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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Environment

CRD reminding visitors to ‘be respectful’ after trash left behind at Thetis Lake

Pool noodles to beer cans were found littered at the park.

Cooler weather forecasted for Victoria starting Tuesday: Environment Canada

We’re not complaining! 🥵

One year later: Remembering the unprecedented ‘heat dome’ that swept across BC

The anniversary comes amid the first hot stretch of 2022.

Island advocacy group’s cigarette surfboard shines light on plastic pollution

It’s been dubbed the ‘Dart Board’ 🏄

You’ll now receive alerts to your cellphone in the event of extreme heat emergencies...

Following last summer’s unprecedented heat dome

Oak Bay will phase out single-use plastic bags starting this fall

And introduce charges for paper and reusable checkout bags.

Blue-green algae bloom at Prior Lake prompts CRD advisory

Swimmers and pets are warned to keep out of the water!

Special weather statement in effect for Greater Victoria; heavy wind, rain on the way

Coming off the region’s fifth wettest April on record.

Here’s why there was a circular cloud floating near Victoria on Tuesday

No, it wasn't an alien invasion ☁️👽

There’s a free virtual nature challenge happening across Greater Victoria this week

Get outside... and win some epic prizes! 🙌

View Royal’s single-use plastic bag bylaw comes into effect next week

To help keep plastic waste out of landfills.

Esquimalt crews working to contain oil spill in Gorge Creek

A local first spotted the oil Tuesday afternoon.

Tofino’s single-use plastic cutlery ban a first for BC

They had already banned polystyrene takeout containers, plastic straws and checkout bags.

SD61 approves $2.5 million property sale despite Bowker Creek concerns

A new home for Victoria Hospice Society is eyed for the land.

Protestors plan to block Victoria’s Trans-Canada Highway this afternoon (UPDATED)

Protesters have blocked traffic at Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road.

Six protestors arrested after blocking Douglas Street intersection Monday afternoon

Yesterday marks the third week of protests.

You’ll soon be able to return your milk and plant-based containers for cash

Starting February 1st! 🥛
Fog

Environment Canada issues fog advisory for Greater Victoria Sunday morning

Near zero visibility in fog is expected. ☁️

Here’s where you can find 20 brand new EV charging stations in and around...

There are now 115 public charging stations in the municipality! ⚡

Extreme winter weather conditions damage Salt Spring Island sewage treatment plant

Sewage entered Ganges Creek and flowed out to Ganges Harbour.

BC to provide financial assistance for residents affected by flooding and landslides

Applications for Disaster Financial Assistance are available online now.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries will run a round-trip ferry from Swartz Bay to Duke Point tomorrow

The ferry will support the movement of essential goods and travellers.

Experts urge Vancouver Islanders not to flock to fuel stations as flooding impacts supply...

Know any gas stations low or out of gas?
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Vancouver Island photographer receives grant named after Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek

This photographer is taking what he describes as “the last portraits of old-growth trees.”

Photos and video show devastating damage on Vancouver Island from BC rain storm

Flooding, landslides, and wind gusts dominated Vancouver Island for the better part of the day.

Saanich Peninsula hospital diverts emergency patients to Jubilee and Victoria General

Their emergency department is temporarily closed due to potential flooding.

Bell reports outages with their network across western Canada

Customers cannot use their mobiles or access Bell’s website.

Cowichan Valley declares state of emergency due to flooding

Heavy rainfall continues to cause flooding, mudslides and road closures in the region.

Malahat closed in both directions due to extreme flooding (VIDEO)

West Shore RCMP are asking people to stay off the roads if possible.

Vancouver Island will continue to see heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts Monday

As the heavy rain stops, strong winds will ramp up.

Over 7,000 BC Hydro Customers were out of power on Vancouver Island last night

The storm was said to have produced wind of up to 90 km/h.
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Climate rally set to take place downtown on Saturday in light of COP26

At the climate conference, Trudeau promised Canada will have net-zero emissions by 2050.

CRD warns visitors of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors are advised to avoid swimming and keep animals from drinking the water.

BC government says it could defer 2.6 million hectares of old-growth forest

First Nations have 30 days to indicate whether they support the deferrals.
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Items from shipping containers that fell off cargo ship found scattered along Vancouver Island...

After nearly a week, the fire has finally been put out

CRD issues wastewater warnings along these Greater Victoria shorelines

Avoid some shorelines in Oak Bay, Saanich, and Cadboro Bay.
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Boil water advisory issued for residents in Mount Matheson area of East Sooke

A notification will be sent out once all is clear.
Nanaimo Airport

Man protesting air travel arrested on Nanaimo airport tarmac

This incident is intended to be part of a string of protests across the world.
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RCMP reinforce temporary injunction at Fairy Creek

In September, protestors celebrated when a judge ruled against an injunction extension.

BC Hydro investigating power outages across southern Vancouver Island

Over 5,800 residents are without power.

BC Parks invests $21.5 million to upgrade outdoor recreation after record-breaking camping year

This includes Rathtrevor Beach and Miracle Beach Provincial Park!
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RCMP Union supports officers after injunction ruling at Fairy Creek

This week, the courts ruled that RCMP enforcement at Fairy Creek would end.
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Court rules against injunction extension at site of old-growth logging protests

RCMP will cease to enforce an injunction in the area.

Fire ban across Vancouver Island will be lifted this Thursday

There were two out-of-control fires on Vancouver Island this summer.

Victoria saw its sunniest summer since 1967 with 837 total hours of sunshine

Though it's hard to believe on a day like today! ☔

Ocean Cleanup vessel returns to Victoria with 8 tonnes of garbage in tow

The next sailing hopes to remove 30 to 40 tonnes of debris from the water.

Province and Red Cross step up financial support to evacuated British Columbians

BC residents affected by wildfires can access up to $2,000.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 25th

Nearly half of the wildfires currently burning in BC are classified as out of control.