Victoria News

Fishing boat sinks at U.S. border near Victoria, hundreds of litres of diesel aboard

Fishing boat sinks at U.S. border near Victoria, hundreds of litres of diesel aboard

Victoria May 6, 2024 / 2:38 pm

The United States Coast Guard says it's working to mitigate a pollution threat after a fishing boat sank just over the Canada-U. S. border not far from...

Princess Anne wraps up three-day royal visit to B.C. with Victoria events

Princess Anne wraps up three-day royal visit to B.C. with Victoria events

Victoria May 6, 2024 / 5:51 am

Even though he was about to set off on an 18-month sailing trip, Bill Norrie dressed up in a two-piece suit on Sunday. Standing to attention in his sailboat...

VIU restricts access to 24-hour university library as encampment continues

VIU restricts access to 24-hour university library as encampment continues

Nanaimo May 5, 2024 / 5:44 am

Vancouver Island University said it will close its Nanaimo campus library from midnight to 9 a.m., another campus-access restriction that has been enacted after...

Princess Anne lays wreath at B.C. veteran's cemetery; receives 21-gun salute

Princess Anne lays wreath at B.C. veteran's cemetery; receives 21-gun salute

Esquimalt May 4, 2024 / 7:17 pm

Princess Anne spent more than an hour Saturday touring God's Acre veteran's cemetery and its tiny, wooden chapel, laying a wreath to honour the more...

'Woozy, but OK': Hiker with type 1 diabetes completes West Coast Trail in 32 hours

'Woozy, but OK': Hiker with type 1 diabetes completes West Coast Trail in 32 hours

Vancouver Island May 4, 2024 / 5:51 am

Chris Jarvis was one of the first of the season to tackle the gruelling West Coast Trail this week. But while others slowly pushed their way up steep ladders...

Hacker strikes some B.C. libraries

Hacker strikes some B.C. libraries

Vancouver Island May 3, 2024 / 6:20 pm

Some B.C. libraries have been targeted by a hacker who demanded a ransom or they would release user data that includes phone numbers and email addresses....

VIU warns students in encampment they could be arrested

VIU warns students in encampment they could be arrested

Vancouver Island May 3, 2024 / 5:15 pm

Vancouver Island University security officers hand-delivered a letter Thursday night to a pro-Palestinian encampment that’s been set up at the Nanaimo...

Fisheries Department warns boaters against disturbing orphan B.C. killer whale calf

Fisheries Department warns boaters against disturbing orphan B.C. killer whale calf

Vancouver Island May 3, 2024 / 1:49 pm

The Fisheries Department says its monitoring and patrolling ocean waters off northwest Vancouver Island to ensure boat traffic doesn't interfere with an...

Esquimalt woman finally receives postcard from Galapagos — 33 years later

Esquimalt woman finally receives postcard from Galapagos — 33 years later

Vancouver Island May 3, 2024 / 7:04 am

The postcard that Sherry Kirkvold sent herself from the Galapagos Islands finally arrived — 33 years and one month after she dropped it into a...

Princess Anne to take part in B.C. ceremony bringing new ship into Pacific fleet

Princess Anne to take part in B.C. ceremony bringing new ship into Pacific fleet

Vancouver Island May 3, 2024 / 5:58 am

Canada's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel will officially be brought into the Pacific fleet today and Princess Anne, the sister of King Charles, is...

Three random attacks in Nanaimo may be linked, RCMP say

Three random attacks in Nanaimo may be linked, RCMP say

Nanaimo May 2, 2024 / 12:04 pm

Police in Nanaimo are investigating three apparently random attacks by youths in just over 24 hours early this week. Three adults were assaulted with bear...

'I can’t find any fault': Expert says officer's actions in fatal shooting reasonable

'I can’t find any fault': Expert says officer's actions in fatal shooting reasonable

Vancouver Island May 2, 2024 / 10:07 am

A former police officer and public safety expert who reviewed the actions of a Victoria police officer who fatally shot a woman on Christmas Day 2019 with a...

Loaded 'ghost gun,' drugs seized in Colwood, Langford searches

Loaded 'ghost gun,' drugs seized in Colwood, Langford searches

Vancouver Island May 1, 2024 / 1:58 pm

A loaded nine-millimetre “ghost gun” — an untraceable gun made with a 3D printer — and drugs with a street value estimated at more than...

Pro-Palestinian protest camp emerges at second B.C. university

Pro-Palestinian protest camp emerges at second B.C. university

Victoria May 1, 2024 / 12:28 pm

Pro-Palestinian protesters have set up camp at a second university in British Columbia, with tents going up on a field at the University of Victoria. In an...

Victoria wired for growth as tech sector, lifestyle attract residents

Victoria wired for growth as tech sector, lifestyle attract residents

Victoria May 1, 2024 / 9:41 am

Technology trumps tourism in Victoria, where the suburbs are outperforming a city core languishing from a lack of workers in an aging, government-heavy downtown...

A chariot awaits if Emerson the wayward elephant seal hits the road

A chariot awaits if Emerson the wayward elephant seal hits the road

Victoria May 1, 2024 / 6:01 am

It’s been dubbed Emerson’s Chariot and it awaits the wayward elephant seal if he decides to go wandering across the road again in South Oak Bay....

Animal rescuer questions reports wolf dog in Coombs area has been killed

Animal rescuer questions reports wolf dog in Coombs area has been killed

Vancouver Island Apr 30, 2024 / 7:18 am

Unconfirmed reports are circulating that a wolf dog believed to have attacked dogs in the Coombs area has been shot and killed. Gary Slade, spokesman for Find...

Fairy Creek protester released pending appeal of 60-day sentence

Fairy Creek protester released pending appeal of 60-day sentence

Vancouver Island Apr 29, 2024 / 6:06 pm

A deputy leader of the federal Green Party has been released from jail pending an appeal of her 60-day jail sentence for her role in old-growth logging protests...

Brothers who died on kayak trip were inseparable, say parents

Brothers who died on kayak trip were inseparable, say parents

Victoria Apr 27, 2024 / 6:55 am

There was a 10-year age gap, but two brothers who died while kayaking from D’Arcy Island to Island View Beach last weekend were inseparable, their parents...

Killer whale calf trapped in B.C. swims out of lagoon on her own

Killer whale calf trapped in B.C. swims out of lagoon on her own

Vancouver Island Apr 26, 2024 / 10:25 am

A young killer whale swam under a bridge and out of a Vancouver Island lagoon on Friday, finishing her own weeks-long rescue operation to get to the open ocean....