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Tuesday, September 28, 2021


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Average rent is down 8.5% in Canada from last year

Vancouver is still the most expensive city for one and two-bedroom rentals.

1,205 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 15th

There are over 10,000 active cases in the province.

Victoria man dies while serving time at prison in Abbotsford

The inmate was incarcerated for aggravated assault and uttering threats in 2019.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD officer assaulted while assisting youth amid mental health crisis

The youth was impaired by drugs.
VicPD cruiser

VicPD arrest man with history of sexual offences after teen girls followed

He followed two young women for several blocks on his bicycle.

1,168 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Wednesday, April 14th

41,839 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in one day.

Employee at Sidney Thrifty Foods tests positive for COVID-19

The last day they worked was April 3rd.

Nanaimo RCMP deem body found last month as a homicide

It was first ruled as suspicious.
BC Legislature

BC government looks to decriminalize personal drug possession

And announced a $45 million investment into harm reduction services.

Two Vancouver Island beaches among top beaches across Canada

Just in time for the nice weather! ☀️

873 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Tuesday, April 13th

Island Health reported 52 new cases today.

Two men seen removing red dresses hanging on trees along Vancouver Island Highway (VIDEO)

Red dresses symbolize missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

42 year-old man arrested after firing rifle at Malahat campground

Luckily, no one was injured.

Over half of British Columbians will use an app or software this tax...

52% intend to use apps.

SD61 adds two more COVID-19 exposures to growing list in Greater Victoria

There are currently 19 schools on the exposure list.

15-year-old boy beaten and stripped of clothing in Nanaimo, suspect arrested

The suspect also threw the victim’s shoes, wallet and cellphone in a lake.

3,289 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC for a three-day period on Monday, April...

There have been two more deaths reported on Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria School District considers cutting most music classes in schools

A board meeting on the considerations will take place tomorrow.

People aged 60+ in BC can now register to book their COVID-19 vaccines

People born in 1961 or earlier can book online, on the phone, or in person.

Walmart employees rescued after vehicle crashes through Uptown parkade wall (VIDEO)

Four Walmart employees were rescued from a walk-in freezer.

Remaining ICBC refund cheques will be delivered by the end of April

Cheques were delayed a month due to a cyber attack.

RCMP seek witnesses in Nanaimo mall stabbing

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

1,262 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 9th

Over one million doses (1,025,019) of vaccines have been administered in BC.

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.

Several big-name actors are currently filming some major projects in Victoria

Don’t be surprised if you see our city streets on Netflix soon! 👀
Ravi Kahlon

Up to $10,000 made available to BC businesses impacted by recent “circuit-breaker” restrictions

As a part of a $50 million provincial relief grant announced today.

Vancouver Island School of Art relocating to downtown Victoria

An art sale is planned for May 15th.

RCMP identify victim and arrest suspect in Port Alberni homicide

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

COVID-19 exposure reported at Arbutus Global Middle School

The potential date of exposure was April 1st.

BC announces new online mental health resource hub for sectors hit hard by pandemic

$3 million was provided for the development of the online hub.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 997 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, April 7th

Island Health reported 67 new cases today.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

22 vehicles in Langford had their tires slashed over Easter long weekend

In what RCMP are calling a “mischief spree."

DVBA announces new grant for downtown Victoria businesses hit by vandalism

Dating back to January 1st.

Saanich Fair begins planning some form of return this summer

The 152nd Saanich Fair returns after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19.

GoFundMe launched for Nanaimo woman shot while helping friend through mental health episode

A shotgun accidentally fired during the struggle.

Oak Bay Police seek help in locating pet budgie that escaped

This green and yellow budgie respond to Peter.

BC health officials report 1,068 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, April 6th

Island Health reported 73 new cases today.

‘’I’m still in shock’: Victoria musician wins $1 million Lotto Max prize

A new guitar and amp are at the top of his wish list.

COVID-19 exposure reported on Air Canada flight to Victoria

The flight departed from Vancouver on April 1st.

Flight inspection planned over Nanaimo Harbour this week

Don’t be surprised to see a large jet overhead!

COVID-19 vaccines: who refuses the shot and why?

An expert weighs in.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 2,090 new COVID-19 cases for a two-day period on Saturday,...

Today saw a record number of new cases in one day.

GoFundMe raises over $88,000 for injured Vancouver Island man

The cyclist suffered multiple c-spine fractures in a mountain bike accident.

BC works to eradicate invasive zebra mussel infested moss balls

To date, there are no confirmed cases they’ve been introduced to BC lakes or waterways.

BC Supreme Court grants injunction for logging company to remove Fairy Creek protestors

Despite this, the road blockages continue.

Saanich Police issue 30-day impound for intoxicated driver

The driver was drinking the night before, and thought they were “ok to drive”.

BC health officials report 832 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 1st

53 cases were reported on Vancouver Island.