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Friday, January 21, 2022


Downtown Victoria vandalism suspect turns himself in after being recognized on video

Several people recognized the suspect from video released by VicPD.

BC health officials report 3,798 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 5th

566 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Rockslide at BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay terminal damages one vehicle and closes parkade

While Swartz Bay is dealing with water toilet issues 😬

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at 5 long-term care homes

A total of 32 staff and residents tested positive to date

Central Saanich Police are seeking help in locating missing 16-year-old teen girl (UPDATED)

Update: She has been located and is safe.

RCMP investigating emergency generator stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline

They provide emergency response to seniors.

BC health officials report 2,542 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 4th

360 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

There’s a brand new ‘Friends’ inspired apartment building in Quadra Village (PHOTOS)

And it features sitcom-inspired Easter eggs!

Here’s how much your Vancouver Island home is worth this year: BC Assessment

You can check your assessment online!

Environment Canada issues winter storm watch for Greater Victoria

10 to 20 cm of snow is expected this week

RCMP identify suspect in Langford homicide as son of victim

The 27-year-old has been charged with one count of second degree murder.

Starbucks announces launch of brand new menu to ring in the new year

Including a brand new feature drink and cold pressed juice!

Icy roads led to 18-year-old man’s death in Sooke Road crash Monday night

Bystanders attempted first aid on scene.

BC health officials report 9,332 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, January 3rd

1,117 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Extreme winter weather conditions damage Salt Spring Island sewage treatment plant

Sewage entered Ganges Creek and flowed out to Ganges Harbour.

BC Ferries cancels most sailings on major routes due to high winds today

Winds are expected to stick around until Sunday night.

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Greater Victoria

Wind gusts up to 90 km/h are expected

VIIMCU investigating homicide at Langford residence on New Year’s Eve

One person has been taken into custody.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria General Hospital

Two patients have tested positive for COVID-19.

BC’s first baby of 2022 born at Victoria General Hospital

Congrats to the family!

BC health officials report 3,795 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 31st

There are over 20,000 active cases in the province.

8 new eateries that opened in and around Victoria in 2021

Where do we start!? 😍

Nanaimo RCMP nab two suspects who stole three dozen NHL jerseys

Surveillance footage at the local sporting goods store caught the theft on tape.

Here’s a list of BC’s most popular baby names in 2021

Is your name on the list?

BC health officials report 4,383 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 30th

There are 17,357 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

VicPD release dramatic dashcam footage of hit-and-run on pedestrian (VIDEO)

The woman was thrown in the air before landing on her back.

Canada-wide warrant issued 45-year-old woman last seen in Nanaimo

She was recently released from prison.

BC Ferries cancels four sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Thursday

Due to staff shortages 🚢

Tim Hortons announces Canada’s top five favourite Timbit flavours

What do you think was #1? 🤔

VicPD renew search for man reported missing one year ago today

He was last seen in the 800-block of Courtney Street last December.

Here’s what you need to know about BC’s new paid sick day benefit

It comes into effect January 1st

VicPD release surveillance footage of suspect sought for vandalism (VIDEO)

He was then seen entering the building.

CRD cancels recycling pick up around Victoria today due to snow

Hold that recycling!

BC health officials report 2,944 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 29th

There are now over 16,000 active cases in the province.

Province announces delayed start of K-12 classes due to rising COVID-19 cases

Kids are slated to return to full in-class instruction on January 10th.

Ring in the New Year with ‘Lights of Wonder’ in downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square

With hot chocolate, popcorn and a midnight countdown! 🥳

VicPD officer hospitalized after being dragged behind impaired driver’s vehicle

The driver had a previous homicide conviction.

Here’s a list of Canada’s most popular dog and cat names in 2021

The most popular COVID-inspired pet names in 2021 were Covi and Rona.

Vancouver Island lotto players won record breaking $100.4 million in 2021

And 3 million free-play tickets!

BC Hydro reports record-breaking demand on Monday due to Arctic outflow

With another snowfall warning for this evening.

Another 5 to 10 cm of snow expected for Greater Victoria Wednesday night

Don’t put those shovels away!

BC health officials report 1,785 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 28th

283 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries cancels two sailings Tuesday due to extreme freezing weather conditions

Causing frozen water pipes and unsafe conditions on vehicle decks