Accidents

An overturned semi had traffic backed up on Highway 19 southbound, between Piercy Road and the Cumberland/Courtenay turnoff Saturday morning, Sept. 10. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Driver airlifted to hospital after semi overturns on Highway 19 South, near Courtenay

An overturned semi had traffic backed up on Highway 19 in both…

 

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Puppy still missing after boats collide in dense fog off North Island

A four month old Golden Retriever puppy was lost during the collision and has not been found

 

The Cumberland Campground at Comox Lake. Google Maps photo

Man airlifted to hospital after jump off Devil’s Ladder in Cumberland

Leap at popular swimming hole clipped rocks, estimated to have exceeded 100 feet

 

The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)

GoFundMe set up for widow of Cobble Hill crash victim

Michelle Paton is being supported by friends, family, neighbours

The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

2 fatal ATV collisions within 10 days in northern B.C., police confirm

An ATV collision on July 9 resulted in the death of a young female

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
WorkSafe BC fined a Greater Victoria paving stone and landscaping company following an injury accident, for what it deemed to be a high-risk violation of worksite safety. (WorkSafe BC/Facebook)

Greater Victoria firm fined for workplace violation after jobsite injury

WorkSafe BC says landscaping company had no clear guidelines for stacking pallets

WorkSafe BC fined a Greater Victoria paving stone and landscaping company following an injury accident, for what it deemed to be a high-risk violation of worksite safety. (WorkSafe BC/Facebook)
During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

  • May 10, 2022
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
Butler Concrete employees and an industrial street cleaner work to clear concrete from the roadway at Bay and Bridge streets following a concrete spill from a mixer truck during the lunch hour Wednesday (March 16). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Rough terrain at Bay and Bridge streets follows cement spill in Victoria

Butler Concrete employees quickly clean up result of human error, manager says

Butler Concrete employees and an industrial street cleaner work to clear concrete from the roadway at Bay and Bridge streets following a concrete spill from a mixer truck during the lunch hour Wednesday (March 16). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

‘Chasing deer and making friends: B.C. girl running around again after scary fall’

3-year-old Sophia back to being a kid again after 20-foot park fall on to concrete

Happy days are here again for mom Selina and daughter Sophia Taylor after Sophia’s quick recovery from a horrible ordeal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Island girl back at home after remarkable recovery

Initial prognosis following 20-foot fall didn’t seem like hospital release would happen this soon

Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Young Island girl making rapid progress after nasty fall

Ability to walk with assistance and sitting herself up all positive signs

Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man crushed by his own vehicle in Vancouver McDonald’s drive-thru

The VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit and BC Coroner Services are now investigating

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)

Altercation led to pedestrian death near Uptown centre, Saanich police say

Man taken into custody at scene of fatal incident on Douglas Street

Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)
A three-vehice crash brought traffic down to single-lane alternating on Sooke Road Tuesday mid-day. (Submitted/Derek Lewers)

Ticket, no charges in three-car crash on Sooke Road

Tuesday’s accident a straight forward rear-ender, RCMP say

A three-vehice crash brought traffic down to single-lane alternating on Sooke Road Tuesday mid-day. (Submitted/Derek Lewers)
Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)

Police seize and identify suspect vehicle in hit-and-run

Investigation into death expected to be lengthy and involved

Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)
Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)

Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
Three children are dead following a incident involving a tractor. Image: Canadian Press

Canada Day tractor incident kills three children, injures seven in Quebec

The tractor driver has been arrested following the accident

Three children are dead following a incident involving a tractor. Image: Canadian Press
A worker was injured after reportedly falling through the roof at a gas station in Ladysmith on Tuesday morning. (Cole Schisler/Chronicle photo)

Worker hurt after falling through roof of Ladysmith gas station

Air ambulance lands nearby to transport patient

A worker was injured after reportedly falling through the roof at a gas station in Ladysmith on Tuesday morning. (Cole Schisler/Chronicle photo)