Friday, July 19, 2019


VicPD warn that thefts from vehicles are on the rise this summer

There were 23 reported thefts in 3 days last week.

Inmates who escaped from Vancouver Island prison captured in Esquimalt

The inmates were violent offenders whose convictions include murder.

RCMP searching for suspect in midday robbery at TD Bank in Sidney

He produced a note demanding cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

Saanich firefighters extinguish dramatic semi-truck malfunction at University Heights

Smoke was emerging from the vehicle’s engine compartment.

You have 10 days left to complete BC’s Daylight Saving Time survey

It’s received the highest number of responses in recent BC survey history.

Construction begins on 48-unit family rental apartment building in Colwood

Approximate projected rent is $1,300/month for one-bedroom units

Vancouver Canucks versus Calgary Flames preseason game tickets to go on sale in August

The game is being played at our very own Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre! 🏒

Oak Bay driver nearly hits traffic control flagger on a sidewalk

The flagger was there to indicate a road closure

Esquimalt Naval Base rescue a vessel involved in explosive incident

The vessel had explosive detonators on board for construction purposes.

Saanich Police issue warning after another cougar sighting this morning

It’s believed to be hunting pets and small animals.

Vancouver Island grandmother wins $500K lottery prize while waiting for dentist appointment

She plans on sharing her winnings with her family.

Victoria city councillor tables motion to oppose Quebec’s new religious symbols law

The law prohibits public service employees from wearing religious symbols at work.

VicPD teams up with local business to replace Victoria boy’s stolen bicycle

The locked bike was stolen from his school while he was in class.

BC announces regulations and insurance policy for ride-sharing services

One more step towards finally getting Uber!

Baby orca born near Tofino confirmed to be a girl

This is one gender reveal party we can get behind!

Two inmates have broken out of William Head federal prison in Metchosin

Both are considered dangerous and should not be approached by civilians.

Saanich Police issue warning about cougar believed to be hunting pets

The feline was spotted near Hampton Park

Colwood City Council votes in favour of ferry service from West Shore to Victoria

Research into the project is still in its very early stages.

Colwood man arrested after stealing cell phone from courthouse

And he'll be returning to court for this crime...

BC Passenger Transportation Board says province has a ‘public need’ for ridesharing

“...there is compelling evidence that taxi service cannot meet peak period public need.”

Saanich Police issue warning after multiple people arrested for squatting in RVs

One homeowner noticed a naked man enter his RV.

Saanich child abducted by parent 3 years ago has been found in Europe

In 2016, 4-year-old Kaydance Etchells was taken to Europe, in defiance of a court order, by her birth mother Lauren Etchells

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes north of Vancouver Island Wednesday night

No tsunamis were expected following the quake.

Driver crashes into Saanich police SUV after running red light

That's a lesson they won't forget any time soon...

Non-uniformed police officers will be marching in Victoria Pride Parade this year

A decision made by the Victoria Pride Society and the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee

Police seek help identifying third teenager who beat up 17-year-old boy in Langford

Two of the three teenagers, who allegedly took turns beating up the victim with a baton, have been arrested

Majority of British Columbians approve of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (STUDY)

Many also believe that expanding the pipeline means cheaper gas prices for BC

Prominent Vancouver Island cheesemaker and politician dies in hiking accident

Clarke Gourlay was on a club trip to Mount Donner when he fell to his death

Vancouver Island breeder hands over 21 dogs found in unacceptable living conditions

Most of them have illnesses or infections, and require surgeries and intensive care

Victoria Cool Aid Society has just finished their busiest year ever recorded

Nearly 1,000 meals were served each day at the 51-year-old organization.

Saanich Police investigate Saturday morning armed robbery at gas station

He robbed the Chevron gas station at gunpoint before fleeing

KFC Canada is getting rid of all plastic straws and bags by October 2019

Starbucks, A&W, and Subway all announced the same move last year

BC is increasing public school funding by over $1 billion compared to 2017

Education funding has increased by 17.1%

Fire crews contain 3 hectare wildfire in Saanich on Canada Day

Firefighters from multiple detachments worked together for several hours to contain the blaze

Several Apple MacBook Pro laptops recalled in Canada due to fire hazard

There have been 5 reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation in the US

One teenager hospitalized with knife wounds after altercation in Langford school yard

Police are asking anyone who caught the interaction on surveillance footage to contact them

Johnson Street Bridge experiences first major mechanical malfunction

It hasn’t been able to be raised since Thursday 😬

56-year-old Washington man found guilty in murder of Saanich couple killed in 1987

It was a cold case for decades until cutting edge DNA technology found some answers