Wednesday, February 19, 2020


VicPD issue traffic disruption advisory ahead of forestry worker rally at Legislature

A convoy of logging trucks is arriving in Victoria from across the island this afternoon

Smoke seen billowing from a small plane before crashing in Saanich field

All passengers extricated themselves from the aircraft

Three protesters arrested outside Premier John Horgan’s Langford residence

They were attempting to conduct a citizen's arrest ahead of today's B.C. budget speech

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Victoria plan citizen’s arrest of Premier Horgan this morning

BREAKING: They will be conducting a lockdown at his Langford residence in an attempt to disrupt today's B.C. budget speech

BC judge rules having phone charging is not distracted driving after incident in Esquimalt

Megan Wylie was driving on Tillicum Road with her phone charging on her lap when she was charged with distracted driving

Victoria ranked 4th most expensive city for renters in Canada (REPORT)

The average one-bedroom apartment is listed at $1,590/month

B.C. Health Ministry confirms 5th case of coronavirus in the province

All five patients are recovering in isolation

Wet’suwet’en supporters picket outside government offices in Victoria (PHOTOS)

Hundreds of Indigenous youth and allies set up peaceful demonstrations in front of Ministry offices across the city

Fire crews respond to car fire near Mayfair Shopping Centre

There were no injures as a result of the fire

Section of new Douglas Street priority bus lane opening next week

The full project is expected to be complete by end of April 2020

Drug lab in Nanaimo busted after federal RCMP track suspect’s dark web and bitcoin use

The suspect allegedly used a moniker to anonymously peddle drugs through the dark web

Lake Cowichan couple win $500,000 playing Lotto Max

They said "yes" to the Extra!

Malahat highway traffic blocked after dump truck rollover crash

Soutbound traffic is backed up

Hundreds plan demonstrations at multiple BC government offices in Victoria on Friday

In an event titled 'BC Government Shutdown'

BC Ferries announces over 20 additional sailings ahead of Family Day long weekend

Particularly for the Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay route

VicPD investigate after four people allegedly assaulted during protests at BC legislature

Three people suffered minor injuries while the fourth person reported damaged equipment

Victoria councillor Ben Isitt says “corporate media” is spreading false narrative about protests

He also compares the Wet'suwet'en movement to the causes of Spartacus, Jesus Christ, and Gandhi

Premier Horgan calls protestors denying workers access to Legislature “unprecedented”

"This was a difficult day for us here at the Legislature"

Victoria High School placed under hold and secure (UPDATED)

BREAKING: There is a "threatening incident" nearby

Wet’suwet’en supporters tear down camp at BC Legislature after six days of protests

"...rather than be violently removed by the Vic PD they will walk away proudly and with strength tonight."

RCMP identify suspect captured on surveillance using a stolen credit card in Colwood

The card was used at multiple retail locations.

BC Premier Horgan issues statement expressing sympathy with those affected by protests

Politicians and journalists have been pushed, shoved, and denied access to the legislature over the course of the day

No new cases of coronavirus recorded in British Columbia

There continues to be four cases of the disease in the province

Fire at Brentwood Bay long term senior care facility displaces 17 residents

They have been relocated to another care facility in the community

Wet’suwet’en supporters protest at Helijet terminal, block doors to BC legislature ahead of throne speech

MLAs and reporters had to push their way through a blockade to enter the parliament building

Both major bridges in Victoria shut down by supporters of Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline movement

Indigenous youth and allies plan to stay there until around 7 or 8 p.m. tonight

Six Greater Victoria municipalities unite to explore child care availability in the region

Across the Saanich Peninsula, Oak Bay, and Highlands

Air quality advisory in effect for parts of Vancouver Island

The alert was issued on Monday morning

Victoria Police increase presence in downtown core after rise in theft from local businesses

Increased reports of shoplifting and vandalism have prompted this initiative

90-year-old woman succumbs to injuries after fall in View Royal

Police had initially believed that she had been struck by a vehicle

Victoria human trafficking suspect adopts new name to conduct business on Facebook

The profile contains images of Ziaee and her two sons and just recently became active

Multiple USB wall chargers recalled in Canada due to risk of shock, burn, and fire

Return or dispose of these items immediately

Local carsharing cooperative announces first ever wheelchair accessible van in Victoria

In addition to the 100+ vehicles they already have in their fleet!

Victoria’s first ride-hailing company has been approved for operation

Kabu Ride Inc. is one of the latest to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board

Indigenous groups and allies continue to occupy Parliament Buildings and downtown streets

A small group of protestors have handcuffed themselves in an RBC building downtown

5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, February 7th

One of Canada’s best bands returns after a seven-year hiatus!

Multiple rallies planned in Victoria to protest arrests at Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline camp

Six people have been arrested in northern BC in compliance with an injunction order issued by the BC Supreme Court

Nanaimo man wanted for attempting to kidnap and allegedly assaulting a woman

Police say the suspect took the woman from her home and into a car, before she managed to escape

Two new cases of novel coronavirus confirmed in British Columbia

Both individuals were visiting from Hubei province, China

Johnson Street bridge project will be audited by provincial government

Victoria City Council requested the audit

Island Outfitters shares photos of destruction from last months fire (PHOTOS)

Police are now officially investigating the fire as arson

Victoria council instructs staff to explore new sites for Crystal Pool

The city decided in early January not to reconsider renovating the facility

Province announces measures to reduce ICBC premiums by 20% in 2021

This major overhaul of the auto insurance provider will remove lawyers and legal costs from the system

Woman climbs on rooftop, breaks into apartments to evade police in downtown Victoria

She eventually barricaded herself inside a suite before being taken into custody

Two Vancouver Island human trafficking suspects granted bail in Saskatchewan

While the two 19-year-old twin brothers remain in custody