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. 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.

Driver comes forward in Saanich hit-and-run crash on Wilkinson Road

A 56-year-old woman suffered serious injuries.

Man arrested after pellet gun fired at passing vehicle on Johnson Street

The female was injured when her window was blown out.

Saanich Police warn public after two aggressive deer attacks

Deer can become aggressive as they are protecting their fawns right now.

Saanich man sentenced to 5 years in jail for fires at Home Depot and townhouse complex

He wanted to cause mayhem as revenge for Home Depot not hiring him.

City confirms needle was found taped to handrail in downtown Victoria parkade

The needle was found by a security guard about 3 weeks ago.

Shopper falls through access panel inside downtown Victoria business

A 69-year-old woman suffered a broken arm after she fell through an opened access panel while shopping in downtown Victoria on Saturday. The incident happened at the Rexall Pharmacy on Douglas Street where the shopper...

Saanich will no longer provide dog waste bags to park visitors

Saanich can save $10,000 plus labour by cutting the program.

UPDATED | James Bay Elementary hold and secure lifeted after police arrest break-and-enter suspect

The suspects are wanted for an alleged B&E in James Bay.

136 people died from illicit drug overdoses in April

That's nearly 4 people dyeing everyday in BC from drug overdoses

Section of Gorge Park closed after discovery of body

The body was spotted by two people who were out on the water.

Highway 14 near Sooke remains closed following a logging truck rollover

There’s no detours available and no estimated time of reopening, according to Drive BC.

Police warn of man exposing himself to children near a school in Esquimalt

Victoria police are urging parents and caregivers to speak with their children after receiving a series of reports involving a man exposing himself to children during after school hours in the area around Macaulay...

Woman arrested in Saanich after hitting several cars intentionally including several police cars

The driver intentionally collided with another vehicle in the 1500-block of Church Street causing injuries to the other driver.

Police are investigating the discovery of a female body in Bowker Creek

Police are investigating after the discovery of a body in Bowker Creek near Oak Bay Recreation. A passersby reported seeing a body of a woman in the creek at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police don't suspect...

UPDATE | West Shore RCMP asking for help finding missing teen

Brown is described as aboriginal, 4’5,” 119 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

20 minute delays expected over the Malahat for the next year during safety improvements

Safety upgrades will take place between Shawnigan Lake Road and Aspen Road