of interest’ in UVic break and enters

He may have either been a former UVic student, or dressed as one to blend in.

Victoria Royals trade forward Dino Kambeitz for Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman

Kambeitz has played the entirety of his WHL career with the Royals.

Island Health opens first dedicated injectable opioid site in downtown Victoria

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

McKenzie interchange project may cause closures on the Galloping Goose Trail

Starting today until November 5th, 2019 🚴

Police looking for witnesses of rollover crash in Central Saanich Monday

Both drivers told police they had the green light.

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

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

VicPD seize loaded gun, $25K, and drugs from man with alleged gang links

He self-identified to police as a member of the Nortenos gang.

23-year-old man arrested for throwing rocks at tubers on Cowichan River

Police are looking for more possible victims and witnesses.

Mayor Lisa Helps “delighted” with ‘messy’ intersections caused by increased pedestrian traffic

“I personally love the ‘messiness’ of all those pedestrians and bikes.”


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