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Strata forced to pay woman

Sep 18, 2020 / 5:53 pm

A Nanaimo woman who uses a wheelchair has been awarded $35,000 in damages after the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal found her condo board’s refusal to make the...

New building for Museum

Sep 18, 2020 / 4:21 pm

The Royal B.C. Museum is getting a new research building to help house its extensive archive, protect its collections and improve public accessibility to the...

'Dooring' fine quadruples

Sep 17, 2020 / 8:41 am

Bikers in British Columbia are getting more protection on the road. The province has announced that the fine for "dooring", opening a car door when it...

Tourists overrun Tofino

Sep 16, 2020 / 11:45 am

For years, a large piece of winding driftwood has been stationed on Chesterman Beach. It has become an iconic meeting place for residents, who can tell you...

Long-lost Joni Mitchell tapes

Sep 15, 2020 / 5:16 pm

Two long-forgotten tapes featuring the first recordings of Joni Mitchell have come out of storage and into circulation, thanks to a serendipitous turn of events...

Improvements after crash

Sep 11, 2020 / 1:31 pm

Improvements are coming to a narrow logging road on Vancouver Island where members of the local First Nations as well as two university students have lost their...

Fire near airport contained

Sep 11, 2020 / 6:43 am

Fire crews say they have contained a fire burning at an industrial facility near the Nanaimo Airport on Vancouver Island. More than 70 firefighters were called...

6 charged with kidnapping

Sep 10, 2020 / 10:39 pm

Police in Victoria say six men in their 20s from Calgary have been arrested after an alleged kidnapping and assault with a weapon Monday night. Officers say in...

Vandals hit U.S. truck

Sep 10, 2020 / 3:58 pm

A Vancouver Island man says his father’s truck, with Texas license plates, was vandalized today in Victoria. Jonathan Vidalin tweeted that his...

Charges for teen's murder

Sep 9, 2020 / 4:16 pm

The RCMP say a three-year investigation has led to a murder charge in the death of a Vancouver Island teenager. Sixteen-year-old Makayla Chang was last seen...

Sea lion struggles in plastic

Sep 9, 2020 / 12:25 pm

A sea lion with a plastic packing band cinched around its neck was rescued near Race Rocks on Sunday, thanks to the combined efforts of rescue teams from...

Missing python found dead

Sep 9, 2020 / 12:12 pm

The ball python that escaped twice from its owner’s backpack has been found dead. Saanich Police confirmed the discovery in a tweet on Wednesday morning....

Fined for bomb at sea lions

Sep 8, 2020 / 3:05 pm

A B.C. fisher was fined $8,000 last month and banned from possessing explosives for three years after he threw an explosive device into a group of sea lions in...

Orca has new baby

Sep 7, 2020 / 4:57 pm

Tahlequah, the mother orca who carried her dead calf with her for 17 days and 1,600 kilometres in 2018, has given birth again. The calf, born somewhere in Haro...

Suspects sought in stabbing

Sep 6, 2020 / 12:19 pm

VICTORIA - Police in Victoria are appealing to the public for any information about two suspects after an alleged stabbing downtown. They say officers were in...

Barred from Van. Island

Sep 5, 2020 / 7:54 am

New documents from the Parole Board of Canada show Vancouver Island Mounties oppose allowing a drunk driver who killed an officer in April 2016 to return to the...

American boat sent back

Sep 4, 2020 / 2:33 pm

An American boat was intercepted near Ucluelet on Monday and ordered to return to the U.S. Canada Border Services Agency said in a tweet that border officials...

Anti-police mural debate

Sep 4, 2020 / 1:57 pm

The group that sponsored a mural that has been called disrespectful by Victoria's police chief says an anti-police acronym that is part of the work is...

Woman rescued by 'hero'

Sep 3, 2020 / 8:14 pm

Police are calling a Victoria man a hero after he climbed down the Selkirk Trestle to rescue a woman in distress after she jumped into the Gorge Waterway...

Officers bear sprayed

Sep 3, 2020 / 3:40 pm

Two Victoria police officers were attacked with bear spray while trying to arrest a violent man Thursday morning. Police stopped two men around 5:30 a.m. in the...

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