Thursday, June 24, 2021


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Travelling outside your health region in BC for non-essential purposes could get you a...

These orders are effective immediately.

Island Health declares another COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Victoria

Two staff members have tested positive.

BC health officials report 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 22nd

A new outbreak has been reported at a Victoria long-term care home.

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

BC confirms 39 cases of the B1617 double mutant strain.

Island Health reports COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home

Two more cases have also been identified in the ongoing Nanaimo Hospital outbreak.

30% of Island Health’s adult population have received their COVID-19 vaccine

40% to go before Island Health reaches herd immunity!

BC health officials report 862 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 21st

As of now, Island Health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19.

BC Health officials report 849 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, April 20th

There are currently 9,145 active cases of COVID-19 in BC.

BC’s Minister of Public Safety clarifies travel restrictions regarding random stops

There will be no random individual stops.

Langford business first on Vancouver Island to close temporarily due to COVID-19 cluster

A gym was ordered to close for at least ten days

People 40 and over can now get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in BC

High-risk communities will receive specific clinics.

2,960 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, April 19th

As of this Friday, intra-provincial travel will be banned.

Fines will be issued if you leave your health region in BC, starting Friday

BC Ferries will no longer accept recreational vehicles that are travelling for leisure outside their health region.

BC’s ban on indoor dining and other restrictions has been extended for another 5...

Through to the end of May long weekend.

Everyone over 18 in BC will be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine...

You'll get a text or email when it's time for the vaccine.

Multiple Vancouver Island flights added to BCCDC list of COVID-19 exposures

Flights from Victoria, Nanaimo, and Comox Valley have been added.

1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 16th

The Province continues to vaccinate over 40,000 people a day.
Pfizer Vaccine

Here’s why Canada is seeing less Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and more Pfizer

Moderna has reduced shipments by almost 55%.

1,205 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 15th

There are over 10,000 active cases in the province.

1,168 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Wednesday, April 14th

41,839 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in one day.

Employee at Sidney Thrifty Foods tests positive for COVID-19

The last day they worked was April 3rd.

873 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Tuesday, April 13th

Island Health reported 52 new cases today.

SD61 adds two more COVID-19 exposures to growing list in Greater Victoria

There are currently 19 schools on the exposure list.

3,289 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC for a three-day period on Monday, April...

There have been two more deaths reported on Vancouver Island.

People aged 60+ in BC can now register to book their COVID-19 vaccines

People born in 1961 or earlier can book online, on the phone, or in person.
Esquimalt High School lockdown

Multiple schools in the Greater Victoria report COVID-19 exposures over the weekend

Esquimalt High School was the latest to be added to the list.

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.
Oak Bay High School

Greater Victoria School District warns of COVID-19 exposure at Oak Bay High School

The potential date of exposure is March 30th.