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Friday, March 24, 2023

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Fraud suspect used ICBC text scam to steal $14,000 from victim: Saanich Police

The victim sent their bank details.

Multiple people assaulted and robbed at knifepoint in Victoria

He was chasing the victims.

Gas relief: FortisBC customers will see their bills drop starting April 1st

Some customers could save upwards of 7%.

Victoria’s beloved Alfred the Flower Man has passed away

Forever in our hearts! 💐

Nanaimo shooting suspect remains at large while victim still in hospital

The shooting victim remains in hospital.

Sooke will have a new integrated health-care centre by 2025

Many local health service will movie into the facility.

66-year-old Nanaimo man arrested after stabbing security guard in Ladysmith

He has since been released from custody.

BC to increase cost of fishing licences by 14% over the next year

It's the first increase since 2003. 🎣
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Three people arrested in Vancouver Island drug trafficking bust

Two homes were raided.

Police release photo of Mount Washington assault suspect

He was captured on a helmet cam.

West Shore RCMP continue to deal with teen-related calls over the weekend

An intoxicated youth was punching spectators and players at Starlight Stadium.

Bystander stabs police officer with needle at overdose scene in downtown Victoria

A crowd formed and tried to stop police from saving the persons life.

Oak Bay Police nab two drunk B&E suspects playing pool and a piano

Just when we thought we heard it all. 🤣

44 drivers nabbed using cell phones during distracted driving blitz in Saanich

Another 50 drivers were caught a week later.

BMO signs deal to acquire Air Miles rewards program to save from bankruptcy

The loyalty program has been around since 1992.
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Police look to identify man who offered to buy toddler on Hillside Avenue

The man is believed to be in his 70s.

Multiple vehicles vandalized with disturbing messages in Saanich

Police estimate the damage at more than $30,000.

Police arrest suspect believed to have set at least three fires around Victoria

He was captured on surveillance camera.

West Shore RCMP release surveillance footage of shooting suspect (VIDEO)

There were two to three shots fired.
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Dashcam footage sought: 3 vehicles damaged by erratic driver in Courtenay

The culprit vehicle was found abandoned.

‘Reckless act’: Drunk driver nabbed in Sidney doing over 140 km/h

Their driver’s license was also expired.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Music complaint in Metchosin leads police to stolen truck and credit cards

The truck was stolen out of North Saanich.
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Nanaimo Walmart re-opens following five day closure after arson

Someone lit diapers on fire.

BC residents will soon be able to text 911 in case of emergency

Designed for people who aren't able to speak or make noise.

Mystery explosion felt across Greater Victoria on Friday night finally revealed

Many said it was so loud, their windows shook.

BC to become the first province in Canada to provide free prescription birth control

"This is a win for health, and it's a win for gender equity in our province."

Owner of mobility scooter located on Dallas Road found deceased

The death is not considered suspicious.

‘Dream come true’: Port Alberni woman wins $1-million playing Lotto 6/49

She purchased the ticket on a whim.

West Shore RCMP searching for woman reported missing on February 19th (UPDATED)

There have been several possible sightings of her.

BC Transit cancels all service Tuesday morning due to snow

As well as other services.

Section of Quadra Street closed after pedestrian struck

Near Caledonia Avenue and Pembroke Street.

RCMP save woman found overdosing in bathroom of Langford Starbucks

She was found slumped over the toilet.

Suspect sought after tourists report that a stranger kicked their dog in downtown Victoria

He also got into a physical altercation with them.

Victoria woman killed in Cobble Hill single-vehicle crash Sunday morning

The driver suffered serious injuries.

Man found stabbed in the neck on Hillside Avenue Sunday afternoon

He disarmed the suspect and was found carrying a knife.

Snowfall warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island on Monday

Don't put the shovels away!

Police investigate after clothing and mobility scooter found on Dallas Road beach

The items were found this morning.