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140624news14 inmates at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre granted early release due to COVID-19
140609news2COVID-19 world update: U.S. to start antibody tests; drones enforce lockdown in Italy
140626news3Lower Mainland hunting store sees 200% increase in firearm sales
140607news4Canadian police to make home visits to enforce mandatory quarantine for travellers
140605news5People needing addiction services feeling ‘abandoned’ during pandemic
140601news6COVID-19: B.C. ER nurse self-isolates in travel trailer, apart from family
140584news7Financial relief for Victoria residents includes no 2020 property tax increase
140580news8VIDEO: Community rallies around Campbell River fire victims
140568news9Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19
140574news10BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies
140558news11Victoria police safely recover items stolen from Sikh temple
140554news12Autotuned song inspires Island resident to create dance from PM’s ‘speaking moistly’ comment
140550news13Victoria police seek information on nine suspicious fires
140562news14Langford mandates all businesses take new steps to prevent spread of COVID-19
140552news15Victoria reduces parking fees during COVID-19 health emergency
140543news16COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies
140537news17MISSING: 15-year-old Langford resident Emilie Pattie
140548news18Oak Bay mayor posts daily videos during emergency
140586news19Mental Health: Stigma leads to a life on the streets
140564news20Saanich police pull over 16 drivers over for excessive speeding over the last 30 days
140556news21Sooke School District students permitted to retrieve only essentials from lockers
140539news22Topaz Park camp for Victoria’s homeless desperate for volunteers
140572news24COVID-19: Immigrants face language, financial barriers during crisis
140534news25Oak Bay closes parking near Willows Beach
140532news26Mental health calls for West Shore RCMP nearly double in March over last year
140530news27Vote on new COVID-19 relief bill awaits deal on how to question ministers
140528news28Homemade spike strip found on Cowichan Valley logging road
140526news29Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19
140520news30Teen girl dies in hospital after police shooting during vehicle stop in Winnipeg
140510news31Cowichan Valley man dies in single-vehicle collision
140507news32Police search for suspect in robbery at Saanich 7-11
140512news33Victoria closes streets near Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Road to encourage social distancing
140505news34B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend
140514news35Mount Douglas Park closed to vehicle traffic over long weekend
140518news36Royal Roads University limits public access
140503news37Religious leaders look at options to comply with COVID-19 as holiday weeks begin
140495news38COVID-19: School-based lunch programs expand to feed thousands during crisis
140491news39B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic
140489news40B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program
140485news41VicPD sees 29 per cent jump in thefts from cars in early April
140481news42VIDEO: B.C. singer creates frontline workers tribute song
140473news43Foundation funds High Acuity Unit for Royal Jubilee Hospital to support COVID-19 patients
140471news44B.C. asking companies to contribute through online COVID-19 supply hub
140469news45Normal life won’t fully return until COVID-19 vaccine developed, Trudeau says
140467news46Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 22,000, health agency says
140465news47People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says
140463news48Canada lost 1,011,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate up to 7.8%: StatCan
140459news49Beacon Hill Children’s Farm in need of public support after being forced to close due to pandemic
140449news50COVID-19 world update: 6.6 million U.S. jobless claims; alcohol sales banned in Bangkok
140439news51Victoria community hosts Q&A night with VicPD chief about Royal Athletic Park
140441news52BC Ferries further reduces sailings in response to COVID-19
140435news53Royal Athletic Park will not be a shelter site during COVID-19 crisis: Victoria mayor
140429news54B.C. records five more deaths due to COVID-19, 45 new cases
140419news55Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child
140443news56Report looks at COVID-19’s impact on violence in the family
140408news57Judge rejects pandemic as reason to grant bail to immunocompromised prisoner
140447news58Saanich’s Shelbourne corridor work set to start despite pandemic
140405news59Easter Bunny added to B.C.’s list of essential workers
140401news60VicPD asks for help finding owner of recovered camera
140395news61More than 600 items donated to the homeless occupants of Topaz Park
140389news62VIDEO: More than 85 people displaced by Campbell River apartment fire
140387news63UPDATE: Canadians awake to extra COVID-19 emergency benefit money, feds clarify changes
140385news64Investigators seek witnesses in death of Langford woman Angela Dalman
140383news65Thieves steal $5,000 worth of cigarettes and candy from semi trailer in Nanaimo
140592news66Colwood mayor advocates for zero per cent tax lift for 2020 in light of COVID-19
140377news72COVID-19: B.C. man charged after allegedly coughing on Mounties during arrest
140373news79Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee
140375news80B.C. faith leaders, Horgan discuss need for virtual religious ceremonies
140371news81Emergency COVID-19 funding now available for children with special needs
140368news82Revenue dip needed to qualify for wage subsidy drops to 15% in March: Trudeau
140366news83B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection
140363news84Swan Lake south wharf demolition complete, area remains off-limits
140361news85WestJet joins Air Canada in hoping to qualify for wage subsidy to bring workers back
140359news86Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans
140355news87Small businesses say fed’s singular approach to wage subsidies doesn’t fit them all
140345news88COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers
140332news89RCMP see drop in business break-ins for downtown Sidney
140328news90COVID-19: Victoria hopes to provide financial relief through property taxes, utility bills
140330news91Escaped python found in Saanich building reunited with its owner
140339news92Victoria Literacy Connection offers free e-reading club for kids
140343news93Housing challenges in Canada complicate efforts to fight COVID-19
140334news94Highway 1 tree removal impacts traffic Tuesday evening
140336news95Mental Health: Planning for a crisis
140322news96COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health
140316news97Victoria police locate man missing more than a week
140314news98Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month
140312news99Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers
140319news100RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits
140324news101UVic closes Finnerty Gardens and popular Cedar Hill Corner
140302news102‘Langford Cares’ campaign to cover hotel expenses for frontline health care workers
140300news103Yukon agents placed at B.C. and N.W.T. boundaries to limit spread of COVID-19
140292news104Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors
140290news105Provincial, world leaders thank frontline workers on World Health Day
140288news106No one injured in Saanich townhouse fire
140286news107COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits
140282news108Police watchdog clears West Shore RCMP in altercation that led to man needing 82 staples
140279news109CBSA seizes 106-kg meth shipment from Mexico at B.C. examination facility
140277news110As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic
140275news111West Shore RCMP snag suspect in early morning mail theft
140273news112B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16
140271news113Vehicle bursts into flames due to mechanical failure, occupants escape injury
140269news114Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications
140267news115B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space
140264news116Sidney opens temporary rest stop for essential delivery drivers
140258news117Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says
140256news118B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval
140253news119Victoria Fire Department investigating explosion at supportive housing complex
140251news120N95 masks on the way for Canada after 3M reaches deal with White House
140247news121Sooke RCMP traffic stop leads to arrest of five people, seizure of drugs, pipe bomb and counterfeit money
140260news122Advocates call on province to support those accessing welfare but dinged on EI
140241news123Canadian seniors isolated with fewer friends, less access to internet
140245news124U.S. emerging as common denominator in world’s struggle to secure medical gear
140234news125Canadian cities grapple over whether to give more room to pedestrians to spread out
140232news126Commercial landlords offering rent deferrals as economy hit by pandemic
140228news127Advocates call safe drug supply a victory but worry about logistics in pandemic
140222news128Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash
140230news129Greater Victoria survey shows third of respondents did not pay, or partially paid rent for April
140220news130City of Victoria looks to shift tens of millions in 2020 budget due to COVID-19
140207news13175-year-old woman rescued from Cowichan Lake
140213news132Not to become bored the game plan for COVID-19
140209news133Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals
140224news134Fire ban implimented in Sooke, throughout province in response to COVID-19
140203news135B.C. clears more acute hospital beds as COVID-19 case growth slows
140201news136BC Transit extends free fare, installs vinyl barriers in some buses
140205news137Oak Bay permits recreation vehicles in driveways during COVID-19
140199news138Recovery rate tops 60% but B.C. records death of man in his 40s due to COVID-19
140197news139Man charged after Langford shooting last year sentenced to 4.5 years
140190news140Family-owned pharmacy gives away free hand sanitizer in Victoria, Oak Bay
140185news141Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service
140195news142Victoria’s youth poetry slam goes digital to accommodate COVID-19
140183news143Paramedics called to Oak Bay golf course as man crashes bike into sand trap
140181news144Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions
140177news145Humboldt Broncos families to quietly mark anniversary of Saskatchewan bus crash
140174news146Friends, family suprise Current Swell singer and new wife with socially distant wedding
140170news147‘How not to handle social isolation concerns’: Victoria police respond to confrontation with firearm
140162news148COVID-19 world update: 1,000 cases hit U.S. military; Good news in Spain, Portugal
140158news149Wearing non-medical masks can stop spread of COVID-19 before symptoms start: Tam
140152news150As 500K+ apply for emergency benefit, Trudeau says aid coming for Canadians left behind
140150news151Canadians on board Coral Princess can disembark, fly home on chartered plane: Champage
140148news152House of Commons seeking virtual sittings in ongoing COVID-19 shutdown
140139news153Fairfield gas station fire deemed arson
140128news154BC Ferries to bring in health checks as feds restrict marine travel due to COVID-19
140126news155Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives amid pandemic
140124news156With workers at home, feds eye ways to fast-track training program, groups say
140117news157UPDATE: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worse
140113news158Actress-activist Shirley Douglas, daughter of medicare’s Tommy Douglas, dies
140109news159Canadians aboard COVID-19 stricken cruise ship to start coming home today
140107news160Sunday morning fire damages Victoria gas station
140102news161‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic
140111news162COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers
140098news163Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually
140094news164Canada looking to disinfect used masks, Dr. Tam asks they not be thrown away
140090news165Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau
140088news166‘It’s like ghost towns:’ Canada’s border communities adapt to COVID-19 changes
140077news167Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing
140082news168B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic
140084news169Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses
140065news170Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay
140063news171Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending
140057news172UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19
140052news173B.C. temporarily lifts data residency requirement in response to COVID-19
140044news174Traffic impacted on the Malahat near Goldstream Park
140046news175New rail safety measures implemented in Canada
140040news176‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.
140038news177Barbecue thief leaves hat behind at Victoria residence
140036news178COVID-19: Saanich police respond to calls about skatepark gathering, group volleyball game
140028news179Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve
140050news180‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits
140026news181VIDEO: Sooke teachers are ‘feeling good,’ show it off in song and dance for students
140024news182Oak Bay driver flees on foot after collision on Beach Drive
140019news183Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks
140017news184VIDEO: How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens
140003news185Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty
139997news186Spring shift in service includes no weekend late night bus services in Greater Victoria
140005news187Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic
139999news188Excess activity damaging Saanich golf course – despite being closed
139995news189Greater Victoria liquor stores see spike in sales amidst COVID-19
139993news190Victoria fills more than 100 motel rooms with homeless population
139988news191‘Small python’ found in vacant Cook Street apartment
139986news192COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says
139981news193West Shore RCMP searches for suspect who robbed Langford bank with a gun
139991news194Saanich suspends penalty for late bill payments amid COVID-19 pandemic
139979news195Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days cancelled due to COVID-19
139977news196Number of COVID-19 deaths in B.C. rise to 35, while hospitalizations fall
140009news197Sidney event marking end of the Second World War cancelled because of COVID-19
140011news198Revamped Oak Bay Volunteer Services in need of donations, volunteers
140015news199Members of immunocompromised community seek more options to get groceries as online services are backlogged
140048news200Saanich teen earns $100,000 commerce scholarship to the University of Calgary
140058news201Mental Health: Fractured services leave community to fill gaps
140071news202Program makes a connection with isolated Victoria seniors
140115news203COVID-19: Managing your mental health from isolation
140120news204Saanich moves forward with summer camp registration despite COVID-19
140130news205Victoria company compares drone footage of city streets between August and now
140122news206Conflict expert explains how to talk to people who aren’t social distancing
139975news207COVID-19 has given running a boost
140132news208Sidney senior grateful for stranger’s help during medical incident
140134news209Outreach initiative connects Sooke seniors to support amid COVID-19
139973news210Victoria grocery store staff seek hazard pay during COVID-19 crisis
139970news211VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor
139968news212Nanaimo man arrested after allegedly setting house fire
139964news213Projections show between 3,000 and 15,000 could die from COVID-19 in Ontario
139962news214West Shore RCMP arrests one man after ‘bait’ bike stolen
139960news215Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: Doctors of BC
139957news216Victoria fears people would take advantage of free parking, votes to keep fees in place
139954news217No more ferries will sail from Departure Bay, Mill Bay, Brentwood Bay during COVID-19 pandemic
139948news218Victoria businesses replace boy’s stolen bike
139946news219B.C. business groups warn revenues down 50-75% during COVID-19
139944news220Military to help fight COVID in Quebec; deaths pass 150 as cases near 12,000
139941news221Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple
139939news222Sidney opens shower facility for vulnerable population
139930news223B.C. senior gives blood for 200th time, has ‘saved’ 600 lives
139928news224Trudeau commits $100M to help food banks amid COVID-19 crisis
139924news225From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19
139922news2263M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada
139913news227COVID-19: Vancouver Islander celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets
139891news228VIDEO: UVic Engineering to 3-D print 4,000 face-shields for frontline workers
139899news229Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers
139887news230Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic
139897news231Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion
139885news232Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law
139883news233Intoxicated man tries to break into building with tiny saw in Esquimalt
139909news234Oak Bay Beach Hotel now delivers groceries, meals
139907news235Peninsula markets on hold, could look radically different upon return
139905news236Saanich councillor named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25
139895news237Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman
139881news238Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options
139879news239COVID-19: Sooke mom faces ‘pandemic police’ for bringing kids to the grocery store
139877news240West Shore RCMP investigates bank robbery in Langford
139875news241Victoria to plant up to 75,000 food seedlings; staff explore measures to help construction projects
139873news242UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19
139869news243B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others
139860news244CN Rail notches record grain movement for March as it clears blockade backlog
139858news245B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle
139867news246Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up
139871news247People resort to home haircuts or #coronacuts as pandemic continues
139856news248Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage
139852news249Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt
139850news250B.C. orchardists face challenges from COVID-19 pandemic
139848news251B.C. unveils $3.5M COVID-19 emergency fund for post-secondary students
139854news252Drive-through COVID-19 testing underway at Saanich Peninsula Hospital
139843news253North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing
139833news254West Shore RCMP search for man wanted on 15 outstanding warrants
139831news255B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19
139829news256Camosun College to produce more than 9,000 face shields for Island Health workers
139827news257VicPD reunites four-year-old boy with family after he snuck out a window
139820news258B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments
139818news259‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open
139812news260Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2
139810news261Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store
139808news262COVID-19 predictions coming ‘soon’, but results will depend on how Canadians act: Trudeau
139806news263Donald Trump says Canadians on two stranded cruise ships will be heading home
139804news264Local grocers, Victoria Foundation raise over $30,000 for Food Rescue Project
139802news265Doctors trained abroad want to join front lines of COVID-19 fight in Canada
139800news266With U.S. border work on track, rural Canadian towns fear an outbreak
139798news267Fake test kits and other COVID online scams play on public anxiety: fraud centre
139796news268Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of financial aid to Canadians mounts
139791news269World COVID-19 update: Six million U.S. jobless claims; Russia sends medical aid to U.S.
139771news270Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window
139776news271A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19
139789news272Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic
139787news273Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
139785news274COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January
139767news275‘We’re running out of options’: Victoria looks to other municipalities to help shelter homeless
139903news276Victoria-hosted Francophone Games postponed until 2021
139769news277VIDEO: Man breaks up Saanich road rage fight
139763news278Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home
139761news279VicPD seeks witnesses to suspicious vehicle fire near Beacon Hill Park petting zoo
139757news280‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate
139755news281Saanich Peninsula Hospital to host new COVID-19 testing facilities
139744news282Saanich police arrest suspect in arson spree near Camosun College Lansdowne campus
139748news283‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered
139741news284Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay
139750news285Three impaired drivers stopped in Saanich over one weekend
139737news286Victoria supervised consumption site shifts to mobile during pandemic
139728news287West Shore RCMP seizes illegal drugs, imitation handguns in Colwood
139734news288Hatley Park closed to vehicles, formal gardens closed due to COVID-19
139724news289Saanich man serving life sentence for double murder granted day parole
139720news290Saanich police arrest man with pellet gun, drugs on BC Transit bus in Victoria
139718news291Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister
139716news292Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline
139714news293Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call
139712news294B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail
139710news295Three rescued after canoe capsizes near Oak Bay
139708news296No April Fool’s jokes from Black Press Media
139704news297High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic
139701news298Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic
139686news299UPDATED: Crash snarls early morning Malahat traffic
139669news300John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19
139659news301Victoria police find high-risk missing woman last seen on ferry
139652news302Langford expands COVID-19 response to include all of West Shore, home testing
139654news303Sooke businesses respond in time of crisis
139647news304Thief nabs $600 worth of tools in break-and-enter at Saanich hardware store
139680news305Victoria councillors want city greenhouses used for food production during COVID-19
139676news306COVID-19: Access school resources with new virtual education hub
139673news307Frontline volunteers bring handwashing stations to Pandora tent city and beyond
139643news308BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations
139635news309Tents, sleeping bags donated to Our Place thanks to local firm and outdoor store
139628news310Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs
139624news311Victoria police arrest man in stolen Jubilee Hospital worker’s car
139618news312COVID-19 essential workers can apply for B.C. pre-school child care
139611news313Colwood looks at reopening garbage cans as litter, dog poop pile up in parks
139609news314B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
139597news315COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
139586news316Accent Inns, United Way team up to cover hotel costs for Greater Victoria essential service workers
139571news317‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
139554news318Snow and other factors including COVID-19 responsible for fewer international visitors in early 2020
139543news319Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
139533news320‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
139540news321Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers
139522news322Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations
139518news323Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
139516news324‘School year will not be lost’: SD63 students will move on to next grade
139505news325UPDATED: VicPD says High-risk missing 16-year-old girl found safe
139499news326COVID-19: Greater Victoria schools to spend next two weeks planning next steps
139478news327Victoria police arrest suspect in two daytime robberies
139466news328What Victoria residents are looking to buy while social distancing
139386news329COVID-19: Victoria plumbing company dedicates van for grocery delivery
139382news330Fictionalized accounts of pandemics offer glimpses into our COVID-19 present
139370news331B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19
139335news332B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
139454news333IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
139302news334Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
139285news335B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
139291news336New immigrants to Victoria have online options to combat isolation
139287news337Big band fundraiser show at Dunnet theatre rescheduled for Sept. 26
139194news33867 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
139192news339Legal time limitations on civil court proceedings in B.C. suspended due to COVID-19
139205news340COVID-19: Health care workers seek alternative housing options to prevent families from getting sick
139250news341Farmers’ markets still open in Greater Victoria
139181news342Oak Bay Police Chief Const. Andy Brinton passes the torch this summer
139304news343Antibody tests could be the next step in fighting COVID-19, Island doctor says
139343news344Personal, business bankruptcies down in British Columbia
139436news345Stats Canada expects COVID-19 to impact inflation
139171news346Over 700 family doctors in Greater Victoria sign public letter pleading with people to stay home
139156news347B.C. Greens suspend leadership race due to COVID-19
140545business1March job losses just ‘a tiny snapshot’ of full impact of COVID-19: B.C. professor
140516business2Canada lost more than a million jobs in March, but April may be even worse
140522business3Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts
140497business4B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications
140479business5132,000 B.C. jobs lost just the start of COVID-19 impact, finance minister says
140431business6B.C. sorting medical equipment sales, donation offers for COVID-19
140426business7COVID-19: Saanich company joins nation-wide effort to produce 30,000 ventilators
140403business8Travellers returning to B.C. must have self-isolation plan or face quarantine: Horgan
140381business9Toilet paper, hand sanitizer drop from top 100 most searched items: Used.ca
140357business11Vancity temporarily cuts credit card interest rates to zero for those in need
140326business12COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
140238business13Mustard Seed Coffee Company launches online ordering, free delivery
140236business14Current Taxi offers free rides for healthcare workers to or from hospitals
140179business15B.C. begins taking submissions for $2M COVID-19 research fund
140172business16Business outlook soft even before shock of COVID-19, Bank of Canada says
140154business17Parkland Fuel nears completion of maintenance work at B.C. refinery
140146business18Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank
140042business19Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE
139983business20Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers
139952business21Businesses advised to prepare for federal, B.C. COVID-19 assistance
139846business22GAIN Group offers complimentary delivery services to customers and local health care workers
139814business23COVID-19: More than 120,000 B.C. food service jobs lost, restaurants begin to shutter permanently
139730business24BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19
139595business25New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
139474business26LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
139470business27Sooke businesses cope with closures in midst of COVID-19
139248business28Victoria business still busy as people turn to books while in self-isolation
139165business29B.C. farmers markets restricted to food sales only due to COVID-19
140226sports1Vikes Maffia, Mollenhauer among annual athletic award winners
140156sports2Saanich swimmer Lauren Crisp in running for rookie-of-the-year
140073sports3QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?
140001sports4UVic Vikes new basketball coach on the fast track
139903sports5Victoria-hosted Francophone Games postponed until 2021
139739sports655+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns
139372sports7QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
139345sports8Innovative free fitness program targets Victoria Royals fans
140599life2Life and Style with Terry Simpson
140353life3Denim Daze
140141life4Life and style with Claudia Knoglinger
139920life5Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
140501opinion1COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate
140493opinion2SUZUKI: Healthy forests mean healthy people
140588opinion7LETTERS: Remember to breathe during crisis
140437opinion8LETTERS: Community overreacting to COVID-19 pandemic
140284opinion9COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you
140262opinion10COLUMN: Work continues for MPs practising physical distancing
140243opinion11COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19
140086opinion12MLA REPORT: Community well-led by trusted expertise of the province
140100opinion13B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing
139839opinion14Mayor’s message: Saanich relies on residents to responsibly follow provincial protocols
140137opinion15LETTER: Meccano sets a great activity for kids
139837opinion16LETTER: Island Health keeping public in dark over Coronavirus
140075opinion17LETTER: Shout out to Sooke grocer
139937opinion18MP REPORT: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic
140067opinion19LETTERS: Hand sanitizer is vital for surviving COVID-19
140034opinion20LETTERS: People must learn to give and take from Earth
140013opinion21LETTERS: Seniors left out of COVID-19 relief efforts
140007opinion22LETTERS: Climate change a larger crisis than COVID-19
140193opinion23LETTERS: The need to scrap the plastic bag ban
139911opinion24LETTERS: A musical tribute to Bonnie Henry
139901opinion25LETTERS: Closure of Saanich Yard Waste Drop Off a blow to gardeners
139865opinion26LETTERS: Bailing out the oil and gas sector is a mistake
139240opinion27LETTERS: Working together to ensure store shelves are stocked
139152opinion28LETTERS: Oak Bay must give new thought to budget
140636home21Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall
140628home22West Shore first responders salute health care staff at Victoria General Hospital
140624home234 inmates at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre granted early release due to COVID-19
140594home24Victoria health care worker reminds public animals need help too during pandemic
140590home25Annual Goddess Run goes virtual with few registration spots remaining
140592home26Colwood mayor advocates for zero per cent tax lift for 2020 in light of COVID-19
140607home27Canadian police to make home visits to enforce mandatory quarantine for travellers
140586home28Mental Health: Stigma leads to a life on the streets
140572home29COVID-19: Immigrants face language, financial barriers during crisis
140570home30Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce plans ‘big announcement’
140537home31MISSING: 15-year-old Langford resident Emilie Pattie
140556home32Sooke School District students permitted to retrieve only essentials from lockers
140548home33Oak Bay mayor posts daily videos during emergency
140564home34Saanich police pull over 16 drivers over for excessive speeding over the last 30 days
140539home35Topaz Park camp for Victoria’s homeless desperate for volunteers
140584home36Financial relief for Victoria residents includes no 2020 property tax increase
140562home37Langford mandates all businesses take new steps to prevent spread of COVID-19
140550home38Victoria police seek information on nine suspicious fires
140532home39Mental health calls for West Shore RCMP nearly double in March over last year
140503home40Religious leaders look at options to comply with COVID-19 as holiday weeks begin
140558home41Victoria police safely recover items stolen from Sikh temple
140507home42Police search for suspect in robbery at Saanich 7-11
140512home43Victoria closes streets near Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Road to encourage social distancing
140514home44Mount Douglas Park closed to vehicle traffic over long weekend
140518home45Royal Roads University limits public access
140552home46Victoria reduces parking fees during COVID-19 health emergency
140473home47Foundation funds High Acuity Unit for Royal Jubilee Hospital to support COVID-19 patients
140445home48Greater Victoria woman creates ‘call list’ for seniors to tackle loneliness
140459home49Beacon Hill Children’s Farm in need of public support after being forced to close due to pandemic
140495home50COVID-19: School-based lunch programs expand to feed thousands during crisis
140443home51Report looks at COVID-19’s impact on violence in the family
140447home52Saanich’s Shelbourne corridor work set to start despite pandemic
140485home53VicPD sees 29 per cent jump in thefts from cars in early April
140441home54BC Ferries further reduces sailings in response to COVID-19
140435home55Royal Athletic Park will not be a shelter site during COVID-19 crisis: Victoria mayor
140426home56COVID-19: Saanich company joins nation-wide effort to produce 30,000 ventilators
140534home57Oak Bay closes parking near Willows Beach
140408home58Judge rejects pandemic as reason to grant bail to immunocompromised prisoner
140421home59Canoe found in men’s public bathroom in Cadboro-Gyro Park
140385home60Investigators seek witnesses in death of Langford woman Angela Dalman
140439home61Victoria community hosts Q&A night with VicPD chief about Royal Athletic Park
140424home62Sidney senior welcomes outreach phone calls from charity
140401home63VicPD asks for help finding owner of recovered camera
140410home64PHOTOS: Spring has sprung in Greater Victoria
140379home65Greater Victoria sheriffs, local business deliver food to those struggling with mental health
140395home66More than 600 items donated to the homeless occupants of Topaz Park
140381home67Toilet paper, hand sanitizer drop from top 100 most searched items: Used.ca
140341home69New #yyjegghunt2020 joins the ranks of fun, social distancing activities in Greater Victoria
140247home70Sooke RCMP traffic stop leads to arrest of five people, seizure of drugs, pipe bomb and counterfeit money
140339home71Victoria Literacy Connection offers free e-reading club for kids
140343home72Housing challenges in Canada complicate efforts to fight COVID-19
140363home73Swan Lake south wharf demolition complete, area remains off-limits
140282home74Police watchdog clears West Shore RCMP in altercation that led to man needing 82 staples
140334home75Highway 1 tree removal impacts traffic Tuesday evening
140330home76Escaped python found in Saanich building reunited with its owner
140316home77Victoria police locate man missing more than a week
140309home78Greater Victoria donates 166 tents, 240 sleeping bags and more for those in need
140324home79UVic closes Finnerty Gardens and popular Cedar Hill Corner
140302home80‘Langford Cares’ campaign to cover hotel expenses for frontline health care workers
140271home81Vehicle bursts into flames due to mechanical failure, occupants escape injury
140288home82No one injured in Saanich townhouse fire
140275home83West Shore RCMP snag suspect in early morning mail theft
140269home84Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications
140296home85Art galleries innovate in a time of crisis
140253home86Victoria Fire Department investigating explosion at supportive housing complex
140332home87RCMP see drop in business break-ins for downtown Sidney
140328home88COVID-19: Victoria hopes to provide financial relief through property taxes, utility bills
140241home89Canadian seniors isolated with fewer friends, less access to internet
140238home90Mustard Seed Coffee Company launches online ordering, free delivery
140264home91Sidney opens temporary rest stop for essential delivery drivers
140236home92Current Taxi offers free rides for healthcare workers to or from hospitals
140224home93Fire ban implimented in Sooke, throughout province in response to COVID-19
140228home94Advocates call safe drug supply a victory but worry about logistics in pandemic
140230home95Greater Victoria survey shows third of respondents did not pay, or partially paid rent for April
140226home96Vikes Maffia, Mollenhauer among annual athletic award winners
140209home97Nanaimo, Royal Jubilee to be Vancouver Island’s COVID-19 frontline hospitals
140197home98Man charged after Langford shooting last year sentenced to 4.5 years
140201home99BC Transit extends free fare, installs vinyl barriers in some buses
140190home100Family-owned pharmacy gives away free hand sanitizer in Victoria, Oak Bay
140195home101Victoria’s youth poetry slam goes digital to accommodate COVID-19
140183home102Paramedics called to Oak Bay golf course as man crashes bike into sand trap
140174home103Friends, family suprise Current Swell singer and new wife with socially distant wedding
140170home104‘How not to handle social isolation concerns’: Victoria police respond to confrontation with firearm
140220home105City of Victoria looks to shift tens of millions in 2020 budget due to COVID-19
140205home106Oak Bay permits recreation vehicles in driveways during COVID-19
140134home107Outreach initiative connects Sooke seniors to support amid COVID-19
140130home108Victoria company compares drone footage of city streets between August and now
140156home109Saanich swimmer Lauren Crisp in running for rookie-of-the-year
140139home110Fairfield gas station fire deemed arson
140128home111BC Ferries to bring in health checks as feds restrict marine travel due to COVID-19
140132home112Sidney senior grateful for stranger’s help during medical incident
140122home113Conflict expert explains how to talk to people who aren’t social distancing
140115home114COVID-19: Managing your mental health from isolation
140120home115Saanich moves forward with summer camp registration despite COVID-19
140107home116Sunday morning fire damages Victoria gas station
140105home117Deadline extended for annual writing competition
140096home118SOOKE HISTORY: Phillips at Highway 14 before it was home to Sooke’s third traffic light
140079home119Oak Bay deputy police chief and family cut Guatemala vacation short to return home
140071home120Program makes a connection with isolated Victoria seniors
140069home121West Shore businesses bring fitness online during COVID-19
140058home122Mental Health: Fractured services leave community to fill gaps
140082home123B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic
140065home124Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay
140057home125UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19
140060home126Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues
140048home127Saanich teen earns $100,000 commerce scholarship to the University of Calgary
140054home128Peninsula organizations fund food bank ahead of ‘looming crisis’
140044home129Traffic impacted on the Malahat near Goldstream Park
140038home130Barbecue thief leaves hat behind at Victoria residence
140036home131COVID-19: Saanich police respond to calls about skatepark gathering, group volleyball game
140050home132‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits
140026home133VIDEO: Sooke teachers are ‘feeling good,’ show it off in song and dance for students
140024home134Oak Bay driver flees on foot after collision on Beach Drive
140021home135Saanich mayor receives his foster bees through pollinator rental program
140015home136Members of immunocompromised community seek more options to get groceries as online services are backlogged
140011home137Revamped Oak Bay Volunteer Services in need of donations, volunteers
140009home138Sidney event marking end of the Second World War cancelled because of COVID-19
139995home139Greater Victoria liquor stores see spike in sales amidst COVID-19
139997home140Spring shift in service includes no weekend late night bus services in Greater Victoria
140005home141Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic
140001home142UVic Vikes new basketball coach on the fast track
139999home143Excess activity damaging Saanich golf course – despite being closed
139988home144‘Small python’ found in vacant Cook Street apartment
139981home145West Shore RCMP searches for suspect who robbed Langford bank with a gun
139962home146West Shore RCMP arrests one man after ‘bait’ bike stolen
139979home147Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days cancelled due to COVID-19
139973home148Victoria grocery store staff seek hazard pay during COVID-19 crisis
139993home149Victoria fills more than 100 motel rooms with homeless population
139975home150COVID-19 has given running a boost
139991home151Saanich suspends penalty for late bill payments amid COVID-19 pandemic
139960home152Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: Doctors of BC
139948home153Victoria businesses replace boy’s stolen bike
139957home154Victoria fears people would take advantage of free parking, votes to keep fees in place
139954home155No more ferries will sail from Departure Bay, Mill Bay, Brentwood Bay during COVID-19 pandemic
139934home156Bakery bakes, donates bread just for the Sooke Food Bank
139939home157Sidney opens shower facility for vulnerable population
139879home158COVID-19: Sooke mom faces ‘pandemic police’ for bringing kids to the grocery store
139907home159Peninsula markets on hold, could look radically different upon return
139250home160Farmers’ markets still open in Greater Victoria
139905home161Saanich councillor named one of Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25
139248home162Victoria business still busy as people turn to books while in self-isolation
139909home163Oak Bay Beach Hotel now delivers groceries, meals
139895home164Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman
139883home165Intoxicated man tries to break into building with tiny saw in Esquimalt
139881home166Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options
139877home167West Shore RCMP investigates bank robbery in Langford
139873home168UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19
139871home169People resort to home haircuts or #coronacuts as pandemic continues
139833home170West Shore RCMP search for man wanted on 15 outstanding warrants
139862home171Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants
139854home172Drive-through COVID-19 testing underway at Saanich Peninsula Hospital
139846home173GAIN Group offers complimentary delivery services to customers and local health care workers
139829home174Camosun College to produce more than 9,000 face shields for Island Health workers
139827home175VicPD reunites four-year-old boy with family after he snuck out a window
139841home176LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community
139814home177COVID-19: More than 120,000 B.C. food service jobs lost, restaurants begin to shutter permanently
139875home178Victoria to plant up to 75,000 food seedlings; staff explore measures to help construction projects
139304home179Antibody tests could be the next step in fighting COVID-19, Island doctor says
139298home180Greater Victoria resident shares joy in horseshoe pitching competitions from home
139785home181COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January
139825home182Black Press Media Victoria editor recognized as rising star in industry
139789home183Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic
139787home184Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
139804home185Local grocers, Victoria Foundation raise over $30,000 for Food Rescue Project
139728home186West Shore RCMP seizes illegal drugs, imitation handguns in Colwood
139903home187Victoria-hosted Francophone Games postponed until 2021
139769home188VIDEO: Man breaks up Saanich road rage fight
139761home189VicPD seeks witnesses to suspicious vehicle fire near Beacon Hill Park petting zoo
139755home190Saanich Peninsula Hospital to host new COVID-19 testing facilities
139767home191‘We’re running out of options’: Victoria looks to other municipalities to help shelter homeless
139744home192Saanich police arrest suspect in arson spree near Camosun College Lansdowne campus
139750home193Three impaired drivers stopped in Saanich over one weekend
139734home194Hatley Park closed to vehicles, formal gardens closed due to COVID-19
139737home195Victoria supervised consumption site shifts to mobile during pandemic
139724home196Saanich man serving life sentence for double murder granted day parole
139720home197Saanich police arrest man with pellet gun, drugs on BC Transit bus in Victoria
139686home198UPDATED: Crash snarls early morning Malahat traffic
139710home199Three rescued after canoe capsizes near Oak Bay
139676home200COVID-19: Access school resources with new virtual education hub
139678home201West Shore podcast highlights COVID-19 pandemic and local businesses
139673home202Frontline volunteers bring handwashing stations to Pandora tent city and beyond
139680home203Victoria councillors want city greenhouses used for food production during COVID-19
139654home204Sooke businesses respond in time of crisis
139652home205Langford expands COVID-19 response to include all of West Shore, home testing
139611home206Colwood looks at reopening garbage cans as litter, dog poop pile up in parks
139659home207Victoria police find high-risk missing woman last seen on ferry
139635home208Tents, sleeping bags donated to Our Place thanks to local firm and outdoor store
139640home209COVID-19: West Shore B&B offers free suites to frontline workers needing to self-isolate, destress
139647home210Thief nabs $600 worth of tools in break-and-enter at Saanich hardware store
139628home211Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs
139624home212Victoria police arrest man in stolen Jubilee Hospital worker’s car
139586home213Accent Inns, United Way team up to cover hotel costs for Greater Victoria essential service workers
139554home214Snow and other factors including COVID-19 responsible for fewer international visitors in early 2020
139556home215Royal BC Museum joins home education trend with outreach programs
139558home216Stars On Ice tour cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to pandemic
139522home217Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations
139540home218Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers
139470home219Sooke businesses cope with closures in midst of COVID-19
139505home220UPDATED: VicPD says High-risk missing 16-year-old girl found safe
139510home221Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song
139478home222Victoria police arrest suspect in two daytime robberies
139516home223‘School year will not be lost’: SD63 students will move on to next grade
139436home224Stats Canada expects COVID-19 to impact inflation
139466home225What Victoria residents are looking to buy while social distancing
139499home226COVID-19: Greater Victoria schools to spend next two weeks planning next steps
139394home227Balancing kids and work: Greater Victoria parents grapple with a new COVID-19 reality
139388home228Food safety a good practice amid COVID-19 concerns
139392home229Digitization of Peninsula News Review by Sidney Museum and Archives preserves historical legacy
139386home230COVID-19: Victoria plumbing company dedicates van for grocery delivery
139382home231Fictionalized accounts of pandemics offer glimpses into our COVID-19 present
139370home232B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19
139345home233Innovative free fitness program targets Victoria Royals fans
139343home234Personal, business bankruptcies down in British Columbia
139302home235Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine
139291home236New immigrants to Victoria have online options to combat isolation
139287home237Big band fundraiser show at Dunnet theatre rescheduled for Sept. 26
139205home238COVID-19: Health care workers seek alternative housing options to prevent families from getting sick
139171home239Over 700 family doctors in Greater Victoria sign public letter pleading with people to stay home
139181home240Oak Bay Police Chief Const. Andy Brinton passes the torch this summer
140609home22COVID-19 world update: U.S. to start antibody tests; drones enforce lockdown in Italy
140626home23Lower Mainland hunting store sees 200% increase in firearm sales
140605home24People needing addiction services feeling ‘abandoned’ during pandemic
140601home25COVID-19: B.C. ER nurse self-isolates in travel trailer, apart from family
140491home26B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic
140580home27VIDEO: Community rallies around Campbell River fire victims
140497home28B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications
140568home29Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19
140566home210B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend
140574home211BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies
140554home212Autotuned song inspires Island resident to create dance from PM’s ‘speaking moistly’ comment
140545home213March job losses just ‘a tiny snapshot’ of full impact of COVID-19: B.C. professor
140528home214Homemade spike strip found on Cowichan Valley logging road
140526home215Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19
140510home216Cowichan Valley man dies in single-vehicle collision
140505home217B.C., Alberta health ministers urge public to stay home Easter weekend
140489home218B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program
140387home219UPDATE: Canadians awake to extra COVID-19 emergency benefit money, feds clarify changes
140479home220132,000 B.C. jobs lost just the start of COVID-19 impact, finance minister says
140471home221B.C. asking companies to contribute through online COVID-19 supply hub
140467home222Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 22,000, health agency says
140465home223People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says
140463home224Canada lost 1,011,000 jobs in March, unemployment rate up to 7.8%: StatCan
140449home225COVID-19 world update: 6.6 million U.S. jobless claims; alcohol sales banned in Bangkok
140431home226B.C. sorting medical equipment sales, donation offers for COVID-19
140429home227B.C. records five more deaths due to COVID-19, 45 new cases
140419home228Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child
140405home229Easter Bunny added to B.C.’s list of essential workers
140403home230Travellers returning to B.C. must have self-isolation plan or face quarantine: Horgan
140399home231More than 400 animals have been adopted amid pandemic: B.C. SPCA
140389home232VIDEO: More than 85 people displaced by Campbell River apartment fire
140383home233Thieves steal $5,000 worth of cigarettes and candy from semi trailer in Nanaimo
140377home234COVID-19: B.C. man charged after allegedly coughing on Mounties during arrest
140267home235B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space
140373home236Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee
140375home237B.C. faith leaders, Horgan discuss need for virtual religious ceremonies
140371home238Emergency COVID-19 funding now available for children with special needs
140368home239Revenue dip needed to qualify for wage subsidy drops to 15% in March: Trudeau
140366home240B.C. closes all provincial parks for COVID-19 protection
140361home241WestJet joins Air Canada in hoping to qualify for wage subsidy to bring workers back
140359home242Canadians urged to include pets in their COVID-19 emergency plans
140326home243COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns
140345home244COVID-19 world update: Joy in Wuhan as lockdown lifted; Pope denounces profiteers
140286home245COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits
140314home246Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month
140312home247Some Cowichan schools to reopen for children of essential-services workers
140319home248RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits
140304home249Physiotherapists turn to technology to reach patients during COVID-19
140277home250As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic
140292home251Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors
140284home252COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you
140279home253CBSA seizes 106-kg meth shipment from Mexico at B.C. examination facility
140273home254B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16
140258home255Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says
140256home256B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval
140251home257N95 masks on the way for Canada after 3M reaches deal with White House
140243home258COLUMN: The other graph that shows B.C. can beat COVID-19
140203home259B.C. clears more acute hospital beds as COVID-19 case growth slows
140207home26075-year-old woman rescued from Cowichan Lake
140213home261Not to become bored the game plan for COVID-19
140152home262As 500K+ apply for emergency benefit, Trudeau says aid coming for Canadians left behind
140117home263UPDATE: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worse
140185home264Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service
140181home265Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions
140179home266B.C. begins taking submissions for $2M COVID-19 research fund
140158home267Wearing non-medical masks can stop spread of COVID-19 before symptoms start: Tam
140187home268Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs
140162home269COVID-19 world update: 1,000 cases hit U.S. military; Good news in Spain, Portugal
140160home270Vancouver Island teen singer advances to American Idol top 20
139952home271Businesses advised to prepare for federal, B.C. COVID-19 assistance
140146home272Bars, cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank
140090home273Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau
140094home274Canada looking to disinfect used masks, Dr. Tam asks they not be thrown away
140077home275Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing
140111home276COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers
140098home277Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually
140100home278B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing
140073home279QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?
140084home280Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses
140063home281Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending
140042home282Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE
140028home283Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve
140019home284Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks
140003home285Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty
139759home286POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?
139986home287COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says
139983home288Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers
139968home289Nanaimo man arrested after allegedly setting house fire
139941home290Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple
139930home291B.C. senior gives blood for 200th time, has ‘saved’ 600 lives
139928home292Trudeau commits $100M to help food banks amid COVID-19 crisis
139885home293Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law
139926home294How well can cell phones carry COVID-19? Disinfecting may be wise
139922home2953M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada
139913home296COVID-19: Vancouver Islander celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets
139899home297Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers
139887home298Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic
139897home299Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion
139869home2100B.C. health officer says homemade masks may prevent spread of COVID-19 to others
139858home2101B.C.’s senior home staff measures show results in COVID-19 battle
139852home2102Independent investigation praises RCMP actions in Vancouver Island suicide attempt
139818home2103‘A matter of human decency’: Truckers’ union calls on gas stations, rest stops to fully re-open
139848home2104B.C. unveils $3.5M COVID-19 emergency fund for post-secondary students
139843home2105North Cowichan to police popular trails to ensure physical distancing
139748home2106‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered
139718home2107Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister
139835home2108COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
139820home2109B.C. adding $300 to monthly income and disability assistance payments
139812home2110Hip tradition sing-along planned again for Canadians April 2
139810home2111Migrant worker advocates blame feds, employers for COVID-19 outbreak at B.C. garden store
139757home2112‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate
139808home2113COVID-19 predictions coming ‘soon’, but results will depend on how Canadians act: Trudeau
139802home2114Doctors trained abroad want to join front lines of COVID-19 fight in Canada
139798home2115Fake test kits and other COVID online scams play on public anxiety: fraud centre
139796home2116Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of financial aid to Canadians mounts
139791home2117World COVID-19 update: Six million U.S. jobless claims; Russia sends medical aid to U.S.
139771home2118Couple celebrates 61st anniversary through Vancouver Island seniors’ home window
139776home2119A look at some of the B.C. inventors creating life-saving tools in fight against COVID-19
139763home2120Association launches French-language games, online tools for families learning at home
139741home2121Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay
139739home212255+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns
139730home2123BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19
139716home2124Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline
139714home2125Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call
139712home2126B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail
139708home2127No April Fool’s jokes from Black Press Media
139704home2128High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic
139701home2129Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic
139669home2130John Horgan extends B.C.’s state of emergency for COVID-19
139643home2131BC SPCA launches matching campaign to help vulnerable animals after big donations
139662home2132Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’
139618home2133COVID-19 essential workers can apply for B.C. pre-school child care
139609home2134B.C. worker advocate group calls for more sick days, protected medical leave
139599home2135Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
139597home2136COVID-19: B.C. universities opt out of in-person spring graduation ceremonies
139595home2137New rules issued for B.C. construction projects, work camps for COVID-19
139592home2138Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
139571home2139‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19
139474home2140LifeLabs reducing public hours as it assists with COVID-19 testing
139518home2141Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19
139543home2142Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
139533home2143‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic
139454home2144IN DEPTH: How B.C. emptied its hospitals to prepare for COVID-19
139372home2145QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
139335home2146B.C. Ferries passengers staying away, as asked, during COVID-19 pandemic
139357home2147‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
139285home2148B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care
139194home214967 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region
140636entertainment1Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall
140296entertainment7Art galleries innovate in a time of crisis
140160entertainment8Vancouver Island teen singer advances to American Idol top 20
140105entertainment9Deadline extended for annual writing competition
139841entertainment10LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community
139835entertainment11COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released
139592entertainment12Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’
139558entertainment13Stars On Ice tour cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to pandemic
139510entertainment14Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song
139175entertainment15Province announces $3M in funding for arts groups hit by COVID-19 crisis
140566trending-now2B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend
140596trending-now3VIDEO: Easter festivities may be scaled back, but it can still be a fun holiday
140399trending-now4More than 400 animals have been adopted amid pandemic: B.C. SPCA
140187trending-now5Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs
139926trending-now6How well can cell phones carry COVID-19? Disinfecting may be wise
139372trending-now7QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
140628community1West Shore first responders salute health care staff at Victoria General Hospital
140570community2Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce plans ‘big announcement’
140424community3Sidney senior welcomes outreach phone calls from charity
140421community4Canoe found in men’s public bathroom in Cadboro-Gyro Park
140410community5PHOTOS: Spring has sprung in Greater Victoria
140445community6Greater Victoria woman creates ‘call list’ for seniors to tackle loneliness
140379community7Greater Victoria sheriffs, local business deliver food to those struggling with mental health
140590community8Annual Goddess Run goes virtual with few registration spots remaining
140594community9Victoria health care worker reminds public animals need help too during pandemic
140341community12New #yyjegghunt2020 joins the ranks of fun, social distancing activities in Greater Victoria
140304community13Physiotherapists turn to technology to reach patients during COVID-19
140309community14Greater Victoria donates 166 tents, 240 sleeping bags and more for those in need
140096community15SOOKE HISTORY: Phillips at Highway 14 before it was home to Sooke’s third traffic light
140060community16Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues
140021community17Saanich mayor receives his foster bees through pollinator rental program
140054community18Peninsula organizations fund food bank ahead of ‘looming crisis’
140069community19West Shore businesses bring fitness online during COVID-19
140079community20Oak Bay deputy police chief and family cut Guatemala vacation short to return home
139934community21Bakery bakes, donates bread just for the Sooke Food Bank
139862community22Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants
139825community23Black Press Media Victoria editor recognized as rising star in industry
139678community24West Shore podcast highlights COVID-19 pandemic and local businesses
139662community25Quarantined B.C. mom say pandemic has put special-needs families in ‘crisis mode’
139640community26COVID-19: West Shore B&B offers free suites to frontline workers needing to self-isolate, destress
139599community27Sweet treat helps make workers at Island health care centre feel complete
139556community28Royal BC Museum joins home education trend with outreach programs
139372community29QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?
139357community30‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic
139298community31Greater Victoria resident shares joy in horseshoe pitching competitions from home
139388community32Food safety a good practice amid COVID-19 concerns
139392community33Digitization of Peninsula News Review by Sidney Museum and Archives preserves historical legacy
139394community34Balancing kids and work: Greater Victoria parents grapple with a new COVID-19 reality
140588letters4LETTERS: Remember to breathe during crisis
140437letters5LETTERS: Community overreacting to COVID-19 pandemic
140137letters6LETTER: Meccano sets a great activity for kids
139837letters7LETTER: Island Health keeping public in dark over Coronavirus
140075letters8LETTER: Shout out to Sooke grocer
140067letters9LETTERS: Hand sanitizer is vital for surviving COVID-19
140034letters10LETTERS: People must learn to give and take from Earth
140013letters11LETTERS: Seniors left out of COVID-19 relief efforts
140007letters12LETTERS: Climate change a larger crisis than COVID-19
140193letters13LETTERS: The need to scrap the plastic bag ban
139911letters14LETTERS: A musical tribute to Bonnie Henry
139901letters15LETTERS: Closure of Saanich Yard Waste Drop Off a blow to gardeners
139865letters16LETTERS: Bailing out the oil and gas sector is a mistake
139240letters17LETTERS: Working together to ensure store shelves are stocked
139152letters18LETTERS: Oak Bay must give new thought to budget
140596video1VIDEO: Easter festivities may be scaled back, but it can still be a fun holiday
140543video2COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies
140481video3VIDEO: B.C. singer creates frontline workers tribute song
140469video4Normal life won’t fully return until COVID-19 vaccine developed, Trudeau says
140336video5Mental Health: Planning for a crisis
140322video6COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health
127711photo-galleries1Whales are regular visitors to Sooke’s waters
127329photo-galleries2Sooke Santa Run 2019 an inspiration
139781social-matters1Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
111940sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island