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Suspect sought in sex assault

Sep 4, 2014 / 7:13 am

Mounties on Vancouver Island have released a composite sketch as they search for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman. Police say the...

Mill shooter could get severance

Aug 26, 2014 / 8:44 am

A man charged in a mass shooting at a Vancouver Island sawmill where he was laid off six years ago may now be entitled to severance pay as part of a settlement...

Ball hockey game breaks record

Aug 13, 2014 / 8:13 am

A group of exhausted players in Nanaimo, B.C., spent Tuesday night in their own beds after scoring what they hope is a world record for the longest street...

Man accused of $65M fraud

Aug 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

The British Columbia Securities Commission has ruled that 484 people were defrauded of $65 million over a 3 1/2-year period by a former mutual fund salesman who...

Arsonist torches 4 cars

Aug 7, 2014 / 11:45 am

Seven people are safe but damage from an early morning arson in Nanaimo, is tallied at around $100,000. RCMP say a deliberately set blaze destroyed four cars, a...

Teacher banned from province

Jul 30, 2014 / 2:10 pm

A BC elementary school teacher convicted for possession of child pornography has been banned from teaching in the province. Timothy Ouellette was sentenced to...

Plane crash kills 2 on island

Jul 28, 2014 / 7:30 am

Two men were killed when their homemade plane crashed into a golf course on Vancouver Island Saturday night. Gerald Thom of Lake Cowichan and Michael Weir of...

Woman tackles burglar

Jul 22, 2014 / 7:00 pm

A feisty Vancouver Island woman is being applauded by Mounties for taking down a male burglar who broke into her home. Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien says...

First Nation gets LNG plant

Jul 8, 2014 / 12:38 pm

A Vancouver-based company and a Port Alberni-area First Nation have signed a agreement to build a liquefied natural gas export facility on Vancouver Island....

Fishing line across bike route

Jun 23, 2014 / 1:48 pm

Police in Victoria have issued a warning to cyclists after someone strung fishing line across a bike route near the city's downtown. A woman called 911 to...

Sewer dispute hits the fan

Jun 11, 2014 / 12:10 pm

The bubbling dispute over the treatment of Victoria's sewage has seeped into the international arena, with Washington state's governor urging BC Premier...

Cat shot with arrow dies

Jun 3, 2014 / 3:45 pm

RCMP are warning residents on Pender Island to keep a close eye on their pets after a cat walked home with an arrow lodged in its body. The feline named Wishes...

World War II vets found

May 30, 2014 / 2:02 pm

On Oct. 30, 1942, an Avro Anson Second World War aircraft lifted off from Patricia Bay on Vancouver Island for a routine training mission carrying a Canadian...

Man survives 5 day ordeal

May 28, 2014 / 6:47 am

A Vancouver Island man who suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia has been found after a five day ordeal. Searchers spotted 65-year-old Jamie Sproule...

Gov't sidesteps sewage issue

May 27, 2014 / 12:47 pm

British Columbia's environment minister says she won't intervene in the dispute over a sewage treatment facility for Victoria-area communities, but she...

Human skull found

May 16, 2014 / 8:15 am

Victoria police are investigating the discovery of a human skull. Police spokesman Bowen Osoko says the skull was found by a resident cleaning an outbuilding in...

Cops injured in apartment fire

May 16, 2014 / 7:38 am

A group of Victoria police officers risked their own lives when flames erupted from a high-rise apartment building early Thursday morning. According to CTV...

BC restaurant bans tipping

May 13, 2014 / 1:00 pm

A British Columbia restaurant says it will not be accepting tips from customers when it opens next month – a move that the owner believes will mark a...

Victimized by malicious claims

May 11, 2014 / 8:35 am

Doctors treat the ill in Port Alberni, B.C., but only the B.C. Supreme Court could cure the ill will that developed between several physicians in that Vancouver...

Sawmill shooting victim mourned

May 10, 2014 / 2:40 pm

Hundreds turned out for a memorial for one of two men who were fatally shot in a Vancouver Island mill. Services for Fred McEachern (MAC-ACK-RIN) were held in...

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