Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Seanna Wainman

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Air Canada releases summer schedule with nearly 100 destinations to choose from

And they have resumed flights to the US as of today,

PM Trudeau details next steps in reopening Canadian economy safely

Including boosting COVID-19 testing capacity and contact tracing.

School zones are officially back in effect in the Greater Victoria School District

From 8 a.m to 5 p.m. on scheduled school days.

Reservations for Vancouver Island campgrounds reopen this Monday

B.C. residents will be given first access

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works permanently closing stores across Canada and US

After sales declined 37% in their first quarter.

PM Trudeau announces $75 million additional funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve

For things like food, transportation, educational materials or mental health services.

Uptown closes main boulevard to vehicle traffic making it pedestrian-only

To provide guests the proper space for physical distancing.

Federal health officials now recommend use of non-medical masks for Canadians

Particularly when physical distancing isn't possible.

Applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program will open May 25

Designed to lower rent by 75% for small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Victoria Clipper will suspend services until July 3 due to border closure extension

The Coho's ferry service also remains suspended at this time.

Adidas is releasing Terry Fox inspired shoes exclusive to Canada

With all proceeds donated directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Victoria Shamrocks cancel 2020 season due to COVID-19

The season was set to open May 21st.

Canada-U.S. extend border closure for additional 30 days: Trudeau

Current closure was set to expire this Thursday, May 21st.

B.C. pilots to perform memorial flyover in Vancouver to honour Snowbirds

And as tribute to Capt. Jennifer Casey, who was killed in yesterday's crash.

18 of the best Instagram photos taken around Victoria last week, May 10th to...

Use the hashtag #victoriabuzz to get featured next week!

First clinical trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada

If trials are successful, the vaccine could be produced and distributed in Canada.

You can help those in need just by ‘showing your heart’ this month (PHOTOS)

Each ❤️ in a window = $5 to Mustard Seed Food Bank!

BC SPCA launches virtual fundraiser to support animals in need amid pandemic

Lock-In for Love has a whole new meaning this time around 🐾

Federal government extends Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until August

The $73 billion wage subsidy program was initially slated to run until June 6.

One in five B.C. non-profit organizations risk closing down due to pandemic (REPORT)

23 per cent feel as if they may not last more than 6 months at this rate.

Victoria to remain host of FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament rescheduled for 2021

It will now take place from June 29 to July 4 next year.

2020 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

It was scheduled to take place on October 11th.

Victoria man cashes in on winning Lotto Max ticket while buying milk

How does $93,895 with your morning coffee sound? 😲

National parks and historic sites to partially re-open June 1: Trudeau

Including trails, day use areas, green spaces and recreational boating.

31-year-old woman faces impaired driving charges for fatal Malahat crash in 2018

The head-on collision led to one death and left one person seriously injured.

Central Saanich Police nab driver going 122 km/h in an 80 km/hr zone

... and they didn't have a license 😱

Students can apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit now

Qualified students could receive up to $1,250 per month.

B.C. announces $300K fund to help local food producers bring their products online

To offset the losses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic

Comox Valley RCMP searching for people who may have unwittingly bought stolen property

Items ranged from wallets, to gift cards, to jewelry.

COVID-19 can be found in infected men’s semen, says Chinese study

But there is no evidence that the virus could be sexually transmitted.

$2.5 billion aid package for Canadian seniors affected by COVID-19 announced today

Eligible seniors could receive up to $500 per month.

British musician stranded in Victoria performs free shows on Gorge Waterway (VIDEO)

Lifting spirits amid the pandemic, one tune at a time 🎶

Westshore RCMP and VicPD team up to return bike stolen nearly a year ago

"It was my first bike that I saved up money to buy," said the rightful owner.

Canadian government unveils financial aid plan for large businesses affected by COVID-19

"Let me be clear: these are bridge loans, not bailouts."

Greater Victoria gas prices up by almost 10 cents since last week

Prices spiked after the announcement to start increasing economic activity in B.C.

Victoria Harbourcats cancel 2020 season due to COVID-19 pandemic

Home runs, hot dogs and fireworks will have to wait until next year.. ⚾

One man arrested after bank cards and jewelry stolen from vehicle in Langford

West Shore RCMP says theft from vehicles is one of their highest reported crimes.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy for businesses will be extended beyond June: Justin Trudeau

As of Monday, 96,000 employers had applied for this subsidy