Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Drug overdose deaths continue to rise in B.C. amid pandemic: BC Coroners Service

This is the first time there've been over 100 overdose deaths two months in a row since 2018

Provincial court will resume in-person proceedings in Victoria on June 8

Supreme and provincial courts suspended regular operations on March 19th due to COVID-19.

Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could be opening soon at Uptown Shopping Centre

It would potentially be over 3,410 square feet and located near Whole Foods

B.C. reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths for the first time in over a month

Again, there were no new cases reported in Vancouver Island Health Region

Victoria’s only Swiss Chalet restaurant has shut its doors for good

According to notices posted on the eatery's front entrance.

Royal BC Museum announces plans to reopen to visitors on June 19

The building shut its doors to visitors on March 17

B.C. announces $10 million grant for organizations supporting sexual assault survivors

Only five per cent of sexual assault cases are reported to law enforcement in Canada

Police seek suspect in Oak Bay break and enter, theft from vehicles

Police believe he stole a 90-litre backpack and used it to store items stolen from other vehicles

Victoria Royals promote head coach Dan Price to General Manager

He will still remain coach of the team.

Canada partners with General Motors to produce 10 million face masks: Trudeau

10,000 new Canadian-made ventilators are also on the way.

BC Ferries will resume Nanaimo Departure Bay to Vancouver Horseshoe Bay route on June 3

As part of plans to restore higher service levels across the fleet

VicPD says no one was injured in suspicious Gorge Waterway boat fire

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made yet

12 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., four additional deaths since Saturday

There have been no new cases in the Island Health region in nearly two weeks

Three charged with mischief for pipeline protest outside B.C. Premier John Horgan’s residence

They were arrested after ignoring police orders to stop blocking the Premier's driveway

Here’s how businesses in Canada can apply for rent subsidy

Applications for the program opened today.

Canadian government explores option to provide 10-day paid sick leave per year to all

Talks with provinces and territories on the subject are still ongoing.

B.C. reports 10 new COVID-19 patients today, declares 82 per cent recovery rate

There continue to be no new cases in the Island Health region, but one new community outbreak has been declared in Abbotsford

B.C. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases today, death toll rises to 155

The number of active cases has gone up slightly since yesterday as there are now 310 cases in the province

BCCDC calls for more British Columbians to take COVID-19 response survey

Around 275,000 people have already taken the survey which will inform future decisions

Victoria Police investigating suspicious boat fire in Gorge Waterway

Police say it's unclear whether anyone was injured

Vancouver Island BFFs of over 70 years win $2 million BC/49 prize

One plans to donate some winnings to the hospital for new equipment.

PM Trudeau details next steps in reopening Canadian economy safely

Including boosting COVID-19 testing capacity and contact tracing.

Tornado makes brief landing in Saanich (VIDEOS)

Here’s something you don’t see every day 😳

12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. today, three additional deaths

There have been no new cases in the Island Health region for a week

Reservations for Vancouver Island campgrounds reopen this Monday

B.C. residents will be given first access

PM Trudeau announces $75 million additional funding for Indigenous people living off-reserve

For things like food, transportation, educational materials or mental health services.

Uptown closes main boulevard to vehicle traffic making it pedestrian-only

To provide guests the proper space for physical distancing.

B.C. reports 21 new COVID-19 cases today, three additional deaths

A jump into double digits after just two cases were reported yesterday

BC Transit to implement summer service levels starting May 25

Fare collection will resume on June 1

Applications for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program will open May 25

Designed to lower rent by 75% for small businesses affected by COVID-19.