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Brush fire blazing near the Malahat in Shawnigan Lake

Stay wary if you're travelling on the Malahat today

Several suspicious brush fires erupt in Saanich Panama Flats area

They were hastily put out by Saanich fire crews

23 crowd shots from Rock the Shores 2018

Can you spot yourself? 👀

Esquimalt homes on Lampson Street are being evacuated due to a gas leak

Fortis BC and Esquimalt Fire officials are on site

Victoria Police arrest woman carrying replica firearm

At the time, it looked like a very real black handgun

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for missing 34-year-old woman

She was last heard from on June 11th

Four-vehicle accident closes down McKenzie Ave on Sunday night

It was caused by a Honda driver who suffered a "medical event"

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Greater Victoria

You probably saw this coming 🔥

VicPD warn Chinese community after another extortion attempt

This specific brand of scammers is known to target the Chinese community on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland

Police investigating call involving weapons in downtown Victoria

BREAKING: Two people are in custody following an incident in Bastion Square

DJ Pauly D is adding another show in Victoria

After his first show sold out in the blink of an eye!

Indigenous and local governments can ban cannabis production on their land

But only those that are grown in industrial-style bunkers

Here’s when to watch the FIFA World Cup final in Canada

Who are you supporting? 🇫🇷⚽️🇭🇷

Victoria is set to experience seven straight days of sunshine

Accompanied by temperatures well into the high 20s ☀️
Victoria Police

13-year-old girl who went missing found safe by Police

She is now with her family

Victoria now has a ‘clinic on wheels’ to provide healthcare for the homeless

It's equipped with everything you would find in a doctor's clinic

Province purchases Woodwynn Farms in Central Saanich

It will serve as a therapeutic recovery community for people living in off-site supportive housing units
Victoria Police

VicPD kicks off campaign to apprehend more impaired drivers this summer

Around 65 British Columbians die in crashes involving impaired driving every year

Elderly man who jumped off a Victoria-bound cruise ship found dead

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation

There’s a new program in BC that makes it easier for couples to get...

Except for couples who have children

12 recent ScanBC tweets that’ll make you LOL

Everyone needs a good laugh now and then 😂

Here’s what the SPCA says to do if you see a dog locked in...

Why is leaving the A/C on not enough? Why shouldn't you break the window right away? The SPCA answers it all.

Power outage affecting over 1,500 in Sooke and Metchosin

Crews have been on site since approximately 1:15 p.m.

Female employees at Victoria businesses targeted by sexually explicit phone calls

Nine reports of inappropriate, anonymous phone calls have surfaced over the past 6 months

Popular Victoria food delivery service shuts down for good

'My Accio' had a 4.9 star rating on social media, along with several good reviews

RCMP cordon off Thetis Lake area for ongoing investigation

Unconfirmed reports suggest there were shots fired in the area

Grab a FREE root beer at any A&W in Canada this Saturday

Can't say no to that! 🥤

Crews searching for elderly man who jumped off a Victoria-bound cruise ship

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria is assisting the US Coast Guard crews in their search efforts

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is coming back in August

Human pretzels, escape artists, hula hoopers, and more!

Central Saanich Police are looking for missing 26-year-old man (UPDATED)

Giuliano Passeri is visiting Canada from New Zealand, and was last seen on July 6th

This Tofino townhouse could be all yours for only $210K

There are just a few conditions...

The Admirals Road construction and safety upgrades are now complete

The goal was to make the road safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike

Do you know who owns this little lost dog in Sooke?

She was found running along the Sooke highway

2-year-old girl dies in fatal Saanich vehicle incident

She was hit by her father's minivan while he was leaving the house

Nanaimo is building over 150 new affordable housing units for seniors

Monthly rental rates are expected to range between $706 (studio) and $1,147 (two bedroom).
Victoria Police

Police officers use tourniquet training to save Esquimalt man’s life

The man was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and in need of immediate first aid

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws by 2020

Saving the world, one plastic straw at a time 🌎

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will be marching in the Victoria Pride Parade

Along with local MPs Murray Rankin, Randall Garrison, and Alistair MacGregor 🏳️‍🌈

Saanich Police arrest founder of tent city for obstructing fire safety measures (UPDATED)

No other residents of the encampment posed any obstruction to the Fire department

Truck driver involved in fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash arrested

29-year-old Jaskirat Sidhu is facing 29 charges, and if convicted, could go to jail for more than 24 years.

These six Victoria bus shelters just got a lot prettier

Have you seen them yet? 😲

This Langford home has its own indoor ice rink (PHOTOS)

...and it's up for rent! 😲

Victoria Humane Society urgently needs more people to foster animals

With 23 cats in her home and at least 6 more litters on the way, Penny Stone is desperate for more foster families to step forward

Victoria police rescued two dogs left in hot car on Thursday

"PLEASE don't leave your dogs in your car," reads a tweet from VicPD

Mars is going to be the closest to Earth that it’s been in 15...

Ain't no party like a Mars-gazing party! 😃

BC Centre of Disease Control issues alert due to threat of measles

A passenger carrying the virus travelled from New Delhi to Vancouver on Wednesday