Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Saanich schools will remain closed on Tuesday as union strike continues

School's out for the third week in a row

Man arrested for robbing Oak Bay store and attacking employee with a hatchet

Gary Reno was also wanted on several prior B.C.-wide warrants for violent offences

Saanich Police investigating alleged sexual assault at Mount Doug Park

The suspect and the victim are believed to have been known to each other

RCMP say rumours and hearsay hindering investigation in Sooke school threat

One man was arrested after the hold and secure on Thursday but has since been released from custody

VicPD looking for man who made potentially inappropriate comments to 11-year-old girl

"It's the kind of comment that we really want to follow up on."

Families of Saanich school district students rally in support of striking CUPE 441 staff

SD63 students have now been out of school for two weeks

Victoria Police seeking witnesses in suspicious fire at Customs House construction site

The fire caused extensive damage to the equipment on site

RCMP arrest one man after hold and secure at Sooke school

Police received reports that the man was possibly planning a "serious incident" at the school.

Victoria council passes councillor Dubow’s motion challenging them to take transit for a week

Several local leaders have already expressed interest in partaking

85 BC Ferries passengers stranded near Swartz Bay due to vessel malfunction

The Salish Raven was on its way to Victoria from Pender Island

Sooke school placed under hold and secure due to “police activity” (UPDATED)

All students are safely inside the building

Four Mile Pub will remain closed until January after sustaining damage from fire last month

The fire started in the kitchen and spread through the walls

Cougar killed in Comox Valley after it was observed hunting domestic house cats

It was also seen lingering close to where children wait for their school bus

BC Ferries offers free travel for military personnel and seniors on Remembrance Day

They've also added 28 extra sailings for the upcoming holiday weekend

Alleged drunk driver nearly crashes into pregnant off-duty police officer on Sooke Road

The 53-year-old woman is now the subject of an impaired driving investigation

CUPE 441 expected to reject Saanich School Board proposal amidst second week of strikes

19 schools have been closed since October 28th

Craigslist ads offering to buy and sell Victoria’s free youth bus passes

The user wants to buy these passes for $8-$10 and sell them for $25

Public invited to open house tonight to discuss possible renaming of George Jay Elementary

An online survey on the subject closed on October 31st

Two men arrested after police seize 70 bags of drugs in Duncan

Including suspected fentanyl/heroin, methamphetamine, crack, and powdered cocaine

3-month-old puppy undergoes surgery in Victoria after getting hit by a car

She had four broken bones and skin abrasions caused by road rash.

Man arrested for brandishing weapon during Facebook Marketplace transaction in Colwood 

He brandished a long baton-shaped conducted energy weapon, or a kind of taser, at the victim.

UVic basketball champion and two-time Olympian Eli Pasquale dies of cancer at 59

He led the UVic Vikes team to five consecutive national championships from 1980-84.

Driver suffered from “cough induced syncope” before crashing into home on Sooke Road

"Extremely scary for me when I woke up and realized I had hit someone's house."

34-year-old man arrested for alleged sexual assault after breaking into North Cowichan home

Over the past 16 years, the suspect has been charged with break and enter, sexual assault, impaired driving, and breach of probation.

Traffic diverted on Sooke Road after vehicle drives into house, causes gas leak

There is currently no word on whether anyone was injured. 

Toxic blue-green algae bloom found at Thetis Lake

Don't let your dogs drink or swim in the water

Island celebrity Pamela Anderson sparks backlash for donning feather headdress for Halloween

She has responded with a link to an essay about why the idea of cultural appropriation is illogical

Police apologize for sharing photo of innocent man in Nanaimo theft

They originally believed he was suspected of stealing from a local hardware store.

26-year-old man airlifted to Victoria hospital after crashing vehicle into hydro pole

He was admitted with life threatening injuries

Police arrest youth wanted on Canada-wide warrant after attempted theft from View Royal casino

His identity cannot be revealed due to protection under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

New driver has vehicle impounded after speeding away from police in Colwood

He was let off with a warning the first time but decided to speed away from police 😳

24-year-old arrested for puncturing a man’s lung with a screwdriver in Saanich

The victim was trying to break up a fight between two women

20-year-old man arrested after destroying a kiosk at a Langford McDonald’s

Tips from the public helped identify suspect.

46-year-old man arrested for allegedly drunk driving an 18-wheeler truck in Nanaimo

"...it was simply a miracle that a tragic accident had not occurred."

Driver receives over $700 fine after speeding and crashing vehicle in Langford

The driver also had cannabis in the vehicle within reach

Pat Bay Hwy blocked for 40 minutes after collision involving six vehicles and a deer

The deer was hit by two vehicles and survived to tell the tale

Vancouver Island man charged with animal cruelty in “horrific” dog abuse case

Hope was found suffering from emaciation, dehydration, extreme muscle wasting and a deep, severe neck wound

BC Ferries passengers banned for one year after being aggressive towards employees

One passenger drove their vehicle aggressively towards an employee

This year’s salmon run at Goldstream Park has begun

An average of 30,000 salmon return to the river each year!

Missing 60-year-old mushroom picker found dead in Campbell River

His death has not been deemed suspicious