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Reunited four years later

Mar 6, 2021 / 4:00 pm

The cat came back, four years later — thanks to a tattoo and the efforts of animal lovers in Campbell River who work to reunite lost pets with their...

Man killed in shooting

Mar 6, 2021 / 10:53 am

A 37-year-old man is dead after what police believe to be a targeted shooting in Metchosin, southwest of Victoria, on Friday evening. West Shore RCMP said...

Chief furious with MLA

Mar 5, 2021 / 2:33 pm

The chief of the Tsartlip First Nation says he’s outraged that a Tsartlip member, Green MLA Adam Olsen, alerted the public to a COVID-19 outbreak in the...

New jail for Nanaimo

Mar 5, 2021 / 9:58 am

A new $157-million Nanaimo Correctional Centre will have a college-campus-like design that puts the emphasis on the facility’s training and therapeutic...

One dead in vehicle fire

Mar 4, 2021 / 2:10 pm

The Victoria police Major Crime Unit is looking into a Thursday morning vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park that left one person dead. Police were called to an...

Body found in park

Mar 4, 2021 / 9:46 am

Victoria police are investigating the sudden death of a woman whose body was found on the south side of Beacon Hill Park, Wednesday. Just after 6 a.m., officers...

Mother relieved by changes

Mar 3, 2021 / 6:19 pm

A Victoria woman whose two young daughters were murdered by their father is relieved that changes to Canadian divorce law now require the courts to consider...

Dog owners being warned

Mar 3, 2021 / 5:42 pm

A dog owner discovered multiple pieces of rat poison covered in peanut butter scattered on the ground near a marina in Sidney and RCMP are warning the public. ...

COVID signs are fakes

Mar 3, 2021 / 9:59 am

Posters that have popped up in several communities on Vancouver Island claiming all COVID-19 restrictions in Canada have ended are “misinformation at its...

Body pulled from boat

Mar 3, 2021 / 9:56 am

Investigators have recovered the remains of a woman missing after a boat burst into flames early Saturday off Ladysmith. The woman, in her 60s, lived on the...

Gas poured on tent

Mar 2, 2021 / 9:49 am

A man has been arrested after someone poured gasoline on an occupied tent in a Victoria park and threatened to set it on fire with a blow torch. A woman and her...

Driver's fake police badge

Mar 2, 2021 / 9:45 am

A 25-year-old man was ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign – but avoided a charge for having an imitation police badge. He was pulled over about 2...

Indigenous adviser in probe

Mar 1, 2021 / 5:10 pm

An Indigenous person will assist British Columbia's police watchdog in an advisory role for the first time during its investigation of a fatal police...

Exam error fund started

Mar 1, 2021 / 9:56 am

The Ministry of Education in British Columbia has announced a program to compensate students who can demonstrate that they suffered losses or expenses that...

$105M port expansion

Mar 1, 2021 / 9:54 am

A $105-million public-private expansion of Nanaimo's Duke Point Terminal is being touted as the key to opening up Vancouver Island to more container...

Calls for change after death

Feb 28, 2021 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. First Nation officials are calling for changes to the justice system after an indigenous man was shot and killed by police near Tofino on...

Orcas spotted on hike

Feb 27, 2021 / 1:25 pm

Samantha DeMooy went for a hike up Jocelyn Hill in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park on Wednesday (Feb. 24) and was shocked by what she saw. DeMooy said she and her...

River deaths accidental

Feb 26, 2021 / 9:48 am

The deaths of three men whose truck was swept into the Sooke River last year during heavy rain have been ruled accidental, according to a B.C. Coroners Service...

Stabbed for social distancing

Feb 25, 2021 / 7:09 pm

A 50-year-old Nanaimo grandfather is recovering at home after he was stabbed in an altercation that started with a dispute over physical-distancing measures....

Queen's statue beheaded

Feb 25, 2021 / 10:08 am

A statue of Queen Elizabeth in Victoria has been beheaded. Police were called to Beacon Hill Park just after noon Wednesday after receiving a report that the...