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Blaming mystery attacker

Aug 22, 2019 / 6:45 pm

A Vancouver Island man accused of killing his two young daughters says he was stabbed in the throat by an unidentified assailant in his apartment and, when he...

Sewage backup halts surgery

Aug 22, 2019 / 6:42 am

A sewage backup temporarily shut down two surgical units at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. Sewage flowed into two of 10 operating rooms used for...

Navy ship back home in BC

Aug 19, 2019 / 7:25 pm

The 240 sailors aboard HMCS Regina stepped onto home turf in Esquimalt on Monday after nearly seven months at sea. HMCS Regina and MV Asterix, Canada’s...

Island river critically low

Aug 19, 2019 / 11:55 am

The British Columbia government is restricting water use around a river on southeastern Vancouver Island that is so low it says fish populations including...

No day parole for teen killer

Aug 14, 2019 / 7:01 pm

One of two young men who raped and murdered a teen on Vancouver Island in 2010 has been denied day parole, reports CTV News Kruse Wellwood, now 25, was seeking...

Runaway emu Tased

Aug 13, 2019 / 4:54 pm

A five-foot tall emu was spotted Tuesday near Nanaimo after it escaped from a nearby farm and blocked a busy road. RCMP say the 100-pound bird decided to stand...

Unauthorized gov't access

Aug 13, 2019 / 1:30 pm

A report by British Columbia's auditor general has revealed several holes in the safety net that restricts access to provincial government systems with the...

Blood on knife matched dad

Aug 13, 2019 / 10:48 am

DNA samples taken from blood on a knife involved in the deaths of Chloe and Aubrey Berry matches DNA taken from Andrew Berry, the girls’ father, a murder...

Cat shot with pellet gun

Aug 12, 2019 / 1:40 pm

Mystic the cat needs special care after being shot five times with BBs that are now lodged in its body, says the BC SPCA’s Nanaimo & District Branch....

Orca in Victoria Harbour

Aug 9, 2019 / 4:03 pm

The sight of an orca in Victoria’s harbour enthralled people who happened to be looking in the right direction Friday morning. Capt. Jackie Cowan of Earth...

Spike in drug overdoses

Aug 9, 2019 / 3:16 pm

Island Health is warning people who use drugs of a spike in overdoses in the past week due to a stronger drug supply in Victoria. Dee Hoyano, medical health...

You might be drunk if...

Aug 9, 2019 / 11:42 am

A very bad parking job at an Oak Bay beach near Victoria prompted police to check out the driver Thursday evening. It went downhill from there. Things started...

Drugs bound for Shambhala

Aug 9, 2019 / 6:43 am

The 28-year-old driver of a truck and trailer heading to catch a Swartz Bay ferry, on the way to an electronic music festival in the West Kootenays, has been...

Tax system needs overhaul

Aug 7, 2019 / 12:44 pm

An all-party British Columbia legislature committee says the province's tax system is in need of a comprehensive review. The seven-member Select Standing...

Celeb sightings on Island

Aug 7, 2019 / 11:15 am

Celebrity sightings over the long weekend caused a stir in Metchosin on Vancouver Island. Actor Owen Wilson and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk were both spotted in...

BC warship off to Asia

Aug 7, 2019 / 6:46 am

HMCS Ottawa slipped away from its home port of CFB Esquimalt Tuesday for a nearly five-month deployment in the oceans of the Asia-Pacific region. The Royal...

Last strip club closes

Aug 6, 2019 / 6:55 pm

Victoria's last strip club has closed its doors. The Fox Showroom Pub said on Facebook Monday: "for reasons beyond our control, we are sorry to...

Police investigate shooting

Aug 6, 2019 / 4:09 pm

Police in Victoria were asking residents to remain indoors Tuesday afternoon, after a man was shot on Bay Street. Just after 12:45 p.m., police responded to the...

Dead body found in park

Aug 6, 2019 / 11:51 am

A body was found in a popular Victoria park Tuesday morning. Police were alerted about 7 a.m. that a man was lying in the park near the Crystal Pool and that...

Gets call from Metallica

Aug 6, 2019 / 11:42 am

After using Metallica's heavy metal song Don't Tread On Me to scare off a prowling cougar, a Vancouver Island woman got a call from frontman James...