Emergency calls

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department firefighters hosed down a pile of garbage that was hauled out from a semi-trailer that caught fire at the Parksville weigh station on Tuesday, April 28. (Michael Briones photo)

Trailer trash catches fire at Parksville weigh station

Excavator used to haul out garbage for Nanoose fire crews to hose down

Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department firefighters hosed down a pile of garbage that was hauled out from a semi-trailer that caught fire at the Parksville weigh station on Tuesday, April 28. (Michael Briones photo)
A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)

Massive early-morning blaze destroys Vancouver Island home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire at unoccupied residence

A home off Terrien Road in Nanoose Bay was destroyed by fire in the early morning of Feb. 23. (Jim Murray photo)
E-Comm dispatchers saw an increase in phone calls due to the snow. (File contributed/ E-Comm Services)

Vancouver Island dispatchers see rise in 911 calls due to snowfall

A 10 per cent increase was seen overnight, with more throughout the day

E-Comm dispatchers saw an increase in phone calls due to the snow. (File contributed/ E-Comm Services)
Chief Const. Del Manak said police have faced many challenges since switching to the new call centre in Saanich. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria residents face long holds for non-emergency police calls

Victoria police face challenges ‘on many fronts’ since switching to E-Comm call centre

Chief Const. Del Manak said police have faced many challenges since switching to the new call centre in Saanich. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)