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Wednesday, December 8, 2021


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Gyms and fitness studios on Vancouver Island will be allowed to reopen May 19

The order to close these facilities was originally expected to expire at the end of the month

This professional dog trainer in Victoria is offering online puppy training sessions amid pandemic

Have an adorable little monster on your hands? 🐾

Behind the scenes of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s daily COVID-19 briefings for B.C. (PHOTOS)

The voice we've all grown to know and trust during this pandemic
CANADIAN MONEY

Two million jobs lost in April as Canada faces “unprecedented” drop in employment: Statistics...

In B.C., 396,500 jobs were lost in March and April 

Ducklings rescued trying to cross busy Malahat highway after mother duck flew away scared

And the BC SPCA needs your help to take care of them 🐥

Black bear spotted rummaging through trash at Saanich residence

Authorities advise residents to secure their garbage, as hibernation season comes to an end

B.C. extends temporary layoff period to 16 weeks amid COVID-19

Originally anyone laid off for longer than 13 weeks would have to be permanently let go

Applications for $1,000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers are now open

A whopping 16,389 people applied within the first 45 minutes of the website launch

B.C. will make funding available for animal care facilities needing assistance during pandemic

Many facilities have noted a dramatic decline in donations and volunteers

Saanich approves reduced property tax rate increase of 2.4 per cent

Victoria, Sidney, and Colwood have eliminated the annual tax hike altogether

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured

420 things to do in and around Victoria this Monday, April 20th

Like visit your favourite dispensary!

How to socialize your puppy while social distancing during a pandemic

This professional trainer says your pups don't actually need to meet tons of people to be properly socialized!

Dr. Bonnie Henry is getting a shoe designed in her honour by John Fluevog...

100% of the pre-sale proceeds will go towards Food Banks BC.

Victoria’s Tally-Ho Carriage Tours launches GoFundMe campaign to help sustain horses

The company says they anticipate having no income for 12 months

Canada’s largest credit union cuts credit card interest to 0% for people facing financial...

Members affected by COVID-19 can defer payments for up to six months

Canada’s big banks cutting credit card interest rates due to COVID-19

Along with increasing tap pay limits for customers.

Home delivery of many essential items is now available in Victoria

Get your favourite takeout, groceries and even alcohol!

7 social activities to do via video call while self isolating during a global...

Because physical distancing doesn't have to mean pure isolation

Discovery Island wolf Takaya shot and killed by hunters in Shawnigan Lake

He was relocated to the west coast of Vancouver Island in January.

Victoria Cat Hotel offers free stay for cats whose owners are hospitalized amid global...

A home away from home for kitties who need it

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary is still open in Vic West

From 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday!

Federal government unveils $82 billion financial assistance package for Canadians

Here's a breakdown of what this means for individuals and businesses

6 tips to maintain positivity while self isolating during COVID-19 pandemic

Let's all take a deep breath...

Victoria fitness studio launches free at-home workout sessions during period of self isolation

Most gyms and fitness studios have shut down

This new Mayfair pop-up is giving away $300 in gift cards just for tagging...

Sustainable fashion for men and women? Yes, please. 🙋

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary is now open in Vic West

They're tucked away, but have free parking!

Archived panoramic map shows what Victoria looked like in 1878

Did you know that Beacon Hill Park used to be a horse race course?

Cruise ship bound for Victoria currently quarantined in California due to coronavirus

There are residents from Victoria on-board the ship.

B.C. announces eight new cases of novel coronavirus within one day

One of the patients has not recently travelled and has had no contact with anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19.

B.C. woman in her 80s contracts critical case of coronavirus bringing total cases in...

She is currently in isolation in ICU at Vancouver General Hospital
Coronavirus

B.C. reports three new coronavirus cases, bringing total in province to 12

All three returned to Canada after travelling to Iran

Man in his 50s who travelled from Iran reported as BC’s 9th coronavirus case

Meanwhile 8 people have died of the illness in neighbouring Washington state

B.C. announces 8th case of COVID-19 as six die from illness in nearby Washington...

Four out of eight patients in B.C. have fully recovered
Coronavirus

Canada increases travel risk level for South Korea, Northern Italy, Iran amid COVID-19 spread

Nearly 3,000 people have succumbed to the disease worldwide
BC CDC coronavirus

New case of coronavirus confirmed in B.C. bringing total to seven

He was in close contact with another patient who had flown home to Canada from Iran

B.C. advocacy group expresses disappointment after birth control funding left out from 2020 budget

“We’ve heard very clearly from BC residents that this policy is something they want."
CANADIAN MONEY

Here’s how to check if you have unclaimed cheques from Canada Revenue Agency

People are finding hundreds of dollars in unclaimed cheques

Sixth presumed positive coronavirus case announced in British Columbia

The individual is a woman in her 30s who had recently traveled to Iran

There will be a huge clothing swap happening this Saturday at the Bay Centre

You could walk away with up to 6 new (to you) pieces of clothing! 👗

First coronavirus patient in British Columbia has fully recovered

Four out of five COVID-19 patients in B.C. are now asymptomatic
Coronavirus

B.C. Health Ministry confirms 5th case of coronavirus in the province

All five patients are recovering in isolation

New downtown Victoria yoga studio offering free classes for grand opening next week

Ever wanted to try acro-yoga?
Coronavirus

No new cases of coronavirus recorded in British Columbia

There continues to be four cases of the disease in the province

3rd annual pet food drive in memory of Cody the downtown business dog is...

He was a staple of downtown Victoria for 14 years.

Here’s why Victoria’s Salon Felice was voted Vancouver Island’s top salon

The business began 35 years ago in Broadmead. 💇

Two new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in British Columbia

Both individuals were visiting from Hubei province, China
Romantic City

Victoria loses its ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’ title after 7 years

We’re not even close to the top 3 😱