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Missing over a year

Mar 24, 2021 / 9:42 am

Comox Valley RCMP are appealing for information on the whereabouts of James Wesley (Wes) Edwards, who has been missing for over a year. Edwards, who was 45 when...

Local trays keep vaccine safe

Mar 23, 2021 / 4:37 pm

When provincial health officials needed a way to safely carry precious vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to remote communities, they turned to the...

Shelter-in-place order lifted

Mar 22, 2021 / 1:52 pm

British Columbia's largest First Nation, the Cowichan Tribes, has lifted a shelter-in-place order more than two months after it was enacted to limit the...

Deal to end encampments

Mar 22, 2021 / 1:19 pm

The British Columbia government and the City of Victoria have signed an agreement that commits to ending current and future homeless encampments in local parks....

Man dies in crash

Mar 22, 2021 / 11:56 am

A single-car crash in a rural area near Nanaimo, B.C., has killed a 19-year-old man. RCMP say a passing motorist called for help Sunday after spotting a vehicle...

Steps back after diagnosis

Mar 22, 2021 / 11:56 am

A member of the British Columbia legislature says she's stepping back from her duties because her four-year-old son has been diagnosed with a brain tumour....

Stranger punches women

Mar 22, 2021 / 11:32 am

A man is facing assault charges after two women reported being punched by a stranger while walking in downtown Victoria on Friday. Police were called about 3...

Another hammer attack

Mar 21, 2021 / 12:50 pm

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating another incident in which a man was struck with a hammer in Courtenay. Police say the victim was walking in an alley behind...

B.C. surgeries catch up

Mar 19, 2021 / 1:11 pm

British Columbia's health minister says 95 per cent of surgeries that were postponed during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic have been completed,...

Logging death investigated

Mar 19, 2021 / 9:47 am

WorkSafe B.C., the B.C. Coroners Service and Port McNeill RCMP are investigating the death of a 41-year-old logger this week on Mount Connolly, northeast of...

Hit by runaway tire

Mar 19, 2021 / 9:39 am

A Nanaimo woman was taken to hospital Thursday after a runaway tire hit the windshield of the car she was a passenger in. At 9:50 a.m., Oceanside RCMP received...

Killed men were friends

Mar 18, 2021 / 5:38 pm

­ Gabriola Island residents Chris Straw and Marc Doré, who were good friends and beloved in the community, have been identified as the men who died...

Busted with loaded gun

Mar 18, 2021 / 10:05 am

A woman was arrested after Victoria Police found a loaded, heavily modified .22 calibre rifle in her possession. Officers on patrol in the parking lot of a...

Blind, abandoned by taxi

Mar 18, 2021 / 9:54 am

Victoria Nolan, a blind rower training for the Paralympics, was able to hold it together when she was dropped off by a taxi driver in the wrong location with no...

Guilty manslaughter pleas

Mar 17, 2021 / 10:14 am

Victoria provincial court heard a tale of domestic assault, unfounded jealousy and a friendship run off the rails as two men pleaded guilty to manslaughter in...

Crane topples, 2 dead

Mar 16, 2021 / 5:13 pm

UPDATE 5:15 p.m. The RCMP say two workers have died after a crane toppled on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. The Mounties say in a news release that police...

Child luring court martial

Mar 16, 2021 / 10:25 am

The Victoria court martial of Master Sailor Randolph Machtmes began Monday on charges of luring a child, invitation to sexual touching and disgraceful conduct....

Police shooting at hospital

Mar 15, 2021 / 10:50 am

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating an officer-involved shooting at Royal Jubilee Hospital this morning. Victoria Police Department...

Concerned over violence

Mar 14, 2021 / 3:00 pm

If you don’t feel safe in downtown Victoria, Matt Waterman wants you to speak up. The Victoria police staff sergeant has been patrolling the streets for...

Unexpected refuge in B.C.

Mar 13, 2021 / 7:25 pm

Marion and Paul Bauer left Bavaria in 2017. They boarded their sailboat planning to circumnavigate the globe. And they enjoyed every nautical mile of their...