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B.C. Legislative Assembly’s top financial executive gone

B.C. Legislative Assembly’s top financial executive gone

Jun 23, 2022 / 6:54 pm

The chief financial executive at the B.C. Legislative Assembly is gone. Sources say that Hilary Woodward was escorted from the Parliament Buildings on the...

Crown lawyers challenge Oak Bay father's murder appeal

Crown lawyers challenge Oak Bay father's murder appeal

Jun 23, 2022 / 9:58 am

Three Crown lawyers are fighting the appeal of an Oak Bay father convicted of murdering his two young daughters on Christmas Day 2017. Andrew Berry is...

Province going back to the drawing board on $789M Royal B.C. Museum plan

Province going back to the drawing board on $789M Royal B.C. Museum plan

Jun 22, 2022 / 1:04 pm

B.C. Premier John Horgan says the province is hitting pause on the $789-million planned rebuild of the Royal B.C. Museum. "We thought we had it right and...

One man dead, woman wounded after shooting in Campbell River

One man dead, woman wounded after shooting in Campbell River

Jun 22, 2022 / 9:25 am

One woman is in hospital and a man is dead after a shooting Tuesday in Campbell River, RCMP said. Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of gunshots in the...

Drunk driver who killed B.C. officer is out again on statutory release

Drunk driver who killed B.C. officer is out again on statutory release

Jun 21, 2022 / 5:44 pm

A man convicted of drunk and dangerous driving causing the death of an RCMP officer has been freed again on statutory release with a warning to stay away from...

Appeal hearing begins for Oak Bay dad convicted of killing daughters

Appeal hearing begins for Oak Bay dad convicted of killing daughters

Jun 21, 2022 / 10:09 am

An Oak Bay father convicted of murdering his two young daughters on Christmas Day 2017 was not advised of his right to counsel when he was detained in hospital...

Driver arrested after weapon pointed in traffic

Driver arrested after weapon pointed in traffic

Jun 20, 2022 / 4:12 pm

Victoria police arrested a man after a weapon was pointed at a driver heading to meet his daughter for breakfast Saturday morning. Officers were called to the...

Lineup for passports in Victoria begins the day before

Lineup for passports in Victoria begins the day before

Jun 18, 2022 / 1:30 pm

The first person in line at the Service Canada passport office in Victoria's Bay Centre on Friday set up her chair at 5 p.m. the previous evening, after her...

Drag show cancelled after Victoria café receives threatening calls

Drag show cancelled after Victoria café receives threatening calls

Jun 17, 2022 / 6:54 pm

A Victoria drag show billed as family-friendly has been cancelled after the café venue received threatening phone calls. Victoria police are...

Blowtorch used to break in at church hall in Parksville

Blowtorch used to break in at church hall in Parksville

Jun 17, 2022 / 10:32 am

An Anglican church hall and office in Parksville has been closed after thieves broke in using a blowtorch, causing a fire and significant smoke damage as well...

Majority oppose $789-million museum rebuild, says pollster

Majority oppose $789-million museum rebuild, says pollster

Jun 16, 2022 / 2:09 pm

A majority of British Columbians oppose the $789-million rebuild of the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria announced by the provincial government last month, says...

Cruise ships face big increase in waste fees in Victoria, starting in 2024

Cruise ships face big increase in waste fees in Victoria, starting in 2024

Jun 16, 2022 / 10:00 am

Cruise ships coming to Victoria will pay more than three times the current rate to dump high-risk ship waste starting in 2024. On Wednesday, the Capital...

Man identified as one of two killed in Campbell River hostage-taking

Man identified as one of two killed in Campbell River hostage-taking

Jun 15, 2022 / 6:19 pm

Family members have named Ryan Langlois as one of two men killed at a Campbell River marina early Monday during a hostage-taking incident. RCMP, crisis...

Tiny bear cub wanders into Campbell River home via cat door

Tiny bear cub wanders into Campbell River home via cat door

Jun 15, 2022 / 2:55 pm

A tiny bear cub likely separated from its mother and seeking shelter wandered into a Campbell River home via a cat door on Tuesday. The cub was rescued by the...

RCMP report 2 dead after early morning shooting and hostage taking

RCMP report 2 dead after early morning shooting and hostage taking

Jun 13, 2022 / 4:35 pm

UPDATE 4:30 p.m. Two people are dead in Campbell River, including one man killed by RCMP. Police say in a statement they were called Monday to a report of a...

BC Liberal Party HQ claims Falcon didn't break leadership contest rules

BC Liberal Party HQ claims Falcon didn't break leadership contest rules

Jun 13, 2022 / 4:21 pm

The BC Liberal Party says Kevin Falcon’s late disclosure that his winning leadership campaign overspent by almost $500,000 didn’t break the rules. ...

Four people plucked out of Juan de Fuca Strait after boats overturn during race

Four people plucked out of Juan de Fuca Strait after boats overturn during race

Jun 13, 2022 / 2:17 pm

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued four people from Juan de Fuca Strait near Port Townsend, Washington early Monday after their small sailing vessels were...

Watchdog launches probe into actions of police in 8 B.C. departments

Watchdog launches probe into actions of police in 8 B.C. departments

Jun 13, 2022 / 1:03 pm

UPDATE 1:01 p.m. British Columbia's police complaint commissioner has set off an investigation into the conduct of 19 officers from eight separate police...

Old growth protesters say activist injured after driver snaps support beam

Old growth protesters say activist injured after driver snaps support beam

Jun 13, 2022 / 10:30 am

An activist blocking northbound lanes of the Pat Bay Highway near the Swartz Bay ferry terminal early Monday was taken to hospital after a confrontation with a...

Backcountry skier rescued from Strathcona park after becoming stranded

Backcountry skier rescued from Strathcona park after becoming stranded

Jun 13, 2022 / 10:25 am

A 29-year-old skier is safe after calling for help during a solo backcountry outing in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, Saturday. Comox Valley...

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