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Calls for change after death

Feb 28, 2021 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. First Nation officials are calling for changes to the justice system after an indigenous man was shot and killed by police near Tofino on...

Orcas spotted on hike

Feb 27, 2021 / 1:25 pm

Samantha DeMooy went for a hike up Jocelyn Hill in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park on Wednesday (Feb. 24) and was shocked by what she saw. DeMooy said she and her...

River deaths accidental

Feb 26, 2021 / 9:48 am

The deaths of three men whose truck was swept into the Sooke River last year during heavy rain have been ruled accidental, according to a B.C. Coroners Service...

Stabbed for social distancing

Feb 25, 2021 / 7:09 pm

A 50-year-old Nanaimo grandfather is recovering at home after he was stabbed in an altercation that started with a dispute over physical-distancing measures....

Queen's statue beheaded

Feb 25, 2021 / 10:08 am

A statue of Queen Elizabeth in Victoria has been beheaded. Police were called to Beacon Hill Park just after noon Wednesday after receiving a report that the...

Vandalism spree probed

Feb 24, 2021 / 6:19 pm

Police say a bust of the Queen in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria was vandalized with the head removed from the body. Victoria police say they were called to the...

Ferries passengers ticketed

Feb 24, 2021 / 2:24 pm

Police say they issued tickets totalling over $900 to two BC Ferries passengers for refusing to follow COVID-19 safety protocols while on board. Nanaimo RCMP...

Human remains unearthed

Feb 24, 2021 / 9:30 am

Human remains discovered by construction workers near Victoria on Monday are believed to be ancestral. Saanich Police responded to the scene near Cordova Bay...

Charged teacher found dead

Feb 23, 2021 / 6:20 pm

A former Calgary high school teacher charged with 17 sexual-related offences allegedly against former students has been found dead on a remote island off the...

Salmon farms seek reprieve

Feb 23, 2021 / 9:51 am

As layoffs begin at Vancouver Island fish farms, B.C. salmon farmers are calling on the federal government to reconsider ordering 19 farms off the Discovery...

'I want to see her get help'

Feb 21, 2021 / 7:14 pm

A Vancouver Island man whose truck was stolen while his son was sitting inside says he wants addiction treatment for the woman, not charges. Aaron Johnson and...

Victoria police lose appeal

Feb 20, 2021 / 8:26 am

In a setback for the Victoria Police Department, the B.C. government has upheld Victoria city council’s decision in 2019 to turn down Chief Del...

Fish farms stir emotions

Feb 20, 2021 / 7:24 am

As a commercial fisherman and salmon farmer, James Walkus says he sees the merits of both industries and he's convinced the two can coexist. The 81-year-old...

2 months in COVID bed

Feb 19, 2021 / 9:50 am

Frank Jack Smith Jr. says he felt like family during an eight-week stay for COVID-19 at Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital. Smith says his symptoms hit him...

Victoria parks 'unsafe'

Feb 19, 2021 / 9:42 am

Victoria’s bylaw officers ­continue to be threatened, chased and intimidated while monitoring homeless ­encampments, and the city no longer allows...

Homeless seniors on rise

Feb 18, 2021 / 9:53 am

In the past few years, Grant McKenzie has noticed more seniors coming to Victoria's Our Place for meals. The increase concerns McKenzie, Our Place...

Pot club faces eviction

Feb 18, 2021 / 9:47 am

Facing the threat of steep fines or jail time, the landlord of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club won’t renew the club’s lease, where it has served...

Quake off coast of BC

Feb 17, 2021 / 10:21 am

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Tuesday. Natural Resources Canada said the quake struck about 3:30 p.m. at a...

James as museum 'fixer'

Feb 17, 2021 / 10:07 am

The provincial government has enlisted Carole James to resolve allegations of racism and improve what has been described as a “dysfunctional and toxic...

BC's first Black politician

Feb 17, 2021 / 6:40 am

The first Black person elected in British Columbia was an American abolitionist and entrepreneur who won a Victoria city council seat in 1866 and played a role...