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Lisa Helps

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps announces she will not seek re-election in 2022

The decision comes after 2 terms as mayor and 8 years in office.

Trudeau apologizes for Tofino vacation during day of Reconciliation last week

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

Annamie Paul has resigned as leader of the Green Party of Canada

She finished 4th in her riding in the 2021 election.

Liberal Party will form minority government after 44th Federal Election

Trudeau got the victory, but not the majority.

Federal Election 2021: Here’s who’s projected to win their riding on Vancouver Island

Polls closed at 8 p.m. PST, with many results to be tallied.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wins seat as party predicted to form minority government

Votes are still rolling in, with many still in line at polling stations.
Trudeau Singh OToole Leaders

Federal Election 2021: Liberals and Conservatives in tight race as Canadians cast their ballots...

Trudeau's Liberals and O'Toole's Conservatives are in a tight race.

Federal Election 2021: Here’s how to cast your vote in Greater Victoria

Voting day is tomorrow! ✅

Federal Election 2021: These are the 5 major candidates running for election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

NDP MP, Randall Garrison, has held this seat since 2011.

Federal Election 2021: Here are the five candidates running for election in Victoria

The NDP and Liberals have had a stronghold over the Victoria riding for more than three decades.
Trudeau Singh OToole Leaders

Federal Election 2021: Here’s where each political party currently stands in the polls

O’Toole and Trudeau are currently tied.
Trudeau Singh OToole Leaders

Here’s how to watch the Canadian federal leaders debate tonight: Election 2021

COVID-19 recovery, reconciliation, and climate change are among the topics being debated.

Former Christy Clark staffer throws hat into ring for Conservative Party in Victoria Riding

The riding is currently held by NDP incumbent and ex-Victoria councillor Laurel Collins

Liberals make election pitch to ban foreign ownership, build more homes

The Liberal’s plan intends to save a first-time home owner upwards of $30,000.

Trudeau promises re-elected Liberals will invest in long-term care during stop in Victoria

Plans include training up to 50,000 new personal support workers

Here’s who is running in the 2021 federal election on Vancouver Island

Canadians will hit the polls on September 20th.
Trudeau Singh OToole Leaders

Liberals hold federal voting lead, Trudeau most favoured leader in poll

More people chose "none of the above" over Erin O'Toole.

City Councillor submits resignation to CRD after viral video circulates online

Ben Isitt was Vice Chair of the First Nations Relations Committee.

BC Budget 2021: Largest mental health investment included in BC’s 2021 budget

The Province promised $500 million for mental health initiatives.
Lisa Lapointe

Almost 7,000 people have died in B.C. since the opioid crisis was declared in...

1,716 people died in 2020 alone.
Travelodge Victoria

Province extends Victoria Travelodge housing lease to end of year

The lease has been set to expire on March 31, 2021.
Murray Rankin

Province buys Thetis Cove property for future Esquimalt Nation land return

The 3.4 hectare property cost $13 million.

ICBC to offer $600 million in one-time rebates to drivers

Rebates are expected to average $190 per customer.
Highway 14 Improvements

Highway 14 improvements near Sooke to continue through 2021

Widening, realignment, and repaving are scheduled.

ICBC launches online tool that estimates insurance savings for BC motorists

Here's how you can check how much you'll save (it could be up to $400 per year!)
VicPD Broken Windows

City of Victoria and DVBA look to aid businesses vandalized in downtown core

Multiple businesses were damaged in an incident this week.
Forest Service Roads AG

Auditor General report finds service roads lacking critical maintenance

High priority repairs are overdue on 48 per cent of bridges and major culverts.
West Coast General Hospital

Construction of $6.25M Port Alberni hospital upgrade to begin in March

Improvements include 3 new beds, a seclusion room and new entrances.
BC Green Party Sonia Furstenau

Cowichan political leaders call out racism following First Nation outbreaks

"This virus does not care who we are or where we are from."

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

"As I've said for a long time, 'no more lunches.'"
Canada and America flags usembassy

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

The poll was conducted prior to the violence in the Capitol.
Donald Trump White House

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

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

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

Helps says she is not empowered to fire Sharmarke Dubow.

Victoria councillor admits to international travel over winter holidays

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

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.

Former B.C. legislature clerk facing charges of fraud in spending scandal

Craig James could face up to 14 years in jail.
Money Hand

Website crashes as BC Recovery Benefit opens for applications

"It will be the fastest, most efficient way to access these supports," the Finance Minister said Thursday.
George Heyman

Province sets new emissions target for 2025 following CleanBC report

BC Green Leader Sonia Furstenau called CleanBC "an impartial road map."

B.C. comes closest among provinces to pre-COVID employment levels

Growth was slower than in previous months, however.
Stephen Andrew Facebook

Stephen Andrew wins seat on council in Victoria byelection

Andrew will replace Laurel Collins after a long-delayed vote.
Todd Doherty House of Commons

B.C. MP’s motion to create national suicide hotline receives unanimous support

A single 9-8-8 number people can call for mental health crises.
Selina Robinson

Applications for the $1,000 B.C. Recovery Benefit to open December 18

It's a one-time tax-free payment!
Raj Chouhan Speaker

First South Asian speaker in Canada elected in B.C. legislature

Raj Chouhan was first elected as a MLA in 2005.
Amalgamation

Mail-in ballots can still be used after today in Victoria’s byelection. Here’s how.

It’s more of a “pick up and drop off” ballot now.
Victoria Harbour Road Bike Lanes

Victoria byelection candidates weigh in on transportation questionnaire

Five of the nine candidates have answered the survey so far.
All Candidates byelection debate

Housing and homelessness front and centre at Victoria byelection debate

All nine remaining candidates took part in the discourse Tuesday night.

Horgan’s approval softens from spring peak, but tops poll of premiers

Premiers Jason Kenney and Brian Pallister were rated lowest.

Rob Fleming shuffled out of Education ministry at BC cabinet swear-in

Fleming is being replaced by rookie MLA Jennifer Whiteside.