Victoria News Aug 13 to 19, 2017

Horgan condemns hate

Aug 18, 2017 / 4:03 pm

Premier John Horgan is denouncing hate speech ahead of a rally in Vancouver this weekend. In a statement, Horgan says the recent violence in Charlottesville,...

Girls rescued from trestle

Aug 18, 2017 / 12:27 pm

Firefighters rescued two girls who were climbing a railway trestle near Parksville, Thursday. Firefighters from Parksville and Qualicum Beach were called to the...

Wilson suing for $5M

Aug 18, 2017 / 5:55 am

B.C.'s former LNG advocate Gordon Wilson has filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Premier John Horgan and two of his fellow NDP politicians. The...

Trick-or-treat deer rescue

Aug 17, 2017 / 1:53 pm

Conservation officers have rescued a deer on Vancouver Island that had a plastic jack-o-lantern stuck on its muzzle. Officers in Sooke were able to sedate the...

Float plane flips in lake

Aug 17, 2017 / 6:03 am

A float plane overturned Wednesday during a hard landing on Comox Lake on Vancouver Island. Witnesses say the small plane skipped hard off the water and flipped...

Headless bear on beach

Aug 16, 2017 / 4:08 pm

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is investigating the discovery of a decapitated black bear on a Haida Gwaii beach. The bears body was dumped on the...

Pay hike for 100,000

Aug 15, 2017 / 8:50 pm

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. The B.C. government says it's planning to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. Labour Minister Harry Bains said...

BC ending trophy hunt

Aug 14, 2017 / 3:23 pm

The B.C. government is putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt. Starting Nov. 30, the province will end grizzly bear trophy hunting and will stop all...

Woman dies in house fire

Aug 14, 2017 / 2:01 pm

A house fire claimed the life of a Campbell River woman, Monday. Flames broke out at the Alder Street home about 6 a.m. Witnesses say the victim was an older...