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'Tough to see': Footage of moments before and after fatal police shooting played for public hearing

'Tough to see': Footage of moments before and after fatal police shooting played for public hearing

Victoria Apr 17, 2024 / 5:57 am

Family members of a woman killed by a Victoria police officer wiped away tears during the second day of a public hearing into her death as they watched video of...

Criminals 'embedded' in supportive housing are preying on residents: VicPD chief

Criminals 'embedded' in supportive housing are preying on residents: VicPD chief

Victoria Apr 17, 2024 / 5:49 am

Criminals are moving into supportive housing facilities in Victoria specifically to prey on vulnerable people, says the city’s police chief. “What...

Another relocation may be needed if people keep harassing elephant seal: DFO

Another relocation may be needed if people keep harassing elephant seal: DFO

Victoria Apr 16, 2024 / 9:17 pm

Reports that people are getting their dogs and even their children to approach Emerson the elephant seal have prompted officials to consider yet another...

U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

U.S. killer-whale catcher has advice for B.C. rescuers — build rapport with your orca

Vancouver Island Apr 16, 2024 / 5:12 pm

Jeff Foster's resume sounds like the stuff of fantasy, starting as a teenage orca catcher in Puget Sound in Washington State, pursuing the giant predators...

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Alberni Pacific Division facility

Western Forest Products indefinitely curtails Alberni Pacific Division facility

Vancouver Island Apr 16, 2024 / 4:39 pm

Western Forest Products Inc. says it's indefinitely curtailing operations at its Alberni Pacific Division facility. The Vancouver-based company says the...

Planning next bid to rescue B.C. orca calf will take 'few days': Fisheries Department

Planning next bid to rescue B.C. orca calf will take 'few days': Fisheries Department

Vancouver Island Apr 16, 2024 / 5:44 am

The Department of Fisheries says planning for a new attempt to rescue an orca calf trapped in a Vancouver Island lagoon will be finalized in the next few days...

Emerson the elephant seal is back in town just days after being relocated

Emerson the elephant seal is back in town just days after being relocated

Victoria Apr 15, 2024 / 6:04 pm

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed that Victoria’s favourite stair-climbing, beach-lounging elephant seal is back in town, less than a...

First new west coast navy ship in 25 years arrives at CFB Esquimalt

First new west coast navy ship in 25 years arrives at CFB Esquimalt

Esquimalt Apr 15, 2024 / 5:39 pm

Cmdr. Collin Forsberg was at the helm of HMCS Max Bernays on Monday as it arrived at CFB Esquimalt — the first time anyone has sailed a new ship into the...

Orphaned B.C. orca may be eating fish, vet says, as rescuers plan new strategy

Orphaned B.C. orca may be eating fish, vet says, as rescuers plan new strategy

Vancouver Island Apr 15, 2024 / 4:23 pm

A Vancouver Aquarium expert who's been involved in attempts to rescue an orphaned orca says the calf may be feeding on fish in the B.C. lagoon where...

New-era naval ship arrives at CFB Esquimalt on Monday

New-era naval ship arrives at CFB Esquimalt on Monday

Esquimalt Apr 14, 2024 / 6:45 am

The first of a new era of ships for the Royal Canadian Navy is arriving on the West Coast next week. HMCS Max Bernays left Halifax on March 11, made its way...

Hiker stuck in mud up to his hips for hours on Juan de Fuca trail

Hiker stuck in mud up to his hips for hours on Juan de Fuca trail

Vancouver Island Apr 14, 2024 / 6:35 am

It’s not unusual for hikers on the Juan de Fuca trail to sink up to their knees in mud, but a recent mud-related call was a first. Juan de Fuca Search and...

Family calls for changes after Victoria man dies hours after being discharged from Royal Jubilee

Family calls for changes after Victoria man dies hours after being discharged from Royal Jubilee

Victoria Apr 13, 2024 / 7:45 am

BC United’s mental-health critic is proposing changes to improve communication with family members of patients in a ­mental-health crisis, in the wake...

Short-term rental owners fighting against province and City of Victoria

Short-term rental owners fighting against province and City of Victoria

Victoria Apr 13, 2024 / 7:00 am

Victoria’s Angela Mason joined a civil suit battling the ­province’s new short-term rental ­restrictions because she is...

B.C. rescue team regroups after little orca thwarts capture in remote lagoon

B.C. rescue team regroups after little orca thwarts capture in remote lagoon

Vancouver Island Apr 13, 2024 / 6:05 am

The team attempting to rescue an orphaned killer whale trapped in a remote B.C. lagoon is regrouping today after an initial attempt to capture the young orca...

B.C. orca calf 'decided that she is not ready to be moved,' rescue team says

B.C. orca calf 'decided that she is not ready to be moved,' rescue team says

Vancouver Island Apr 12, 2024 / 4:14 pm

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. The team trying to rescue an orphaned killer whale trapped in a B.C. lagoon says they are "truly humbled at the intelligence, adaptability...

Former bookkeeper charged in theft of $1.7 million from non-profit group

Former bookkeeper charged in theft of $1.7 million from non-profit group

Victoria Apr 12, 2024 / 9:16 am

A former bookkeeper for a non-profit organization has been charged after police determined more than $1.7 million had been stolen and used to buy such things as...

Unhoused people struggle to get seized belongings back: advocates

Unhoused people struggle to get seized belongings back: advocates

Victoria Apr 12, 2024 / 5:36 am

Advocates for the unhoused gathered at Victoria City Hall Thursday evening to demand an easing of public sheltering rules and an easier retrieval process for...

Lowest snowpack in B.C. since 1970 sparks drought, wildfire concerns

Lowest snowpack in B.C. since 1970 sparks drought, wildfire concerns

Victoria Apr 11, 2024 / 5:52 am

B.C. experienced its lowest snowpack since 1970 this winter, with the Island receiving just 49 per cent of normal snow levels. The province released its latest...

Chief says rescue effort for stranded orca calf four, five days away as plans ramp up

Chief says rescue effort for stranded orca calf four, five days away as plans ramp up

Vancouver Island Apr 10, 2024 / 6:33 pm

Plans are settling into place for an attempt to rescue a young killer whale calf stranded in a tidal lagoon near the Vancouver Island village of Zeballos within...

Royal B.C. Museum takes on collection of Terry Fox memorabilia

Royal B.C. Museum takes on collection of Terry Fox memorabilia

Victoria Apr 10, 2024 / 6:10 pm

Terry Fox’s family has entered into a long-term agreement with the Royal British Columbia Museum to protect and preserve the vast collection associated...