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SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo

Campbell River School District closes schools for snowy conditions

All schools closed to students and staff in district

SD72 has chosen to close schools on Jan. 6 due to snow. File photo
Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. Teachers Federation wants delay of school restart as COVID-19 cases surge

Union wants N95 masks, rapid testing among other safety measures

An empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The playground at Wishart Elementary School taped off during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures in 15 more Greater Victoria schools as provincial daily counts surge

In total, 25 Greater Victoria schools dealing with known COVID-19 cases

The playground at Wishart Elementary School taped off during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The number of Greater Victoria schools hit with COVID-19 cases is on the rise ahead of Christmas holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 Greater Victoria schools hit with new COVID cases

James Bay Community School, John Stubbs Memorial Elementary, Maria Montessori Academy impacted

The number of Greater Victoria schools hit with COVID-19 cases is on the rise ahead of Christmas holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)
At least one COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Tillicum Elementary School in December. (Photo courtesy of Tillicum Elementary School)

COVID-19 found at 3 more Greater Victoria schools

Ecole Marigold, Tillicum Elementary, South Park Family School hit with new cases

At least one COVID-19 case has been confirmed at Tillicum Elementary School in December. (Photo courtesy of Tillicum Elementary School)
Spencer Middle School in Langford is one of 12 schools in Greater Victoria dealing with COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)

6 Greater Victoria schools hit with new COVID-19 cases

Total of 12 schools in region with known cases

Spencer Middle School in Langford is one of 12 schools in Greater Victoria dealing with COVID-19 exposures. (Black Press Media file photo)
Floor signs at Belmont Secondary School instruct students to stay six feet apart. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases reported at 2 Greater Victoria schools

Belmont Secondary School, Oxford Learning tutoring service impacted

Floor signs at Belmont Secondary School instruct students to stay six feet apart. (Black Press Media file photo)
Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. The new Cowichan Secondary groundbreaking and public design unveiling is set for Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)
Urban One Builders was selected to design and build the new Cowichan Secondary, which will be located on University Way. The new Cowichan Secondary groundbreaking and public design unveiling is set for Dec. 14. (Courtesy of Mike Russell)
The North Saanich Middle School parents advisory council received $26,000 in the 2021-22 round of provincial gaming grants. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich Middle School PAC tops among gaming grant recipients on Peninsula

Grants crucial for PACS to help with costs of school extra-curriculars during pandemic

The North Saanich Middle School parents advisory council received $26,000 in the 2021-22 round of provincial gaming grants. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at Greater Victoria schools continue to face new cases of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 Greater Victoria schools facing new COVID-19 exposures

Eagle View Elementary, Shoreline Community Middle School impacted

Students at Greater Victoria schools continue to face new cases of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
At least one case of COVID-19 has been detected at George Jay Elementary in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three Greater Victoria schools

Total of 11 schools dealing with known cases

At least one case of COVID-19 has been detected at George Jay Elementary in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich is one of three Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)

More Greater Victoria schools hit with COVID-19 exposures

Total of 9 schools dealing with known cases

Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich is one of three Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich Middle School is one of three Greater Victoria schools recently hit with COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 more Greater Victoria schools hit with COVID-19 cases

Dunsmuir Middle School, North Saanich Middle School, Lighthouse Christian Academy impacted

North Saanich Middle School is one of three Greater Victoria schools recently hit with COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students play outside Royal Oak Middle School. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported at 2 Greater Victoria schools

Royal Oak Middle School and Pacific Christian School added to list

Students play outside Royal Oak Middle School. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students make their way to class at a Greater Victoria elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Limited information, slow contact tracing in schools concerns Greater Victoria parents

Parents continue to crowdsource COVID-19 data in lieu of public information

Students make their way to class at a Greater Victoria elementary school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at three Greater Victoria schools are facing recent COVID-19 exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported at 3 Greater Victoria schools

Ecole Poirier Elementary, Ecole John Stubbs Memorial, Journey Middle School affected

Students at three Greater Victoria schools are facing recent COVID-19 exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich board of education chair Tim Dunford said the Children’s Development Centre upgrade project came together well thanks to strong relationships between the associations and people involved. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Children’s Development Centre offers neighbourhood learning in Saanich

Saanich School District special education school now seismically safe

Saanich board of education chair Tim Dunford said the Children’s Development Centre upgrade project came together well thanks to strong relationships between the associations and people involved. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
COVID-19 cases in Greater Victoria schools continue to be reported regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases reported at four Greater Victoria schools

Gordon Head and Spencer middle schools, Kelset and Keating elementary schools affected

COVID-19 cases in Greater Victoria schools continue to be reported regularly. (Black Press Media file photo)
There are 12 schools in Greater Victoria facing COVID-19 exposures as of Nov. 12, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 reported at three more Greater Victoria schools

Rogers, Wishart, St. Joseph’s elementary schools affected

There are 12 schools in Greater Victoria facing COVID-19 exposures as of Nov. 12, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)