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Blind don't like bike lanes

Dec 13, 2018 / 6:28 am

Blind residents of Victoria have the backing of the Canadian Federation of the Blind in their opposition to new bike lanes in the city. The organization has...

Couple trades stab wounds

Dec 12, 2018 / 7:13 pm

A lunch date between a couple went sideways Wednesday in Victoria, ending with both parties suffering stab wounds. Police were called to Cora Restaurant for a...

TSB on runaway train

Dec 12, 2018 / 3:00 pm

The Transportation Safety Board has issued rail-safety advisories involving a crash in April of last year that killed three workers and injured two others in...

Gov't eyes fishery closures

Dec 12, 2018 / 12:42 pm

The provincial government is proposing fishing closures on several Vancouver Island rivers following drought conditions last summer. The Koksilah and Chemainus...

Tent camp levelled

Dec 11, 2018 / 8:51 am

A large tent city was levelled in Nanaimo, Monday, as its residents moved into modular homes. Heavy machinery cleared the downtown waterfront site as dozens of...

Folding on casino plan

Dec 11, 2018 / 6:43 am

Victoria's Mayor is folding on plans for a downtown casino in B.C.'s capital. Lisa Helps says she'll submit a motion to council to tell the B.C....

No charges in 'quick wins'

Dec 11, 2018 / 6:16 am

A special prosecutor says he has not approved charges recommended by the RCMP following the B.C. Liberal government's 2012 leadership election because the...

Xmas cutbacks? No way!

Dec 10, 2018 / 3:30 pm

Criticism has been swift to a Victoria city council motion to review civic Christmas decorations with an eye to making them secular The city spends about...

System failed autistic boy

Dec 10, 2018 / 11:23 am

British Columbia's children's representative is calling for an overhaul of the system that supports children with complex needs after releasing a report...

Asked for ID, gives burger

Dec 10, 2018 / 8:38 am

A Victoria police constable says officers had a "very scary" encounter with an alleged impaired driver during a roadside check. Const. Cody Lapierre...

Fights for her grade - literally

Dec 7, 2018 / 6:22 am

When a thief steals your backpack containing a paper worth half your grade, what's a student to do? For one Nanaimo woman, the answer was easy – chase...

Speaker threatens to quit

Dec 6, 2018 / 4:10 pm

The Speaker of British Columbia's legislature says he'll resign if financial audits being done don't result in outrage from the public and...

Whales ... or jobs?

Dec 6, 2018 / 1:19 pm

Sport fishing, tourism and business leaders from across Vancouver Island say their livelihoods would be damaged by an extension of federal fishing closures to...

Drunk, boat spins circles

Dec 6, 2018 / 12:16 pm

A fishing boat captain was asleep at the helm and his boat circling off Port Hardy when RCMP jumped aboard. The dramatic intervention happened Nov. 29 off the...

All-party meeting at capital

Dec 6, 2018 / 5:22 am

An all-party committee that oversees the financial management of British Columbia's legislature meets today in the midst of an ongoing mystery that saw the...

More police calls to schools

Dec 5, 2018 / 8:50 pm

Teachers in Victoria say there has been an increase in police calls to classrooms since officers were pulled from the school district. In April, Victoria Police...

Ferry escorted by dolphins

Dec 5, 2018 / 5:25 pm

Ferry travellers were treated to a natural spectacle on Tuesday when a group of up to 200 dolphins swam alongside, breaching and jumping beside the ship. Comox...

BC Hydro 'doing good job'

Dec 5, 2018 / 11:34 am

A report by British Columbia's auditor general says BC Hydro is doing a good job managing the province's dams, generating stations and power lines....

Sudden death at park

Dec 4, 2018 / 1:15 pm

Victoria Police are investigating what appears to be a sudden death. CTV News is reporting that a Victoria park has been cordoned off due to the investigation....

Climate march blocks bridge

Dec 3, 2018 / 8:12 pm

Climate change protesters shut down Victoria's Johnson Street Bridge Monday evening. More than 200 people marched onto the bridge during the evening...