Saturday, December 5, 2020


Weapons, drugs seized after suspect leads VicPD officers on foot chase

He was carrying a .38 revolver and a 9 mm rifle.

City funds mobile shower unit for Victoria’s homeless through Salvation Army

The move comes after the City dismantled unsanctioned showers and a community tent.

Mail-in ballots can still be used after today in Victoria’s byelection. Here’s how.

It’s more of a “pick up and drop off” ballot now.

17-year-old girl sexually assaulted aboard BC Transit bus in Victoria

Police say he followed her onto bus 28 at Douglas and Fort Streets.

Nearly 400K people responded to B.C.’s COVID-19 survey. Here are the results.

Answers to the "who, where, and how" of British Columbians being impacted by the first wave of the pandemic.

Nanaimo RCMP hunt for man wanted on Canada-wide immigration warrant

He rented a car in Nanaimo and never returned it.

Mount Washington kicks off ski resort opening with COVID-19 changes

Don't forget your ski mask! ✌️

Victoria ‘Dino Lab’ preps world’s most complete triceratops for Australian museum

“It’s gonna be an absolute pleasure and delight to anyone who sees it.”

Courtenay school closed after threat in second incident in under two weeks

A youth was arrested on November 27 for uttering threats.

Four more people test positive for COVID-19 in Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

An outbreak was initially declared on December 1.

CRD plans to buy property for new park opening in Saanich in 2021

Funded through a partnership with Habitat Acquisition Trust.

Scammers steal over $400 from older man in fake gold jewelry fraud in Esquimalt

The suspects drove the victim to an ATM where he withdrew cash to give them.

Victoria byelection candidates weigh in on transportation questionnaire

Five of the nine candidates have answered the survey so far.

Feds estimate 3 million Canadians will get COVID vaccine in early 2021

"Ultimately, each provincial and territorial government is responsible for deciding how to deploy COVID-19 vaccines."

‘It’s just very scary’: Family of Saanich Peninsula Hospital resident reflects on visits amid COVID-19

Despite the fear, Sheila Mackay is confident her 91-year-old mother is in safe hands.

Indoor adult team sports banned in BC as a part of new COVID-19 restrictions

Kids' sports will also be dialled back in accordance with the new order.

Nanaimo RCMP seize drugs and replica firearm during vehicle stop

The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for break and enter.

When and where to look out for BC Transit’s Santa Bus in Victoria this year

The Santa bus will be free to ride on two days this month!

Oak Bay Police eye first EV purchase on the road to a fully electric fleet

"We know we’re going to get great use out of it."

Victoria drive-thru Christmas light show postponed due to COVID-19 regulations

The event was supposed to begin December 7.

12 more COVID-19 patients dead as BC reports 834 new cases Wednesday

20 more cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Drunk driver apprehended after crashing vehicle in downtown Nanaimo

One of the vehicle passengers was also charged with public intoxication.

Housing and homelessness front and centre at Victoria byelection debate

All nine remaining candidates took part in the discourse Tuesday night.

Man arrested after refusing to follow COVID-19 rules at two West Shore businesses (VIDEO)

A viral video shows him ranting at a Starbucks employee after being told to maintain physical distance.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Port Alberni hospital

One staff member and one patient tested positive for the virus.

Good Samaritans return three wallets to Oak Bay police

$60 in found cash was also returned separately.

Port Alberni secondary school added to list of COVID-19 exposures

The exposure occurred on November 27.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

One staff member and five patients have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

656 new COVID-19 cases, 16 related deaths reported on Tuesday

10 more cases have been reported in the Island Health region.

BC Transit marks double-decade of double-deckers

The original 10 double-decker buses will soon be retired.

Driver rushed to hospital after car plunges off ramp at Tsawwassen Terminal

No other people were injured in the incident.

Island Health opens new COVID-19 testing site in Nanaimo

It replaces an existing site, and adds to current capacity.

VicPD release second photo of missing man as they continue search

Police have revised their timeline on his disappearance.

Victoria Sikh community hosting car rally in solidarity with farmers protesting in India

Farmers in India have been subjected to tear gas and water cannons while protesting in the country's capital.

VicPD search for owners after recovering trove of stolen keys and fobs (PHOTOS)

If you recognize your keys in these photos, call VicPD.

Horgan’s approval softens from spring peak, but tops poll of premiers

Premiers Jason Kenney and Brian Pallister were rated lowest.

Employees at Langford Transit Centre notified of positive COVID-19 case

An email was sent to BC Transit employees.

Ladysmith thrift store closes temporarily after multiple cases of COVID-19

Three volunteers in a roughly two-week period tested positive.

Police seize loaded firearms from vehicle of impaired driver in View Royal

"Although the woman did have a valid Firearms licence, loaded firearms in a vehicle are illegal."

Record-breaking 46 people in B.C. died of COVID-19 since Friday, 2,000+ new cases reported

There are currently 8,855 active cases across B.C.

Royal Canadian Navy kicks off joint multinational exercise off Vancouver Island

The public is permitted to observe exercises in Esquimalt Lagoon.

Saanich drops speed limit on section of Prospect Lake Road to 30 km/h

The change will take effect on December 1.

Four schools in Port Alberni report COVID-19 exposures

Officials say the general student population has not been affected.

Report finds systemic racism against Indigenous people in BC healthcare

"I dress up like I’m going to church in order to receive proper treatment."

Nearly a dozen schools closed in the West Shore and Sooke due to power outages

Over 15,000 BC Hydro customers are without power.

Passengers are now required to wear masks at all BC Transit bus stops

Face shields will no longer be considered a substitute for a non-medical mask

VicPD issue COVID-19 fines at two separate house parties

The fines were $2,300 and $230.