Crews searching for elderly man who jumped off a Victoria-bound cruise ship

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria is assisting the US Coast Guard crews in their search efforts

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

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

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is coming back in August

Human pretzels, escape artists, hula hoopers, and more!

Central Saanich Police are looking for missing 26-year-old man (UPDATED)

Giuliano Passeri is visiting Canada from New Zealand, and was last seen on July 6th

This Tofino townhouse could be all yours for only $210K

There are just a few conditions...

The Admirals Road construction and safety upgrades are now complete

The goal was to make the road safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike

Do you know who owns this little lost dog in Sooke?

She was found running along the Sooke highway

2-year-old girl dies in fatal Saanich vehicle incident

She was hit by her father's minivan while he was leaving the house

Nanaimo is building over 150 new affordable housing units for seniors

Monthly rental rates are expected to range between $706 (studio) and $1,147 (two bedroom).
Victoria Police

Police officers use tourniquet training to save Esquimalt man’s life

The man was found suffering from life-threatening injuries and in need of immediate first aid

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws by 2020

Saving the world, one plastic straw at a time 🌎

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday July 9th

Looking for a fun way to start your Monday?
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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.
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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.
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Port Alberni RCMP still investigating case of missing father and son

An Instagram post from Jan Stelmaszyk seemed to imply they are in Italy.
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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.
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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.
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Sidney man defies the odds, collects $500,000 Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Robert Scott was told 15 years ago that he might never walk again
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Victoria woman witnesses deadly Toronto shootout

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

19 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 7th – 8th

This weekend is something to be proud of! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will be marching in the Victoria Pride Parade

Along with local MPs Murray Rankin, Randall Garrison, and Alistair MacGregor 🏳️‍🌈

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."

Saanich Police arrest founder of tent city for obstructing fire safety measures (UPDATED)

No other residents of the encampment posed any obstruction to the Fire department
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2,000 jars of peanut butter were donated to the Mustard Seed last week

Somebody bust out the white bread 🍞

Oak Bay police are looking for missing 82-year-old woman

Gladys Barman was last seen on Thursday at Petro Can on West Saanich Road.
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.

Truck driver involved in fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash arrested

29-year-old Jaskirat Sidhu is facing 29 charges, and if convicted, could go to jail for more than 24 years.

These six Victoria bus shelters just got a lot prettier

Have you seen them yet? 😲
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Local rock painting group brings splash of colour to Victoria region

Have you found a painted rock in your travels? 👀
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Research into brain proteins could lead to new treatments for depression

The research was conducted at the University of Victoria.
saanich police

Saanich Police investigate possible attempted abduction of 14-year-old girl

The incident occurred at the Royal Oak bus exchange
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6 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday July 6th

🎶 It's Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday! 🎶
Rock The Shores

Win two 3-day VIP passes worth $678 to Rock the Shores (CONTEST)

Here's how to snag the best seats in the house at Rock the Shores next weekend!

This Langford home has its own indoor ice rink (PHOTOS)

...and it's up for rent! 😲

Victoria Humane Society urgently needs more people to foster animals

With 23 cats in her home and at least 6 more litters on the way, Penny Stone is desperate for more foster families to step forward

Victoria police rescued two dogs left in hot car on Thursday

"PLEASE don't leave your dogs in your car," reads a tweet from VicPD
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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.
Victoria Police Needle

Police investigating serious stabbing in Nanaimo tent city

The 27-year-old victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

Mars is going to be the closest to Earth that it’s been in 15...

Ain't no party like a Mars-gazing party! 😃
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.

RCMP arrest four and seize cash, fentanyl and other drugs in Cowichan Valley

They also seized eight firearms including long guns, hand guns, and a loaded shotgun
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Smoke from Sooke wildfire sweeps over Greater Victoria region

Can you smell the smoke from where you are?

BC Centre of Disease Control issues alert due to threat of measles

A passenger carrying the virus travelled from New Delhi to Vancouver on Wednesday

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