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Youth promise pipeline fight

Feb 26, 2020 / 7:47 pm

Traffic was moving Wednesday night on a major highway in the Victoria area after a protest blocked the road earlier in the day. About 100 people were blocking...

Protest shuts down highway

Feb 26, 2020 / 2:27 pm

Protesters have blocked the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17) on Vancouver Island, cutting the primary traffic link between Victoria and the B.C. Ferries terminal and...

Basement full of wax figures

Feb 25, 2020 / 12:05 pm

It's not everyday you get greeted by Queen Victoria in your own home but for Ken Lane, it's an everyday occurrence. Since Victoria's Royal London...

Protest back at legislature

Feb 25, 2020 / 6:20 am

Supporters of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and their bid to stop a pipeline across their traditional territories returned to the British Columbia...

Missing scout leaders found

Feb 24, 2020 / 5:50 pm

Two scout leaders missing in the Sooke hills near Jordan River have been found safe and uninjured. Peter Kenmare and Lisa Nilsson spent Sunday night weathering...

Blind taxi passenger heard

Feb 23, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A discrimination complaint leveled against Victoria's Bluebird Cabs by a blind passenger will be heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, after the...

Tenants defy order to leave

Feb 21, 2020 / 9:48 am

A handful of residents continue to live in a Victoria-area highrise deemed unsafe for occupation more than a month after the building owner asked all tenants to...

Wins million, will buy fridge

Feb 20, 2020 / 6:56 am

How many times have you heard a lottery winner list off really boring things they’re going to do with their winnings? Not Nanaimo's Curtis Wright....

Poisoned eagle dies

Feb 19, 2020 / 3:47 pm

Despite the best efforts of veterinarians, a bald eagle has died after being poisoned by a pig carcass on Vancouver Island. CTV News reports staff at an animal...

Propeller fell off plane

Feb 19, 2020 / 1:10 pm

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. A propeller that fell off a small plane mid-flight on Tuesday morning, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a farmer’s...

Forestry rallies at legislature

Feb 18, 2020 / 4:32 pm

Hundreds of forestry workers staged a rally on the lawn of British Columbia's legislature Tuesday, reminding the government about how important the industry...

Plane crashes in field

Feb 18, 2020 / 9:40 am

A small plane crashed in a rural field north of Victoria Tuesday morning. The Saanich Fire Department says no one was injured when the Cessna 172P crashed in...

Attempted 'arrest' of premier

Feb 18, 2020 / 9:32 am

A number of pipeline protesters attempted what they called a “citizen's arrest” of Premier John Horgan outside his Vancouver Island home Tuesday...

8 bald eagles poisoned

Feb 18, 2020 / 8:22 am

The accidental poisoning of eight bald eagles should be a cautionary tale on the proper disposal of euthanized animals. On Sunday, members of the Raptor Rescue...

Judge throws out ticket

Feb 17, 2020 / 12:00 pm

A Vancouver Island woman has been acquitted of her distracted driving ticket by a judge on Feb. 11, adding yet another layer of clarification to provincial law...

Forestry rally on budget day

Feb 17, 2020 / 8:32 am

Thousands of B.C. forestry workers and their supporters are planning to gather for a rally on the B.C. legislature lawn Tuesday afternoon, coinciding with the...

Budget to stay the course

Feb 17, 2020 / 6:59 am

British Columbia's finance minister is promising to stay the course in her next budget to be tabled Tuesday in the legislature, while also monitoring...

Saviour for farmed salmon

Feb 16, 2020 / 6:46 am

A new 70-metre vessel equipped with technology to remove sea lice from farmed salmon has arrived in B.C. from Norway to work for Grieg Seafood B.C. Ltd. The...

Protests remain peaceful

Feb 14, 2020 / 3:35 pm

UPDATE 3:35 p.m. Police say pipeline protests outside government offices in Victoria on Friday were peaceful with much of the noise generated by passing...

Lack of wood closes mill

Feb 14, 2020 / 1:57 pm

Hundreds of forest industry workers will be affected as a pulp and paper mill on Vancouver Island shuts down for one month because it says it can't get...

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