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Water taxi with six on board hits rocks near Tofino, B.C.; four suffer injuries

Jan 25, 2022 / 6:13 pm

Four people suffered undetermined injuries when a water taxi with six people on board ran aground near Tofino, B.C. Navy Lt. Pamela Hogan, a public affairs...

British Columbia developing plan to protect drinking water, ecosystems

Jan 25, 2022 / 1:48 pm

The British Columbia government says it is developing a strategy to protect watersheds from threats posed by climate change combined with urban and industrial...

BC records 4,997 new cases and 24 deaths over three day period

Jan 24, 2022 / 3:53 pm

British Columbia health officials are announcing over a three-day period in B.C., 4,997 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of...

All but four containers that fell from Zim Kingston cargo ship still missing

Jan 23, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Three months after 109 shipping containers were knocked from cargo ship Zim Kingston while it was travelling through rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver...

Debris from fishing and oyster farms lurks underwater, endangering sea life

Jan 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

Car batteries, barrels of oil and diesel fuel, creosote logs, giant blocks of Styrofoam, chunks of iron and wood planking, miles of rope and hundreds of plastic...

BC SPCA seized 216 cows from Vancouver Island farm

Jan 22, 2022 / 2:17 pm

The BC SPCA seized 216 head of neglected beef cattle in what was called one of the worst cases ever seen. The cattle, that included approximately 80 weaned...

70 per cent of people getting tested for COVID-19 don't have it

Jan 21, 2022 / 1:35 pm

The lion's share of people who are getting tested for coronavirus in British Columbia do not test positive for the virus, says the province's top...

Man reported missing in Nanaimo found dead on beach

Jan 21, 2022 / 9:38 am

A 32-year-old man reported missing to Nanaimo RCMP on Tuesday has been found dead. The body of Ben Ricard was discovered by people walking on a beach just north...

B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1

Jan 20, 2022 / 4:31 pm

Residents in British Columbia who were affected by flooding will be eligible next month for personalized support to help navigate the recovery process and...

Two doctors' frustrations a sign of turmoil in health care; 3,000 of their patients displaced

Jan 20, 2022 / 11:45 am

A View Royal family-medicine clinic is losing two physicians in the spring, forcing the displacement of 3,000 primary-care patients and temporary closing of a...

Man rescues dog, paddlers rescue man in chilly Gorge waterway

Jan 20, 2022 / 9:52 am

A couple’s leisurely walk along Victoria's Gorge waterway turned into a rescue mission for an elderly dog on Tuesday. Art and Adele Wood, both...

Angry over slow pace of McDonald's drive-thru, man attacks customer ahead of him with shovel

Jan 20, 2022 / 9:46 am

A disagreement in a McDonald’s lineup led to one man beating another man with a shovel, Nanaimo RCMP say. The victim did not require hospitalization. He...

Four B.C. First Nations make deal with Western Forests to defer old-growth logging

Jan 19, 2022 / 4:10 pm

Four Vancouver Island First Nations have reached an agreement with forestry firm Western Forest Products Inc. to defer harvesting of 25 square kilometres of...

Majority of shipping containers aboard MV Zim Kingston still missing

Jan 19, 2022 / 2:20 pm

It’s been three months since 109 shipping containers were knocked from a cargo ship traveling through rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island,...

Vancouver Island community without water after barge damages underwater line

Jan 19, 2022 / 12:51 pm

A First Nation on Vancouver Island has declared a state of emergency and banned the use of water for everything except flushing toilets after a barge severed a...

Podcast series dives into 30-year missing case of Michael Dunahee

Jan 19, 2022 / 10:13 am

A new podcast series on the disappearance of four-year-old Michael Dunahee dives deep into the 30-year search for the missing Victoria boy. The first episode of...

Staff shortages close labs, delay surgeries on Vancouver Island

Jan 19, 2022 / 10:03 am

Island Health is temporarily shuffling health-care workers, closing laboratories and diverting ambulances as it struggles to cope with Omicron-driven staffing...

B.C. Legislature fraud and breach of trust trial set to commence next week

Jan 18, 2022 / 4:13 pm

The criminal fraud and breach of trust trial for former B.C. Legislature clerk Craig James will begin Monday, following a pre-trial conference that set the...

Weight restriction keeps delivery trucks from bringing heating oil to Pender island residents

Jan 18, 2022 / 10:11 am

Some South Pender Island residents are rationing their heat after a weight restriction was placed on the area’s only access road, preventing many...

Wallet with $1,300 in it and passport returned by honest passer-by

Jan 18, 2022 / 10:01 am

Victoria police posted praise on social media for a woman who handed in a wallet containing $1,300 she found Sunday evening. The wallet was found on a Douglas...

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