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Here’s who is running in the 2021 federal election on Vancouver Island

Canadians will hit the polls on September 20th.

Fifth strain of COVID-19 variant confirmed in Canada on Wednesday

BC confirms 39 cases of the B1617 double mutant strain.
Canadian apology

Canada has been ranked as one of the most free countries in the world

Canada joins Norway, Finland, and Uruguay as most free.

Canadian arts and live entertainment sectors to receive $181 million in government funding

To help stabilize the arts and music sectors amid COVID-19.

Federal modelling data shows COVID-19 cases accelerating across Canada

Currently, every 100 patients are passing the virus on to 140 more people.

Canada announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons

Effective immediately.

One dead, five missing after Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean

The helicopter has not yet been located.

Air Canada suspends flights to Beijing and Shanghai after federal travel advisory

There are now nearly 6,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China

Trudeau announces $25K for families of Canadians who died in Iran plane crash

To be dispersed in the coming days

Trudeau says Ukraine plane crash that killed 176 people was likely shot down by...

A UVic student was among those that died in the crash

Top 50 most popular baby names in Canada 2019

Spot your name on the list?

UK company signs $2.8 billion deal to acquire Canada’s Cineplex

The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020

Pornhub reveals top Canadian searches on website in 2019

Did your searches make the list?

Canadian Olympic icons Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announce retirement from ice dancing

"We feel like the most fortunate kids in Canada." 🇨🇦⛸

1 in 3 Canadian adults are not getting enough sleep (REPORT)

Here are Health Canada’s tips on improving your sleep

RCMP recover “several items” linked to Vancouver Island murder suspects in Manitoba

Police have removed a large roadblock from the town of Gillam.

RCMP confirm burnt vehicle in Manitoba linked to Vancouver Island murder suspects

One suspect’s father said he believes they’re on a “suicide mission”

Trudeau names Victoria MP Murray Rankin as new national security-review chair

In February, Rankin said he was not seeking re-election for Victoria in 2019

RCMP say teenage suspects in northern BC murders may have reached Manitoba

The pair was last seen in northern Saskatchewan

Canada-wide warrant issued for Vancouver Island man last seen in Victoria

He was last seen downtown.

Canada-wide recall issued for BOB Jogging Strollers

Affected strollers were produced between 1997 and 2015.

Canada’s new air passenger rights come into effect today

To start, you can claim up to $2,100 for lost or damaged baggage.

Victoria city councillor tables motion to oppose Quebec’s new religious symbols law

The law prohibits public service employees from wearing religious symbols at work.

UVic receives $9.1M federal grant to build national Indigenous law centre

It'll be the first Canadian university to offer a Common/Indigenous joint law degree.

Youth vaping increased by a shocking 74% in Canada last year (REPORT)

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for the government to increase regulations.

New federal bill completely bans bestiality and animal fighting across Canada

Animal sexual abusers will now be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry.

Canada welcomed the largest number of resettled refugees in the world last year (REPORT)

Over half of the refugee submissions were for children.

Trudeau announces $1.4 billion annual Canadian investment into women’s health worldwide

The money will support women’s health in Canada and abroad.

Canada-wide recall issued for Compliments brand chicken strips

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Toronto police issue Canada-wide warrant for 3 men wanted for first-degree murder

A 26-year-old Toronto man was killed in what police believe was a shooting

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

Canadians under 25 can get unlimited train travel across the country this summer

International students over 26 can also avail the offer!

Canadians asked to avoid all travel to the Philippines due to terrorism threat

The area is also experiencing high levels of criminality, and violent clashes between the military/police and terrorist or rebel groups

Health Canada releases new packaging requirements for cigarettes

No more colourful, shiny cigarette packs

Canada’s vertical $10 bill voted best new banknote in the world

The next four new banknotes in Canada will also use this vertical format

Esquimalt-based naval ship seizes 2.5 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The HMCS Regina was deployed just two weeks ago.

Canada’s top surfers are coming to Tofino to compete for the Olympic team

Surfing makes its Olympic debut in the Japan 2020 games.

One-in-five Canadians believe gender pay gaps exist in their workplace (REPORT)

Four-in-five working women say the gender pay gap is a “serious issue” in Canada.

Owner of trucking company involved in Humboldt Broncos crash admits he failed safety regulations

He pled guilty to all charges laid against him.

Canada Revenue Agency site goes down amidst tax season

As if filing taxes wasn’t fun enough already 🙄

Truck driver responsible for Humboldt Broncos bus crash receives 8 year prison sentence

The deadly crash claimed 16 lives.

Facebook launches measures to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation

The platform will no longer cater to anti-vaxxers

Payless Shoes to host the largest liquidation sale in retail history after announcing closure

They need to get rid of $1 billion worth of merchandise

BC is in 3rd place after first half of the 2019 Canada Games

Can you guess which province is currently #1? 🥇

The oldest man in Canada just passed away at age 110

He lived through 2 world wars and countless recessions

Federal Auditor General Mike Ferguson dies of cancer at age 60

He had been undergoing treatment since last November