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Sunday, December 5, 2021


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

Parking fees suspended at all B.C. hospitals starting April 1

For patients, staff, and visitors

Esquimalt High School staff pull off epic virtual dance party (VIDEO)

Ain't no party like a physical distancing party! 🕺

B.C. reports 86 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 970 in province

There is now a total of 67 cases on Vancouver Island, and 469 people have recovered in B.C.

LifeLabs shifts focus to provide laboratory testing for COVID-19

They are also reducing public hours in order to shift their focus

B.C. health order banning gatherings over 50 people doesn’t directly apply to grocery stores

They have issued a list of guidelines specifically for grocery and retail food stores

Victoria hotels and Bin4 offering essential workers discounted rates, free meals amid COVID-19

A place to rest and a bite to eat for those saving lives and keeping the city going

Victoria councillors suggest free downtown parking, new delivery app in COVID-19 response

Both motions will be discussed by city council this Thursday

Food banks across B.C. receive $3 million emergency grant from provincial government

This will help food banks buy food, pay employees, and cover other essential costs

Trudeau announces up to $847 per week wage subsidy for businesses who qualify

These are the details of the 75% wage subsidy outlined last week

How to make 12 different dishes out of your 12 pack of quarantine KD

We're getting krafty with this!

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau given clean bill of health following COVID-19 diagnosis

She received the diagnosis after returning from a trip to the UK.

Here’s how you can show your local frontline workers some love amid COVID-19 (CONTEST)

And win a $50 VISA gift card for you AND your favourite frontline hero!

B.C. reports 92 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 884 in province

🚨There are now a total of 60 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island

B.C. launches new online portal for K-12 students after suspension of in-person classes

It offers free learning resources, at-home educational activities, and sources on how to maintain well being. 

B.C. reports 67 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 792 in province

🚨There are now a total of 57 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island. Two additional deaths reported

Province releases full list of essential services in B.C.

This comprehensive list encompasses a variety of industries and workers

Greater Victoria School District confirms students will not return to school after Spring Break

Schools will be planning on next steps during the first two weeks after the break.

Harbour Air will temporarily suspend flights starting Saturday due to global pandemic

Their current plan is to restart service on May 4th
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit sees up to 70% less ridership due to COVID-19 closures

There are no current plans to block out seats to enforce physical distancing on buses

B.C. prepares hospitals for worst case scenario, adds more ventilators amid COVID-19

Authorities believe B.C. has enough capacity to deal with this epidemic, but are preparing for the worst

Provincial Health Officer ‘cautiously optimistic’ about COVID-19 trajectory in British Columbia

Dr. Henry says the rate of growth of the virus in B.C. is being positively affected by physical distancing measures

Justin Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small and medium sized businesses affected by...

Along with a $40,000 loan to businesses who qualify.

VicPD salutes Royal Jubilee Hospital staff with 15 car tribute (VIDEO)

Keep the community love coming ❤️

Victoria may hire more bylaw officers to enforce provincial health orders during COVID-19

Homeless populations will be moved to temporary shelter sites at two Victoria parks instead of three originally planned

B.C. reports 66 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 725 in province

🚨There are now 52 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island

Victoria pedicab company offering delivery service by donation during COVID-19 pandemic

Another heartwarming gesture from a local business!

B.C. launches phone line connecting seniors with volunteers and services amid COVID-19

Seniors living at home are most likely to become isolated during this pandemic
WestJet airplane instagram

BCCDC confirms COVID-19 exposure in West Jet flight to Victoria last week

Several flights landing in Vancouver recently have also reported confirmed coronavirus cases

Victoria bike shop offers frontline healthcare worker free bike after hers is stolen

They're also giving service priority to anyone who works in healthcare.

BC Liquor stores will be closed on Sundays starting this weekend

Authorities say there is a documented increase in demand for liquor products

B.C. bans resale of essential supplies, allows bylaw officers to enforce provincial health orders

Those found disobeying provincial health orders could face fines of over $25,000 or jail time
Royal Jubilee Hospital Parking Tickets

Oak Bay cheers on front line workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Have you joined in yet?

Victoria mayor urges people to stop flushing wipes other than toilet paper

The city's sewage system is starting to get clogged up...

B.C. reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 659 in province

🚨There are now a total of 47 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island

More than 700 Greater Victoria doctors discourage patients from clinic ‘drop-ins’

Local physicians have also taken steps to move to a virtual assessment system

B.C. announces financial aid for renters, moratorium on evictions, freeze on rent increases

There will be a $500/month temporary supplement fund for renters delivered through BC Housing.

ICBC to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days amid COVID-19 concerns

License renewals will also be available over the phone.

The Victoria Royals 2019-20 season has officially come to an end due to coronavirus

The WHL announced the cancellation of the 2020 playoffs on Monday.

BC Ferries announces 1.5% fuel rebate, advises against non-essential travel

The company has not been instructed to restrict travel at this time

These institutions are offering FREE online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Broaden your horizons and take an Ivy League class or two!

Federal government to enforce mandatory 14-day quarantine on travellers returning to Canada

It will be mandatory under the Quarantine Act as of midnight tonight

Canadian workers affected by COVID-19 can now get $2,000/month for 4 months

Those who qualify will start receiving money within 10 days of applying

Victoria residents detail return to Canada from South America, Australia amid COVID-19

How well is Canada screening travellers at the border for COVID-19?

Island Health warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at several downtown Victoria establishments

BREAKING: And several other downtown locations.

City of Victoria delays consideration of declaring local state of emergency due to COVID-19

This measure would give them the power to freeze evictions, but the province may announce similar orders tomorrow