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Evacuation alert issued for Vancouver Island village due to wildfire (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Residents of village of Zeballos are ready to leave their homes in 30 minutes, if necessary

Red Cross appeals for donations to aid people affected by BC wildfires

Thousands of people have been displaced by the wildfires

Environment Canada lifts air quality advisory for Vancouver Island

The skies are almost back to normal!

Victoria named among top ten friendliest cities in the world (SURVEY)

The only Canadian city on the list! 🙌🏽

VicPD investigators seize fentanyl and firearms in latest drug bust

Officers believe the fentanyl was headed for the streets of downtown Victoria

Chapters Victoria is having a giant moving sale right now

So. Many. Books. 📚😍

Canadian Blood Services urgently needs donations before Labour Day

They've also updated their eligibility criteria for donors

Victoria Lavender Farm is closing its doors for good

This means no more goat yoga 😭

Impaired driver collides with Victoria police van on Cook Street

The officer who was driving the van is now recovering from his injuries

Saanich tent city injunction hearing adjourned until end of August

The residents of the encampment were also given 72 hours to comply with a fire order
Smartphone ICBC

More sexually explicit phone calls target female employees at Victoria businesses

Officers are now advising victims to record these calls when possible
V2V Empress

V2V ferry service from Victoria to Vancouver will not operate in the fall or...

The last sailing of the season will be on October 15th

Air quality advisory issued for all of Vancouver Island

What's that chill in the air, you ask?
wildfire

Province requests federal government assistance to deal with wildfires

There are around 600 wildfires burning through BC as of this morning
RCMP Sooke

Police investigating after woman’s body found near Comox ferry terminal

Her body washed up on shore on Saturday

Over 30 new wildfires are raging on Vancouver Island

The majority of them were caused by lightning storms

VicPD investigate alleged sexual assault at Beacon Hill Park

The victim was assaulted while unconscious in the park

Grieving orca mother spotted without her dead calf after almost three weeks

J35 pushed her dead baby around with her for at least 17 days

The largest car show in Sidney is happening this Sunday

A parade of fascinating vintage vehicles! 😍

Environment Canada issues more heat warnings for Vancouver Island

Get ready for 31°C weather today, Victoria 😅
Lisa Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps to launch new campaign office at free public event

Eat, drink, and tell the mayor what you think!

Saudi Arabia orders all of its students to drop out of Canadian universities

Over 16,000 students will be affected in this latest diplomatic fray

Victoria WestJet employee searches for owner of camera

Counting on social media to work its magic!

Fire crews combatting out of control wildfire in Nanaimo

The wildfire grew from 50 hectares this morning to 75 hectares at the time of publication

Snorkeler finds bracelet with “significant” engraving in Nanaimo River

She believes the engravings on the inside of the cuff have special meaning to its owner.

The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend: August 11-13

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies! 💫

Police make one arrest after high intensity search near Cook Street Village

Emergency Response Teams were also on site

Justin Trudeau was on Vancouver Island this weekend (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Imagine going out for a casual day of shopping and running into the Prime Minister of Canada!

Vehicle nearly rolls into the ocean at Clover Point

Luckily, bike paramedics were riding by and were able to help the driver

Suspect sought after he randomly assaulted an employee in downtown Victoria

He headed straight for the employee section, and then assaulted a staff member

There were 89% fewer foreign property buyers in Victoria this June (STUDY)

Possibly due to the implementation of the foreign buyer's tax in Victoria

There will be three pop-up markets happening at Uptown in August

60+ unique local artisans all in one place!

UVic researchers develop industrial-grade plastic to manufacture lighter vehicles

The future of energy efficient vehicles could be right here in Victoria!

Police issue advisory after juvenile cougar spotted in Saanich

The feline was last seen in Outerbridge Park

Victoria woman seeks public help in finding stolen Tour de Rock bike (PHOTOS)

Erin Glazier rode the bike in question at the 2012 Tour de Rock

Vote for your favourite BC wine and WIN one of three wine packages

Get ready to wine and dine in style 🍷

Three fireworks displays happening in and around Victoria this long weekend

Not one, not two, but THREE different dazzling displays 😍

Volunteer firefighter dies in tubing accident on Cowichan River

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help his family cover expenses

BC Children’s Hospital patient and philanthropist surprised with dream trip to Australia

13-year-old Emma Locke has been helping make dreams come true for years. Now, it's her turn

Victoria police search for missing 26-year-old woman (UPDATED)

Daniella Richer-Arseneau was last in touch with her family on June 23rd

Driver charged with impaired driving in vehicle rollover accident in Central Saanich

Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to hospital with minor injuries