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Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will reopen as temporary housing facility today

The arena will open itself to 45 people experiencing homelessness.

Here’s what BC’s second phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts will look like

The breakdown of when and how you can get your shot.

CRD acquires 145 acres of watershed land near Sooke Lake Reservoir

The land was purchased for $652,729.

Three Vancouver Island schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

This includes two elementary schools and one secondary school.
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BC Ferries cancels remaining Friday sailings due to adverse weather

The cancellations happened throughout the day and will continue through to the evening.

BC reports 589 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on February 26th

Vancouver Island continues to see a higher than average rate of COVID-19 cases.

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

It has an efficacy rate of 62% while the others are over 90%.

The iconic Mr. Potato Head is going gender neutral

Talk about a hot potato! 🥔

Six BC residents in their 30s died from COVID-19 since pandemic began

Two of those were from Vancouver Island.

5 houses in Greater Victoria with harrowing histories

This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for everyone.

Saanich residents rescue duck with plastic lid stuck around beak (VIDEO)

The incident points to a bigger litter problem in the area.

Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Gorge Fairway Market

The potential exposure dates occurred on February 17th and 18th.

BC reports 395 new COVID-19 cases and ten new deaths on February 25th

BC's seven day daily average has increased over the past two weeks.
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50-year-old man stabbed after COVID-19 related altercation at Nanaimo mall

The victim’s daughter asked the suspect to maintain physical distance.
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Two impaired women fined and arrested for refusing to wear masks aboard BC Ferries

The pair had masks on them but simply refused to wear them.

10 clips of Tuesday’s crazy flash hail storm in and around Victoria (VIDEOS)

What the hail happened!

BC reports 456 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on February 24th

Active cases have decreased by a small margin.

Summer camping reservations set to open for BC residents next month

Campsites can only be booked two months in advance.

4 spots you can watch the HMCS Calgary’s sail past this Friday

Before it departs to Asia! 🚢

Laketown Ranch announces summer camping for its 2021 season

The popular site for music festivals has opened itself up for camping this season.

BC reports 559 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on February 23rd

An updated vaccine rollout will be updated Monday.

Human remains found near construction site in Saanich deemed ancestral

The area is known to be active with First Nations remains.

Province announces wholesale liquor prices here to stay for BC bars and restaurants

To help alleviate financial pressures from the pandemic.

This is what the three new options for the Clover Point loop look like...

The options will be brought forward on Thursday.

BC reports 1,428 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths over three day period

This is the lowest amount of deaths recorded on a weekend in months.

Warrants issued for Nanaimo man involved in threats and mischief

The suspect is considered violent.

California-based vegan cinnamon bun chain to open in downtown Victoria

The one time sticky fingers are a good thing 🤤

Watch as Esquimalt woman with weeks to live weds in emotional ceremony (VIDEO)

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

CRD to discuss increasing parking fees at Vancouver Island regional parks this Wednesday

Adding paid parking to places such as Elk/Beaver Lake is also on the table.

VicPD arrests woman after stabbing in multi-housing facility

The victim was also sprayed with bear mace.
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CRD issues wastewater discharge notice for Oak Bay and Saanich areas after heavy rainfall

People and pets should avoid entering the water.

Wounded Warrior marathon run postponed until April due to COVID-19

The popular marathon happens every February 21st.

VicPD warns city against cybercrimes after fraudster steals $5,400 in four days

One scammer told a victim he needed money for a funeral.

BC reports 508 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths on February 19th

Today was the largest ever number of doses in one day.

Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club threatened with eviction

The club said they may have no choice but to involve Dr. Bonnie Henry
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Federal government extends COVID-19 benefits for Canadians

CRB, CRCB, EI, and sickness benefit have all been extended.

VicPD disarms man wielding shovel at Victoria Bylaw officers in Ravine Park

The man confronted officers with the shovel.

BC reports 617 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths on February 18th

There was an increase of 198 active cases today.

Downtown Victoria eatery subject of sexual assault allegations removes signage

However, job postings have been recently listed online.

Province officially opens mobile government offices in Langford

Over 20% of Victoria’s government employees currently live in the Westshore area.
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Canada received over 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week

It’s the largest shipment the country has received to date.

Langford arena being converted to a major COVID-19 immunization centre

The facility will operate 7 days a week until August

Esquimalt couple tie the knot in emotional ceremony after woman given weeks to live

She is currently battling terminal cancer.
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VicPD rescue 80-year-old man trapped in tent during last weekend’s heavy snowfall

He had been living in the tent for the past year.

BC reports 427 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths on February 17th

To date, 176,015 people in BC have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Province announces 75 new affordable rental homes being constructed in Sooke

Along with 33 supportive homes.

BC extends provincial state of emergency until March 2nd

The new deadline is just shy of a year since the first state of emergency was declared.

Only 10% of BC’s population will be vaccinated for COVID-19 by April: Adrian Dix

If the vaccines are delivered on schedule.

Dramatic high-speed crash in Langford captured on home security camera (VIDEO)

A single-father of two lost his car in the crash
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BC reports 1,533 new COVID-19 cases over four day period and 26 new deaths

Vancouver Island has surpassed 2,000 cases since the pandemic began.