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Both parents have cancer

Nov 23, 2020 / 9:19 am

There have been some dark and challenging days for the Caverleys as both parents, Cindra and Bruce, are battling Stage 4 cancer while trying to maintain a...

Hotels barely holding on

Nov 21, 2020 / 8:30 am

Reid James manages one of the largest hotels on Vancouver Island. But these days, the 304-room Hotel Grand Pacific is a shadow of its pre-pandemic self, using...

Restrictions spur closures

Nov 20, 2020 / 1:25 pm

The Wickaninnish Inn, the landmark resort on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, is closing for two weeks following a provincial health recommendation that British...

Small quake off Victoria

Nov 20, 2020 / 11:56 am

The United States Government Services Earthquake website is reporting a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of Victoria on Vancouver Island...

Asian duck lost in BC

Nov 20, 2020 / 11:33 am

An unusual duck is fluttering the hearts of birdwatchers on southern Vancouver Island after flying far off course during its migration between Europe or Asia...

Electric buses 1 step closer

Nov 18, 2020 / 6:30 pm

BC Transit is moving one step closer to putting electric buses on B.C. streets. A request for proposal to build the first 10 battery-electric heavy-duty buses...

Unsure of Island bubble

Nov 18, 2020 / 2:54 pm

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says a proposed two-week quarantine for anyone travelling to Vancouver Island may not be the best way to proceed. Horgan...

'Failed by justice system'

Nov 18, 2020 / 10:38 am

A woman who abandoned her newborn in a ditch 34 years ago will not face criminal charges. The Crown has decided not to prosecute the woman, who was 17 when she...

Three days stuck in bush

Nov 17, 2020 / 9:59 am

Tamara Sandulak fought back tears as snow piled up on the windshield of the broken-down pickup. “I had a funny thought when I was in the truck. ‘If...

Tofino says please stay away

Nov 16, 2020 / 9:41 am

Tofino and Ucluelet are asking residents from the Lower Mainland to stay away for at least the next eight days. In a statement, the District of Ucluelet,...

Stranger coughs on baby

Nov 16, 2020 / 4:00 am

A mother is claiming a stranger verbally assaulted and coughed on her four-month-old baby while visiting Victoria General Hospital earlier this month. CTV News...

'Hospital at Home' begins

Nov 15, 2020 / 10:40 am

Dr. Elisabeth Crisci says when she first saw a man getting a blood transfusion in his living room as part of a home-based hospital-care program in Australia,...

Body recovered year later

Nov 14, 2020 / 4:37 pm

An internationally recognized underwater recovery team has located the body of a Lake Cowichan man who disappeared one year ago during a fishing trip. Colin...

Couple found after 3 days

Nov 14, 2020 / 12:50 pm

A missing Nanaimo couple and their dog Rex were found alive and well at 8:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Nanaimo RCMP said Tamara Sandulak and Cody Martin were found...

NASCAR driver suspended

Nov 13, 2020 / 5:21 pm

Driver/owner Josh Reaume of Victoria, one of the few Canadians to motor into the rarefied world of NASCAR, has been suspended indefinitely by the auto-racing...

New tech fights COVID-19

Nov 13, 2020 / 1:37 pm

A British Columbia grocery store is trying out brand new technology to fight COVID-19. The Quality Foods grocery store in Colwood, on Vancouver Island, say they...

Search for missing couple

Nov 13, 2020 / 10:44 am

A search has resumed for a Vancouver Island couple missing since Wednesday in a rugged area west of Nanaimo. Police say the search began Thursday for...

$100K jewelry store fraud

Nov 11, 2020 / 8:31 pm

A Victoria jewelry store is out nearly $100,000 after being hit with a sophisticated fraud scheme. Victoria police investigators received a report of a...

BC drone delivery arrives

Nov 9, 2020 / 1:42 pm

The shipping industry could be in for a major shift thanks in part to a B.C. based shipping service. InDro Robotics, a Salt Spring Island-based business, says...

Howie Meeker dies at 97

Nov 8, 2020 / 2:00 pm

Howie Meeker, who went from Stanley Cup-winner to Canadian hockey icon as a colourful TV hockey analyst who wore his heart on his sleeve, has died. He was 97. A...

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