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

The West Coast League playoffs start on Friday, August 10

8 Happy Hours you HAVE to try in downtown Victoria

The best eats and drinks in the city at the cheapest prices? Yes please 😍
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." 
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Celebrate International Cat Day with a party at the Victoria Event Centre

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

Environment Canada issues more heat warnings for Vancouver Island

Get ready for 31°C weather today, Victoria 😅

The full lineup for Rifflandia 2018 has just been announced

There are nearly 200 artists on the bill

Tourist relieved after VicPD recover his stolen one-of-a-kind motorcycle

Surveillance footage showed a man loading the motorcycle into his van.

Victoria police issue alert for a missing 49-year-old man whose health is declining (UPDATE)

He was last seen near Royal Jubilee Hospital just after 2:15 p.m. on Monday.

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

He needs your vote to stay in the top 10 nominations
Lisa Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps to launch new campaign office at free public event

Eat, drink, and tell the mayor what you think!
saanich police

Saanich police arrest woman suspected of two arsons in Oak Bay

Two other Oak Bay fires remain under investigation

12 places in and around Victoria to pick FREE blackberries

It's that time of year again!
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

Saudi Arabia orders all of its students to drop out of Canadian universities

Over 16,000 students will be affected in this latest diplomatic fray

Evacuation order and alert issued as Nanaimo Lakes wildfire grows

The fire has grown to 131 hectares in size
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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are soaring over Nanaimo this Wednesday

They'll fly over the Nanaimo Harbour starting at 5:30 p.m.
Camosun Students Category 12 Brewing Beer

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 7th

Let's start this week off right!

Victoria WestJet employee searches for owner of camera

Counting on social media to work its magic!

Fire crews combatting out of control wildfire in Nanaimo

The wildfire grew from 50 hectares this morning to 75 hectares at the time of publication

Snorkeler finds bracelet with “significant” engraving in Nanaimo River

She believes the engravings on the inside of the cuff have special meaning to its owner.

The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend: August 11-13

Keep your eyes peeled to the skies! 💫

Police make one arrest after high intensity search near Cook Street Village

Emergency Response Teams were also on site

Justin Trudeau was on Vancouver Island this weekend (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Imagine going out for a casual day of shopping and running into the Prime Minister of Canada!

6 things to know about the Victoria Symphony Splash happening today

Enjoy the largest annual symphony event in North America!

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

Neither beach is recommended for water activities at the time

B.C. government launches $1.2-billion fund for supportive housing

2,500 housing units will be constructed over 10 years
drivers

Over 40% of drivers failed ICBC’s Drive Smart Refresher Test

Over 45,000 British Columbians took the test in less than three weeks
johnson street bridge

City releases sneak peek at the new Johnson Street Bridge viewing platform (VIDEO)

The new platform will be open later this month
u-bikes

This bike share company is donating decommissioned bicycles to those in need

25 U-bicycles will be donated this summer
bay centre

Step up your selfie game with these new Instagram walls at the Bay Centre

These are guaranteed to make anybody's photos double-tap worthy 📸
wildfire

BC Wildfire Service brings in out-of-province personnel to battle wildfires

There are currently 446 wildfires burning throughout British Columbia

Vehicle nearly rolls into the ocean at Clover Point

Luckily, bike paramedics were riding by and were able to help the driver

Suspect sought after he randomly assaulted an employee in downtown Victoria

He headed straight for the employee section, and then assaulted a staff member
food recall

CFIA introduces new guidelines to reduce salmonella in frozen food products

Facilities must implement new control measures by April 1, 2019

There were 89% fewer foreign property buyers in Victoria this June (STUDY)

Possibly due to the implementation of the foreign buyer's tax in Victoria

B.C. government to re-establish human rights commissioner

B.C. is the only province in Canada that doesn't have a commission

There will be three pop-up markets happening at Uptown in August

60+ unique local artisans all in one place!
chapters

Chapters is moving to Mayfair Shopping Centre under a new name

The store will be closing later this summer

Cigarettes make up half of the waste recovered on Victoria’s shorelines

UBC researchers analyzed data from 1,126 voluntary cleanups along the B.C. coast

UVic researchers develop industrial-grade plastic to manufacture lighter vehicles

The future of energy efficient vehicles could be right here in Victoria!

Canada will play two pre-tournament World Junior games in Victoria

The full schedule has been released!

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