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Whale-watching crew pull father and son from ocean near Nanaimo after canoe capsizes

Whale-watching crew pull father and son from ocean near Nanaimo after canoe capsizes

Apr 20, 2022 / 9:58 am

A Nanaimo father and son are safe, thanks to a nearby whale-watching vessel, after their canoe flipped, dumping them into the rough, frigid waters between Mudge...

How a collection of shipping containers became a community

How a collection of shipping containers became a community

Apr 17, 2022 / 8:00 am

For a community that allows no visitors, the Tiny Homes Village looks welcoming on the outside, with colourful murals adorning the sides of shipping containers...

Victoria council streamlines approval process for affordable housing

Victoria council streamlines approval process for affordable housing

Apr 15, 2022 / 9:14 pm

The City of Victoria has become the first local government in B.C. to approve an accelerated process for qualifying affordable housing projects after...

Victoria council unanimously passes motion for affordable housing construction

Victoria council unanimously passes motion for affordable housing construction

Apr 15, 2022 / 1:00 pm

Some affordable housing projects in Victoria will now be able to skip rezonings or public hearings after city council unanimously passed a motion at a meeting...

Mechanical problem strands passengers on Nanaimo ferry route

Mechanical problem strands passengers on Nanaimo ferry route

Apr 14, 2022 / 10:45 am

Mechanical difficulties with the Queen of Oak Bay stranded ferry passengers for hours Wednesday night and resulted in sailing cancellations and delays between...

IIO clears officers in Vancouver Island arrest in which man was bitten on neck by dog

IIO clears officers in Vancouver Island arrest in which man was bitten on neck by dog

Apr 14, 2022 / 10:42 am

Police have been exonerated in a 2021 incident on a Victoria-area trail in which a man was bitten on the neck by a police dog, according to an Independent...

Nanaimo RCMP look for person of interest in suspicious fires

Nanaimo RCMP look for person of interest in suspicious fires

Apr 13, 2022 / 6:13 pm

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a person of interest in connection with two of three suspicious fires in the area of Seventh Street over the past week. Police...

Judge parks B.C. student's class-action lawsuit

Judge parks B.C. student's class-action lawsuit

Apr 13, 2022 / 2:22 pm

A BC Supreme Court judge has thrown out a University of Victoria graduate’s bid for a class action lawsuit over the university’s refusal to refund...

Crews search waters for man who fell off a sailboat near Nanaimo, B.C.

Crews search waters for man who fell off a sailboat near Nanaimo, B.C.

Apr 12, 2022 / 4:25 pm

The RCMP say a search was underway in the waters off Nanaimo, B.C., for a man who is presumed to have drowned after falling off a sailboat. Police say they were...

Trudeau wants more electric vehicles across Canada; does not rule out nuclear power

Trudeau wants more electric vehicles across Canada; does not rule out nuclear power

Apr 11, 2022 / 1:24 pm

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he wants to make it easier for more Canadians to drive electric vehicles and he isn't ruling out nuclear...

Victoria welcomes the first cruise ship to dock in Canada in more than 2 years

Victoria welcomes the first cruise ship to dock in Canada in more than 2 years

Apr 10, 2022 / 8:23 am

The first international cruise ship to dock in Canada in more than two years arrived in Victoria Saturday morning. Ian Robertson, chief executive officer of the...

Province announces funding for clinics as region loses third walk-in this month

Province announces funding for clinics as region loses third walk-in this month

Apr 9, 2022 / 8:45 am

The B.C. government will spend $3.46 million to keep five south Island walk-in clinics open, but the money won’t save three ­others set to close this...

Teens as young as 14 carrying bear spray, knives, say RCMP

Teens as young as 14 carrying bear spray, knives, say RCMP

Apr 8, 2022 / 10:40 am

Teens carrying bear spray and hand-made shanks and using drugs and alcohol are making the community more dangerous, and risking serious injury and weapons...

Pilot who died in crash was a skilled flyer, community-minded, says friend

Pilot who died in crash was a skilled flyer, community-minded, says friend

Apr 7, 2022 / 6:25 pm

A Port Alberni helicopter pilot killed in a crash on the North Island Wednesday was a skilled pilot, hard worker and a family man who was quick to volunteer in...

Unconscious occupant pulled from burning home in Colwood

Unconscious occupant pulled from burning home in Colwood

Apr 7, 2022 / 10:28 am

Firefighters rescued an unconscious resident from a burning house in the Victoria suburb of Colwood early Thursday. The resident was placed on the lawn and...

Sea lions feast on salmon after breaking into Vancouver Island fish farm

Sea lions feast on salmon after breaking into Vancouver Island fish farm

Apr 7, 2022 / 10:22 am

About two dozen voracious sea lions have broken into net pens at Cermaq Canada’s fish farm northeast of Tofino, where they are gobbling up farmed Atlantic...

B.C. welcomes more than 100,000 people — the most in 60 years

B.C. welcomes more than 100,000 people — the most in 60 years

Apr 6, 2022 / 4:41 pm

British Columbia set a new record for the number of people moving into the province in a single year in 2021. New data released by Statistics Canada shows that...

Pilot killed in helicopter crash near Sayward on Vancouver Island

Pilot killed in helicopter crash near Sayward on Vancouver Island

Apr 6, 2022 / 4:39 pm

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. RCMP say the pilot of a helicopter that crashed in a remote area on northeast Vancouver Island has been killed. Police say in a news release...

Senior rescued after fallen tree smashes mobile home in Langford

Senior rescued after fallen tree smashes mobile home in Langford

Apr 6, 2022 / 10:39 am

A senior was hospitalized with serious injuries but her neighbour was unhurt when a large tree fell onto their mobile homes Monday night in the Victoria suburb...

Man dies after being struck by car at Nanaimo, B.C., intersection: RCMP

Man dies after being struck by car at Nanaimo, B.C., intersection: RCMP

Apr 5, 2022 / 1:31 pm

Mounties on Vancouver Island say they're investigating a collision between a vehicle and a 30-year-old pedestrian who died of his injuries. A statement...

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