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Drowning victim identified

Feb 2, 2015 / 3:47 pm

The coroners service has identified a woman who was pulled from a fast-flowing river on Vancouver Island. Twenty-six-year-old Veronika Weaver of Comox could not...

Talked down off bridge

Jan 30, 2015 / 3:10 pm

RCMP in Nanaimo were able to successfully talk a man down off the ledge of the Pearson Bridge Thursday night. Police received a 911 call about 10:45 p.m....

McRae steps down from cabinet

Jan 30, 2015 / 11:43 am

A British Columbia minister has asked to step down from cabinet to deal with a family member's health problems. The premier's office issued a statement...

Hockey rivalry gets out of hand

Jan 27, 2015 / 5:02 pm

A junior hockey team owner on Vancouver Island who's been ordered to stay away from the owners of a rival team says he regrets the heated arguments that set...

Clark promises balanced budget

Jan 27, 2015 / 6:01 am

British Columbia's diverse economy is its greatest asset, and Premier Christy Clark said that's what is helping her government to present another...

Low oil good for B.C., says Clark

Jan 22, 2015 / 7:10 pm

Go West, oil worker. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is telling employees who find themselves out of a job because of dropping oil prices that her...

'Kill your teacher' video probed

Jan 21, 2015 / 11:42 am

RCMP on Vancouver Island won't be investigating an online video featuring two boys advocating violence against a teacher after finding no evidence the...

'Abrasive' parents face hockey ban

Jan 21, 2015 / 5:00 am

A minor hockey league on Vancouver Island is warning parents that it will ban all spectators from the stands during games if they continue to verbally abuse...

'Big one' will rip Van. Island open

Jan 18, 2015 / 6:43 am

The low tide, bright sunshine and constant roar of endlessly approaching waves display the full power of the wide-open Vancouver Island shoreline at the remote...

Man dies from stab wound

Jan 16, 2015 / 11:00 am

Mounties in Langford, B.C., say a 30-year-old man who was stabbed in his leg on Wednesday has died. RCMP in the southern Vancouver Island city say Kyle Jansen...

Mayor asked to step down

Jan 16, 2015 / 9:00 am

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell has been asked to step down as chair of the district’s police board after leveling bombshell allegations against law...

Purchase to save contested islet

Jan 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

The B.C. government and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are teaming up to buy a First Nation burial site where a landowner had been building a house. Grace...

Crash blamed on pilot error

Jan 14, 2015 / 10:15 am

The Transportation Safety Board is calling for stricter safety measures for the country's air-taxi industry in a report released Tuesday that blames pilot...

Armed robbery at liquor store

Jan 13, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Police are searching for three men who attempted to rob the Terminal Park liquor store in Nanaimo on Saturday night. Video surveillance photos released by the...

Police refute mayor's spying claim

Jan 13, 2015 / 7:20 pm

Police who reviewed Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell’s bombshell allegation of office spying have determined no crime was committed. CTV Vancouver reports...

Exxon proposes $25B LNG project

Jan 12, 2015 / 3:49 pm

Texas-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp., has submitted plans to develop what could be a $25-billion liquefied natural gas project near Prince Rupert on...

Cougar stalks cat into home

Jan 9, 2015 / 11:00 am

When Vancouver Island resident Ted Benson heard a loud clicking sound coming from his porch Monday night, he figured there was probably a dog outside....

School prank costs parents 50K

Jan 8, 2015 / 6:56 pm

A teenaged boy who set off the fire sprinklers at his Nanaimo, B.C., high school while playing a prank has broken new legal ground and cost his parents nearly...

Stabbing, not fire, killed man

Jan 7, 2015 / 4:29 pm

Stab wounds, not a house fire, killed a man whose body was discovered among two others in a Victoria home, a coroner's report has concluded. It says Mark...

Youth charged in school stabbing

Jan 7, 2015 / 12:15 pm

RCMP in the Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith say a youth has been charged with assault with a weapon after a stabbing at the local high school. Officials...