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Westshore RCMP warn drivers after four traffic incidents within two hours today

Including a bus roll over near Thetis Lake.

COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge has been declared over by Island Health

The outbreak was responsible for 6 resident deaths.

Federal Election 2021: Here are the five candidates running for election in Victoria

The NDP and Liberals have had a stronghold over the Victoria riding for more than three decades.

BC Transit offering free rides on election day

To the polls!

BC health officials report 706 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, September 16th

81 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

There’s a new high-speed passenger ferry to downtown Vancouver coming to Nanaimo

Details will be announced in the near future.

Health Canada authorizes Pfizer, Moderna vaccines as interim order expires

It’s been officially authorized for everyone 12 and over.

Permanent barriers have been set up at Goldstream Trestle Park railway

They were constructed as a way for suicide crisis prevention.

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.

Fire ban across Vancouver Island will be lifted this Thursday

There were two out-of-control fires on Vancouver Island this summer.

Two Vancouver Island flights added to BCCDC list of COVID-19 exposures

Both a Harbour Air and West Jet flight had an exposure.

Iconic Canadian comic Norm Macdonald remembered fondly after passing away

On Letterman, Macdonald joked about Victoria, a bed and breakfast, and Old Harold Delaney.

Victoria and Esquimalt Mayors provide joint statement on surging assaults against police

"They need to be safe as they do their important work.”

BC health officials report 661 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 15th

66 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

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

The death toll has now reached 6.

VicPD officer head-butted by suspect smashing glass bottles in downtown Victoria

The suspect also attempted to spit on another officer.

BC health officials report 677 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 14th

There are now over 6,000 active cases in the province.

Victoria saw its sunniest summer since 1967 with 837 total hours of sunshine

Though it's hard to believe on a day like today! ☔

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

The suspect accused the officer of stealing the dog.

Federal Election 2021: Here’s where each political party currently stands in the polls

O’Toole and Trudeau are currently tied.

Victoria Police Union comments on mental health crisis following Sunday’s fatal shooting

They are calling for better crisis management support.

Nanaimo RCMP seek help locating 25-year-old missing woman (UPDATED)

The woman is known to frequent emergency shelters.

Victoria man arrested after dousing someone with hot liquid at anti-vaccine card protest

Officers patrolled medical facilities throughout the day Monday.

BC health officials report 1,984 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, September 13th

There were two new deaths in the Island Health region.

Camosun set to celebrate their anniversary with a food fair starting this week

Participating locations include Big Wheel Burger, Sea Cider, and Lot 1 Pasta Bar.

BC health officials will begin to provide third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised

As a condition of employment, BC will require health care workers to be immunized.

Victoria Flying Club celebrates 75 years with an open house this weekend

Meet pilots, tour aircrafts and win prizes! ✈️

West Shore RCMP arrest woman driving erratically in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen out of Shawnigan Lake earlier this month.

Province releases ‘prudent’ but optimistic quarterly finance report

Vaccination rates are contributing to a “swift” economic recovery.

Emergency services show support for health care workers at Victoria General Hospital (VIDEO)

The video was shared by a health care worker

There’s a new school dedicated to improv comedy opening in Victoria

It will be taught by an Edinburgh Fringe Festival veteran.

11 Vancouver Island schools experienced COVID-19 exposures last week

Island Health has not yet reported any of the cases.

BC residents will need to show proof of vaccination starting today

Bars and nightclubs are among places requiring proof.

New survey reveals majority of British Columbians prefer working from home

64% of participants would even consider switching jobs to remain working remotely.

One man dead after being fatally shot by VicPD officer near Mayfair

Officers had attempted to de-escalate the man, who was armed and in crisis.

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.

Victoria man who drove over police cruiser and attempted to ram three others with vehicle still at large

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect

BC health officials report 820 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, September 10th

9 deaths were reported, the highest one-day total since February 25th.

Gorge Pointe Pub will close its doors for good on Saturday

The pub is over 100 years old!

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

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

Two VicPD officers ‘severely assaulted’ during incident in downtown Victoria

Another officer was involved in a vehicle collision while responding to the scene.

Victoria family discover their massive $500,000 Lotto Max win over lunch

Bert expressed how much of a relief this prize brings to his family overall.

Massive development and tech company coming to Langford will create hundreds of new jobs

The move brings a $44 million tech investment to the city

Ocean Cleanup vessel returns to Victoria with 8 tonnes of garbage in tow

The next sailing hopes to remove 30 to 40 tonnes of debris from the water.