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Since the last report (yesterday), there have been 203 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 4,294 people who are under active public health monitoring. From their press release: “There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Three Links … Continue reading →
Sooke BC — The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra will release a new virtual concert on its website at 7:30 pm on Sunday, November 1. The concert, Ode to Autumn, will feature four small ensembles that have been rehearsing separately following physical distancing protocols. The … Continue reading →
The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths to the end of September 2020. The following are the key preliminary findings of these reports (data is subject to change): In September 2020, there were 127 … Continue reading →
Since the last report (yesterday), there have been 167 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 4,156 people who are under active public health monitoring. Note, Halloween recommendations are available on the BC CDC website. Cases: Total confirmed cases in … Continue reading →
Images and content from West Shore RCMP 2020-10-20 13:45 PDT File # 2020-16293 The West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a report of sexual assault that took place on September 17th, 2020. Police learned the victim is an adult female … Continue reading →
Image and information from westshore.rcmp.ca 2020-10-19 12:39 PDT File # 2020-18268 On October 19, 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m. the West Shore RCMP received numerous complaints from witnesses who reported hearing a loud crash followed by a power outage in … Continue reading →
Since the last report (3 days ago), there have been 499 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. (including 7 epi-linked), with 4,028 people who are under active public health monitoring. 24 hour period ending Saturday: 172 24 hour period ending … Continue reading →
UPDATE: This was cancelled, no tsunami is expected on BC shores. Emergency Info BC has issued the following alert: Tsunami warning issued for #BC. Stand by for additional info. https://t.co/km122KCowf — Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) October 19, 2020 This follows … Continue reading →
–L. Moss I lived in a post-war house on Alder Street in Victoria when I was little. It was a little house with a big front window facing the street, a lawn in front that seemed to reach from one … Continue reading →
Since the last report (24 hours ago), there have been 155 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 3,713 people who are under active public health monitoring. Note, Halloween recommendations are available on the BC CDC website. Cases: Total confirmed … Continue reading →
The candidates were asked to address the following issues: Resolving Addictions, Mental Health and Homelessness Business Support and Economic Growth during and post COVID-19 Pandemic Affordable Housing for Youth, Families and Seniors Challenges of Transportation with Urban Growth and Liveability … Continue reading →
Since the last report (24 hours ago), there have been 142 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 3,683 people who are under active public health monitoring. Dr. Bonnie Henry noted that over 9,000 tests were done in the past … Continue reading →
Since the last report (24 hours ago), there have been 158 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C., with 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring. Dr. Bonnie Henry noted that the numbers are higher than usual as a … Continue reading →
–Britt Santowski Here are my initial thoughts on tonight’s debate, among the leaders: B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal Party Leader Andrew Wilkinson and B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau; moderated by Shachi Kurl. Note that I am currently … Continue reading →
Click to watch the live video, below: Read my commentary, and feel free to add your own thoughts on who you felt performed the best/worst of the evening.Continue reading →
Since the last report, there have been 549 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. over the past four days (including 5 epi-linked), with 3,618 people who are under active public health monitoring. 24 hour period ending Saturday: 170 24 hour … Continue reading →
From the Sooke RCMP, Oct 9, 2020: The RCMP have located the body of a 45-year-old woman last seen in Sooke on September 30 2020. Criminality is not suspected in her death. No further information is available to release. Released … Continue reading →
According to Environment Canada, there’s a wind alert for West Vancouver Island and a Special Weather Statement (gusty winds) for Victoria. Sooke, nestled somewhere in the middle of those two, will see some of that wind. A low-pressure centre will … Continue reading →
The candidates in this month’s Langford-Juan de Fuca provincial election will gather for a unique, online non-confrontational forum via ZOOM on Thursday, Oct. 15th at 7:00 PM. The evening is co-hosted by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce, the WestShore … Continue reading →
From Environment Canada: A rainfall warning is in effect for West Vancouver Island Rain, at times heavy, is expected. A moist Pacific frontal system will continue to bring heavy rain to the south coast tonight. West Vancouver Island will receive … Continue reading →
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