Monday, August 10, 2020


UPDATE | Police confirm they are investigating after a man tried to get...

The suspect is described as First Nations, approximately 30-years-old, with a moustache and a beard. He was wearing a black ball cap with orange dots around it.

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!

Annual Aboriginal Cultural Festival returns to Victoria this weekend

Head down to the Royal BC Museum from June 16-18, entry is free!

Two Victoria restaurants among Canada’s top 100 outdoor patios

Opentable have released their annual list, and two of Victoria's favourites are on it!
Airbnb

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
Phillips Backyard Weekender Crowd

Here is the full line up and schedule for Phillips Backyard Weekender

Rain or shine, you won't be disappointed!

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.
Bear sighting

Police warn of “comfortable” bear roaming Saanich neighbourhood

Some Saanich residents had an unexpectedly eventful weekend

Victoria-based software company surpasses 200 million installs

Tutela is now the world’s largest provider of crowdsourced mobile usage and quality data

5 reasons to check out Fernfest on June 16-17

A weekend of fun for the whole family!

Victoria Royals name Dan Price as new head coach

Price is the club’s third head coach since relocation to Vancouver Island.

Google releases Canada’s most misspelled words by province

Alberta's was surprisingly Mary Poppins-related
BC Ferries

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

Here are 11 things to do this weekend in and around Victoria: Saturday...

From waterparks to cleaning up the ocean, here are 12 things happening around town this weekend, Saturday June 10  and Sunday, June 11. SATURDAY Esquimalt Adventure...

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...

UPDATED | Victoria Police locate missing elderly man

UPDATE: Police have located Robert Harvey Lang and will reunite him with his family. https://twitter.com/vicpdcanada/status/873298325289783296 ORIGINAL: Victoria Police have issued an alert for a missing elderly man. Robert...

There’s going to be a foam party tonight at Distrikt Nightclub

 The dancefloor will be bouncing and bubbly.

Never been to a HarbourCats game? You can go to the June 12 game...

Never been to a HarbourCats game? It’s time to change that.  

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

Here is the full schedule for Canada 150 celebrations

In case you missed it, the Canada 150 schedule in Victoria which spans over 11 days has been released - and we are stoked! The performances will...

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.
Reddit Least Favourite Victoria

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.

Bald eagle adopts orphan red-tailed hawk chick in Sidney (VIDEO)

Watch Sidney's unlikeliest foster family in action!
Hwy 1 closed

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
Ivy-covered Empress

Victoria’s annual Naked Bike Ride set to return on June 17th

Victoria's cycling community, exposed!
Mr Mikes

Mr Mikes will be back in Victoria after 25 years

Ready to have your taste-buds tickled?

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.

Beloved Saanich homeless man to be honoured with memorial bench

All are welcome to the unveiling and celebration of life on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm.

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.

Final Sunfest Country Music Festival lineup released

Cowichan Valley’s hottest country festival adds 18 more artists

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.
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