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Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Engine revver awarded $75,000 after being injured by angry neighbour

Tofino Sep 27, 2022 / 9:28 am

A former Tofino man has been awarded $75,805 after his elbow was injured and his car repeatedly struck by another man wielding a piece of wood like a baseball...

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

School board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 5:06 pm

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of...

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria police seek witnesses to indecent exposure

Victoria Sep 26, 2022 / 6:47 am

A man suspected of exposing himself to a woman walking near downtown Victoria Sunday afternoon may have victimized others, police say. Police were called to...

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria police chief backs involuntary custodial care for those at risk for harming others

Victoria Sep 25, 2022 / 8:00 am

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak says he supports ­involuntary custodial care for people ­struggling with substance abuse and mental illness who are at...

Victoria senior still missing in Spain; MP presses for answers

Victoria senior still missing in Spain; MP presses for answers

Victoria Sep 25, 2022 / 7:22 am

Victoria MP Laurel Collins continued to press the federal government this week for answers about a Victoria man’s disappearance in Europe. Scott Graham,...

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Man arrested in bus knife incident wanted in Ontario for attempted murder: police

Victoria Sep 23, 2022 / 5:54 pm

A man arrested in connection with an incident where a passenger pulled a knife on a bus driver is wanted in Ontario on charges including attempted murder,...

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Sunken barge near Campbell River to be removed, scrapped

Campbell River Sep 23, 2022 / 9:28 am

A company contracted by the Canadian Coast Guard has started removing the ­remaining fuel from a sunken barge at Duncan Bay, north of Campbell River. The...

Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 6:15 pm

Victoria police have released images taken from surveillance video of a suspect in the threatening of a bus driver with a knife. The driver called police to the...

Historic former hospital on market for $13.2 million in Victoria

Historic former hospital on market for $13.2 million in Victoria

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 9:55 am

It comes with columns, mosaic tile floors, massive oak entrance doors, intricate stained glass windows, its own chapel and a sweet location on just over half an...

Police looking for more victims in string of Victoria rental frauds

Police looking for more victims in string of Victoria rental frauds

Victoria Sep 22, 2022 / 7:00 am

Victoria Police have arrested two suspects and are asking victims to come forward after discovering a number of rental frauds that have cost people tens of...

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Man arrested in Nanaimo after firing BB gun at police

Nanaimo Sep 20, 2022 / 10:08 am

A man was arrested and charged Sunday evening after firing at Nanaimo RCMP officers with a BB gun from behind a rock. Nanaimo RCMP said they received a report...

Queen honoured in procession, commemorative service in Victoria, B.C.

Queen honoured in procession, commemorative service in Victoria, B.C.

Victoria Sep 19, 2022 / 1:37 pm

Dignitaries including British Columbia's premier and lieutenant-governor joined a commemorative service Monday in honour of Queen Elizabeth in the capital...

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria tenters at centre of neighbourhood petition citing drugs, crime

Victoria Sep 18, 2022 / 7:15 am

A narrow sliver of Victoria's Fernwood parkland is ground zero in a simmering dispute between tenters and the park’s neighbours. About 1,000 people...

Restoring the culinary and cultural bounty of ancient Indigenous sea gardens in B.C.

Restoring the culinary and cultural bounty of ancient Indigenous sea gardens in B.C.

Salt Spring Island Sep 18, 2022 / 6:40 am

A family of sea otters emerges from the ocean and rambles up the rocky shoreline, while a great blue heron in search of a meal pokes at a wall of rocks....

Sounds of Rifflandia fill Royal Athletic Park for first time in four years

Sounds of Rifflandia fill Royal Athletic Park for first time in four years

Victoria Sep 17, 2022 / 8:15 am

Royal Athletic Park was full of concertgoers for the first time in four years Friday, the second day of the annual Rifflandia music festival. The event, in...

Man not criminally responsible for randomly punching pregnant woman

Man not criminally responsible for randomly punching pregnant woman

Victoria Sep 17, 2022 / 7:05 am

A man who punched two women, one of them pregnant, and spat on a police officer in ­downtown Victoria last year has been found not criminally responsible...

Day parole extended for woman who killed Victoria teenager Reena Virk 25 years ago

Day parole extended for woman who killed Victoria teenager Reena Virk 25 years ago

Victoria Sep 16, 2022 / 12:19 pm

Day parole has been extended for a woman convicted of murdering Victoria teenager Reena Virk almost 25 years ago. A Parole Board of Canada decision says...

Boat runs aground off Maple Bay

Boat runs aground off Maple Bay

Vancouver Island Sep 16, 2022 / 10:12 am

A boat went aground at Octopus Point near Maple Bay on Wednesday and a nearby vessel rescued the one person on board, who was not injured. The Canadian Coast...

Stone carving returned to artist with apology from RBCM; it was his work, not an Indigenous artifact

Stone carving returned to artist with apology from RBCM; it was his work, not an Indigenous artifact

Victoria Sep 16, 2022 / 5:56 am

A carved sandstone pillar heralded as an Indigenous artifact by the Royal B.C. Museum last year has been returned to its owner with an apology. On Tuesday,...

Boater caught on video 'harassing' pod of killer whales in B.C.

Boater caught on video 'harassing' pod of killer whales in B.C.

Campbell River Sep 15, 2022 / 5:34 pm

A pod of Bigg’s transient killer whales were allegedly harassed and followed by a small vessel in Campbell River for more than 45 minutes. Dominik...