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Tuesday, November 29, 2022


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BC Ferries

BC Ferries will run a round-trip ferry from Swartz Bay to Duke Point tomorrow

The ferry will support the movement of essential goods and travellers.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Suspect and surveillance footage sought after hit-and-run Wednesday morning

VicPD found the abandoned car downtown from a trail of debris left.

Experts urge Vancouver Islanders not to flock to fuel stations as flooding impacts supply...

Know any gas stations low or out of gas?

‘Bubble zone’ legislation introduced in BC to protect hospitals from COVID-19 protests

Hospitals were a target for anti-vaccine card protestors in September.

Dr. Henry says children aged five to 11 may receive COVID-19 vaccine before holidays

Health Canada will likely approve the Pfizer vaccine next week.
drag-race

Canada’s Drag Race tour is coming to Victoria this January

Watch some of Canada’s best drag queens slay!
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Vancouver Island photographer receives grant named after Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek

This photographer is taking what he describes as “the last portraits of old-growth trees.”

Photos and video show devastating damage on Vancouver Island from BC rain storm

Flooding, landslides, and wind gusts dominated Vancouver Island for the better part of the day.

Saanich Peninsula hospital diverts emergency patients to Jubilee and Victoria General

Their emergency department is temporarily closed due to potential flooding.

New 20-storey hotel coming to downtown Victoria (PHOTOS)

The heritage building next door will also undergo construction.

Bell reports outages with their network across western Canada

Customers cannot use their mobiles or access Bell’s website.

Vancouver Island will continue to see heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts Monday

As the heavy rain stops, strong winds will ramp up.

Coast Guard say they are searching for 105 sunken shipping containers missing off BC...

Four containers have been recovered and their items have been cleaned up.

VicPD seek public’s help in finding high-risk missing 38-year-old man

He was last seen in Victoria on November 5th.

Wanted Vancouver man with Victoria ties may be on Vancouver Island (UPDATED)

Officers are assisting VPD.
singdaptive-vocal-lessons

This webapp for singers connects you to a voice coach right from your phone...

Singdaptive is an on-demand interactive vocal mentorship.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Westshore RCMP investigating alleged attack by cyclist in Langford

According to police, the victim hit her head on the sidewalk

BC Ferries cancels Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry sailings for today and tomorrow

Over six ferry departures have been cancelled.

Over 11,000 British Columbians sign letters urging province to drop restrictions at music venues

BC will soon be the only province with the no standing, no dancing restriction.
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Justin Bieber collabs with Tim Hortons to bring three new Timbits’ flavours

Oh baby, get your Timbiebs on November 29th!
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An $8 million floating resort is for sale in Tofino (PHOTOS)

It features a freshwater swimming grotto within the resort.
stanwick-island-health

Dr. Stanwick will retire as Island Health’s Chief Medical Doctor at year’s-end

Island Health will begin to search for his replacement in 2022.
Pfizer Vaccine

Health Canada approves Pfizer booster doses for adults aged 18 and over

The booster is authorized to be used at least six months after a second dose.

This 55-seat Vegas-inspired restaurant opens in downtown Victoria this weekend

There’s no reason to fear and loathe this nostalgia-infused paradise.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC records over five opioid-related deaths per day in August and September

Over 1,500 deaths have been recorded so far this year.

Over 7,000 BC Hydro Customers were out of power on Vancouver Island last night

The storm was said to have produced wind of up to 90 km/h.

ZZ Top set to rock Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre next spring

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
COVID-19 swab test

Here’s where you can get a PCR COVID-19 test in Greater Victoria

There are five locations around Victoria.

The MV Coho ferry made its return to the Victoria’s inner harbour this morning...

This is the first time since the pandemic began nearly 20 months ago.

Canadians more concerned over opioid crisis after this past year (POLL)

Three-in-four Canadians believe more action is needed from public officials.

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo General Hospital grows to nine cases

Seven patients and two staff members have been infected since October 31st.

BC mink-farms will be shut down by 2023 due to link to COVID-19

There are currently nine mink farms operating in the province.
climate-change-justice

Climate rally set to take place downtown on Saturday in light of COP26

At the climate conference, Trudeau promised Canada will have net-zero emissions by 2050.
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‘Age is the biggest risk factor for COVID-19’: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Unvaccinated children and fully-vaccinated seniors are leading transmission and breakthrough deaths, respectively.

Province’s new fund could help welcome thousands of Afghan families and individuals to BC

The Refugee Readiness Fund will provide families a one-time investment.

Former Saanich elementary school teacher has been sentenced for posessing child pornography

He will serve an 18-month conditional sentence.

Royal BC Museum will phase out their First Peoples and Becoming BC galleries

In an effort towards decolonization.
Starbucks Masks

Living wage significantly higher than minimum wage in Victoria (REPORT)

Over $20/hr is currently considered a “liveable” wage here.

BC government says it could defer 2.6 million hectares of old-growth forest

First Nations have 30 days to indicate whether they support the deferrals.

Island Health declares a COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

The outbreak has been limited to the Transitional Care Unit.
Amalgamation

City of Victoria will require its employees to be fully-immunized against COVID-19

Elected officials will not be subject to the vaccination policy.

International flights will return to Victoria at the end of the month

International flights haven’t landed in Victoria since April 2020.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC government applies to Health Canada to decriminalize personal drug possession

BC is the first province to seek this exemption.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Attempted carjacking at downtown Victoria parkade ends in arrest

The suspect led police on a foot pursuit

Construction on high-speed internet for BC coastal communities set to begin

Nearly 140 remote and Indigenous communities will receive high-speed internet.

One person dead after Saanich apartment fire Halloween night

This is the second fatal fire in a week.

British Columbians can now access their federal vaccine passport

It’ll be mandatory for travel beginning November 30th.
shipping-container

Items from shipping containers that fell off cargo ship found scattered along Vancouver Island...

After nearly a week, the fire has finally been put out
RCMP Cruiser Generic

RCMP seek witnesses after hit-and-run incident in Nanaimo parking lot

Allegedly, the vehicle intentionally struck the victim.