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Social media solves mystery

Jul 30, 2021 / 4:51 pm

The Royal B.C. Museum has identified one of the men in a set of mystery photos from its archives, thanks to clues from the public. Museum staff had found the...

Cleaning up the Pacific Patch

Jul 28, 2021 / 9:44 am

An expedition to capture dozens of tonnes of plastics swirling inside the Great Pacific Garbage Patch launches this week, with two ships leaving...

Chief survives plane crash

Jul 27, 2021 / 12:10 pm

Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council president Judith Sayers was one of four passengers in a float plane that flipped during takeoff in Tofino Harbour Monday morning....

Fighting to save crops

Jul 27, 2021 / 10:01 am

At Michell Farms on the Saanich Peninsula, the pumps are working 24/7. Water is rushing out of wells at about 600 gallons a minute into a series of ponds, and...

Activists defend felling trees

Jul 26, 2021 / 3:52 pm

A protest group is defending the actions of its members who cut down some small trees to impede police enforcing a court injunction against blockades that have...

Heat hits shore creatures

Jul 25, 2021 / 2:45 pm

Seashore animals in the intertidal zone on Vancouver Island’s west coast appear to have fared better during last month’s record-breaking heat wave...

1 year of living off the land

Jul 25, 2021 / 9:45 am

Stef Lowey and Chris Hall will pop the cork on a bottle of champagne on Aug. 2 — at exactly 12:01 a.m. “It’s been sitting on our counter top...

Former clerk goes to trial

Jul 23, 2021 / 2:38 pm

The former clerk of the B.C. legislature has pleaded not guilty to five charges including breach of trust and fraud, just as a judge tossed out one of the...

New ferry arrives in BC

Jul 23, 2021 / 9:28 am

B.C. Ferries’ third Island-class hybrid electric ferry pulled in at Ogden Point and then headed to Point Hope Maritime on Thursday after sailing from...

COVID cases creeping up

Jul 22, 2021 / 7:33 pm

British Columbia's COVID-19 cases are creeping up again with the province reporting the highest numbers in a month. Health officials reported 89 cases of...

Child advocate charged

Jul 22, 2021 / 9:47 am

A former member of the Provincial Child Care Council has been charged with two child-luring offences. Nanaimo resident Christopher Robin Beaton was charged July...

5 kids sent to hospital

Jul 22, 2021 / 9:38 am

A close call sent several children to hospital in Victoria. CTV News Vancouver Island is reporting that five children, all under the age of 10 were taken to...

BC's state of emergency

Jul 21, 2021 / 10:23 am

The B.C. government declared a state of emergency Tuesday as hundreds of residents have been forced from their homes and thousands more remain on alert. Mike...

Help for homeless dad

Jul 21, 2021 / 10:18 am

Kayleen Salter hadn’t seen her father for four years when she heard that he had been deliberately run over while pushing a shopping cart in Nanaimo....

Police dogs over used?

Jul 21, 2021 / 10:12 am

The fatal shooting of an Indigenous man in Campbell River in a confrontation that also left a police service dog dead raises questions about the use of police...

76 cases, no new deaths

Jul 20, 2021 / 3:19 pm

The provincial government is reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19, including 37 new cases in Interior Health region for a total of 148,563 cases in the province....

A life spent helping others

Jul 20, 2021 / 10:09 am

Rev. Al Tysick — just Reverend Al to most in Victoria — is retiring after a life spent helping those in need. For 35 years, he has spent his days...

156 new cases, 2 deaths

Jul 19, 2021 / 2:21 pm

The provincial government is reporting 156 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 148,487 cases in the province: July 16-17: 56 new cases July 17-18: 60 new...

Accommodations filling up

Jul 18, 2021 / 6:20 pm

British Columbia's government says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as the flames and smoke from numerous blazes spread, forcing more...

Union pans police criticism

Jul 17, 2021 / 10:14 am

The national union representing RCMP officers is pushing back against criticism by the family of a man killed by RCMP in Campbell River on July 8 in a statement...