Tuesday, July 16, 2019

News

BC government wants your opinion about ending Daylight Saving Time

Do you want to end the practice of Daylight Saving Time?

Victoria woman rushed to ICU after being hit by the same car twice while visiting LA

The driver hit her once, then backed their car up and struck her again.

Here’s why there are dozens of load bearing posts at Uptown parkade in Saanich

They make for an intimidating sight, but they're there for an innocent reason

GoFundMe campaign launched for family of 13-year-old who tragically died on Sooke field trip

His last act was warning other students of a falling tree.

West Shore RCMP seeking 32-year-old man wanted for sexually assaulting minors

Richard Tom is wanted for 8 counts of sexual offences

39-year-old man arrested for armed robbery and theft of high end rings in Nanaimo

Dustin Williams allegedly pointed a firearm at the Best Buy Liquor Store clerk before stealing money from the till

Downtown Victoria business owners believe lack of parking and safety are top concerns (REPORT)

Cases of graffiti and drug paraphernalia nearly doubled in one year.

Pacific FC is building BC’s largest indoor field house in Langford

The $5 million facility is expected to open in Fall 2019.

Woman found dead following early morning apartment fire in Saanich

Two other people have been taken to the hospital with unconfirmed injuries

Crews extinguish large multi-unit apartment fire in Saanich (UPDATED)

Richmond Rd at Carrick is currently closed to traffic as crews deal with the aftermath of the fire

Camper receives over $1,000 fine for starting campfire in a Langford park

He was in a non-camping zone 🤦🏽‍♀️

36-year-old woman arrested for stealing from Seaspan ferry in North Saanich

Police found and arrested her after she paddled out to a nearby sailboat

BC Ferries delays alcohol sale on vessels pending liquor license approval

They were expected to roll out beer and wine sales on select vessels this month

Victoria man sentenced to 2 years in prison for assaulting VicPD K9 service dog

PSD Uno was struck in the head and face multiple times

Youth vaping increased by a shocking 74% in Canada last year (REPORT)

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for the government to increase regulations.

BC Gang Enforcement Team assisting investigation of two shootings in 48 hours on Vancouver Island

So far they've checked out numerous people associated with the street-level drug trade

Teenager from Lansdowne Middle School dies during field trip near Sooke

One other person remains in critical condition.

Baby bunnies and stranded turtle rescued in Saanich

It doesn't get cuter than this 😍

New federal bill completely bans bestiality and animal fighting across Canada

Animal sexual abusers will now be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry.

Canada welcomed the largest number of resettled refugees in the world last year (REPORT)

Over half of the refugee submissions were for children.

Canada has officially outlawed the import and export of shark fins

Canada has been the largest importer of shark fins outside of Asia

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

41-year-old man arrested for break-and-enter in North Saanich

Thanks to a collaboration between Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and Saanich Police

Air Canada named best airline in North America for 3rd year in a row

This is the eighth time they've received the title within 10 years

You can float down Victoria’s Upper Harbour in a Hot Tub Boat this summer

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like 🛀⛵

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

Trudeau government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Their initial approval of the project was revoked by the Federal Court of Appeal last year

BC Transit is adding more buses to 4 busy summer routes in July

The bus routes go to Thetis Lake, downtown, the ferry terminal, and more.

Vancouver Canucks to hold training camp at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

They will also play their first pre-season game at the barn on Blanshard! 🏑

Victoria council approves demolition of remaining Plaza Hotel building

But certain historic architectural elements of the building will be preserved

Hikers can now access Juan de Fuca trail after extensive upgrades

Featuring increased safety measures

BC Coroners Service report reveals there was no foul play in death of Ben Kilmer

He is survived by a wife and two young children

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Man arrested for stealing from change room lockers at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

He also had a steel saw that could be used as a break-in tool. 

City of Victoria will provide free menstrual products at public facilities starting this summer

Victoria will be the first municipality in BC to do so

RCMP search for wanted 21-year-old man believed to be on Vancouver Island

If you see him, call police and do not approach

Victoria council decides to fund Remembrance Day policing after public backlash

They also issued an apology to veterans and anyone else offended by the original motion

Victoria residents lose over $20,000 to new type of phone scam

They were contacted by fraudsters pretending to be lawyers

Instagram users report app outages across North America and Europe (UPDATED)

People are already flocking to Twitter to complain

Nanaimo RCMP seize various weapons from teenagers carrying them “for protection”

A hatchet, double sided knife, and hammer, among other things

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

West Shore RCMP arrest shoplifter who tried to hide from police under a tarp

"Clearly the suspect hadn’t thought out his hiding spot..." 😂

Decades old Victoria diner will close to make way for new residential development

Pluto’s Diner’s 31-year lease comes to a close in 2020.

Bell and Telus launch competing mobile plans to keep up with unlimited Rogers data plan

Bell has a similar unlimited plan offer, while Telus decided to take a different route

6 warm weather records were broken on Vancouver Island on Wednesday

And 17 records were broken across BC ☀️

Rogers launches “unlimited” cellphone data plans across Canada starting tomorrow

There will be a speed cap at 10GB but no additional charges for going over

A new bike skills park will be opening in Saanich next year

It may also include a skate track, rope course, bouldering, and more.

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