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Comox Valley RCMP seeking suspicious man seen waving at traffic

The man was seen "frantically waving" at passing vehicles
bike lane

There were 39,000 cycling trips over this Saanich bike crossing in July

That's 5,000 more crossings than the same time last year 🚴‍♂️
U-bicycle

U-bicycle North America extends bike share network to Langford

30 bikes will be part of the city's network
vancouver island metal festival

The Vancouver Island Metal Festival starts tonight at Centennial Square

There will be a follow-up show at Logan's Pub 🤘
elizabeth may

Elizabeth May will let NDP leader Jagmeet Singh run unopposed in Burnaby election

Singh accepted her offer of the "leader's courtesy," a long-standing tradition
water gun

Victoria’s biggest water gun battle is back this weekend at Fort Rodd Hill

Want to prove your might in the field of battle AND beat the heat?
Victoria Police

71-year-old Esquimalt man faces four charges of sexual assault

Police believe there may be other victims

James Bay resident’s shop scooter stolen from underground parking lot (UPDATE)

It was stolen from the James Bay Square underground parking lot on Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian government is working on a new national statutory holiday

There are two potential dates up for discussion
wildfire

B.C. declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

The state of emergency will initially be in effect for two weeks
missing person

West Shore RCMP looking for missing 13-year-old boy (UPDATED)

He has a history of blackouts and has gone missing before
j35

This painting of the grieving orca J35 has 11,000 shares on Facebook

The painting portrays J35 holding her dead calf above the water
carey road

This is why a traffic light is being installed on Douglas Street at Carey...

It's part of the province's priority bus lane project

West Shore RCMP responded to three collisions in one hour on Sunday

Thankfully no one was seriously hurt
domino's pizza

Domino’s Pizza is offering 50% off on signature pizzas for the rest of the...

But there are some restrictions... 🍕
Tour de Victoria

Every road closure during the Tour de Victoria this Saturday

Over 1,500 cyclists are expected to take part 🚴🏻‍♀️
marijuana cannabis

Non-medical cannabis retailers can now apply for licences in B.C.

Any current retailers who wish to sell recreational cannabis will have to apply and obtain licensing to do so
puppies

Air Bud Entertainment is looking for puppies to star in a new TV show

Do you have a puppy that's ready for their close-up?
Thunderstorm

Greater Victoria might be in for a thunderstorm tonight

We hope you weren't planning on watching the meteor shower...
nanaimo bear

The Nanaimo RCMP is about to send this stuffed bear on the trip of...

You can follow his adventure at #nanaimobear or on the Nanaimo RCMP Facebook page
maple mountain

Police look to identify suspicious man seen before the Maple Mountain fire

The fire has been burning since Wednesday but is currently contained
Cougar

Cougar spotted on Cordova Bay Road late Friday evening

Officers were unable to locate the animal after searching the area
mckenzie interchange

WATCH this new aerial footage of the McKenzie Interchange project (VIDEO)

Construction on the interchange has now passed the 20 month mark
killer whale

Biologists make contact with sick killer whale J50 off coast of San Juan Island

J50, also known as Scarlet, was said by biologists to be in "poor condition"
Dragon Boat Festival

The 2018 Victoria Dragon Boat Festival starts today at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Victoria Buzz will be live-streaming some of the races on Sunday

Rallies for and against the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue planned...

They are both scheduled to take place at noon.

Body discovered near Lake Cowichan confirmed to be missing Oak Bay woman

The BC Coroner's Office confirmed what many had already feared
Cadboro Bay Festial

The Cadboro Bay Festival is coming to Saanich this weekend

The festival takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nanaimo man arrested after discharging firearm in house

Two children were present at the time

Celebration of life to be held today for man killed in garbage truck accident

He was a well-known member of the street community
ICBC

NDP announces changes to make ICBC insurance rates more fair

"Right now, the system is broken," attorney general David Eby said

Multiple vehicle collision closes southbound lanes of the Pat Bay Highway (UPDATED)

Four vehicles were involved in the collision
susan simmons

Poor conditions force swimmer to reschedule Juan de Fuca double-cross

She will now attempt the swim on August 18, 19, or Sept. 1

Pinty’s brand chicken breast strips recalled due to listeria concerns

There have been no reported cases of illness so far
jagmeet singh

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will run for election in Burnaby South

The seat will be vacated by NDP MP Kennedy Stewart this September

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 9th

It's a hot one this week, folks!

Vancouver Island will have the lowest tide for years to come this Saturday

Beaches are going to look a little dry this weekend

Victoria HarbourCats aiming for playoff spot at tonight’s regular season finale

The West Coast League playoffs start on Friday, August 10
John A. Macdonald

John A. MacDonald statue to be removed from Victoria City Hall

Lisa Helps says the statue will be removed and stored in a city facility "until an appropriate way to recontextualize MacDonald is determined." 
bc spca

Celebrate International Cat Day with a party at the Victoria Event Centre

It's the purr-fect excuse for a party 🐱
langford teacher

This Langford teacher is up for a $5,000 prize from Post Foods

He needs your vote to stay in the top 10 nominations
saanich police

Saanich police arrest woman suspected of two arsons in Oak Bay

Two other Oak Bay fires remain under investigation
red-light cameras

Red-light cameras now operating 24 hours per day at high-crash intersections

Two of the cameras are in the Greater Victoria area
BC Legislature

Three southern Vancouver Island residents appointed to Order of British Columbia

They were among the 14 people appointed this year

Evacuation order and alert issued as Nanaimo Lakes wildfire grows

The fire has grown to 131 hectares in size
snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are soaring over Nanaimo this Wednesday

They'll fly over the Nanaimo Harbour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Langford Lake and Glen Lake closed to swimmers due to poor water quality

Neither beach is recommended for water activities at the time