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Drug house equity forfeited

May 13, 2021 / 10:17 am

Owners of a Courtenay home that was the subject of a drug-trafficking investigation will forfeit more than $230,000 in equity. A search warrant was...

Old growth protections lack

May 12, 2021 / 6:01 pm

An investigation by British Columbia's forest practices watchdog has found the provincial agency responsible for auctioning timber sale licenses did not...

Probe urged on shootings

May 12, 2021 / 6:52 am

Indigenous leaders are calling for an investigation into the conduct of Mounties on Vancouver Island after two members of a small First Nation were shot by...

Restaurant in contempt

May 11, 2021 / 5:32 pm

The Chakalaka Bar and Grill near Ladysmith has been fined $2,300 for continuing to operate despite a court order to close until it has a COVID-19 safety plan...

Skeletal remains found

May 11, 2021 / 5:12 pm

Two police departments in the Victoria area and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the discovery of skeletal human remains in a local waterway....

Dies hours after release

May 11, 2021 / 9:47 am

He attacked a man with a hatchet near a Vancouver Sky Train station, punched a car salesman and a psychiatric nurse, threw feces at a correctional officer,...

Sold for $1M above asking

May 10, 2021 / 10:59 am

A Tofino townhouse facing Chesterman Beach has sold for $1 million above its asking price as real estate markets continue to sizzle throughout Vancouver Island....

Fatal plane crash report

May 10, 2021 / 9:41 am

Massive blunt force trauma was the cause of death for three people who died after instrument failure and weather conditions contributed to a small twin-engine...

Help for 'sitting ducks'

May 10, 2021 / 9:35 am

Call it a mission of mercy to save some sitting ducks. The Capital Regional District has built a duck ramp at an unused reservoir after nearby residents alerted...

Police-involved shooting

May 9, 2021 / 12:05 pm

British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating a police-involved shooting in Ucluelet, B.C. RCMP say they were called to a home just after 5 p.m. on...

OD victim was 'so strong'

May 8, 2021 / 5:01 pm

Twelve-year-old Allayah Yoli Thomas is making headlines as perhaps the youngest person to die from an illicit-drug overdose in B.C., but to family she was just...

Cult's historic island for sale

May 7, 2021 / 4:11 pm

A farm on De Courcy Island that was once home to a bizarre cult and possibly still hides a buried treasure is back on the market. The 100-acre property on the...

Loggers, protesters spar

May 6, 2021 / 1:38 pm

An altercation between logging contractors and activists in the Walbran Valley this week where an Indigenous man was allegedly assaulted and racial slurs hurled...

12-year-old OD death

May 6, 2021 / 9:50 am

The overdose death of a 12-year-old Greater Victoria student is an example for children and ­parents of how lethal illicit street drugs are and the reach of...

BC artist designs $200 coin

May 5, 2021 / 10:21 am

Whatever the future has in store for Kwakiutl artist Richard Hunt, the world-renowned Victoria carver and painter will always have at least $200 close at hand,...

Emaciated whale spotted

May 5, 2021 / 10:15 am

A rare sighting of an emaciated grey whale in the waters off Victoria's Ogden Point last week and the discovery of a dead grey whale on a northwest...

Residents shocked by shelter

May 4, 2021 / 8:49 am

Residents in Vic West in Victoria were surprised as campers sheltering in Victoria parks began moving into their neighbourhood this week. CTV News Vancouver...

Hammer assault in park

May 3, 2021 / 4:10 pm

Victoria police are investigating after a man has been accused of assaulting a woman with a hammer in a downtown Victoria Park. CTV News Vancouver Island is...

Fitness study seeks seniors

May 2, 2021 / 5:00 pm

A research study out of the University of Victoria is looking for seniors from across Canada who are willing to start exercising. The executive function...

Forest activists to appeal

Apr 29, 2021 / 6:28 pm

A group of activists maintaining blockades aimed at preventing old-growth trees from being logged have filed a notice to appeal a British Columbia Supreme Court...