Friday, November 27, 2020


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sir James Douglas Elementary

COVID-19 exposure discovered at Victoria elementary school

Parents who have not been contacted should rest assured their child was not at a high-risk of exposure.

BC adds 13 more COVID-19 deaths, 887 new cases on Thursday

There are now nearly 8,000 active cases across the province.

Long term care resident tests positive for COVID-19 in Port Alberni

In total, one staff member and two residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at this facility.

BC top doctor says COVID-19 case counts from November 16 to 24 were incorrect

The mistakes were attributed to technical errors. Here's a breakdown of actual case counts.

BC reports 738 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths Wednesday

Including 21 new cases in the Island Health region.

Two flights to Victoria added to list of COVID-19 exposures

Both flights were with Air Canada Jazz, from Vancouver.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

First fines under new COVID-19 mask mandate issued in Victoria

The incident started with a dine-and-dash.

BC residents could be fined $230 fine for not wearing masks indoors

Details of where masks are mandated, what qualifies as a face covering and more have just been released.

Central Vancouver Island saw 500% increase in active COVID-19 cases this month

There are currently 152 active cases in the Island Health region.

Record-breaking 941 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths in BC on Tuesday

Island Health has surpassed 505 total cases of novel coronavirus after 11 more were reported today.
Victoria Health Unit by Tim Ford

I booked in for a COVID-19 saline gargle test in Victoria. Here’s how it...

"If you think you should get tested, then you probably should"

Here’s how BC’s new COVID-19 restrictions affect sports leagues

Breaking it all down, rule by rule.

BC adds dance studios, pilates and more to list of fitness facilities ordered to...

Until the province issues new guidelines for facilities offering indoor group fitness activities.

New COVID-19 school exposure alert issued for Qualicum Beach school

The school district says one person tested positive for the virus.

Asked and answered: Your questions about BC’s new COVID-19 restrictions

How do last week's orders apply to you and yours? We've laid out the answers in a simple Q&A format!

BC reports 1,933 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths since Friday

Including 48 new cases in the Island Health region.

First Nation on Vancouver Island announces total lockdown after COVID-19 case detected

"If there is an outbreak, there certainly can be some cause for alarm."

Second Victoria school issues alert after COVID-19 exposure

There are now eight schools with active COVID-19 alerts across Vancouver Island

COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital declared over

No patients were affected during the outbreak.

10 more people in BC die of COVID-19 as province reports 516 new cases...

17 more cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Possible COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Irish Times Pub in Victoria

The health authority identifies the exposure as 'low risk'.

Trudeau announces new rental subsidies of up to 90% for businesses in second lockdown

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy has also been extended until June 2021.

538 new COVID-19 cases, one more death reported in BC Thursday

Including 12 new cases in the Island Health region.

BC’s top doctor has issued a province-wide lockdown. Here’s what you need to know

#BREAKING: A targeted mask mandate, increased business inspections, ban on social and religious gatherings and more.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Victoria school

There are now a total of 7 active school exposures or clusters on Vancouver Island.

Retail Council of Canada calls on B.C. to implement mandatory mask order

Dr. Henry says this order would disproportionately affect marginalized communities.

Another record-breaking day in B.C. with 762 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

20 more cases in Island Health, and there are now over 200 people in hospital across B.C.

Another Vancouver Island school reports COVID-19 exposure

Five other school exposures or clusters have been reported on the Island so far this week.

BCCDC reports COVID-19 exposure on flight from Calgary to Victoria

It landed in Victoria on November 15.

City of Victoria employee tests positive for COVID-19

They are employed in the Public Works department.

Record-breaking 717 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in one day reported in B.C.

16 more cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Island Health declares first COVID-19 outbreak in long term care facility in Port Alberni

One staff member tested positive for the virus.
Card Game by Ines Ferreira

Poker party in Saanich ends with $2,300 loss in COVID-19 fines

Gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

B.C. reports nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths since Friday

Including 41 new cases in the Island Health region.

Three more Vancouver Island schools report COVID-19 exposures and cluster outbreaks

There are now 5 schools with ongoing outbreaks in the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School district.

B.C. reports 617 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths on Friday

Including 16 new cases in the Island Health region.

Nanaimo school COVID-19 exposure upgraded to ‘cluster’ after more people infected

More dates have been added to the list of possible exposure periods.

Island Health warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Courtenay restaurant

At specific times on November 3 and 5.

Letter to families warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Victoria school

The exposure may have occurred on November 6.

COVID-19 case numbers are doubling every 13 days in B.C. (INFOGRAPHICS)

B.C. now has more daily cases per 1 million of the population than Ontario.

1,130 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths in B.C. since Tuesday, 16 in Island...

There are now nearly 6,000 active cases across the province and more people are hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Five staff members in a transitional care unit tested positive for COVID-19.

Second Nanaimo high school reports COVID-19 exposure

A cluster outbreak was also reported at a different Nanaimo school around the same time.

‘COVID-19 is already well ahead of us’: Canada reports over 40,000 active cases

PM Justin Trudeau urged local and provincial governments to reach out to the feds for help if needed.

B.C. reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths as active cases surge past...

There have been seven new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

998 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths reported in B.C. since Saturday

12 new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Nanaimo high school

The exposure occurred on Monday and Thursday last week.

B.C. top doctor issues regional order for Lower Mainland after 567 new COVID-19 cases

The order places restrictions on social gatherings, travel, indoor group physical activities, and workplaces for two weeks. 

B.C. reports whopping 589 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise

For the first time in months, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix will be making a live announcement this Saturday.