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167519news148 COVID-19 cases and one death associated with outbreak at Kamloops hospital
167517news2Court-registered sex offender arrested for breach of parole in Langford
167508news3Dozens join anti-racism car rally and virtual panel in Cowichan Valley
167506news4Suspected RCMP secrecy breach fallout upgraded to ‘severe’: documents
167504news8Youth in police custody after kitchen knife call
167502news9Warrant out for man accused of stolen property offences across Vancouver Island
167500news10Provinces set back COVID-19 vaccinations as deliveries grind to halt
167489news112nd COVID vaccine doses on hold as B.C. delivery delayed again
167493news12VIDEO: Dramatic crash highlights need for sidewalks, say Colwood residents
167487news13VicPD arrest man at gunpoint after firearm call
167474news14Injured hiker rescued in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
167472news15Death at Victoria encampment for people who are homeless deemed not suspicious
167468news16Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate
167466news17B.C. now has three cases of South African COVID-19 variant, six of U.K. strain
167464news18Freeland hints at potential hotel quarantines for returning travellers
167462news19Lynn Beyak, who defended ‘good’ of residential schools, retires early from the Senate
167458news20Doorman of makeshift ‘booze-can’ in Vancouver apartment fined; police look to court order
167450news21Island artist turns Sanders inauguration meme into art for good
167454news22Community services tent returns, in new location near Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park
167440news23Protest erupts over police car driving through crowd in Tacoma, Wash.
167483news24Sidney/North Saanich RCMP dials up police in Central Saanich for help
167452news25Man walks out of Oak Bay liquor store with $140 bottle of tequila
167479news26Online platform launched for Greater Victoria adults with developmental disabilities
167434news27Victoria man plans post-pandemic cross-Canada RV trip after $2M lottery win
167432news28B.C. care home visitor access to expand by March, Dix says
167429news29Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns after being accused of sneaking into Yukon for vaccine
167427news30B.C. dentists argue for COVID-19 vaccine priority after ‘disappointing’ exclusion from plan
167423news31Port Renfrew gets new snowplow
167418news32Couple charged after travelling to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine
167413news33Sooke woman looking to hop into bigger space for bunny business
167425news34Saanich police, GVERT arrest suspect in West Shore investigation
167411news35Metis Nation of B.C. suspends president, citing ‘breach’ of policies, procedures
167407news36Payette shouldn’t get same benefits as other ex-governors general: O’Toole
167405news37Trial of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard pushed to 2022 in light of COVID-19
167403news38The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada’s 1st case
167386news39Diplomats contact Canadian held for over 2 years in China
167388news40Too many new pet owners, not enough vets make getting animal care a problem
167384news41Vaccine delays top agenda as Parliament set to resume after less-than-restful break
167382news42Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19
167378news43COVID-19 deaths in long-term care reveal need for home supports: advocates
167375news44Anti-Semitic, hateful graffiti spotted in forest near Royal Roads University
167366news45Cougar spotted at Royal Roads University Sunday afternoon
167364news46Taxpayers’ watchdog sees complaints spike, raising worries about pandemic tax season
167380news47President of Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce questions limits of inter-provincial travel
167362news48‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition
167356news49VIDEO: From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
167353news50Colwood homeowner burns plastic in fireplace, causes emergency response
167351news51Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience’s previously recalled rapid COVID-19 test
167348news52Search plane lights up Nanaimo mountain with flares during icy rope rescue
167338news53Car ends up in ditch along Sooke Road Sunday morning
167334news54Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out
167332news55Police in Oak Bay seek elderly driver who left scene of collision with cyclist before police arrived
167330news56B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman
167328news57Canadians launch new careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on
167326news58Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole defends decision to back, then oust, Sloan
167324news59‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case
167321news60FBI: Texan charged in Capitol riot tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’
167319news61Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia
167277news62COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital
167275news63All Island seniors in long-term care will be vaccinated by the end of this weekend
167256news64Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum
167247news65Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer
167245news66‘Very lucky’: Two passengers, dog escape rollover crash in Saanich unscathed
167241news67Large metal gate stolen from Saanich farm makes mysterious reappearance
167233news68VIDEO: Security cameras capture ‘just one more assault’ near B.C. high school
167231news69Langford offering local businesses free Island Good membership
167235news70Non-essential travel ban would violate Constitution but courts might allow it: expert
167229news71Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers
167227news72Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency
167310news73Employers might be able to require COVID-19 vaccination from employees: B.C. lawyer
167222news74RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator
167207news75Nanaimo transit driver stops his bus and helps get overdosing woman breathing again
167201news7631 cases of COVID-19 variants detected in Canada: Health officials
167193news77Mechanical issues blamed for Saanich car fire
167199news78First Nations Leadership Council denounces attempt to overturn salmon farm ban
167205news79Drowning death in North Saanich likely first in B.C. for 2021
167191news80B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate stays stable with 508 cases Friday
167189news81B.C. commercial salmon fishermen discuss cures for an industry on the brink
167211news82Herbicide used to target ‘priority’ invasive species in Saanich park
167214news83North Saanich and Sidney property owners paid $1.21 million in speculation and vacancy tax
167218news84Proposed law honouring murdered Langford teen at a standstill, lacks government support
167251news85Sidney moves to an ‘all online engagement’ process for OCP
167253news86Hospice provides compassion in a time of COVID
167299news87Oak Bay High alumni buy new scoreboard
167306news88Ramping up energy efficiency in Greater Victoria buildings goal of new group
167185news89VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon jokes Canadian jails are basically hotels following woman’s 4.5-star review
167370news90Frank Bourree receives award of distinction from Victoria chamber
167390news91Central Saanich councillor wants road signs to use WSANEC names
167392news92Saanich approves five-storey, mixed-use development for Tillicum area
167395news93B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine
167179news94Investigation at remote burned-out Vancouver Island cabin reveals human remains
167203news95The five most expensive homes for sale in Greater Victoria
167197news96Pontoon company piqued at prospect of public-private partnership around Sidney wharf
167195news97BC Supreme Court rules Highlands quarry work can continue
167187news98Former Saanich student files sexual abuse lawsuit against school district, retired teachers
167174news99RCMP investigating racist graffiti spotted off West Shore Parkway
167170news100Victoria police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants
167168news101Prince George school district settles with sexual abuse victim
167183news102Victoria council moves to adjust camping in parks bylaw
167164news103New COVID-19 protocols set for provincial courthouses
167157news104Puppy rushed to emergency 3 times after ingesting drugs in Chemainus public spaces
167162news105VIDEO: Man spits on 7-Eleven manager over mask rule, sparking Vancouver police probe
167160news106North Saanich split over statutory holiday recognizing residential school survivors
167152news107B.C.’s busiest SAR team raises alarm after 2021 begins with fatality, multiple rescues
167150news108Break and enter suspect caught in the act by Saanich police, charged for seven other similar crimes
167146news109B.C.’s COVID-19 mass vaccinations expected to start in April
167144news110Police hunt for woman charged in ‘horrific’ assault who failed to return to Surrey halfway house
167142news111Parents, former students describe ‘culture of bullying’ in Mission school district
167140news112Panel of experts appointed to help lead Nova Scotia’s mass shooting inquiry
167138news113Trudeau, Biden to talk today as death of Keystone XL reverberates in Canada
167134news114Oak Bay awards contract for municipal hall renovation
167132news115Payette fiasco shows need for stronger GG vetting process: LeBlanc
167128news116Disgraced Kelowna social worker faces another class-action lawsuit
167126news117Federal review of Access to Information law to take another year amid impatience
167119news118Fire rips through tents, wooden structures in Beacon Hill Park
167106news119Police probe U-Haul trailer linked to illicit drugs left outside Cache Creek motel
167104news120Missing teen located safe: Victoria police
167117news121Central Saanich in talks with CRD about ‘permanent’ washroom facility near Lochside Trail
167110news122Bylaw officers called to Saanich park for COVID-19 protocol violations on pickleball court
167102news123Interprovincial travel restrictions a no-go, Horgan says after reviewing legal options
167100news124Teacher launches petition for B.C. to close provincial border, impose stricter quarantine
167096news125Outbreak declared over at Victoria’s Hart House long-term care
167092news126Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders
167090news127Up to 15 cm of snow forecast for Vancouver Island this weekend
167098news128Victoria Boys and Girls Club says youth would benefit from Metchosin land sale
167084news129Vancouver Island smashes COVID-19 high: 47 new cases in a day
167080news130Another 564 COVID-19 cases, mass vaccine plan coming Friday
167094news131Expanded deer management a non-starter for Greater Victoria
167076news132Don’t downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape
167074news133Kelowna woman in shock after winning BCLC’s largest-ever instant-ticket prize
167072news134Kelowna homeless forced to ‘perform’ for resources, says UBCO study
167070news135Female aquaculture employees report online bullying, say divisive debate has turned sexist
167066news136Canadian Federation of Agriculture backs B.C. salmon farmers
167064news137City offers relief funds for Victoria businesses hit by vandalism
167059news138Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns, apologizes for ‘tensions’ at Rideau Hall
167053news139Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service on Vancouver flight
167049news140Antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes: Eli Lilly
167036news141After donating his kidney, Abbotsford hotdog king starts donor campaign
167033news142Police seek info after fence torn down, dumped over embankment in Saanich
167031news143Mill Bay nurse suspended after using Tensor bandage to trap long-term care patient in room
167028news144Haida activist calls for hefty fines, jail time against those who claim to be Indigenous
167026news145UPDATED: Morning traffic in Saanich interrupted after driver crashes into centre median, retaining wall
167024news146Man allegedly bites Vancouver cop during arrest for outstanding warrant
167022news147Interior Health says COVID positivity rates in Fernie area actually 10-12%
167020news148Supreme Court quashes review of B.C. conservation officer who refused to euthanize bears
167018news149Calls for changes, barriers at Goldstream Trestle after Langford teen’s death
167016news150Some provinces yet to say when jail inmates to be vaccinated against COVID-19
167014news151Trudeau will be first foreign leader to speak with Biden on Friday: White House
167012news152Changes in Indian farm laws could benefit Canada, experts say
167010news153TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as Biden pulls permit
167008news154B.C. Premier, health officials to discuss next steps in COVID immunization plan
167006news155Half a million available to Victoria strategic plan grant applicants
167004news156Chief says push for fish farm judicial review a challenge to reconciliation, Aboriginal Rights
166998news157Sidney explores public-private partnership for iconic Beacon Wharf
166996news158Isolating provinces is a bad idea, says Canadian Chamber of Commerce
166994news159Dutch 94-year-old in Saanich earns permanent Canadian residency
166986news160Esquimalt prowler removes air conditioner, peers into person’s home
166981news161Arson suspect arrested after fires at Cowichan Valley schools
166979news162Suspect screams at customer then assaults store clerk in Nanaimo
166975news163Two Nanaimo care-home residents have died during COVID-19 outbreak
166973news164Victoria police investigating after 15-foot flames engulf tent
166971news165Vancouver Island electrician gets shocking surprise with $500K Extra win
166969news166B.C. records 500 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 14 deaths
166983news167School bus driver laments motorists who pass while red lights are flashing
166977news168Oak Bay council supports Fort Street bike lanes
166967news169Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019
166961news170Suspicious fire destroys two vehicles at Vancouver Island residence
166959news171Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller
166957news172Residents of Old Fort, B.C., suing province, others over slow-moving slide
166955news173With B.C. movie theatres closed, Rio indie cinema says it will reopen as a sports bar
166953news174TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL, says it’s ‘disappointed’ with Biden move
166951news175WestJet’s 737 Max to be first to return to Canadian skies after global grounding
166949news176UPDATED: Bomb disposal unit still determining nature of suspicious device found on Salt Spring Island
166944news177New Duncan street signs will be in English and Hul’q’umi’num
166942news178Female orcas less likely to feed in presence of vessel traffic: study
166947news179Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 19
166938news180Victoria glass smashing suspect believed to be water taxi thief
166965news181Victoria school district seeks input on possible closure of Craigflower Elementary
166934news182Sighs of relief accompany a sense of unease as Biden takes oath, Trump departs D.C.
166932news183Transport Canada not budging on enclosed deck rules, despite calls from BC Ferries union
166930news1841-in-5 COVID tests coming back positive in and around Fernie, sparking concern
166926news185UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting
166924news186Search of Colwood home reveals stolen fish finder, drug trafficking evidence
166922news187Conservative MP Derek Sloan ejected from party caucus
166920news188Councillor steps down as deputy mayor of Metchosin after controversial trip to Mexico
166918news189‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign
166915news190Video of man doing backflip off Vancouver bridge draws police condemnation
166912news191B.C. paramedics respond to record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2020
166910news192Victoria police warn of rising cybercrime called spear phishing
166906news193Impaired Island driver flees road check twice on the same night
166903news194Provincial land conservancy lays out $600,000 for Highlands property
166899news195UPDATE: B.C.’s major salmon farms seek court intervention in Discovery Islands ban
166895news196Woman steals bottles of wine after brandishing stun baton in New Westminster
166892news197Canadian malls, conference centres, hotels offer up space for COVID vaccination centres
166883news198Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States
166877news199Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback
166879news200Longtime farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75
166865news201‘End of the road:’ Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision
166863news202All eyes on the United States as Canadians tune in to Joe Biden’s inauguration
166851news203PHOTOS: Trick or treat! Halloween comes to Fernwood in January
166848news204Commercial/industrial development planned for former Galaxy Motors site
166846news205Saanich selects company to build youth bike skills track at Tripp Station Park
166839news206UPDATED: Vancouver Island paddle boarder’s orca encounter brings joy and outrage
166861news207B.C. photographer takes top Canadian Geographic photo prize
166830news208VIDEO: Emergency room doctor runs through pros and cons of various masks
166826news209VIDEO: Tip to Metro Vancouver transit police helps woman 4,000 km away in Ohio
166837news210Annamie Paul charts new course for Green party — through crowded waters
166820news211COVID-19 vaccines: Canadians torn between helping the world and helping themselves
166818news212British Columbia government lax on cybersecurity practices, auditor reports
166816news213EXPLAINER: Can Trump be impeached after leaving office?
166814news214B.C.’s COVID-19 caseload stays steady with 465 more Tuesday
166807news215‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months
166812news216Mental health conditions ‘alarmingly high’ among children with autism: UBC study
166832news217Skyrocketing number of lost shifts at Victoria police has a positive side, chief says
166822news218Songhees Nation to open two Victoria cannabis stores spring 2021
166824news219William Head inmates in Metchosin receive their first doses of COVID vaccine
166810news220Rural Saanich farm reports large metal gate stolen
166802news221‘Cocaine bananas’ arrive at Kelowna grocery stores after mix up from Colombia: RCMP
166800news222UPDATED: Man, 64, likely drowned after falling into water at North Saanich marina, say police
166793news223Victoria man arrested after stealing water taxi, racing it up Gorge Waterway
166790news224B.C.’s freshwater stocking program complete despite pandemic challenges
166781news225B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital
166783news226Cancel foreign trips because travel rules could change suddenly, Trudeau says
166785news227Parliamentary hearings over Zoom an ongoing headache for translators
166777news228Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons on last full day
166779news229VIDEO: Stigma against Indigenous people is a ‘social sickness’
166775news230Threat directed at Nanaimo mall, RCMP investigating
166770news231Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline
166768news232Hotel associations push back against any potential ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel restrictions
166764news233Two new COVID-19 exposures reported on flights to Victoria
166762news234Rapid COVID tests in long-term care key during vaccine rollout: B.C. care providers
166760news235Driver crashes into parked car and home in View Royal, speeds away: RCMP
166757news236VIDEO: Seal hunting, not being hunted in video shot off Dallas Road
166755news237B.C. turns to second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supplies slow
166753news238B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions
166751news239No Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next week; feds still expect 4M doses by end of March
166749news240Couple fined $460 after pretending to cough at customers in Vancouver gym: police
166745news241Two people escape injury in Colwood house fire
166743news242Business break and enters on the rise in Victoria
166741news243Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say
166739news244Poll finds strong support for COVID-19 curfews despite doubts about effectiveness
166737news245Canadian fashion mogul seeking bail on U.S. charges of sex trafficking, racketeering
166735news246Tory MP Sloan accuses party of hypocrisy over efforts to have him expelled
166733news247Ottawa OKs return of Boeing Max aircraft to Canadian skies
166731news248MP Elizabeth May promises to press new transportation minister on issues important to Vancouver Island
166710news249Sooke School District alerts community to coronavirus positive case at Royal Bay secondary
166723news250Potential for snow in Greater Victoria after unusually wet December, January
166720news251Anonymous donor boosts shipping container housing project in Victoria
166706news252Langford’s Westshore Town Centre Starbucks to close permanently
166727news253Snow, winter might not be done with Vancouver Island quite yet
166700news254Elk rescued from zip line in Youbou on Vancouver Island
166698news255Well-loved porpoise skull stolen from Sidney aquarium
166696news256Terry and Peggy, kittens born with 3-and-a-half legs, surrendered to BC SPCA
166694news257New fire chief takes charge in East Sooke
166692news258Small tin in Kootenay man’s jacket pocket saved him from stabbing: RCMP
166690news259Frustrated family denied access to B.C. Indigenous woman’s police shooting report
166688news260B.C. adjusts COVID-19 vaccine rollout for delivery slowdown
166684news261Dezi, a Delta police dog, retires on a high note after decade of service
166682news2625 British Columbians under 20 years old battled COVID-19 in ICU in recent weeks
166680news263New laws would cement DFO accountability to depleted fish stocks
166675news264Kootenay woman flees just before tree crushes house
166715news265British Columbians keep Christmas lights on past holidays to combat ‘COVID-19 blues’
166660news266Major clean up planned for Whiffin Spit on Tuesday
166657news267Langford sells stadium naming rights for $500,000 to Starlight Developments
166641news268Kelowna church fined 2nd time for violating public health order
166639news269No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay
166637news270Man confronts unmasked group at Oak Bay Marina
166634news271UPDATE: Injured hiker among three rescued in the dark from Mount Arrowsmith
166620news272Apartment fire in Port Hardy forces residents to jump from building
166615news2732nd in-school violence incident in Mission, B.C, ends in arrest
166613news274B.C.’s rapid response paramedics deployed to Williams Lake as COVID-19 cases climb
166608news275Colwood coffee shop shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19
166606news276‘I wanted it to be true so badly’: Sooke woman almost falls for lottery scam
166604news277Bastion Square attack leaves victim with life-altering injuries
166630news278RCMP say ice climber seriously injured after reportedly falling 12 metres near Abraham Lake
166596news279Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer
166598news280Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for U.S.
166594news281New cell tower proposed for Westhills Stadium in Langford
166602news282Nova Scotia’s presumed consent organ donation law now in effect
166592news283Councillors call on Saanich to address overdose crisis, explore options for safe consumption sites
166563news284Documents show Biden plans to issue order to cancel Keystone XL on first day in office
166577news285Group of B.C. doctors, engineers developing ‘bubble helmet’ for COVID-19 patients
166561news286Teen praised for backcountry survival skills after getting lost in B.C.’s Cariboo mountains
166559news287New video marks Canada’s contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary
166557news288No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says
166555news289Population estimates peg Greater Victoria’s population at 408,883
166542news290Canada’s spy-catching system caused delay, angst in Delisle case: former FBI official
166540news291Care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients during outbreaks: experts
166538news292‘Morally and ethically wrong:’ Court to hear challenge to Alberta coal policy removal
166532news293Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81
166530news294COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down
166528news295Less pomp, very different circumstances as D.C. prepares to inaugurate Biden, Harris
166526news296B.C. travel ban will harm struggling tourism sector, says industry coalition
166522news297Canada surpasses 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as provinces revisit vaccine plans
166504news298‘Targeted’ shooting in Coquitlam leaves woman in hospital
166495news299Blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Elk Lake, water-based activities not recommended
166491news300Victoria man arrested for ramming minivan into occupied police vehicle
166536news301The tree-planting life on Vancouver Island featured in new documentary
166486news302Cowichan Tribes’ Costa Canna cannabis store opens in Colwood
166482news303Residents of Pat Bay Highway encampment to be relocated after early morning fire, site secured for clean up
166479news304One of Canada’s oldest seniors, at 110 years old, gets COVID-19 vaccine at Surrey care home
166476news305A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property
166454news306Sophisticated glass-removal crime returns to downtown Victoria
166452news307VIDEO: Wobbly Cats a riot of flailing legs and paws but bundles of love and joy to their owner
166456news308Subdivision proposal in Metchosin would ruin natural values, opponents say
166444news309‘Stay the course’ with COVID measures, Island Health reminds
166440news310BCAFN condems racism against Cowichan Tribes after COVID-19 outbreak
166448news311Sentencing date moved for Saanich nanny guilty of child porn charges
166442news312Saanich repeals, reschedules two public hearings for consideration of new information
166434news313B.C.’s COVID-19 spread steady with 509 new cases Friday
166419news314Sooke Potholes reopen after storm
166462news315Follow a coast guard ship’s trip from Victoria to Halifax, through Panama Canal
166414news316B.C. health ministry commits $6.25M to hospital expansion in Port Alberni
166493news317COVID-affected school year perfect time to end standardized tests: Greater Victoria teacher union
166510news318Capital Regional District to add First Nations representatives to advisory committees
166512news319Central Saanich to spell out options for financially supporting Panorama Recreation Centre
166518news320West Shore minor hockey coach shares what it’s like on the ice without parents, fans
166546news321Location of care tent for Victoria’s Beacon Hill campers still not settled
166412news322UPDATED: High-risk, missing woman located by Victoria police
166552news323Sidney senior urges motorists to slow down on Resthaven Drive
166573news324Oak Bay nears regulation of secondary suites
166410news325After 30,000 tests, influenza virtually nowhere to be found in B.C.
166408news326Man exposes himself to woman, children on Sooke trail
166575news327Victoria International Airport researching COVID-19 testing options
166580news328Head of Greater Victoria film commission warns of lost economic opportunity
166404news329Government reinforces importance of anti-racism act on Black Shirt Day
166400news330Emergency sewer repairs underway on Phillips Road in Sooke
166398news331Police seeking suspect, witness of sexual assault of Esquimalt teen
166396news332Greater Victoria man wins $28,000 while watching football
166394news333Port McNeill driver tells police he thought the pandemic meant no breathalyzers
166391news334New childcare spaces coming soon as residents move into affordable housing in Langford
166389news335Landmark deal sees B.C. forest firms treat big cedars like a First Nation would
166385news336Coast Guard ramps up protections for B.C. whales
166378news337Classes cancelled by fire at a Duncan-area school for the second time this week
166373news338Police seek public’s help after ‘tire slashing spree’ in central Nanaimo
166365news339No evidence that killer was in ‘psychotic state’ during Abbotsford school stabbing: Crown
166347news340Alert pooch helps owner, feline friends escape as Vancouver Island home goes up in flames
166359news341Saanich school hopes to catch greenhouse thief red-handed
166354news342Greater Victoria raises record-breaking $350,000 for Salvation Army
166361news343Quota debate heats up on the eve of Vancouver Island herring fishery
166333news344UPDATED: Police locate 8-year-old boy missing from Saanich elementary school
166320news345More vaccine arrives as B.C. struggles with remote COVID-19 cases
166317news346Tiny homes project on Victoria parking lot gets boost from council
166314news347Island mayor calls for de-escalation as social media gets uglier in racism fight
166302news348Suspect charged after Saanich homeowner stops bike theft
166308news349West Shore RCMP arrest two after covert operation
166290news350Todd Stone says he’s not running for B.C. Liberal leadership
166286news351TSB: Sooke search and rescue boat crash caused by ‘misinterpretation of navigational information’
166281news352GoFundMe in memory of Langford teen looks to address mental health
166312news353Sooke makes progress on storm cleanup
166279news354UPDATE: Telus services restored across Western Canada
166277news355Saanich police seek owner of costume jewelry turned in by Good Samaritan
166270news356Province wants Sooke to cover police 911 costs by 2022
166265news357Two of Greater Victoria’s most notorious teenaged killers have parole privileges extended
166259news358Search called off for kayaker missing near Sooke, officials say
166249news359B.C. considers provincial COVID-19 bubble as visitors come in
166242news360Early morning fire claims one shelter at encampment between Pat Bay Highway, McKenzie Avenue
166228news361Victoria International Airport revenues in a tailspin
166222news362Island Health sets new daily COVID-19 case record despite stagnant provincial infection rates
166211news363Metchosin mayor fuming over subdivision proposal
166186news364RCMP look for suspect who dodged Tasering in scuffle in Nanaimo
166167news365UPDATED: Wanted man in custody following downtown Victoria criminal barricade
166165news366Sooke council to reconsider virtual meetings in February
166178news367Work to resolve The Summit hum in Victoria continues through winter
166157news368Couple’s long battle with Saanich over a $300,000 storm drain ends with a win
166169news369Oak Bay residents can now discard of yard waste in green bins
166119news370Two fires add to busy night for West Shore crews
166117news371City of Cranbrook files lawsuit against Winnipeg Ice, WHL
166104news372UPDATE: Power restored at Victoria General Hospital
166092news373Greater Victoria schools face power outages, cancelled bus routes
166078news374UPDATED: Road closures, power outages across Greater Victoria after windstorm
166072news375Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub
166058news376Listening to podcast off phone app while driving not distracted driving, B.C. judge rules
166062news377Metchosin mayor defers discussion of councillor’s travel while residents weigh in
166050news378Proposal for two six-storey buildings still too tall, says Langford resident
166029news379Winds up to 70 km/h expected across Greater Victoria
166006news380Central Saanich police looking to reunite lost diamond ring with rightful owner
166000news381Driver caught going 144 km/h on Pat Bay Highway slapped with hefty fines
165891news382Man in hospital, dog dead after suspected impaired driving crash in B.C. Interior
167136business1‘Almost non-existent’ cold and cough season: P.E.I. lozenge plant lays off 30 workers
167130business2Retail sales rise 1.3% to $55.2 billion in November as online shopping surges
167115business3Dine Around Stay in Town Victoria carries added importance during pandemic
167088business4W-shaped recovery would be ‘very severe’ without government assistance: CMHC
167040business5Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board
167038business6B.C. communities warned of upcoming RCMP unionization costs
166901business7B.C. falling behind in maintenance of forest service roads
166867business8Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 0.25%
166828business9B.C. pilot program launches to help small businesses weather COVID
166805business10B.C. gaming grants reorganized for COVID-19 priorities
166729business11Officials say there’s not enough Vancouver Island eggs to meet demand
166632business12B.C. job training fund increased for developmentally disabled
166623business13B.C. abandons border ID cards built into driver’s licence
166600business14Annual pace of housing starts down in December: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp
167521sports1Sutter scores 3 as Vancouver Canucks pound Ottawa 7-1
167438sports2Sooke Minor Fastball eyes return to diamond
167436sports3Kamloops Blazer paralyzed in snowboarding accident sparks fundraiser for family
167481sports4RON CAIN: Ease your way into running
167281sports5Perry scores in Montreal debut, Habs down Vancouver 5-2
167176sports6Half-blind photographer will help new Island baseball team look picture-perfect
167108sports7Ex-Canuck Toffoli nets 2 as Habs dominate Vancouver 7-3
166992sports8Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller
166835sports9CPL targets season kickoff on Victoria Day Weekend, providing authorities agree
166713sports10Gaudreau has 2 points as Flames torch Vancouver Canucks 5-2
166662sports11RON CAIN: How to make wise choices to achieve weight loss
166508sports12Markstrom’s 32-save shutout lifts Flames to 3-0 win over Vancouver Canucks
166322sports13Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League hasn’t given up on season
166236sports14‘Epic’ conditions at Mount Washington
166196sports15Boeser scores 2, Vancouver Canucks dump Edmonton 5-3 in NHL season opener
167401life1Diva Magic at Friends of Dorothy and beyond
167124life2In Studio with tenor Isaiah Bell
166908life3VIDEO: Boulevard Magazine Fashion Story at Seven Diamond Ranch in Merritt
166590life4It’s A Piece Of Cake To Decorate
167243opinion1MLA REPORT: Clear communication needed for provincial vaccination plans
167346opinion2COLUMN: Bringing the best of downtown to your doorstep
167057opinion3LETTER: A final goodbye to Donald
167051opinion4LETTER: History columns appreciated
167279opinion5LETTER: Work leaves Clover Point in the dark
167317opinion6LETTER: Get developers out of the OCP process in North Saanich
167239opinion7LETTER: Letter draws response
167220opinion8LETTER: Subdivision of Boys and Girls Club land questioned
167209opinion9LETTER: New sewage plant won’t clean up after dogs
167113opinion10LETTER: Oak Bay should enhance outdoor space
166629opinion11A letter of thanks and encouragement
166627opinion12LETTER: Province needs to pay its share
166625opinion13LETTER: I sneer at futurists
166304opinion14Tread lightly with moral indignation
166859opinion15LETTER: Developments consume Langford neighbourhoods
166725opinion16LETTER: Bylaws shouldn’t be ignored
166708opinion17LETTER: Motion takes aim at overdose crisis
166460opinion18LETTER: Say no to chickens, cannabis and vacation rentals
166712opinion19LETTER: Coun. Dubow should resign
166665opinion20LETTER: Langford council must be more open
166588opinion21LETTER: Chickens bring rats to neighbourhood
166565opinion22LETTER: Councillors’ travel raises questions
166544opinion23LETTER: Liberty comes at a cost
166534opinion24LETTER: Councillor should donate salary for time he was out of country
166520opinion25LETTER: Drastic speed reductions not needed
166506opinion26LETTER: Questions remain on Tri-Way rezoning
166484opinion27LETTER: Convert tennis courts to pickleball
166474opinion28LETTER: Development rejected by Royal Oak residents
166458opinion29LETTER: Kitty Islet cleanup appreciated
166450opinion30LETTER: Health care has not kept pace with aging population
167413home4Sooke woman looking to hop into bigger space for bunny business
167423home5Port Renfrew gets new snowplow
167517home6Court-registered sex offender arrested for breach of parole in Langford
167504home7Youth in police custody after kitchen knife call
167493home8VIDEO: Dramatic crash highlights need for sidewalks, say Colwood residents
167487home9VicPD arrest man at gunpoint after firearm call
167434home10Victoria man plans post-pandemic cross-Canada RV trip after $2M lottery win
167452home11Man walks out of Oak Bay liquor store with $140 bottle of tequila
167454home12Community services tent returns, in new location near Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park
167472home13Death at Victoria encampment for people who are homeless deemed not suspicious
167479home14Online platform launched for Greater Victoria adults with developmental disabilities
167395home15B.C. drivers caught crossing, merging over solid white lines face hefty fine
167483home16Sidney/North Saanich RCMP dials up police in Central Saanich for help
167392home17Saanich approves five-storey, mixed-use development for Tillicum area
167390home18Central Saanich councillor wants road signs to use WSANEC names
167425home19Saanich police, GVERT arrest suspect in West Shore investigation
167403home20The end of hugs: How COVID-19 has changed daily life a year after Canada’s 1st case
167375home21Anti-Semitic, hateful graffiti spotted in forest near Royal Roads University
167366home22Cougar spotted at Royal Roads University Sunday afternoon
167372home23Saanich’s St. Luke’s Players: Bringing the stage to the people
167370home24Frank Bourree receives award of distinction from Victoria chamber
167368home25Habitat for Humanity launches national writing contest
167380home26President of Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce questions limits of inter-provincial travel
167353home27Colwood homeowner burns plastic in fireplace, causes emergency response
167338home28Car ends up in ditch along Sooke Road Sunday morning
167332home29Police in Oak Bay seek elderly driver who left scene of collision with cyclist before police arrived
167313home30Victoria Camera Club captures top spot in prestigious nature and wildlife competition
167306home31Ramping up energy efficiency in Greater Victoria buildings goal of new group
167299home32Oak Bay High alumni buy new scoreboard
167253home33Hospice provides compassion in a time of COVID
167249home34Colouring contest coming for Kindness Day
167251home35Sidney moves to an ‘all online engagement’ process for OCP
167245home36‘Very lucky’: Two passengers, dog escape rollover crash in Saanich unscathed
167241home37Large metal gate stolen from Saanich farm makes mysterious reappearance
167231home38Langford offering local businesses free Island Good membership
167310home39Employers might be able to require COVID-19 vaccination from employees: B.C. lawyer
167218home40Proposed law honouring murdered Langford teen at a standstill, lacks government support
167214home41North Saanich and Sidney property owners paid $1.21 million in speculation and vacancy tax
167211home42Herbicide used to target ‘priority’ invasive species in Saanich park
167195home43BC Supreme Court rules Highlands quarry work can continue
167174home44RCMP investigating racist graffiti spotted off West Shore Parkway
167205home45Drowning death in North Saanich likely first in B.C. for 2021
167203home46The five most expensive homes for sale in Greater Victoria
167197home47Pontoon company piqued at prospect of public-private partnership around Sidney wharf
167187home48Former Saanich student files sexual abuse lawsuit against school district, retired teachers
167185home49VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon jokes Canadian jails are basically hotels following woman’s 4.5-star review
167193home50Mechanical issues blamed for Saanich car fire
167170home51Victoria police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants
167172home52Bernie Sanders makes guest appearance at Saanich staff meeting
167183home53Victoria council moves to adjust camping in parks bylaw
167166home54Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre gears up for safe reopening in Victoria
167160home55North Saanich split over statutory holiday recognizing residential school survivors
167150home56Break and enter suspect caught in the act by Saanich police, charged for seven other similar crimes
167148home57SD62 high school students raise more than $18,000 for food banks
167110home58Bylaw officers called to Saanich park for COVID-19 protocol violations on pickleball court
167119home59Fire rips through tents, wooden structures in Beacon Hill Park
167104home60Missing teen located safe: Victoria police
167117home61Central Saanich in talks with CRD about ‘permanent’ washroom facility near Lochside Trail
167134home62Oak Bay awards contract for municipal hall renovation
167115home63Dine Around Stay in Town Victoria carries added importance during pandemic
167084home64Vancouver Island smashes COVID-19 high: 47 new cases in a day
167068home65Sooke school crushes 10,000 Tonight goal, raises $11,000 for Sooke Food Bank
167090home66Up to 15 cm of snow forecast for Vancouver Island this weekend
167086home67The 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century is upon us – maybe
167098home68Victoria Boys and Girls Club says youth would benefit from Metchosin land sale
167094home69Expanded deer management a non-starter for Greater Victoria
167064home70City offers relief funds for Victoria businesses hit by vandalism
167061home71Slam poetry expert introduced as Victoria’s new youth poet laureate
167096home72Outbreak declared over at Victoria’s Hart House long-term care
167042home73Winter is coming: 1st edition, signed Game of Thrones books for sale in Greater Victoria
167031home74Mill Bay nurse suspended after using Tensor bandage to trap long-term care patient in room
167018home75Calls for changes, barriers at Goldstream Trestle after Langford teen’s death
167033home76Police seek info after fence torn down, dumped over embankment in Saanich
166983home77School bus driver laments motorists who pass while red lights are flashing
167026home78UPDATED: Morning traffic in Saanich interrupted after driver crashes into centre median, retaining wall
166926home79UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting
166998home80Sidney explores public-private partnership for iconic Beacon Wharf
166994home81Dutch 94-year-old in Saanich earns permanent Canadian residency
166996home82Isolating provinces is a bad idea, says Canadian Chamber of Commerce
167006home83Half a million available to Victoria strategic plan grant applicants
166932home84Transport Canada not budging on enclosed deck rules, despite calls from BC Ferries union
166986home85Esquimalt prowler removes air conditioner, peers into person’s home
166973home86Victoria police investigating after 15-foot flames engulf tent
166977home87Oak Bay council supports Fort Street bike lanes
166949home88UPDATED: Bomb disposal unit still determining nature of suspicious device found on Salt Spring Island
166938home89Victoria glass smashing suspect believed to be water taxi thief
166965home90Victoria school district seeks input on possible closure of Craigflower Elementary
166920home91Councillor steps down as deputy mayor of Metchosin after controversial trip to Mexico
166903home92Provincial land conservancy lays out $600,000 for Highlands property
166924home93Search of Colwood home reveals stolen fish finder, drug trafficking evidence
166910home94Victoria police warn of rising cybercrime called spear phishing
166879home95Longtime farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75
166824home96William Head inmates in Metchosin receive their first doses of COVID vaccine
166757home97VIDEO: Seal hunting, not being hunted in video shot off Dallas Road
166846home98Saanich selects company to build youth bike skills track at Tripp Station Park
166848home99Commercial/industrial development planned for former Galaxy Motors site
166851home100PHOTOS: Trick or treat! Halloween comes to Fernwood in January
166745home101Two people escape injury in Colwood house fire
166800home102UPDATED: Man, 64, likely drowned after falling into water at North Saanich marina, say police
166606home103‘I wanted it to be true so badly’: Sooke woman almost falls for lottery scam
166832home104Skyrocketing number of lost shifts at Victoria police has a positive side, chief says
166822home105Songhees Nation to open two Victoria cannabis stores spring 2021
166810home106Rural Saanich farm reports large metal gate stolen
166793home107Victoria man arrested after stealing water taxi, racing it up Gorge Waterway
166760home108Driver crashes into parked car and home in View Royal, speeds away: RCMP
166764home109Two new COVID-19 exposures reported on flights to Victoria
166706home110Langford’s Westshore Town Centre Starbucks to close permanently
166723home111Potential for snow in Greater Victoria after unusually wet December, January
166731home112MP Elizabeth May promises to press new transportation minister on issues important to Vancouver Island
166710home113Sooke School District alerts community to coronavirus positive case at Royal Bay secondary
166743home114Business break and enters on the rise in Victoria
166703home115Woman gives Victoria-area jail 4.5-star review in handwritten card to police after arrest
166717home116Colwood unveils massive upgrade to popular park staircase
166720home117Anonymous donor boosts shipping container housing project in Victoria
166698home118Well-loved porpoise skull stolen from Sidney aquarium
166580home119Head of Greater Victoria film commission warns of lost economic opportunity
166596home120Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer
166604home121Bastion Square attack leaves victim with life-altering injuries
166657home122Langford sells stadium naming rights for $500,000 to Starlight Developments
166639home123No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay
166637home124Man confronts unmasked group at Oak Bay Marina
166608home125Colwood coffee shop shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19
166594home126New cell tower proposed for Westhills Stadium in Langford
166555home127Population estimates peg Greater Victoria’s population at 408,883
166592home128Councillors call on Saanich to address overdose crisis, explore options for safe consumption sites
166550home129Q&A on the Indian Act with Bob Joseph open to Greater Victoria residents
166573home130Oak Bay nears regulation of secondary suites
166575home131Victoria International Airport researching COVID-19 testing options
166552home132Sidney senior urges motorists to slow down on Resthaven Drive
166546home133Location of care tent for Victoria’s Beacon Hill campers still not settled
166518home134West Shore minor hockey coach shares what it’s like on the ice without parents, fans
166510home135Capital Regional District to add First Nations representatives to advisory committees
166512home136Central Saanich to spell out options for financially supporting Panorama Recreation Centre
166499home137Victoria kitten stuck in basement drain pipe rescued by firefighters
166495home138Blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Elk Lake, water-based activities not recommended
166491home139Victoria man arrested for ramming minivan into occupied police vehicle
166486home140Cowichan Tribes’ Costa Canna cannabis store opens in Colwood
166497home141Victoria adult dance studio releases modern adaption of A Christmas Carol
166493home142COVID-affected school year perfect time to end standardized tests: Greater Victoria teacher union
166489home143North Saanich entrepeneurs issue online challenge to help local food bank
166469home144Mariners coach running 10 miles a day for United Way
166462home145Follow a coast guard ship’s trip from Victoria to Halifax, through Panama Canal
166482home146Residents of Pat Bay Highway encampment to be relocated after early morning fire, site secured for clean up
166456home147Subdivision proposal in Metchosin would ruin natural values, opponents say
166454home148Sophisticated glass-removal crime returns to downtown Victoria
166408home149Man exposes himself to woman, children on Sooke trail
166448home150Sentencing date moved for Saanich nanny guilty of child porn charges
166400home151Emergency sewer repairs underway on Phillips Road in Sooke
166442home152Saanich repeals, reschedules two public hearings for consideration of new information
166398home153Police seeking suspect, witness of sexual assault of Esquimalt teen
166412home154UPDATED: High-risk, missing woman located by Victoria police
166396home155Greater Victoria man wins $28,000 while watching football
166391home156New childcare spaces coming soon as residents move into affordable housing in Langford
166312home157Sooke makes progress on storm cleanup
166286home158TSB: Sooke search and rescue boat crash caused by ‘misinterpretation of navigational information’
166359home159Saanich school hopes to catch greenhouse thief red-handed
166265home160Two of Greater Victoria’s most notorious teenaged killers have parole privileges extended
166354home161Greater Victoria raises record-breaking $350,000 for Salvation Army
166317home162Tiny homes project on Victoria parking lot gets boost from council
166270home163Province wants Sooke to cover police 911 costs by 2022
166333home164UPDATED: Police locate 8-year-old boy missing from Saanich elementary school
166259home165Search called off for kayaker missing near Sooke, officials say
166302home166Suspect charged after Saanich homeowner stops bike theft
166281home167GoFundMe in memory of Langford teen looks to address mental health
166308home168West Shore RCMP arrest two after covert operation
166222home169Island Health sets new daily COVID-19 case record despite stagnant provincial infection rates
166277home170Saanich police seek owner of costume jewelry turned in by Good Samaritan
166211home171Metchosin mayor fuming over subdivision proposal
166242home172Early morning fire claims one shelter at encampment between Pat Bay Highway, McKenzie Avenue
166228home173Victoria International Airport revenues in a tailspin
166165home174Sooke council to reconsider virtual meetings in February
166178home175Work to resolve The Summit hum in Victoria continues through winter
166157home176Couple’s long battle with Saanich over a $300,000 storm drain ends with a win
166167home177UPDATED: Wanted man in custody following downtown Victoria criminal barricade
166169home178Oak Bay residents can now discard of yard waste in green bins
166143home179PHOTOS: Wind breaks for sunshine in Greater Victoria
166078home180UPDATED: Road closures, power outages across Greater Victoria after windstorm
166119home181Two fires add to busy night for West Shore crews
166104home182UPDATE: Power restored at Victoria General Hospital
166092home183Greater Victoria schools face power outages, cancelled bus routes
166072home184Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub
166062home185Metchosin mayor defers discussion of councillor’s travel while residents weigh in
166050home186Proposal for two six-storey buildings still too tall, says Langford resident
166029home187Winds up to 70 km/h expected across Greater Victoria
166006home188Central Saanich police looking to reunite lost diamond ring with rightful owner
166000home189Driver caught going 144 km/h on Pat Bay Highway slapped with hefty fines
167508home21Dozens join anti-racism car rally and virtual panel in Cowichan Valley
167502home22Warrant out for man accused of stolen property offences across Vancouver Island
167489home232nd COVID vaccine doses on hold as B.C. delivery delayed again
167474home24Injured hiker rescued in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
167466home25B.C. now has three cases of South African COVID-19 variant, six of U.K. strain
167476home26SOOKE HISTORY: Milne’s Landing CNR station
167429home27Great Canadian Gaming CEO resigns after being accused of sneaking into Yukon for vaccine
167458home28Doorman of makeshift ‘booze-can’ in Vancouver apartment fined; police look to court order
167450home29Island artist turns Sanders inauguration meme into art for good
167442home210Kelowna couple welcomes baby girl from Hotel Zed Nooner campaign
167438home211Sooke Minor Fastball eyes return to diamond
167436home212Kamloops Blazer paralyzed in snowboarding accident sparks fundraiser for family
167427home213B.C. dentists argue for COVID-19 vaccine priority after ‘disappointing’ exclusion from plan
167481home214RON CAIN: Ease your way into running
167418home215Couple charged after travelling to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine
167411home216Metis Nation of B.C. suspends president, citing ‘breach’ of policies, procedures
167407home217Payette shouldn’t get same benefits as other ex-governors general: O’Toole
167382home218Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19
167362home219‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition
167348home220Search plane lights up Nanaimo mountain with flares during icy rope rescue
167334home221Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out
167330home222B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman
167324home223‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case
167319home224Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia
167277home225COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo hospital
167275home226All Island seniors in long-term care will be vaccinated by the end of this weekend
167256home227Vintage military aircraft moving from Chilliwack to new home at B.C. Aviation Museum
167233home228VIDEO: Security cameras capture ‘just one more assault’ near B.C. high school
167237home229Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season
167227home230Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency
167224home231Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
167222home232RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator
167207home233Nanaimo transit driver stops his bus and helps get overdosing woman breathing again
167201home23431 cases of COVID-19 variants detected in Canada: Health officials
167199home235First Nations Leadership Council denounces attempt to overturn salmon farm ban
167191home236B.C.’s COVID-19 infection rate stays stable with 508 cases Friday
167189home237B.C. commercial salmon fishermen discuss cures for an industry on the brink
167179home238Investigation at remote burned-out Vancouver Island cabin reveals human remains
167176home239Half-blind photographer will help new Island baseball team look picture-perfect
167168home240Prince George school district settles with sexual abuse victim
167164home241New COVID-19 protocols set for provincial courthouses
167157home242Puppy rushed to emergency 3 times after ingesting drugs in Chemainus public spaces
167162home243VIDEO: Man spits on 7-Eleven manager over mask rule, sparking Vancouver police probe
167152home244B.C.’s busiest SAR team raises alarm after 2021 begins with fatality, multiple rescues
167144home245Police hunt for woman charged in ‘horrific’ assault who failed to return to Surrey halfway house
167142home246Parents, former students describe ‘culture of bullying’ in Mission school district
167138home247Trudeau, Biden to talk today as death of Keystone XL reverberates in Canada
167136home248‘Almost non-existent’ cold and cough season: P.E.I. lozenge plant lays off 30 workers
167128home249Disgraced Kelowna social worker faces another class-action lawsuit
167106home250Police probe U-Haul trailer linked to illicit drugs left outside Cache Creek motel
167102home251Interprovincial travel restrictions a no-go, Horgan says after reviewing legal options
167092home252Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders
167082home253Reader’s Lens
167074home254Kelowna woman in shock after winning BCLC’s largest-ever instant-ticket prize
167072home255Kelowna homeless forced to ‘perform’ for resources, says UBCO study
167070home256Female aquaculture employees report online bullying, say divisive debate has turned sexist
167066home257Canadian Federation of Agriculture backs B.C. salmon farmers
167059home258Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns, apologizes for ‘tensions’ at Rideau Hall
167053home259Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service on Vancouver flight
167044home260PHOTOS: SFU researchers find evidence of ‘giant’ predatory worms on ocean floor
167040home261Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board
167038home262B.C. communities warned of upcoming RCMP unionization costs
167036home263After donating his kidney, Abbotsford hotdog king starts donor campaign
167028home264Haida activist calls for hefty fines, jail time against those who claim to be Indigenous
167024home265Man allegedly bites Vancouver cop during arrest for outstanding warrant
167022home266Interior Health says COVID positivity rates in Fernie area actually 10-12%
167020home267Supreme Court quashes review of B.C. conservation officer who refused to euthanize bears
167014home268Trudeau will be first foreign leader to speak with Biden on Friday: White House
167008home269B.C. Premier, health officials to discuss next steps in COVID immunization plan
167004home270Chief says push for fish farm judicial review a challenge to reconciliation, Aboriginal Rights
166992home271Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller
166981home272Arson suspect arrested after fires at Cowichan Valley schools
166912home273B.C. paramedics respond to record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2020
166979home274Suspect screams at customer then assaults store clerk in Nanaimo
166975home275Two Nanaimo care-home residents have died during COVID-19 outbreak
166971home276Vancouver Island electrician gets shocking surprise with $500K Extra win
166967home277Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019
166961home278Suspicious fire destroys two vehicles at Vancouver Island residence
166944home279New Duncan street signs will be in English and Hul’q’umi’num
166942home280Female orcas less likely to feed in presence of vessel traffic: study
166947home281Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 19
166930home2821-in-5 COVID tests coming back positive in and around Fernie, sparking concern
166928home283POLL: Are you relieved that Donald Trump is no longer the president of the United States?
166918home284‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign
166915home285Video of man doing backflip off Vancouver bridge draws police condemnation
166906home286Impaired Island driver flees road check twice on the same night
166901home287B.C. falling behind in maintenance of forest service roads
166899home288UPDATE: B.C.’s major salmon farms seek court intervention in Discovery Islands ban
166895home289Woman steals bottles of wine after brandishing stun baton in New Westminster
166892home290Canadian malls, conference centres, hotels offer up space for COVID vaccination centres
166883home291Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States
166869home292Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society offers support for families in the community
166865home293‘End of the road:’ Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos crash awaits deportation decision
166839home294UPDATED: Vancouver Island paddle boarder’s orca encounter brings joy and outrage
166861home295B.C. photographer takes top Canadian Geographic photo prize
166841home296PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home
166830home297VIDEO: Emergency room doctor runs through pros and cons of various masks
166826home298VIDEO: Tip to Metro Vancouver transit police helps woman 4,000 km away in Ohio
166818home299British Columbia government lax on cybersecurity practices, auditor reports
166807home2100‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months
166805home2101B.C. gaming grants reorganized for COVID-19 priorities
166802home2102‘Cocaine bananas’ arrive at Kelowna grocery stores after mix up from Colombia: RCMP
166779home2103VIDEO: Stigma against Indigenous people is a ‘social sickness’
166775home2104Threat directed at Nanaimo mall, RCMP investigating
166770home2105Trudeau vows to keep up the fight to sway U.S. on merits of Keystone XL pipeline
166768home2106Hotel associations push back against any potential ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel restrictions
166762home2107Rapid COVID tests in long-term care key during vaccine rollout: B.C. care providers
166755home2108B.C. turns to second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supplies slow
166753home2109B.C. funding training of mental health workers at four post-secondary institutions
166751home2110No Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next week; feds still expect 4M doses by end of March
166749home2111Couple fined $460 after pretending to cough at customers in Vancouver gym: police
166741home2112Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say
166739home2113Poll finds strong support for COVID-19 curfews despite doubts about effectiveness
166729home2114Officials say there’s not enough Vancouver Island eggs to meet demand
166727home2115Snow, winter might not be done with Vancouver Island quite yet
166700home2116Elk rescued from zip line in Youbou on Vancouver Island
166692home2117Small tin in Kootenay man’s jacket pocket saved him from stabbing: RCMP
166690home2118Frustrated family denied access to B.C. Indigenous woman’s police shooting report
166684home2119Dezi, a Delta police dog, retires on a high note after decade of service
166682home21205 British Columbians under 20 years old battled COVID-19 in ICU in recent weeks
166680home2121New laws would cement DFO accountability to depleted fish stocks
166675home2122Kootenay woman flees just before tree crushes house
166715home2123British Columbians keep Christmas lights on past holidays to combat ‘COVID-19 blues’
166672home2124SOOKE HISTORY: From war bride to a cheery neighbourhood friend
166643home2125Sheep start up ATV, sit in cars and go for walks in Salmon Arm
166641home2126Kelowna church fined 2nd time for violating public health order
166634home2127UPDATE: Injured hiker among three rescued in the dark from Mount Arrowsmith
166632home2128B.C. job training fund increased for developmentally disabled
166623home2129B.C. abandons border ID cards built into driver’s licence
166620home2130Apartment fire in Port Hardy forces residents to jump from building
166662home2131RON CAIN: How to make wise choices to achieve weight loss
166615home21322nd in-school violence incident in Mission, B.C, ends in arrest
166613home2133B.C.’s rapid response paramedics deployed to Williams Lake as COVID-19 cases climb
166610home2134Sooke Lions Business Directory delivered to homes this week
166630home2135RCMP say ice climber seriously injured after reportedly falling 12 metres near Abraham Lake
166598home2136Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for U.S.
166577home2137Group of B.C. doctors, engineers developing ‘bubble helmet’ for COVID-19 patients
166561home2138Teen praised for backcountry survival skills after getting lost in B.C.’s Cariboo mountains
166557home2139No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says
166548home2140‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts
166530home2141COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down
166526home2142B.C. travel ban will harm struggling tourism sector, says industry coalition
166504home2143‘Targeted’ shooting in Coquitlam leaves woman in hospital
166536home2144The tree-planting life on Vancouver Island featured in new documentary
166479home2145One of Canada’s oldest seniors, at 110 years old, gets COVID-19 vaccine at Surrey care home
166476home2146A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property
166410home2147After 30,000 tests, influenza virtually nowhere to be found in B.C.
166452home2148VIDEO: Wobbly Cats a riot of flailing legs and paws but bundles of love and joy to their owner
166444home2149‘Stay the course’ with COVID measures, Island Health reminds
166440home2150BCAFN condems racism against Cowichan Tribes after COVID-19 outbreak
166419home2151Sooke Potholes reopen after storm
166414home2152B.C. health ministry commits $6.25M to hospital expansion in Port Alberni
166404home2153Government reinforces importance of anti-racism act on Black Shirt Day
166394home2154Port McNeill driver tells police he thought the pandemic meant no breathalyzers
166389home2155Landmark deal sees B.C. forest firms treat big cedars like a First Nation would
166385home2156Coast Guard ramps up protections for B.C. whales
166378home2157Classes cancelled by fire at a Duncan-area school for the second time this week
166373home2158Police seek public’s help after ‘tire slashing spree’ in central Nanaimo
166365home2159No evidence that killer was in ‘psychotic state’ during Abbotsford school stabbing: Crown
166347home2160Alert pooch helps owner, feline friends escape as Vancouver Island home goes up in flames
166361home2161Quota debate heats up on the eve of Vancouver Island herring fishery
166320home2162More vaccine arrives as B.C. struggles with remote COVID-19 cases
166324home2163SOOKE GARDEN CLUB: Fabulous plants and their fungal friends
166314home2164Island mayor calls for de-escalation as social media gets uglier in racism fight
166290home2165Todd Stone says he’s not running for B.C. Liberal leadership
166279home2166UPDATE: Telus services restored across Western Canada
166254home2167Victoria writer and illustrator pens children’s book about COVID-19 safety
166249home2168B.C. considers provincial COVID-19 bubble as visitors come in
166236home2169‘Epic’ conditions at Mount Washington
166196home2170Boeser scores 2, Vancouver Canucks dump Edmonton 5-3 in NHL season opener
166186home2171RCMP look for suspect who dodged Tasering in scuffle in Nanaimo
166163home2172POLL: What do you think the speed limit should be on residential streets without a centre line?
166117home2173City of Cranbrook files lawsuit against Winnipeg Ice, WHL
166058home2174Listening to podcast off phone app while driving not distracted driving, B.C. judge rules
167485entertainment1‘Fraggle Rock’ children’s puppet series reboot starts production in Calgary
167224entertainment2Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
167313entertainment3Victoria Camera Club captures top spot in prestigious nature and wildlife competition
167372entertainment4Saanich’s St. Luke’s Players: Bringing the stage to the people
167172entertainment5Bernie Sanders makes guest appearance at Saanich staff meeting
167086entertainment6The 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century is upon us – maybe
167078entertainment7Canada’s movie theatre association calls out ‘absurdity’ of B.C. theatres closures
166851entertainment8PHOTOS: Trick or treat! Halloween comes to Fernwood in January
166497entertainment9Victoria adult dance studio releases modern adaption of A Christmas Carol
166254entertainment10Victoria writer and illustrator pens children’s book about COVID-19 safety
167491trending-now1Fallen giant: 500-year-old tree falls in B.C. park
167444trending-now2VIDEO: Vintage military plane gets towed from Chilliwack to Greater Victoria
167442trending-now3Kelowna couple welcomes baby girl from Hotel Zed Nooner campaign
167409trending-now4Budweiser joins Coke, Pepsi brands in sitting out Super Bowl
167284trending-now5PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing
167301trending-now6QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?
167237trending-now7Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season
167216trending-now8Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 24 to 30
167155trending-now9Value Village workers return $85K found in donation bag to elderly woman in Vancouver
167044trending-now10PHOTOS: SFU researchers find evidence of ‘giant’ predatory worms on ocean floor
167042trending-now11Winter is coming: 1st edition, signed Game of Thrones books for sale in Greater Victoria
167055trending-now12Health resolutions top of mind for Canadians in 2021 in wake of COVID: survey
166841trending-now13PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home
166795trending-now14The winners of the Amateur Photographer of the Year contest are…
166772trending-now15B.C. company turning fly larvae into pet food gets $6M in federal funds
166766trending-now16Netflix and Chat: How streaming watch parties are boosting new viewing platforms
166703trending-now17Woman gives Victoria-area jail 4.5-star review in handwritten card to police after arrest
166643trending-now18Sheep start up ATV, sit in cars and go for walks in Salmon Arm
166548trending-now19‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts
166514trending-now20QUIZ: Are you ready for some winter sports?
167476community1SOOKE HISTORY: Milne’s Landing CNR station
167481community2RON CAIN: Ease your way into running
167423community3Port Renfrew gets new snowplow
167413community4Sooke woman looking to hop into bigger space for bunny business
167249community5Colouring contest coming for Kindness Day
167368community6Habitat for Humanity launches national writing contest
167166community7Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre gears up for safe reopening in Victoria
167148community8SD62 high school students raise more than $18,000 for food banks
167082community9Reader’s Lens
167068community10Sooke school crushes 10,000 Tonight goal, raises $11,000 for Sooke Food Bank
167061community11Slam poetry expert introduced as Victoria’s new youth poet laureate
167040community12Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce welcomes new board
166869community13Vancouver Island Down Syndrome Society offers support for families in the community
166717community14Colwood unveils massive upgrade to popular park staircase
166672community15SOOKE HISTORY: From war bride to a cheery neighbourhood friend
166662community16RON CAIN: How to make wise choices to achieve weight loss
166610community17Sooke Lions Business Directory delivered to homes this week
166499community18Victoria kitten stuck in basement drain pipe rescued by firefighters
166469community19Mariners coach running 10 miles a day for United Way
166489community20North Saanich entrepeneurs issue online challenge to help local food bank
166550community21Q&A on the Indian Act with Bob Joseph open to Greater Victoria residents
166345community22Indigenous author explains Indian Act
166324community23SOOKE GARDEN CLUB: Fabulous plants and their fungal friends
166143community24PHOTOS: Wind breaks for sunshine in Greater Victoria
167397marketplace1Colour the world Kind: It’s contagious!
166582marketplace2How the 5-minute shower pays big dividends
166584marketplace3Too much clutter? Don’t say good-bye … say ‘See you later!’
167057letters1LETTER: A final goodbye to Donald
167051letters2LETTER: History columns appreciated
167279letters3LETTER: Work leaves Clover Point in the dark
167317letters4LETTER: Get developers out of the OCP process in North Saanich
167239letters5LETTER: Letter draws response
167220letters6LETTER: Subdivision of Boys and Girls Club land questioned
167209letters7LETTER: New sewage plant won’t clean up after dogs
167113letters8LETTER: Oak Bay should enhance outdoor space
166629letters9A letter of thanks and encouragement
166627letters10LETTER: Province needs to pay its share
166625letters11LETTER: I sneer at futurists
166304letters12Tread lightly with moral indignation
166859letters13LETTER: Developments consume Langford neighbourhoods
166725letters14LETTER: Bylaws shouldn’t be ignored
166708letters15LETTER: Motion takes aim at overdose crisis
166460letters16LETTER: Say no to chickens, cannabis and vacation rentals
166712letters17LETTER: Coun. Dubow should resign
166665letters18LETTER: Langford council must be more open
166588letters19LETTER: Chickens bring rats to neighbourhood
166565letters20LETTER: Councillors’ travel raises questions
166544letters21LETTER: Liberty comes at a cost
166534letters22LETTER: Councillor should donate salary for time he was out of country
166520letters23LETTER: Drastic speed reductions not needed
166506letters24LETTER: Questions remain on Tri-Way rezoning
166484letters25LETTER: Convert tennis courts to pickleball
166474letters26LETTER: Development rejected by Royal Oak residents
166458letters27LETTER: Kitty Islet cleanup appreciated
166450letters28LETTER: Health care has not kept pace with aging population
167444video1VIDEO: Vintage military plane gets towed from Chilliwack to Greater Victoria
167432video2B.C. care home visitor access to expand by March, Dix says
167284video3PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing
167301video4QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?
167216video5Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 24 to 30
127711photo-galleries1Whales are regular visitors to Sooke’s waters
127329photo-galleries2Sooke Santa Run 2019 an inspiration
166841photo-galleries4PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home
111940sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island
142053travel1Discover Sooke
167247travel2Malahat Skywalk expected to be complete by this summer