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Monday, October 18, 2021


News

Employment rates in Canada met pre-pandemic levels last month

There were 157,000 new jobs in September

COVID-19 outbreak at downtown long term care centre has been declared over by Island Health

Two residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the outbreak.

BC Hydro brings in mandatory vaccine requirements for all workers

BC Hydro employs more than 6,000 across the province.

VicPD looking to locate 49-year old man wanted for theft, assault and drug trafficking

The public is reminded to not approach the suspect if spotted.

Unvaccinated British Columbians are 53 times more likely to die from COVID-19

That’s 17 times higher than the week prior.

BC health officials report 624 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, October 7th

79 new cases and 1 new death were reported in the Island Health region.

Protesting at hospitals and schools will soon be illegal in Canada

Both the provincial and federal government are introducing legislation.

Nanaimo RCMP seeking public’s help in locating 30-year old man (UPDATED)

He has been out of contact for over five weeks

Health Canada recalls incorrectly labeled pain killers that could lead to overdose

The labels instruct customers to consume dangerous amounts of the tablets.

Man deemed missing last week now subject of police hunt in Saanich

Police said he poses a danger to himself and others.

BC health officials report 752 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, October 6th

76 new cases and 1 death were reported in the Island Health region.

Trudeau apologizes for Tofino vacation during day of Reconciliation last week

“Travelling on September 30th was a mistake and I regret it.”

Canada ranks #8 for most powerful passport

Canadians can travel freely to 184 countries.

BC Government announces the formation of a new council with the next generation of leaders

The StrongerBC Young Leaders Council will be made up of youth aged 14-26

VicPD is reassigning officers due to a recent influx of complex and severe calls

Seven officers will be redeployed to patrol division.

Canadian government announces mandatory vaccinations for federal public servants

The updates also include vaccination requirements for travellers within Canada

BC expands group eligible to receive third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials warned unvaccinated health care workers.

BC health officials report 593 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, October 5th

107 new cases were reported in the Island Health region today.

BC Hydro investigating power outages across southern Vancouver Island

Over 5,800 residents are without power.

Two Victoria hotels top list of best Canadian hotels to stay at

An Oak Bay hotel topped the list!

Here’s how much was lost during yesterday’s global #facebookDOWN

The outage cost the company nearly $100 million in revenue

Victoria driving school instructor to face three counts of alleged sexual assault

ICBC has suspended his teaching license.

24-year-old woman dies following head-on collision in Courtenay

Police are looking for dashcam footage of the crash

Nanaimo RCMP seek dashcam footage for unprovoked attack on homeless man

The victim was assaulted with what looked like a metal pipe.

BC Parks invests $21.5 million to upgrade outdoor recreation after record-breaking camping year

This includes Rathtrevor Beach and Miracle Beach Provincial Park!

VicPD seeking help in locating missing 68-year-old woman last seen September 22nd

She suffers from a medical condition and requires immediate support.

Here’s how each province in Canada ranks their favourite Thanksgiving dishes

Talk about a gravy train! 🦃

BC health officials report 1,986 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, October 4th

218 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

There will be a full Hunter’s Moon rising over Victoria later this month

Beware of the ‘Moon Illusion’ making it appear larger than it really is!

Former Tally Ho to be developed into affordable and supportive housing with child care

Construction has officially begun.

30 adoptable cats and kittens will be arriving in Victoria this week

Looking for their fur-ever home 🐱

The Royal Canadian Navy’s newest patrol ship arrives in Victoria today

It’s the first time in over half a century, a Canadian naval ship has crossed the Northwest Passage.

Sidney RCMP searching for 30-year-old man reported missing on Wednesday (UPDATED)

He was last seen padding offshore near Tuam Road in North Saanich

BC health officials report 714 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, October 1st

56 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Three men arrested after refusing to wear masks on a BC Ferries vessel

They were threatening to fight other passengers on the vessel.

Province to open 50 shelter beds for unhoused in Victoria needing COVID-19 isolation

News comes after a shocking amount of COVID-19 transmission within the community.

27 year-old woman nabbed by police dog after crashing stolen van in the Highlands area

She was hiding in the bush near the crash scene.

Masks will be mandatory for all K-12 students in BC schools starting Monday

In all school settings, including the bus.

Almost 30% of BC residents wouldn’t visit an establishment if they failed to check vaccine cards: poll

"Our poll clearly shows that those businesses who don’t comply with the mandate are subject to the backlash of people who are in favour of the new rules.”

BC health officials announce 749 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths

Two of those deaths were in the Island Health region.

Sooke RCMP searching for missing 40-year-old woman last seen on September 25th

Her family are concerned for her wellbeing.

BC health officials report 813 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 29th

There have been 5 deaths on Vancouver Island in the past two days.