In a typical year, Monday would have seen thousands of people crowd along Douglas Street for the annual Victoria Day Parade. This year, because of COVID-19, things will be different: For the first time in 12 decades, the parade has been cancelled — no floats, no marching bands, no waving clowns.
The long weekend doesn’t seem complete without a parade of some kind, though, so we’ve pulled some of our favourite photos from past events from the archives.
We asked for photos of tokens of appreciation thanking all those working to keep us healthy, safe and fed during these times. Here are some of the submissions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your photo added to the gallery.
Protests against the GasLink pipeline project in northern B.C. continue with demonstrators occupying the steps at the legislature for the sixth day today. On Monday, both the Johnson Street and Bay Street bridges were blocked by protesters.
Heavy rain caused flooding in several areas of the Island on the weekend, closing roads and prompting the Cowichan Valley Regional District to declare a local state of emergency. Our photographer Darren Stone and reporter Roxanne Egan-Elliott travelled to some of the communities hit by floods on Saturday.
It's been a week of wacky weather and, through it all, our photographers have been out and about capturing the craziness of a snow storm in the City of Gardens. Here are some of our favourite shots. Enjoy!