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Monday, October 18, 2021


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Temporary youth shelter opens its doors for another winter

With a new van, the shelter can provide even more youth safe services.
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Driver involved in two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay pronounced dead on scene

Police are investigating the crash.
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US will open its border to non-essential travellers on November 8th

That includes vaccinated Canadians!
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RCMP arrest man for indecent act near Sooke high school

The 34-year-old man was arrested without incident.
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VicPD seek information into alleged hate crime incident

Two vehicles were vandalized with spray paint.

Santa’s light parade set to return to Victoria after year hiatus

Santa’s back! 🎅🏻

Esquimalt teen campaigning for more mental health and addiction education in schools

The call comes after two friends died due to mental health and addictions issues.

VicPD seek public’s help finding high-risk missing youth

She was last seen on September 21st.

Canadians believe more significant steps needed for reconciliation with First Nations (POLL)

A majority demand an apology from the Catholic Church for their role.
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Canadian William Shatner makes history by being the oldest person ever to go to...

At 90-years-old, Shatner finally conquered the final frontier.
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CRD will require proof of vaccination for all their employees

Beginning December 13th.
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BC Ferries vessel delayed after woman found in the water near Horseshoe Bay

Crews found her car unoccupied with the keys still at the Departure Bay ferry terminal.
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Victoria woman arrested for threatening BC Ferries staff with knife

RCMP arrested the woman breaking into a residence near Swartz Bay.
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City of Victoria seeks input into ‘Missing Middle’ housing

They’re hosting several “Ask a Planner” sessions online.
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BC’s indoor mask mandate to now include children 5 and older: Dr. Henry

Beginning immediately.

Vancouver Island woman inspires others after life-changing surgery

A fundraiser has been set up to assist her recovery.

Parents can now register their children 5 and over for a COVID-19 vaccination in...

Despite Health Canada not yet approving the vaccine.

Fourth COVID-19 wave levelling off across Canada according to PHAC

Cases could decline in the coming weeks.

Protesting at hospitals and schools will soon be illegal in Canada

Both the provincial and federal government are introducing legislation.

Trudeau apologizes for Tofino vacation during day of Reconciliation last week

“Travelling on September 30th was a mistake and I regret it.”

Canada ranks #8 for most powerful passport

Canadians can travel freely to 184 countries.
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VicPD is reassigning officers due to a recent influx of complex and severe calls

Seven officers will be redeployed to patrol division.

BC expands group eligible to receive third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials warned unvaccinated health care workers.

BC Hydro investigating power outages across southern Vancouver Island

Over 5,800 residents are without power.

Two Victoria hotels top list of best Canadian hotels to stay at

An Oak Bay hotel topped the list!

Victoria driving school instructor to face three counts of alleged sexual assault

ICBC has suspended his teaching license.
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Nanaimo RCMP seek dashcam footage for unprovoked attack on homeless man

The victim was assaulted with what looked like a metal pipe.

Here’s how each province in Canada ranks their favourite Thanksgiving dishes

Talk about a gravy train! 🦃

Former Tally Ho to be developed into affordable and supportive housing with child care

Construction has officially begun.
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Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram experiencing global outages

Quick, flock to Twitter

Province to open 50 shelter beds for unhoused in Victoria needing COVID-19 isolation

News comes after a shocking amount of COVID-19 transmission within the community.

Masks will be mandatory for all K-12 students in BC schools starting Monday

In all school settings, including the bus.
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RCMP Union supports officers after injunction ruling at Fairy Creek

This week, the courts ruled that RCMP enforcement at Fairy Creek would end.
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BC Ferries announces multiple sailing cancellations today

Due to a mechanical failure on one of the vessels.

Two people rescued from burning boat off northern tip of Vancouver Island

The boat has since sank to the bottom of the ocean.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC records second deadliest month in record history due to toxic drug supply

An average of 5.9 lives were lost in July.
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Court rules against injunction extension at site of old-growth logging protests

RCMP will cease to enforce an injunction in the area.

The City of Victoria will mark Orange Shirt Day with a ceremony downtown this...

Some streets downtown will be closed Thursday afternoon.

UVic researchers will dart deers in Esquimalt as part of research project

They are asking for residents' help.

BC health officials report 2,239 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

Over 80% of eligible British Columbians are fully-immunized.

Province announces $1.5 million funding supports for residential school survivors

The announcement comes during Truth and Reconciliation Week.

Annamie Paul has resigned as leader of the Green Party of Canada

She finished 4th in her riding in the 2021 election.
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Police incident closes section of Pandora Avenue in Victoria Monday morning

Unconfirmed reports suggest an officer has been injured.

New Nanaimo bylaw prohibits cats on others’ property without permission

Also, owning four or more dogs over four months old is not allowed.

BC health officials report 743 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 24th

80% of all eligible British Columbians are fully-immunized.

Island Health opens new COVID-19 testing facility in downtown Victoria

It will run in tandem with the vaccination centre.
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BC health officials double down on their choice to omit certain COVID-19 data

Patients who are ‘uninfectious’ with COVID-19 are not counted in daily case counts.