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Island eyes amalgamations

Jun 23, 2018 / 9:45 am

Residents of Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island go to the polls today to vote on amalgamating Duncan and North Cowichan into a single municipality. The...

Referendum rules set

Jun 22, 2018 / 4:19 pm

The provincial government has set out the rules for its referendum on electoral reform and they include giving the designated opponent and proponent groups...

Abandoned seal pup rescued

Jun 22, 2018 / 3:41 pm

Police officers came to the rescue of an abandoned seal pup in suburban Victoria Thursday evening. The pup, which may have been injured, was spotted at McNeil...

Dispensaries get real

Jun 22, 2018 / 1:45 pm

On the day Canadians can legally buy and use recreational marijuana, the clock will start ticking for cannabis dispensaries already open across the country, say...

Granny graduates at 92

Jun 22, 2018 / 6:43 am

You're never too old to graduate. Nanaimo senior Joan Deebank finally got her diploma at 92 years old this week. "I never knew the day would ever come,...

Small quake off BC coast

Jun 22, 2018 / 6:28 am

A small earthquake was felt in Victoria Thursday afternoon. The 1.7-magnitude quake struck off the coast of southern Vancouver Island at 3:38 p.m., Earthquakes...

Illegal harvesting on rise

Jun 21, 2018 / 6:41 am

Illegal shellfish harvesting is on the rise in B.C. – and authorities warn much of the activity is happening in areas off limits due to contamination....

Kayak found, paddler not

Jun 20, 2018 / 1:21 pm

Searchers continue to look for a kayaker who hasn't been since Monday on Vancouver Island. The 56-year-old man set off from Becher Bay in East Sooke Monday...

First Nations get final say

Jun 20, 2018 / 1:01 pm

The British Columbia government has given fish farm operators four years to show the open-net pens don't harm wild salmon stocks and to get approval from...

Tilray files for Nasdaq IPO

Jun 20, 2018 / 12:27 pm

Cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has filed for a proposed initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The Nanaimo-based company says it has not...

Hundreds of tiny tremors

Jun 20, 2018 / 11:12 am

Hundreds of tiny tremors, felt only by sensitive monitors, have shivered under southern Vancouver Island in the last 48 hours, leading one scientist to predict...

Kayak rescue drama

Jun 20, 2018 / 6:38 am

A whale-watching tour boat came to the rescue of a flipped kayaker in the ocean off suburban Victoria Monday evening. Colwood resident Frank Hanaka, 76, was a...

Sunken boat found

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:16 pm

A boat that went down off Vancouver Island has been found, but police say the search continues for three missing fishermen. RCMP say in a news release that an...

Judge OK's plastic bag ban

Jun 19, 2018 / 4:54 pm

The mayor of Victoria is hailing a court victory allowing the city to enact a bylaw that will prohibit grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to...

Bear scare near school

Jun 19, 2018 / 6:26 am

A family of black bears has been relocated after wandering too close to a Courtenay elementary school. The mother bear and three cubs were spotted Monday near...

Human remains found

Jun 18, 2018 / 2:04 pm

An RCMP major crimes unit and coroners are investigating the discovery of human remains on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The remains of two people were...

Orcas delight in harbour

Jun 18, 2018 / 12:43 pm

A pod of orcas has made a brief visit to Victoria Harbour, the second excursion by a group of killer whales in as many weeks. Jackie Cowan, who lives on a boat...

Another tragedy for Virks

Jun 18, 2018 / 11:40 am

Tragedy has struck again for the Victoria family of a teen whose death 20 years ago shocked the nation. Suman Virk died over the weekend in what family members...

Searching for 3 fishermen

Jun 17, 2018 / 4:46 pm

The search continues for three missing First Nations fishermen whose boat sank off the coast of Tofino. While the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre has scaled...