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B.C. reports 582 COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths on Christmas Eve

10 more cases have been reported in the Island Health region.

Police watchdog investigating after death of Vancouver Island man

RCMP say a man injured himself with a weapon while in the presence of police.

Injured deer found with arrow sticking out from its side in Oak Bay

Luckily the arrow didn't puncture any arteries or organs, but there is a chance the wound might get infected.

This is Victoria’s most searched cuisine of 2020

Not the same as British Columbia's overall favourite!

COVID-19 cases in B.C. are on the decline ahead of holiday season

792,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to arrive in B.C. by March.

19 people die of COVID-19 in BC, as province reports 518 new cases Wednesday

Including nine more cases in the Island Health region.

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress named best historic hotel in the Americas

The hotel first opened on January 20, 1908.

Police searching for missing Langford teenager last seen 7 days ago (UPDATED)

Police say they have followed up on several leads, but the child is still missing.

Travel ban from U.K. to Canada extended to January 6, 2021

In light of a more infectious mutated strain of COVID-19 detected in the UK.

Vancouver Island, southern BC snowstorm blew out power to 240,000 BC Hydro customers

Everyone is expected to have their power restored today.

BC reports 444 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths on Tuesday

Over 4,000 health care workers across BC have received the first dose of the vaccine so far.

11 Nanaimo teenagers fined for gathering at high school parking lot

Police say they were all respectful, apologetic, and understanding of why they were being ticketed.

Dr. Bonnie Henry becomes one of first Victoria residents to get COVID-19 vaccine (VIDEO)

As of noon on Tuesday, 62 health care workers received the vaccine in Victoria.

Fourth person dies in Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

So far, 22 people have contracted the virus during this outbreak.

1,667 new COVID-19 cases, 41 more deaths reported in BC since Friday

Including 21 cases and one more death in the Island Health region.

Victoria Police searching for witnesses after hit and run on Hillside Ave

The pedestrian suffered non-life threatening injuries.

32,000 left without power on southern Vancouver Island after heavy, wet snow: BC Hydro

The hardest hit areas are Victoria, Nanaimo and Duncan.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Qualicum Beach long-term care home

The outbreak was declared on December 19.

B.C. had 5 overdose deaths each day in November, death toll over 1,500 so...

British Columbia's longest public health emergency claimed another 153 lives last month.

COVID-19 exposure notices sent to families of View Royal daycare attendees

The letter instructs them to self-isolate until the new year.

11 more deaths, 624 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. on Friday

Including 5 new cases in the Island Health region.

Victoria Police help nab suspect who created and distributed child pornography

The investigation began in 2018, and Smith was arrested in November 2020.

Johnson Street Bridge audit will not be completed due to COVID-19

The project took 3 years longer to complete and went $42 million over budget.

Two more cases linked to Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

The outbreak was declared on December 1 and has since claimed three lives.

Another person at Saanich Peninsula Hospital dies in COVID-19 outbreak

Three people have died in that outbreak.

B.C. reports 673 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more related deaths Thursday

One person in the Island Health region has died after contracting the virus.

Central Saanich man charged for allegedly possessing child pornography

He has an extensive history of volunteering with air cadet squadrons.

Police seeking dashcam footage in search of Colwood resident missing since September

More details have also been released about where he was last seen.

Victoria Police searching for missing 38-year-old woman

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

B.C. is now projecting $13.6B deficit, unemployment on the decline

Up from $12.8 billion projected back in September.

24 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C. as province reports 640 new cases

Five cases have been reported in the Island Health region.

Chances of a white Christmas ‘next to zero’ in Victoria this year: Environment Canada

Winter will come to Victoria in earnest next year.

Courtenay man arrested, facing charges after child pornography investigation

Joseph Mallette is expected to appear in court on January 21.

Police arrest 3, seize $30M of drugs, weapons in Victoria and Lower Mainland investigation

The joint investigation spanned across Victoria and the Lower Mainland.

Pool at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre will be reopened in January 2021

Visitors will be required to reserve their swims in advance. 

COVID-19 exposure reported on two recent flights to Victoria: BCCDC

Both flights originated in Vancouver.

Police return stolen Christmas presents to Langford residents

The items had been stolen from people's front porches.

49 more British Columbians die of COVID-19, as province records 2,146 cases since Friday

There are now over 10,000 active cases across the province.

Two more people test positive for COVID-19 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

19 people have been infected since the outbreak was first declared.

VicPD seeking witnesses after report of suspicious man following woman on Saturday night

The police report says the man chased her while yelling angrily.
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Oak Bay teenager reports middle-aged man exposing himself

The report says he stared at the 15-year-old while masturbating.
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Police investigating two break and enter thefts at downtown Victoria businesses

Both incidents happened over the weekend.

737 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths reported in B.C. Friday

Including eight new cases in the Island Health region.

Thieves steal $1,000 worth of presents from Victoria family vehicle

The incident serves as a warning to others not to leave presents in vehicles.

COVID-19 outbreak at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Victoria is now over

Essential visits and social visits will be allowed again starting tomorrow.

Victoria man seriously injured in stabbing while trying to help neighbour

Ashley Quewezance took the knife out of his throat himself, his wife says.

British Columbians can renew ICBC insurance online starting May 2022

After the pandemic has demonstrated a need for services offered digitally.

Island Health launches survey seeking input about Hospital at Home program

The results will inform plans for a broader province-wide roll out of the program.

One more death, two more COVID-19 cases linked to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

17 people have thus far been infected at that outbreak.