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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! 🐕

Victoria’s famed Cheese and Meat Festival will return this fall

With over 40 food and beverage vendors! 🧀

BC health officials report 513 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 12th

29 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Canada could see a vaccine available for those 12 and under before the end...

Pfizer is expected to be the first vaccine available for this age group

BC businesses can require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees

Non-compliance with a business’ order can result in employment being terminated

BC health officials report 536 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 11th

26 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

13 spooky facts and legends about Victoria just in time for Friday the 13th

I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious 👻

7 places to watch this week’s meteor shower in and around Victoria

The shower will be best viewed Thursday and Friday night! ☄️

BC health officials report 395 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 10th

31 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Netflix is holding their biggest casting call ever for reality TV stars and you...

For shows like Love is Blind or Nailed It! ⭐

Grass fire in Victoria park Monday believed to be human caused

No one was hurt in the incident.

Enjoy a movie under the stars in downtown Victoria this week

With beer, wine and snacks to enjoy while you watch!

BC health officials report 1,079 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

There are now over 3,000 active cases in the province

BC reduces wait time between first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

833,298 British Columbians are not yet vaccinated.
Phillips Backyard Weekender Crowd

Phillips Brewing is bringing back their popular backyard events this September

Attendees must show proof of full vaccination status to attend

BC health officials report 464 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, August 6th

One new long-term care outbreak was reported in the Island Health region.

Salt Spring RCMP officer goes viral in piano playing performance (VIDEO)

He is now being recognized as ‘the piano cop’ 🎹

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 6th-8th

Rain or shine, there’s plenty to do and to see!

BC health officials report 402 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 5th

25 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC’s first ‘Walk-In Wednesday’ COVID-19 vaccination event declared a success

More than 80% of the vaccines reserved specifically for walk-ins were administered.
Perseid Meteor Shower Nasa

The brightest meteor shower of the year will be viewable from Victoria next week

You could see up to 60 meteors per hour at the shower’s peak! ☄️

10 scenic routes to go for a run in and around Victoria

Remember to stretch! 🏃

BC health officials report 342 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 4th

32 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC health officials report 742 new cases of COVID-19 for a four-day period on...

42 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Saanich horse unharmed after being saved from muddy bog (VIDEO)

Too much horsin’ around! 😬

Victoria’s own Dr. Bonnie Henry appointed to the Order of British Columbia

The award is the province's highest form of recognition

BC health officials report 13 new cases in Island Health on Friday, July 30th

56% of active cases in the province are in the Interior Health region.

Here’s how you can show thanks to front line workers and first responders this...

Thank you for all that you do! ❤️

BC health officials report 14 new cases in Island Health on Thursday, July 29th

The province now has over 1,000 active cases.

21 places in and around Victoria to stay cool during this week’s heatwave

It’s the second of the season ☀️🌡️

Here’s how you can take a puppy cuddle break this ‘Work Like A Dog...

The perfect break from work 🐕

10 must see Vancouver Island destinations to check out on your way to Tofino

Might as well enjoy the journey along the way 🚗

BC health officials report 185 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 28th

8 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Municipalities can now make the call to ban single-use plastics without BC government approval

Bylaws have already been passed in Esquimalt, Saanich and Victoria.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

BC health officials report 150 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 27th

Three new cases were reported in Island Health.