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Friday, December 2, 2022

Curtis Blandy

Staff Writer/Reporter

This new interactive Christmas light tour takes you on a journey through Victoria’s inner...

And we’re giving away four tickets! ✨

Three Campbell River RCMP officers could face charges in shooting death: IIO

The case is now in the hands of the BC Prosecution Service.

Threat made at UVic prompts ‘significant’ police presence on Friday morning

Police are currently on scene investigating.

ICBC claims rise by 94% after a week of winter-like conditions

Here’s a few driving tips to keep you and your car safe.

BC teachers sign off on agreement with province for better pay and benefits

94% were in favour of the new agreement.

IIO opens investigation into Lake Cowichan robbery that left one man dead

The alleged robber's truck was found along Highway 18.
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48-year-old man in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in Parksville: RCMP

The driver who hit him later turned themselves in.

Toxic drug crisis continues: At least 179 lives were lost in BC this October

Victoria has recorded the third most deaths thus far.
IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Here are the roads that will be closed during the IEOA Truck Light Convoy...

Move over Santa, we want big trucks! 🚚
Victoria Harbour Road Bike Lanes

Victoria commuters like to bike or walk to work: 2021 Census

Lots of people taking the ol’ ‘shoelace express’ to work.

BC parents can calculate how much they’ll save on child care with this online...

Parents can save between $320 and $900 per month.

Shooting threat to students at Oak Bay High School prompts early dismissal

After someone threatened a shooting at 2 p.m.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Person of interest identified in View Royal Park sexual assault: RCMP

The investigation is ongoing.

Over 10,000 still without power on Vancouver Island due to severe storms

Wind and snowfall gave the island a one, two punch. 👊

Police seek help in finding missing 73-year-old Saanich man (UPDATED)

UPDATE: He has been located and is safe.

Over a dozen BC Transit routes affected due to Tuesday’s snowfall

BC Transit recommends leaving more time for your journey.

BC Ferries cancels remainder of Tuesday’s sailings on major route due to looming storm

With winds potentially reaching 90 km/h.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Off-duty cop catches thief siphoning gas red-handed: Nanaimo RCMP

He was stealing from a non-profit group.

Here are live updates of current road conditions on southern Vancouver Island (PHOTOS)

This article updates every 15 minutes!

BC Transit warns commuters of potential delays with snow in the forecast

Plan for the worst and hope for the best! ❄️

Pilot and passengers bodies recovered from plane crash near Port Hardy: RCMP

Their bodies were found in the plane’s wreckage.

Let it snow: It’s snowing in Victoria and it isn’t stopping anytime soon

Get your Krazy Karpets ready!? 🛷
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BC Ferries breaks records for revenue, net earnings and passengers carried in 2022

Overall revenue is up by $62 million.

Construction underway on UVic’s National Centre for Indigenous Laws

The projected $27.1 million project will be complete in 2024.

Suspicious church fire now being investigated as arson: Saanich Police

The fire was set on November 20th between 9 and 10 p.m.

Port Alberni to get safe homes for women and children escaping violence

Construction will be completed by summer, 2023.

Missing 10 years: VicPD release age-progression drawing of Emma Fillipoff

Last seen acting oddly in front of the Empress Hotel.
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Nanaimo’s stabbing ‘victim’ turns out to be the aggressor in altercation on Thursday

The real victim was not injured seriously in the incident.

Here are the roads that will be closed during the Santa Claus Parade this...

Temporary CCTV cameras will also be installed.

Saanich Police cleared of any wrongdoing in man’s death by crossbow: IIO

Tear gas was used and he shot himself accidentally.

RCMP seek assistance in locating missing 31-year-old Nanaimo man

He has not been seen since October 31st.

Victoria Royals trade Shipley and Wilson to Wheat Kings for player and draft picks

Teydon Trembecky will skate for the sold out game on Saturday.

Nanaimo man hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times: RCMP

No arrests have been made.

Sooke Road could be closed for ‘number of hours’ due to two-car collision: West...

One person being treated in the hospital.

Comox is getting a new long-term care centre for people suffering from dementia

The state-of-the-art new facility will have 156 beds.

Pilot and two passengers unaccounted for in plane crash near Port Hardy: RCMP

Police believe the plane has sunk.
David Eby

Premier Eby announces $230 million in funding for specialized police in BC

The funding will help staff rural police forces.

RCMP seek help locating missing 29-year-old woman from Nanaimo

She was last seen on November 1st.

Dangerous wanted man may be in Victoria’s downtown core: VicPD

Call 911 if you see him.

Oak Bay father who killed his daughters on Christmas Day denied appeal by courts

He was sentenced to life in prison in 2019.

‘Education is so important’: Study says 55%of Canadians don’t understand what consent is

A Victoria organization is helping to improve this statistic.

Concerns over affordability arise following BC’s new housing initiatives

Low-income housing is the city's greatest need.

13-year-old Victoria actress wins two awards for youth performers in Canada and Europe

She won best performer and best youth filmmaker.