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Young BC father's COVID death inspires others to get vaccinated

Sep 29, 2021 / 10:00 am

A young Duncan farmer, a father of two young girls, has died of COVID-19 after a weeks-long struggle that has inspired others to be vaccinated against the...

Man charged with assaulting a Victoria police officer who was struck by vehicle

Sep 28, 2021 / 6:55 pm

Victoria police say a man has been charged after a police officer was struck by a vehicle. The department says in a news release that the vehicle that struck...

B.C. judge denies injunction extension over Fairy Creek logging

Sep 28, 2021 / 5:11 pm

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has denied a forest company's application to extend an injunction against blockades by people opposed to the logging...

BC had 650 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in past 24 hours

Sep 28, 2021 / 4:16 pm

Another 652 British Columbians tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 162in the Interior, down 15 from Monday. The new cases bring...

227 bears euthanized across BC this summer

Sep 28, 2021 / 10:26 am

Eight bears have had to be destroyed in the Tofino-Ucluelet region so far this year — nearly triple the number from last year — and it could get...

Victoria police officer in hospital after being struck by vehicle, driver arrested

Sep 27, 2021 / 12:49 pm

A Victoria police officer has been seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on a city street. Police say in a news release that the officer was on...

UVic researchers lead plan to lock carbon in the ocean floor

Sep 27, 2021 / 9:48 am

Scientists warn that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are driving the Earth toward a point of no return when it comes to the dire consequences of climate...

Teenager Jesokah Adkens disappeared without a trace in 2001

Sep 27, 2021 / 9:42 am

Cars and trucks rumble by the faded memorial on the side of the winding highway into the village of Sooke. Twenty years ago, this site on the shoulder of the...

Island Health trying to find places for street population to isolate with COVID

Sep 25, 2021 / 10:55 am

Island Health is looking for places where people who live in shelters or on the street can isolate if they contract COVID-19. On Friday, chief medical health...

Paver killed, flagger injured by suspected speeding drunk driver south of Nanaimo

Sep 24, 2021 / 1:00 pm

Alcohol and speed are believed to have been contributing factors when a vehicle hit two members of a paving crew south of Nanaimo just before midnight Thursday....

Victoria Police investigate cathedral graffiti as hate crime

Sep 24, 2021 / 7:35 am

Victoria police have released surveillance images of what they’re calling a hate crime targeting St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Cameras show two people...

Grieving BC father urges vaccination after daughter's COVID death

Sep 23, 2021 / 10:06 am

A grieving father who will bury his daughter this week is urging people to get vaccinated, warning that COVID-19 is a merciless disease. Juliana Charlene...

Arrest made after suspect drove truck on top of police car, tried to ram pedestrians

Sep 23, 2021 / 9:59 am

Victoria police say a man wanted for allegedly driving a truck onto the hood of a police vehicle in Central Saanich and attempting to ram three pedestrians was...

Protest undermines B.C. healing ceremony for Indigenous woman, family seeks refocus

Sep 20, 2021 / 9:07 am

Family of a Vancouver Island Indigenous woman killed during a police wellness check in New Brunswick says the effort to seek justice has been overshadowed by a...

Five arrested after liquid poured on B.C. police chief at memorial for Chantel Moore

Sep 19, 2021 / 7:15 am

Five people were arrested after the chief of the Victoria Police Department had liquid poured on him while attending a ceremony for an Indigenous woman killed...

Green Party leader makes surprise, last-minute visit to Vancouver Island

Sep 18, 2021 / 10:04 pm

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and travelled to British Columbia Saturday, marking her first...

Five people arrested after liquid poured on Victoria Police Chief at memorial for Chantel Moore

Sep 18, 2021 / 6:45 pm

Five people have been arrested after a Victoria police chief had a liquid poured on him at a memorial event for an Indigenous woman killed during a wellness...

Alaska cruise ship bill would have 'devastating' economic impact on BC economy

Sep 17, 2021 / 6:51 am

Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating"...

Protesters not 'terrorists': Lawyers argue against Fairy Creek injunction extension

Sep 16, 2021 / 5:26 pm

A British Columbia court heard today from lawyers who say people from all walks of life with concerns about protecting old-growth trees from logging on...

Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction extension over logging in B.C.

Sep 15, 2021 / 2:17 pm

A lawyer representing a man opposed to the extension of an injunction against ongoing protests over old-growth logging says the B.C. Supreme Court should keep...