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Fines, impounded vehicles and open alcohol: Oak Bay road checks nab multiple drivers over...

One was travelling 43km/h over the speed limit!

Dozens of volunteers gather to create neighbourhood road mural in Saanich over the weekend...

The artwork portrays a collection of yellow montane violets.

5 stunning shots of last night’s ‘Sturgeon Moon’ over Vancouver Island (PHOTOS)

The last supermoon of the year! 🌕

VicPD seek public assistance in locating missing 51-year-old man

He was last seen on July 15th.

West Shore RCMP seek identity of woman involved in shoplifting and fraud investigation

Clear images of her were captured by surveillance footage.

Vancouver Island tourist catches Cadillac speeding, swerving and driving recklessly on dashcam (VIDEO)

“Dude must've been doing 60+MPH on what's essentially a 30MPH road.”

27 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 12th to 14th

Gin tastings, free movies and farmers markets!

This literary-themed craft brewery just opened in Sidney with a 60-seat patio

Serving delicious beer, sandwiches, charcuterie boards and more! 🍻

Daughters of Victoria man missing in Spain continue search efforts with GoFundMe campaign

The funds will assist in an emergency trip to find him.

VicPD seeks public’s help in locating 33-year-old man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

He failed to return to his community-based residential facility in Victoria.

Vancouver Island singer performs new single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Just two months after her performance at Wembley Stadium! 🎤

Crime Stoppers searching for ‘photogenic’ thieves who stole from Saanich liquor store

They walked out of the store with a bottle of Hennessy Cognac in their pant leg.

7 places to watch this week’s meteor shower in and around Victoria

The shower will be best viewed Friday or Saturday night! ☄️

16 people died during BC’s July heat wave, including one on Vancouver Island

The highest number of deaths were reported on July 29th.

Nanaimo man plans to travel the world with his wife after $1 million Lotto...

“It’s life changing!”

CRD acquires 9.8 hectares of land to expand Mill Hill Regional Park in View...

The park has one of the highest numbers of Garry Oak trees in the region!
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Nanaimo RCMP look to reunite stolen high-end golf clubs with rightful owner

They were located and seized from a local golf shop.

Victoria gets $400,000 boost for arts and culture organizations across the city

To ensure venues are safe and more accessible.

Four Vancouver Island hotels made Tripadvisor’s list of the top 25 in Canada

Three of them are right here in Victoria! 👏

This tiny house boat in Esquimalt could be yours for under $300,000 (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Featuring two levels and a rooftop deck!

The new bike and skatepark at Topaz Park will celebrate its grand opening next...

Including a ribbon cutting, food trucks and a live DJ!

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 66-year-old woman with significant medical issues (UPDATE)

UPDATE: According to Nanaimo RCMP, Celine Campton has been located and is safe.

CRD warns visitors of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors are advised to avoid swimming and keep animals from drinking the water
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Police incident in Cumberland ended peacefully by RCMP early Sunday morning

A 43-year-old man has been arrested.

Construction of protected cycling lanes on Tillicum Road will begin early August

With a projected budget of $500,000.
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23 impaired drivers were removed from Lake Cowichan roads over the August long weekend

And 6 drivers were ticketed for excessive speed.

37-year-old Nanaimo man arrested in last week’s Tim Hortons restaurant arson incident

The fire put several dozen employees out of work for up to six months.

Saanich Police officer injured in June bank shooting released from hospital today

Members of GVERT gathered outside to celebrate his recovery.

Armed convenience store robbery in Nanaimo Thursday night prompts hunt for suspect

The clerk was shaken but not physically harmed.
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23 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 5th to 7th

Film festivals, rooftop concerts and sunrise yoga!

Nanaimo RCMP asking for public’s help in locating missing 33-year-old woman

She was last seen on August 1st.
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Suspect identified and arrested following sexual assault in Duncan last month

Police are looking to speak to any other witnesses or victims

West Shore RCMP look to reunite sports cards found in stolen vehicle with rightful...

An Eric Lindros Upper Deck hockey card was found among the stolen cards.

This hidden gem is one of the most remote pubs on Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

Located in a town with under 100 people!
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High-impact crash in Nanaimo that seriously injured one person caused by impaired driver

The victim’s dog that fled the crash was later rescued.

RCMP searching for missing 79-year-old Nanaimo man who set out with his camper last...

UPDATE: According to Nanaimo RCMP, Roy Olson has been located and is safe.

This private island off the coast of Saanich Peninsula could be yours for $2.97...

Only a short boat ride to Sidney!

VicPD seek public assistance in locating high-risk missing 24-year-old man

He was last seen in Victoria on August 1st
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48-year-old man charged with attempted murder following Monday shooting in Nanaimo

The missing firearm was also located.

Cougar sighting at Thetis Lake prompts warning by West Shore RCMP

The cougar followed a woman and her dogs along the path.
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43-year-old man suffers life-threatening injuries in Nanaimo shooting

The suspect has been arrested, however, the firearm has not yet been located.

Nanaimo Tim Hortons destroyed by early morning arson on Tuesday

It’s expected to be closed for the next 6 months.
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Suspect sought after woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted in Courtenay

He tried to pull her into some bushes.

Heat warning ends despite temperatures forecasted to reach 29°C in Victoria

High temperatures broke records last week!