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WLA forced to postpone start of season due to COVID-19 pandemic

WLA forced to postpone start of season due to COVID-19 pandemic

It could be a while before Island lacrosse fans hear that familiar squeak of sneakers on the concrete floors of arenas.
Two men arrested in COVID-19 scam at Airbnb suite in Victoria

Two men arrested in COVID-19 scam at Airbnb suite in Victoria

Victoria police have arrested two men and recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property after an investigation of an Airbnb scam involving a guest claiming to have COVID-19.
Newsprint carries little risk of transmission

Newsprint carries little risk of transmission

A message from the Times Colonist Circulation Director In recent days we have had several calls and emails expressing concern that copies of the Times Colonist might be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus.
Funeral homes urge online streaming of memorial services

Funeral homes urge online streaming of memorial services

Funeral homes are increasingly promoting live-streamed memorial services for families grieving a loss during the COVID-19 crisis in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
Les Leyne: Schooling plan looks like an exercise in chaos

Les Leyne: Schooling plan looks like an exercise in chaos

A detailed plan was explained last week about how the entire hospital system is being reorganized on the fly to cope if a surge of pandemic cases arrives. It’s a sharp contrast to the B.C.
Mayor Lisa Helps: Daily stories of hope and despair amid this crisis

Mayor Lisa Helps: Daily stories of hope and despair amid this crisis

Donate online at RapidReliefFund.ca . More options below. It is a privilege and a great responsibility to be the mayor of Victoria through this crisis.
Dave Obee: Donate and double your ability to help others

Dave Obee: Donate and double your ability to help others

Donate online at RapidReliefFund.ca . More options below. How often can you be guaranteed of doubling your money? On the stock market, almost never. In real estate, it depends on your level of patience.
Switch on this bright idea to support our health-care workers

Switch on this bright idea to support our health-care workers

Let there be light! Let there be a beacon to help guide us through these troubled times! The idea comes from Kate Sykes-Waller, who says we should string up and turn on our Christmas lights — and what’s wrong with the idea? Nothing. Let’s do it.
Adrian Raeside cartoon: School is in session at home

Adrian Raeside cartoon: School is in session at home

Related story: Spring break ends, but start of remote learning could take weeks ; plus Les Leyne's column: Schooling plan looks like an exercise in chaos .
Stars on Ice tour cancelled; tickets purchased for Victoria show to be refunded

Stars on Ice tour cancelled; tickets purchased for Victoria show to be refunded

Stars on Ice, an annual fixture at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre since the facility opened, has become the latest sporting event casualty on the Island due to the COVID-19 pandemic.