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Saanich Police looking for suspect in alleged sexual assault on BC Transit bus

The incident occurred on the 39 BC Transit bus route last Friday.

COVID-19 outbreak at Victoria long-term care home claims two more lives

The death toll has now reached 6.

Off-duty VicPD officer attacked while walking a dog for volunteer work

The suspect accused the officer of stealing the dog.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix

BC health officials to resume weekly COVID-19 live updates on Tuesdays

Starting today at 1 p.m.
High School Masks

11 Vancouver Island schools experienced COVID-19 exposures last week

Island Health has not yet reported any of the cases.

Police incident closes section Douglas Street near Mayfair Shopping Centre (UPDATE)

The area will be closed for an extended time.

Sidney RCMP seek help locating a missing 30-year-old woman

She was last seen on Tuesday.

Dashcam captures driver dangerously passing van on shoulder of Pat Bay Highway (VIDEO)

The vehicle came very close to side-swiping the van.

BC Coroner’s Service investigating after man dies at Saanich Fair

The person went into medical distress.

Three more deaths linked to COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Victoria

There have been four deaths since the outbreak began.

Comox Valley RCMP release photo of alleged assault suspect in Courtenay

He is known to fly a drone in the area.

Suspect still at large after attempts to ram three people with vehicle on Dallas...

The incident sparked a large search in the Colwood area.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Massive search underway in West Shore for man who attempted to ram people with...

A suspect’s vehicle was located in Colwood.

43-year-old man charged with second-degree murder in woman’s death in Bowser

The victim and suspect were known to each other.

Police seek witnesses after early morning stabbing in Victoria on Thursday

The incident occurred in the area of Quadra Street and Pandora Avenue.

West Shore RCMP seek help locating missing mother and her 3-week-old son (UPDATED)

She left the hospital with her newborn son.

Truck drives over hood of Central Saanich police cruiser in attempt to flee traffic...

Call 911 if you spot the truck, do not approach the driver.

Police investigating early morning homicide in Victoria on Tuesday

No arrests have been made.
Cougar

Two cougar sightings in Central Saanich prompt warning from police

The last sighting was reported this morning.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

Outbreak declared at Victoria care home as 867 new cases reported in BC

Three staff members at Sunset Lodge in Victoria have tested positive.

Royal BC Museum announces IMAX® Victoria films for planned reopening

An Ewan Mcgregor-narrated documentary on humpback whales headlines the lineup.
Salt Spring Fake Handgun

Replica handgun drawn during fight on Salt Spring Island

A quick-thinking witness provided police with a detailed description of the suspect.
Salt Spring Moped Crash

Woman airlifted from Salt Spring Island after moped collision

The woman had been visiting from Alberta.

Mask up: province announces return of mandatory masks with rising cases

The measure is set to take effect tomorrow, August 25.
Brandon Sheldon Missing

Nanaimo RCMP ask public for help to find missing teenager

He has been missing for nearly a week.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Man arrested after threatening business and 911 call takers

He was taken into custody after an hours-long barricade.
West Coat Amusements

‘It is simply not acceptable’: Campbell River RCMP slam carnival mischief

One allegedly intoxicated teenager was apparently bear-sprayed after threatening to fight people.

72-year-old woman attacked by random man in downtown Victoria

He asked the woman for change and she declined.

Sooke receives over $400,000 in funding to improve homelessness services

It's a part of a $100-million grant aimed to help local governments.

RCMP search for missing 72-year-old Vancouver Island man in Black Creek

His scooter was located, however, he was nowhere to be found.

66-year-old man missing after his boat was found abandoned near Port Alberni

He left his camp to get cell service on his boat.

Man arrested for brandishing knife after verbal altercation in Victoria

He was taken down a gunpoint.
border

US border remains closed to Canadians until at least September 21st

The border has been closed since March of last year.

Another cyclist suffers serious injuries in collision with car at Saanich intersection

The intersection of the crash scene remains closed.

Live feed shows wildfire burning out of control south of Nanaimo

The wildfire is roughly four hectares in size.

Kelowna man found dead at Nanaimo home in suspected homicide

The 30-year-old recently moved to Vancouver Island.

Over 90,000 Canadian healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 during pandemic (REPORT)

43 of those have died from the virus since last year.

Cyclist hospitalized with serious injuries after collision with vehicle in Saanich

The crash occurred near the Pat Bay Highway.

Port Alberni RCMP searching for truck that allegedly damaged rainbow crosswalk

The incident occurred last week.,

Three men fined over $1,000 after being found asleep in tent beside burning beach...

Campfire bans have been in place since June 30th

Woman randomly attacks 5-year-old boy on his birthday in downtown Victoria

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. on Monday.

Abandoned dog found on Vancouver Island to undergo surgery in Victoria

She will need to undergo surgery in Victoria.

Western Hockey League adopts mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

That includes the Victoria Royals.

Body of 19-year-old swimmer found in St. Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island

He was found near the area he drowned

Oak Bay Police find 26 inch sword after stopping cyclist for having no helmet...

He provided police a false name and then attempted to flee.

Oak Bay warns of poisonous death cap mushrooms popping up in municipality

They're popping up much earlier than usual.