Saturday, April 20, 2019


Province invests $300,000 in programs targeting domestic abuse

Three organizations on Vancouver Island have received a part of this funding

BC Transit buses in Victoria will have real-time tracking by late July

Around 2/3rds of the fleet is already equipped with the on-board audio and visual announcements.

This One-Man Star Wars Trilogy show is coming to Victoria in May

Coming to town on May the Fourth (be with you)!

Here’s how you could own one of BC Ferries’ retiring vessels

Currently going for just $12,250 😲

“Extraordinary General Meeting” being held to save Vancouver Island’s only adoption agency

If it closes there will only be 2 private adoption agencies left in BC.

BC Ferries adding over 300 annual sailings to Nanaimo and Gabriola Island

They’re part of the 2,700 additional sailings announced in February.

Victoria police seize concealed knife and bear spray from teen in Centennial Square

There’s been an increase in violence and drug/alcohol use in the area.

Douglas Street to be shut down on Monday due to protesters

The environmental protest is scheduled for 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Minors now need a chaperone accompanying them on party buses in BC

The new rule comes into effect just ahead of graduation season.

RCMP investigating string of intentionally set fires at Nanaimo elementary school

There have been 8 fires since the beginning of April.

VicPD searching for missing 41-year-old woman

Her family is very concerned for her well-being.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday April 18th

It's the last day before the Easter long weekend!

Province expands mental healthcare support for nurses, healthcare assistants, and 911 operators

Workers in these fields regularly encounter traumatic situations.

People have donated over $1 billion to rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral

French president Emmanuel Macron has set a 5-year deadline to complete the restoration of the cathedral

Oak Bay father Andrew Berry’s double-murder trial reveals unsettling details

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and may be disturbing to some readers.

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps has been appointed to BC Transit’s board of directors

She'll be one of 7 people in charge of overseeing the management of the crown corporation

Province invests $3.2M to make textbooks at BC universities free

Programs in science, early childhood education, engineering and more will benefit.

Esquimalt-based HMCS Regina seizes another 3 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The profits from the hash would have gone to local crime networks.

Victoria’s first cruise ship of the season docked on Tuesday

It’s poised to be the largest season yet.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday April 17th

Dance the night away with Metric and July Talk.

UVic researcher awarded $1 million grant to fund his cancer research

He’s designing a diet-based immunotherapy.

Comox Valley RCMP take over search for missing man first reported missing in Surrey

He was reported missing from the mainland on April 2nd.

4 places to get chocolate mini egg desserts in Victoria this Easter long weekend

How does a whipped mini egg cheesecake sound to you? 👀

Cat belonging to woman killed in Esquimalt fire found injured but alive (PHOTOS)

‘Blueberry’ was found with singed fur, bloody and burned paws, and whiskers “not even half an inch long”.

There’s an electric vehicle scavenger hunt coming to Victoria next month

Over 100 local businesses are participating.

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