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One man in custody in connection to Vancouver Island axe vandalism

An arrest has been made in connection with a series of axe attacks on vehicles in the Comox Valley, and possibly across Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley RCMP believe the man had damaged three vehicles...

BC government allows more senior visitation with eased restrictions

The BC government says that families will have more opportunities to spend time with their aging loved ones by July 19th.

55 anti-logging protesters arrested Tuesday at Fairy Creek camp, Vancouver Island

RCMP have now arrested over 110 people, as they enforce a BC Supreme Court injunction order meant to prevent anti-logging protesters from interfering with a logging operation at Fairy Creek, between Lake Cowichan and Sooke...

Over 8000 British Columbians book campsites in first few days of registration 

British Columbians are eager to get back out to the campground. On Monday, the Discover Camping website opened for those looking to book a spot  at most front-country and background campsites. According to the Ministry of...

Pfizer-BioNtech fast tracks COVID vaccine shipments, additional 1.5-million doses in March

Canada is getting an additional 1.5-million doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID vaccine this month.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also says an extra million Pfizer shots will be arriving in April.  Trudeau announced the pharmaceutical giant is...

Habitat for Humanity looking for families in the new Comox Valley project, which includes...

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North (Habitat VIN) is now accepting homeownership applications for their upcoming project on 1375 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay. The 12-unit townhome recently received final rezoning approval from The City of...

New provincial firearms lab opens to respond to B.C’s gun violence 

Police officers throughout the province now have another tool to help battle organized crime and gun violence. A new provincial forensic firearms lab has opened. The lab will serve as a centrepiece for investigations, helping police...

BREAKING NEWS: B.C. drivers to receive $600 million in rebates, average $190 each

There has been less traffic on roads in British Columbia during the Covid 19 pandemic. The resulting reduction in accidents and insurance claims has put ICBC squarely in the black, and now some of...

Avalanche Canada says conditions ripe for snowslide

Avalanche Canada is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for backcountry enthusiasts in the south coast.  The warning is in effect immediately and through this weekend.  Avalanche Canada forecasters will reassess the situation on Monday to...

Jet Lisa Home 2day

<!-- Donate Now --> Thank you everyone!  Lisa will be coming home! If you or your family member was seriously ill away from home, you will understand the enormous stress families endure attempting to reunite with their loved ones....

BC Center For Disease Control releases COVID-19 safety tips for holiday season

With Thanksgiving coming up this weekend, and Christmas following not far behind, the BC Center For Disease Control has released guidelines around gatherings this holiday season.  The organization says if you plan to host holiday parties...

“Time to get in the game”; Dr. Tam on second wave

“Bend it like Canadians.”  That from Dr. Theresa Tam on Friday when giving an update on the recent surge of COVID-19 cases across Canada. Tam says 80-percent of the new second wave cases in Canada...

Courtenay robbery and stabbing suspect arrested

The Comox Valley RCMP confirms that the suspect in a robbery and stabbing at the Mex Pub Liquor Store is now in custody. The incident happened around 8:20 pm on September 18th when a man...

Curfew remains in place at Tla’amin Nation as COVID-19 cases now at 36

The Tla’amin Nation is now reporting 36 cases of COVID-19. This number reflects the total number of cases reported in the Nation near Powell River since Sept. 7th.  Hegus Clint Williams says it’s up to the...

CFL postpones season to September but warns cancellation is also a possibility

The Canadian Football League is postponing its season until September. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie made the announcement today to season ticket holders. He told them that September is the earliest the season can start and there...

Additional $500k in funding given to Family Caregivers of BC

As part of British Columbia's emergency COVID-19 response plan, the Province is doubling this year's funding for Family Caregivers of British Columbia to $1 million to help support caregivers and seniors. Family Caregivers of B.C....

Trudeau speaks only to Nova Scotia shooting during daily address

It was a somber Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his daily address this morning.  The PM offered condolences to the victims’ families and friends of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia.  He also thanked...

Province announces 44 new COVID-19 cases, total now sits at 1561

There are now 1561 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 44 new ones today. The total on Vancouver Island has increased to 92, which is three more than yesterday's...

Cabinet Committee Update: Minister of Health says WHO is a collaborative organization

In its daily update, Canada’s Cabinet Committee said the country has confirmed 26,631 cases of COVID-19 including 823 deaths. Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam pointed to the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox...

British PM out of hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is out of the hospital.  He had been admitted to the intensive care unit after experiencing persistent COVID-19 symptoms.  He had needed oxygen but was never placed on a...
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