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Starbucks is changing its bathroom policy after racial controversy

No more sneaking in and hoping an employee doesn't catch you

Victoria city council approves new pathway connecting Fairfield, James Bay

The expanded pathway will cut through Beacon Hill park
Camosun Students Category 12 Brewing Beer

Here’s how much Canadians spent on liquor last year

Per person, British Columbians were the second-biggest spenders in Canada at $864
Fentanyl overdose crisis

There were 161 illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. last March

There were no deaths recorded at supervised consumption or drug overdose prevention sites
Victoria Police Needle

Man dies in fiery crash on Cowichan Valley Highway

The identity of the man has yet to be determined

Former pistol range at Thetis Lake converted back to park

For over 100 years, police forces, security companies and gun clubs used the area as a firing range

New paint formula means brighter, more reflective lines on Vancouver Island roadways

The thicker lane markings will contain higher-quality glass beads in the paint formula

Wakey, wakey! Esquimalt Buccaneers Days is setting sail this weekend

There's no shortage of things to do this year

The CRD is investing $90-million to build more affordable housing

It'll fund the construction of 1,000 affordable units and 400 shelter-rate units

Two people arrested from Esquimalt after intensive armed robbery investigation

The investigation involved 24 officers and ran a combined 790 hours

Here’s how to become a volunteer for the 2019 World Juniors

While the positions are unpaid, there are a ton of perks that come with volunteering

Colwood man shoots another with nail gun after “tempers flared”

Officers found the victim with a single nail in his abdomen.

B.C. government issues update in response to emergency alert failure

No specific reasons were given for the alert's failure

RCMP warns Sidney residents after another rash of car break-ins

Don't forget to lock your doors!

The RCMP major crime unit is investigating a woman’s death in East Sooke

Investigators do not believe there is any risk to the public
Victoria Police Needle

Man killed at Nanaimo ferry terminal was wanted in connection with violent crimes

RCMP are investigating if the three incidents are connected

CRD approves updated affordable housing strategy

Total rental demand within the CRD is estimated to reach 34,167 units by 2038
Victoria Police

Victoria police arrest pair of suspects for breaking and entering, stealing mail

It continues to be a busy week for Victoria police, as officers seized drugs and stolen property including mail while arresting a Victoria man and...

Boxing BC to host national boxing event in Langford next year

The championship is in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Victoria Event Centre hires new ‘consent captain’ to prevent sexualized violence

She'll be at events to deal with non-consensual behaviour
Victoria Police

Victoria police received 80 calls for service Monday night

And there wasn't even a full moon!

Three provincial parks to be renamed as part of reconciliation efforts

One of the parks is on Vancouver Island

Shooting reported at Nanaimo ferry terminal (UPDATED)

Witnesses say the terminal is fully blocked off

Air Canada and WestJet sever ties with Hopper over ‘secret fares’

It was too good to be true, it seems

The Elements Casino Victoria grand opening is this weekend

Just make sure you know your limits

An important B.C. farmers’ market program is getting an expansion

Farmers' markets are about to get a lot better 👩‍🌾

Canadians are getting the world’s worst deal on wireless pricing

If you think data is too expensive, you're right to complain

School district delays Fernwood garden decision until the end of May

The district says the garden will stay for the time being

You should probably change your Twitter password

The company suggests changing your password wherever you've used it before

46 supportive housing units are being built in Courtenay

The proposed modular housing will support people experiencing homelessness

Scott Building renovation concepts revealed by new owner (PHOTOS)

Renderings have just been released by the developer

West Shore RCMP seeks man connected to property related offences

He is alleged to have committed several property-related offences in the West Shore area
Victoria Police Needle

Two men arrested following attempted knifepoint robbery

Thankfully, nobody was injured

City of Victoria launches BYOB video contest

It's not what you think! 😛

Starbucks to close Canadian stores for implicit bias training

The company will close 1,095 stores along with their regional offices across the country

Free the fuzz at Uptown Shopping Centre this weekend

Help raise funds for Special Olympics BC!

School district orders removal of Fernwood community garden

The garden technically sits on Victoria High School property
BC Legislature

Provincial government acquires 190 hectares of land

It will be used to expand new and existing provincial parks

Here’s why an NYPD cruiser was driving around Victoria this week

It was being used to film the latest Hallmark movie
cannabis

Senate committee asks for one-year delay on cannabis legalization (UPDATE)

Plans for legalization this summer may go up in smoke

Victoria teenager suffers life-altering injuries in playground robbery (UPDATED)

Police are seeking information on two suspects