Monday, April 6, 2020


B.C. reports 53 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 1,174 in province

There are now 74 cases on Vancouver Island, and 641 people have recovered across B.C.

58-year-old man nabbed after stealing West Shore RCMP bait bike

The bike triggered a silent alarm when it was stolen.

65-year-old man arrested after admitting he started house fire in Nanaimo

After returning to the property, he admitted committing the offense to police.

TELUS offers free internet for low income families during COVID-19 pandemic

As a part of their 'Internet for Good' program.

12-year-old boy has stolen bike replaced by two local business owners

He just got the bike a month ago for his birthday!

B.C. reports 55 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths on Vancouver Island

There are now 1,121 confirmed cases in B.C. out of which 641 people have recovered

West Shore RCMP actively searching for suspect after armed bank robbery

Avoid the Jacklin Road and Kelly Road area.

Essential services in B.C. can’t be held liable for damages caused by exposure to COVID-19

As long as they are complying with provincial health orders

B.C. top doctor says medical masks must be reserved for health care workers during pandemic

But she isn't against people using homemade or cloth masks.

Sidney opens new shower facility for vulnerable people in Iroquois Park

With toiletries and towels donated by local businesses

West Shore RCMP searching for man with 15 outstanding arrest warrants

If you see him, do not approach and call 911 right away.

VicPD reunite 4-year-old boy with family after he snuck out of window

Officers purchased a new dowel and lock for the family and secured the window.

B.C. announces extra $300 per month for seniors and people on income, disability assistance

Among other measures to help support vulnerable populations

Road rage incident in Saanich captured on dash cam (VIDEO)

"I had to split up the fight like it was my kids going at it".

$3.5M emergency fund created for post secondary students in B.C.

Each institution will decide how much a student receives based on their individual needs

Camosun College manufacturing over 9,000 protective face shields for Island Health workers

Using a new design that lets them produce 90 per hour

26-year-old man arrested in connection with several fires set in Saanich and Oak Bay

The suspect is from Calgary and just arrived in the Victoria area last week.

Two people arrested after West Shore RCMP raid Colwood home

Police seized fake guns, brass knuckles, and drugs.

B.C. reports 53 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 1,066 in province

There are now 72 confirmed cases on Vancouver Island and 606 people have recovered across B.C.

BC Transit announces reduction in service in addition to annual Spring changes

No more late night service on Fridays and Saturdays

Shoppers Drug Mart providing free online mental health support during COVID-19

The program is designed to help with stress and anxiety.

32-year-old man arrested after carrying gun on BC Transit bus in Saanich

The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun designed to look like a handgun

Canadians can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit on April 6th

This is the $2000/month aid for anyone who lost income due to COVID-19

Premier John Horgan extends B.C. state of emergency in light of COVID-19

"COVID-19 may be the biggest challenge our province has ever faced."

B.C. health minister says there’s “zero chance” of COVID-19 restrictions lifted by end of April

Authorities will also be preparing for a possible second wave of the virus in fall 2020

City of Victoria acquires 115 motel rooms to house homeless population

In addition to temporary outdoor shelters at Topaz and Royal Athletic Parks

New Langford COVID-19 information line receives over 1,000 calls in first week

It's part of an initiative that also offers at-home coronavirus testing and online doctor consultations for those who need it

B.C. reports 43 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 1,013 in province

There are no new cases on Vancouver Island today, and 507 have recovered from the virus across B.C.

Suspect caught with car stolen from Royal Jubilee Hospital health care worker

Police also found a loaded improvised firearm in the car.

Youth in foster care will not age out of services during COVID-19 pandemic in B.C.

Young adults who have already aged out will also continue to receive financial supports

B.C. launches portal to match essential workers with child care spaces for children under age 5

Simply fill out the form or dial the phone number provided

Colwood urges dog owners to dispose of litter responsibly after closing public garbage bins

“It’s never ok to throw your trash on the ground."

One-in-eight Canadians think threat of COVID-19 pandemic is ‘overblown’ (REPORT)

There are now 8,469 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada

Victoria Police arrest two men, seize stolen property in COVID-19 AirBnB scam

One of the men claimed to have tested positive for COVID-19 as a way to stay in the unit without paying

“Are you not listening?”: VicPD breaks up nine gatherings over the weekend

Police chief, Del Manak, expresses deep frustration over some people's lack of understanding and complacency

Air Canada temporarily lays off an additional 16,500 employees amid pandemic

This makes up half the company’s workforce.

Parking fees suspended at all B.C. hospitals starting April 1

For patients, staff, and visitors