Saturday, July 11, 2020


Police watchdog investigating violent wellness check conducted by Nanaimo RCMP

The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries

20 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths reported in B.C. today

One of the patients is a teacher at a public school. No students have been exposed to the virus.

B.C. extends temporary layoff provisions to 24 weeks due to COVID-19

It aligns with the newly extended CERB program

A new octopus at Sidney aquarium has been named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

He's got three hearts and eight tentacles up for our Provincial Health Officer!

VicPD investigating hate crime that left man with non-life-threatening injuries

The suspect was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

Greater Victoria School District votes against suspending police liaison program

Instead, the Superintendent will form a committee to review the current program for potential changes.

UVic to change field trip protocols after 2019 bus crash that killed two 18-year-olds

A series of recommendations have been made to improve safety for future field trips to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Independent watchdogs blame LifeLabs for major 2019 privacy breach

A cyberattack in 2019 led to over 15 million patient files being hacked

Over 3,000 WestJet employees laid off as global air travel plummets during COVID-19

Including 55 WestJet employees at Victoria International Airport

Bystander helps RCMP locate man in distress at Esquimalt Lagoon

The Good Samaritan may have saved a life, police say

Saanich Police investigating targeted home invasion

One resident was injured during the incident

B.C. reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

The number of active cases has dropped further to 162 in B.C.

Mount Washington launches Vancouver Island’s longest zip line this Saturday

It spans a total of 7,589 ft and reach speeds up to 100 km/hr 😬

New victims and photos come to light after indecent exposure at Beacon Hill Park

Police have now linked the man to at least one other case.

Nanaimo woman wins $250,000 on slots days before her birthday

Now THAT is a reason to celebrate! 🥳

B.C. Premier initiates Phase 3 of COVID-19 restart plan, extends state of emergency

"We are going to have a summer better than we thought a few months ago, but it is not a return to normal."

$2M funding announced for pedestrian, cycling infrastructure on Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

That includes two projects in the Greater Victoria region

Rainbow sidewalks will be painted outside Vancouver Island hospitals to celebrate Pride

Black and brown stripes will be added to represent LGBTQ2S+ people of colour

Construction on $19.2 million Pat Bay Highway overpass to begin in July

This preliminary work may lead to lane closures and minor delays through July and August

13 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death reported in B.C. today

There are now only 174 active cases in BC.

B.C. could enter phase of resurgence in COVID-19 cases (MODELLING)

The rate of contact between individuals in the province is currently at roughly 65 per cent of normal.

Police searching for suspect in indecent exposure incident at Beacon Hill Park

He allegedly exposed himself to a woman last week.

Two arrested in Parksville after committing $30K of property theft

Most of the items were returned to their rightful owners.

Public asked to avoid waters along multiple shorelines in Victoria due to wastewater discharge

The advisory will remain in place until tests determine the waters are safe to enter

BC Ferries resuming service on Brentwood Bay route starting Wednesday

The route was paused in April at the height of the pandemic

B.C. confirms one new COVID-19 case in Island Health region ending streak of no active cases

"It is not a surprise to me that we’ve seen a case here," said Dr. Bonnie Henry.

32 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death reported in B.C. since Friday

One new case in the Vancouver Island Health region has officially been confirmed.

Victoria’s Tally-Ho Carriage Tours to restart business this weekend after COVID-19 closure

A GoFundMe was launched during their shut down to support care for the horses.

Man hospitalized after driver falls asleep at the wheel on highway near Langford

Both vehicles had to be towed from the site

Two suspects arrested after robbing woman at gunpoint in downtown Victoria

The victim was assaulted during the robbery.

BC Ferries expands summer schedule, expects 2-3 years before traffic returns to normal

120 more sailings per week than what's been available in the month of June, for major routes

Southern Vancouver Island First Nation warns of possible COVID-19 exposure

VIHA are investigating and informing anyone who came in close contact with the individual

RCMP issue alert for missing 73-year-old View Royal resident (UPDATED)

Update: She has been located and is safe.

No new COVID-19 deaths reported in B.C. for seventh straight day

There are seven new cases in the province today

Saanich Police locate stolen vehicle submerged in Prospect Lake

Dive team and tow truck to the rescue 🚙

Victoria Police arrest wanted man, seize knives and replica handgun

He had originally fled from custody in the West Shore

Nanaimo schools to undergo $18.8 million seismic upgrades

Work will begin in June 2021

Nanaimo RCMP investigating arson fire that caused extensive damage to business

Chain link fence surrounding the area was cut to gain access.

Indigenous patients in B.C. often assumed drunk, denied medical assessments: Métis Nation

"We know that our people avoid hospitals because we are afraid of having a discriminatory encounter."

B.C. investigating allegations of racist guessing game played by health care workers (UPDATED)

The allegations were brought to light last night, and the Ministry remains tight lipped on several key details

B.C. extends temporary rental supplement until August 2020

The freeze on evictions for non-payment of rent also remains in place, but evictions for other reasons will be allowed later this month