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Man arrested after confronting an off-duty officer with a metal pipe

The Newfoundland man will face charges of assault with a weapon.

BC government proposes an extended rent freeze until December 31st

The proposed changes will protect renters against evictions and extend the rent freeze until Dec 31st.

BC increases gap between first and second COVID-19 vaccines

The province approved a 4-month gap between vaccines.

Witness aids Saanich Police in catching suspect breaking into cars

There have been 71 car break-ins in Saanich so far this year.

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will reopen as temporary housing facility today

The arena will open itself to 45 people experiencing homelessness.

Here’s what BC’s second phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts will look like

The breakdown of when and how you can get your shot.

Fire crews battle house fire in Sidney Sunday afternoon

One occupant and a dog were able to escape the home.

Police watchdog called in after man shot and killed by Tofino RCMP

According to RCMP, a woman was being held against her will.

BC will complete $16B Site C dam project by 2025

It's the largest project in BC history.

CRD acquires 145 acres of watershed land near Sooke Lake Reservoir

The land was purchased for $652,729.

CRD votes against adding parking fees at 9 regional parks on Vancouver Island

That includes Elk/Beaver Lake and Witty’s Lagoon

Three Vancouver Island schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

This includes two elementary schools and one secondary school.

BC Ferries cancels remaining Friday sailings due to adverse weather

The cancellations happened throughout the day and will continue through to the evening.

BC reports 589 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths on February 26th

Vancouver Island continues to see a higher than average rate of COVID-19 cases.

Driver turns herself in to Nanaimo RCMP after hitting pedestrian and fleeing

The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Here’s what the new Saanich fire station near Elk Lake could look like (RENDERINGS)

Construction is expected to start later this year.

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

It has an efficacy rate of 62% while the others are over 90%.

The iconic Mr. Potato Head is going gender neutral

Talk about a hot potato! 🥔

Fan Tan Alley ice cream shop leaving popular downtown location

The landlord declined to renew the shop's lease.

Six BC residents in their 30s died from COVID-19 since pandemic began

Two of those were from Vancouver Island.

5 houses in Greater Victoria with harrowing histories

This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for everyone.

Saanich residents rescue duck with plastic lid stuck around beak (VIDEO)

The incident points to a bigger litter problem in the area.

Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Gorge Fairway Market

The potential exposure dates occurred on February 17th and 18th.

City of Victoria approves partial closure of paved loop at Clover Point Park

The new plan will see 14 parking spaces along the shoreline.

BC reports 395 new COVID-19 cases and ten new deaths on February 25th

BC's seven day daily average has increased over the past two weeks.

50-year-old man stabbed after COVID-19 related altercation at Nanaimo mall

The victim’s daughter asked the suspect to maintain physical distance.

East Saanich Road exit off Pat Bay Highway will be closed after overpass built

The province is looking for feedback on the major project.

Two impaired women fined and arrested for refusing to wear masks aboard BC Ferries

The pair had masks on them but simply refused to wear them.

Queen Elizabeth II statue beheaded in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park

Police are also investigating a graffiti spree overnight.

BC reports 456 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on February 24th

Active cases have decreased by a small margin.

Summer camping reservations set to open for BC residents next month

Campsites can only be booked two months in advance.

BC Ferries employee working at Swartz Bay terminal tests positive for COVID-19

A number of employees are currently in self-isolation.

4 spots you can watch the HMCS Calgary’s sail past this Friday

Before it departs to Asia! 🚢

Laketown Ranch announces summer camping for its 2021 season

The popular site for music festivals has opened itself up for camping this season.

Two teenage suspects arrested in View Royal arson

They damaged the porch of a house.

Woman groped by stranger in Nanaimo mall parking lot

Police are planning to release a sketch of the suspect.

Uber Eats is finally available on the Saanich Peninsula

You can now get Dole Whip delivered directly to your door 🍦

19-year-old man arrested after violent robbery in Comox

The woman sustained a laceration to her neck during the altercation.
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