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19-year-old Vancouver Island University student drowns at Nanaimo’s Westwood Lake

Witnesses performed CPR for a long time at the scene.

Serious rollover crash closes downtown Victoria intersection

Injuries are unknown at this time.

Shocking video shows wrong way driver on Pat Bay Highway in Sidney (VIDEO)

One truck nearly collided head-on with the car.
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Speed and alcohol likely factors in fatal single-vehicle crash in Nanaimo

The 33-year-old died on scene.

West Shore RCMP seek help locating missing 16-year-old boy (UPDATED)

He was last seen Tuesday night.
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Woman arrested after blasting through Oak Bay roadblock narrowly missing police

The driver was revving the engine prior.

RCMP seek help locating missing Lake Cowichan man last seen on May 30th (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Sadly, he has been found deceased in Kamloops.

Arrests made during brush fire near Uptown on Sunday not connected to the blaze

It's believed to be human caused but not being investigated as arson.

BC Transit will be free for all commuters this Wednesday

To celebrate Clean Air Day!

30-year-old Saanich mother of young son missing since May 28th (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

Sidney RCMP seek help locating woman who travelled to Hope

Family and doctors are concerned for her health.

Fatal six-vehicle crash closes Trans Canada Highway near Nanaimo Friday afternoon

A 73-year-old suffered a medical incident.

The annual Saanich Strawberry Festival is returning to Beaver Lake this July

Nothing says summer like strawberries!

13 amazing Vancouver Island waterfalls you need to visit this summer

Please go chase these waterfalls!

Here’s what’s coming to and leaving Netflix Canada this June

Another season of Alone is starting!

The 9th annual Victoria International Wine Festival returns this September

Tickets go on sale June 1st! 🥂

Nine search warrants reveal large amounts of drugs and weapons across Greater Victoria (VIDEO)

Over $10,000 worth of suspected stolen property was also found.

Cyclist hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Saanich

The crash occurred early Sunday morning.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Man arrested after trying to bring plastic sword and fake gun onto Colwood bus

He also smashed a window on the bus.

20-year-old arrested after dramatic break-and-enter incident in the Highlands

The resident returned home to find an armed suspect inside.

Witnesses sought after Duncan playground destroyed by fire

The blaze was set in the early hours.

Missing 89-year-old Saanich man found dead after failing to arrive in Lytton

He was involved in a single vehicle crash.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

West Shore RCMP ask residents near Finlayson Arm Road to remain indoors due to...

Avoid the area near Millstream Road.

The second annual Canadian Coast Guard Day is happening this June

You can tour a helicopter, hovercraft and ship!

15-year-old Duncan girl dies after being found unconscious along Trans-Canada Highway

A GoFundMe has been started for the family.

Wallet found in Saanich linked to cold case file from 1980s

Police are looking for the couple who found the wallet last year.
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Witnesses sought after cyclist struck by vehicle in Victoria on Wednesday morning

Investigators are also looking for dashcam footage.

Man arrested after vigilant neighbour thwarts theft of boat trailer in Nanaimo

Police located several loaded .22 calibre rifles on one of the suspects.

Two men killed in Mayne Island single-vehicle crash on Saturday

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors.
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Ladysmith RCMP cleared of wrongdoing after man injured during incident on e-bike

There was video footage of the incident.

VicPD seek help locating missing 77-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

Fueled by drugs: Impaired motorist found using driver-assisted technology on Vancouver Island 

He had his seat fully reclined with drugs on his lap.

Comox gas station completely destroyed by fire after car hits fuel pump

A restaurant was also completely destroyed.