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VicPD seizes drugs, guns, $105,000 in cash believed to be linked to gangs

VicPD seizes drugs, guns, $105,000 in cash believed to be linked to gangs

Apr 4, 2022 / 3:26 pm

Victoria police have arrested two people and seized eight kilograms of drugs — including fentanyl — as well as several firearms and more than...

Cruise ship headed to Victoria had 'lots of COVID,' passenger says

Cruise ship headed to Victoria had 'lots of COVID,' passenger says

Apr 4, 2022 / 9:42 am

A Canadian passenger aboard the Caribbean Princess said there was “lots of COVID-19” on the cruise ship, which has cancelled its scheduled stops in...

Drydock work delays first ship of cruise season

Drydock work delays first ship of cruise season

Apr 3, 2022 / 9:20 am

Victoria’s cruise ship season — the first in three years — is off to a rough start. The Caribbean Princess, which was scheduled to dock at...

IIO sent to Campbell River to probe police-involved fatality

IIO sent to Campbell River to probe police-involved fatality

Apr 2, 2022 / 7:13 pm

Independent investigators are probing a fatal altercation involving RCMP in Campbell River on Saturday. The B.C. Independent Investigations Office confirmed a...

Packed sailing for Washington-Victoria ferry on first day without COVID tests

Packed sailing for Washington-Victoria ferry on first day without COVID tests

Apr 2, 2022 / 8:30 am

Victoria’s downtown experienced a convoy-like incursion of a welcome kind Friday morning, as the Coho car ferry emptied a full boatload of vaccinated...

Dog killed, others injured in cougar attacks near Victoria, B.C.

Dog killed, others injured in cougar attacks near Victoria, B.C.

Mar 31, 2022 / 5:37 pm

A dog killed and others hurt during a string of pet attacks by cougars southwest of Victoria. BC Conservation Officer Service is warning the public after three...

Man, 19, arrested after VIU student allegedly attacked because of sexual orientation

Man, 19, arrested after VIU student allegedly attacked because of sexual orientation

Mar 30, 2022 / 2:10 pm

Nanaimo RCMP say they have arrested a 19-year-old on one count of assault after a Vancouver Island University student reported being attacked because of his...

Rare butterfly thought extinct making comeback on Vancouver Island

Rare butterfly thought extinct making comeback on Vancouver Island

Mar 30, 2022 / 10:12 am

A rare butterfly thought to be extinct in Canada for more than three decades is making a comeback on Vancouver Island, and getting some human help on Hornby...

Second-degree murder charges laid in fatal Victoria, B.C. stabbing

Second-degree murder charges laid in fatal Victoria, B.C. stabbing

Mar 29, 2022 / 6:26 pm

A 28-year-old Royal Roads University student has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a young man outside Lucky Bar in downtown Victoria on March 1. Mohamed...

Driver who killed woman, injured sister found guilty of impaired driving causing death

Driver who killed woman, injured sister found guilty of impaired driving causing death

Mar 29, 2022 / 10:31 am

A Central Saanich man who struck and killed a Victoria woman with his vehicle and critically injured her sister has been convicted of impaired driving causing...

Group beat and stabbed man outside Nanaimo pub

Group beat and stabbed man outside Nanaimo pub

Mar 28, 2022 / 10:12 am

A male suffered critical injuries Friday night when he was beaten and stabbed by a group outside Nanaimo’s Wellington Beer & Wine Store and Well Pub....

Doctor of MAID: New memoir tells story of Island pioneer in assisted dying

Doctor of MAID: New memoir tells story of Island pioneer in assisted dying

Mar 27, 2022 / 10:18 am

As a maternity doctor, Stefanie Green has been propped at the end of a bed as a husband tucks in behind his labouring wife and gives one last push to deliver...

Police catch alleged kidnapper after young woman fights him off and escapes to call 911

Police catch alleged kidnapper after young woman fights him off and escapes to call 911

Mar 26, 2022 / 7:30 pm

Police have apprehended a man who assaulted a woman and then attempted to force her into his vehicle this week in Nanaimo. Nanaimo RCMP arrested Bradley Dylan...

Police watchdog in B.C. investigating death of infant in Victoria

Police watchdog in B.C. investigating death of infant in Victoria

Mar 26, 2022 / 5:20 pm

British Columbia's police watchdog says it's investigating the death of a baby at Victoria General Hospital. The Independent Investigations Office says...

Searchers seek grey whale tangled in fishing gear in Clayoquot Sound

Searchers seek grey whale tangled in fishing gear in Clayoquot Sound

Mar 25, 2022 / 6:05 pm

All eyes at Clayoquot Sound are watching out for a grey whale seen tangled in fishing gear this week. Fisheries and Oceans Canada officials, including...

Victoria council committee supports voluntary reconciliation tax

Victoria council committee supports voluntary reconciliation tax

Mar 25, 2022 / 6:52 am

Victoria has moved a step closer to introducing a voluntary reconciliation fund that will give homeowners the option of contributing financially to local...

BC couple offers 100-acre site to house Ukrainian refugees

BC couple offers 100-acre site to house Ukrainian refugees

Mar 24, 2022 / 10:17 am

While watching daily heartbreaking images of Ukrainians fleeing their country, Frank and Sheila Ryan decided they had to do something to help. The Ryans, whose...

Esquimalt refuses to pay for 10 new Victoria police positions

Esquimalt refuses to pay for 10 new Victoria police positions

Mar 23, 2022 / 10:29 am

Saying it’s paying more than its fair share for police services, Esquimalt council has rejected a request from Victoria police to fund 10 new positions....

Victoria council debates First Nation reconciliation fund option for property taxes

Victoria council debates First Nation reconciliation fund option for property taxes

Mar 23, 2022 / 6:55 am

Homeowners in Victoria could soon have the option to voluntarily add between five and 10 per cent extra to their annual property tax bill as a contribution to a...

B.C. logging company won't dispute First Nation land claim, lawyer tells court

B.C. logging company won't dispute First Nation land claim, lawyer tells court

Mar 22, 2022 / 1:19 pm

A lawyer for a British Columbia logging company says his client takes no position on whether a First Nation has title over an area it claims on Vancouver...

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