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Pressure cooker closes street

Oct 15, 2019 / 10:55 am

A downtown Victoria street was closed to traffic Tuesday morning as police responded to a suspicious item. About 7:30 a.m., the 700 block of View Street was...

Mayor: use shore power

Oct 13, 2019 / 3:02 pm

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps wants to investigate the city’s ability to crack down on cruise ships and require them to plug into on-shore electrical outlets...

85-yr-old road rage beating

Oct 10, 2019 / 4:18 pm

An 85-year-old Vancouver Island man is recovering after being repeatedly punched in the face by a driver in a road rage incident Wednesday near Duncan. North...

Fatal fire under investigation

Oct 10, 2019 / 12:33 pm

Firefighters on Vancouver Island say a woman has died in an apartment fire and residents of the eight-unit complex say her long-time partner was badly injured...

Horgan defends chief of staff

Oct 9, 2019 / 4:43 pm

Premier John Horgan defended how his chief of staff handled allegations made against the former clerk of the B.C. legislature when he first learned of them in...

Fire sends 4 to hospital

Oct 9, 2019 / 3:21 pm

A fire in a mobile home park in Esquimalt, B.C., has sent four people to hospital. Flames destroyed three mobile units and damaged a fourth on Wednesday morning...

Sgt-at-arms lied, say police

Oct 9, 2019 / 6:46 am

British Columbia's recently retired sergeant-at-arms committed neglect of duty and didn't tell the truth during an investigation into misconduct at the...

Confident Sims can clear air

Oct 7, 2019 / 1:28 pm

Premier John Horgan says he's not aware of the allegations facing former cabinet minister Jinny Sims, but he's confident she can clear up the issue....

Greens' Weaver steps down

Oct 7, 2019 / 9:38 am

Andrew Weaver is stepping down as leader of the Green Party and will not run for re-election in 2021. Weaver, who reduced his workload after a health incident...

Seven-year sailing odyssey

Oct 6, 2019 / 4:18 pm

As the Shaw family’s seven-year sailing adventure in the Pacific Ocean draws to a close, they’re looking forward to a new life in Victoria and some...

Minister under investigation

Oct 4, 2019 / 5:50 pm

Premier John Horgan says a member of his cabinet has stepped aside after the appointment of a special prosecutor and an RCMP investigation. In a three-paragraph...

Effort to save starving bears

Oct 4, 2019 / 10:45 am

The Mamalilikulla First Nation has found itself in the international spotlight after their efforts to save starving grizzlies sparks controversy. "I...

Sgt-at-arms has had enough

Oct 1, 2019 / 9:15 pm

The sergeant-at-arms of the B.C. legislature announced his retirement Tuesday, saying the damage to his reputation can no longer be fully repaired after he was...

Ferries increases capped

Oct 1, 2019 / 11:42 am

BC Ferries will be able to raise ferry fares by as much as 2.3 per cent annually starting next year after a final ruling by the Office of the BC Ferries...

Escapee was in min. security

Oct 1, 2019 / 6:52 am

A provincial court judge sentencing one of two men who escaped from William Head Institution in July said he was “perplexed” and...

Officer guilty of sex assault

Sep 30, 2019 / 4:16 pm

The Defence Department says a retired officer in the Canadian Armed Forces has been found guilty of sexual assault and other charges. Cpl. Colin McGregor...

Piranhas likely tossed pets

Sep 30, 2019 / 12:35 pm

British Columbia conservation officers say two piranhas found in a Vancouver Island lake were likely unwanted pets. One red-bellied piranha was reeled in by an...

Piranha caught in B.C. lake

Sep 28, 2019 / 11:18 am

A single piranha pulled by an angler from Westwood Lake in Nanaimo has provincial wildlife officials warning about the release of non-native species into the...

Tangled sea lion swims free

Sep 27, 2019 / 7:02 am

A 500-kilogram Steller sea lion has been filmed swimming with delight after Vancouver rescue teams successfully freed the animal of a plastic band stuck around...

Spec tax taken to court

Sep 26, 2019 / 7:15 pm

Six homeowners have launched a legal challenge against British Columbia's speculation and vacancy tax, arguing the law is unconstitutional and the...

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