Sunday, January 17, 2021


BC Coroner investigating after body recovered from Brentwood Bay

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

VicPD arrest man whose parole for manslaughter was revoked

An officer spotted him on Quadra Street.

Victoria council unanimously votes to suspend $10,000 catered lunch fund

"As I've said for a long time, 'no more lunches.'"

Victoria’s unemployment rate still trending downwards despite pandemic

While many are still in favour of working from home.

Canadians hold more positive views on U.S. post-election (POLL)

The poll was conducted prior to the violence in the Capitol.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics expanded to Central and North Vancouver Island: Island Health

The new clinics will be held in Nanaimo and Campbell River.

Staff member at Duncan care home tests positive for COVID-19

No outbreak has been declared at the facility.

BC reports 761 new cases of COVID-19 in latest provincial update

Another 8 people have died from the virus.

B.C. COVID-19 orders restricting gatherings and events extended to February 5th

Restrictions could be further extended depending on case numbers over the next month.

Over half of Snuneymuxw First Nation residents on reserves vaccinated

The goal is to reach 70 per cent immunization in the community.

VicPD seize loaded assault-style rifle during drug bust

The rifle had a round in the chamber and the safety was off.

Nanaimo RCMP searching for owner of money woman found falling from sky

That’s one way to ‘make it rain’ 😂

Facebook and Twitter lock Donald Trump out of his social media accounts

Facebook says they will be blocking Trump for at least two weeks.

23 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Cowichan Tribes outbreak

A shelter in place order has been issued.

VicPD ask for help to find man missing under high risk circumstances

He was last seen on December 30th.

Woman on motorized wheelchair struck by car in Nanaimo

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP seek rightful owner of safe after arresting prolific Langford thief

Anyone who can identify the contents of the safe to claim it is asked to call the RCMP.

Saanich daycare temporarily closes after four positive COVID-19 cases discovered

The facility has closed for the week out of an abundance of caution.

22-year-old Victoria man dies in snowboarding incident on Mount Washington

The BC Coroners Service is investigating.

Positive case of COVID-19 detected at Chemainus school

One individual has tested positive.

Here’s how you can get double your CleanBC Better Homes rebate

More time at home = more $$ in your pocket! 🤑

‘Disappointing and irresponsible’: Mayor Helps condemns councillor’s trip abroad

Helps says she is not empowered to fire Sharmarke Dubow.

Vancouver Island teacher kicks off 2021 with $500K lotto win

She plans to buy a new house with her winnings.

Victoria councillor admits to international travel over winter holidays

Sharmarke Dubow said he flew to Somalia over the winter holiday.

Provincial state of emergency extended another two weeks

As of January 19, the state of emergency will have lasted 10 months.

428 new cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. in possible downward trend

Eight more people have died from the virus.

New Year’s standoff in Langford ends with RCMP arrest of armed suspect

14 firearms and ammunition were seized from the suspect's residence.

UVic professor of Indigenous Law appointed to Order of Canada

"There's a moment, a flash in the pan here with an award, but the work continues."

Death of 59-year-old homeless man in Nanaimo no longer deemed suspicious

The investigation into his death will continue in conjunction with the BC Coroners Service.

Saanich Police investigate sexual assault in Glanford Park

Police are urging the public to use caution walking in the area while they investigate.

Nearly half of Canadians visited friends or family over the holidays (POLL)

The provinces that reported the lowest rates of visits were B.C. and Alberta.

Four new cases added to Snuneymuxw First Nation COVID-19 outbreak

There are now 16 active cases in the Nation.

BC Ferries cancels majority of Tuesday sailings due to adverse weather

A wind warning is currently in place for most of the island.

Highway 4 closures by Port Alberni shift to new times starting Tuesday

The construction project is over 60% done.

RCMP seek help from public to find man missing from Nanaimo (UPDATED)

He has been missing since December 14, 2020.

BC reports 2,211 new COVID-19 cases over four day period in first update of 2021

24,139 high-risk people have been vaccinated thus far; general public likely on hold until spring

12 stunning shots of Sunday’s epic double rainbow over Victoria (PHOTOS)

Yes, there was a brief break in rain yesterday.. with spectacular results! 🤩

Canada set to face Russia in World Junior Championship semi-finals today

Is there a more historic rivalry at the World Juniors than this one?

District issues boil water advisory for Comox Valley

Water should be boiled for one minute.