Tuesday, July 27, 2021


News

Young driver who crashed into ambulance in Oak Bay blew 4 times over the legal limit

Witnesses reported that the driver seemed extremely inebriated.

BC health officials report 267 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, July 26th

18 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Police investigate possible body seen floating in Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake

Firefighters launched their rescue boat but did not locate anyone.

Little Free Libraries take off in Victoria as 500th library installed

This one is called the "Dragon's Lair."

Judge sides with media in case against RCMP enforcement at old-growth protests

Journalists were being restricted to exclusion zones set forth by the RCMP.

VicPD officer head-butted during arrest of stabbing suspect in downtown

The victim’s injuries are now believed to be non-life threatening.

BC health officials report 112 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 23rd

This marks the first day with over 100 new cases since June 18th.

Water Taxi connecting all Southern Gulf Islands to begin operation in September

The pilot project will run every Saturday and Sunday

Province providing relief funding for Vancouver Island sports

For organizations that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woman arrested for Port Alberni arson while RCMP investigate another fire

It is not known if she started both fires.

14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 24th-25th

Live music and whisky flights 🥃

20-year-old woman killed in car crash on Denman Island

She was thrown from the vehicle and died on scene.

Almost half of vaccinated Canadians unlikely to socialize with those who are unvaccinated (POLL)

46% said they were unlikely to spend time with those who have not received their jabs.

UVic expanding Engineering and Computer Science building with new state-of-the-art learning facilities (PHOTOS)

The decision comes as a result of growing demand for programs

VicPD investigating protestor struck by car on Blanshard Street Thursday

Police say there is no indication it was intentional; protestors disagree.

Victoria firefighters now trained to administer COVID-19 vaccines

In the fight to extinguish COVID-19.

RCMP rules woman’s fall from second-story window of Courtenay hotel as accidental

“We want to make it clear that she was not pushed and any acts of vigilantism will be subject to their own investigation.”

BC SPCA has responded to 642 calls for dogs left in hot cars already this summer

They're giving out free 'No Hot Pets' car decals to raise awareness.

BC health officials report 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 22nd

3 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Islanders urged to conserve water as drought conditions persist

If you're low-income, you can get a BC Hydro kit to help save water.

Vancouver Island wildfire near Shirley now being held according to Coastal Fire Centre

The fire grew to one-hectare on Thursday.

BC Transit rolling out ten new eco-friendly buses to Victoria fleet starting this week

And they’ll have USB charging ports!

Daughter raises funds for Nanaimo homeless man who was run over and pepper-sprayed

The victim suffered serious injuries and is currently being treated in hospital.

BC will change the minimum age for youth work from 12 to 16

Youth will still be allowed to do light work.

CRD issues water conservation advisory for Salt Spring and Gulf Islands

Most outdoor water use should be stopped.

Lake Cowichan RCMP seek help locating missing elderly couple from Victoria (UPDATED)

UPDATE: They have been located and are safe.

You can see one of BC Ferries’ hybrid ships arrive at Ogden Point tomorrow morning

It'll visible from a number of downtown locations.

These 13 Vancouver Island athletes are participating in the Tokyo Olympics

8 of them are from the Victoria area!

Langara College president picked as next Camosun College president

Dr. Lane Trotter has nearly 30 years of experience in education.

BC health officials report 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 21st

Almost 60% of of all eligible adults in BC are fully vaccinated.

Province announces four new health facilities in the Greater Victoria area

Making it easier for same-day, urgent or non-emergency health care.

Luxury electric-vehicle taxi service pulls the plug on operations in Victoria

Current Taxi launched in the city in December 2019.

5 children hospitalized after accidentally consuming THC gummies in Victoria

The packaging closely resembled a popular candy brand.

Here’s a list of wildfires currently burning in BC right now

There are 296 wildfires currently burning in BC.

‘Adopt A Highway’ submissions are now open in BC after brief hiatus

Volunteer groups can adopt a minimum two-kilometre stretch of highway for two years.

Multiple impaired drivers busted at three separate roadblocks in Oak Bay

A total of $782 in tickets were issued and one car was impounded.

Province appoints First Nations liaisons and provides additional funding for residential school investigations

Caretaker communities will be eligible for a fast-tracked $475,000 in funding.

BC declares provincial state of emergency due to escalating wildfire situation

There are currently 299 fires burning in the province.

BC health officials report 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 20th

3 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Vehicle rollover snarls traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in Ladysmith

BCEHS are currently on scene and have airlifted one patient.

43 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this August

The list includes new seasons of 19 shows!

House fire in Colwood on Monday night deemed suspicious: West Shore RCMP

A neighbour helped contain the fire by using his water hose

Majority of Canadians happy with how federal and provincial governments have handled vaccination process (POLL)

50.9% of Canadians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

New BC Ferries vessel to arrive mid-August after transiting Panama Canal

The ship departed Romania in June.

Police watchdog called in after person bit by police dog on Quadra Island

Police said the person had been "yelling and screaming all day."

VicPD arrest woman who bit an officer and spat on pedestrians

The officer and pedestrians suffered non-life-threatening injuries.