Saturday, September 21, 2019


29-year-old man stabbed in Saanich for refusing to share his cigarettes

The suspect first punched the victim's girlfriend in the face, which is when he stepped in

UVic students will study with prison inmates in new philosophy course this Fall

10 UVic students and 10 Wilkinson Road jail inmates will be studying works by influential writers and thinkers

VicPD arrest alleged drug dealer operating near Esquimalt school

They also seized cash, suspected drugs, and a large amount of weapons

RCMP searching for violent offender who may be on Vancouver Island

If seen, do not approach and call 911.

Major vehicle collision closes Highway 19 lanes on Vancouver Island

The highway is expected to be closed for at least an hour.

Camosun college will supply free menstrual products on Lansdowne campus washrooms

In the first floor men's and women's washrooms in the Library and Learning Commons

BC announces new 152-unit mixed income housing in View Royal

34 of those units will be rented out at $375/month

33-year-old man arrested for allegedly robbing a BC Transit driver in Central Saanich

The driver was physically uninjured in the incident

28-year-old Duncan man arrested and charged with sexually harassing young girls

He also allegedly vandalized merchandise with profanities and crude drawings.

Heavy police presence in downtown Victoria as officers deal with barricaded man (UPDATED)

BREAKING: Happening on Johnson and Blanshard Streets

Oak Bay firefighters free deer stuck in metal fence early Tuesday morning

And it walked away without any injuries!

Theft from vehicles is up over 100% in some parts of Victoria this year

It's up by 236% in the Rockland neighbourhood

UVic research finds that average Canadian drinker consumes 250 calories of alcohol everyday (STUDY)

A.k.a. 11% of their daily estimated energy requirement 🍸

New $18.5M overpass will be built at Pat Bay Hwy and Keating Cross Road in Central Saanich

Funded jointly by the federal government and the District of Central Saanich

The grand opening of Langford’s Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground is this Saturday

The playground is in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty.

BC Hydro applies for 1% rate reduction starting April 2020

If approved, it would be the first rate decrease in decades

Victoria’s first ever international women’s college basketball tournament is coming to UVic

It’s only the second time that the NCAA is coming to Canada 🏀

Retired Vancouver Island teacher wins $675K scratch-and-win grand prize

He’s looking to buy sails for a boat he’s building.

Island Health expands bacteria advisory for Elk/Beaver Lake

2 previous advisories for the lake were released earlier this month.

West Shore RCMP recover large amount of stolen property from vacant residence in Langford

Including paintings and an extensive comic book collection

Saanich Pearkes Recreation Centre closed due to flooding after broken water pipe

The extent of any damage is unknown at this point.

SPCA seeks donations for Nanaimo cat who requires $6K surgery

“Fizz is a social butterfly who loves to snuggle with people and other cats."

Police no longer believe foul play was involved in Saanich death

A Victoria man’s body was found in a driveway last week.

BC’s long-term autumn forecast has just been released

Winter is NOT coming…

Someone in Nanaimo won $5 million in Lotto 6/49 draw

Check your lottery tickets! 🤑

4 Saanich intersections now have high-friction road coating

For the purpose of reducing rear-end collisions

BC Transit extends late-night service hours to address increasing demand

They've also added 8 new buses to the fleet

Rash of bike thefts in 24 hours prompts warning from Victoria police

1 bike trailer and 10 bikes were stolen in the past 24 hours.

Victoria firefighters respond to hydro pole fire on Bay Street

Expect traffic delays in the area

Surge of counterfeit $100 bills reported in Saanich

Police have provided a crash course on how to identify this fake cash

VicPD seeking public assistance in locating ‘high-risk’ missing woman

“...the circumstances of her disappearance are high-risk.”

Victoria’s first all-in-one taxi hailing app is looking for drivers

Are you looking to make some extra cash? 🙋

Police advise people to check their bank accounts after ATM skimmer found in downtown Victoria

"It is not known at this time how long the skimmer was at the ATM, or how many cards may be impacted."

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Second suspect in Oak Bay gunpoint robbery arrested by Sidney RCMP

The first suspected was arrested shortly after the incident occurred.

Victoria man wanted for alleged parental abduction arrested at airport

Brent Erskine took his four-year-old daughter out of the country in defiance of a court order

Victoria cyclist captures series of “weird” events on camera last Sunday (VIDEO)

Including a racoon getting hit by a car, and a collision between a cyclist and a 'tow strap' attached to an SUV

Saanich approves two new student housing buildings for UVic

One of them would be the tallest building at the university

Saanich police recover shoes and backpack belonging to man found deceased in driveway

They are now reconstructing the events two days prior to Andrew Sidor's death

BC releases controversial new rules on ride-sharing

For example, ride-share drivers must have the same minimum rate as taxis.

VicPD seize fentanyl, heroin, replica firearms and over $50,000 in drug trafficking investigation

After weeks of investigation into reports of drug trafficking

New 6-storey affordable rental building coming to downtown Victoria

The building will feature affordable “micro-suites”.