Victoria News Last 7 days

Kayak rescue drama

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:38 am

A whale-watching tour boat came to the rescue of a flipped kayaker in the ocean off suburban Victoria Monday evening. Colwood resident Frank Hanaka, 76, was a...

Sunken boat found

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:16 pm

A boat that went down off Vancouver Island has been found, but police say the search continues for three missing fishermen. RCMP say in a news release that an...

Judge OK's plastic bag ban

Jun 19, 2018 / 4:54 pm

The mayor of Victoria is hailing a court victory allowing the city to enact a bylaw that will prohibit grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to...

Bear scare near school

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:26 am

A family of black bears has been relocated after wandering too close to a Courtenay elementary school. The mother bear and three cubs were spotted Monday near...

Human remains found

Jun 18, 2018 / 2:04 pm

An RCMP major crimes unit and coroners are investigating the discovery of human remains on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The remains of two people were...

Orcas delight in harbour

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:43 pm

A pod of orcas has made a brief visit to Victoria Harbour, the second excursion by a group of killer whales in as many weeks. Jackie Cowan, who lives on a boat...

Another tragedy for Virks

Jun 18, 2018 / 11:40 am

Tragedy has struck again for the Victoria family of a teen whose death 20 years ago shocked the nation. Suman Virk died over the weekend in what family members...

Searching for 3 fishermen

Jun 17, 2018 / 4:46 pm

The search continues for three missing First Nations fishermen whose boat sank off the coast of Tofino. While the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre has scaled...

Search scaled back

Jun 16, 2018 / 11:13 am

The search for three people who have been missing since their boat sank early Friday morning is being scaled back. In a statement on social media, the Joint...

Car lifted off cyclist's chest

Jun 15, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Claire Surgenor remembers staring at the back wheels of a car crushing her chest, struggling to breathe, and praying. Then she lost consciousness on the...

'Our salmon are dying'

Jun 15, 2018 / 12:03 pm

Premier John Horgan's news conference about protecting British Columbia's wild salmon stocks was interrupted by a protester shouting "you sold us...

Rescue underway

Jun 15, 2018 / 9:48 am

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. A search is underway in the waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island after a small boat carrying five people went down early Friday. Lt....

NDP Greens coalition at risk

Jun 14, 2018 / 5:38 am

A New Democrat member of the British Columbia legislature is running for the mayor's job in Nanaimo, potentially upsetting the delicate balance of power for...

Bank-robber author dies

Jun 13, 2018 / 9:16 pm

He was on the FBI's most wanted list for robbing banks and often on Canada's best seller lists for his literature. Stephen Reid, the bank robber-author,...