Saturday, September 19, 2020


Tim Elliott

Body of missing Sidney man found in Elk Lake: Saanich Police

BC Coroners Service has been notified.

Potentially impaired driver crashes into stopped vehicle near Langford

No injuries were reported in the incident.
ATM Suspect

VicPD seek witnesses to daylight robbery at ATM in Vic West

The incident occurred at the TD Branch at 182 Wilson St.

Need for blood donations rises as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Eat a cookie, save a life ❣️
Canada US Pumpkins

Canadian views of US reach all-time low in nearly 20-year polling history

Only one in five Canadians expressed confidence in Donald Trump.
Tim Elliott

Search underway at Elk Lake for missing Sidney man (UPDATED)

Tim Elliott went missing in the area Saturday night.

MEC ending co-op structure after US purchase announcement

A petition to “Save MEC” has garnered over 6,500 signatures.

B.C. First Nations seeking location data of COVID-19 cases near their communities

An outbreak was recently reported in the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Here’s where active COVID-19 cases are located in Vancouver Island Health region

The region currently has 12 active cases, 5 of which were reported over the weekend.
Nanaimo Thefts

Nanaimo RCMP investigate two separate thefts in a week

One suspect stole a paramedic kit, the other a safe from Gas N Go.
VicPD cruiser

VicPD search for suspect in Beacon Hill Park stabbing

A man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sikh Temple RBCM

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday September 15th

Spend your lunchbreak with a virtual visit to a museum!

Victoria Police searching for ‘high risk’ missing 12-year-old girl (UPDATED)

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in downtown Victoria

He sprayed over "ACAB" and wrote "9/11 Never Forget"

317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

There were five new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region over the weekend.
BCLC Cory Anderson

Nanaimo man scores $100K on Scratch & Win ticket

He bought his ticket at the Mac's on Departure Bay Road.

Province launches new film fund as part of BC COVID-19 relief package

Applications for funding will likely start in November 2020.
Michelle Van der Kemp

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 53-year-old woman (UPDATED)

She has not been seen or heard from since Friday, September 4.
Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau elected leader of BC Green Party on second ballot

In her acceptance speech she accused Premier Horgan of “playing politics.”

5 places to pick the perfect pumpkin in and around Victoria this year

Start planning your physically distanced pumpkin picking trip!

A look at campus life at the University of Victoria this pandemic season

Students talk about physical distancing, online classes, and social isolation

BC announces ‘first in Canada’ lung cancer screening program

The program aims to provide earlier detection.

One arrested after police disperse large parties at UVic and surrounding area Friday night

The individual was arrested for public intoxication.

Drought conditions persist on Vancouver Island as forecast promises late-week rain

Rain is forecast for most of the island by Friday

Smoky conditions lead to advisories from Victoria school districts

 The BC Teachers’ Federation has called on the province for guidance.
Esquimalt Waste Plant

Esquimalt invites feedback on potential waste management plant

The project could eliminate nearly 1000 cars worth of Greenhouse Gas emissions.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday September 14th

It's the first full week of school!

Victoria’s Bard & Banker confirms employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Scottish-style pub confirmed the case on Facebook.

This Vancouver Island gas station is giving away $500 Best Buy gift card through...

All you have to do is fill up your gas tank!

74-year-old Victoria man missing again and presents risk to himself and others: VicPD (UPDATED)

Update: He has been located and is safely in custody.

B.C. approves plastic bag ban bylaws for Victoria, other municipal governments

Victoria first introduced the bylaw in 2018, but it was quashed the year after.

Saanich Police seek help in locating missing family of four believed to be travelling

They were expected to return to Victoria on September 4th.

Victoria police release new photos of ‘high risk’ missing 18-year-old girl

She was first reported missing on Thursday.

8 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, September 12th-13th

September is upon us and school is back in full swing, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end! We've picked out a...

Smoky skies, poor air quality to persist in Victoria until Monday: Environment Canada

Authorities recommend postponing any strenuous outdoor activities until the smoke dissipates next week.

132 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. Friday, 3 in Vancouver Island Health region

Over 3,000 people across B.C. are in self-isolation after being exposed to the virus.
Toast and Jersey

BC SPCA seek donations to treat injured kittens that fell from high rises

Toast and Jersey are recovering from separate falls.

B.C. announces $30 million improvements to deadly Vancouver Island road

It was the site of an accident that claimed the lives of two UVic students last year.
Tents Centennial Square

Victoria council votes to limit number of unhoused campers at municipal parks

Campers will also be re-admitted into Centennial Square.

Popular Victoria fitness studio launches new fall schedule with promo for newbies

More classes = more capacity and more room to physical distance! 💪

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being struck by school bus in Duncan

No children were on board the bus at the time.

‘Shocking and disappointing’: Drunk driver caught speeding in Saanich school zone

On the first day that K-12 students returned to classrooms.
Saanich Climate Plan

Saanich opens Electric Mobility Strategy survey as next step in climate plan

New EV charging stations, E-bikes and other supports are proposed.

Man arrested on child pornography charges in Central Saanich

Christopher Michael Wakefield is set to appear in court on October 5.

Air quality back up to “very high risk” in Victoria, Saanich Friday morning

It is expected to stay at high risk all day and into Saturday.

5 things to do in an around Victoria today, Friday September 11th

It's another smokey day out there!
Shotgun VicPD

VicPD seize shotgun and arrest man after traffic stop in Burnside Gorge

The man was in breach of earlier curfew conditions.
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