Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Brishti Basu

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Alternate routes planned for emergency vehicles ahead of Pat Bay Highway blockade

Authorities are preparing for 100-200 protesters who plan to block the highway until 5 p.m.

Air Canada cancels all flights to and from China until April 10

The suspension was initially supposed to last til February 29th

GoFundMe created after manager of Central Saanich pub suffers significant stroke

People have donated over $24,500 so far

Comox Valley RCMP call for old cell phone donations to victims of domestic abuse

"A call to 911 could mean the difference between being violently attacked and being able to leave before an assault occurs."

Protesters plan to blockade Pat Bay Highway on Wednesday afternoon

In support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris to headline 2020 Vancouver Island Laketown Shakedown festival

Also featuring Third Eye Blind, Nelly, and more!

30 must-see cherry blossom locations in and around Victoria

Instagram is about to get a lot more pink!

Victoria transit commission rejects motion to expand free bus pass program for youth

The City of Victoria first introduced the program in December 2019

Netflix rolls out new ‘Top 10’ feature in Canada

Can't decide what to watch?

‘We are in no way out of this crisis yet’: Nearly 1,000 drug overdose...

Overdose deaths have decreased by 36% since 2018, but the public health emergency prevails

Climate activists and Wet’suwet’en supporters plan rally at B.C. Legislature this afternoon

Over 700 people have expressed interest in attending
hit and run

Oak Bay Police respond to spree of vehicle break-ins and thefts last week

Including one bike theft and four car break-ins
BC CDC coronavirus

New case of coronavirus confirmed in B.C. bringing total to seven

He was in close contact with another patient who had flown home to Canada from Iran

B.C. advocacy group expresses disappointment after birth control funding left out from 2020 budget

“We’ve heard very clearly from BC residents that this policy is something they want."

‘Nothing surprises us’: Oak Bay Police assist man in distress while driver honks impatiently

Officers ended up giving the man and his dog a ride to his friend's place

Here’s how to check if you have unclaimed cash from Canada Revenue Agency this...

PSA: You could find hundreds of dollars in unclaimed cheques

Students placed under lockdown at Nanaimo high school (UPDATED)

Students are currently locked in their classrooms due to an ongoing threat

Two Nanaimo schools placed under Hold and Secure (UPDATED)

Due to an unspecified threat directed at Dover Bay Secondary School

Online petition calls for Saanich Police to be removed from Lindsay Buziak murder case

It's been 12 years since the Victoria realtor was found stabbed to death

Sixth presumed positive coronavirus case announced in British Columbia

The individual is a woman in her 30s who had recently traveled to Iran

Tombstone vandalized at Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery on Wednesday night

The tombstone of Sir James Douglas

DavidsTea will give away free tea across Canada for one day next week

All you have to do is show up in pink!

Police looking to identify suspect who brandished firearm and robbed Langford liquor store

The public is advised not to approach this suspect. 

Here’s a sneak peek at the new Inn at Laurel Point after two years...

Inside one of downtown Victoria's most stunning and tranquil venues

Saanich Police seek witnesses after liquor store robbed at gunpoint

The suspect seized the cash register and ran down Shelbourne Street

Highway connecting Tofino-Ucluelet will close for 24 hours this weekend due to construction

Last month, Tofino and Ucluelet were cut off from the rest of the island for several days.

Vehicle incident stalls traffic northbound on Pat Bay Highway

A collision was reported near Old East Road

Victoria Police officer will face public hearing over allegations of sexual assault

The alleged incident took place in Vancouver in 2018 while the officer was off duty

Facebook and Instagram users in Canada can finally post music with stories

No more "not available in your region" pop-up!

22 of British Columbia’s top employers are located on Vancouver Island

Several of them are provincial government offices

First coronavirus patient in British Columbia has fully recovered

Four out of five COVID-19 patients in B.C. are now asymptomatic

Victoria eatery shares photos of women who dined and dashed on $100 bill (UPDATED)

"This is very brazen, to order 8 mimosas and then walk out of the place with their heads held high."

B.C. finance minister unveils new tax bracket and investments in Budget 2020

Sugary drinks are also about to get more expensive this summer

Victoria Police ask victims of human trafficking suspects arrested in Saskatchewan to come forward

"Our officers want victims of human trafficking to know that they will not be judged."

56-year-old pedestrian suffers serious injuries after hit and run in Nanaimo

Bystanders found the injured man on the side of the road and called 911
BC Legislature

VicPD issue traffic disruption advisory ahead of forestry worker rally at Legislature

A convoy of logging trucks is arriving in Victoria from across the island this afternoon

Victoria’s 3rd annual Irish Whiskey Hooley will be held at Irish Times Pub next...

Don’t forget to wear your #leprechaunbest!

Smoke seen billowing from a small plane before crashing in Saanich field

All passengers extricated themselves from the aircraft

Three protesters arrested outside Premier John Horgan’s Langford residence

They were attempting to conduct a citizen's arrest ahead of today's B.C. budget speech
supportive housing

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Victoria plan citizen’s arrest of Premier Horgan this morning

BREAKING: They will be conducting a lockdown at his Langford residence in an attempt to disrupt today's B.C. budget speech

Pier 1 Imports to close all Canadian stores including two in Victoria after filing...

The company will continue to operate in the US

BC judge rules having phone charging is not distracted driving after incident in Esquimalt

Megan Wylie was driving on Tillicum Road with her phone charging on her lap when she was charged with distracted driving

Victoria ranked 4th most expensive city for renters in Canada (REPORT)

The average one-bedroom apartment is listed at $1,590/month

New pop-up coffee shop and food truck park approved in Colwood

It's expected to open in early 2020