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News

The new Johnson Street bridge delayed yet again

It's hard to believe the initially scheduled completion date was September 30, 2015

Milk produced and sold on Vancouver Island being recalled after ‘foreign material’ found

The recall applies to a number of two-litre and four-litre milk products.

Times Colonist building to undergo “evolution”

Recently purchased by Merchant House

CRTC bans smartphone unlocking fees

Changes come into effect on December 1st, 2017

Chestnut tree brings down power poles on Balmoral Rd

Victoria Police are advising drivers to steer clear of the area around the Balmoral Rd and Vancouver St intersection after a chestnut tree brought down two power poles. It appears a pair of utility poles...

Summer weather is returning to Victoria this weekend!

Get out your shorts and flip flops!

Free house listed on UsedVictoria

All you have to do is pick it up

UPDATE | Missing 11-year old Qualicum Beach girl found in Vancouver

UPDATE | The mother of missing 11-year old Florence Dawn McNab says that her daughter had been found safe in Vancouver. -- original: Oceanside RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year-old girl. Police...

Mayor Lisa Helps accuses Victoria BC Today of “fake news”

Helps commented that the local blog is "treading a very fine line towards libel"

Harbour Air adds solar panels and beehives to airport green roof

We're not the only buzz in town!

Victoria Police looking for person of interest in robbery investigation

If you see Christopher Divyan, police advise you not to engage and to call 250-995-7654

Volunteers picked up 555 lbs of debris off Esquimalt Lagoon beach (PHOTOS)

Do us all a favour, and keep your butts off the beach!

RCMP seize approximately 1000 suspected drug tablets near Millstream Rd

A 30-year-old Langford woman and a 34-year-old man were arrested

Saanich police issue second warning after large bear spotted on Tuesday

A large bear was spotted in the Hartland area of Saanich on Tuesday afternoon prompting a second warning from Saanich Police. The bear was seen roaming in a backyard at around 4 p.m. Saanich Police officers...

Del Manak appointed Victoria’s new police chief

Manak has held the position of Acting Chief since December of 2015

UPDATE | Police confirm they are investigating after a man tried to get an 11-year-old boy into van

The suspect is described as First Nations, approximately 30-years-old, with a moustache and a beard. He was wearing a black ball cap with orange dots around it.

Victoria Mayor proposes “billet program” to ease rental crisis

Lisa Helps made comparisons to Victoria's WWII effort to house homeless war workers

Transit commuter posts a “heads up” warning after finding needles on bus

The needles were found on the #50 Goldstream bus.

The Canada 150 toonie is secretly glow-in-the-dark

The new toonie, features a stunning design of the iconic Northern Lights that GLOWS IN THE DARK!

Victoria City Council to crack down on short-term rentals

Airbnb hosts could be forced to purchase business licenses or else suffer fines

Victoria Police seek Blanshard St. robbery victim

The victim is described as 6'1 with a blue shirt and khaki pants.

Police investigate suspicious death in Duncan

A body was found in the hallway of a residential building at 1000 Government Ave

Concerned aunt warns of possible attempted abduction in Central Saanich

The man is described as being between the ages of 30 and 40 with a tanned complexion with shortish hair.

Police warn of “comfortable” bear roaming Saanich neighbourhood

Some Saanich residents had an unexpectedly eventful weekend

Google releases Canada’s most misspelled words by province

Alberta's was surprisingly Mary Poppins-related

BC Ferries listed as one of the world’s most scenic ferry rides

Beautiful British Columbia is at it again

New waterslide park opens tomorrow in Tsawwassen

Ready to make a Big Splash?!

BC Housing won’t rebuild burned subsidized townhouses

The subsidized-housing units were the site of a fire on November 18, 2016

Meanwhile in North Vancouver: 100’s of RCMP pose on Capilano Suspension Bridge

What do you get when you take over a hundred RCMP officers in full attire and put them on a bridge together? A fantastic photo! Staff Sergeant Paul Duffy of the North Vancouver RCMP imagined...

UPDATED | Victoria Police locate missing elderly man

UPDATE: Police have located Robert Harvey Lang and will reunite him with his family. https://twitter.com/vicpdcanada/status/873298325289783296 ORIGINAL: Victoria Police have issued an alert for a missing elderly man. Robert Lang, 79, who goes by the name of Harvey has...

There’s going to be a foam party tonight at Distrikt Nightclub

 The dancefloor will be bouncing and bubbly.

Here are 7 things to do today in and around Victoria: Friday June 9

Don't let a few clouds hold you back!

12-year-old boy grabbed while waiting at a bus near Tillicum Elementary

Police are looking for a white male in his sixties with a blue baseball cap, a blue pinstriped collared shirt, and a black umbrella with orange polka dots

Road rage caught on camera in View Royal (VIDEO)

The identity of the drivers is unknown

Victoria announces plan to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

$180 million in new housing would be part of legacy package

BC Ferries awards $86.5 million contract for 2 new ships to Dutch company

A Victoria shipyard received the maintenance contract.

Victoria City Council Supports Fort Street Bike Lanes

The motion is expected to pass in a meeting tonight

Nashville Predators player replaces stolen hockey gear for Victoria boy

A father's Facebook post found its way to Matt Irwin, who didn't hesitate to help

UPDATED | Traffic flagger struck by vehicle on Sooke Road

The flagger suffered non-life threatening injuries.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: There will be closures at McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 next week

From June 12 to 16, watch out for another wave of Mackenzie Interchange construction.

V2V Vacations reveals winning jingle and runners-ups (AUDIO)

Three especially ear-wormy tunes won big prizes

Victoria Police looking to identify fraud suspects (VIDEO)

Investigators are exploring

Politicians have been called back to the British Columbia legislature on June 22

No party won a majority of seats in a provincial election last month.

BC Ferries’ Newest Vessel on Display at Ogden Point

Quick, head down to Ogden Point to get a look at the vessel before it leaves.

Open burning ban now in effect for most of B.C.’s south coast

The fire ban is going into effect nearly a month later than it did last year on May 12.

17 badly neglected dogs removed from Cowichan breeder

The dogs were voluntarily surrendered after a brief investigation.

Two men arrested in Langford with several hundred pieces of stolen mail

Investigators are working closely with Canada Post to ensure the mail is directed back to its intended recipients.

Two BC Hydro vehicles were destroyed by fire in Royal Oak (VIDEO)

Overall damage was estimated at more than $80,000.