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Hiker pushed off large cliff

May 21, 2019 / 3:08 pm

A hiker was pushed off a 12-metre cliff and fell into a lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island. A 29-year-old woman was hiking near a cliff face...

Horses may get the boot

May 21, 2019 / 10:04 am

Supporters of Victoria's horse-drawn carriages plan a rally on Thursday after learning city councillors have asked staff to examine phasing out the...

Big ferry lines, delays

May 21, 2019 / 8:53 am

Ferry customers on south and central Vancouver Island are experiencing some delays this morning with ticketing problems at the Swartz Bay terminal and a...

Bear delays ferry departure

May 19, 2019 / 5:56 pm

On the balmy Saturday morning at the beginning of the long weekend, little did the passengers of a ferry in B.C. know that they would be delayed by a black bear...

More victims of trafficker?

May 17, 2019 / 9:52 am

Police say there could be more potential victims of a man arrested in Victoria for procuring and trafficking a minor, and assault. Sulyvan Dignard was arrested...

Clerk retires amid scandal

May 16, 2019 / 1:15 pm

B.C.'s top legislative official has retired after a report by a former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada found he improperly claimed benefits and...

Fuel surcharge on ferries

May 16, 2019 / 11:19 am

Citing the high price of fuel, B.C. Ferries will implement a fuel surcharge of 1.5 per cent as of June 1. That means starting next month a car and driver on...

Search for surfer suspended

May 15, 2019 / 4:18 pm

The search for a missing surfer off Vancouver Island has been suspended. Jonah Mayhue, 29, of Sooke was last seen entering the water at Pacheedaht Beach in Port...

Caretaker still missing

May 15, 2019 / 3:44 pm

The caretaker of a vacant Victoria hotel that burned down last week is still missing, but police have released images of him, in hopes someone may have seen...

Collision closes parkway

May 15, 2019 / 2:08 pm

A multi-vehicle collision has shut down northbound traffic on the Nanaimo Parkway on Vancouver Island. CTV News is reporting that emergency responders are on...

Money laundering probe

May 15, 2019 / 11:04 am

The B.C. government will hold a public inquiry into money laundering. Premier John Horgan says money laundering has had numerous impacts on people in the...

Blanket full of rifles seized

May 14, 2019 / 3:36 pm

Police in Nanaimo seized four rifles after a man was walking down the street with them wrapped in a blanket at 4:30 a.m. The seizure took place Monday when an...

Surfboard found, surfer not

May 14, 2019 / 1:12 pm

Police say a surfer has gone missing off southwest Vancouver Island. Jonah Mayhue, 29, had been paddling near Port Renfrew on May 8. He was last seen entering...

Trapped in rollover crash

May 14, 2019 / 10:22 am

One person was trapped in a vehicle after a rollover crash near Victoria early Tuesday. About 1 a.m., a car driving at high speed lost control and rolled into...

Hotel inferno suspicious

May 14, 2019 / 10:17 am

Victoria Police now consider last week's blaze at a vacant downtown hotel suspicious. Fire ripped through the former Plaza hotel Monday, May 6. "Our...

Plastic bag ban appealed

May 14, 2019 / 6:23 am

A plastic industry lobby group is appealing a ban on single-use plastic bags in Victoria. The provincial court appeal has been launched by the Canadian Plastic...

Murder charge in struggle

May 13, 2019 / 6:14 pm

A man from Nanaimo has been charged with first-degree murder after police found one person dead and two seriously injured at a home in Brentwood Bay. The...

End near for carriages?

May 13, 2019 / 4:45 pm

Victoria city council will debate whether to phase out commercial horse-drawn carriages in the city. The motion by Coun. Ben Isitt would eliminate the...

Cop cars wrecked in chase

May 13, 2019 / 4:33 pm

A police chase in Nanaimo ended with two RCMP cruisers totalled. The incident involved a stolen van and a woman who was apparently yelling for help from inside...

Fire investigation begins

May 13, 2019 / 2:16 pm

Fire investigators have begun sifting through the rubble of a fire that razed the former Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria. One week after the destructive blaze...