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POLL: Are you going away for the long weekend?

POLL: Are you going away for the long weekend?

Streams of campers are heading to B.C. provincial parks and long lines…

  • Jul 29, 2020
POLL: Are you going away for the long weekend?
Hana Morris, left, and Forrest Golic wear masks as they walk hand-in-hand Monday in Yakima. Washington state will require people to wear facial coverings in most indoor and outdoor public settings under a statewide public health order announced by Gov. Jay Inslee in response to ongoing COVID-related health concerns. Yakima County, which has been among the hardest hit by the outbreak, has even more stringent requirements under a separate proclamation. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

POLL: Should it be mandatory to wear masks when out in public?

B.C. is witnessing an alarming rise in the number of cases of…

Hana Morris, left, and Forrest Golic wear masks as they walk hand-in-hand Monday in Yakima. Washington state will require people to wear facial coverings in most indoor and outdoor public settings under a statewide public health order announced by Gov. Jay Inslee in response to ongoing COVID-related health concerns. Yakima County, which has been among the hardest hit by the outbreak, has even more stringent requirements under a separate proclamation. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
Over 500 people have died of overdoses in B.C. during the first five months of the year. (Photo: Paul Henderson)

POLL: Do you support decriminalizing simple possession of prohibited drugs?

It is a crisis that shows no signs of abating – a…

  • Jul 15, 2020
Over 500 people have died of overdoses in B.C. during the first five months of the year. (Photo: Paul Henderson)
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A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that’s ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the…

  • Jul 8, 2020
A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that’s ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)
The main BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

POLL: Do you plan on travelling this summer?

Many Vancouver Island residents are packing their bags and checking ferry schedules…

  • Jun 24, 2020
The main BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
Sean Le Gras (right) only cuts hair for customers that comply with WorkSafe BC guidelines and wear a face mask in the West Shore Barber Shop along Goldstream Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

POLL: Do you wear a mask when you go out in public?

A new fashion accessory is making an appearance on Greater Victoria’s streets.…

  • Jun 17, 2020
Sean Le Gras (right) only cuts hair for customers that comply with WorkSafe BC guidelines and wear a face mask in the West Shore Barber Shop along Goldstream Avenue. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
From June 8 to Oct. 31, Government Street between Humboldt and Yates Streets will be single-lane to give pedestrians priority and more space. Between Fort and View Streets, vehicle traffic is not allowed. The initiative is to help businesses in the area affected by COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

POLL: Would you support permanently closing a portion of Government Street to vehicle traffic?

A move to increase foot traffic is a lifeline thrown to many…

  • Jun 10, 2020
From June 8 to Oct. 31, Government Street between Humboldt and Yates Streets will be single-lane to give pedestrians priority and more space. Between Fort and View Streets, vehicle traffic is not allowed. The initiative is to help businesses in the area affected by COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Students at Central Middle School are spaced out six feet apart in the classroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the…

  • Jun 3, 2020
Students at Central Middle School are spaced out six feet apart in the classroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try…

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)

POLL: Are you happy with the reopening plan for B.C.?

Last week provincial officials unveiled their “Go-Forward Strategy,” which included a plans…

  • May 14, 2020
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. government)
POLL: Have you taken up a new hobby or project during the COVID-19 outbreak?

POLL: Have you taken up a new hobby or project during the COVID-19 outbreak?

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to…

  • May 7, 2020
POLL: Have you taken up a new hobby or project during the COVID-19 outbreak?
A woman adjusts her child’s protective mask as they wait in line to be screened for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

POLL: Do you know anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?

B.C. recorded 34 new positive tests for COVID-19 April 29, bringing the…

A woman adjusts her child’s protective mask as they wait in line to be screened for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The streets of downtown Victoria are quieter than usual in the wake of physical isolation mandates from the provincial and federal governments. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

POLL: Which of the COVID-19 restrictions would you like to see ended first?

It seems no part of our daily lives has escaped the effects…

  • Apr 23, 2020
The streets of downtown Victoria are quieter than usual in the wake of physical isolation mandates from the provincial and federal governments. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
POLL: Should BC Ferries be limited to essential traffic only?

POLL: Should BC Ferries be limited to essential traffic only?

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing fears of the virus being brought to…

  • Apr 15, 2020
POLL: Should BC Ferries be limited to essential traffic only?
POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and…

  • Apr 1, 2020
POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?
Residents from three different households hold happy hour at the end of their driveways on Westdowne Road as they make the best of social distancing in Oak Bay. (Maureen Mitchell Photo)

POLL: Are you working from home or self-isolating?

The streets and parks across Greater Victoria are almost deserted. Many people…

  • Mar 25, 2020
Residents from three different households hold happy hour at the end of their driveways on Westdowne Road as they make the best of social distancing in Oak Bay. (Maureen Mitchell Photo)
POLL: How much of an impact is the COVID-19 outbreak having on your daily life?

POLL: How much of an impact is the COVID-19 outbreak having on your daily life?

B.C.’s total number of COVID-19 cases jumped to 186 Wednesday, as 83…

  • Mar 17, 2020
POLL: How much of an impact is the COVID-19 outbreak having on your daily life?
Travelers wear protective mask as they walk through in terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday. (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

POLL: Are you stocking up on supplies as a result of COVID-19?

Concern is reaching a fever pitch as the number of cases of…

  • Mar 4, 2020
Travelers wear protective mask as they walk through in terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday. (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)
Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

POLL: Do you think dogs should be kept on leash year-round at all Greater Victoria beaches?

A Saanich councillor wants to clamp down on off-leash dogs on local…

  • Feb 26, 2020
Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake…

  • Feb 18, 2020
POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?