Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Brishti Basu

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This 70’s style cocktail bar will take over the old Copper Owl location in...

"It will be a table service lounge bar unlike anything currently on offer here in town."

B.C. reports 287 new COVID-19 cases, 3 in Vancouver Island Health region

Two more people have lost their lives to the virus in B.C.

Two arrested after police uncover drug trafficking ring in Victoria

The arrests and drug seizure took place in February and March 2020.

217 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., none in Vancouver Island Health region

There are now over 5,000 people in isolation across the province, monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

CRD will receive $13.1 million to build new affordable homes through federal initiative

"With this, we'll be able to take on some new projects and expedite some of the existing ones," said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant.

40-year-old man arrested after spree of break-and-enters at Saanich businesses

The serial liquor thief would carefully remove windows or wall panels to access the stores.

New COVID-19 testing site opens at University of Victoria

This is the fourth testing site to open in the south island region.

New Dr. Henry health order restricts household gatherings to ‘safe six’ in B.C.

Large, private gatherings have resulted in record-breaking case numbers across B.C. over the weekend.

B.C. reports record high 817 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, three additional deaths

There were no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

B.C. voter turnout hits all time low in 2020 provincial election, according to preliminary...

However the estimated voter turnout is expected to increase once all mail-in ballots are counted.

Over 70% of Canadians believe police interact inappropriately with people of colour (SURVEY)

The majority believe that investing in social welfare strategies in high crime areas is more effective than increasing police presence.

BC Green Party incumbents hold on to Vancouver Island ridings

And they captured a third seat, on the mainland, formerly held by the BC Liberals.

BC NDP projected to form majority government in 2020 election

Several incumbents on Vancouver Island are expected to keep their seats, but some ridings are too close to call.

223 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as province records over 2,000 active cases

A total of 4,637 people are currently in isolation, monitoring for symptoms of the virus.

This Victoria pub has Halloween candy-flavoured shafts on special

Who says treats are just for kids?! 🎃

Suspect in Victoria construction site break-in arrested after foot chase

The incident took place at 3 a.m. this morning.

‘Excessively rare’: Victoria braces for near record low temperatures this weekend

Experts say this weekend is just a sneak peek ahead of a cold, cold winter to come.

New COVID-19 school exposure on Vancouver Island reported in Port Alberni

Students/staff may have been exposed to the virus on October 19

Victoria Police investigating fight involving multiple people in Centennial Square

Police are working to identify the people involved.

B.C. reports new daily record of 274 COVID-19 cases, including 5 in Island Health

There are now 1,920 active cases across the province.

Demonstration in support of Indigenous Nova Scotia fishers planned in Victoria

One of the organizers shares parallels of how Indigenous peoples are treated here on the island.

Snowfall advisory issued for parts of Vancouver Island this week

Be careful on the highways tomorrow ❄️

Where each B.C. political party stands on economic recovery during (and after) COVID-19

Laying out the parties' biggest promises and analyzing which ones are likely to benefit B.C. the most.

BCCDC issues COVID-19 exposure alert for Air Canada flight to Victoria

The flight arrived here from Toronto.

Record-breaking 203 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths reported in B.C. Wednesday

The province also recorded its first school outbreak today, in Kelowna.

101 movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in November 2020

Immerse yourself in old classics and new creations 🎬

Rising COVID-19 cases prompts EU to remove Canada from list of approved travellers

Canadians were able to travel to the EU as of July 1. That allowance has now been revoked.

B.C. reports 167 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Tuesday

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island health region.

West Shore RCMP seek public help in search for sexual assault suspect

Police say they do not believe the public is at risk.

274 new rental housing units proposed in downtown Victoria (PHOTO RENDERINGS)

Construction is expected to begin late 2021.

Oak Bay roads closed after sudden death of young tree cutter

WorkSafe BC are attending as his death was caused by a workplace accident.

127 people died of suspected drug overdose in B.C. in September 2020

Around four people overdosed to death everyday last month.

Police issue alert after livestock killed by bear in Saanich

"If you have live stock nearby please be aware"

“Conspiracy theories”: Anti-mask protestors banned on weekend ferry from Nanaimo

They were on their way to protest COVID-19 restrictions at a large demonstration in Vancouver.

499 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. since Friday as Henry confirms second wave of...

"Be kind, be calm, be safe...and be brave," said Dr. Bonnie Henry today.
Campbell River RCMP Cruiser

Police seek witnesses after man killed in assault outside Campbell River bank

The 60-year-old man died in hospital two days after being attacked.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for two WestJet flights to Victoria

Both were travelling from Calgary earlier this month.

Indigenous chiefs call on BC NDP to remove candidate after insensitive remarks

But the Council of the Haida Nation has rejected calls for Nathan Cullen's resignation.

B.C. records first confirmed case of children’s inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19

The child was under age 5 and has fully recovered.

142 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. including 2 in Vancouver Island Health region

No additional virus-related deaths were reported today.

BC Liberal candidate resigns after comparing free birth control plan to eugenics

Laurie Throness is also known for his past comments in support of conversion therapy.

Saanich haunted house announces permanent closure after 15 years in operation

Owners say the annual event had turned into "somewhat of a monster itself" in recent years.

B.C. reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 1,500 active cases across province

Seven more people were hospitalized due to the virus over the past 24 hours.

BC NDP pledge $750K to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes in Saanich

It should reduce the number of toxic algae bloom outbreaks.

549 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

10 new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Two arrested after Langford home break-in, vehicle theft and subsequent crash

The suspects attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle after stealing items from a second victim's home.