Saturday, April 10, 2021


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

1,262 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 9th

Over one million doses (1,025,019) of vaccines have been administered in BC.

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.

Greater Victoria School District reports another COVID-19 exposure

The dates of potential exposure occurred on April 6th and 7th.

Single-day record number of COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 8th

BC reported 1,293 new cases of COVID-19 today.
Ravi Kahlon

Up to $10,000 made available to BC businesses impacted by recent “circuit-breaker” restrictions

As a part of a $50 million provincial relief grant announced today.

COVID-19 exposure reported at Arbutus Global Middle School

The potential date of exposure was April 1st.

BC announces new online mental health resource hub for sectors hit hard by pandemic

$3 million was provided for the development of the online hub.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 997 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, April 7th

Island Health reported 67 new cases today.

BC health officials report 1,068 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, April 6th

Island Health reported 73 new cases today.

COVID-19 exposure reported on Air Canada flight to Victoria

The flight departed from Vancouver on April 1st.

BC residents must prove disability to be exempt from wearing mask: BC Human Rights...

Anti-maskers will need to prove their reason for exemption.

COVID-19 vaccines: who refuses the shot and why?

An expert weighs in.

BC launches new online booking system for COVID-19 vaccines

The booking system opens today for current eligible residents.

BC health officials report 1,889 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

23 more people have died of the virus in BC since Thursday
Belmont Secondary School

Three Greater Victoria schools report COVID-19 exposures over long weekend

Island Health is currently completing contact tracing.

Employee at Saanich Thrifty Foods tests positive with COVID-19

Two others tested positive at the Parksville location.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 2,090 new COVID-19 cases for a two-day period on Saturday,...

Today saw a record number of new cases in one day.

Another Greater Victoria school issues warning of COVID-19 exposure

There were three potential exposure dates.

Greater Victoria School District warns of an additional COVID-19 exposure

The potential date of exposure is March 29th.

BC health officials report 832 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 1st

53 cases were reported on Vancouver Island.

Employee at Langford Superstore tests positive for COVID-19

The last day they worked was March 24th

BC health officials report record high 1,013 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, March 31st

With a record high 1,013 new cases in one day, BC's case count reaches 100,048.

Here’s how Canada ranks in vaccine rollout compared to the rest of the world

BC is third amongst Canadian provinces with the most vaccinations.

Here’s a breakdown of COVID-19 violation tickets handed out in BC

1,570 violation tickets have been issued.

BC health officials report 840 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, March 30th

BC reported an additional 100 cases of the P1 Brazilian variant since yesterday.
Pfizer Vaccine

Trust in vaccines remains high among most Canadians (POLL)

Pfizer is the most trusted brand.

Saanich Police issue nearly $5,000 in fines over the weekend for indoor gatherings

One homeowner said they were hosting a party for neighbourhood friends.

BC suspends the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those 55 and under

Until further risk assessments can be made.

BC health officials report 2,518 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day-period on Monday,...

Starting midnight until April 19th, indoor dining and group physical activities will be prohibited.
High School Masks

Island Health warns that “significant” numbers of COVID-19 exposures in schools are expected

A letter was distributed to staff and families over the past two days.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials reported 908 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 26th

This is the largest number of active cases in a day this year.

Island Health surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in the region

Around 13% of the Island's population is now immunized.

BC to allow indoor religious gatherings during Easter, Ramadan, Vaisakhi and Passover

This is the second amendment to health orders for religious gatherings this week.

BC health officials reported 800 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 25th

The Island Health region has surpassed 3,000 cases since the pandemic began.

BC more than doubles COVID-19 fines for attending social gatherings

Attend a gathering — receive a $575 ticket.

BC health officials reports 716 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday March 24th

Island Health reported 21 new cases.

BC to employ over 1,400 employees laid-off due to COVID-19 to assist with immunization...

Many of those from the travel and hospitality industries.

BC Health officials announce amendment to outdoor religious ceremonies

The decision comes before the Easter long weekend.

BC health officials reports 682 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, March 23rd

Provincial Health Officials have amended their order to allow for outdoor worship services.

BC residents with serious health conditions to receive early COVID-19 vaccinations

Those people who qualify will receive a letter.

BC health officials reports 1,785 new COVID-19 cases for three-day period on March 22nd

Island Health reported 89 new cases over the weekend.

BC health officials reports 737 new COVID-19 cases and 24,438 vaccinations administered on March...

There have been no new outbreaks declared at long-term care homes this week.
Customs House street view

Multiple COVID-19 cases confirmed at downtown Victoria construction site

The construction company has confirmed a statement will be released soon.