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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.

Vancouver Island man jumps into massive manure pit to save trapped fawn (VIDEO)

It was unharmed and reunited with their family ❤️

Trudeau promises re-elected Liberals will invest in long-term care during stop in Victoria

Plans include training up to 50,000 new personal support workers
cowichan rcmp police cruiser

Lake Cowichan RCMP non-emergency number targeted in spoofing scam

Several individuals have reported receiving calls that are immediately dropped

BC health officials report 553 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 18th

38 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Port Alberni’s ferry service saved by local businessmen two weeks before final sailing

The business was set to close after 75 years in operation

Sidney business holding raffle event to support children in need of school supplies

With prizes valued at $375 and $750! 😲

VicPD and Coast Guard recover stolen canoe from Gorge Waterway

The suspect paddled ashore and fled the scene on foot.

Family and friends seek public’s help in locating missing Victoria woman (UPDATE)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe!

Parks Canada considers Colwood for a potential new national urban park

$130 million has been invested to create a network of parks across the country

BC health officials report 501 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 17th

There has been one new COVID related death in the Island Health region.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

New drug-checking technology created on Vancouver Island receives over $300k in government funding

HarmCheck detects harmful substances in drugs in only 1 to 2 minutes

There will be a free opera performance at this Saanich park next week

Enjoy nature, art and music all together on a peaceful stroll. 🌲

BC health officials report 1,434 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

There are currently more than 5,000 active cases in the province.

Here’s where you can find outdoor pop-up painted pianos in Oak Bay

And they’re available for anyone to play from dusk ‘til dawn daily! 🎹

A full Sturgeon Moon will peak over Victoria this weekend

You won’t want to miss it! 🌕

Nanaimo man reported missing after recreational dive goes wrong (UPDATED)

Due to a language barrier, the incident was not reported for two hours.

BC health officials report 717 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 13th

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

Victoria fisherman reels in $50k Keno win with ticket purchased at the Bay Centre

Boat upgrades and a much-needed vacation are on the horizon 😎

City partners with VicPD to create “Block Watch” program for downtown Victoria

The DVBA has also created a “Good Neighbour” program.

18 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 14th-15th

Puppies, and pop-ups, and produce, oh my! 🐕