Fire reroutes Vic West voters

Small electrical fire at Vic West Community Centre forces city to move voting to Vic West elementary school

A small electrical fire Monday at the Vic West Community Centre means the facility can no longer be used as a polling site in this weekend’s election.

Instead, nearby residents can head to Vic West elementary school, at 750 Front St.,  to cast their vote.

General election day happens tomorrow (Nov. 19), from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The fire originated in a panel adjacent to the kitchen.

“At the time, the only occupants in the building were two staff members who immediately called the fire department which responded quickly to put out the fire before major damage occurred,” said community association president Nan Judd.

Since the fire, the city has replaced some wiring and a fire-restoration service continues to clean the burnt smell from the air and contents of the building. As a precaution, air quality tests are being conducted.

The centre likely reopens Tuesday (Nov. 22), for all regular programming including before and after-school programs. Check the website for updates.victoriawest.ca.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Stigma leads to a life on the streets

People with severe mental illness disproportionately impacted by homelessness

Financial relief for Victoria residents includes no 2020 property tax increase

‘Significant and long-awaited decisions’ made by council, mayor says

COVID-19: Immigrants face language, financial barriers during crisis

Citizenship events halted, permanent residency applications still being processed

Victoria police safely recover items stolen from Sikh temple

A man broke into the Khalsa Diwan Society Victoria and stole religious and ceremonial items

Victoria police seek information on nine suspicious fires

The fires took place between March 5 and April 9 across Victoria and Esquimalt

COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies

B.C. records 34 new cases in the province, bringing total active confirmed cases to 462

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

VIDEO: Community rallies around Campbell River fire victims

Emergency Social Services volunteers logged over 100 hours in first day after fire

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19

Five bodybuilders from across the country flew to Kelowna to move into a house for a reality TV show

B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend

Yes, it includes hosting an online cooking show

BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies

Donations have ‘petered out’ as doors are closed due to COVID-19

Most Read