Tuesday, July 27, 2021


News

BC health officials report 156 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, July 19th

4 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

The Malahat Skywalk is now open and the views are breathtaking (PHOTOS)

The attraction welcomed over 5,000 visitors in its opening weekend!

Woman arrested after using a torch to set grass fires in Beacon Hill Park Sunday

She broke into an occupied home and took a shower.

Saanich Police catch impaired driver attempting to flee crash scene

The suspect failed to climb a fence while running from officers.

Mount Tzouhalem cross near Duncan removed in possible act of vandalism

It’s believed a grinder was used to remove it.

Oak Bay Marine Group announced as partner for Turkey Head marina

The Oak Bay Marine Group's current lease ends in 2022.

Construction begins on affordable housing project in Langford

Some homes will rent for $375 per month.

Province provides $85,000 for counselling services in Greater Victoria

Demand for counselling services doubled during the pandemic.

Here’s when and where to see the Canadian Forces Snowbirds soar over Vancouver Island today

First the CF-18 Demonstration, now the Canadian Forces Snowbirds!

VicPD recover stolen Alberta van with suspect still inside vehicle

The suspect is a prolific car thief.

Victoria-based clothing line opens combo factory and storefront downtown

Ecologyst lets you see your clothes being made.

Vancouver Island marks over 1 million COVID-19 vaccines administered

There have been no deaths on the Island since May.

BC health officials report 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 16th

Over 1 million vaccines have been distributed on Vancouver Island.

Cyclist killed in Mill Bay collision has been identified as 11-year-old boy

A GoFundMe has been launched to support the family.

Premier Horgan announces new BC Centre for Clean Energy set to open this fall

Funded by the provincial and federal governments, and Shell Canada.

Police looking to identify two women who stole a $2K camera in Nanaimo

They were seen on camera taking the camera bag.

Sikh motorcyclists will kick-off ride across Canada at Mile Zero in Victoria

To raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Victoria man arrested after downtown crime spree that included two attempted carjackings

The 33-year-old was also armed with a knife.

Comox Valley RCMP respond to two cases that would have anyone scratching their head

From goats on the loose to music that shoots..

Cruise ships will be allowed to return to Canadian waters this November

The ban was originally set to expire in 2022.

BC announces first-ever prescribed safe supply access in Canada

Patients will be able to access a broader range of opioid and stimulant replacements.

BC health officials report 54 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 15th

5 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 16th-18th

Night markets and drive-in movies!✨

Camosun College student heads to world stage at Tokyo Olympics

Julia Greenshields is a member of the Women's Rugby Team.

GoFundMe fundraiser looks to cover funeral costs for MAiD patient

Dallon wants to be remembered for being a caring, loving and forgiving person.

Young cyclist killed in collision with pick-up truck towing boat in Mill Bay

"The driver is co-operating with the investigation, and initially it does not appear to be any criminality in this tragic collision."

Three assaults reported at Fairy Creek blockades this week as tensions boil over (VIDEO)

A shocking video of an aggravated assault was shared to social media.

Province working to reduce ambulance wait times and support emergency workers

The announcement comes amidst the dangerous heat wave and worsening opioid crisis.

Highway to Tofino and Ucluelet closed temporarily due to rockslide

It’s estimated to reopen at 5 p.m.

Vancouver Island SPCA seeking foster homes to shelter animals this summer

Help an animal on a journey to their fur-ever home 🐾

BC health officials report 41 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 14th

50% of of all eligible adults in B.C. are now fully vaccinated!

City Councillor submits resignation to CRD after viral video circulates online

Ben Isitt was Vice Chair of the First Nations Relations Committee.

BC announces continued support for free and low-cost mental health support

In 2019, 58% more people reported accessing these services than in the previous year.

Vessel designed to clean up ocean debris is departing from Victoria this month

The project intends to clean 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years.

Horse rescued from muddy swamp in Central Saanich on Tuesday

Simon is safe and healthy 🐎

Sooke liquor store thief arrested after swinging sword at staff

Staff followed the man and led police to him.

Massive fire at Duncan industrial park caused significant damage

The authorities are now investigating the cause of the blaze.

Recent grad of Langford’s Belmont Secondary gets drafted to the MLB

Victoria-born Dominic Hambley was drafted by the Chicago Cubs.

BC health officials report 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 13th

Nearly 50% of all eligible adults in B.C. are fully vaccinated!

Expert weighs in on link between historic heat wave in BC and climate change

“Every heatwave occurring today is made more likely and more intense by climate change.”

New statutory holiday in Canada will honour victims of residential schools

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be on September 30th each year.

Penelakut Tribe confirm over 160 graves at Gulf Island residential school

A march for the children will be held August 2, in Chemainus.

Victoria residents have one more week to provide feedback on handyDART centre

The new handyDART Centre will be located at 2401 Burnside Road.

Last month marked Victoria’s warmest June since records began

It also included Victoria’s coldest day on record 😕