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Starbucks announces launch of brand new menu to ring in the new year

Including a brand new feature drink and cold pressed juice!
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Icy roads led to 18-year-old man’s death in Sooke Road crash Monday night

Bystanders attempted first aid on scene.

BC health officials report 9,332 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

1,117 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Extreme winter weather conditions damage Salt Spring Island sewage treatment plant

Sewage entered Ganges Creek and flowed out to Ganges Harbour.

BC health officials report 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 31st

There are over 20,000 active cases in the province.

8 new eateries that opened in and around Victoria in 2021

Where do we start!? 😍

Nanaimo RCMP nab two suspects who stole three dozen NHL jerseys

Surveillance footage at the local sporting goods store caught the theft on tape.

Here’s a list of BC’s most popular baby names in 2021

Is your name on the list?

BC health officials report 4,383 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 30th

There are 17,357 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Canada-wide warrant issued 45-year-old woman last seen in Nanaimo

She was recently released from prison.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries cancels four sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Thursday

Due to staff shortages 🚢

Tim Hortons announces Canada’s top five favourite Timbit flavours

What do you think was #1? 🤔
Coronavirus

Here’s what you need to know about BC’s new paid sick day benefit

It comes into effect January 1st

CRD cancels recycling pick up around Victoria today due to snow

Hold that recycling!

BC health officials report 2,944 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 29th

There are now over 16,000 active cases in the province.

Ring in the New Year with ‘Lights of Wonder’ in downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square

With hot chocolate, popcorn and a midnight countdown! 🥳

VicPD officer hospitalized after being dragged behind impaired driver’s vehicle

The driver had a previous homicide conviction.

Vancouver Island lotto players won record breaking $100.4 million in 2021

And 3 million free-play tickets!

BC health officials report 1,785 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 28th

283 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries cancels two sailings Tuesday due to extreme freezing weather conditions

Causing frozen water pipes and unsafe conditions on vehicle decks

22 places to get your Christmas tree chipped in and around Victoria

Recycle your tree responsibly 🎄

20 stunning photos of Vancouver Island’s holiday snowfall (PHOTOS)

With more in the forecast!

COVID-19 continues to escalate in BC with nearly 2,500 cases reported on Christmas Eve

There are now over 10,000 active cases in the province.

UVic will temporarily return to online classes due to spike in COVID-19

From January 10th to 24th.

BC health officials report 2,046 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 23rd

The highest single daily case count for the province.

10 Christmas movies filmed in and around Victoria to enjoy this holiday season

Make it a December to remember 🎄

BC businesses ordered to temporarily close under new COVID-19 restrictions could get up to...

From new COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant

VicPD seek to identify male in connection with high-risk missing woman Barbara ‘Hailey’ Way

She was last seen at Mayfair Mall on December 13th.

Oak Bay resident scammed out of $200,000 in telephone fraud incident

Another resident was defrauded of $12k in a mobile refund scam

BC health officials report 1,474 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 22nd

There are now over 7,000 active cases in the province.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Christmas cookies save the day: Wellness check leads to discovery of unresponsive 83-year-old in...

He was in medical distress for up to 5 days

Nanaimo RCMP searching for 42-year-old man with ten outstanding warrants

Including for possession of drugs and firearms.

Watch as BC Ferries’ newest hybrid electric ferry arrives in Victoria (VIDEO)

The vessel can be seen passing under the Johnson Street bridge

BC health officials report 1,308 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 21st

202 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.
VicPD cruiser

35-year-old Victoria man charged with manslaughter in 2020 fatal shooting

He will appear in court today.

BC aims to have residents receive their COVID-19 booster dose by end of March...

Over 700,000 boosters/third doses have been administered in the province to date

Bars and nightclubs set to close under new BC Public Health orders

In effect until January 18th 2022.

BC government urges residents to prepare for extreme winter conditions this holiday season

With tips for cold temperatures, power outages, slick streets and more.

700 pharmacies across BC will start offering COVID-19 booster vaccines by mid-January

Joining the already 350 already doing so.

BC health officials report 2,550 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

415 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries’ 6th Island Class vessel arrives in Victoria tomorrow

Completing a 72-day transoceanic journey from Romania

Victoria’s 8th annual Beer Week returns to the capital in March 2022

After a 2 year hiatus! 🍺
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

Our Place Society will be serving an early Christmas dinner on Wednesday

Rogers Chocolate has also donated chocolates for dessert!

VicPD seek public’s help in locating a high-risk 19-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

Saanich Police looking to identify four suspects who used stolen credit cards (PHOTOS)

They made over $15,000 in fraudulent purchases.

BC health officials report 789 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 17th

There are now over 4,000 active cases in the province.