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Victoria News

Premier pumps up plans

Apr 8, 2020 / 1:49 pm

UPDATE 1:47 p.m. B.C. has now introduced new measures to make sure British Columbians returning home from international destinations self-isolate and keep their...

Fishing for less fortunate

Apr 8, 2020 / 6:54 am

A fishboat packed with fresh lingcod is set to land this morning in Ucluelet, where the fish will be unloaded and taken to Vancouver to provide up to 10,000...

RCMP cleared in dog bite

Apr 8, 2020 / 6:47 am

West Shore RCMP officers on Vancouver Island did a good job in dealing with a man threatening to commit suicide last April, subduing him with a conducted-energy...

Self-isolation shrugged off?

Apr 7, 2020 / 4:48 pm

Despite a federal order requiring all returning travellers to Canada to go directly home and stay there for two weeks, some are concerned not everyone is...

Mobility scooter explodes

Apr 7, 2020 / 11:12 am

A mobility scooter exploded in a Victoria supportive housing complex Tuesday morning. The explosion blew out a second-floor window and caused the evacuation of...

Married at a distance

Apr 6, 2020 / 7:18 am

Scott and Salina Stanton thought they would tie the knot Saturday with just two guests and an officiant, but their friends had another plan. The couple had to...

Mill boosts medical output

Apr 6, 2020 / 5:22 am

A British Columbia mill that makes a special recipe of pulp for surgical masks, gowns and other medical supplies has doubled up on its production for an...

Killer granted parole

Apr 1, 2020 / 6:37 am

Thirty years after he murdered a friend’s mother and grandmother for inheritance money, Derik Lord has been granted day parole for four months, despite...

2 arrested in COVID scam

Mar 31, 2020 / 11:33 am

Victoria police have arrested two men and recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property after an investigation of an Airbnb scam involving a guest...

Christmas in April

Mar 31, 2020 / 11:25 am

Let there be light! Let there be a beacon to help guide us through these troubled times! The idea comes from Victoria resident Kate Sykes-Waller, who says we...

Upbeat despite ordeal

Mar 31, 2020 / 11:18 am

David Kirkham and his wife, Norma, are clearly glass-half-full people. When the Metchosin residents were told on March 22 they would be confined to their room...

COVID conspiracy theories

Mar 28, 2020 / 7:29 am

The novel coronavirus threatens the health of Canadians, but to some people the pandemic stokes fears of a government plot to subvert freedoms, say experts who...

Four die on stranded ship

Mar 27, 2020 / 12:28 pm

Four people have died on a cruise ship on which more than 1,800 passengers and crew are stranded, including several people from Vancouver Island. “We...

Love shines through window

Mar 27, 2020 / 10:28 am

Hilda Duddridge made a promise to her husband of nearly 75 years – and she won’t let a pandemic get in the way. “I said I’d look after...

Celeb city wolf killed

Mar 25, 2020 / 7:32 pm

A lone wolf that recently ventured into Victoria and had to be relocated by conservation officers has been shot dead. CTV News has confirmed Takaya, a...

Virus stalls naval mission

Mar 25, 2020 / 9:36 am

Frigate HMCS Regina called off at-sea training after less than two days and returned to CFB Esquimalt because a Canadian navy sailor has a family member who...

Bumbling crook loses keys

Mar 24, 2020 / 7:17 am

It was just one of those days for a would-be robber of a convenience store in Nanaimo, who was foiled Friday by a bystander who grabbed his gun, and another who...

'The young are not immune'

Mar 23, 2020 / 5:52 am

Young people are not immune to the COVID-19 virus, Victoria police warned over the weekend after being called to a noise complaint at a house party in...

First Nation closes border

Mar 18, 2020 / 4:53 pm

A British Columbia First Nation of about 120 people and accessible only by boat or float plane has closed its borders to outsiders in an effort to keep out the...

BC team works on vaccine

Mar 17, 2020 / 9:53 am

Scientists in a Victoria lab are working on a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19. Staff at ImmunoPrecise in Victoria and the Netherlands are trying to determine...

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