Victoria News Jan 14 to 20, 2018

Gov. confiscates whisky

Jan 20, 2018 / 9:07 am

In a prohibition-style move, government officials raided B.C. businesses and confiscated hundreds of bottles of whisky. Odai Sirri, vice-president of operations...

Homeless farm to fold

Jan 19, 2018 / 1:15 pm

A Vancouver Island farm that cultivated a unique live-work program to help the homeless is shutting down. The society that operates Woodwynne Farms in Central...

Giant waves pound Island

Jan 19, 2018 / 6:06 am

Waves as high as 9.5 metres slammed the west coast of Vancouver Island on Thursday. The winter storm produced some of the largest waves seen in a decade....

Extreme wave hazard

Jan 18, 2018 / 2:44 pm

Parks Canada issued an extreme wave hazard advisory for the Pacific Rim region on Thursday. An Extreme wave hazard has been issued for Ucluelet, Tofino and...

Steals foot-long sex toy

Jan 17, 2018 / 5:36 pm

A Courtenay man was arrested after using a hammer to break into an adult boutique to steal a foot-long rubber sex toy. Surveillance cameras at Sexy Kitten...

Bad time to look at phone

Jan 17, 2018 / 3:28 pm

Surfing social media while stopped at a red light is never a good idea. Doing it beside a police car is even worse. A Victoria driver was fined more than $500...

City bus shot up

Jan 17, 2018 / 11:37 am

Police are investigating shots fired at a Victoria-area transit bus. Someone shot a pellet gun at a bus in the View Royal suburb Wednesday morning, shattering...

Serious syringe issue

Jan 17, 2018 / 8:36 am

CTV Vancouver Island is reporting that Island Health will hold an emergency meeting after a growing needle problem in downtown Victoria. Three people have...

No foreign buyers ban

Jan 16, 2018 / 2:32 pm

Premier John Horgan says he has plans to tone down speculation in British Columbia's real estate market, but banning foreign buyers is not one of them....

Pricked by needle in planter

Jan 16, 2018 / 6:13 am

A third incident of someone being pricked by a needle in downtown Victoria has been reported in just one week. Victoria Police say a syringe appeared to have...

Emerson steps out of fight

Jan 15, 2018 / 3:25 pm

David Emerson's appointment as British Columbia's special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan says in...

Thank goodness for low tide

Jan 15, 2018 / 1:01 pm

Thank goodness for low tide. No one was injured when a Toyota minivan jumped a curb and went over the sea wall at Willows Beach in the Victoria suburb of Oak...

Island pot grower sold

Jan 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has signed a deal to buy Broken Coast Cannabis Inc., a cannabis producer on Vancouver Island, in a transaction it valued...

Two quakes off Van. Island

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:09 pm

Port Hardy, B.C. was rocked by two earthquakes before noon this morning. No damage was reported, but two earthquakes registering at 4.2 and 4.5 magnitude...