Thursday, June 24, 2021


Popular Vancouver Island band makes US television debut

Mother Mother is seeing a spike of popularity across the border thanks to TikTok.

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate to its customers

To those who had an active policy between October 2020 and March 2021.

Bear Mountain proposes a ‘pay-to-use’ program for non-residents using hiking or bike trails

The fees from trail-use will be used to enhance and maintain the trail network.

Ongoing police incident closes Tattersall Drive in Saanich Friday morning

Avoid the area between Saanich Road to Quadra Street.

Pair of women ‘scamming their way across Canada’ spotted in Langford

They are believed to have travelled from Saskatchewan.

Victoria cancels virtual Canada Day broadcast in light of 215 residential school deaths

A broadcast guided by Lekwungen people will air later this summer.

18-year-old woman dies in Mill Bay fire after alerting other residents

Early indications say the fire was not criminal in nature.

7 BC mayors support request to Health Canada to decriminalize drug possession

Including Victoria and Saanich.

153 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Thursday, June 10th

BC administers over 325,000 immunizations every week!

The iconic MuchMusic is returning, but only to TikTok

Was it ever really gone? Yes, it was.

Tim Hortons launches new ‘Filled Ring Dream’ donuts across Canada

We’re going (do)nuts for these flavours!

Langford considers installing 3D crosswalk as a trial

Move over, Marvel.

Record-setting $120 million Lotto Max pot up for grabs this Friday

There was no winner drawn on Tuesday! 😲

Construction begins on affordable homes for lower income families in Central Saanich

The homes will be located next to a supportive housing project.

BC government honours old-growth harvesting deferrals from Island First Nations

The deferrals will protect 2,000 hectares of land in the Fairy Creek and Walbran areas.

BC health officials report 148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 9th

Vancouver Island sees another 10 new cases.

Here’s why you may have heard increased helicopter activity in and around Victoria

You may even see a bunch of helicopters at once 🚁

Canada will begin to ‘ease’ restrictions for fully-vaccinated international travellers

This is the first step in a phased easing of pandemic border measures.

One of BC’s largest auto dealerships is coming to the West Shore

Are you a truck person or a jeep person? 🤔

Saanich’s plastic bag ban comes into effect this summer

No re-enacting American Beauty, either.

BC extends state of emergency and tallies fines for COVID-19-related offences

Over 2,000 violation tickets have been issued.

Here’s a list of places you could catch a surprise concert in Victoria this summer

Surprise concerts will occur at parks and plazas.

VicPD seek public’s help in locating high-risk missing 21-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

Man arrested after trying to steal and crashing City of Victoria vehicle

Several bystanders intervened and restrained the suspect.

Purchase of Victoria hotel to house homeless featured on popular game show Jeopardy!

The category title was met with heavy criticism from Victoria residents.

165 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Tuesday, June 8th

BC's 7 day average is 175, the lowest in eight months!

Man accused of multiple sexual assaults in Victoria arrested in Burnaby

He was arrested on behalf of Hamilton Police

Foul play ruled out in death of Nanaimo woman following autopsy

Deanna Williams was found dead on June 2.

Here’s when to expect lane closures on the Pat Bay Highway over the next week

Closures will occur mainly in the evening.

CRD issues odour advisory for Esquimalt and Saanich residents

There’s something in the air 🤢

34-year-old impaired driver arrested after serious hit-and-run in Nanaimo on Monday

An 18-year-old woman suffered serious injuries.

Evo Car Share expands service to Victoria this summer

80 hybrid vehicles will be available for car sharing.

Woman dies after being pinned under vehicle in Union Bay crash

Witnesses were able to lift the vehicle off of the trapped woman.

BC health officials report 481 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, June 7th

72% of all eligible British Columbians aged 12+ have had their first dose of vaccine.

This past Sunday was Victoria’s coldest June 6th on record since 1899

When last week it was the polar opposite 🤔

People sheltering at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will be moved to Mount Tolmie Hospital

To make way for an international basketball tournament.

Report ranks Victoria in top 15 best places to visit in Canada

And that includes the rest of the island!

$10,000 mountain bike stolen from young athlete staying at downtown Victoria hotel

VicPD caught surveillance video of the suspect.

Mayfair Shopping Centre under new ownership with long-term plans for redevelopment

The centre was formerly owned by Ivanhoé Cambridge.

This Tuesday’s Lotto Max is a record-breaking $117 million

You can't win without a ticket!

Ontario man charged with attempted murder after random stabbing in Campbell River

A woman in her 40s was randomly stabbed multiple times.

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured!

Four people sent to hospital after vehicle crashes into downtown Victoria building

Two occupants suffered potentially life-altering injuries.

Body discovered in downtown Nanaimo believed to be missing woman

She's missing since May 27th.

183 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Friday, June 4th

That is now 4 straight days under 200 new cases

Mount Washington opens this weekend for ziplining, sightseeing, and mountain biking

The zipline can get up to speeds of 100 km/hr.