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Work begins on resurfacing of Bamfield road in wake of fatal bus crash

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:49 pm

Gold shovels broke ground this week for the start of resurfacing work on Bamfield Main Road, an upgrade promised by the province after two University of...

Victoria masseur facing 10 charges of sexual assault

Oct 19, 2021 / 1:06 pm

A Victoria masseur has been charged with sexually assaulting 10 customers at a Fort Street business during the past two years. Ajesh Jacob, who goes by the name...

More than 170 Fairy Creek logging protesters charged

Oct 19, 2021 / 10:14 am

The B.C. Prosecution ­Service has now approved 169 criminal contempt charges and three criminal-code charges against anti-logging protesters arrested at the...

Victoria police take man into custody after hours-long standoff at apartment building

Oct 19, 2021 / 6:37 am

An hours-long barricade at a Victoria apartment building ended peacefully Monday night, with police taking a man into custody. Police arrived at the building on...

British Columbia appoints former Calgary police deputy chief as sergeant-at-arms

Oct 18, 2021 / 5:37 pm

The B.C. government has appointed a new sergeant-at-arms in the legislature nearly three years after the former officer in the assembly was suspended. In a...

Eight sunken boats lifted from area around Oak Bay Marina

Oct 17, 2021 / 10:11 pm

Five sunken boats and big pieces of three others were pulled from the depths around Oak Bay Marina over the weekend — drawing cheers from crowds on the...

Death cap mushrooms here to stay as they adapt to new tree hosts

Oct 17, 2021 / 7:15 am

The spread of the lethal death cap mushroom could get a lot worse in years to come, says a leading mycologist. The discovery of Amanita phalloides in the roots...

Campbell River driver pleads guilty in crash that killed friend

Oct 16, 2021 / 3:00 pm

A Campbell River man’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit when he crashed his car, killing his friend in March 2020. That information...

Canada Post cuts off deliveries for residents living near dog park, citing safety concerns

Oct 16, 2021 / 2:00 pm

About a dozen houses along ­Gonzales Avenue in Victoria's Fairfield area have been cut off from mail deliveries for the past six weeks after Canada Post...

Vancouver Island woman gives up on ambulance, calls cab to get to hospital while on hold with 911

Oct 14, 2021 / 9:44 am

When Erin Booth felt faint and disoriented while shopping alone in a Sidney grocery store, she called 911 for help and was put on hold for an ambulance. She...

Tofino hospital latest to declare COVID-19 outbreak

Oct 14, 2021 / 6:40 am

Tofino General Hospital on Vancouver Island has joined the list of 19 acute care, long-term care or assisted-living facilities in B.C. with a COVID-19 outbreak....

Woman found in water after car abandoned on Nanaimo ferry

Oct 13, 2021 / 3:53 pm

A woman was found in distress in the water off Horseshoe Bay on Wednesday after a search sparked by an abandoned car on a Nanaimo ferry. The vehicle was found...

Woman faces charges after B.C. Ferries staff threatened with a knife

Oct 13, 2021 / 11:55 am

A Victoria woman is in custody after allegedly trying to steal a cellphone from a B.C. Ferries passenger and threatening to stab staff members with a knife....

Actor who played James T. Kirk has message for Premier John Horgan

Oct 12, 2021 / 3:02 pm

As Canadian actor, William Shatner prepares for his first ride in space, he has some down-to-earth comments for B.C. Premier John Horgan. Horgan has indicated...

BC teen says students need more resources on mental health

Oct 12, 2021 / 10:04 am

A Grade 12 Esquimalt High School student says she wakes up every morning missing a close friend who died by suicide. And she’s frustrated at the lack of...

RCMP seeking dash cam footage after a pedestrian was hit on Highway 17 near the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

Oct 9, 2021 / 6:15 pm

RCMP are investigating a serious collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 17 and are asking anyone who might have dash cam video that could assist with this...

Victoria killer denied parole to attend substance abuse treatment

Oct 8, 2021 / 9:40 am

A Victoria man convicted of the 1987 murder of a 20-year-old Saanich woman has been denied day parole to attend substance-abuse treatment in the Lower Mainland....

Victoria Police struggling to keep enough officers on the street

Oct 7, 2021 / 10:48 am

The Victoria Police Department is so desperate to put cops on the street that it has been reduced to begging Saanich officers to fill its shifts. On Wednesday,...

BC-raised woman killed in Caribbean nation of Antigua

Oct 6, 2021 / 9:52 am

Friends and family of a Victoria-raised woman who was killed in her home on the Caribbean island of Antigua are remembering her as someone who was always the...

Trudeau says Tofino trip on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation a 'mistake'

Oct 6, 2021 / 8:43 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he regrets the mistake of travelling to British Columbia to join his vacationing family on a day meant to honour Indigenous...