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Driver involved in two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay pronounced dead on scene

Police are investigating the crash.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps announces she will not seek re-election in 2022

The decision comes after 2 terms as mayor and 8 years in office.

These four beloved Christmas parades are returning to Victoria this holiday season

Including the lighted truck convoy! 🚚 🎄

Here’s how donating a pair of socks could help the homeless in Victoria this winter

Cool Aid Society is looking to collect 10,000 pairs!

9 reasons why your business should be a part of Festival of Trees this year

It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄

US will open its border to non-essential travellers on November 8th

That includes vaccinated Canadians!

RCMP arrest man for indecent act near Sooke high school

The 34-year-old man was arrested without incident.

Another patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

5 patients have tested positive to date.

VicPD seek information into alleged hate crime incident

Two vehicles were vandalized with spray paint.

Santa’s light parade set to return to Victoria after year hiatus

Santa’s back! 🎅🏻

BC health officials report 580 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 14th

48 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

Esquimalt teen campaigning for more mental health and addiction education in schools

The call comes after two friends died due to mental health and addictions issues.

VicPD seek public’s help finding high-risk missing youth

She was last seen on September 21st.

Two-year-old dog fatally attacked at Island View Beach on Monday

The owner of the attacking dogs has not yet been identified

A temporary inhalation-focused overdose prevention service will open in downtown Victoria next month

The site will be in operation for approximately ten months.

Canadians believe more significant steps needed for reconciliation with First Nations (POLL)

A majority demand an apology from the Catholic Church for their role.

Canadian William Shatner makes history by being the oldest person ever to go to space

At 90-years-old, Shatner finally conquered the final frontier.

CRD will require proof of vaccination for all their employees

Beginning December 13th.

Man arrested after VicPD receives reports of gunshots at downtown Victoria housing facility

He was allegedly firing a handgun outside the facility

Sooke building slated for demolition subject of ‘suspicious’ early morning fire (VIDEO)

The fire is the fourth suspicious fire in the area over the past two months

BC health officials report 605 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 13th

92 new cases, 1 new death and 1 new health care outbreak were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries vessel delayed after woman found in the water near Horseshoe Bay

Crews found her car unoccupied with the keys still at the Departure Bay ferry terminal.

This 6.8 acre oceanfront property could be yours for a cool $18.75 million (PHOTOS)

The home has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms 😍

Victoria woman arrested for threatening BC Ferries staff with knife

RCMP arrested the woman breaking into a residence near Swartz Bay.

City of Victoria seeks input into ‘Missing Middle’ housing

They’re hosting several “Ask a Planner” sessions online.

US border to open to fully vaccinated Canadians for the first time in 19 months

A negative COVID-19 test will be required to cross back into Canada

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital

Four patients have tested positive to date.

BC health officials report 2,090 new cases of COVID-19 for a four-day period on Tuesday, October 12th

292 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in the Island Health region over the long weekend.

Police investigate shots fired into derelict home in Nanaimo on Thanksgiving

20 minutes after the shooting someone showed up at the hospital with gun-related injuries.

UVic ties for first place on Maclean’s list of Canada’s best Comprehensive universities

Sharing the top spot with Simon Fraser University

Vancouver Island woman inspires others after life-changing surgery

A fundraiser has been set up to assist her recovery.

Victoria Clipper suspends ferry service until Spring 2022

After only resuming operations about 3 weeks ago.

Parents can now register their children 5 and over for a COVID-19 vaccination in BC

Despite Health Canada not yet approving the vaccine.

Oak Bay Police alert the public of a missing 37-year old man

Police describe him as being high risk

Man runs into Gorge Waterway after crashing car moments after fleeing police

He was in possession of $5,000 cash and suspected drugs.

Witnesses sought after pedestrian struck on Pat Bay Highway in Sidney

The crash occurred late Friday night.

BC health officials report 743 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 8th

70 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Here’s a list of road closures for this Sunday’s annual Royal Victoria Marathon

The live event returns for the first time in two years 🏃‍♀️

Fourth COVID-19 wave levelling off across Canada according to PHAC

Cases could decline in the coming weeks.

Employment rates in Canada met pre-pandemic levels last month

There were 157,000 new jobs in September

COVID-19 outbreak at downtown long term care centre has been declared over by Island Health

Two residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak.

BC Hydro brings in mandatory vaccine requirements for all workers

BC Hydro employs more than 6,000 across the province.

VicPD looking to locate 49-year old man wanted for theft, assault and drug trafficking

The public is reminded to not approach the suspect if spotted.

Unvaccinated British Columbians are 53 times more likely to die from COVID-19

That’s 17 times higher than the week prior.

BC health officials report 624 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 7th

79 new cases and 1 new death were reported in the Island Health region.

Protesting at hospitals and schools will soon be illegal in Canada

Both the provincial and federal government are introducing legislation.

Nanaimo RCMP seeking public’s help in locating 30-year old man (UPDATED)

He has been out of contact for over five weeks