Sunday, February 28, 2021


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Letter to families warns of positive COVID-19 case at Colwood school

The potential exposure happened on January 15th.
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‘Guest’ rates stay at West Shore RCMP detachment, sends thank-you card

The inmate gave it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Armed Robbery

Man suffers “life-altering” injuries after aggravated assault in downtown Victoria

He was struck from behind after having water thrown on him.

Colwood coffee shop temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

They’re closing out of an abundance of caution.

RCMP and rescuers search for missing Saanich Peninsula man (UPDATED)

Police are asking resident to watch for his vehicle.

SD61 seeks public input on seismic upgrades that could include potential school closure

One of the four options includes potentially closing Craigflower Elementary.

Missing 8-year-old boy in Saanich has been located and is safe (UPDATED)

UPDATE: He’s been located and is safe!
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22-year-old jogger seriously injured after being hit by vehicle in Nanaimo

The 43-year-old driver is cooperating with police.

Wanted man arrested after barricading himself in suite of a multi-unit facility in Victoria

The 800 block of Johnson Street was closed for about 5 hours.
Downed Tree Sooke

Violent winds kill power to thousands across Vancouver Island

Currently, over 19,000 are still without power on Southern Vancouver Island.

VicPD seized over one kilogram of meth and fentanyl near downtown Victoria

One person was arrested during the raid.
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Oak Bay Police identify man in alleged teen-luring incidents using teddy bear

Police attended the area and were able to identify a 25-year-old man.

Sooke traffic stop leads to arrest and seizure of firearms and drugs

Two men and two women were taken into police custody. 

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria long-term care home

All 17 residents living at the facility have been tested.

VicPD arrest man whose parole for manslaughter was revoked

An officer spotted him on Quadra Street.

West Shore RCMP searching for driver involved in Colwood hit-and-run

The incident occurred on January 5th.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Duncan assisted-living facility

The infected worker has been self-isolating at home.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Downtown Victoria businesses victim to series of ‘sophisticated’ break-ins: VicPD

Thieves have been removing glass windows and defeating alarm systems
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Nanaimo RCMP searching for owner of money woman found falling from sky

That’s one way to ‘make it rain’ 😂

Saanich daycare temporarily closes after four positive COVID-19 cases discovered

The facility has closed for the week out of an abundance of caution.

Saanich police release video of person of interest in series of fires lit over...

He was captured on video just before one of the fires.

Death of 59-year-old homeless man in Nanaimo no longer deemed suspicious

The investigation into his death will continue in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries cancels majority of Tuesday sailings due to adverse weather

A wind warning is currently in place for most of the island.

These were the most popular baby names in British Columbia in 2020

Olivia has taken the top spot once again!

Mayfair Shopping Centre confirms two employees test positive for COVID-19

The two employees worked in different stores within the mall.

Victoria cabbie drives belligerent anti-masker straight to police station

The passenger was also touching the cab drivers face.

Vancouver Island’s first baby of 2021 was born in Nanaimo

Additionally, the province’s first baby arrived 21 minutes into the new year in Vancouver.

COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital declared over

Sadly, the outbreak claimed four lives.

Victoria man wanted on Canada-wide warrant draws massive police response in Courtenay

He was eventually arrested after barricading himself.

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

Time to wrap up a unique holiday season 🎄

These are the top 10 most ridiculous reasons people called 911 in BC in...

#4: Asking for assistance to apply for CERB 🤦
Malaspina Care Residence

3 more residents test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo care home

There are five confirmed cases in this outbreak.

Here’s why your tap water may taste or smell different in Greater Victoria

Don’t worry, it’s still safe to drink!

Second resident tests positive with COVID-19 at long-term care home in Nanaimo

An outbreak was declared at the facility on Sunday.

Death of 59-year-old homeless man in Nanaimo Saturday deemed suspicious

Police are investigating reports of a possible altercation the previous night.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

First case of COVID-19 variant from the U.K. discovered on Vancouver Island

The individual recently returned to BC from the United Kingdom.

High winds expected to sweep through Victoria Christmas night

Wind gusts could reach up to 90 km/h!

16 stunning shots of Victoria’s first snowfall of the season (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

The 'icing' on the cake that was 2020 ❄️