Friday, August 14, 2020

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday August 14th

Roller skating, jazz, and new plants for the yard!

Vancouver Island resident slapped with $345 fine for trying to keep baby deer

This is the second time this summer that an island resident has been fined for taking in wildlife

78 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

The number of active cases has spiked to 578

BC Teachers Federation endorses reducing classroom density, masks in common spaces

The BCTF says delaying the start of the school year is a "good start" and that more work is underway
VicPD cruiser

Victoria Police seek suspect in daytime theft and assault on store employee

The employee suffered potentially life-altering injuries

Victoria ranked fifth most expensive city in Canada for apartment rentals

Rents for one and two bedroom apartments rose by 15 per cent since last year

University of Victoria announces new President to take over November 1

He will be replacing current President Jamie Cassels

B.C. investing $36 million to create 123 new beds for youth with substance use...

175 people died of illicit drug overdose in B.C. in June

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

This is the third highest number of cases recorded in one day since the start of the pandemic
Rockstar Nights

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 13th

Dancing, music, gardening and more!
George Heyman

B.C. opens second round of applications for clean-energy and sustainability projects 

$47.4 million from the federal and provincial government will fund these projects

Victoria council to prioritize housing for homeless who have lived in the area for...

A survey found only 12 per cent of the CRD’s homeless had lived there under a year.

B.C. hiring 500 more health care professionals to increase contact tracing amid COVID-19

They will be employed between September 2020 and March 2021 to support the health system's surge capacity.

Face masks are mandatory at all Walmart Canada stores starting today

This measure has been in place in the U.S. since mid-July
Gurdeep Pandher

‘People are very welcoming’: Renowned Bhangra dancer spreads joy during visit to Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher first went viral for his dancing in 2016

Saanich Police seize 18 cannabis plants found unattended in Panama Flats

They were discovered by some kids who were using the trails in the area.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP searching for missing 37-year-old man

He was last seen on August 3rd.

B.C. K-12 students will return to classrooms on September 10

Meanwhile teachers and staff will return on September 8 to familiarize themselves with new safety protocols

‘What Was That?’: Victoria media personality launching radio station to highlight new music

His model features music no older than 2 years, and a foundation that gives 50% of subscription proceeds back to the community

B.C. reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths over past 24 hours

The number of active cases continues to rise, and is currently at 472

Canadian Border Services seize 16 kilos of suspected cocaine from ship near Victoria

Authorities say the estimated value of the drugs seized is $875,000.

This virtual dinner party features a cooking lesson from the London Chef (CONTEST)

And you could WIN a $25 gift card to BC Liquor Stores!
Man shot dead in Beiseker

33-year-old man arrested for breaking into Colwood construction site

He was also found carrying weapons, in breach of court-ordered conditions.

BC Ferries now eligible to receive federal bailout funds

Part of a $1 billion fund earmarked by the federal and provincial governments to support transit in the region

Vancouver Canucks add Dr. Bonnie Henry to their playoff t-shirts

I'd say her defence game is pretty strong 😉

Police seek witnesses following fire at KFC near downtown Victoria

A window was broken and a flaming object was thrown inside.

Starbucks Canada is offering buy-one-get-one FREE drinks until Sunday

One for the morning, one for the afternoon? ☕️

‘I was in shock’: Nanaimo woman wins $500K lottery prize

The first thing she plans to buy is a luxury "Supersonic" hair dryer!

Victoria fitness studio opens second location at Uptown, maintains capacity while distancing

With two studios, Annex Fitness has been able to space out their bikes and host safer sweat sessions for all!

WIN a free week’s RV rental from RV Rent Vancouver Island (CONTEST)

A staycation never sounded so good!

131 COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. since Friday including one in Vancouver Island Health...

No new deaths were reported, and there are now 445 active cases in the province.

Police investigating multiple break-ins at unoccupied Saanich hospital

Officers say they damaged the building and stole tools and electronics

One-third of last week’s COVID-19 cases in B.C.  were among people under 30

Private gatherings and parties remain a major source of exposure.

Two men hospitalized after stabbings in downtown Victoria (UPDATED)

One of them sustained life threatening injuries.

These are Vancouver Island’s most dangerous intersections for drivers and cyclists (ICBC)

The most dangerous intersection for cyclists is nowhere near a highway, while the opposite is true for drivers.

VicPD searching for suspect after random assault in Burnside-Gorge neighbourhood

A 64-year-old woman was allegedly pushed to the ground while she was taking photos of a dog.