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Teen sex assault on bus

Dec 4, 2020 / 4:21 pm

Victoria police are investigating after a 17-year-old was sexually assaulted on a B.C. Transit bus on Sunday. The teen told police she was followed onto the 28...

Showers for the homeless

Dec 4, 2020 / 9:38 am

People without homes currently living in Victoria’s parks will soon have access to a mobile shower service run by the Salvation Army. City councillors...

BC NDP select Speaker

Dec 2, 2020 / 6:42 pm

The New Democrats will nominate a longtime member of the B.C. legislature to serve as Speaker. Premier John Horgan says Raj Chouhan, who represents...

Humans threaten orcas

Dec 2, 2020 / 1:00 pm

A long-running study of more than 50 dead killer whales in the Pacific Ocean concludes human activities pose deadly threats to the orcas. Killer whale deaths...

Resort's sign goes viral

Dec 2, 2020 / 10:29 am

In the middle of a global pandemic, we all need to take steps to protect each other – and one of the easiest is to wear a mask. Oyster Bay Resorts in...

Police cleared in arrest death

Dec 2, 2020 / 9:47 am

Victoria police officers did not use any force against a man who died last month in hospital after being arrested and held in VicPD cells, according to the...

Busted with arsenal in car

Dec 1, 2020 / 10:43 am

RCMP on Vancouver Island are trying to find out why a woman was driving with a loaded semi-automatic shotgun and a loaded semi-automatic rifle in her car. An...

More COVID party tickets

Dec 1, 2020 / 10:12 am

Victoria police broke up two house parties Saturday night and issued one ticket of $230 and one ticket of $2,300 for violating the province’s COVID-19...

Bodies still not identified

Nov 30, 2020 / 4:34 pm

Vancouver Island’s major crime unit is still trying to locate the driver of a light-coloured sedan who picked up two hitchhikers near the scene of a...

James to advise Horgan

Nov 26, 2020 / 4:33 pm

Former Victoria-Beacon Hill NDP MLA Carole James will stay by the premier’s side as a special adviser — at a cost of $1 a year. “I’m...

SUV door taped in place

Nov 25, 2020 / 4:03 pm

It wasn't the driving that caught the eye of a police officer when they pulled over an SUV. It was the passenger-side door, which was obviously being held...

IIO investigates death

Nov 24, 2020 / 9:36 am

B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office is investigating after a man went into medical distress in Victoria police cells early Friday and died two days...

Both parents have cancer

Nov 23, 2020 / 9:19 am

There have been some dark and challenging days for the Caverleys as both parents, Cindra and Bruce, are battling Stage 4 cancer while trying to maintain a...

Hotels barely holding on

Nov 21, 2020 / 8:30 am

Reid James manages one of the largest hotels on Vancouver Island. But these days, the 304-room Hotel Grand Pacific is a shadow of its pre-pandemic self, using...

Restrictions spur closures

Nov 20, 2020 / 1:25 pm

The Wickaninnish Inn, the landmark resort on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, is closing for two weeks following a provincial health recommendation that British...

Small quake off Victoria

Nov 20, 2020 / 11:56 am

The United States Government Services Earthquake website is reporting a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of Victoria on Vancouver Island...

Asian duck lost in BC

Nov 20, 2020 / 11:33 am

An unusual duck is fluttering the hearts of birdwatchers on southern Vancouver Island after flying far off course during its migration between Europe or Asia...

Electric buses 1 step closer

Nov 18, 2020 / 6:30 pm

BC Transit is moving one step closer to putting electric buses on B.C. streets. A request for proposal to build the first 10 battery-electric heavy-duty buses...

Unsure of Island bubble

Nov 18, 2020 / 2:54 pm

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says a proposed two-week quarantine for anyone travelling to Vancouver Island may not be the best way to proceed. Horgan...

'Failed by justice system'

Nov 18, 2020 / 10:38 am

A woman who abandoned her newborn in a ditch 34 years ago will not face criminal charges. The Crown has decided not to prosecute the woman, who was 17 when she...