Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Victoria Police issue warning after three suspicious fires in a row this evening

Be alert! There could be an arsonist in the community.

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Vancouver Island BFFs of over 70 years win $2 million BC/49 prize

One plans to donate some winnings to the hospital for new equipment.

Impaired driver nearly drives into the Gorge Waterway Monday night

The driver has a chain-link fence to thank

One dead in Canadian Forces Snowbird crash in Kamloops

The other pilot suffered serious injuries.

Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for Nanaimo man

His current whereabouts are unknown.

City of Victoria passes partial vehicle ban for Beacon Hill Park this summer

In an effort to ‘pedestrianize’ the park.

MV Coho extends sailing cancellations between Victoria and Washington until June 30

The Clipper's ferry service also remains suspended at this time.

Mount Douglas Park closed to vehicle traffic over May long weekend: District of Saanich

Playgrounds and outdoor recreation facilities in the municipality will remain closed.

West Shore RCMP locate missing 11-year-old girl (UPDATED)

She was last seen riding her bike in Metchosin.

Body of a 33-year-old man found in submerged van pulled out of Cowichan Lake

An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

Nanaimo RCMP seek information about alleged stabbing last week

The 20-year-old victim walked to the hospital after the incident.

Two suspects evade arrest after VicPD seize colour-coded drugs and stolen property

Officers also found shotgun ammunition, two imitation firearms, and a range of stolen property

10-inch metal arrow shot at vehicle near downtown Victoria

The driver found the arrow lodged into the side of their vehicle when they got home.

RCMP say Vancouver Island driver lucky to be alive after car plunges into a...

"The young man is extremely lucky to be alive."

Nanaimo convenience store sustains heavy damage in fire caused by teen shoplifters

One of them shot a tube flare at an employee who narrowly dodged the flame

Two unrelated traffic stops by Saanich police lead to drug arrests

They seized several types of narcotics, including fentanyl.
windy weather

Wind warning issued for Greater Victoria as gusts expected to reach up to 80...

Strong wind gusts will pick up late this afternoon.

Victoria police ask for help in locating stolen inflatable boat

The stolen inflatable is a motorized 11-foot Avon valued at about $35,000.

Firefighters battling apartment fire in Esquimalt

Avoid the 1300-block of Esquimalt Road.

Cocaine, guns, ammunition seized in multiple raids throughout Greater Victoria

They also seized three sets of soft and hard body armour.

Sidney’s annual Thursday night street market hosted in summer cancelled due to COVID-19

Canada Day festivities, car shows and all other major events have also been cancelled.

Victoria police searching for ‘high-risk’ missing woman last heard from April 1st

Her family are very concerned about her well-being

Nanaimo RCMP looking for missing 25-year-old pregnant woman

Her cell phone was traced to Vancouver.

Fire crews battling large brush fire in West Shore area

Multiple fire departments are on scene.

Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations officially cancelled due to coronavirus

The city may be looking at supporting smaller block parties instead
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Man arrested after gunshot fired through the window of Duncan home

Investigators believe it is a targeted incident.

Nanaimo couple thwart rental scam of home listed on Craigslist

They were able to locate the real owner of the home.
Nanaimo man arrested

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in serious collision with car near Nanaimo

Two other motorcyclists with the first rider were also injured in the collision.

Victoria police issue alert for ‘high-risk’ missing 26-year-old man (UPDATED)

He was last seen April 16th in the Topaz Park area.

Colwood council seeks 0% property tax increase and reduction to business tax

The city had planned to hike property taxes by 3.5% this year.