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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....

RCMP confirm deaths of Victoria brothers who went missing while kayaking

RCMP confirm deaths of Victoria brothers who went missing while kayaking

Victoria Apr 25, 2024 / 8:35 am

The RCMP have confirmed the bodies recovered by American authorities this week are those of missing kayakers Nicolas West, 26, and Daniel MacAlpine, 36, of...

Man rescued by helicopter after 200-foot fall into Trent River

Man rescued by helicopter after 200-foot fall into Trent River

Vancouver Island Apr 24, 2024 / 6:19 pm

A helicopter was called in to rescue a hiker who slipped on a trail Tuesday afternoon near Cumberland and fell an estimated 200 feet into the Trent River...

Parole documents reveal B.C. teen's killer thinks TV show about crime 'disrespectful'

Parole documents reveal B.C. teen's killer thinks TV show about crime 'disrespectful'

Victoria Apr 24, 2024 / 5:05 pm

Reena Virk's killer told parole officials that a television series about the Victoria, B.C., teen's murder is "disrespectful" and will...

B.C. prosecutors decline to lay charges against Mounties who shot Jared Lowndes

B.C. prosecutors decline to lay charges against Mounties who shot Jared Lowndes

Campbell River Apr 24, 2024 / 6:16 am

The British Columbia Prosecution Service says it has decided not to lay charges against three Mounties involved in the July 2021 shooting death of a 38-year-old...

Island Health memo instructs nurses not to stop illicit drug use in hospitals

Island Health memo instructs nurses not to stop illicit drug use in hospitals

Vancouver Island Apr 24, 2024 / 6:11 am

An Island Heath memo last month to acute-care hospital staff instructs nurses not to stop open use of illicit drugs in hospital rooms and to even teach patients...

One year later, no answers on evacuated Langford high-rise

One year later, no answers on evacuated Langford high-rise

Vancouver Island Apr 24, 2024 / 5:52 am

Ashley MacDonald has been waiting a year for answers about why she and other residents of a Langford high-rise had to move out with little notice after the...

Two bodies recovered after kayakers went missing

Two bodies recovered after kayakers went missing

Vancouver Island Apr 23, 2024 / 6:53 pm

UDPATE 6:55 p.m. Two bodies have been recovered by American authorities, but it has not been determined if they are the kayakers missing since Saturday after...

Material made by B.C.’s Aluula being used in space habitats

Material made by B.C.’s Aluula being used in space habitats

Victoria Apr 22, 2024 / 5:04 pm

A Victoria composite materials company that developed a super-strong, lightweight polyethylene material used in a range out outdoor recreation equipment could...

'Historic' law recognizing Haida Aboriginal title introduced in B.C. legislature

'Historic' law recognizing Haida Aboriginal title introduced in B.C. legislature

Haida Gwaii Apr 22, 2024 / 4:19 pm

The B.C. government says legislation formally recognizing the Haida Nation's Aboriginal title over Haida Gwaii was introduced in the legislature Monday. The...

Kayak found in the U.S. but brothers who left D'Arcy Island remain missing

Kayak found in the U.S. but brothers who left D'Arcy Island remain missing

Vancouver Island Apr 22, 2024 / 11:07 am

The kayak belonging to two brothers who went missing while paddling between D’Arcy Island and Island View Beach has been found in the San Juan Islands,...

Search underway for two kayakers reported missing near Sidney, B.C.

Search underway for two kayakers reported missing near Sidney, B.C.

Victoria Apr 21, 2024 / 11:30 am

RCMP say two kayakers are missing in waters near Sidney, located just north of Victoria, and a search is underway. The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is asking for...

Whale experts confident orca calf will survive, find family if rescue plan succeeds

Whale experts confident orca calf will survive, find family if rescue plan succeeds

Vancouver Island Apr 21, 2024 / 6:55 am

The odds of a two-year old killer whale calf surviving in the open ocean on its own and eventually reuniting with family members remain solid if a rescue team...

Trudeau meets with president of Poland at CFB Esquimalt

Trudeau meets with president of Poland at CFB Esquimalt

Esquimalt Apr 20, 2024 / 6:53 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his visit to Greater Victoria on Saturday, meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda ahead of an upcoming NATO summit....

Olympic-bound hometown star headlines national surf championships in Tofino

Olympic-bound hometown star headlines national surf championships in Tofino

Tofino Apr 20, 2024 / 7:30 am

The national surfing championships are often held on Cox Bay in Tofino but the 2024 nationals have a special air of anticipation hanging over them this weekend...