Sunday, April 5, 2020

Seanna Wainman

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TELUS offers free internet for low income families during COVID-19 pandemic

As a part of their 'Internet for Good' program.

Canadians can now apply to be cast in Season 2 of popular Netflix reality...

Physical distancing at it's finest! 😉

West Shore RCMP searching for man with 15 outstanding arrest warrants

If you see him, do not approach and call 911 right away.

VicPD reunite 4-year-old boy with family after he snuck out of window

Officers purchased a new dowel and lock for the family and secured the window.

This local ride-hailing app is now offering home delivery amid COVID-19

Groceries, medications and more right to your door! 🏃

26-year-old man arrested in connection with several fires set in Saanich and Oak Bay

The suspect is from Calgary and just arrived in the Victoria area last week.

Shoppers Drug Mart providing free online mental health support during COVID-19

The program is designed to help with stress and anxiety.

Province details rules surrounding rent freezes and evictions amid COVID-19 pandemic

Evictions cannot take place unless there are 'safety issues'.

Canadians can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit on April 6th

This is the $2000/month aid for anyone who lost income due to COVID-19

Youth in foster care will not age out of services during COVID-19 pandemic in...

Young adults who have already aged out will also continue to receive financial supports

Victoria Royals thank fans in heartfelt video following shortened hockey season (VIDEO)

We give you permission to use playoff towels as tissues 😢

Air Canada temporarily lays off an additional 16,500 employees amid pandemic

This makes up half the company’s workforce.

Esquimalt High School staff pull off epic virtual dance party (VIDEO)

Ain't no party like a physical distancing party! 🕺

LifeLabs shifts focus to provide laboratory testing for COVID-19

They are also reducing public hours in order to shift their focus

Victoria hotels and Bin4 offering essential workers discounted rates, free meals amid COVID-19

A place to rest and a bite to eat for those saving lives and keeping the city going

Trudeau announces up to $847 per week wage subsidy for businesses who qualify

These are the details of the 75% wage subsidy outlined last week

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau given clean bill of health following COVID-19 diagnosis

She received the diagnosis after returning from a trip to the UK.

Here’s how you can show your local frontline workers some love amid COVID-19 (CONTEST)

And win a $50 VISA gift card for you AND your favourite frontline hero!

Justin Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small and medium sized businesses affected by...

Along with a $40,000 loan to businesses who qualify.

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 64-year-old man

He has not been seen or heard from since March 16th.

Discovery Island wolf Takaya shot and killed by hunters in Shawnigan Lake

He was relocated to the west coast of Vancouver Island in January.

Victoria bike shop offers frontline healthcare worker free bike after hers is stolen

They're also giving service priority to anyone who works in healthcare.

More than 700 Greater Victoria doctors discourage patients from clinic ‘drop-ins’

Local physicians have also taken steps to move to a virtual assessment system

ICBC to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days amid COVID-19 concerns

License renewals will also be available over the phone.

The Victoria Royals 2019-20 season has officially come to an end due to coronavirus

The WHL announced the cancellation of the 2020 playoffs on Monday.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed until next year due to coronavirus

This is the first ever postponement in history.

Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival postponed until late summer due to coronavirus

It was originally scheduled for May 16th and 17th.

Victoria private school confirms student tested positive for COVID-19

He was unlikely to be infectious during his last days at school.

Victoria Police issue alert for high-risk missing 75-year-old man

He suffers from a medical condition and may be confused.

These provincial parks are currently still open to the public amid coronavirus concerns

In case you still want to go for a social-distancing hike!

BC Liquor stores to remain open with adjusted hours amid COVID-19 outbreak

And there is no shortage of beer, wine and spirits in the province

Police seize loaded tactical-style rifle after arrest of Victoria home invasion suspect

The home invasion incident occurred on February 14th.