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Vancouver Island woman wins $75,000 from BC/49 ticket

“I found out I won and couldn’t believe it."

VicPD seek help locating missing 43-year old Indigenous man

He last spoke with family on January 1st.

West Shore RCMP looking for person who threw hot coffee at Tim Hortons employee (PHOTOS)

He refused to wear a mask and was being belligerent.

32-year-old missing Nanaimo man found dead

Foul play is not suspected.

Island Health issues advisory for Greater Victoria after spike in drug overdose cases

Victoria has one of the highest rates of overdoses in BC.

Pay parking to be reinstated at BC hospitals in March

Including on Vancouver Island.

BC health officials reported 2,150 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, January 20th

There were 15 new deaths from COVID-related causes since yesterday.

Family and friends concerned for well-being of missing 30-year-old Nanaimo man (UPDATED)

Update: Sadly he has been found deceased.

City of Victoria confirms there will be Canada Day fireworks downtown this summer

This year's festivities will reflect the Lekwungen territory.

VicPD continue to search for high-risk 54-year-old man missing since last Monday

He was on medication that may have compromised his mental capacity.

There’s a new vegan donut shop coming to Victoria and it looks frickin’ delicious

Donut worry, we've got all the details! 🍩

Here’s how you can bungy jump naked for a good cause this March

It's BARE-ly scary, don't worry. 😉

Victoria residents asked to reduce recycling while facility out of commission

Cubside blue-box recycling pickup will continue.

BC health officials reported 2,387 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19th

275 cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Here’s what’s new and bingeworthy on Netflix Canada this month

Grab the popcorn! 🍿

Save-On-Foods limiting capacity at all BC grocery store locations to 50%

To help curb the spread of COVID-19.

You’ll soon be able to return your milk and plant-based containers for cash

Starting February 1st! 🥛

Warrant issued for man who broke into Nanaimo home and punched resident in the face

The victim found the suspect in his house.

Nanaimo RCMP seek help in locating missing 74-year-old man

Police say he has a 'significant' speech and hearing impediment.

Five protestors arrested after blocking Douglas Street intersection Wednesday morning

More blockades are planned throughout the month.

Province doubles grants for businesses forced to close due to COVID-19

Eligible businesses could now receive up to $20,000.

Six Vancouver Island Island residents arrested by BC’s anti-gang unit (PHOTOS)

Two of the arrested reside in the Greater Victoria area.

Over $6,000 donated to Wild ARC BC in honour of Betty White’s birthday

Her love for animals didn't stop. ❤️

BC health officials report 2,032 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 18th

175 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

All school staff in BC must now report their COVID-19 vaccination status

The public health order came into effect on Monday.

These BC COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least February 16th

Gyms and fitness centres can reopen this week.

All BC gyms and fitness studios allowed to re-open January 20th under new public health order

With capacity limits and continued use of the BC Vaccine card.

Saanich Police arrest suspect after a string of break-ins at UVic

There have been eleven break and enters since June 2021

WestJet slashes 20% of its scheduled flights due to impacts of Omicron

From February 1st through February 28th

Nanaimo woman left shaken after coming face-to-face with break and enter suspect

She was unable to call police for several hours afterwards.

Dine Around Victoria is back with 33 locally-owned restaurants to check out

Explore the wonderful tastes of your home city!

VicPD seek help locating missing man last seen in August 2021 (UPDATED)

Update: He has been located and is safe.

BC health officials report 5,625 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, January 17th

681 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

BC is extending current COVID-19 restrictions indefinitely

This means gyms, bars and nightclubs will remain closed.

Into the mist: 14 shots of the fog across Greater Victoria this past weekend (PHOTOS)

There were some seriously spooky vibes out there. 😶‍🌫️

Six people arrested after reports of shots fired in Nanaimo

The incident occurred just after 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Camosun College designs foam tray to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines

The BC Centre for Disease Control will distribute them to various health authorities.

VicPD seek suspect who assaulted employee at Mayfair Shopping Centre during robbery last week

The suspect fled with two large Lego sets.

Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pills

It must be taken within five days of the start of symptoms.

Cleaning crew finds large sum of cash left behind at Nanaimo mall

We're talking thousands of dollars. 😳

Environment Canada issues fog advisory for Greater Victoria Sunday morning

Near zero visibility in fog is expected. ☁️

Massive search for missing 32-year-old Nanaimo man continues

His vehicle was located in the parking lot next to the Nanaimo River bridge yesterday.

Tsunami advisory issued for Vancouver Island Saturday morning (UPDATED)

The tsunami was triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption

BC health officials report 2,275 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 14th

297 new cases and 1 death was reported in the Island Health region.

Butchart Gardens will close for two weeks to allow staff ‘time to rest and renew’

Those with annual passes will get a 14-day extension.

Island Health saw a record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2021

BC Paramedics responded to an average of 97 overdose calls per day.