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Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Transportation

You’ll be able to pay for your BC Transit bus fare via ‘tap’ starting...

And Victoria’s getting it first!
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Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns road/border protests across Vancouver Island Sunday

Unvaccinated truckers must now quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

WestJet slashes 20% of its scheduled flights due to impacts of Omicron

From February 1st through February 28th

BC Ferries warns of disruptions to future service operations due to crew shortages

The Omicron variant, cold and flu season and more are said to be the cause.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries cancels six sailings between Victoria and Vancouver Friday due to high winds...

UPDATE: 3 additional sailings have been cancelled on the route

18 bus routes in Greater Victoria have been cancelled for the remainder of Thursday

Due to challenging road conditions

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

While Swartz Bay is dealing with water toilet issues 😬
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BC Ferries cancels most sailings on major routes due to high winds today

Winds are expected to stick around until Sunday night.
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BC Ferries cancels four sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Thursday

Due to staff shortages 🚢

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

Causing frozen water pipes and unsafe conditions on vehicle decks

Watch as BC Ferries’ newest hybrid electric ferry arrives in Victoria (VIDEO)

The vessel can be seen passing under the Johnson Street bridge

BC Ferries’ 6th Island Class vessel arrives in Victoria tomorrow

Completing a 72-day transoceanic journey from Romania

Uber’s application to operate on Vancouver Island denied once again

Searches on the Uber app for rides in Victoria were up 300% in 2021
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit will be free across Greater Victoria this New Year’s Eve

Start 2022 on the right foot!
BC Ferries Twitter

BC Ferries adds over 160 additional sailings in preparation for the holiday season

Between December 17th and January 3rd 🚢

Victoria’s cruise ship season to return this April after two-year absence

A record-breaking 350 ships are expected.
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BC Ferries will run a round-trip ferry from Swartz Bay to Duke Point tomorrow

The ferry will support the movement of essential goods and travellers.

Malahat will be closed overnight all week for repairs due to flooding

From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. until November 22nd

Vancouver Island will continue to see heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts Monday

As the heavy rain stops, strong winds will ramp up.
BC Transit Bus Lane

Teens in Victoria can ride BC Transit for free in 2022 with a Youth...

Applications open online today!

Coast Guard say they are searching for 105 sunken shipping containers missing off BC...

Four containers have been recovered and their items have been cleaned up.

BC Ferries cancels Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry sailings for today and tomorrow

Over six ferry departures have been cancelled.
COVID-19 swab test

Here’s where you can get a PCR COVID-19 test in Greater Victoria

There are five locations around Victoria.

The MV Coho ferry made its return to the Victoria’s inner harbour this morning...

This is the first time since the pandemic began nearly 20 months ago.

BC Transit and BC Ferries to offer free fares for veterans this Remembrance Day

A thank you to retired and active military personnel

International flights will return to Victoria at the end of the month

International flights haven’t landed in Victoria since April 2020.

Construction on high-speed internet for BC coastal communities set to begin

Nearly 140 remote and Indigenous communities will receive high-speed internet.

British Columbians can now access their federal vaccine passport

It’ll be mandatory for travel beginning November 30th.
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Items from shipping containers that fell off cargo ship found scattered along Vancouver Island...

After nearly a week, the fire has finally been put out

The only shuttle bus to Victoria International Airport has been suspended indefinitely

The service struggled due to low ridership and the ongoing pandemic
Nanaimo Airport

Man protesting air travel arrested on Nanaimo airport tarmac

This incident is intended to be part of a string of protests across the world.

BC Ferries cancels all Monday morning sailings due to expected severe weather conditions

Sailings departing from Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, and more have been cancelled.

WestJet announces vaccination policy for their travellers and employees

Until November 29th, travellers can provide a negative COVID-19 test.

Highway 4 closures expected to continue until fall 2022

The highway connecting Vancouver Island to Tofino and Ucluelet is undergoing intricate blasts delaying completion.

MV Coho ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles to resume November 8th

It will run two daily sailings from Victoria
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RCMP seek witnesses and dashcam footage following a serious collision in North Saanich

A cyclist suffered serious injuries.
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Driver involved in two-vehicle crash near Mill Bay pronounced dead on scene

Police are investigating the crash.
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US will open its border to non-essential travellers on November 8th

That includes vaccinated Canadians!
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BC Ferries vessel delayed after woman found in the water near Horseshoe Bay

Crews found her car unoccupied with the keys still at the Departure Bay ferry terminal.

Canada ranks #8 for most powerful passport

Canadians can travel freely to 184 countries.

Two Victoria hotels top list of best Canadian hotels to stay at

An Oak Bay hotel topped the list!
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries announces multiple sailing cancellations today

Due to a mechanical failure on one of the vessels.

Winter tires are now required on BC highways as of this Friday, October 1st

This includes the Malahat and Sooke Road (Highway 14).
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Police incident closes section of Pandora Avenue in Victoria Monday morning

Unconfirmed reports suggest an officer has been injured.
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US extends land border closure to Canadians for another month

Until at least October 21st.

Westshore RCMP warn drivers after four traffic incidents within two hours today

Including a bus roll over near Thetis Lake.

There’s a new high-speed passenger ferry to downtown Vancouver coming to Nanaimo

Details will be announced in the near future.

WestJet announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all employees

Full vaccination will be a requirement of employment as of October 30th.