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B.C. Crown says documents identified Wednesday could be 'exculpatory' in James case

Jan 27, 2022 / 4:04 pm

A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings at the B.C. Supreme Court trial of the former clerk of the legislature, who is accused of misspending...

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Jan 27, 2022 / 1:06 pm

Students and crew aboard a marine school bus have been safely rescued after an engine fire on the vessel used to ferry children to school in B.C.'s southern...

Driver OK after dump truck plunges over Vancouver Island embankment into ocean

Jan 27, 2022 / 9:44 am

A woman ran into the icy ocean to rescue the driver of a dump truck after it went out of control Wednesday on Vancouver Island. “We had a tandem dump...

Tale of two clerks: New legislature boss Ryan-Lloyd testifies at corruption trial

Jan 26, 2022 / 5:30 pm

Kate Ryan-Lloyd, the clerk of the Legislative Assembly of B.C., took to the stand in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday to testify for special Crown prosecutors in...

Driver who struck child in crosswalk surrenders to court after appeal dismissed

Jan 26, 2022 / 10:05 am

A Victoria woman convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a 2017 crash that left an 11-year-old girl catastrophically injured surrendered herself...

Water taxi with six on board hits rocks near Tofino, B.C.; four suffer injuries

Jan 25, 2022 / 6:13 pm

Four people suffered undetermined injuries when a water taxi with six people on board ran aground near Tofino, B.C. Navy Lt. Pamela Hogan, a public affairs...

British Columbia developing plan to protect drinking water, ecosystems

Jan 25, 2022 / 1:48 pm

The British Columbia government says it is developing a strategy to protect watersheds from threats posed by climate change combined with urban and industrial...

BC records 4,997 new cases and 24 deaths over three day period

Jan 24, 2022 / 3:53 pm

British Columbia health officials are announcing over a three-day period in B.C., 4,997 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of...

All but four containers that fell from Zim Kingston cargo ship still missing

Jan 23, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Three months after 109 shipping containers were knocked from cargo ship Zim Kingston while it was travelling through rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver...

Debris from fishing and oyster farms lurks underwater, endangering sea life

Jan 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

Car batteries, barrels of oil and diesel fuel, creosote logs, giant blocks of Styrofoam, chunks of iron and wood planking, miles of rope and hundreds of plastic...

BC SPCA seized 216 cows from Vancouver Island farm

Jan 22, 2022 / 2:17 pm

The BC SPCA seized 216 head of neglected beef cattle in what was called one of the worst cases ever seen. The cattle, that included approximately 80 weaned...

70 per cent of people getting tested for COVID-19 don't have it

Jan 21, 2022 / 1:35 pm

The lion's share of people who are getting tested for coronavirus in British Columbia do not test positive for the virus, says the province's top...

Man reported missing in Nanaimo found dead on beach

Jan 21, 2022 / 9:38 am

A 32-year-old man reported missing to Nanaimo RCMP on Tuesday has been found dead. The body of Ben Ricard was discovered by people walking on a beach just north...

B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1

Jan 20, 2022 / 4:31 pm

Residents in British Columbia who were affected by flooding will be eligible next month for personalized support to help navigate the recovery process and...

Two doctors' frustrations a sign of turmoil in health care; 3,000 of their patients displaced

Jan 20, 2022 / 11:45 am

A View Royal family-medicine clinic is losing two physicians in the spring, forcing the displacement of 3,000 primary-care patients and temporary closing of a...

Man rescues dog, paddlers rescue man in chilly Gorge waterway

Jan 20, 2022 / 9:52 am

A couple’s leisurely walk along Victoria's Gorge waterway turned into a rescue mission for an elderly dog on Tuesday. Art and Adele Wood, both...

Angry over slow pace of McDonald's drive-thru, man attacks customer ahead of him with shovel

Jan 20, 2022 / 9:46 am

A disagreement in a McDonald’s lineup led to one man beating another man with a shovel, Nanaimo RCMP say. The victim did not require hospitalization. He...

Four B.C. First Nations make deal with Western Forests to defer old-growth logging

Jan 19, 2022 / 4:10 pm

Four Vancouver Island First Nations have reached an agreement with forestry firm Western Forest Products Inc. to defer harvesting of 25 square kilometres of...

Majority of shipping containers aboard MV Zim Kingston still missing

Jan 19, 2022 / 2:20 pm

It’s been three months since 109 shipping containers were knocked from a cargo ship traveling through rough seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island,...

Vancouver Island community without water after barge damages underwater line

Jan 19, 2022 / 12:51 pm

A First Nation on Vancouver Island has declared a state of emergency and banned the use of water for everything except flushing toilets after a barge severed a...