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Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Courtenay Jan 27, 2023 / 7:45 pm

A Courtenay woman set to be deported to Zimbabwe next week has received a last-minute reprieve allowing her to remain in Canada, at least for now. Grace...

Late Canucks fan has the last laugh in obituary

Late Canucks fan has the last laugh in obituary

Vancouver Island Jan 26, 2023 / 5:57 pm

A longtime Canucks fan got the last laugh in an obituary published in the Campbell River Mirror earlier this month. Victoria man Russell George Atkins died on...

Former Victoria mayor gets provincial appointment

Former Victoria mayor gets provincial appointment

Victoria Jan 26, 2023 / 12:28 pm

Former Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is taking a job within the provincial government. Helps, who also served as co-chair of the BC Urban Mayor's Caucus during...

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Vancouver Island Jan 25, 2023 / 9:47 am

A Colwood resident who watched a cougar snatch and kill the family cat in his backyard says signs should be posted in local parks and other areas warning people...

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Campbell River Jan 24, 2023 / 9:47 am

Residents of two Campbell River buildings who were evacuated after landslides last week have returned to their homes. But evacuation alerts remain in place as...

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

Victoria Jan 24, 2023 / 9:21 am

The University of Victoria has reached a tentative contract agreement with its faculty. The deal covers close to 1,000 faculty members and librarians. Details...

BMW was doing up to 200 km/h before collision, say West Shore RCMP

BMW was doing up to 200 km/h before collision, say West Shore RCMP

Vancouver Island Jan 23, 2023 / 3:48 pm

One of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision Sunday night on the Trans-Canada Highway near Leigh Road, near Langford, B.C., was travelling up to 200...

Port Hardy doctor offers to pay for assistant as he'll be only ER physician as of July

Port Hardy doctor offers to pay for assistant as he'll be only ER physician as of July

Port Hardy Jan 23, 2023 / 7:32 am

A Port Hardy physician says he is prepared to dip into his own pocket to pay the salary and benefits for a physician’s assistant because of the severe...

Embracing Lunar New Year with lucky money, lion dance

Embracing Lunar New Year with lucky money, lion dance

Victoria Jan 22, 2023 / 9:30 am

You won’t find Annette Quan cleaning her house today. While not usually a superstitious ­person Quan, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian, still holds...

Mousetraps set at Victoria care home to tackle rodents in the building

Mousetraps set at Victoria care home to tackle rodents in the building

Victoria Jan 21, 2023 / 7:40 am

Almost 200 mousetraps have been placed around Gorge Road Hospital acute care and long-term care facility as the facility tries to tackle a persistent rodent...

Slide prompts Campbell River to declare state of emergency to protect public safety

Slide prompts Campbell River to declare state of emergency to protect public safety

Campbell River Jan 20, 2023 / 6:25 am

The City of Campbell River has declared a state of local emergency to help it better deal with landslides that have forced some people from their homes. The...

Two men charged in 2017 machete attack in Oak Bay

Two men charged in 2017 machete attack in Oak Bay

Vancouver Island Jan 19, 2023 / 2:28 pm

Two men have been charged close to six years after a “vicious” robbery and assault involving a machete in Oak Bay. Saanich police, whose Major Crime...

Slide keeps residents out of two Campbell River condos for another night

Slide keeps residents out of two Campbell River condos for another night

Campbell River Jan 19, 2023 / 9:05 am

About 30 people living in two condominiums in Campbell River, B.C., remain out of their homes after two small slides on the hill behind the buildings. An...

Man given conditional sentence after setting girlfriend's bedroom on fire

Man given conditional sentence after setting girlfriend's bedroom on fire

Victoria Jan 18, 2023 / 9:46 am

A Victoria man who set fire to his girlfriend’s bedroom, knowing other people were at home, will be allowed to serve his jail sentence in the community....

Another whale turns up dead on B.C. shoreline

Another whale turns up dead on B.C. shoreline

Haida Gwaii Jan 18, 2023 / 9:27 am

Another dead humpback whale has washed up on a B.C. shoreline, adding to the spike in dead carcasses being found in recent months. Since Oct. 23, at least five...

Nanaimo drug consumption site declared a nuisance by council

Nanaimo drug consumption site declared a nuisance by council

Nanaimo Jan 18, 2023 / 9:23 am

The peer-run overdose-prevention consumption site in Nanaimo has been declared a nuisance property by city council. The decision does not shut down the 264...

No injuries as Vancouver Island slide forces evacuation of two Campbell River condos

No injuries as Vancouver Island slide forces evacuation of two Campbell River condos

Campbell River Jan 18, 2023 / 8:47 am

Residents of two condominiums in Campbell River spent the night out of their suites after a landslide on the hill behind their homes. A release from the City of...

Manslaughter charges laid in 2021 death of Nanaimo woman

Manslaughter charges laid in 2021 death of Nanaimo woman

Nanaimo Jan 17, 2023 / 6:06 pm

A charge of manslaughter has been approved against the former boyfriend of Amy Watts after an 18-month investigation following her disappearance, Nanaimo RCMP...

Distressed whale found 'hogtied' in 400 feet of rope in B.C. waters

Distressed whale found 'hogtied' in 400 feet of rope in B.C. waters

Port McNeill Jan 17, 2023 / 2:57 pm

An entangled humpback whale — one that was barely able to swim from being tangled in hundreds of feet of rope — has been set free. On Sunday,...

Cat released 'without charge' after surprise visit to police vehicle

Cat released 'without charge' after surprise visit to police vehicle

Victoria Jan 17, 2023 / 10:00 am

A Victoria traffic stop early Sunday was punctuated by a surprise guest in a police vehicle — a cat who decided to make itself at home. The cat was found...

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