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Fire-damaged totem pole returns to Malahat summit after restoration

Fire-damaged totem pole returns to Malahat summit after restoration

Vancouver Island Sep 30, 2022 / 9:45 am

First Nations officials and other dignitaries held a private ceremony to unveil the refurbished Salish Bear totem pole on Vancouver Island's Malahat summit...

Reality TV series featuring Sooke family premieres Thursday night

Reality TV series featuring Sooke family premieres Thursday night

Vancouver Island Sep 29, 2022 / 5:23 pm

At first glance, Big Timber is a reality TV series about trees — big trees. But it’s also about the people who fell them, and the family that sells...

New hotel planned to rise from ashes of Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria

New hotel planned to rise from ashes of Plaza Hotel in downtown Victoria

Victoria Sep 29, 2022 / 9:52 am

Three years after Victoria's Plaza Hotel was reduced to smouldering rubble, life is starting to stir at the corner of Government Street and Pandora Avenue....

Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Ex-Nanaimo education assistant sentenced to six years for sexual offences

Nanaimo Sep 28, 2022 / 6:50 pm

A former Nanaimo education assistant has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual offences against three developmentally-delayed teenagers. Glen...

Campbell River driver sentenced to 18 months jail in fatal crash that killed friend

Campbell River driver sentenced to 18 months jail in fatal crash that killed friend

Campbell River Sep 28, 2022 / 9:46 am

A Campbell River man who killed his friend in a drunk-driving crash two years ago has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, followed by two years of probation....

Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking on Haida Gwaii

Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking on Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii Sep 28, 2022 / 7:47 am

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to British Columbia's north coast to probe the sinking of a tour boat in Haida Gwaii. A statement from the...

Victoria seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking park space for elders

Victoria seniors stage protest at vacant school field, seeking park space for elders

Victoria Sep 27, 2022 / 2:36 pm

Dozens of Victoria, B.C., seniors have staged a rally at a former school field to demand more elder-friendly park space, contrasting their situation with...

Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Tofino Sep 27, 2022 / 9:28 am

A former Tofino man has been awarded $75,805 after his elbow was injured and his car repeatedly struck by another man wielding a piece of wood like a baseball...

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 5:06 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of...

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 6:47 am

A man suspected of exposing himself to a woman walking near downtown Victoria Sunday afternoon may have victimized others, police say. Police were called to...

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria Sep 25, 2022 / 8:00 am

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak says he supports ­involuntary custodial care for people ­struggling with substance abuse and mental illness who are at...

Victoria senior still missing in Spain; MP presses for answers

Victoria senior still missing in Spain; MP presses for answers

Victoria Sep 25, 2022 / 7:22 am

Victoria MP Laurel Collins continued to press the federal government this week for answers about a Victoria man’s disappearance in Europe. Scott Graham,...

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Victoria Sep 23, 2022 / 5:54 pm

A man arrested in connection with an incident where a passenger pulled a knife on a bus driver is wanted in Ontario on charges including attempted murder,...

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Campbell River Sep 23, 2022 / 9:28 am

A company contracted by the Canadian Coast Guard has started removing the ­remaining fuel from a sunken barge at Duncan Bay, north of Campbell River. The...

Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 6:15 pm

Victoria police have released images taken from surveillance video of a suspect in the threatening of a bus driver with a knife. The driver called police to the...

Historic former hospital on market for $13.2 million in Victoria

Historic former hospital on market for $13.2 million in Victoria

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 9:55 am

It comes with columns, mosaic tile floors, massive oak entrance doors, intricate stained glass windows, its own chapel and a sweet location on just over half an...

Police looking for more victims in string of Victoria rental frauds

Police looking for more victims in string of Victoria rental frauds

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 7:00 am

Victoria Police have arrested two suspects and are asking victims to come forward after discovering a number of rental frauds that have cost people tens of...

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Nanaimo Sep 20, 2022 / 10:08 am

A man was arrested and charged Sunday evening after firing at Nanaimo RCMP officers with a BB gun from behind a rock. Nanaimo RCMP said they received a report...

Queen honoured in procession, commemorative service in Victoria, B.C.

Queen honoured in procession, commemorative service in Victoria, B.C.

Victoria Sep 19, 2022 / 1:37 pm

Dignitaries including British Columbia's premier and lieutenant-governor joined a commemorative service Monday in honour of Queen Elizabeth in the capital...

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria Sep 18, 2022 / 7:15 am

A narrow sliver of Victoria's Fernwood parkland is ground zero in a simmering dispute between tenters and the park’s neighbours. About 1,000 people...

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