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Friday, March 24, 2023


Here’s why there’s a barge chilling on Willows Beach right now (VIDEO)

Sorry Oak Bay, no ‘Barge Chilling Park’ for you.

There’s a young entrepreneurship market happening in Victoria next month

The event will help students learn how to make their own business decisions!

Canada raises minimum wage starting April 1st to help people combat inflation

The province usually announces their minimum wage top up in June.

Victorians can finally check their passport application status online

The call centre received more than 15 million calls this past year.

St. Patrick’s Day hit-and-run ends with Oak Bay driver fleeing on foot

Police still haven't found the suspect.

Vancouver Island-based Ukrainian refugee support society calls on government to do better

The group has helped over 960 Ukrainians.

Saanich Police seize over $100K in vape products being sold to kids

They used Snapchat to promote their sales.

These Greater Victoria clinics offer mental health services free for Indigenous folks

They have a Fernwood location and a new clinic in Langford.

Vancouver Island’s We Wai Kai Nation announces business venture with Starbucks Canada

The collaboration is the first of its kind in the country.

Child pornography cases spike by 105% on the West Shore despite conviction efforts

There were a total of 39 cases in 2022.

‘I fell through the cracks’: Vancouver Island man advocates for victims of brain injuries

An assault in downtown Victoria will haunt him forever.

Beloved cocktail bar in downtown Victoria will permanently close this April

They’ll serve their last drinks on April 9th.

Saanich Police cleared but ridiculed by watchdog for arrest in tenancy dispute last May

Their reasoning for using a police dog was called “fanciful.”

Gas relief: FortisBC customers will see their bills drop starting April 1st

Some customers could save upwards of 7%.

Second shooting in Nanaimo this month leaves one victim with serious gunshot wound

The victim flagged down community safety officers.

Construction on Sooke Potholes gateway entrance to begin before warm weather arrives

More parking stalls, bathrooms and more!

Suspect sought after $5,000 in damage caused to Royal Athletic Park

Damage includes cut wiring, junction boxes and breakers.

Nanaimo shooting suspect remains at large while victim still in hospital

The shooting victim remains in hospital.

Sooke will have a new integrated health-care centre by 2025

Many local health service will movie into the facility.

VicPD and Saanich Police collaborate to seize cash, property, drugs and guns

A bicycle worth $10,000 was also found. 🚲

Victoria moves to reduce single-use disposables at local eateries

Single-use items will be banned for dine-in situations.

RCMP arrest group driving stolen trucks on private property in Duncan

Thefts of Ford F-350s are on the rise.

Nanaimo man arrested after wielding bow and arrow with hypodermic needle attached to it

The needle was stuck on with a band-aid.

Fundraiser launched to support family after Sooke father of two suddenly passes

The GoFundMe is over halfway towards its goal so far.

66-year-old Nanaimo man arrested after stabbing security guard in Ladysmith

He has since been released from custody.

Seniors rejoice: Over 300 long-term care beds coming to Colwood for aging population

The new care home will be near the corner of Metchosin Road and Latoria Boulevard.

Greater Victoria receives unique sustainable tourism certification

Their efforts are in line with the United Nations.

BC to increase cost of fishing licences by 14% over the next year

It's the first increase since 2003. 🎣

Greater Victoria teachers quarrel with VicPD over police presence in schools

The GVTA believes having officers in schools is harmful.

Saanich to shut down stretch of Cordova Bay Road for nearly two weeks this month

And so construction season begins.