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Wanted man chased down

Jul 16, 2019 / 5:01 pm

A wanted man led police on a foot chase through downtown Victoria Tuesday afternoon. A man, wanted on a nationwide warrant, was believed to be armed with a gun,...

Bat bite victim identified

Jul 16, 2019 / 2:08 pm

The victim of a fatal bat bite has now been identified. The Vancouver Island man who contracted rabies from a bat has now been identified as 21-year-old Nick...

On right ride-hailing road?

Jul 16, 2019 / 10:37 am

The British Columbia government's firm position on tougher driver's licence requirements for ride-hailing is a move in the right direction, given the...

Fishers stage floating protest

Jul 16, 2019 / 6:39 am

Sport fishermen, guides and their supporters staged a floating protest Monday off Victoria over a ban on fishing for chinook salmon. Darren Wright, co-owner of...

Mall evacuated over gun

Jul 16, 2019 / 6:12 am

RCMP say a male suspect has been arrested after a report that a youth was allegedly seen with a gun in a mall on Vancouver Island. Sgt. Jon Stuart says...

Cop shop evacuated

Jul 15, 2019 / 4:06 pm

If you find something that looks like a bomb, don’t pick it up and bring it into the police station. That reminder comes from North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP...

Teen girl assaulted on trail

Jul 14, 2019 / 6:46 am

RCMP on Vancouver Island are looking for a suspect in the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl on the Galloping Goose trail in Langford. The victim told...

Sunscreen evacuates airport

Jul 13, 2019 / 2:58 pm

A bottle of sunscreen caused the evacuation of the Victoria airport Saturday. At 10:33 a.m. airport officials tweeted: We are currently dealing with a security...

Foul play suspected in death

Jul 13, 2019 / 6:12 am

Foul play is suspected in the death of a man found in a Metchosin residence on Friday, RCMP say. Officers found the man when they followed up on a report that...

Dam tower crashes down

Jul 12, 2019 / 4:30 pm

One of what were once the tallest towers on Vancouver Island came crashing down Friday. The first of three surge towers at the John Hart dam in Campbell River...

Would-be robbers on cam

Jul 12, 2019 / 6:27 am

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating an attempted early morning break-in of a bank deposit box last week by two masked men wielding tools. Police said when employees...

Plastic bag ban shot down

Jul 11, 2019 / 1:50 pm

British Columbia's top court has quashed a bylaw prohibiting single-use plastic bags in Victoria, saying the city failed to get the approval of the...

Escapee's lifetime of jail

Jul 11, 2019 / 10:00 am

For James Busch, who was born in Edmonton and is a member of the Cold Lake First Nation, his recapture after escaping from Vancouver Island's William Head...

Foreign sub in Cdn waters

Jul 11, 2019 / 6:38 am

Whale watchers caught a glimpse of a military submarine in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Tuesday – but it wasn't Canadian. The Royal Canadian Navy's...

Doing drugs at Dr's office?

Jul 11, 2019 / 6:30 am

Nanaimo council is preparing to change zoning rules to permit supervised consumption sites in medical offices, as all levels of government try to stem the...

Man found dead on trail

Jul 11, 2019 / 6:19 am

The B.C. Coroners service is investigating the death of a man found unresponsive on a hiking trail near the village of Cumberland. The Cumberland man, in his...

Attacked by black bear

Jul 10, 2019 / 6:45 am

A man is recovering after a black bear attack on Vancouver Island. The attack happened July 1 on a remote logging road near Woss, CTV News reports. The victim...

Escapees recaptured

Jul 10, 2019 / 6:21 am

Two inmates, a killer and robber, who escaped from William Head Institution on Vancouver Island were recaptured Tuesday night, police said. The two men broke...

Mom weeps at dad's trial

Jul 10, 2019 / 6:12 am

A mother wept at her estranged husband's trial for the murder of their daughters when a defence lawyer accused her of lying about when she learned the...

Highway 'impassable'

Jul 9, 2019 / 1:49 pm

Blasting work on Vancouver Island has shut down Highway 4. The planned work brought down massive boulders near Kennedy Lake, Tuesday, making the east-west...

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