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West Shore RCMP snag suspect in early morning mail theft

Citizen call leads officers to quickly locate suspect

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

Vehicle bursts into flames due to mechanical failure, occupants escape injury

View Royal firefighters were on scene less than five minutes after the first 911 call

Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications

There is not an established process in place for people seeking to reapply

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Sidney opens temporary rest stop for essential delivery drivers

Temporary location will provide drivers space to rest, access restrooms and food options

  • Apr 7, 2020
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Langford COVID-19 response expands
Local musician plays courtyard show for Langford retirement community
Shipments of medical equipment from U.S. to continue, Trudeau says
Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for the coronavirus

Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says

Cases in hospital are a definitive count of people who have the novel coronavirus

B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear five challenges about the pipeline

Victoria Fire Department investigating explosion at supportive housing complex

The explosion blew out a window and caused damage to the frame of the building

N95 masks on the way for Canada after 3M reaches deal with White House

The Trump White House had ordered 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada

Advocates call on province to support those accessing welfare but dinged on EI

Under current regulations, funds are deducted from income or disability assistance

Canadian seniors isolated with fewer friends, less access to internet

Findings appear in assessment of health and social challenges associated with COVID-19

U.S. emerging as common denominator in world’s struggle to secure medical gear

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it’s an ‘ongoing problem’

Canadian cities grapple over whether to give more room to pedestrians to spread out

Vancouver said it was looking at options to reduce crowding

Commercial landlords offering rent deferrals as economy hit by pandemic

One said it would grant 60-day rent deferrals on a case-by-case basis for ‘qualifying’ small businesses

Advocates call safe drug supply a victory but worry about logistics in pandemic

Pandemic contributes to scarce supply, advocates worried about potential impact on the streets

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

Greater Victoria survey shows third of respondents did not pay, or partially paid rent for April

Survey of 70 respondents says 40 per cent expect they will not be able to pay May rent

City of Victoria looks to shift tens of millions in 2020 budget due to COVID-19

Mayor Lisa Helps offers her daily municipal, provincial and federal updates