Friday, March 5, 2021


Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

31 new deaths reported as B.C marks one year of COVID-19 updates

It's been one year this week since B.C. started issuing statements on COVID-19.
The Dog House Restaurant

Popular Duncan restaurant takes temporary closure due to COVID-19 case

It'll remain closed until at least January 25th.

Colwood coffee shop temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

They’re closing out of an abundance of caution.

9 new deaths reported in B.C. COVID-19 update as vaccines delayed

Pfizer production delays are expected to have a short term impact on vaccine distribution.
Pfizer Vaccine

4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine delayed as Canada projects rise in COVID-19 cases

New modelling suggests that new cases could more than triple across the country.
Cowichan Tribes vaccine clinic

Cowichan Tribes completes delivery of current supply of vaccine

600 doses were administered across two days.

7 new deaths reported in BC as worldwide COVID-19 death toll exceeds 2 million

536 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in B.C.

34 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Island Health region

Active cases continue to fall.

Active cases in B.C. continue to fall in latest COVID-19 update

62,294 people have been vaccinated in B.C.

Canadians increasingly eager to get COVID-19 vaccine (POLL)

Albertans continue to be most opposed to getting vaccinated.
Canada and America flags usembassy

Canada-U.S. border closure remains in place until at least February 21st

The extension includes restrictions on all non-essential travel.
Pfizer Vaccine

Canada signs deal for 20 million additional doses of Pfizer vaccine

B.C. is currently leading the provinces in vaccine delivery.

B.C. surpasses 1,000 dead in latest COVID-19 update

59,902 people have been vaccinated.
BC Green Party Sonia Furstenau

Cowichan political leaders call out racism following First Nation outbreaks

"This virus does not care who we are or where we are from."

Oak Bay police called to break up 100-student gathering at UVic

Two students received fines of $230 each.
Cowichan Secondary School

Three Cowichan Valley schools report COVID-19 exposures

One individual tested positive at each school.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria long-term care home

All 17 residents living at the facility have been tested.

18 new deaths reported in latest COVID-19 update for B.C.

27 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Three flights on route to Victoria added to COVID-19 exposure list

All of the flights originated in Calgary.

Victoria’s unemployment rate still trending downwards despite pandemic

While many are still in favour of working from home.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics expanded to Central and North Vancouver Island: Island Health

The new clinics will be held in Nanaimo and Campbell River.
Sunridge Place

Staff member at Duncan care home tests positive for COVID-19

No outbreak has been declared at the facility.

BC reports 761 new cases of COVID-19 in latest provincial update

Another 8 people have died from the virus.

B.C. COVID-19 orders restricting gatherings and events extended to February 5th

Restrictions could be further extended depending on case numbers over the next month.
Chief Mike Wyse Facebook

Over half of Snuneymuxw First Nation residents on reserves vaccinated

The goal is to reach 70 per cent immunization in the community.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Duncan assisted-living facility

The infected worker has been self-isolating at home.

23 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Cowichan Tribes outbreak

A shelter in place order has been issued.

Saanich daycare temporarily closes after four positive COVID-19 cases discovered

The facility has closed for the week out of an abundance of caution.
Chemainus Secondary School

Positive case of COVID-19 detected at Chemainus school

One individual has tested positive.
Lisa Helps

‘Disappointing and irresponsible’: Mayor Helps condemns councillor’s trip abroad

Helps says she is not empowered to fire Sharmarke Dubow.

Provincial state of emergency extended another two weeks

As of January 19, the state of emergency will have lasted 10 months.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

428 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. in possible downward trend

Eight more people have died from the virus.
Chief Mike Wyse Snuneymuxw

Four new cases added to Snuneymuxw First Nation COVID-19 outbreak

There are now 16 active cases in the Nation.

BC reports 2,211 new COVID-19 cases over four day period in first update of...

24,139 high-risk people have been vaccinated thus far; general public likely on hold until spring
Snuneymuxw Nation Facebook

COVID-19 outbreak at First Nation near Nanaimo leads to shelter-in-place order

"One thing is for sure: we will walk forward together as Snuneymuxw people."

Mayfair Shopping Centre confirms two employees test positive for COVID-19

The two employees worked in different stores within the mall.

Victoria cabbie drives belligerent anti-masker straight to police station

The passenger was also touching the cab drivers face.

COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital declared over

Sadly, the outbreak claimed four lives.

8 new deaths in B.C. brings 2020’s total COVID-19 death toll to 901

17,510 people have been vaccinated.

20 photos that perfectly sum up the year 2020 in Victoria (PHOTOS)

Protests, wildfire smoke, and a pandemic; this year was a pretty wild ride.

Two flights to Vancouver Island added to COVID-19 exposure list

The flights were headed for Comox and Victoria.

COVID-19 update: 485 new cases and 11 new deaths reported in B.C.

14,027 people have been vaccinated.

New provincial health order bans New Year’s Eve liquor sales past 8 p.m.

Bars will also be forced to close by 9 p.m. on Dec. 31st.
COVID-19 swab test

Travellers entering Canada are now required to have a negative COVID-19 test

Tests must be obtained within three days prior to arrival.
Malaspina Care Residence

3 more residents test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo care home

There are five confirmed cases in this outbreak.

Nearly 12,000 people vaccinated as B.C. COVID deaths rise to 882

44 new cases were reported over the past five days in Island Health.

Second resident tests positive with COVID-19 at long-term care home in Nanaimo

An outbreak was declared at the facility on Sunday.

Three island flights added to COVID-19 exposures list

One flight originated in Victoria Harbour.