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Island Health launches a second Vax Van this Labour Day long weekend

The van will be set up at popular shopping centres in Victoria and Nanaimo

Oak Bay Police seek to identify hammer-wielding man in ATM smashing incident

The crimes took place at two different banks
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 671 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 3rd

There are currently 21 active health care outbreaks in the province.

These are the 10 least expensive homes currently for sale in the Victoria area

Are you looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment?

London Drugs implements mandatory vaccination policy for employees

Vaccination will be a condition of employment as of November 1st.

24 things to do in and around Victoria this Labour Day long weekend, September...

It’s time for the fair! 🎡

Another staff member has tested positive in large COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care...

15 staff members and 20 residents have tested positive in the outbreak

BC health officials report 801 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 2nd

66 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Royal Roads University will hold three COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month

Both first and second doses will be administered

Telus and Bell customers across Western Canada reported cell service outages this morning

The network error has been resolved as of 1 p.m.
BC Legislature

BC Legislature to light up in pink in support of Canada’s Health Care workers...

Thank you for all that you do 💕

Island Health workers verbally assaulted and harassed during Wednesday’s vaccine passport protest

One healthcare worker was physically assaulted.

BC health officials report 785 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1st

One new death was reported on Vancouver Island at Sunny Lodge long-term care home.

These are the 5 most expensive homes currently for sale in the Victoria area

Talk about breaking the bank 💰

Victoria’s annual Greek Fest has returned with in-person food and entertainment

Enjoy traditional greek dishes and tours of the Greek Museum and Church

Here’s what to expect when Clipper sailings return to Victoria’s inner harbour

Ferry service will begin on September 17th for American visitors

Victoria couple shares news of $1 Million Lotto 6/49 win through game of telephone

The winning ticket was purchased from theCountry Grocer in Royal Oak

Vancouver Island summer camp shuts down activities early due to COVID-19 outbreak

At least 20 children and a dozen staff tested positive for the virus.
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Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit investigating homicide in Bowser

One suspect is currently in custody.

BC health officials report 655 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 31st

There are now over 6,000 active cases in the province.

Port Alberni RCMP seek public’s help in identifying suspect who urinated in a fast...

The man refused to wear a mask in the establishment.

You can get Spicy Chicken McNuggets at McDonald’s across Canada starting today

Sorry, it’s not the iconic McPizza...

BC health officials report 1,853 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

178 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Saanich Commonwealth Place will temporarily close down next week

Outdoor programs will be unaffected by the closure

9 of the best pancake breakfasts Victoria has to offer

It’s pancake time 🥞

BC health officials report 724 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26th

64 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Over 500 BC Hydro Customers were out of power Downtown Victoria this morning

The outage was caused by a motor vehicle hitting a power pole

BC health officials report 698 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25th

There are almost 400 active cases in the Island Health region.

Kids 12 and under can ride BC Transit for free starting next week

Approximately 340,000 children across the province will have access to free transit

Air Canada to require all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated

All staff must be fully vaccinated by October 30th

58 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this September

The list includes new seasons of 30 shows!

BC health officials report 641 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24th

53 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Take a tour of Victoria stores, restaurants and more without leaving home

The new virtual walkthrough experience launches August 30th

New Netflix series filmed on Vancouver Island premiers first trailer (VIDEO)

The series was filmed exclusively in the Victoria area

BC Ferries announces names for new vessels at special ceremony

The Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’a will begin service in 2022

BC health officials report 1,711 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

133 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

BC not likely to move into Step 4 of the province’s reopening plan come...

The earliest start date for Step 4 was September 7th

Fall is coming: Pumpkin spice is already back at Starbucks

Fall-in love all over again 🎃

New COVID-19 Delta variant outbreaks reported on Hornby and Denman Island

Sea Breeze Lodge employees and a BC Ferries worker have tested positive.

BC health officials report 663 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 20th

There are now over 6,000 active cases in the province.

Sidney Museum to re-open its doors to public after three month closure

With a brand new look and exhibit to explore!

21 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 21st-22nd

Music and comedy festivals are back! 🎵

Free outdoor summer concerts return to Beacon Hill Park’s Cameron Bandshell

Enjoy swing, rock and pop performances 🎵

BC health officials report 689 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 19th

The outbreak at Discovery Harbour in Island Health has been declared over.

Live Nation will require fans to prove they’ve been vaccinated at all concerts in...

The policy will be in full effect nationwide no later than October 4th

Victoria woman left speechless after $200,000 Keno win

She says she will most likely invest her prize.

Missing Nanaimo scuba diver found deceased by RCMP dive team

He went missing last Friday.