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Monday, October 18, 2021


Tim Ford

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Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz
Gloomy Weather

Ford on Fridays: Weather the Weather

Whether the weather can be weathered or not.

Ford on Fridays: thankful for the chance to be thankful

Making a list, thanking it twice.
Doughnuts Office

Ford on Fridays: the human garburator

What can I say? Free food shouldn’t go to waste.
Jungle

Ford on Fridays: adventures in grandma’s backyard

Who needs the Amazon?
Flair Airlines

Ford on Fridays: like a flight out of hell

What if this is as good as it gets?
Reliance Properties Main Render Capital Iron

Capital Iron land pitch offers new home for Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

It also calls for artist live/work space and retail/commercial space.

Poll shows growing support for vaccine passports in British Columbia

Support is highest among those 55 and over.
Clipper Ferry Victoria

Cross-border ferries prepare to resume after terminals reopen

An extended closure of the American border remains an obstacle.
Calgary

Ford on Fridays: in it for the long haul

I went to Calgary. Reckless?
Elizabeth Heywood Scratch and Win Lotto

Victoria woman scores $50K windfall on scratch-and-win ticket

She won on the "Money...I'm Home!" game

BCAA survey suggests growing confidence in international travel

The BCAA recommends checking your travel insurance for COVID coverage.
Queen of Alberni

First quarter stats from BC Ferries shows improving passenger traffic

Traffic is still well below pre-pandemic levels.
Amazon Victoria Airport 2

Amazon revealed as tenant for massive development at Victoria International Airport

The facility is expected to open in fall 2022.
Airbnb

Airbnb renews party ban measures for Halloween 2021

Guests without a history of positive reviews will face multiple restrictions.
Seedlings City Victoria Gardening

Fall seedling distribution for City of Victoria gardening program begins

Crops include cauliflower, mustard greens, kale and more.

Applications open for businesses and artists at Langford Station project

The development is expected to open in spring 2022.
Friday Friyay

Ford on Fridays: the freakiest of Fridays

My building doesn’t have a 13th floor.
Markus the Bikery

Victoria’s first kosher bakery opens in Victoria Public Market

Markus Spodzieja has taken his pretzel bike and opened a permanent home downtown.
Island 4

Fourth hybrid BC Ferries vessel set to arrive Friday

You should be able to see it from Fisherman's Wharf or the Johnson Street Bridge.
Victoria International Airport

Man arrested after driving onto tarmac at Victoria International Airport

Charges have not yet been determined.

HarbourCats owners implements mandatory vaccine policy for teams

They have not yet decided if fans attending the 2022 season will need to be vaccinated.
Darrell Featherstone Comox Valley

RCMP ask for public’s help to find missing Comox Valley man

His truck has been found and Search and Rescue are assisting.
Parksville Fire Water Park

Parksville firefighters to host ‘popup water park’ during heatwave

Firefighters will be turning on the hoses at Foster Park.
Emergency Stuff

Ford on Fridays: taking an interest in the world around you

'Be prepared' is both an excellent motto and a great Disney song.

BC SPCA alerts dog guardians over spike in kennel coughs

Most of the dogs were vaccinated, so this virus may not be covered by vaccines.

Security grants offered to downtown Victoria businesses following report

Cameras, new locks or security gates are possible upgrades.
Siren Civil Defence

Here’s why you may have heard alert sounds ringing across Esquimalt this morning

Did you hear anything around 11 a.m?
EVO Victoria

The EVO has landed: BC based car share launches Victoria service

A new way to get around town.
Tinder-phone

Ford on Fridays: the five people you’ll date in Victoria

YYJ? More like SwipeYJ.
Little Free Library 500

Little Free Libraries take off in Victoria as 500th library installed

This one is called the "Dragon's Lair."
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Woman arrested for Port Alberni arson while RCMP investigate another fire

It is not known if she started both fires.

20-year-old woman killed in car crash on Denman Island

She was thrown from the vehicle and died on scene.
Roger the Marmot

Ford on Fridays: the hunt for the yellow-bellied marmot, or, Roger’s way

A tale of man vs. marmot, and the quest for a photo.
ecologyst store area

Victoria-based clothing line opens combo factory and storefront downtown

Ecologyst lets you see your clothes being made.
Julia Greenshields Camosun

Camosun College student heads to world stage at Tokyo Olympics

Julia Greenshields is a member of the Women's Rugby Team.
BC Hydro cable

BC Hydro inspects underwater cables to Vancouver Island for possible heat wave damage

The cables have bulged, and one even sprung a leak of oil.
Gowlland Tod Park

Provincial parks on Vancouver Island to expand following land acquisitions

Gowlland Tod, Cowichan River, and Wakes Cove Park will expand.
Shipwreck oil Scheidyk

Coast Guard successfully drains oil from Vancouver Island shipwreck

60 tonnes of fuel were drained from the shipwreck.

Vancouver Island residents and businesses called on to conserve water due to drought

Limit outdoor watering, and avoid watering during the heat of the day.
First Nation condemn vandalism letter

‘These acts are not medicine’: South Island First Nations condemn vandalism

"Please do not lose sight of the young ones that we are honouring."
SS Valencia boards

Maritime Museum to move to interim space by Victoria Conference Centre

The museum's last day at its current location will be July 17.
Colwood Garden

Colwood opens new Indigenous plant and pollinator garden

The garden will grow food for locals in need and offer teaching programs.

BCCDC offers tips for possible return of wildfire smoke on Vancouver Island

Smokey days are likely on the horizon. Be prepared.
Bailey petting

Ford on Fridays: 8 simple rules for petting my doggo

Dogs are love. Dogs are life.
Salt Spring Fire Hall 1

Salt Spring Island fire hall plan announced by CRD and Fire District

The old fire hall will be likely be used as a public food market.

BC Hydro reports record-breaking demand as extreme heat slams province

Monday usage is expected to go even higher.

Ford on Fridays: Wet hot Victorian bummer – super tips to keep cool

Earth too hot? Why not try Mars!
swoop

Swoop airlines adds flights from Victoria to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta

Previously, the airline offered service from Victoria to Edmonton and Toronto.
Large Fire

Ban on open burns throughout Vancouver Island starts Wednesday

Campfires and cooking stoves are still permitted.