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Saturday, January 22, 2022


Environment

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. 
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Protestors at Fairy Creek blockades pepper-sprayed by RCMP (VIDEO)

Protestors maintain they are non-violent, while RCMP claim otherwise.
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RCMP respond to allegations of misconduct at Fairy Creek blockades

They were accused of dangerous tactics and even sexual misconduct.

State of Emergency issued after wildfire near Nanaimo grows to 70-hectares overnight

The Mount Hayes fire started Thursday afternoon.
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Province commits additional $25 million to post-secondary research projects

Projects include artificial intelligence, sustainability, and water reuse.

Wildfire smoke expected to stick around Greater Victoria area until at least Sunday

Friday is expected to be the worst.
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RCMP arrest Victoria Buzz photographer at Fairy Creek blockades

Smith was arrested but not processed.

You’ll soon be able to toss lawn clippings in your compost bin for curbside...

As well as yard waste and leaves.

7 places to watch this week’s meteor shower in and around Victoria

The shower will be best viewed Thursday and Friday night! ☄️

Environment Canada issues heat wave warning for southern Vancouver Island

Hold onto your hats! (Or at least put one on 🥵)
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BC Wildfire Service deems fire near Duncan as ‘being held’

The fire is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries.

Wildfire near Duncan grows to 32 hectares over the weekend

Crews have been able to hold the fire but is still considered out of control

Crews are currently fighting an out of control wildfire near Duncan

An evacuation order has been issued for one property.

Tourism operators team up with Indigenous Nations to clean up BC’s shorelines

Haida Gwaii and the Discovery Islands will benefit from the provincial investment.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 4th

The province has extended the state of emergency.

CRD warns visitors of blue-green algae blooms at Thetis Lake Regional Park

It has not been detected at Upper or Lower Thetis Lake.
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Pender Island couple marks nearly one year of self-sustainability

From gardening, foraging, to butchering, this couple did, and ate, it all themselves!

Here’s the latest on the BC wildfires across the province on Wednesday, July 28th

A heat wave is expected to begin today.