Saturday, August 15, 2020


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ICBC and CRD remind drivers to slow down in school zones

Check out these handy tips for drivers and students to help keep everyone safe this September.

Victoria Police release first two episodes of web series “Fighting Fentanyl” (VIDEO)

The first and second episodes "Fighting Fentanyl" from the Victoria Police web video series are now live! First Episode: Focus on a Killer This brief first episode introduces viewers to the two hosts, S/Sgt. Conor King and...

15-year-old arrested after early morning break-and-enter in Langford

The homeowners were able to detain her until police arrived.

Vancouver Island man struck by softball during slo-pitch game has died

Vancouver Island league made helmets mandatory after Chris Godfrey was injured

This incredible time-lapse video of Vancouver Island will remind you why living here is awesome

Sometimes we all need a moment of bliss to get us through the day, and Kove Photography's 'Island in the Sky' time-lapse video provides just that. The footage takes viewers on a journey through Vancouver...

Biker takes viewers on a ride of the new West Shore Parkway (VIDEO)

The middle section of the West Shore Parkway connecting Highway 14 (Sooke Road) to Langford Parkway opened to traffic on Wednesday morning. The City of Langford says that the 1.6-kilometre section of roadway will allow traffic...

Local woman asks for help finding stolen diaper bag containing USB drives

The bag was stolen in the parking lot of Action Pawnbrokers at 1923 Quadra Street

$1.1 million-per-week luxury yacht spotted in Victoria

Time to start checking what's under the couch cushions.

The Sidney Business Improvement Area Society is giving out free license plate covers

The plates are available on a first come, first serve basis. So, hurry over and grab yours before it's too late!

The middle section of West Shore Parkway will open to traffic on Wednesday

This stretch of roadway can also be used as a bypass in the event the Langford portion of Sooke Road is closed for an emergency.

BC set a new summer power consumption record on Monday

A three-year-old summer record has been broken.

Wildfire smoke is returning to Victoria’s skies today

So far, no air quality warnings have been issued.

An art company has allegedly been stealing images from local photographers

So far, the exact consequences of Blue Heron's actions have yet to be determined.

Police release surveillance video of 2 men wanted in random assault in Victoria

Two men were treated at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

First Nations protesters have occupied a fish farm off the coast of Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

A group of First Nations people, led by hereditary Chief Ernest Alexander Alfred, has peacefully occupied a salmon farm. Located 17km east of Alert Bay, near Swanson Island, the farm is owned by the Norway-based company Marine...

Early morning fire scorches rental home in Saanich

Four renters got out when they smelled smoke.

BC Ferries crews rescued six people from sinking boats near Mayne Island

Four of the people rescued had been in a sinking runabout boat, while the other two were kayakers who'd tried to help.

Victoria City Hall statue of Sir John A. Macdonald ignites debate

"To present it out of context like a statue and something we're celebrating, it isn't a way to build that understanding," said Torrance Coste

Metchosin homicide victim identified as 56-year-old Richard Curtis Milligan

The View Royal resident’s body was found in the area of Malloch Rd at approximately 12:00 pm on Wednesday.

Cineplex is offering discounted Tuesday prices everyday until the end of the month

Cineplex theatres across Canada (including SilverCity Victoria Cinemas) will offer Tuesday pricing every day for the rest of August!

Man dies after falling off Roger Creek Park trestle

Three young people found the man lying motionless on the creek bed after they found his backpack on the tracks.

Police presence in Topaz Park continues after buried body found on Tuesday

We've compiled everything you need to know about this developing story.

Crime Stoppers give Victoria drug dealers a version of the “Prisoner’s Dilemma”

"Are you 'beefing' with a rival?" the post begins. "Just a thought, but why not use us to take care of the competition by sending them to jail?"

BC Government denies funding for Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

With one announcement, the BC NDP Government appear to have ended Victoria's bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in its tracks. Finance Minister Carole James issued a statement on August 24, saying the provincial government can't...

Infant and parents injured in hit-and-run crash in North Cowichan

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 to 45-years-old, heavy set, 220 pounds with scruffy hair.

BC Transit expands service and adds two new routes to the West Shore

Featuring: two new routes, eight new buses, and a brand new exchange.

Balloons caused a power outage in downtown Victoria

Some mischievous balloons hit a power line Wednesday afternoon, causing a power outage for over 5200 Victoria residents.

“Suspicious” fire destroys First Nations community centre near Nanaimo

Located on the Snaw-Naw-As First Nations territory, the blaze destroyed the building and one vehicle parked adjacent to it.

Burgers To Beat MS Day at A&W is happening today!

Not only will $2 of every teen burger sold help those living with MS, but you can also simply share a video to donate!

Police looking for missing 70-year-old Nanoose Bay man

John Seeland was reported missing by family members on Sunday

Puzzle piece art to be removed from Douglas and Yates intersection

They put all the pieces together and decided to get rid of it.

Therapy dogs are coming to the Vancouver International Airport

The real question is: how long until we can get some for those Friday evening Malahat drivers?

West Shore Police investigating a “suspicious death” after man’s body found in Metchosin

A deceased adult male was discovered in the area of Malloch Rd in Metchosin. Foul play is suspected.

Victoria Police release trailer for “Fighting Fentanyl” web series (VIDEO)

The Victoria Police Department might soon be known for YouTube content creation along with their law enforcement work.

Slo-pitch player critically injured during tournament in Courtenay

"He's the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back even if it was the last thing he owned. He's always there for you," said Scott Parsons, tournament organizer.

Vancouver Island Motor Gathering comes to Cowichan Valley this weekend

The Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, a long-running event sponsored by GAIN Dealer Group, returns to Cowichan Valley this weekend! On Sunday, August 27th, the Motor Gathering offers an opportunity for Island car buffs to not see the...

Saanich Police looking to identify licence plate thief

The lady was caught on surveillance stealing licence plates.

Phase two of McKenzie interchange construction to begin early this fall

The $42.6 million contract is expected to be completed by summer 2019.

Hundreds of thousands of Atlantic Salmon have escaped from a fish farm in the San Juan Islands

Fish farm owners blamed high tides due to the solar eclipse, but that explanation doesn't seem to hold water.

Police investigate discovery of dead body at S.J. Willis School

A passerby noticed the body Tuesday afternoon and called police.

Two workers hospitalized after exposure to a tear gas component in Central Saanich

A coffee can contained a compound called chlorobenzalmalonitile, a component of CS gas, or tear gas.

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck and will go smoke free

Passengers are prohibited to smoke, and to stay in vehicles on closed decks.

Bear spotted at Bow Park in Saanich Monday night

The park is located near Cedar Hill Road and McKenzie Avenue.

Oak Bay police arrested two men with a “great deal” of stolen property

Property stolen from Langford among the items seized.

Uber-enabling legislation to be reintroduced by the BC Green Party

Andrew Weaver: "If we wish to consider ourselves as innovators in the emerging 21st-century economy we must be willing to embrace the innovation that we create."
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