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Distraction technique used near Hillside Mall to scam woman of $1,600

Victoria Police are investigating a “distraction technique” debit card theft which resulted in a Victoria woman losing $1,600 and police say they were struck by how quickly the culprits had moved. The woman had just...

BC Coroners confirms second foot found on Botanical Beach matches the first foot found

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the second foot found by a person walking on the beach near Port Renfrew on February 12 matches the first foot found by a hiker nearby on Botanical...

More break and enters in the Shelbourne corridor area

Saanich Police are investigating another rash of break and enters in the Shelbourne St corridor/University Heights area. In early January, Saanich Police reported a series of 14 break and enters dating back to November...

West Shore victim of assault saved by her dog

West Shore RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is currently investigating a case of a woman who was assaulted by a stranger in Langford. At around 1:30 pm, on February 12th, 2016 a 35 year old woman...

Happy National Flag of Canada Day!

February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day (Jour du drapeau national du Canada). The day commemorates the inauguration of the Flag of Canada. On February 15, 1965 our national flag was raised for the...

Heavy rainfall has resulted in wastewater discharges along the shorelines around Greater Victoria

Once again, health advisory warnings have been posted on local beaches around outfalls throughout Greater Victoria this morning. Storm water and sewage are overflowing into the ocean due to heavy rain. This is the second...

Woman struck by SUV on Mt Newton Cross Rd has succumbed to her injuries

A woman who was struck by a vehicle in Central Saanich Friday night has succumbed to her injuries. The crash happened just before 9pm last night in the 2300 block of Mount Newton Cross Road,...

‘Love Locks’ Tradition and Wild Love Stories come to Victoria for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day brings with it a new way to celebrate love in Victoria, recently named Canada’s most romantic city for the fourth year in a row by Amazon. Love locks, a tradition believed...

Liquid Advil products for infants and children recalled in Canada

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. According to the recall, “Clumps” of Ibuprofen may form in the bottle  leading to inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the...

Early earthquake detector – there may soon be an app for that!

There's now an Android app that may one day enable scientists to give everyone early earthquake detection warnings. Berkeley scientists have released a free Android app called “MyShake” that allows users to record ground shaking from...

Petition to abolish MSP premiums in BC nearing 70,000 signatures

An online petition launched in early December has been signed by more than 66,000 people from across the province, calling for an end to MSP Premiums. Premiums have risen almost 40 per cent in just...

Rabbits at the Helmcken Overpass being removed

The feral rabbits that have been inhabiting the Helmcken interchange area will soon have a safe home, thanks to the efforts of local volunteers, as well as ministry staff. A volunteer group approached the ministry...

Former VicPD Media Spokesperson Cst. Mike Russell returning to the force

Former VicPD Media Spokesperson Mike Russell, who left the force in August last year to work for BC Transit, has confirmed that he will be returning to VicPD. https://twitter.com/communitymike/status/697784283398713344 When Cst. Mike Russell joined VicPD, the department...

BC Ferries March discounts on passenger fares begins

BC Ferries is giving  passengers a break on fares this month, just in time for spring break. The fleet-wide promotion of 30 per cent off regular passenger fares will be in effect on select...

These are the most popular neighbourhoods to find singles in Victoria

Where all the singles are - the City of Victoria releases love map!

“Bank Investigator” scam making a return, targeting mostly seniors

The Saanich Police want to caution residents, especially seniors, of a scam that is starting to resurface.  The scam is commonly referred to as the “Bank Investigator” . In this scam, the victim (usual a...

Victoria Police release texts of driver who rear-ended K9 squad car

Victoria Police have released the text messages of a driver who rear-ended one of their active squad cars. The crash happened around 7pm on Saturday Feb 6th. The texting driver freely admitted to police that...

BC toughens up drinking and driving laws

New regulations are in place to clarify and toughen the consequences of drinking and drug affected driving in BC, strengthening the Province’s resolve to have the safest roads in North America by 2020. Under the...

Updated: McCallum Road extension now opened!

Update: The McCallum Thru Road is now open to traffic. City of Langford says paving in the lower improved area will be completed in March when weather permits the overlay paving to occur.     Rejoice those...

First batch of stores opening at Eagle Creek Village

The first set of stores are opening at the new Eagle Creek Village, located directly across from Victoria General Hospital. When complete, Eagle Creek Village will include retail stores, a professional and medical services...

Busted in the bait car! Suspect arrested after stealing vehicle in View Royal

A 45-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after midnight on Monday in Victoria after stealing a bait car in View Royal. Police were notified immediately when the bait car was stolen and were able to obtain...

New Aquatic Centre in Langford set to open in April

An overflow crowd packed Langford Council Chambers on February 4, 2013 and cheered enthusiastically when the City of Langford announced it had partnered with YMCA/YWCA to build a new aquatic centre at City Centre Park in...

Victoria delivery business Accio set to move into local rideshare business

Victoria's Accio, a self-described "on-demand delivery service", is set to deliver a rideshare service to Victoria in the next few months. Mike Rowe, no stranger to international media attention, is the technology wizard behind the...

Victoria’s Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ for Valentine’s Day

Back by popular demand – and without any judgment.  Victoria's funky and colourful Hotel Zed is inviting couples back for a ‘Nooner’ and extended lunch break. This cheeky offer gives fun-loving guests a room between...

Red Hot Video buildings fall to the wrecking ball (PHOTOS)

Boarded up for years now, and without a roof for nearly nine months, the buildings on the corner of Caledonia and Douglas Street were finally demolished today. A corner grocery store, Red Hot Video, and...

The eviction letter Victoria Courthouse campers received from the province

The campers at “InTent City” on Victoria’s courthouse lawn were served notices on Friday from provincial representatives – they must vacate the area by Feb 25th due to safety concerns. The notice was given at...

Homeless campers served notice after province announces new transitional housing and shelter

The homeless campers at "InTent City" on Victoria’s courthouse lawn were served notices today from provincial representatives - they must vacate the area by Feb 25th due to safety concerns. The notice was given at...

Over $50,000 in drugs seized during search of Langford home

A Langford man is in custody after West Shore RCMP found over $50,000 worth of drugs in his home during a search warrant, Wednesday night. RCMP say a 22 year old Langford man, was arrested...

The first female First Nations MLA elected in BC history makes a dramatic entrance (VIDEO)

Melanie Mark makes a dramatic entrance after winning her Vancouver-Mount Pleasant by-election. Mark becomes the first female First Nations MLA elected in BC history. Video may take a second to load. FULL STORY: http://www.cknw.com/2016/02/02/by-elections/  

UPDATE: Mt. Edwards Court bought by province to house homeless by March

It appears that BC Housing has indeed purchased the Mount Edwards building on Vancouver Street with plans to convert it into a support housing facility for the city’s homeless. CHEK News is reporting they have...

UPDATE: Province releases report for McKenzie interchange – partial Cloverleaf seems to be the popular option

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a public engagement between November 16 and December 11, 2015 regarding the McKenzie Interchange to provide information and to receive feedback. The information gathered in the first phase...

CANCELLED: Pro-rape ‘pick up artist’ group meet in Victoria

UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb 3/15 5:05pm PST.  According to website posts and twitter remarks, all worldwide meets have been apparently been cancelled for this Saturday. On the group's website, the organizer posted the following: "I can no...

Mini Market theft suspect turns himself because of social media

West Shore RCMP have confirmed they have located the car and person involved in the 88 Mini Market theft. https://twitter.com/westshorercmp/status/695012861282750464 --- original: West Shore RCMP are investigating a theft that took place at 88 Mini Market on...

Victoria named the most romantic city in Canada by Amazon

Love is in the air on Vancouver Island! Two cities on the island finish in the top 20 as the most romantic, announced today by Amazon.ca! Victoria continues to let love shine, taking the top...

Tofino’s Main Street to be Revitalized

Tofino's historic Main Street is about to undergo a major revitalization, according to a government press release this week. "The goal of the revitalization is to bring more action back to Tofino’s historic downtown - near...

Canada 2nd best country in the world!

Canada has been ranked as the second best place to live in the world, according to this list of the world’s best countries released Wednesday, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. From a list of 60...

Horse Riders Launch Petition Keep Lochside Trail Multi-Use

Saanich Peninsula horse riders have started a petition, which currently has over 1000 signatures, to stop the paving of a section of the Lochside Trail. The unpaved areas are located between Island View Road in Central Saanich and...

Saanich woman sexually assaulted after answering door knock near Shelbourne Plaza (VIDEO)

Saanich police are searching for a suspect after a sexual assault and robbery on Wednesday night.  The assault happened at a residence on Church Avenue, near Shelbourne Street and Cedar Hill Cross Road. Police released...

Province commits $10 million for B.C. ground search and rescue

Ground search and rescue volunteers who drop what they are doing at a minutes notice to help those that are lost or injured in B.C. mountains and back-country, are getting a boost from the...

ICBC Reports Top 6 Fraud Files of 2015

Insurance fraud costs every B.C. driver more than $100 per year on their insurance policy. It's believed that between 10 to 20 per cent of auto insurance claims have some level of fraud or exaggeration. This...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking into expanding not only here on Vancouver Island, but across...

New pilot program at CFB Esquimalt aimed at veterans and their families

Medically-released veterans at CFB Esquimalt will be able to access the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) as part of a four-year national pilot program. For a two-year period post-release, medically-released Canadian Armed Forces members...

Study concludes costs outweigh benefits of bridge to Gabriola Island

Results of the Gabriola Island Fixed Link Feasibility Study conclude that while a bridge appears to be technically feasible, it would not be a cost-effective alternative to the current ferry link. Because of this, the...

Walmart to begin charging for plastic bags on Feb. 9 starting in BC; aims to eliminate the bags

Walmart Canada says it will stop providing free plastic bags to customers beginning Feb. 9, 2016, in an effort to promote the use of reusable bags and ultimately eliminate plastic film from land-fill. Customers will...

National Post describes Victoria Tent City as looking like a refugee camp

'It looks likes a refugee camp': Inside the Victoria park where about 100 homeless moved into huts and tents VICTORIA - "Welcome to my home," smiled the middle-aged man. He calls himself Mud. "Home" is...

Take a look at the future Belmont Market Shopping Centre! Formerly Belmont Secondary School (PHOTOS)

The land formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School will be transformed into a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping centre and will be known as, Belmont Market Shopping Centre. The development will also include over 330 new residences,...

Police warning young women after 12 indecent acts in Saanich and Victoria

Victoria Police are working with Saanich Police to catch a male who is approaching youthful-looking women and girls at bus stops in the CRD. This male approaches, makes vulgar, sexually explicit comments or exposes...

Security camera footage from inside and outside showing car crashing into a Victoria nightclub (VIDEO)

It was a frightening scene downtown Thursday night, after a car drove across all lanes of Douglas, jumped the sidewalk, then crashed into the Distrikt Nightclub entrance and down the entrance stairs at Strathcona...

Car crashes into the Distrikt Night Club at Strathcona Hotel (PHOTOS)

It was a frightening scene downtown Thursday night, after a car drove across all lanes of Douglas, jumped the sidewalk, then crashed into the Distrikt Nightclub entrance and down the entrance stairs at Strathcona...

Police asking for help in locating over $2000 in stolen hockey equipment

Victoria Police are hoping the public can assist them in locating hockey equipment stolen from a car parked in the 900 block of Douglas Street on January 15. The owner of the vehicle was in...
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