Thursday, January 23, 2020


Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is shutting down after nearly 40 years

“Our little bakery has no choice but to close our doors.”

Comox Valley RCMP warn people about thefts from storage units

Building residents should not hold open security doors for strangers, police say

12 arrested after overnight protest in support of Wet’suwet’en chiefs at Victoria government offices (UPDATED)

Some activists were seen being carried out of the building by police

Victoria man loses $6000 to scammers impersonating bank representatives

He was instructed to buy $100 gift cards at various retailers

Owner and dog reunited two months after the pet was taken from a Tofino beach

Shannon Boothman says police’s efforts almost led to her dog being lost forever

First case of Chinese Coronavirus reported in North America

Just across the border, in Washington state

Homicide suspected after man found dead in vehicle in Langford

People in the area are asked to review their surveillance and dashcam footage

Police suspect foul play after 53-year-old man found dead near Duncan

They say it is not linked to the Christmas Eve double homicide

Victoria cafe Gorge-ous Coffee closing, relocating due to condo redevelopment

A new location for the coffee shop will be announced next week

Victoria man arrested after barricading himself in suite following animal abuse incident

He was allegedly abusing a dog which was then found dead

Victoria man arrested for stealing vehicle, found carrying weapons and drugs

He was also linked to a break-and-enter and theft that happened two weeks ago.

The government of Canada wants to know your thoughts on physician assisted suicide

The federal government will be launching a review of the Medical Assistance in Dying law

Wind gusts up to 80 km/h will hit Greater Victoria tonight

Part of the Pacific storm approaching Vancouver Island

Nanaimo man chases down credit card fraudsters with baseball bat

Just to be clear — the Nanaimo RCMP do not recommend investigating your own credit card theft with a baseball bat in hand. But that’s what one man did on Wednesday, January 14th, after his wallet...

Over $5000 worth of equipment stolen from Victoria arts organization

The robbery could affect several more arts groups around the city.

New BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria tomorrow

They dock at Ogden Point before heading up island

Kids crack driver’s windshield by throwing snowballs from McKenzie pedestrian overpass

The culprits could face criminal charges if caught.

Victoria Police arrest two alleged drug dealers, seize loaded firearms and ammunition (VIDEO)

The investigation spanned five months and involved three Strike Force operations

John Horgan takes a shot at legislature finance scandal in hilarious tweet

This is cold… even without the snow! ❄️

Province announces 74 new child care spaces in Sidney

24 new infant/toddler spaces and 50 spots for children aged three to school age

Child seriously injured after being struck by SUV while tobogganing in Saanich

"Miraculously, the injuries sustained were not life threatening," said Saanich Police

A magical unicorn was spotted clearing snow in Sooke (VIDEO)

Who said they were extinct?! 🦄

Over 3,500 experiencing outages as wind and snow storms hit the South Island

Have you been affected by the windstorm?

Canada is the world’s 2nd best country (REPORT)

No, weather does not factor into the rankings!

Witnesses sought after hit and run leaves one woman injured in Nanaimo

She was sent to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

All schools closed after Victoria receives nearly one foot of snow overnight

Motorists are advised to avoid all non-essential travel

Nanaimo RCMP looking for owner of urn filled with ashes

It was found under a bench near the Nanaimo Yacht Club.

UVic to join Canadian universities in commemorating Iran plane crash victims

Nearly one-third of the victims were students, faculty, researchers, and alumni of Canadian colleges and universities

Royal Roads and Camosun campuses close early due to snow (UPDATED)

All other universities and school districts in the region are still open.

Plane bound for Victoria lands in Vancouver after hitting bird

There were 31 passengers aboard the WestJet flight from Calgary

Snowfall warning in effect for Greater Victoria, up to 15 cm snow expected by Wednesday

All schools and post-secondary institutions are open and in session

21 images of Victoria’s first snowfall in 2020 (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Walking in a winter wonderland ❄️

More snow on the way for Greater Victoria this week: Environment Canada

Several BC Transit routes have been affected by today's flurries

Police and passersby rescue man who jumped into stormy waters off of Dallas Road

He was trying to capture video footage of the King Tides

One man hospitalized after barricading himself inside Vic West apartment building Friday

Residents were evacuated for about 2 hours during the incident

Needle found in packaged vegetable product purchased at Victoria grocery store

All relevant products were taken off the shelves while the store conducted an investigation