Tuesday, May 18, 2021


tear gas

Two workers hospitalized after exposure to a tear gas component in Central Saanich

A coffee can contained a compound called chlorobenzalmalonitile, a component of CS gas, or tear gas.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck and will go smoke free

Passengers are prohibited to smoke, and to stay in vehicles on closed decks.
Drunk Driver Crash House

A suspected drunk driver crashed an SUV into a Nanaimo home

Talk about a rude awakening!
Atomic Vaudeville Victoria Fringe

Victoria Fringe Festival Starts This Week

Victoria Fringe Festival is back! A decades-long tradition, the 31st annual Fringe returns this Wednesday, bringing theatre, comedy, dance, magic, and more to our city. Fifty-eight...
Bear sighting

Bear spotted at Bow Park in Saanich Monday night

The park is located near Cedar Hill Road and McKenzie Avenue.

Oak Bay police arrested two men with a “great deal” of stolen property

Property stolen from Langford among the items seized.

Uber-enabling legislation to be reintroduced by the BC Green Party

Andrew Weaver: "If we wish to consider ourselves as innovators in the emerging 21st-century economy we must be willing to embrace the innovation that we create."

Saanich Fair is around the corner and you could win passes (CONTEST)

Dust off those July 1st outfits for the Labour Day long weekend!
Johnson Street Bridge Rendering

The first shipment of Johnson Street Bridge steel arrived in B.C. on Sunday

The completion of Victoria's long-awaited Johnson Street Bridge finally seems to be on the horizon (knock on wood).
Solar Eclipse

18 amazing photos and videos of Victoria’s solar eclipse

There was a solar eclipse today and Victoria's photographers were hyped.
lochside trail bike

Man seriously injured after being attacked with his own bike

A bizarre incident on the Lochside Regional Trail in Central Saanich left one man bloodied, with broken bones.
Johnson Street Bridge Deconstruction

Cyclist seriously injured near Johnson Street bridge has died

“We are devastated,” Fern Smythe, president of the Parent Advisory Council at Dunsmuir Middle School, told the Times Colonist. “The whole community is reeling. The shock of it. It’s going to leave a huge hole.”

UPDATED | Family and friends are looking for a missing 25-year-old Victoria man

Markus Spodzieja was last seen on August 18 at 2% Jazz Midtown

5 things to know about the RCMP Musical Ride happening August 26 and 27

The Musical Ride is almost as old as Canada itself

Nanaimo woman worried about elderly father being robbed sets up hidden cameras

From Global BC: A Nanaimo woman worried her 93-year-old father was being robbed set up surveillance cameras to capture the culprit. While the cameras have not...
John Horgan

A former BC Liberal leader is suing John Horgan, a cabinet member, and an...

Wilson was recently fired after four years as an LNG advocate under the BC Liberal government.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries experiencing record levels of Passenger and Vehicle Traffic

Noticing more sailing waits and bigger lines for White Spot? It's not your imagination.

Legends Valley Music Festival announces new name and adds Wyclef Jean as new headliner

Wyclef replaces Body Count, who had to pull out after an injury to their bassist.

Wiener dog survives cougar attack in Metchosin

"I'm like 'come on, let's go' and I heard this shriek," King told CHEK News. "[Max] was laying on his back, screaming and the cat was just on top of him."
Victoria Commonwealth Games 1994

5 things to know about Victoria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

We broke down what the games would look like so you don't have to.
Riverdale Tiera Skovbye Polly Cooper

Riverdale’s “Polly Cooper” got engaged at Shawnigan Lake

The high-school drama may seem endless on-screen, but at least one of Riverdale's characters has settled down in real life.

67-year-old Alberta man drowns in hotel pool in Port Alberni

Police said it appears that the man initially collapsed and died as a result of a medical emergency.
Tour de Victoria

The Tour de Victoria will cause moderate traffic delays this weekend

It'll take more than a few bike lanes to accommodate Victoria's cycling community this Sunday!
Drake Canada billboard

A Canadian rapper put up a billboard in LA and it’s going viral

It first appeared in 2016 as an advertisement for the OVO clothing line, but now it's suddenly back in the spotlight.

BC Hydro investigating outage on the Saanich Peninsula

Approximately 1,800 residents and businesses are without power.
Nanaimo RCMP thief

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying Fairway Market thief

The suspect male is white, 40-50 years of age, 5 ft. 10, with short hair, greying on the sides.

Here is the Victoria Royals 2017 training camp schedule 

Training camp will open on Wednesday, August 23rd .

An incredibly rare solar eclipse is taking place over Victoria on August 21

People in Victoria will be able to see a 90 per cent solar eclipse.
Back to School

Here are 10 money-saving back to school shopping tips

Where did the time go?!
BC Ferries Night Sailing

BC Ferries adds one-night-only late sailings from Vancouver Island to the mainland

"Weekends in August are a very popular time to travel with BC Ferries."
Smartphone ICBC

ICBC is researching smartphone-disabling technologies

Refraining from texting and driving could save your life. Soon, it might save you money, too

There’s a new Airbnb in Victoria that costs $1,045 per night (PHOTOS)

With an additional $400 Cleaning Fee and $500 Security Deposit, the "Coast house 1&2 with cottage" is the City of Victoria's most expensive current Airbnb listing. 
Budget

BC minimum wage will go up to $11.35-an-hour

The $0.50 increase brings BC's wage up to the third-highest provincial minimum wage in Canada.
Townline Victoria Tallest Building

Vancouver Island’s tallest building could soon be built in Victoria

Named the Hudson Place One, the project would entail mixed-use condominium units, rental apartments, and a ground-floor retail community.

Rock blasting on Malahat causing heavy congestion and delays on the Malahat

Webcam shots show southbound traffic backed up to the Malahat Summit.
V2V Empress

V2V Empress out of service for the next four weeks

Alternative methods of transportation are being made for those who are pre-booked.
Puppies Adoption BC SPCA

12 adorable puppies available for adoption from Victoria SPCA next week (PHOTOS)

WARNING: This article contains incredibly cute photos.
Johnny Depp Sword Fight BC Children's Hospital

Johnny Depp surprises and sword-fights patients at BC Children’s Hospital (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Hollywood star reprised his Pirates of the Caribbean role as Captain Jack Sparrow for over five hours, greeting every single patient.

Police seeking Ford Focus driver involved in apparent “road rage” incident

The driver of the dark grey 2005 to 2010 four door Ford Focus sedan is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 to 56 years-old with short grey hair.

GoFundMe campaign launched for Central Saanich mother seriously injured in car crash

The single mother of two suffered serious injuries and is currently in ICU.

UPDATED | RCMP looking for missing 42-year-old View Royal woman

Heidi Whitehead was last seen August 14, 2017 at around 1:15 a.m.

Police release photo of Sidney pizzeria robbery suspect

Police: The suspect spoke with “a smokers voice”.

Province to end controversial grizzly bear trophy hunt in British Columbia

The ban will take effect Nov. 30, 2017, throughout the province.

McDonald’s celebrates 50th anniversary with 67¢ hamburgers on Wednesday

McDonald’s Canada was formed in 1967.

Victoria HarbourCats offering FREE live stream of tonight’s game

They are one win away from their first WCL Championship! Baseball ⚾️

Panago Pizza in Sidney robbed at gunpoint on Friday

The suspect obtained a small amount of cash before fleeing on foot.
saanich police

One person seriously injured in early morning crash on Burnside Road West

Investigators are attempting to determine whether speed or impairment played a factor in the crash.

Central Saanich police looking for missing 28-year-old woman

Niki Spearing drives a 1975 Edson motor home with BC license plate EX896F.
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