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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.

These 4 things will start to cost more in BC as of April 1st

No, this isn’t an April Fools joke.

VicPD arrest man for assault on a shelter worker at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

He also assaulted a police officer.
VicPD cruiser

VicPD arrest man after he was “aggressively” following a woman on Cook Street

The suspect was also carrying a knife.

Employee at Langford Superstore tests positive for COVID-19

The last day they worked was March 24th

BC health officials report record high 1,013 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, March 31st

With a record high 1,013 new cases in one day, BC's case count reaches 100,048.

BC residents will pay more for heat as carbon tax increases April 1st

There was no hike in cost last year due to the pandemic.

Vancouver Island trophy hunter denies killing wolf pack near Sooke

But admits she killed two “problematic” wolves

Here’s how Canada ranks in vaccine rollout compared to the rest of the world

BC is third amongst Canadian provinces with the most vaccinations.

BC health officials report 840 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, March 30th

BC reported an additional 100 cases of the P1 Brazilian variant since yesterday.

Over 200 new affordable rental homes to be built in downtown Victoria

The housing will be located in the Hudson District.

Oak Bay homeowner finds home listed for sale unknowingly

You won’t know until you own...a house.

Over $90,000 raised for sexual assault centre after Victoria Real Estate agent launches GoFundme

The fundraiser was prompted after allegations of sexual misconduct against two realtors.

BC suspends the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those 55 and under

Until further risk assessments can be made.

UVic’s new bike lanes set to be completed in time for return of students...

In-person classes are set to return in September.

BC health officials report 2,518 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day-period on Monday,...

Starting midnight until April 19th, indoor dining and group physical activities will be prohibited.
High School Masks

Island Health warns that “significant” numbers of COVID-19 exposures in schools are expected

A letter was distributed to staff and families over the past two days.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials reported 908 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 26th

This is the largest number of active cases in a day this year.
Substance UVic

A free drug checking service and storefront opened in Victoria this week

Substance UVic aims to protect drug users from a toxic drug supply.
Scotch-Wilford-Michael

Victoria musician unexpectedly nabs spot in final round of annual global songwriting competition

His song could be heard by the likes of Tom Waits and Chris Martin of Coldplay.