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This boxer needs our help to heal his broken heart—literally

Let's help Duke out so he can play at his new home!

Victoria police issue public warning after man injured by hidden syringe

The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening

Victoria Royals tap John Wilson to chair Memorial Cup bid committee

The host city for the Memorial Cup will be announced in October this year

Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Victoria for its sixth year

Have you put together your all-white ensemble yet?
Victoria Police Needle

38% of British Columbians think crime is getting worse in their community (POLL)

46% of those surveyed on Vancouver Island were more likely to say crime has gotten worse in the past four years
centennial square

Victoria wants your feedback on how to improve Centennial Square

People can fill out a short online survey by Aug. 6!

Food recall issued for Europe’s Best brand field berry mix

The recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store
victoria harbourcats

Victoria HarbourCats’ only female player will pitch her last game this week

Claire Eccles is leaving the team to train for the upcoming Women's World Cup in Florida

The Revolution will be live at the Phillips Backyard Weekender on July 22

The band will play a 90-minute set of Prince hits on the third night of the festival
regina park

Saanich police make several arrests in connection to Regina Park camp

Camp supporters criticized the police for drawing a connection between poverty and crime
police dog

Council approves dedicating park to Victoria police dog killed in line of duty

PSD Chase died after sustaining injuries during response to a domestic dispute
smoking

Passive-aggressive vandal targets Saanich woman’s smoking spot for months

The war of passive aggression has been ongoing since January

BC Ferries reports results of first phase of Swartz Bay consultations

Much of the feedback focused on better food options and waiting area seating
made in canada

These three Ontarians are making a list of products made in Canada

The list includes around 70 products and counting!
firefighters

Firefighters deployed from B.C. to assist efforts in Ontario and Quebec

BC Wildfire Service says that sufficient personnel and resources will remain in B.C. to respond to fire activity at home

Search & rescue deployed to Maple Bay in search of missing 82-year-old

Gladys Barman was last seen at the Petro-Canada on West Saanich Road on July 5
marijuana cannabis

B.C. government signs agreements with non-medical cannabis producers

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch also announced that the first BC Cannabis Store will be located in Kamloops
Victoria Police Needle

Woman seriously injured after vehicle collision in North Saanich

The 71-year-old remained in critical condition on Tuesday

GoFundMe started for Saanich family who lost two-year-old in tragic accident

"The last thing they should have to worry about is everyday tasks that need to be done."
bc transit

BC Transit’s first electric bus will go into regular service this month

The bus can travel at least 250 kilometres on a single charge 🚌
driving

This is the flattest route you can take driving from Victoria to Alberta

The route takes around 11 hours to complete.

Saanich to reconsider banning single-use plastic bags

Saanich initially voted in favour of a ban last October, but held off on further action pending a Supreme Court case.
drivers

Here’s what NOT to do when you’re driving in downtown Victoria (VIDEO)

And people say cyclists are the problem...

Malahat overnight paving work is starting tonight and will take two months

Paving will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday evenings.
greyhound

Greyhound Canada will no longer provide bus services in B.C.

Decreasing ridership was one of the primary factors behind the decision.
wildfire

Tugwell Creek wildfire near Sooke now 80% contained, unlikely to spread

There are 88 firefighters still on scene fighting the blaze.

Johnson Street Bridge traffic will be delayed for paving work this Sunday

Paving work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
coast guard

Canadian Coast Guard opens new search and rescue station in Victoria

The new station will be home to a 14.7-metre lifeboat and a rigid hull inflatable boat.
port alberni

Port Alberni RCMP still investigating case of missing father and son

An Instagram post from Jan Stelmaszyk seemed to imply they are in Italy.
hospital

B.C. government announces new hospital building for the Cowichan Valley

The new hospital is expected to be nearly triple the size of the current one.
gladys barman

Oak Bay police release new photo of missing 82-year-old woman

Gladys Barman was last seen at the West Saanich Road Petro-Canada on Thursday.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to assist RCMP in Ucluelet homicide investigation

The DEA would not confirm how or why it's assisting in the investigation.
toronto shootout

Victoria woman witnesses deadly Toronto shootout

The shooting claimed the lives of two men, including an associate of hip-hop artist Drake

Reporter who alleged Justin Trudeau groped her 18 years ago speaks out

The reporter says that "the debate, if it continues, will continue without my involvement."
mustard seed

2,000 jars of peanut butter were donated to the Mustard Seed last week

Somebody bust out the white bread 🍞
Ben Kilmer

Search for Ben Kilmer continues as wife asks those with information to come forward

Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward.
rock painting

Local rock painting group brings splash of colour to Victoria region

Have you found a painted rock in your travels? 👀
depression

Research into brain proteins could lead to new treatments for depression

The research was conducted at the University of Victoria.
byo bag

The winners of the BYO Bag contest are hosting a beach cleanup this Sunday

The cleanup will take place at the Gorge Waterway on Sunday morning.
Jan Stelmaszyk

Father and son reported missing after camping trip are safe (UPDATE)

Jan Stelmaszyk confirmed on social media that he and his son are safe and sound.
wildfire

Smoke from Sooke wildfire sweeps over Greater Victoria region

Can you smell the smoke from where you are?

Provincial government releases Employer Health Tax notice

The tax will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019, pending legislative approval.
CANADIAN MONEY

Nearly half of Canadians spend more during summer than other seasons (SURVEY)

Despite spending more money in summer, only 19 per cent of Canadians try to save during the first half of the year.
beer

This year’s Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets are now on sale

Over 60 breweries and two cideries will be pouring approximately 250 beers and ciders! 🍺

Victoria home ownership costs take up almost 63% of income (REPORT)

They've gone up nearly 15 per cent in the last three years.
modo

Modo now allows drivers with ‘L’ licenses to use its carsharing service

Young drivers will be designated as Green Members, who can join Modo under a Principal Member's account.
mick foley

WWE Hall of Fame legend Mick Foley is coming to Victoria this August

Foley will take audiences through the story of his most famous match: Hell in a Cell on June 28, 1998.