Victoria News Mar 4 to 10, 2018

One dead in AM incident

Mar 10, 2018 / 4:46 pm

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. One man has been confirmed dead as a result of a "disturbance call" in Victoria early Saturday morning, according to the Victoria...

Kids in halls of power

Mar 8, 2018 / 1:48 pm

Tears were flowing in the B.C. legislature as politicians from all parties voted to allow children on the floor of the chamber. Energy Minister Michelle Mungall...

James hints at tax rewrite

Mar 8, 2018 / 6:29 am

British Columbia's finance minister is dropping hints the blueprint for the province's proposed speculation tax is being redrawn after a homeowner...

Dog dies of neglect

Mar 7, 2018 / 10:52 am

There has been another horrific case of animal cruelty in the province. The latest incident happened in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Animal cruelty charges have...

NDP drops home program

Mar 7, 2018 / 9:04 am

A project designed to help young British Columbians buy their first home is coming to an end due to lack of interest. The BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity...

Unlicensed daycare details

Mar 7, 2018 / 6:33 am

The B.C. government says they intend to do more about unlicensed daycares in the province and will go so far as to post details online. Under proposed changes...

Taxman ruined their lives

Mar 6, 2018 / 2:13 pm

A Vancouver Island couple has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in damages after a judge criticized the Canada Revenue Agency for the "ruination" of...

Rabbits dropping like flies

Mar 6, 2018 / 2:02 pm

A rare disease is killing hundreds of feral rabbits in a Vancouver Island community, and pet owners are being advised to take steps to protect their animals....

Old-growth forests dwindle

Mar 6, 2018 / 12:52 pm

The Sierra Club of B.C. has released a new map showing that endangered old-growth rainforests on Vancouver Island are becoming – in its words –...

Plea to clear out camp

Mar 6, 2018 / 7:49 am

Victoria-area residents are begging police to do something about a long-term homeless camp. Neighbours of Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich say the site is...

3 cougars shot

Mar 6, 2018 / 7:03 am

More cougar trouble on Vancouver Island. The province now says three cougars were destroyed after killing farm livestock near the Courtenay-Cumberland...

Eby remodels ICBC

Mar 5, 2018 / 2:43 pm

The minister in charge of public auto insurance in British Columbia says he's looking to remodel the system to reward good drivers with lower rates and...

Victoria moves on derelicts

Mar 5, 2018 / 2:35 pm

It's been years in the making but finally, the City of Victoria has been handed a mandate to clear the parts of the inner harbour from derelict boats. The...

Cougar close encounter

Mar 5, 2018 / 6:57 am

A Campbell River man recorded a close encounter with a cougar this week. Adam Barch was out setting up trail cameras north of Campbell River this week when he...