Thursday, August 6, 2020


Report lists Victoria as 5th most expensive rental market in Canada

Looking to rent in Victoria any time soon? You might want to read this.

First shipment of Johnson St Bridge steel begins its journey from China to Victoria (PHOTOS)

The specially-crafted steel for the Johnson Street Bridge has finally begun its journey across the Pacific Ocean. After travelling by barge down the Yangtze River to Shanghai, the steel components will then be loaded onto a...

Crowdfunding for aircraft-themed park in North Saanich remains far below goal

The North Saanich District Council remains $38,000 short.

The BC Legislature will host an open house on Tuesday!

Certain areas of the Legislature usually closed to the public will be open for the event, including the library.

6-year-old Victoria boy left behind on daycare field trip

A local Out of School Care Program went for a field trip to Beckwith Park last Tuesday but returned one boy short.

Williams Lake Tim Hortons stays open after wildfire evacuation to serve emergency responders

Thousands of people have left Williams Lake and the surrounding areas as a windy Saturday blew a number of wildfires closer to the city. But Williams Lake isn't completely empty. Fire crews and police left in town...

Million-dollar idea proposed to limit Elk Lake algae

Toxic algae blooms at Elk Lake and Beaver Lake could soon be a thing of the past.

Police issue alert for missing 18-year-old woman

Her family and caregivers are concerned for her well-being.

Saanich police arrest Duncan man twice after two offences hours apart

A 21-year-old man from Duncan is facing several charges.

Parksville man uses gun to get himself a free McDonalds coffee

On Tuesday afternoon, a 37-year-old Parksville man went to extreme lengths to get a free cup of joe.

Opinion: Fire-fighting helicopter pilot speaks out against Martin Mars Water Bomber

"For everyone who is sharing and commenting on the Media article about the Martin Mars Please stop!!!" The pilot wrote.

RCMP investigate reports of spark-showering RV in Sooke Rd brush fire

A large, destructive wildfire along Sooke Rd was extinguished on July 12, but the West Shore RCMP's investigation into its cause continues to heat up. CFAX report that the RCMP are currently searching for the owner...

Fenton sentenced to 4 years in connection to death of West Shore RCMP officer

Fenton was sentenced to a five-year driving prohibition after a four-year jail term for the crash that killed Cst. Sarah Beckett.

Police cruiser hit by drunk driver while officers investigate another impaired driver

Early Friday morning, Saanich Police had only just pulled over one suspected impaired driver when another drunk driver collided with their police cruisers.

Langford driver fined $575 for tossing lit cigarette butt

The man reportedly tossed a lit cigarette out of his car window right in front of a West Shore RCMP cruiser, violating the BC Wildfire Act.

Royal BC Museum to host “Grown-up Summer Camps”

Victoria's Royal BC Museum wants grown-ups to pack a lunch, ditch the kids, and experience their new, one-of-a-kind summer camps.

BC Ferries Offers Complimentary Travel for Wildfire Evacuees

BC Ferries announced today that they'll provide complimentary prearranged travel support for people evacuating the wildfires in the B.C. Interior.

Metchosin Farm hopes to identify firewood thief

Beacon Hill Children's Farm is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who stole firewood and drink containers from their Metchosin location.

Langford Boston Pizza defends mom from heckler

A local mother is praising Boston Pizza in Langford after the restaurant stood up to a man who was heckling her and her kids.

Nanaimo RCMP officers credited with talking young female down from bridge

Police: "This was a gut wrenching situation for everyone involved."

Brush fire on Sooke Road is now contained after destroying small cabin

An "out of control" brush fire burning beside Sooke Road has forced the evacuation of one home. Firefighting crews arrived on scene at approximately 3:30 pm

Police search for missing Saanich man who could become violent without medical treatment

Police are hoping to locate Goff to ensure his safety and the safety of others. 

Victoria’s Commonwealth Games bid picks up steam

Victoria's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games just got a little more substantial, with the addition of four influential figures to the bid committee.

Youtuber says reporter “completely lied” about his call for Malahat speed limit increases (VIDEO)

Damon Fryer (YouTube: DailyDrivenExotics) is accusing the Victoria-based Chek News station of misrepresenting his statements.

Firefighters extinguish apartment fire in James Bay

A Tuesday evening apartment fire in James Bay stretched the Victoria Fire Department to its limits but was extinguished within a couple of hours.

Six rescued from capsized boat in Sooke Basin

Three adults and three children were rescued on Tuesday afternoon after their boat capsized in the Sooke Basin.

Youtuber calls for variable speed limit on Malahat after Ferrari impounded

UPDATE: Youtuber says Chek News “completely lied” about his call for Malahat speed limit increases (VIDEO) ORIGINAL: Amidst talks of installing interval cameras on Vancouver Island's notorious highway, one Langford man is calling for variable speed limits. Damon...

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations for wildfire relief

BC Liquor Stores are helping British Columbians support those impacted by the province's wildfires. Donations will now be accepted at all locations. Customers can now contribute at the till - in increments of $2, $5,...

Westshore RCMP officer will not face charges in Cst. Sarah Beckett case

BC Prosecution Service: "Available evidence does not meet the charge assessment standard for approval of any charges."

The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to Victoria and Colwood!

The popular RCMP equestrian show is celebrating Canada 150 with a cross-Canada tour. Thirty-two riders and horses will be performing at two free events.

Wildfires continue to rage across BC (MAP & PHOTOS)

Everything you need to know about the province's current forest fire epidemic.

Duncan woman drowns while tubing in Cowichan River

The woman was tubing with friends when she passed the “pull-out” zone and entered the rough water near Horseshoe Bend and Marie Canyon.

Police are looking to indentify two men who broke into the Bay Centre

The break-in happened on the eve of Canada day.

Cat kidnapping in Langford elicits online outpouring

An unbelievable story took place across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the internet this weekend.

Central Saanich Police seek help in finding lost rings

Police describe the rings as "white gold bands that inset into one another".

No swimming at Beaver Lake after algae bloom detected

Visitors are also advised to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake.

UPDATED | Police issue urgent appeal in search of man who made comments of concern

The unidentified man made concerning comments during two robberies.

State of emergency remains in effect as 140 new wildfires break out in B.C.

The last time a provincial state of emergency was in effect was in 2003, also prompted by wildfires.

You’ll never guess who’s banned from the Phillips Backyard Weekender

Thousands are expected to flock to the Phillips Backyard Weekender from July 7-9, but one person, in particular, has been banned in advance: Donald Trump. His name is listed in the info section of the...

Man wanted on warrants after allegedly assaulting a woman

McClure was last seen in a black 2007 Ford F150, with B.C. plate KD6081.

BC Ferries reminds passengers “zero tolerance” for drinking on vessels

Summer inevitable entails plenty of places for drinking: parties, patios, festivals and more. But while ferrying through British Columbia's waterways? Zero chance, say BC Ferries. On Thursday, BC Ferries sent out a press release reminding...

UPDATED | Police seek help in find missing teen last seen around Esquimalt High School

Uiylah Hough failed to meet up with a ride she had arranged.

Redeveloped Johnson St building to house three-storey daycare

When the dust has settled on 722 Johnson this fall, over a hundred youngsters may be attending daycare in the redeveloped building.

We found an app to help you build your network and meet inspiring people

Combining a familiar, easy-swiping interface with a professional networking atmosphere, Shapr is the free app you need to have.

Cougar stalks woman at Royal Roads University

"I never want to see an animal put down but this cougar had no fear," said Shannon Vye.

Karen Harper becomes the third candidate in Saanich Council byelection

On Wednesday, the local businesswoman and longtime Saanich resident became the latest candidate in the Saanich Council Byelection. 

Toxic mix of cleaning products puts gas station worker in hospital

An employee at the 6 Mile Shell Station mixed Comet cleaner and bleach and had to be transported by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital.

Air pollution in James Bay hits record low

The BC Lung Association revealed that Sulphur Dioxide levels in James Bay have hit a record low.