Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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1,168 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Wednesday, April 14th

41,839 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in one day.

Employee at Sidney Thrifty Foods tests positive for COVID-19

The last day they worked was April 3rd.

Nanaimo RCMP deem body found last month as a homicide

It was first ruled as suspicious.

WIN a $100 gift card to Hillside Centre to celebrate the return of spring (CONTEST)

Who wants a shopping spree? 🤩

One dead in single-vehicle crash on West Coast Road in Sooke Tuesday

Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen the care prior to the crash.

Dairy Queen has a new Girl Guide Cookie blizzard and it’s as good as it sounds

Thin mints + soft serve = 😍

BC’s ban on indoor dining could be extended into May

It's expected to remain in effect until at least mid-May.

Here’s how you can nominate someone to WIN a free makeover plus photoshoot worth over $2000

Just in time for Mother's Day - tag your favourite mama! 🌷

BC government looks to decriminalize personal drug possession

And announced a $45 million investment into harm reduction services.

Man wanted on nationwide warrant arrested in Victoria

He had earlier been spotted in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday.

Driver who crashed in Oak Bay Sunday night was impaired: Oak Bay Police

The car was wedged between a rock wall and another vehicle.

Two Vancouver Island beaches among top beaches across Canada

Just in time for the nice weather! ☀️

873 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Tuesday, April 13th

Island Health reported 52 new cases today.

7 reasons why you shouldn’t have to cook dinner tonight (CONTEST)

Hint: They're all delicious.

Two men seen removing red dresses hanging on trees along Vancouver Island Highway (VIDEO)

Red dresses symbolize missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

42 year-old man arrested after firing rifle at Malahat campground

Luckily, no one was injured.

Canadian warships help seize nearly $44M US in drugs during operation

Two vessels from CFB Esquimalt participated in the operation.

Driver who crashed through Uptown Walmart was experiencing mental health crisis

Several employees were trapped and had to be rescued.

Applications for “circuit breaker” grant are now open for BC-based businesses

Bars, breweries, wineries, gyms, and fitness centres can apply

SD61 adds two more COVID-19 exposures to growing list in Greater Victoria

There are currently 19 schools on the exposure list.

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

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

15-year-old boy beaten and stripped of clothing in Nanaimo, suspect arrested

The suspect also threw the victim’s shoes, wallet and cellphone in a lake.

Suspect arrested, replica handgun seized at temporary housing in Victoria

The suspect had been ordered earlier not to be at the facility.

3,289 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC for a three-day period on Monday, April 12th

There have been two more deaths reported on Vancouver Island.

Greater Victoria School District considers cutting most music classes in schools

A board meeting on the considerations will take place tomorrow.

Vancouver Canucks to return to play this Friday following COVID-19 outbreak

20+ players and staff tested positive for the virus and are now recovering.

Temperatures are going to reach 20°C in Victoria this weekend

Enjoy the beautiful weather! 😎

People aged 60+ in BC can now register to book their COVID-19 vaccines

People born in 1961 or earlier can book online, on the phone, or in person.

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre partners on BIPOC arts leadership program

The program will offer Zoom seminars and paid internships to 10 participants.

Bomb squad called to dispose of blasting device found on Oak Bay beach

It is not known how it came to be in the ocean.

Multiple schools in the Greater Victoria report COVID-19 exposures over the weekend

Esquimalt High School was the latest to be added to the list.

RCMP investigating death of 6-year-old child at Duncan motel

The child was found unresponsive on Friday night.

Walmart employees rescued after vehicle crashes through Uptown parkade wall (VIDEO)

Four Walmart employees were rescued from a walk-in freezer.

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

Cheques were delayed a month due to a cyber attack.

RCMP seek witnesses in Nanaimo mall stabbing

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

1,262 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Friday, April 9th

Over one million doses (1,025,019) of vaccines have been administered in BC.

‘Is it enough?’: BC Arts Council announces over $1M in grants for festivals

Victoria’s independent event industry won’t be able to access any of these grants.