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Ladysmith man faces attempted-murder charges after road-rage shooting

Ladysmith man faces attempted-murder charges after road-rage shooting

Nanaimo Feb 6, 2023 / 5:49 pm

A Ladysmith man is facing attempted-murder charges after allegedly firing a gun into a vehicle following what police describe as a road-rage incident. Nanaimo...

Suspect arrested after Nanaimo, B.C., axe attack: RCMP

Suspect arrested after Nanaimo, B.C., axe attack: RCMP

Nanaimo Feb 6, 2023 / 5:42 pm

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C., say they've arrested a suspect after a 30-year-old man was struck with the blunt end of an axe blade over the...

Unexploded mortar round found in Colwood

Unexploded mortar round found in Colwood

Vancouver Island Feb 5, 2023 / 4:58 pm

Roads around Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood were closed Sunday morning after a hiker discovered an unexploded two-inch mortar round. The military explosive ordnance...

Alberta family still waiting for answers on why they weren't notified of son's death

Alberta family still waiting for answers on why they weren't notified of son's death

Victoria Feb 4, 2023 / 7:10 am

The family of Scott Grier is ­celebrating his life this ­weekend, painfully aware that his memorial should have been held nine months ago. Two weeks...

Murder charge laid in Nanaimo stabbing death

Murder charge laid in Nanaimo stabbing death

Nanaimo Feb 3, 2023 / 3:29 pm

A man has been charged with second-degree murder in a fatal stabbing Jan. 23 at Nanaimo’s Port Place Shopping Centre. Emergency crews responded about 7...

BC man to be extradited to U.S. on charge of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

BC man to be extradited to U.S. on charge of sexually assaulting 13-year-old

Vancouver Island Feb 3, 2023 / 9:53 am

A Vancouver Island man has been committed for extradition to the U.S. on charges of sexual assault against his 13-year-old stepdaughter. The man, whose identity...

Bloody knives last straw for Nanaimo cafe offering soup tokens for homeless

Bloody knives last straw for Nanaimo cafe offering soup tokens for homeless

Nanaimo Feb 3, 2023 / 7:13 am

Worries about staff safety have prompted a Nanaimo café to end a program where it offered soup in exchange ­for tokens that donors would...

Phone gift-card scam costs Nanaimo resident $15,000

Phone gift-card scam costs Nanaimo resident $15,000

Nanaimo Feb 2, 2023 / 9:21 am

A Nanaimo resident recently lost $15,000 to a telephone scam involving purchase of gift cards, a recurring fraud that continues to snag victims, say Nanaimo...

Residents brandish garden tools to keep B&E suspect for police

Residents brandish garden tools to keep B&E suspect for police

Vancouver Island Feb 1, 2023 / 10:05 am

Nanaimo RCMP say a group of residents cornered a break-and-enter suspect in a carport by using garden tools to keep him from fleeing. The Jan. 25 incident in...

Ukrainian students at UVic ask for security after harassment

Ukrainian students at UVic ask for security after harassment

Victoria Jan 31, 2023 / 9:32 am

The Ukrainian Students’ Society at the University of Victoria says it has advised university security that it’s holding a general meeting today, in...

Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

Alberta family learns of son's death in Victoria through Google search

Victoria Jan 29, 2023 / 8:06 am

Glen Grier says it would have been hard enough to learn of his son’s death 10 months ago from Victoria police or the B.C. Coroners Service. Instead, last...

Death at Victoria's 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

Death at Victoria's 844 Johnson: 'We both knew this building was going to kill him'

Victoria Jan 28, 2023 / 6:47 am

Jamaal Johnson knew the only way he was leaving Victoria's 844 Johnson St. was in handcuffs or a body bag. On Jan. 10, 2023, his premonition came true. The...

Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Down-to-wire decision staves off deportation for Courtenay woman

Courtenay Jan 27, 2023 / 7:45 pm

A Courtenay woman set to be deported to Zimbabwe next week has received a last-minute reprieve allowing her to remain in Canada, at least for now. Grace...

Late Canucks fan has the last laugh in obituary

Late Canucks fan has the last laugh in obituary

Vancouver Island Jan 26, 2023 / 5:57 pm

A longtime Canucks fan got the last laugh in an obituary published in the Campbell River Mirror earlier this month. Victoria man Russell George Atkins died on...

Former Victoria mayor gets provincial appointment

Former Victoria mayor gets provincial appointment

Victoria Jan 26, 2023 / 12:28 pm

Former Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is taking a job within the provincial government. Helps, who also served as co-chair of the BC Urban Mayor's Caucus during...

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Cougar snatches family cat off Colwood hot tub and kills it

Vancouver Island Jan 25, 2023 / 9:47 am

A Colwood resident who watched a cougar snatch and kill the family cat in his backyard says signs should be posted in local parks and other areas warning people...

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Residents back but evacuation alerts remain for Campbell River buildings

Campbell River Jan 24, 2023 / 9:47 am

Residents of two Campbell River buildings who were evacuated after landslides last week have returned to their homes. But evacuation alerts remain in place as...

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

UVic and faculty association reach tentative agreement

Victoria Jan 24, 2023 / 9:21 am

The University of Victoria has reached a tentative contract agreement with its faculty. The deal covers close to 1,000 faculty members and librarians. Details...

BMW was doing up to 200 km/h before collision, say West Shore RCMP

BMW was doing up to 200 km/h before collision, say West Shore RCMP

Vancouver Island Jan 23, 2023 / 3:48 pm

One of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision Sunday night on the Trans-Canada Highway near Leigh Road, near Langford, B.C., was travelling up to 200...

Port Hardy doctor offers to pay for assistant as he'll be only ER physician as of July

Port Hardy doctor offers to pay for assistant as he'll be only ER physician as of July

Port Hardy Jan 23, 2023 / 7:32 am

A Port Hardy physician says he is prepared to dip into his own pocket to pay the salary and benefits for a physician’s assistant because of the severe...

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