Friday, July 10, 2020


13 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

There are two active cases in the Vancouver Island Health region and 162 across B.C. in total

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses attempt to return E&N corridor to Vancouver Island First Nation

The Snaw-Naw-As First Nation had argued that the land was unused

Esquimalt locals buzzed by swarm of bees (PHOTOS)

Here’s what to do if a bee swarm takes over! 

Esquimalt’s Adventure Park ready to reopen water features

“It doesn’t feel like summer in Esquimalt until the splash pad is going.”

Saanich begins phased reopening of recreation centres in July

Gyms, pools, and ice are back in Saanich this month

First new COVID-19 case reported in Vancouver Island Health region since June 22

This was a travel-related case, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry

3 people dead, 24 new COVID-19 cases over the past two days in B.C.

One new case has been reported in the Island Health region for the first time since June 22

Several people taken to hospital after Duncan vehicle crash

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the collision

Around 200 young people gathered at Mount Douglas Park in Saanich for Canada Day

They cooperated when Saanich Police arrived to break up the party

VicPD contact sex trade workers with new project battling human trafficking

Police say the youngest of the workers was 18 years old

British Columbians to get boost in climate tax credit due to COVID-19

Benefits will increase up to $564 for families

Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre retracts COVID-19 positive case claim

A memo was sent out on Tuesday claiming a mall employee had tested positive for the virus.

VicPD arrest one man after replica handgun incident on Gorge Road

The victim did not receive any physical injuries.

Victoria Police investigating potential hate crime after Black man assaulted on BC Transit bus

The incident was captured in a video on the bus, and police are now trying to identify the suspect

Man arrested, hospitalized after mental health call at Hillside Ave residential building

The incident involved a weapon, and a part of the building was evacuated during the response

Nanaimo woman uploads tearful video after alleged racist encounter at local Tim Hortons (VIDEO)

The company has yet to comment on the video, which has since been viewed over 106,000 times

B.C. paramedics respond to highest number of drug overdose calls in one day last week

Last Friday saw double the average number of daily overdoses across the province

46-year-old Saanich man arrested for illegally importing tasers from China

The suspect was also found with other illegal weapons, including a 'medieval mace'

IMAX Victoria at Royal BC Museum will reopen this Friday

The theatre capacity has been reduced to 50

32-year-old man arrested for mail theft while breaking into Saanich business

He was caught red-handed after a security alarm went off.

12 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

B.C. now stands at 152 active cases

Man arrested after allegedly threatening two people with machete in Langford

The incident took place at a homeless encampment

Canada extends international travel ban until July 31

The order covers every country other than the United States

B.C. starts allowing visitors at long term care, assisted living facilities with new rules in place

The province has allocated $160 million for all LTC and assisted living facilities to hire more staff to oversee the implementation of safety measures

Skeletal remains of human body found near Nanaimo bus loop

The area was once the site of the largest tent city in B.C.

Two branches of Greater Victoria Public Library partially reopen this morning

Victoria residents can borrow physical copies of books and movies again!

Victoria Harbour Ferries will continue to operate after investment from new parent company

The company was on the brink of closure after initially failing to reach an agreement with the GVHA

New primary care clinic led by nurse practitioners opening in Nanaimo this week

The facility will open gradually and have a full team of health care experts by September 15

B.C. launches $5 million program to support youth employment amid COVID-19

Approved grants receive funds up to $10,000 per worker

No COVID-19 deaths, 26 new cases reported over three days in B.C.

There have been no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region since June 22

Victoria Police searching for cyclist in alleged assault with a bike lock (UPDATED)

The suspect reportedly sped through an intersection before assaulting someone who told him to pay attention while cycling

BC Ferries adds nearly 80 more sailings per week to Vancouver Island, mainland routes

This is the second expansion of their summer route schedule starting July

Family of Victoria Harbour Ferry owner launch petition seeking new agreement with GVHA

The iconic pickle boat service will have to shut down July 1 if an agreement is not reached

B.C. slashes licence fees for taxi operators amid COVID-19

These measures also apply to limousine operators

Three-vehicle collision leads to three people hospitalized on Vancouver Island

"We were amazingly lucky that nobody was seriously injured or killed as a result of the crash."

Over 50% of Canadians now think a four-day work week is a good idea (REPORT)

People across all income levels seem to approve of the idea

Friends, family of deceased Nanaimo air force member raising funds for memorial scholarship

They aim to raise $15,000 for the Kevin Hagen Memorial Flying Scholarship

B.C. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death on Friday

The number of active cases have dropped by 20. The next update will be provided on Monday.

VicPD arrest one woman after life-threatening stabbing on Douglas Street

The suspect was located in coordination with Sidney RCMP

WestJet, Air Canada to remove seat distancing policies

These changes are based on IATA’s suggested measures for air travel during COVID-19

Here’s the route of the procession for Capt. Kevin Hagen in Victoria on Saturday

He and five other members of the Canadian Armed Forces died in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean Sea earlier this year

Victoria Cool Aid Society announces virtual health care project at homeless shelters

Each shelter site will be equipped with virtual kiosks where people can get medical support

Downtown Victoria thief steals truck with owner in vehicle bed

The victim tracked down the stolen truck, held on for a dangerous ride through downtown, and took down the suspect himself.

87 Indigenous people have contracted COVID-19 in B.C. throughout pandemic so far

“The worst that many anticipated and feared did not happen," said Dr. McDonald, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority.

Racism in Victoria: “I always knew there was a lot of racism here…finally, people believe me”

This is the second in a multi-part series documenting racism in Victoria through personal, lived experiences as told by People of Colour.

Massive power outage affects thousands of BC Hydro customers on southern Vancouver Island

There are outages being reported in Saanich, Langford, Esquimalt, View Royal, and the Highlands.

Diamond earrings with sentimental value stolen from vehicle in Saanich

Identification, money, and an iPhone were also stolen.

Police watchdog investigating violent wellness check conducted by Nanaimo RCMP

The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries