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Oak Bay moves toward nixing gas-powered leaf blowers by 2026

Locals say they’re noisy, stinky and harmful to the environment.

Langford’s first ever craft beer festival is coming to Starlight Stadium this July

Cheers to beers, bands and good eats! 🍻

Three-in-four Canadians feel the worst of COVID-19 is behind us (POLL)

Almost half of Canadians are still anxious about the end of restrictions.

Sidney RCMP confirm suspicious items at Victoria International Airport were decommissioned grenades

The individual has been released pending a court date.

Two-vehicle crash in downtown Victoria leaves SUV flipped on its side (VIDEO)

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Victoria International Airport reopens after bomb scare Tuesday afternoon

An individual is being investigated.

West Shore RCMP cracking down on ‘ear-itating’ noise violators

Following complaints about loud vehicles and motorcycles.

Victoria International Airport closed to commercial flights due to police incident

YYJ is asking travellers to avoid the airport at this time.

Man’s body recovered after presumed drowning in Nanaimo lake over the weekend

The man lived out of province and was working in Nanaimo.

$1 Summer Drink Days return to McDonald’s to quench your thirst this season

The perfect way to cool down ☀️

Officials stress safety after ‘unusually aggressive’ black bear encounter on Vancouver Island

The BC COS is working to track down the bear.

BC transit will add 11 electric buses to its fleet by summer 2023

With a goal to transition to an entirely electric fleet by 2040.

VicPD stepping up downtown patrol this weekend following spike in youth violence, vandalism

Police made eight arrests last weekend, seizing drugs and knives.

Two rescued, one unaccounted for after overturned boat found in waters near Vancouver Island

RCMP and Parks Canada are continuing their search for the missing man.

Foundation makes a push to restore Vancouver Island rail service

With twice-daily service between Victoria and Courtenay. 🚆

Here’s why you’ll see more helicopter activity near Metchosin this weekend

And marine search and rescue near Beecher Bay and Pedder Bay.

52-year-old Langford man arrested after neighbours report suspected drug activity

Fentanyl, methamphetamine, stolen tools, cash and brass knuckles were recovered in the search.

Multiple vehicles ravaged by flames in Victoria blaze Wednesday (VIDEO)

“Well heck, today was a busy day”

Mom recalls daughter’s trauma and applauds BC teacher for assigning ‘private body parts’ worksheet

"If there had been more education when she was in school, could that have given her the tools to be more vocal about what was going on?"

Sunny days ahead: Victoria forecast shows sun and high temperatures this May long weekend

With temperatures reaching 18 degrees on Monday!

Langford’s Starlight Stadium announces its first ever Canada Day celebration this July

With a pancake breakfast, hot wing eating contest, musical acts and more! 🇨🇦

More than 16,000 BC Hydro customers without power on Vancouver Island

Winds reached 82km/h at the airport!

Victorians ready to rally at BC Legislature Thursday as doctor shortage looms

"Everyone deserves a family doctor."

West Shore RCMP arrest 39-year-old suspect accused of stealing over $10,000 in lumber

Stolen from various Colwood businesses and construction sites.

Over 50,000 without power as heavy winds hit Vancouver Island (UPDATED)

A wind warning is in effect for most of the island, including Greater Victoria.

Investigation launched after Island kindergarten students assigned ‘masturbation worksheet’ (UPDATED)

School administration is re-evaluating all areas of education delivery.

Victoria Day long weekend typically sees roughly 480 people injured in crashes: ICBC

And three people are killed in crashes.

Creepy 3D walkthrough of Saanich home for sale goes viral on TikTok (VIDEO)

It’s listed for almost $800,000 😲

Here’s why a local coffee brand closed its flagship location in downtown Victoria

The well-known café served customers for over a decade.

Woman goes on shopping spree with stolen credit card in Saanich

Police are hoping surveillance footage will help identify her.

Victoria councillor Marianne Alto confirms she’ll be running for mayor

She officially announced her intention to run today.

BC invests $8 million in library improvements across the province

It’ll be spread across 71 libraries.

VicPD arrest 8 youths over the weekend as violence and vandalism escalates

Offences include weapons possession, vandalism, underage open consumption and more.

Real-life Ruby from Netflix movie filmed in Victoria passes away

Rest in peace, Ruby ❤️

BC Ferries adding up to 110 extra sailings for May long weekend

Let the long weekend travels begin!

Pain at the pumps: Victoria gas prices surge past $2.32 per litre Monday

Another record high for the region.

Wind a possible factor in moving van tipping over at McKenzie Interchange

One person suffered minor injuries.

Driver of electric bicycle suffers serious injuries in collision with vehicle in Courtenay

Speed and impairment are believed to be factors in the crash.

Special weather statement in effect for Greater Victoria; heavy wind, rain on the way

Coming off the region’s fifth wettest April on record.