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56-year-old man arrested in connection with March 2020 homicide in downtown Victoria

His victim succumbed to his injuries nearly ten days after assault

Vancouver Island Regional Library employees pause job action to consider wage offer

Librarians have been on strike since early March
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Man presumed drowned after falling from sailboat in Nanaimo on Monday

His wife was found clinging to a rope tied to an anchored sailboat nearby.

McDonald’s Canada hints at the highly-anticipated return of waffle fries

Bring on the crispy, golden hashtags. 🤤

Family concerned for well-being of missing 34-year-old West Shore woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: West Shore RCMP have confirmed Chanel Lucier has been located safe.

Comox Valley shoplifters steal over $400 in electric toothbrushes from local business

Investigators have released surveillance footage of the suspects.

VicPD seek public assistance in locating missing 39-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: VicPD have confirmed Victoria Sparkes has been located safe.

Victoria to get crisis response team to aid those struggling with mental health and...

They’ll also work alongside police when needed.

Nanaimo RCMP seek public help in locating missing 28-year-old woman

She was was reported missing to police on April 6th. 

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 9th-10th

Markets, music and mini eggs!

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Friday afternoon and evening

Wind gusts could reach 90 km/h in some areas!

BC’s newest dating show ‘Farming for Love’ is now casting and Victorians can apply

Saddle up and find your forever match 🤠

Popular Canadian fried chicken franchise opening two locations in Victoria this year

Fried chicken is always a good idea 👏

Man with Canada-wide warrant who was charged for kidnapping believed to be in Victoria

Police warn not to approach him and to call 911.

Nanaimo RCMP identify vehicle of interest in connection to March home invasion

Two teenage girls were bear sprayed during the incident.

Nanaimo woman surprises sister with brand new car after $500,000 Lotto 6/49 win

“I have always wanted to get my sister a vehicle to help her out.”

BCGEU librarians to escalate picketing following two weeks without an updated offer from VIRL

As well as a free community event this Saturday.

10 restaurants on Vancouver Island to check out this National Burrito Day

There’s no problem a burrito can’t solve 🌯
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One pilot dead after commercial helicopter crash in remote area of Sayward

The helicopter had been conducting wood movement.

Over 60 budding entrepreneurs highlighted at this weekend’s ‘Kidovate’ event in downtown Victoria

Selling their brand new products and services!
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‘Unusual large flame illuminating’ leads to arrest of 35-year-old Colwood woman with 7 warrants

She had to be transported to hospital for a possible drug overdose.

Nanaimo RCMP seek public help in locating missing 45-year-old man

His last contact with his family was on February 26th

ICBC launches new online simulation and training tool for inexperienced drivers

There’s even 15 scenarios based on BC conditions and situations!

30-year-old pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Island Highway Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses with dashcam footage

BC’s vaccine passport to end this week along with daily COVID-19 reporting

Post secondary residence vaccine requirements will also be lifted

Popular family restaurant in Brentwood Bay listed for sale (PHOTOS)

You’ve likely passed this spot on your way to Butchart Gardens!
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Victoria family out for a walk with infant randomly attacked by stranger

The father was struck in the head and his wife and child were pushed into the roadway.

Get your cup of joe to go: Tim Hortons accepting reusable cups once more

And you’ll get a 10 cent discount!

Nanaimo couple and their two dogs struck in hit-and-run incident

The vehicle fled the scene as one of the victims yelled for help.

VicPD seize drugs, firearms and over $100,000 in cash during search warrants (PHOTOS)

The suspects are connected to Lower Mainland gang conflict.
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VicPD look to identify woman in distress following ‘suspicious’ incident over the weekend

She was screaming for help from a moving vehicle.

BC health officials report 357 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 1st

52 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

Police release photos of suspect involved in downtown Victoria hit-and-run incident last week

The vehicle was reported stolen earlier that day.
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IIO investigating after woman sustains injuries during interaction with Nanaimo RCMP

She was being returned to a residential facility.

Comox Valley RCMP seek public help in locating missing 54-year-old man

He currently requires medical attention.

BC health officials report 249 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 31st

56 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC-born Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively make $500,000 donation to Water First

A non-profit working with Indigenous communities to address water challenges

Here’s how two Greater Victoria hospitals ranked on a list of Canada’s best

According to a panel of healthcare experts