Friday, September 18, 2020


U.S. moves to ban TikTok and WeChat following Trump executive order

Some users are hoping to duck the ban with Canadian VPNs

Victoria Police seek public assistance locating high-risk missing teenager (UPDATED)

She is believed to be in downtown Victoria.

Woman arrested in Colwood after hit and run, possible impaired driving

No injuries were reported in the incident.

BC Teachers Federation files labour dispute over back-to-school plan 

They are demanding face shields, remote learning, and more staff.

B.C. extends temporary patio service rules through October 2021

Expanded outdoor areas for COVID-19 were set to expire Oct. 31, 2020.

B.C. announces new Urgent and Primary Care Centre opening in Saanich in November 2020

This will be the third UPCC to open in Greater Victoria.

RCMP seek suspect after Nanaimo senior assaulted in parking lot dispute

All because the victim parked in a handicap spot because his spouse is disabled.

Saline gargle COVID-19 test now available in B.C. for children up to age 19

A first-of-its-kind test that can be self-administered or taken with the help of a parent.

Premier Horgan calls out Buzzfeed Canada for misnaming Nanaimo Bars

What IS a "Canadian chocolate bar?"

VicPD ask public for help to find missing 33-year-old man (UPDATED)

He was reported missing on September 12.

B.C. reports record high 165 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death Thursday

Including one new case in the Vancouver Island Health region.

$300M allocated to hire more health care workers in B.C. as part of economic recovery plan

The plan is to add 7,000 new workers to the health care sector.

B.C. announces details of $1.5 billion economic recovery plan

The nearly 40-page plan is called “Stronger BC for everyone.”

2021 World Junior hockey championship to take place in Edmonton with no fans in attendance

Rogers Place currently is hosting the final two rounds of the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

West Shore RCMP seize replica firearms and .303 rifle from Langford home 

The owner has a lengthy criminal record.

B.C. firefighters and personnel head south to help battle wildfires in Oregon

The fires have burned an estimated 1 million acres.

Suspect apprehended, replica gun seized following Quadra Elementary lockdown

Police are investigating the reports

Nanaimo RCMP seek rightful owner of stolen jewelry

Do you recognize any of these items?

Victoria Police release new photos of suspect who assaulted and robbed an elderly woman (PHOTOS)

The incident occurred at the TD Branch at 182 Wilson St.

West Shore RCMP looking to identify shoplifter who allegedly stole $1,500 worth of items

The incident took place at Lowes in Langford.

Victoria-based artist donates bronze sculpture to Sidney

Armando Barbon’s new work is called “Pure Energy”

122 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today as active cases surpass 1,600

None of these new cases were in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Fire that destroyed local business believed to be set intentionally: Nanaimo RCMP

Police are looking to identify the suspects.

Vancouver Island candidate announcements heat up provincial election speculation

Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne and former MP Murray Rankin are both looking to run for the BC NDP

VicPD search for witnesses in Galloping Goose sexual assault

The suspect in the assault remains in custody.

Here’s how getting your flu shot in B.C. will look different this fall

The B.C. Pharmacy Association is preparing for increased demand this year.

Oak Bay leases houses to Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society

Two properties will house newly arrived refugees.

‘I feel nostalgic and sad’: MEC buyout draws dismay and condemnation

A petition to “Save MEC” has reached over 30,000 signatures.

B.C. top doctor authorizes nurses to prescribe drugs amid overdose crisis

As a measure to get more people off the increasingly toxic street drug supply.

Police Board votes to extend VicPD Chief Del Manak’s contract

His new contract will run until the end of 2024.

Elderly Nanaimo woman loses $14,000 to scammer posing as grandson

Two other men posed as a police officer and a lawyer.

Canada Post continues delivery suspension for some parts of Vancouver Island and B.C.

Other parts of the island and southern B.C. will experience delays.

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to September 29

The province has been in a state of emergency since March 18.

B.C. reports 97 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Tuesday

Hospitalizations and ICU rates continue to be on the rise.

Here’s a list of Victoria businesses with mandatory mask policies amid COVID-19

The list was compiled on Reddit by local users.

Body of missing Sidney man found in Elk Lake: Saanich Police

BC Coroners Service has been notified.

Potentially impaired driver crashes into stopped vehicle near Langford

No injuries were reported in the incident.

VicPD seek witnesses to daylight robbery at ATM in Vic West

The incident occurred at the TD Branch at 182 Wilson St.

Canadian views of US reach all-time low in nearly 20-year polling history

Only one in five Canadians expressed confidence in Donald Trump.

Search underway at Elk Lake for missing Sidney man (UPDATED)

Tim Elliott went missing in the area Saturday night.

MEC ending co-op structure after US purchase announcement

A petition to “Save MEC” has garnered over 6,500 signatures.

B.C. First Nations seeking location data of COVID-19 cases near their communities

An outbreak was recently reported in the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Here’s where active COVID-19 cases are located in Vancouver Island Health region

The region currently has 12 active cases, 5 of which were reported over the weekend.

Nanaimo RCMP investigate two separate thefts in a week

One suspect stole a paramedic kit, the other a safe from Gas N Go.

VicPD search for suspect in Beacon Hill Park stabbing

A man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in downtown Victoria

He sprayed over "ACAB" and wrote "9/11 Never Forget"