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Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

The HarbourCats will wear Humboldt Broncos hats on opening night

HarbourCats fans have already helped raise $2,424 to support the Humboldt Broncos
Empire Donuts

Empire Chicken and Donuts is coming to Cook Street Village

Prepare your arteries🍗 🍩
Beaver Most Canadian Thing Ever

This Nanaimo break and enter might be the most Canadian thing ever (PHOTOS)

If we had a nickel for every time this happened... We'd have exactly one nickel 🇨🇦
Victoria Police

Two people sent to hospital after Centennial Square assault Thursday

There are unconfirmed reports that two people were stabbed

Second Cup planning to convert some of its coffee shops to sell pot

The coffee company has 286 locations across Canada

Oak Bay High school students gather data on Victoria harbour water

Hopefully, their work will allow thousands of salmon fry to be released into the Salish Sea
saanich police

Saanich police continue to investigate death of man 45 years ago

One theory at the time was that Cooper had been the victim of a hit and run
CANADIAN MONEY

Central Saanich resident out $500 after falling for CRA scam

A fake representative of the Canada Revenue Agency demanded $500 in iTunes cards.

Vancouver Island breeder surrenders 45 neglected dogs to the BC SPCA

The dogs’ coats were extremely matted with feces and urine

Grieving Victoria mom pens open letter after son’s memorial stolen

"There’s very little, if any value. If your goal was to hurt me or my family, you failed," said Yannick Aubin. "We lost a piece of our hearts, not much can truly affect us after."
Elizabeth Buckley School

Elizabeth Buckley School forced to close its doors due to teacher shortage

An independent elementary school in Victoria is citing BC's teacher shortage as a "direct" cause of its closure this June.

Boy’s heartwarming tribute to the Humboldt Broncos goes viral (VIDEO)

Make sure to watch until the end... #Humboldtstrong

Dog reunited with Saanich owner six months after being stolen (VIDEO)

We're not crying, you're crying... 😭🐕❤️

Victoria police officer passes away 30 years after car crash put him in a...

A funeral with full police honours is being planned and details will be announced once they are known
Maternity Leave

Maternity, parental, and compassionate care leaves could all be extended

Pregnant mothers could soon have an extra two weeks of leave

Police cruiser t-boned on the way to a domestic assault call (PHOTOS)

The officer was transported to the hospital, while both occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.

Mother of slain Oak Bay girls set to run half marathon in their honour

Donating to the "Chloe & Aubrey Memorial Fund" will contribute to the Mary Manning Centre and the Chloe and Aubrey Berry Scholarship Fund

Victoria Royals’ season ends with playoff loss to Tri-City Americans

Tyler Soy, Chaz Reddekopp, and Kade Jensen have all played their last WHL games 😭
Hospitals Wi-Fi

Petition started for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

Let's get patients and families some much-needed internet!

Motorcycle rider critically injured in Nanaimo crash

Police believe alcohol and speed were "definitely contributing factors"
saanich police

Saanich Police on the hunt for black Mercedes involved in hit & run

The black four-door Mercedes will likely have significant damage on the rear portion of the driver’s side

Multiple vehicles damaged in View Royal over spring break

Car doors were keyed and tires deflated

Police looking for person of interest after stolen credit cards used

The cards were stolen from a home in Central Saanich
RCMP Sooke

Nanaimo man charged with attempted murder after stabbing

The 25-year-old victim who suffered life-threatening injuries is recovering

Victoria Royals defeat Vancouver Giants to even the series (VIDEO)

Tyler Soy returned with a hat trick!
RCMP Sooke

Impaired driver nearly crashes into fuel truck on Sooke Road

The driver was seen swerving from one side of the road to the other.

Nanaimo RCMP looking for missing 77-year-old man

He has not been seen or heard from since January

38-year old man dies after being struck by vehicle in Nanaimo

RCMP Victim Services is assisting the occupants of the vehicle and a female pedestrian

West Shore RCMP officers cleared after woman’s jaw broken in custody

Video and audio backed up officers' claims

Canada’s largest Social Media conference returns to Victoria in May

Want to gain followers, build your brand, and stay on top of trends? Social Media Camp is exactly what you need.
Gas Prices Victoria

Gas prices have jumped to $1.49 / litre around Greater Victoria

Quick, fill up on gas if needed!

20-year-old arrested and charged in Langford stabbing

The victim remains in hospital in stable but serious condition

Janet Austin appointed as new BC Lieutenant Governor

She will replace outgoing Lieutenant Governor, Judith Guichon

Nanaimo gas station owner stops robbery with baseball bat

Police said they do not condone the actions of the gas station owner, who should have just called 911
saanich police

Saanich police are looking for a stolen speed reader board

The GPS was disabled in the area of Vanalman Ave and Glanford Ave
Victoria Police Needle

Man dead after single-vehicle crash on Mount Washington

Two female passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Downtown Victoria is getting a new fire hall and emergency centre

The proposed 41,700 square-foot state-of-the-art mixed-use facilities will be located on Johnson Street

Oak Bay police looking for man who reportedly exposed himself to teenage girl

The incident happened near the stairs at the north end of the Esplanade.

Fire rescue battling large house fire in Victoria

The fire was reported around 11:50 am

West Shore RCMP investigating weekend stabbing near Langford Lanes

The suspect is still at large but police said there is no threat to the general public

Comic Con took over Victoria this weekend (PHOTOS)

Did you spot any of your favourite characters?!