Wednesday, April 14, 2021


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BC’s ban on indoor dining could be extended into May

It's expected to remain in effect until at least mid-May.

BC government looks to decriminalize personal drug possession

And announced a $45 million investment into harm reduction services.

Man wanted on nationwide warrant arrested in Victoria

He had earlier been spotted in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday.

Driver who crashed in Oak Bay Sunday night was impaired: Oak Bay Police

The car was wedged between a rock wall and another vehicle.

Two Vancouver Island beaches among top beaches across Canada

Just in time for the nice weather! ☀️

873 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Tuesday, April 13th

Island Health reported 52 new cases today.

Two men seen removing red dresses hanging on trees along Vancouver Island Highway (VIDEO)

Red dresses symbolize missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

42 year-old man arrested after firing rifle at Malahat campground

Luckily, no one was injured.

Canadian warships help seize nearly $44M US in drugs during operation

Two vessels from CFB Esquimalt participated in the operation.

Driver who crashed through Uptown Walmart was experiencing mental health crisis

Several employees were trapped and had to be rescued.

Applications for “circuit breaker” grant are now open for BC-based businesses

Bars, breweries, wineries, gyms, and fitness centres can apply

SD61 adds two more COVID-19 exposures to growing list in Greater Victoria

There are currently 19 schools on the exposure list.

Air Canada offers refunds for COVID-cancelled flights dating back to February 2020

You can request a refund until June 12th, 2021.

15-year-old boy beaten and stripped of clothing in Nanaimo, suspect arrested

The suspect also threw the victim’s shoes, wallet and cellphone in a lake.

Suspect arrested, replica handgun seized at temporary housing in Victoria

The suspect had been ordered earlier not to be at the facility.

3,289 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC for a three-day period on Monday, April 12th

There have been two more deaths reported on Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria School District considers cutting most music classes in schools

A board meeting on the considerations will take place tomorrow.

Temperatures are going to reach 20°C in Victoria this weekend

Enjoy the beautiful weather! 😎

People aged 60+ in BC can now register to book their COVID-19 vaccines

People born in 1961 or earlier can book online, on the phone, or in person.

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre partners on BIPOC arts leadership program

The program will offer Zoom seminars and paid internships to 10 participants.

Bomb squad called to dispose of blasting device found on Oak Bay beach

It is not known how it came to be in the ocean.

Multiple schools in the Greater Victoria report COVID-19 exposures over the weekend

Esquimalt High School was the latest to be added to the list.

RCMP investigating death of 6-year-old child at Duncan motel

The child was found unresponsive on Friday night.

Walmart employees rescued after vehicle crashes through Uptown parkade wall (VIDEO)

Four Walmart employees were rescued from a walk-in freezer.

Remaining ICBC refund cheques will be delivered by the end of April

Cheques were delayed a month due to a cyber attack.

RCMP seek witnesses in Nanaimo mall stabbing

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

1,262 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 9th

Over one million doses (1,025,019) of vaccines have been administered in BC.

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.

Temperatures could reach up to 18°C in Victoria next week

100% sun for the rest of the week!

Police look to identify owner of dog who attacked and killed another dog at Mount Doug Park

He provided false information to the owner of the deceased dog.

Greater Victoria School District reports another COVID-19 exposure

The dates of potential exposure occurred on April 6th and 7th.

Original 60-foot bridge from Victoria’s Crystal Garden up for sale for $45k

Anyone have a cool $45k lying around?

Several big-name actors are currently filming some major projects in Victoria

Don’t be surprised if you see our city streets on Netflix soon! 👀

Single-day record number of COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 8th

BC reported 1,293 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at Victoria Jewish centre

Two suspects were caught on video.

Up to $10,000 made available to BC businesses impacted by recent “circuit-breaker” restrictions

As a part of a $50 million provincial relief grant announced today.

Vancouver Island School of Art relocating to downtown Victoria

An art sale is planned for May 15th.

RCMP identify victim and arrest suspect in Port Alberni homicide

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds.

COVID-19 exposure reported at Arbutus Global Middle School

The potential date of exposure was April 1st.

Nanaimo RCMP investigating suspicious death of local man

The 58-year-old man was found March 31, 2021.

Saanich Police remind public of parking safety after car rolls away

That's a bad morning.

12-year-old Esquimalt boy randomly attacked on his way to school this morning

He was suddenly pulled from his bike.

Girl Guide cookies are now available at a London Drugs near you

Vanilla or chocolate? Let us know in the comments.

BC announces new online mental health resource hub for sectors hit hard by pandemic

$3 million was provided for the development of the online hub.

BC health officials report 997 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, April 7th

Island Health reported 67 new cases today.

22 vehicles in Langford had their tires slashed over Easter long weekend

In what RCMP are calling a “mischief spree."
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