Saturday, January 16, 2021


SD61 seeks public input on seismic upgrades that could include potential school closure

One of the four options includes potentially closing Craigflower Elementary.

4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine delayed as Canada projects rise in COVID-19 cases

New modelling suggests that new cases could more than triple across the country.

Cowichan Tribes completes delivery of current supply of vaccine

600 doses were administered across two days.

Wheelchair-bound woman succumbs to injuries after being struck by vehicle in Nanaimo

The incident occurred on New Year's Eve.

Missing 8-year-old boy in Saanich has been located and is safe (UPDATED)

UPDATE: He’s been located and is safe!

7 new deaths reported in BC as worldwide COVID-19 death toll exceeds 2 million

536 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in B.C.

Victoria council moves forward with tiny home plans at Royal Athletic Park

The proposal has a March 31, 2021 target date for occupancy.

GoFundMe launched for Langford teen who took his life in Goldstream Park

Funds raised will go towards erecting barriers in the park as well as supporting the family.

RCMP seize ammunition, drugs and replica firearm during arrest in Langford

Two 31-year-old men were arrested.

22-year-old jogger seriously injured after being hit by vehicle in Nanaimo

The 43-year-old driver is cooperating with police.

Driver dies in single vehicle crash in Campbell River

The driver is believed to have suffered a severe medical event that caused the crash.

Search for missing kayaker in Sooke suspended as he’s presumed drowned

The man's kayak was recovered by rescuers earlier.

Wanted man arrested after barricading himself in suite of a multi-unit facility in Victoria

The 800 block of Johnson Street was closed for about 5 hours.

34 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Island Health region

Active cases continue to fall.

Nanaimo man wanted for assaulting an officer and fleeing police

His charges stem from an incident in September.

Air Canada slashes 1,700 jobs in deepening COVID cutbacks

The company is planning a 25 per cent cut to operating capacity.

CRAFT Beer Market acquires popular downtown Victoria brewpub

Cheers to new beers in the New Year! 🍻

400th Little Free Library installed in Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

The newest addition is called "Boats on the Roof."

Violent winds kill power to thousands across Vancouver Island

Currently, over 19,000 are still without power on Southern Vancouver Island.

Starbucks to shutter up to 300 shops in Canada by March of this year

Your morning coffee might only be offered 'curbside' from now on! ☕

Active cases in B.C. continue to fall in latest COVID-19 update

62,294 people have been vaccinated in B.C.

Canadians increasingly eager to get COVID-19 vaccine (POLL)

Albertans continue to be most opposed to getting vaccinated.

RCMP seek dashcam footage and witnesses in crash near Nanaimo

WARNING: this story contains graphic details some readers may find upsetting.

Canada-U.S. border closure remains in place until at least February 21st

The extension includes restrictions on all non-essential travel.

Woman in Nanaimo crash airlifted to hospital in critical condition

Two others were transported to hospital by ground ambulance with serious injuries.

Canada signs deal for 20 million additional doses of Pfizer vaccine

B.C. is currently leading the provinces in vaccine delivery.

Oak Bay Police identify man in alleged teen-luring incidents using teddy bear

Police attended the area and were able to identify a 25-year-old man.

Joint rescue operation launched to find kayaker missing near Sooke

He was last seen near Shirley on Sunday.

B.C. surpasses 1,000 dead in latest COVID-19 update

59,902 people have been vaccinated.

Cowichan political leaders call out racism following First Nation outbreaks

"This virus does not care who we are or where we are from."

Oak Bay police called to break up 100-student gathering at UVic

Two students received fines of $230 each.

Sooke traffic stop leads to arrest and seizure of firearms and drugs

Two men and two women were taken into police custody. 

Three Cowichan Valley schools report COVID-19 exposures

One individual tested positive at each school.

$11,000 custom-built bike stolen from home near Gorge waterway

It was stolen from a backyard on Saturday.

Fire on grounds of Duncan elementary school forces closure and cancelled classes Monday

Smoke from the blaze made its way into the school's hallways.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria long-term care home

All 17 residents living at the facility have been tested.

18 new deaths reported in latest COVID-19 update for B.C.

27 new cases were reported in Island Health.

Three flights on route to Victoria added to COVID-19 exposure list

All of the flights originated in Calgary.

BC Coroner investigating after body recovered from Brentwood Bay

No information on the victim's identity has been released.