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Ryan Hook

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VicPD arrest suspect in alleged hate-motivated crime on Tuesday

The man spat and yelled racial slurs towards a mother and her four kids.
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694 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by BC health officials on Thursday, May...

BC expects to vaccinate 2 million people by the end of today.

BC government considering legislation on ‘revenge porn’ to help victims

Currently, it is a federal offence to post non-consensual images.
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BC’s vaccination program has been extended to include kids 12 and over

Canada becomes the first country to approve vaccines for ages 12+.

BC reports 572 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday May 5th, fewest in 6 weeks

The vaccine program has been extended to include ages 12+.

Victoria’s downtown clean team will work weekends over the summer

Beginning this weekend!

Fairy Creek protestors file a notice to appeal a court order from April

The group say public interest far outweighs the profit-making ability.

Pandemic pet sales continue to grow in BC while vet services struggle

COVID-19 has seen many more people adopt pets for comfort and companionship.
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VicPD arrest man who threatened two pedestrians with knife

No one was injured in the incident.

COVID-19 outbreak at Craigdarroch Care Home declared over

Two staff members tested positive.

Nanaimo Parkway closed after serious crash involving two semi-trucks this morning

A driver has been transported to the hospital with injuries.

697 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Tuesday, May 4th

Over 32,000 people received a COVID-19 vaccine in one day.

Province and CRD purchase equipment to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes

It will help clear the blue-green algae in the lakes.
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VicPD arrest man brandishing knife towards family in Beacon Hill Park

Officers located the man and found evidence of drug trafficking.

Island Health launches awareness campaign for men who use drugs

Last year, 225 men died from a toxic illicit drug supply.

Large events not likely to happen this summer in BC: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Smaller arts festivals are more likely.
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Two people arrested in connection with identity theft and fraud on Vancouver Island

RCMP conducted surveillance at their hotel in Qualicum Beach.
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BC health officials announce 2,174 new cases for a three-day period on Monday, May...

Island Health reported 61 new cases over the weekend.

Saanich Police investigate two serious crashes over the weekend

One driver was trapped in their vehicle with potentially life threatening injuries.
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VicPD arrest man after assault with a hammer in Irving Park this morning

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history.

GoFundMe launched for Saanich family who lost home to fire on Friday

Asbestos has contaminated their belongings.

Man shot by police at Royal Jubilee Hospital in March re-arrested for returning with...

There were no injuries in this incident.

BC health officials report 740 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 30th

The 7-day rolling average has dropped under 1,000.

BC residents 50 and older will begin getting vaccinated next week

BC has been averaging over 40,000 vaccinations a day.

All-day camping in Victoria parks will be prohibited as of tomorrow, May 1st

For those who need it, sheltering has been offered.

Here’s how the province will enforce the new travel restrictions in BC

Two more reasons for essential travel were added to the list today.
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Man with violent criminal history released only to be arrested two hours later: VicPD

He has over 70 criminal convictions.

Two-vehicle crash snarls southbound traffic on TCH near West Shore Parkway

Drivers heading southbound on Highway 1 are limited to one lane and should expect delays. 

841 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in BC on Wednesday April 28th

There are currently 8,009 active cases in BC.

The BC government legislates paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

Retroactive to April 19th

Rogers to provide phones to women experiencing domestic abuse across BC

They are working to provide service on Highways 14 and 16.

Food trucks and vendors set to return to Victoria’s inner harbour this weekend

From jewelry and artwork, to lemonade and mini donuts.

Four Greater Victoria schools added to COVID-19 exposure list Tuesday night

There are currently 16 ongoing exposure or cluster outbreaks in schools across Vancouver Island.

BC health officials report 799 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 27th

There are currently 263 active cases on Vancouver Island.
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32-year-old woman arrested after stabbing a man in Langford

The woman is known to police.

Victoria Ale Trail supports local breweries and rewards local beer lovers

Cheers to beers and supporting local! 🍻
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Nanaimo woman dies in two vehicle crash on highway near Parksville

She pulled a U-turn in front of an oncoming RV.

Saanich house fires that happened back in March have now been ruled as arson

Twelve people have been temporarily displaced from their homes.
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Impaired driver crashes into hydro pole and flees: VicPD

Investigators located the suspect by following a trail of vehicle fluid.

Saanich Peninsula Hospital celebrates opening of new surgery unit (VIDEO)

Five years in the making!

Body of Metchosin man reported missing in January found by hikers

Foul play has been ruled out.

2,491 new cases of COVID-19 were reported for a three-day period on Monday, April...

There are currently 8,199 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

These 10 restaurants in Victoria will be a part of ‘La Pizza Week’

Kicking off this weekend! 🍕

BC government details $56 million in mental health support for youth

The announcement is part of the 2021 BC Budget.

Oak Bay Police apprehend impaired driver after he flees into the ocean

The man is in hospital for evaluation.
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Oak Bay homeowners find young man dazed and confused in their home in the...

Sleep walking, maybe? 🤔
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BC health officials report 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 23rd

Island Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19.

Island Health pens open letter about COVID-19 third wave

“Our health-care teams are tired. Many are on the verge of exhaustion.”

Snowbirds set to return to the skies over Comox Valley this spring

Keep your eyes on the skies May 4th.
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BC Ferries will now deny travel to people travelling for non-essential reasons

Non-essential travelers may face a $575 fine.