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Hot tub tide machine

Jun 19, 2019 / 8:48 pm

There will soon be a new way to see Victoria’s Gorge Waterway and Upper Harbour this summer. “Canada’s first hot tub on water,” Hot Tub...

Youth killed by falling tree

Jun 19, 2019 / 6:48 pm

A youth is believed to be dead and another is in critical condition after a tree fell on a Vancouver Island camp Wednesday afternoon. CTV News reports emergency...

Hitchhiking scorpion x20

Jun 19, 2019 / 1:40 pm

A scorpion that turned up in a Vancouver resident's home last month following a recent trip to Cuba has now given birth. Staff at the Victoria Bug Zoo...

At least $11M over budget

Jun 18, 2019 / 7:09 pm

A major highway project in Victoria will be at least $11 million over budget due to design changes, weather delays and other setbacks, the province confirmed...

Coroner confirms suicide

Jun 18, 2019 / 11:10 am

The BC Coroner's Service has taken the unusual step of confirming suicide in the death of a Victoria-area man who disappeared last year and was not found...

City's 'period promise'

Jun 17, 2019 / 2:45 pm

The City of Victoria says it will make free menstrual products available starting this year at various civic facilities, including city hall, fitness centres...

Inquest in teen's OD death

Jun 17, 2019 / 12:12 pm

The mother of a Victoria teen who died of a drug overdose last year says she was shocked to discover her son had sedation drugs from her dental office stashed...

City to pay, offers apology

Jun 14, 2019 / 7:46 am

Victoria council dropped its plan Thursday to seek federal funds to cover Remembrance Day ceremony costs, deciding apologies to veterans and those currently...

Teens had weapons cache

Jun 14, 2019 / 6:13 am

Nanaimo RCMP were "astounded" to find a group of teenagers "prowling the streets" late Wednesday with a cache of weapons. About 3:20 a.m.,...

Trump's whale of a blooper

Jun 13, 2019 / 4:41 pm

A B.C. whale watching company got some unexpected publicity from a president social media gaffe. In a since-deleted tweet on Thursday, U.S. President Donald...

Drug store saves Rem Day

Jun 13, 2019 / 4:21 pm

London Drugs has pledged to cover the operating costs of Remembrance Day events in Victoria for the next few years. “We have seen the concern about the...

Shoddy boats defy order

Jun 13, 2019 / 10:24 am

A few ramshackle boats mooring in Victoria's Gorge waterway continue to be a thorn in the side of city hall. Four boats, a couple surrounded by rickety...

Gang moves in on island

Jun 13, 2019 / 6:15 am

The Brothers Keepers gang is making inroads on Vancouver Island. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit confirms known gang members are attempting to...

Cliff pushing didn't happen

Jun 12, 2019 / 8:40 pm

Last month, the West Shore RCMP issued a call for witnesses following a hiker’s report she had been pushed off a cliff by a group of intoxicated...

Bear chased from school

Jun 12, 2019 / 3:13 pm

Police and conservation officers scared off a black bear seen near a Nanaimo elementary school on Wednesday. A shelter-in-place order has since been lifted, CTV...

Girl fights off stranger

Jun 12, 2019 / 2:30 pm

An eight-year-old girl fought off a possible abduction attempt in Nanaimo on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the girl was biking home from Brechin Elementary...

Shelter 'out of control'

Jun 12, 2019 / 6:45 am

Nanaimo residents say a supportive housing project for the homeless is creating problems. "It's twice as bad as what I thought it would be,"...

Meth kitty doing OK

Jun 11, 2019 / 11:22 am

A kitten tossed in the trash at a Victoria mall and which tested positive for methamphetimine is on the mend. The cat was found by Brian Boria, a maintenance...

Demolish hotel rubble

Jun 11, 2019 / 10:20 am

Councillors in Victoria are being asked to authorize demolition of what remains of the Plaza Hotel after a fire that burned for four days in the city's...

Pedestrian struck, killed

Jun 11, 2019 / 10:00 am

A pedestrian has died after being struck in a Nanaimo crosswalk Monday night. The collision happened about 9 p.m. at the intersection of Nicol and Needham...