Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Queen of Alberni

BC Ferries reminds public they will not accept non-essential travellers this May long weekend

Some sources say they’ve still been able to board for non-essential reasons.
Police Oak Bay

Oak Bay Police catch driver going 134 km/h in a 50 km zone

They’ve been dealing with speed demons all week.

ICBC will refund customers up to $150 as part of their new insurance model

For drivers who renewed on the old system.

VicPD ask for public’s help finding a nurse’s stolen bike

It was stolen while she was administering COVID-19 vaccines.
Victoria Harbour Road Bike Lanes

City of Victoria seeking public opinion on new James Bay bike lanes

Two new routes are proposed totalling 32 km.

Nanaimo Parkway closed after serious crash involving two semi-trucks this morning

A driver has been transported to the hospital with injuries.
saanich police

Saanich Police investigate two serious crashes over the weekend

One driver was trapped in their vehicle with potentially life threatening injuries.

Here’s how the province will enforce the new travel restrictions in BC

Two more reasons for essential travel were added to the list today.

Two-vehicle crash snarls southbound traffic on TCH near West Shore Parkway

Drivers heading southbound on Highway 1 are limited to one lane and should expect delays. 
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Nanaimo woman dies in two vehicle crash on highway near Parksville

She pulled a U-turn in front of an oncoming RV.

Snowbirds set to return to the skies over Comox Valley this spring

Keep your eyes on the skies May 4th.
Queen of Oak Bay bc ferry

BC Ferries will now deny travel to people travelling for non-essential reasons

Non-essential travelers may face a $575 fine.

Travelling outside your health region in BC for non-essential purposes could get you a...

These orders are effective immediately.
Newest BC Ferry Electric

Newest BC Ferries hybrid electric vessel joins fleet for Earth Day

The vessel will service the Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island route.

BC’s Minister of Public Safety clarifies travel restrictions regarding random stops

There will be no random individual stops.

BC Transit to offer Victoria residents free rides on Earth Day this Thursday

COVID-19 protocols are still in place.

Saanich Police intercept impaired driver on Pat Bay Hwy after road rage incident

The driver had a mandated alcohol detecting ignition interlock in their vehicle.
Highway 4 Improvements BC

Here’s the times when the highway to Tofino will be closed next month

There will also be a 10-hour closure on April 28th

Air Canada offers refunds for COVID-cancelled flights dating back to February 2020

You can request a refund until June 12th, 2021.

Remaining ICBC refund cheques will be delivered by the end of April

Cheques were delayed a month due to a cyber attack.

COVID-19 exposure reported on Air Canada flight to Victoria

The flight departed from Vancouver on April 1st.

Flight inspection planned over Nanaimo Harbour this week

Don’t be surprised to see a large jet overhead!

11 new double decker buses coming to Victoria will have USB chargers

The first bus will roll-out tomorrow!

UVic’s new bike lanes set to be completed in time for return of students...

In-person classes are set to return in September.

BC to employ over 1,400 employees laid-off due to COVID-19 to assist with immunization...

Many of those from the travel and hospitality industries.

Saanich Council unanimously approves 30 km/h speed limit on residential roads

360 km of Saanich’s residential roads will see this change.

Two vehicles impounded for ‘racing’ on Pat Bay Highway Saturday night

Fast, furious, and confiscated.

Bus to Tofino expected to resume after $27M government grant announced

The provincial grant looks to support inter-city bus travel.
BC Ferries Twitter

BC Ferries launches discount fares on advance bookings for Island routes

The new fares will be available year-round.

Victoria International Airport awarded ‘Best Airport in North America’ in 2020

Along with 'Best Hygiene Measures'.
Queen of Oak Bay bc ferry

BC Ferries cancels remaining Friday sailings due to adverse weather

The cancellations happened throughout the day and will continue through to the evening.

East Saanich Road exit off Pat Bay Highway will be closed after overpass built

The province is looking for feedback on the major project.

BC Transit employees get creative with physically distant wedding in Victoria

That's one bus they're not going to want to miss! 😍

Federal government bans cruise ship visits to Canada until February 2022

The ban was initially put in place back in March 2020.

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

Rebates are expected to average $190 per customer.

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!)
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries cancels majority of Tuesday sailings due to adverse weather

A wind warning is currently in place for most of the island.
Highway 4 Improvements BC

Highway 4 closures by Port Alberni shift to new times starting Tuesday

The construction project is over 60% done.

COVID-19 exposure reported on two recent flights to Victoria: BCCDC

Both flights originated in Vancouver.
Saanich Charging Station

User fees coming to EV charging stations in Saanich as network expands

20 new charging stations will be added in 2021.

When and where to look out for BC Transit’s Santa Bus in Victoria this...

The Santa bus will be free to ride on two days this month!
Prospect Lake Road

Saanich drops speed limit on section of Prospect Lake Road to 30 km/h

The change will take effect on December 1.

Passengers are now required to wear masks at all BC Transit bus stops

Face shields will no longer be considered a substitute for a non-medical mask

BC Transit calls for proposals to begin electric bus replacement in Victoria

The new buses would begin operation in summer 2022.
Rapid Transit

Victoria approves motion to provide free bus passes to unhoused population

"This is our small contribution for the next three months to make sure that people can actually get to the showers."

BC Ferries offering free travel to military personnel on Remembrance Day

A two minute silence will be observed on ships and terminals at 11 a.m. on November 11

City of Victoria will consider motion to provide free bus passes to homeless

Council will deliberate the motion on Thursday.
WestJet airplane instagram

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for two WestJet flights to Victoria

Both were travelling from Calgary earlier this month.