Thursday, September 24, 2020


Sad end to snake story as missing python turns up deceased in Saanich

He coiled his way into our hearts.

Multiple fire detachments battle large fire at Big O Tires in View Royal (UPDATED)

People were asked to avoid the area while crews battled the blaze.

Race Rocks Sea Lion entangled in plastic band rescued by marine specialists

Staff from Marine Mammal Rescue were assisted by the DFO.

Langford Fire Chief calls for caution after ‘plate-sized’ fire grows to 3,000 square feet

No one was injured, however conditions remain prime for brush fires.

B.C. shuts down clubs, bans liquor at bars and restaurants after 10 p.m. amid COVID-19 spike

More plans for the next few months of the pandemic in B.C. will be released Wednesday.

429 new COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

Including four new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Nanaimo man wins $675K with Scratch & Win ticket at routine gas-station stop

The trucker has big plans for the prize money.

Victoria Police officer fined $167 for car crash after running red light (VIDEO)

There were no injuries but both vehicles sustained extensive damage in the crash.

Here’s how post-secondary students in B.C. can access 24/7 free mental health counselling

The program was launched in April and will remain operational for at least 3 years.

Victoria writing society honoured by province on International Literacy Day

The local group is awarded $500, a certificate and a medallion.

Support for COVID-19 measures remains strong among Canadians (POLL)

But anxieties about fall and back-to-school plans linger.

VicPD issue gift card scam warning after elderly woman defrauded of $3,000

A staff member at a convenience store stopped her from losing more money.

Mysterious seed packages delivered to Victoria, Esquimalt residences

Over 750 people across Canada have received similar packages to date.

Victoria blanketed in smoke from Washington state wildfires

Thousands of acres are ablaze, forcing evacuations in Washington and Idaho.

VicPD searching for missing 74-year-old man deemed high-risk

His care providers and investigators are concerned about his well-being

Fire crews from four municipalities battle significant blaze near Westshore Parkway

The cause of the fire is said to be a tree falling on electrical wires.

Thousands affected by BC Hydro outages from Sooke to Colwood (UPDATED)

Over 4,000 customers were without power Monday afternoon.

B.C. sees modest August job gains, still behind pre-COVID employment

Pre-covid unemployment was at 4.5 per cent.

West Shore RCMP seek public assistance locating missing resident

He has been missing since August 23.

Co-founder of Sidney tech company and popular Island brewery dies at 71

David J. Thomas co-founded Lighthouse Brewing Company in 1998.

Police seek witnesses in third Centennial Square stabbing in a month

Two suspects are being sought in the incident.

Endangered orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth to new healthy baby

Tahlequah's new baby is "healthy and precocious."

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Victoria and South Island

Wind gusts upwards of 70 km/h are expected. 💨

Police ask for help to locate missing teen known to frequent Centennial Square

VicPD are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk missing girl.   Ashley McKenzie was last seen on August 30th and is known to frequent Centennial Square and the 2600-block of Dowler Place.   Her...

VicPD issues warning after several used uncapped needles found in Beacon Hill Park

7 more uncapped needles were found scattered on the grounds of St. Ann's Academy

One person injured in two-car accident on Pat Bay Highway in Sidney

Northbound traffic was being diverted on McTavish Rd. as of 5:15 p.m.

Vancouver Island to go green as first B.C. region with new highway lighting

Once installed the province estimates they'll save $2 million a year.

Mayor Lisa Helps calls reversal on Centennial Square camping decision ‘bizarre’

Councillor Young introduced the reversal in a motion on Thursday

121 new cases of COVID-19 reported in BC, two in Island Health region

One new outbreak was reported in the Fraser Health region.

Province purchases Victoria property for future supportive housing

The lot at 1176 Yates St. was formerly home to a dilapidated boarding house.

BC School Districts will have control over how best to spend federal COVID-19 funding

The funds will be distributed in two phases.

Rollover crash near Bay Street Bridge leaves driver with minor injuries

The cause of the crash may have been a medical issue.

Poll suggests BC NDP could win a majority government in an early election

Premier Horgan did not rule out an early election when asked on Thursday.

BC Transit will be handing out face masks at bus stops across Victoria

In an effort to create awareness about the new mandatory face covering policy.

RCMP investigating third knife-point robbery in West Shore in one week

All three victims describe a similar person in each robbery.

Staff member at popular Salt Spring Island cafe tests positive for COVID-19

The cafe announced it will temporarily close.

Nanaimo RCMP hunt for suspect in indecent exposure at Westwood Lake

An adult male exposed himself to a 9-year-old girl.

20-49 year old BC residents see rise in COVID-19 cases through summer parties and dining out

People aged 20-29 accounted for over one-third of COVID-19 cases in the summer.

B.C. reports 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with two new health facility outbreaks

There were no new cases on Vancouver Island today.

Two Victoria police officers bear-sprayed in face during arrest

One man was arrested while another is still at large.

Province sets maximum allowable rent increase at 1.4% for 2021

Rents were frozen through 2020 due to COVID-19.

6 reasons why you’ll want to make beautiful James Bay your home

Three words: Red Barn sandwiches! 😍

Canadian Mint unveils new $2 coin marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII

About three million will be released into circulation.

Man blindsided in downtown Victoria attack sustains life-altering injuries: VicPD

Police discovered the victim laying in a bike lane.

Car destroyed by fire Wednesday night near Saanich park (VIDEO)

“It kind of looked like a bonfire.”