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Newborn orca calf spotted on Victoria whale watching tour

Welcome to the world, little one!

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

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

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

Pregnant mothers could soon have an extra two weeks of leave
Kids health

$4.7 million invested to support kids health on Vancouver Island

Child and youth mental health ☑️ Rural and remote access to healthcare ☑️ Early childhood development ☑️
Hospitals Wi-Fi

Petition started for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

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

These five baby goats were born at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm this morning

Five more reasons to go to the petting zoo! 😍
British Columbia childcare

Starting in April, BC parents could save up to $350 a month on childcare

"Parents in every corner of B.C. will start seeing their child care bills go down next month," said Premier Horgan.

Rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island prompts advisory

Stay away from herring eggs

Province invests $11 million for 37,000 more MRI scans in 2019

It is expected to significantly reduce wait times in BC
BC Legislature

Here’s everything you need to know about B.C.’s new speculation tax

The NDP government expects that 99% of British Columbians will not be affected by it

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm closed due to water main break

No petting baby goats for two whole days 😞

The next Pup Star movie is hosting auditions in Victoria today

Does your pup have what it takes to be a star? 🐶

Two puppies stolen from East Sooke property

The abduction occurred at about 2PM today

Dowtown Victoria’s resident barred owl spotted again (PHOTOS)

What should we name him? 🦉🤔

Dog-sitter caught repeatedly throwing pet chihuahua into the ocean

It's every pet owner's worst nightmare
Baby Goats UVic

Baby Goats are coming to UVic this afternoon

Cuteness overload! 😍

Online petition launched to ensure justice for Duncan dog neglected to death

Teddy succumbed from his injuries just two days after he was rescued by SPCA workers
Viola Desmond $10 Bill

New Canadian $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond released today

Viola Desmond was a successful black businesswoman who was jailed, convicted and fined for defiantly refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre.

SPCA arrests Duncan couple in shocking animal abuse case (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

This is one of the most disturbing cases of animal cruelty seen by the SPCA
Post-Oscars Victoria

Victoria named among Variety’s best post-Oscars celebrity vacation spots

The 2018 Oscars are now over, but your chances of seeing a celebrity up close might actually be increased over the next couple of weeks. 

Baby goats return to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm petting zoo

We can't get over how adorable they are!! 😍

Cougar stalking Vancouver Island man captured on camera (VIDEO)

"Holy snappin' arseholes, how cool is that" 🙀
Federal Budget 1000 Bill Legal Tender

Federal Budget 2018: Legal tender ended for $1000 bills

Got some vintage paper currency lying around?

8 winter issues only southern British Columbians can relate to

"Winter" means something very different here in our corner of the world ☺️

Duncan man who adopted and killed pet pig issues apology

"I do feel remorse and regret for my actions, and I would like to ask that people stop sending death threats to me and my partner"

Duncan couple adopt pet pig from BC SPCA and proceed to kill and eat...

Imagine going home with your new family, only to find out that you're being served for dinner...
Woodwynn Farms

Town hall to discuss saving rehab programs such as Woodwynn Farms

Woodwyn Farms, a therapeutic rehab program in Central Saanich, was slated for closure in January.

Duncan man sentenced to 4-months in jail for death of puppy

He's also banned from owning animals for a decade

This golden retriever was nearly drowned by three otters off Dallas Road

A cautionary tale, with a happy ending

Rare sperm whale sighted in Alert Bay (VIDEO)

For the first time since 1984!
City of Victoria Archives

City of Victoria Archives introduces new online search

The City of Victoria's Archives just got a whole lot more accessible

Reminder to have an emergency plan, as small earthquake rattles Victoria

Did you feel the tremors last night?
cannabis

Statistics Canada launches anonymous survey to find out how much Canadians pay for weed...

Find out if you're paying too much for your weed
cannabis

Statistics Canada reveals 4.9 million Canadians purchased cannabis in 2017 (REPORT)

And most of it was for non-medicinal purposes

Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life

We've now gotten top spot three times in a row!

Here’s how to get a free acupuncture treatment in January or February

"We take what we do seriously, but we don't take ourselves seriously."
cannabis

Langford residents address concerns over marijuana smell from local cannabis producer

It all started with a post on a Facebook group...

Victoria ranks 2nd in popularity among millennials in 2018 (REPORT)

And Saanich snagged 6th place!

There is a rally happening today in Langford in support of Landen

It begins at 1 p.m. today outside Premier John Horgan's office.

Thousands of Victorians will take part in Women’s March Canada on Saturday

Victoria Buzz will be joining the discussion on the ground - see you there!

Health Canada warns consumers about “unidentified capsules” in Flintstones Plus Iron multivitamins for children

Make sure to check your pack of Flintstones chewable tablets before giving them to your kids!
Mifegymiso Abortion Pill

Abortion pills will be available for free in BC starting Monday

The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.

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