The top Greater Victoria stories for October 7 are brought to you by Victoria Video Network (VVN). (Jesse Laufer/News staff)

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A round-up of today’s top stories

The top Greater Victoria stories for Oct. 7 are brought to you by Victoria Video Network (VVN).

Extinction Rebellion plans to block the Johnson Street bridge as part of a nationwide #BridgeOut campaign. For more information on this story, click here.

“Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape!” is the campaign focus for 2019 Fire Prevention Week. For more information on this story, click here.

A neighbour has set up a GoFundMe page for the family of six that lost their home and three dogs in a fire in the District of the Highlands. For more information on this story, click here.

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