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Friday, March 31, 2023

Curtis Blandy

Staff Writer/Reporter

Nanaimo man sentenced to life in prison for drug-fuelled murder in Brentwood Bay

He killed 20-year-old Emily Caruana in 2019.

Whooo done it: Owl suspected in two Oak Bay home ‘invasions’

No call too small.

Invasive species removed from Sidney and Saanich by volunteers over long weekend (PHOTOS)

Students from Spectrum Community School helped out! 🌿

A new high-speed ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver is launching this summer

There will be two high-speed catamaran ferries! ⛴️

Police officer who ‘doored’ cyclist in Esquimalt being investigated by VicPD

The cyclist was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Crisis negotiators de-escalate hostage situation in downtown Victoria condo

The suspect faces assault charges.

Woman sought after confronting elderly man at Oak Bay home

She fled the area when a neighbour came to the aid of the man.

Nanaimo RCMP seek help locating 30-year-old woman last seen on October 20th

She was last seen at a women’s emergency shelter.

BC Ferries remembers the ‘little ferry that could’ a year after the Malahat washed...

The Klitsa packed five days of work into 72 hours.

Victoria man wanted on Canada-wide warrant could be dangerous: VicPD

Anyone who sees him should call 911.

German hiker to finish epic five-year journey on Trans-Canada Trail in Victoria this Saturday

She’ll be finishing at Clover Point.

Victoria council candidate and former Saanich mayor fined by Elections BC

The two combined fines equal $250.

Victorians beyond frustrated with Beyond Van Gogh after multiple delays

Some people are being told they won’t receive a refund.

Polls show a third of young British Columbians want to change the province’s name

Most BC residents over 55-years-old disagree.

Duncan veteran to be given France’s highest honour for his service in Dieppe Raid

He’ll receive the rank of ‘Knight of the French Order of the Legion of Honour.’

Vancouver Island puppy abandoned in planter on doorstep needs help: BC SPCA

Security footage showed the dog chasing after the vehicle as it drove away, abandoning her. 😢

Camosun students serving up two-course lunch to feed up to 300 people in need

Learning the importance of community by giving back to theirs.
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72-year-old man arrested for attempting to touch teen girl in Duncan

He has since been released with conditions.

Victoria opens Emergency Weather Response warming shelters for second consecutive night

They’re located at James Bay United Church and Rock Bay Landing.

Mark your calendar: BC Parks campsites opening 2023 reservations soon

You can now book your site 4 months in advance! 🏕️

VicPD and Victoria Royals join forces for charity scrimmage at SOFMC this Sunday

And the public can skate with the players after! 🏒

Star Cinema moves into brand new theatre in the heart of Sidney

They’re back on Third Street and Sidney Avenue.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Police seek witnesses and video after double stabbing in downtown Victoria on Sunday

There have been no arrests made.

More on the way: Snowfall warning extended for parts of southern Vancouver Island

Yup, that’s snow out there! ❄️

Calling all artists: City of Victoria on the hunt for artists to create kiosk...

Your art could be seen by thousands.

BC Transit and BC Ferries offer free transportation to veterans on Remembrance Day

Wear your uniform or show your military ID to ride for free.

Police still trying to identify deceased man found near Swan Lake in Saanich

His body was found on October 12th.

It’s soup season in Esquimalt: New cafe opens up shop in former bingo hall

They’ve got sandwiches too. 🍲🥪

VicPD seek look to identify man of interest in downtown nightclub incident (UPDATED)

The incident took place on September 4th.

Construction underway on transition homes for women and children escaping violence in the Westshore

The new facility will include 50 transitional houses.

VicPD investigate targeted pepper-spray attack in Centennial Square

Police are still searching for a second suspect.

Lights, camera, action: Here’s what’s filming in and around Victoria this fall

Hallmark season is upon us. 🎄

Lisa Helps looks back on 8 years as mayor and shares hopes for new...

Mayor Marianne Alto has been sworn-in.

Saanich Police seek help in locating missing 17-year-old girl

She is considered high-risk.

Things might get loud: CFB Esquimalt installed siren for mass notification system

It can be heard in neighbouring areas. 🚨
Westshore RCMP cruiser

Suspicious behaviour at View Royal bus stop warrants investigation by West Shore RCMP

The suspect brandished a knife at two young girls.

15 somber captures of Cst. Shaelyn Yang’s funeral in Richmond on Wednesday (PHOTOS)

Saanich Military Police and RCMP officers from the island were in attendance.

7 must-try sandwich shops in Victoria to celebrate National Sandwich Day

We don’t f&^# with soggy loaves! 🍞
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RCMP investigating multiple shots fired at Nanaimo residence

No one was injured.

Police seek Victoria man wanted on warrant for multiple sexual assaults

He allegedly assaulted multiple women in the same night.

Province claims old-growth logging reaches record low on Vancouver Island

Logging of old-growth has declined by 42% since 2015.

Sea lions give Vancouver Island kayaker an earful and a scare in Cowichan Bay...

I wouldn’t want to be this guy! 😬

Victoria students to learn from veterans about times of war prior to Remembrance Day

Including one of the last surviving members of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps Pipe Band.

Victoria’s newly elected mayor and councillors to be sworn in this Thursday

It’ll be streamed online!