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Arrest after police standoff

Sep 4, 2019 / 5:26 pm

UPDATE 5:25 p.m. Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team officers in full gear and with weapons drawn entered the residence and took the man into custody...

No integrated police force

Sep 4, 2019 / 7:19 am

The B.C. government has rebuffed calls by Victoria city councillors to establish a single police force in the capital region. In a letter to Victoria Mayor Lisa...

Call to end daily prayers

Sep 3, 2019 / 4:27 pm

The BC Humanists Association is calling on the provincial government to stop starting every day with a prayer. CTV News reports the group, which says it...

1st human rights commish

Sep 3, 2019 / 2:37 pm

British Columbia's new human rights commissioner has been sworn in at the legislature. Lawyer Kasari Govender's role is to lead the promotion and...

Prison escape investigated

Aug 30, 2019 / 9:06 pm

Two men who escaped from a Vancouver Island prison last month have been moved to a more secure facility while their flight is investigated. CTV News reports...

Drone delivery a first

Aug 30, 2019 / 6:56 am

Transport Canada successfully completed its first long-distance, beyond visual line-of-sight drone flight in a trial that delivered an Epi-Pen and Narcan kit...

Lost memory, refound love

Aug 30, 2019 / 6:40 am

A Victoria woman plans to say I do again for what will feel like the first time, after a head injury caused her to lose all memory of her husband. Laura Hart...

New vessel ready for duty

Aug 29, 2019 / 3:11 pm

Canada's newest Coast Guard vessel is now ready for duty. The 64-metre Sir John Franklin, is a dedicated Canadian Coast Guard science vessel, christened in...

Brace for long ferry lineups

Aug 29, 2019 / 6:50 am

Long lines, hot asphalt and sailing waits are as much a part of a West Coast summer long weekend as barbecues and ice cream, and it appears those seemingly...

Elderly woman mugged

Aug 28, 2019 / 8:45 pm

An elderly Vancouver Island woman is nursing bruises after being mugged. CTV News reports the 78-year-old woman was assaulted Tuesday evening while walking in...

Ferry rescues kayakers

Aug 28, 2019 / 3:36 pm

B.C. Ferries staff rescued two people after their kayak overturned in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay on Tuesday. The 4 p.m. sailing to Horseshoe Bay was about to...

Drugs and guns seized

Aug 28, 2019 / 2:38 pm

A weeks-long investigation into suspected drug dealing near a French first language school in Esquimalt has netted a host of illegal items. CTV News is...

Opioids case fuels BC drive

Aug 27, 2019 / 6:48 am

B.C.'s attorney general says he is pleased with the findings of a court in Oklahoma that found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the...

DIY cannabis gummies

Aug 26, 2019 / 10:51 am

Canadian consumers don't have to wait until mid-December to legally consume some cannabis-infused gummies — if they're willing to make some...

Missing couple likely dead

Aug 26, 2019 / 6:30 am

A missing Sidney couple is believed to be dead after a vehicle associated with them was found Saturday after an apparent crash. Sidney-North Saanich RCMP...

Missing pair killed in crash

Aug 25, 2019 / 2:12 pm

The disappearance of a young couple on Vancouver Island was solved on Sunday. The father of a young man who was reported missing earlier this month with his...

High-speed crash on cam

Aug 25, 2019 / 7:00 am

A man has been arrested following a high-speed crash involving four vehicles early Saturday in Victoria. Three people were treated on scene and taken by...

Magical orca encounter

Aug 24, 2019 / 8:00 am

Michael Hack received a special 30th birthday present when he had a close encounter with a family of orcas this week. The Campbell River resident was kayaking...

Blaming mystery attacker

Aug 22, 2019 / 6:45 pm

A Vancouver Island man accused of killing his two young daughters says he was stabbed in the throat by an unidentified assailant in his apartment and, when he...

Sewage backup halts surgery

Aug 22, 2019 / 6:42 am

A sewage backup temporarily shut down two surgical units at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. Sewage flowed into two of 10 operating rooms used for...

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