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Major marine exercises

Sep 26, 2019 / 8:59 am

Nearly two dozen agencies are responding to an environmental emergency off Vancouver Island, but fortunately it's only a drill. Vessels and members from the...

Crane spills load on street

Sep 25, 2019 / 3:48 pm

Downtown Victoria traffic was snarled Wednesday after a portion of a concrete form collapsed as it was being lifted by a crane. The incident happened at the...

Victoria wants bag ban back

Sep 25, 2019 / 2:20 pm

The City of Victoria will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to review a court decision that overturned its business bylaw banning single-use plastic bags. The...

Deadly rabbit disease back

Sep 25, 2019 / 9:30 am

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease, fatal to pet rabbits, has reappeared in B.C., this time on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, and the provincial government...

TSB probes chopper crash

Sep 25, 2019 / 6:30 am

A pilot of a commercial helicopter died after a crash that struck a respected Indigenous carver's studio and narrowly missed the artist on Vancouver Island....

Talks on 'dangerous' road

Sep 25, 2019 / 6:22 am

A First Nation says it had a "productive discussion" Tuesday with British Columbia Premier John Horgan about a logging road where two university...

Dad's fate in jury's hands

Sep 24, 2019 / 3:58 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court jury is deliberating the fate of an Oak Bay man accused of murdering his two young daughters on Christmas Day 2017. Andrew Berry has...

1 dead in chopper crash

Sep 24, 2019 / 3:30 pm

One person is dead after a commercial helicopter crashed in the Tyee Spit area of Campbell River on Tuesday. Campbell River RCMP and firefighters responded to...

Deadly 'shrooms kill puppy

Sep 23, 2019 / 6:48 am

The public is being reminded of the danger posed by death cap mushrooms after a 16-week-old puppy suspected of eating them died. Victoria Humane Society...

Pledge to plant 5,000 trees

Sep 21, 2019 / 10:41 pm

Victoria is promising to plant 5,000 trees on public and private land by the end of 2020 as part of the United Nations Trees in Cities Challenge. The city says...

Charged after senseless act

Sep 20, 2019 / 9:00 pm

Following a hit-and-run that took place in Victoria on July 15, a Victoria man is now facing four charges related to the incident. University of Victoria...

Historic deal for First Nation

Sep 20, 2019 / 7:32 pm

A First Nation has signed an agreement that will return over 3,000 hectares of land after it has been in treaty negotiations for more than two decades. The land...

Another rabid bat found

Sep 20, 2019 / 10:21 am

For the second time in less than a month, a dead rabies-infected bat has been found near an elementary school in Saanich. Island Health confirmed Thursday that...

Horgan to talk deadly road

Sep 20, 2019 / 9:56 am

Premier John Horgan is expected to meet with Indigenous leaders on Vancouver Island next week to discuss the state of a treacherous logging road where two...

Invasive hornets destroyed

Sep 20, 2019 / 6:34 am

A nest of invasive Asian giant hornets has been discovered and destroyed in a park south of Nanaimo. The provincial government says its experts and a group of...

Tighter rules for legislature

Sep 19, 2019 / 2:08 pm

British Columbia's auditor general says tighter rules on expenses for top officers at the legislature are needed following allegations of spending abuses...

Pit bulls maul mini horse

Sep 18, 2019 / 8:17 pm

A miniature therapeutic horse was severely injured after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls this week in Nanaimo. CTV News reports the two dogs broke free...

Overdose while driving

Sep 18, 2019 / 6:54 pm

Police in Victoria are investigating a crash believed to be caused by an overdose behind the wheel. CTV News reports officers were called to the two-car crash...

Review after bus crash

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:52 pm

The University of Victoria says the outcome of a review into a bus crash on Vancouver Island that killed two of its students will guide decisions on...

Cannabis grower shutdown

Sep 18, 2019 / 7:47 am

Health Canada has suspended the licence of Victoria-based cannabis grower Evergreen Medicinal Supply, effectively shutting down the operations of the...

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