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City of Victoria set to move ahead with plastic bag ban starting in July

Don't forget your reusable bags, people!

You can cast your vote in Victoria’s first ever Participatory Budgeting!

For the first time ever, YOU get to decide how the city spends $50,000 on its projects and initiatives

One in eight Canadian families have family/friends who face opioid addiction (REPORT)

26% of Canadians consider it a crisis.

Police seeks witnesses in reported assault case

Did you happen to see a commotion on Finalyson Street yesterday morning?

Health Canada warns consumers about “unidentified capsules” in Flintstones Plus Iron multivitamins for children

Make sure to check your pack of Flintstones chewable tablets before giving them to your kids!

Central Saanich man arrested after dog found with serious injuries

Police are hoping to speak with the Good Samaritan who stopped to provide assistance.

Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria returns for 2018

Get ready to explore the wonderful tastes of your home city!

Abortion pills will be available for free in BC starting Monday

The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.

Oak Bay property available for purchase with Bitcoin

According to the latest price charts, the house would cost approximately 137 Bitcoin.

Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team announced today

For a generation of hockey fans, the 2018 Winter Olympics will provide a completely new hockey experience. For the first time since 1994, Olympic teams will not be comprised of National Hockey League talent. Instead,...

Thieves make off with $6,000 of fuel using stolen gas card (PHOTOS)

Police released surveillance photos of the alleged suspects.

UPDATED | Central Saanich police are looking for a missing 13-year-old

Terrence Lafortune left Bayside School earlier today and there are concerns for his safety.

The 13th annual Victoria Whisky Festival is happening this month

Learn and celebrate all things whisky 🥃

Roaming tent city sets up in Central Saanich

The much-publicized roaming tent city has made its latest stop in Saanichton Green Park, in Central Saanich. 

Group against horse-drawn carriages posts fake “business closed” signs (AUDIO)

A rollercoaster of an interview with CFAX's Adam Stirling blew the story wide open

Dates announced for Victoria’s only Cheese and Meat Festival

Victoria’s only Festival dedicated to the charcuterie board returns this spring!

UVic research team to track climate change impacts with the help of Arctic communities

A unique approach is being taken!

Dog walker in Victoria pricked by discarded needle left in paper bag

This is the second incident this week.

Senior fights off masked intruder in her Nanaimo home

The suspect left empty-handed.

Victoria police looking for missing 27-year-old man

Have you seen Gregory Segers?

Mysterious urn washes up on shore in Sidney

Did you forget someone?

Sooke RCMP officer fends off man attempting to bite her face

Just one of the many bizarre occupational hazards of being a law enforcement officer.

Victoria Police Department looking to hire six new officers after budget increase

VicPD has not had a budget increase in about eight years.

There’s a pet food drive happening right now in memory the beloved downtown greeting dog

Because Cody knows that every pet deserves to go to sleep with a full belly every night. 

3-year-old pricked by syringe at a business on Pandora

The child was taken to hospital.

UPDATED | Sooke Road closed Monday night following vehicle incident

The road was reopened just before 10 pm. Injuries were minor.

Police nab man bound for Victoria with 3 kilograms of cocaine and other drugs

The 23-year-old was attempting to board a ferry to Swartz Bay.

Police seek man for “making lewd gestures” near West Shore Parkway

The suspect has been described by police as a Caucasian male, between the ages of 65 to 75 years old.

Mayor Stew Young begins adding more parking lots in downtown Langford

Langford is also working on introducing bike lanes.

Victoria Mayor responds to allegations of Johnson Street bridge design flaw

The accusations were made in an article that appeared in Focus on Victoria magazine on Wednesday.

Multiple dogs succumb to parvovirus infection in Sooke

Gentle reminder to make sure your dog is fully vaccinated!

UPDATED | Local business owner leads desperate search for stolen work truck

The 2003 GMC Sierra belongs to Gavin Chamberlain, owner and operator of Heritage Masonry Ltd

A public funeral is being held for Oak Bay sisters on January 12th

The community is invited to come honour the memory of the Berry sisters at Christ Church Cathedral next week

22-year-old man charged with murdering his mother on Salt Spring Island

Martin Vandenberg was apprehended under the Mental Health Act in early December, and has now been charged with second-degree murder.

Man arrested after domestic assault and rifle shots fired in Sooke home

The incident took place on New Year's Eve, and the suspect is currently in custody facing several charges

Victoria Police takes a new approach to combating distracted driving with seminar option

Distracted driving is now killing more people than impaired driving in some provinces. Despite an increase in fines, penalty points, and numerous campaigns stating the dangers of not giving the road full attention, distracted driving...

A Victoria cyclist has spent years creating GPS “doodles”

After a long hiatus, Stephen Lund is bringing his bike-riding artistry back to the streets!

Victoria police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run

The dump truck was making a right turn from Finlayson Avenue onto Douglas Street

67-year-old Courtenay cyclist found in ditch dies in hospital

It’s still unclear how he ended up in the ditch.

Police said suspect tried to drown police dog during chase near Qualicum Beach

The police dog would escape serious harm.

20 places to take your kids on a rainy day in Victoria

Keep your child(ren) entertained through these wet, wintery months.

Police release photo of break-and-enter suspect caught on surveillance video

One suspect has already been arrested.

Check your 649 lotto ticket! Someone in Victoria is $1M richer

One lucky Victorian is $1M richer today!

Father charged in Christmas Day double homicide of Oak Bay sisters

The charges were announced Wednesday afternoon.

Police looking for missing 18-year-old Courtenay woman

Jenna Usipuik was last seen December 27th, 2017.

Police identify driver killed in head-on crash in Sooke

The other driver was transported to the hospital but later released.

UPDATED | VicPD looking for missing 43-year-old man with outstanding warrants

Raymond Williams also has an outstanding warrant for his arrest.