Curtis Blandy

Staff Writer/Reporter

RCMP seek help locating missing 60-year-old man last seen camping near Sooke River

He was last seen on August 15th.

‘Super success’: Boomtown throws block party to bring Harris Green community together

Skateboarding, dog costumes and delicious food!

Everything to know about BC Transit’s new electronic payment system in Victoria

No more losing your transfer slip!

CRD acquires additional 10 hectare parcel for East Sooke Regional Park

It’s the third largest park in the CRD.

Here’s how Vancouver Islanders can help those displaced by BC wildfires

Over 200 structures destroyed and 30,000 evacuated.

Victoria wants to know residents’ opinions on six upcoming major road upgrades

Work will begin on these corridors in 2024.

BC Ferries still has no concrete timeline on the Coastal Renaissance’s maintenance

Customers should book in advance for the long weekend.

‘Incredibly frustrating’: Premier Eby calls out Meta for censoring emergency information

And Trudeau called them out for prioritizing profits.

Highway 19 sinkhole repairs cause closure between Woss and Port McNeill

A detour and delays can be expected.

BC issues air quality advisory due to smoky conditions looming over Vancouver Island

Some may notice the smoke more than others.

State of Emergency: Here’s everything you need to know about BC’s wildfire situation

There are over 380 wildfires causing mass evacuations.

Saanich neighbourhood bands together to expand beloved floral road mural

Studies show that road murals reduce collisions.

BC Ferries vessel servicing Nanaimo and Tsawwassen out of commission indefinitely

It was one of three vessels that serviced the route.

10 splash parks around Victoria to beat the heat with your kids this weekend

They are a fun and safe way to enjoy the sun!

Man convicted of second-degree murder sought by VicPD on Canada-wide warrant

After breaching parole conditions.

Smoky conditions expected to hover over Vancouver Island this weekend

From fires across the province and US.

Quadra Island wildfire deemed ‘out of control’ amid provincial warning of worsening conditions

There are currently 383 active wildfires in BC.

Thirsty anyone?: Here’s how you can vote for BC’s best brewery experience

Do you think a Vancouver Island brewery can win?

Pacific Ocean temperatures reach all-time high off coast of Vancouver Island: UVic

Climate change is likely to blame.

Sea-Doo explodes into flames with two riders on board in Sidney (VIDEO)

One man suffered minor first degree burns.

BC warns the Vancouver Island wildfire situation could worsen in the coming days

Due to an increase in dry lightning and strong winds.

UVic receives over $500K in funding to help mitigate future impacts of climate change

To study oceans, rainfall and drought.

Victoria Airport Authority hires developer to begin working on 129-room hotel

On the corner of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue West.

Victoria developer creates website to connect music lovers to bands that are playing in...

You can make a custom Rifflandia playlist on it!

Police search for missing 45-year-old Nanaimo woman who discharged early from hospital

She’s been missing since Friday, August 11th.

Ogden Point welcomes its 10 millionth cruise ship passenger (PHOTOS)

They came in on the Queen Elizabeth this morning.

‘That’s bike life’: Film on how cycling can change the world screening at Vic...

A bike locker will be available during the event!

Wildfires that closed Malahat now extinguished but being investigated as suspicious

Three small fires were put out in about 2.5 hours.

Victoria rent stays steady at over $2,000 per month while other cities’ prices soar

And that’s just for a one bedroom!

RCMP resume enforcement against old-growth logging activists near Fairy Creek

Three arrests have already been made.

New elementary school in Colwood gifted its name from local First Nation

It will be called SĆIȺNEW̱ SṮEȽIṮḴEȽ which translates to “salmon children”.

Highway 4 will be closed for two full days near site of Cameron Bluffs...

So crews can remove hazardous boulders from the slope.

New Nanaimo-based ferry service cancels inaugural sailing due to power outage

Wind warnings may affect all Monday sailings.

Gas main struck at former Gorge Point Pub closes Tillicum Bridge to traffic (UPDATED)

As construction crews begin on the new building.
Galloping Goose

CRD approves $50M loan to upgrade Galloping Goose and Lochside bike trails

It will cost $28 per household.

Paddles up: Victoria Dragon Boat Festival returns to the Inner Harbour this weekend

With live music and food trucks at Ship Point.

Maria’s Deli in Saanich announces closure after nearly half a century business

They were a cornerstone of the community!

Ground breaks on Rutledge Park construction for new playground and splash pad

Don’t worry, they’re keeping Rutley! 🐘

Upstairs Cabaret cancels all shows and abruptly closes doors for construction

They hope to reopen in the fall.

Five Strathcona Park wildfires remain out of control with a ‘monitor only’ status

Four could merge into one large fire.

Highway 4 shuts down again while rains increase risk of falling debris

The next update will be provided at 5 p.m.

Alleged ‘pretendian’ band slated to play upcoming Phillips Backyard festival called out publicly

Some say Crown Lands’ vocalist is lying about being Indigenous.