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New home for gnome?

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:31 am

The world's tallest gnome is looking for a new home. Howard, the almost eight-metre-tall statue, has stood over Nanoose Bay for 21 years. Originally built...

Sea lion shot in the head

Mar 20, 2019 / 1:42 pm

A dead sea lion was found shot in the head on Hornby Island this week. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says the animal's death "leaves no doubt...

FN leader seeks NDP nod

Mar 20, 2019 / 11:37 am

A high profile Indigenous leader intends to seek the 2019 NDP candidacy in the federal riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Bob Chamberlin is the long-serving chief...

Overhaul for ferry terminal

Mar 20, 2019 / 6:37 am

Vancouver Island's busiest ferry terminal is getting a major commercial makeover. BC Ferries' Swartz Bay terminal in Sidney will see a waterfront...

Hiker found safe in mtns

Mar 20, 2019 / 6:23 am

Nanaimo Search and Rescue was called out Tuesday after a hiker spent the night in the backcountry. The man’s truck was found by family members Monday...

New training site for Navy

Mar 19, 2019 / 3:43 pm

A new training facility will soon open at CFB Esquimalt for the Royal Canadian Navy’s elite tactical unit. The simulated combat facility will train...

RCMP HQ evacuated

Mar 19, 2019 / 3:20 pm

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. Two suspicious packages found on a lawn adjacent to the RCMP detachment in Nanaimo, British Columbia, have caused the partial closure of the...

Murder suspect arrested

Mar 19, 2019 / 10:18 am

The RCMP says a man wanted for murder in Toronto was arrested last week in British Columbia. Police say they stopped a man who was riding a bicycle without a...

His second heart transplant

Mar 18, 2019 / 11:19 am

Victoria athlete Simon Keith has undergone a heart transplant – for the second time. Keith, a former pro soccer player, was the first athlete in the world...

Lost on healing journey

Mar 17, 2019 / 8:38 am

The evidence of Travis Damon Thomas's survival is scarce but his uncle says it's scattered around a remote island off the coast of Vancouver Island: a...

Library book 42 yrs late

Mar 16, 2019 / 7:22 am

A library book has been returned 42 years later – but who had it is a mystery. Vancouver Island Regional Library says the overdue book was anonymously...

Park to honour slain cop

Mar 15, 2019 / 6:27 am

A community drive is underway to name a playground after a police officer killed when her cruiser was broadsided by a speeding pickup driven by a drunk driver....

Struck teen dies in hospital

Mar 13, 2019 / 12:23 pm

A teenager struck in a Nanaimo crosswalk last week has died in hospital. The 17 year old was struck March 6 and was rushed to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital...

Winter drought warning

Mar 13, 2019 / 10:56 am

BC Hydro is warning of a winter drought on Vancouver Island, caused by nearly two months of unusually dry and cold weather. A spokesman with the Crown utility...

Amalgamated police eyed

Mar 13, 2019 / 6:49 am

Support is growing for a regional police force in Victoria's capital region. The mayors of Esquimalt and Victoria have joined the call for an amalgamated...

Killer drunk sentenced

Mar 13, 2019 / 6:36 am

A drunk driver has been sentenced to 25 months in prison after hitting a man on a sidewalk, killing him, in Courtenay in 2016. Selina-Marie Laliberte was behind...

Promising cyclist passes

Mar 12, 2019 / 11:16 am

A promising, young BMX racer who represented Canada and won titles at home and abroad has died in a workplace accident in the waters off northeast Vancouver...

Stolen, shipped to Africa

Mar 12, 2019 / 9:40 am

An organized crime group is shipping stolen high-end vehicles to Africa, Victoria Police say. The nationwide group recently surfaced in Victoria and...

High-tech warship arrives

Mar 11, 2019 / 3:48 pm

The U.S. Navy's most high-tech destroyer arrived in Greater Victoria, Monday, sailing into CFB Esquimalt. The modern, stealth-designed guided-missile...

BC man killed in crash

Mar 11, 2019 / 10:37 am

Condolences are pouring in for a Vancouver Island man who has now been identified as one of the victims who died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Micah...