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BC man dies while family on hold with 911 for half an hour

Sep 15, 2021 / 9:38 am

The children of a 72-year-old Parksville man say their father died on his kitchen floor while they were on hold with 911 for half an hour before an ambulance...

Victoria Police deeply concerned by rise in violence against officers

Sep 15, 2021 / 9:31 am

One officer was head-butted and another spat on this week after responding to a report of a man kicking a building and smashing bottles. Victoria police were...

Well-known Courtenay goat slips the farm again, visits big box stores

Sep 14, 2021 / 10:04 am

Billy the Goat likes to go shopping. He was seen checking out the specials inside the Courtenay Walmart, and apparently went looking for something to wear...

Crowd protests vaccine passports outside BC legislature in Victoria

Sep 14, 2021 / 9:59 am

About 150 people gathered on the legislature lawn to protest B.C.’s vaccine card on Monday, the first day British Columbians were required to show proof...

RCMP make 27 more arrests at B.C. old-growth logging blockades

Sep 12, 2021 / 2:45 pm

RCMP enforcement of a B.C. Supreme Court injunction against blockades set up to prevent old-growth logging on Vancouver Island continued this weekend. The...

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP search for missing woman

Sep 11, 2021 / 9:50 pm

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is asking for the public's help in locating Taylor McGinnis, who was reported missing on Saturday. McGinnis was last seen on...

J-Pod orcas return to the Salish Sea to 'scout' for salmon

Sep 10, 2021 / 6:54 pm

Some southern resident killer whales in J-Pod returned to the Salish Sea this week, likely as “scouts” looking for salmon around the Fraser and...

Federal Green Party's battle for survival unfolds on Vancouver Island

Sep 10, 2021 / 1:47 pm

Vancouver Island is a long way from the seat of power in Ottawa, but it's a vital battleground this election for the survival of the federal Green Party. ...

ICBC investigating claims driving instructor sexually harassed students

Sep 10, 2021 / 9:47 am

The Insurance Corporation of B.C. is looking into allegations of sexual harassment by Victoria driving-school owner Steve Wallace toward female students....

Partially sunken barge at Quadra Island raises safety concerns

Sep 10, 2021 / 9:40 am

A heavy barge meant for visitor accommodation that sank Friday in picturesque Gowlland Harbour at Quadra Island appears to be abandoned, raising the question of...

Tonnes of plastic pulled from ocean in Victoria-based trials

Sep 10, 2021 / 9:36 am

About eight tonnes of plastics have been hauled out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first of two six-week tests of a new trash-collecting system....

Off-duty officer saves toddler's life on side of north Island highway

Sep 9, 2021 / 3:54 pm

The baby’s cry was the most beautiful sound Const. Denise Laforest had ever heard. The off-duty RCMP officer was driving to Alert Bay with her two small...

Massive dolphin pod a 'breathtaking spectacle' for photographer

Sep 9, 2021 / 10:37 am

A Vancouver photographer captured spellbinding images of dolphins as they frolicked off the B.C. coast. Liron Gertsman photographed the pod of Pacific...

Cougar locks eyes with B.C. homeowner after killing neighbourhood cat, dog

Sep 8, 2021 / 5:39 pm

Conservation officers have euthanized a cougar in the small community of Port Alice on Vancouver Island after it killed a cat and a small dog. Jason Yunker woke...

Fairy Creek surpasses Clayoquot Sound in arrests

Sep 8, 2021 / 5:38 pm

The fight to save old-growth trees in the Fairy Creek area has reached a historic milestone. Police have so far arrested 882 people for breaching a Supreme...

Unsanctioned outdoor gathering attracts close to 1,000 young adults to University of Victoria

Sep 7, 2021 / 11:01 am

They did not break any pandemic public-health rules because restrictions have been eased, but police and security officers were still called out Sunday night...

Pumpkin grower's gourd tips scales at 797 pounds

Sep 7, 2021 / 9:46 am

Ian Robinson grew one gargantuan gourd. The Brentwood Bay resident took home three blue ribbons for his giant pumpkin at the Saanich Fair. Robinson won for the...

COVID long-hauler wants to reach out to anti-vaxxers

Sep 6, 2021 / 2:29 pm

Sarah Mitchell never gasped for air while hiking the rugged West Coast Trail or while plunging into the ocean off Willows Beach in January, but since...

Forest company, RCMP, old-growth defenders due in court this month for four hearings

Sep 6, 2021 / 7:39 am

The ongoing battle over old-growth forests on southern Vancouver Island is heading back to court where a forest company will seek to extend an injunction order...

Helicopter coming and going from yard irks Pender neighbours

Sep 5, 2021 / 8:53 am

Signs calling for a ban on recreational helicopters have popped up all over North Pender Island in response to one resident’s use of a personal helicopter...

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