Friday, July 10, 2020


Police watchdog looking into Victoria Police car crash after running red light

The OPCC is reviewing materials provided, and will then determine whether an investigation is required.

Cowichan Valley officially recognized as a unique wine producing region in B.C.

It’s the first to receive the designation outside of the Okanagan

“Absolutely devastating”: B.C. hotel workers raise awareness for industry crippled by COVID-19

Around 50,000 workers have lost jobs that they’re not guaranteed to get back

Man arrested for alleged hate crime assault on Victoria bus

After police received a tip from the public

Victoria Clipper ferry suspends services until April 2021, MV Coho considering winter service

Both companies have taken a major financial hit due to loss of income over the summer

SUV driver crashes into police cruiser on Pat Bay HWY while distracted by another crash

Two out of the three collisions happened when drivers were distracted by the first crash 👀

Assault suspect in alleged dog abuse case turns himself in to Saanich Police

BC SPCA has been notified of this incident.

B.C. sees 5.4% increase in employment in June as pandemic jobs start to return (STATSCAN)

Over 118,000 people found employment in B.C. last month

Tattoo artists at two Victoria parlours fired after disturbing sexual assault allegations

WARNING: This article contains graphic content relating to sexual assault.

RCMP recover $30,000 of stolen items from storage unit in Saanich

Including power tools and laptops

Saanich man assaulted after confronting alleged dog abuser says he does not regret his actions

“This is the first time I’ve seen anything like this,” said Ted Penston.

20 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. today, no additional deaths

The number of active cases has jumped to 175.

GoFundMe created for family of deceased Victoria skydiver

James Smith was a husband and father of two. 

RCMP searching for sexual assault suspect believed to be on Vancouver Island

One of his victims was allegedly a girl under the age of 18.

Premier John Horgan backs police chiefs call for decriminalization of drug possession

 The Vancouver Police Chief wants a task force to research reform.

Five arrested in drug trafficking operation across Langford, Shawnigan Lake and Duncan

RCMP executed warrants after a year long investigation

“This is your chance to speak”: Survey launched to gauge extent of racism in B.C. health care system

The preliminary investigation reveals numerous racist incidents against Indigenous people across all health regions in B.C.

8 new affordable housing projects under construction in Sooke

Three commercial units are being converted for housing purposes.

B.C. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, 3 additional deaths today

The province has now recorded over 3,000 total cases of novel coronavirus

First phase of Langford affordable housing project for Indigenous people is now complete

The completed project will add 100 affordable homes to the community

Victoria’s Intrepid Theatre cancels 2020 Fringe Fest due to COVID-19 concerns

They had originally considered still hosting the festival but limiting artists to locals only

Royal BC Museum offers half price admission all summer long

The discount is offered until Sept. 7

Dashcam footage shows VicPD cruiser crashing into SUV after running red light (VIDEOS)

The police vehicle's siren and lights were not deployed.

Man assaulted in Saanich after confronting suspect about treatment of dog

Police are looking to identify the suspect, and have not ruled out contacting SPCA for this file.

More food services, gift shops to reopen on BC Ferries vessels this week

Last month, the company announced an expansion of their summer schedule

Police investigating after body found in downtown Victoria

Police are working with BC Coroners Service to investigate the circumstances of death

B.C. extends COVID-19 state of emergency to July 21

We remain in the longest state of emergency the province has ever seen

12 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. today, including 1 in Vancouver Island Health region

There are now three active cases in the region, and 162 total across the province.

B.C. launches faster way to verify virtual BC Services Card app

Around 125,000 people have set up a mobile services card so far.

Man who died in tragic Vancouver Island skydiving accident identified as professional instructor

34-year-old James Smith died while performing a complicated maneuver

Nearly 70% of Canadians “very likely” to take COVID-19 vaccine when available (STATS CAN)

Around 12% said they were unwilling to get a vaccine, while the rest remain unsure.

Cineplex is offering $5 movies across B.C. this summer 

Tuesdays are even cheaper at just $3 a ticket

Multiple vehicle collisions slow traffic on Pat Bay Highway (UPDATED)

Both northbound and southbound lanes have been reduced to single lane traffic

B.C. buys restaurant on Vancouver Island to convert into homeless shelter

The Campbell River property was purchased for nearly $1 million

Four arrested in Canada Day drug house bust by Nanaimo RCMP

Police also seized crack cocaine, crystal meth, fentanyl, and $19,000 cash from the property

Tear gas used to arrest Saanich woman who threatened to burn down apartment building

"She had lit something on fire on her balcony, and she had a lighter in her possession," said Cst. Markus Anastasiades.

6 additional deaths, 31 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over past three days

There are now 166 active cases remaining in the province

Woman arrested for allegedly robbing downtown Victoria store, assaulting police officer

The officer sustained minor injuries and was able to work the rest of their shift.

64-year-old experienced hiker goes missing on central Vancouver Island

A multi-day air and ground search is currently underway after he failed to return home on July 2

Langford teens found safe during extensive search after going missing near Lake Cowichan (UPDATED)

An RCMP helicopter and Civil Air Search and Rescue planes will be conducting an aerial search. 

14 of the best Instagram photos taken around Victoria last week, June 29th to July 5th

Including snaps of Saturday night's epic 'Buck Moon'! 🌕

Oak Bay Police officer sustains minor injuries while ticketing teen for public intoxication

The officer tried to restrain the 16-year-old after he kept yelling "Fu** the Blue".

Victoria Police investigating assault with a weapon in Centennial Square

One person was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries

13 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths reported in B.C. today

There are two active cases in the Vancouver Island Health region and 162 across B.C. in total