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Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25 year old Justin Kory EVANS who has had no contact with his family since late April. Evans had been residing at the Jingle Pot campground and had previously volunteered with the Errington Fire Department. There has been no activity on his Facebook account and his cell phone is not accepting […] More
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BC Ferries’ new cable ferry between Buckley Bay and Denman Island is stuck mid-channel after a mechanical failure. The vessel has been dead in the water since shortly after 9 am. 25 passengers plus crew are on board. Those passengers report seeing smoke and oil on deck after a hydraulic system malfunction. The ship came […] More
A fierce thunderstorm brought lightning, heavy rain and even reports of hail Thursday evening on the mid-Island. The storm resulted in at least two lightning strikes near Nanaimo. One hit a century old maple tree at The Living Forest Campground. The 30-metre tree exploded, but luckily no one was injured. A second strike in Nanaimo’s […] More
39 year old Jaime Lynn Cox charged with five counts of fraud under $5,000 Police have now charged the girlfriend of a Victoria man who allegedly claimed to have lost everything in the Fort McMurray fire. 39 year old Jaime Lynn Cox, is charged with five counts of fraud under $5,000. She is scheduled to […] More
Residents on Blandy Creek Water System say they’re being forced to dig expensive well for bad water. “It just comes out of the mountain up there, there’s a glacier up there” Terrence Flewin told CHEK News. Flewin owns one of twelve remaining homes that takes water from a system built in 1962 on Hkusam Mountain. Residents […] More
Nanaimo-based timber company, Harmac, has been fined for spilling 3.7 million litres of untreated wastewater Environment and Climate Change Canada fined Harmac Pacific $135,000 dollars, after the company pleaded guilty of contravening the Fisheries Act. In June 2013, untreated effluent poured into the Northumberland Channel for 90 minutes after a power failure shut down Harmac’s […] More
Victoria speed limit reduction from 50 to 40 km/hr causing commuter headaches. Eighteen months ago, Victoria councilors voted to lower city speed limits from 50 to 40 kilometres an hour. But now BC Transit says the change is creating commuter headaches. Rush hour on Douglas Street where there’s a constant stream of buses coming and […] More
WATCH: BC Ferries officials say traffic volumes are way up over the past few years and the crowds only seem to be growing. April Lawrence reports. It’s noon on Thursday and BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal is packed. It’s a one sailing wait and the 1:00 p.m. is already filling up. It’s a sign of […] More
A major rash of thefts from boats in and around Nanaimo has people on alert. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of property has been taken in recent days and thieves appear to be organized and targeting local marinas and boat owners repeatedly. Stepping onto her boat used to be a stress release for […] More
An investigation is underway as a result of the discovery of a body in a downtown Victoria parkade. Police cordoned off the area around the View Street Parkade for more than hour this afternoon. View Street was completely closed between Douglas and Blanshard. A body was discovered in alleyway behind the structure. At this point, a […] More
A trough is working it’s way Southward and bringing clouds,wind and cool air for Friday. Expect a partly cloudy sky tonight with SW wind gusting to 60 km/hr at times and a low near 8. Friday will be a mostly cloudy affair with wind ad a below normal highs of around 15. This cloudy and […] More
Another person from Victoria has been charged for allegedly posing as a Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees. RCMP in Claresholm, Alta., say they got a complaint on May 12 from Family and Community Support Services about a couple that appeared to be pretending to be fire evacuees. Police say an investigation found the couple had never […] More
Victoria lowered speed limits to 40 km/h from 50 km/h on a number of city streets in 2014. Now, BC Transit has told the city the 10 km/h lower speeds are having an impact on buses arriving at their stops on time. So, tell us if you think buses should be allowed to exceed the […] More