Monday, March 1, 2021


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

BC government proposes an extended rent freeze until December 31st

The proposed changes will protect renters against evictions and extend the rent freeze until Dec 31st.

BC increases gap between first and second COVID-19 vaccines

The province approved a 4-month gap between vaccines.

Here’s what BC’s second phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts will look like

The breakdown of when and how you can get your shot.

SD62 warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at West Shore school

Contact tracing has been completed

Three Vancouver Island schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

This includes two elementary schools and one secondary school.

BC reports 589 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on February 26th

Vancouver Island continues to see a higher than average rate of COVID-19 cases.

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

It has an efficacy rate of 62% while the others are over 90%.

Six BC residents in their 30s died from COVID-19 since pandemic began

Two of those were from Vancouver Island.

Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Gorge Fairway Market

The potential exposure dates occurred on February 17th and 18th.

BC reports 395 new COVID-19 cases and ten new deaths on February 25th

BC's seven day daily average has increased over the past two weeks.
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50-year-old man stabbed after COVID-19 related altercation at Nanaimo mall

The victim’s daughter asked the suspect to maintain physical distance.

Two impaired women fined and arrested for refusing to wear masks aboard BC Ferries

The pair had masks on them but simply refused to wear them.

BC reports 456 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on February 24th

Active cases have decreased by a small margin.
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BC Ferries employee working at Swartz Bay terminal tests positive for COVID-19

A number of employees are currently in self-isolation.

Laketown Ranch announces summer camping for its 2021 season

The popular site for music festivals has opened itself up for camping this season.

BC reports 559 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on February 23rd

An updated vaccine rollout will be updated Monday.

Province announces wholesale liquor prices here to stay for BC bars and restaurants

To help alleviate financial pressures from the pandemic.

BC reports 1,428 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths over three day period

This is the lowest amount of deaths recorded on a weekend in months.

Employee at 10 Acres restaurant in Sidney tests positive for COVID-19

The employee last worked from February 18th to the 20th.

SD61 confirms positive COVID-19 case at Glanford Middle School

The potential exposure dates are February 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 17th.

Wounded Warrior marathon run postponed until April due to COVID-19

The popular marathon happens every February 21st.

BC reports 508 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths on February 19th

Today was the largest ever number of doses in one day.

Federal government extends COVID-19 benefits for Canadians

CRB, CRCB, EI, and sickness benefit have all been extended.

BC reports 617 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths on February 18th

There was an increase of 198 active cases today.
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Canada received over 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week

It’s the largest shipment the country has received to date.

Langford arena being converted to a major COVID-19 immunization centre

The facility will operate 7 days a week until August

BC reports 427 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths on February 17th

To date, 176,015 people in BC have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

BC extends provincial state of emergency until March 2nd

The new deadline is just shy of a year since the first state of emergency was declared.

Only 10% of BC’s population will be vaccinated for COVID-19 by April: Adrian Dix

If the vaccines are delivered on schedule.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC reports 1,533 new COVID-19 cases over four day period and 26 new deaths

Vancouver Island has surpassed 2,000 cases since the pandemic began.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at two Nanaimo long-term care homes

Island Health is working to identify anyone who may have been exposed.

445 new cases, ten more deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

21 new cases recorded by Island Health. One new case of new Nigerian variant.

New COVID variant detected in B.C. linked to international travel

There is no evidence showing widespread transmission of the variant.

449 new cases, nine more deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID update

19 new cases were reported in Island Health.
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Central Vancouver Island remains hotspot in positive COVID-19 cases

68% of Island Health's active cases are currently in the central region.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

469 new cases, 6 new deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID-19 update

25 new cases were reported in Island Health.

435 new cases and 4 more deaths reported in latest B.C. COVID update

23 new cases were reported in Island Health.

B.C. sees fewer cases but possible variants of concern in COVID update

86 new cases were reported in Island Health over the weekend.
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Host of house party in Gordon Head slapped with $2,300 COVID-19 fine

The partygoers spotted police and fled.
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Two separate Vancouver Island grocery stores report positive COVID-19 cases

Cases were reported between February 2nd and February 7th.
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Saanichton school added to list of COVID-19 exposures

Close contacts will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Employee at downtown Victoria Shoppers Drug Mart tests positive for COVID-19

The last day the employee worked was on February 3rd.

Letter to families warns of positive COVID-19 case at Saanich Peninsula School

The potential exposure occurred on Monday February 1st.

471 new cases of COVID-19 reported in latest B.C. update

28 new cases were reported in Island Health.
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B.C. extends public health orders banning gatherings indefinitely

The orders were set to expire today.

Chartwell Malaspina outbreak declared over in B.C. COVID-19 update

27 new cases were reported in Island Health.