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Two rescued by helicopter

Jul 3, 2020 / 8:55 am

Search and rescue crews on Vancouver Island were busy Thursday evening. Campbell River Search and rescue was called out to help on the Cape Scott Trail after a...

Raft man takes sea lion skull

Jun 30, 2020 / 5:28 pm

Parksville residents who say they witnessed a man cut off the head of a dead sea lion to take its skull are speaking out. This comes after a series of reports...

Skeletal remains found

Jun 30, 2020 / 1:30 pm

Nanaimo RCMP say the skeletal remains of a human have been found in the city’s downtown, in a bushy area off Port Drive. Const. Gary O’Brien said it...

Cause of crash still unknown

Jun 30, 2020 / 12:00 pm

An investigation into a fatal plane crash north of Tofino, B.C., last December has raised potential safety issues for other pilots. The plane went down as the...

Ferry needed rescuing

Jun 29, 2020 / 8:09 am

Hundreds of passengers spent six hours adrift at sea after the Coastal Renaissance on the Duke Point to Tsawwassen route ran into mechanical issues shortly...

Stolen truck owner dragged

Jun 28, 2020 / 11:00 am

A man was dragged by his own stolen truck for several blocks before managing to scramble into the truck bed and climb into the cab. The truck was reportedly...

Sea lice outbreak in salmon

Jun 28, 2020 / 10:59 am

The results of a new wild salmon study are skin crawling: 94 per cent of wild salmon fry in the Discovery Islands — to the east of Campbell River —...

Heli lands on busy beach

Jun 28, 2020 / 10:52 am

A private helicopter that made what looked like a non-emergency landing on a Tofino beach has sparked an investigation by Transport Canada that could result in...

Wild ride in stolen truck

Jun 26, 2020 / 12:16 pm

A man is in custody and police in Victoria say it's lucky no one was hurt after the owner of a pickup was taken on a rough ride through the city while...

Another rough police check

Jun 26, 2020 / 9:29 am

A Nanaimo woman says RCMP officers broke her nose, failed to stop her from falling down the stairs and put a transport hood over her face that left her choking...

Changes after fatal crash

Jun 25, 2020 / 2:17 pm

Any future student field trips to Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island will only travel and arrive during daylight, in the wake of a bus crash that...

BC aiming for more deficits

Jun 25, 2020 / 10:05 am

The B.C. legislative assembly will get its first chance today to debate finance minister Carole James’ Economic Stabilization Act – a bill that...

Island's tallest tower

Jun 25, 2020 / 9:34 am

The tallest building on Vancouver Island is officially complete. After three years of construction, the 25-storey Hudson Place One has been capped and is ready...

A reconciliation first

Jun 25, 2020 / 6:35 am

The new reconciliation librarian at the University of Victoria says he hopes his unique role will help Canadians better understand Indigenous culture and what...

Twins with a twist

Jun 24, 2020 / 3:36 pm

Margo and Ian Sheldon tried to have a baby for six years, enduring the pain of multiple miscarriages and a full-term still birth. Last week, four days apart,...

Officer under investigation

Jun 23, 2020 / 7:12 am

A Victoria police officer is being investigated for a criminal offence. The Victoria Police Department confirmed the investigation, which is being carried out...

Legislature opens via Zoom

Jun 22, 2020 / 12:42 pm

An impromptu virtual prayer marked the start of historic proceedings at the British Columbia legislature brought on by a global pandemic. Nanaimo member of the...

Lawyer barred for 5 years

Jun 21, 2020 / 6:43 am

A former deputy regional Crown prosecutor who suppressed information in a murder case that involved the death of a Port Alberni woman in 2006, has agreed not to...

Legislature set to return

Jun 21, 2020 / 6:00 am

In a building where face-to-face debates between political opponents are normal activities, the British Columbia legislature will be a much different place when...

Grieving mom wants justice

Jun 19, 2020 / 6:36 am

A grieving mother says she wants justice for her daughter, Chantel Moore, who was fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B., earlier this month during a check...

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