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Campbell River RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 28-year old Savannah Omelko. She’s from Campbell River but was last seen on July 22nd, 2017 in Coquitlam. Omelko is described as having shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build and a medium complexion. She is 168 cm ( 5′ 6″) tall and […] More
The main steel components for the new Johnson Street bridge sailed into Victoria’s Outer Harbour on Tuesday evening. The existing bridge was opened to allow for a barge carrying the 46-metre-long main bridge span to pass through on its way to Point Hope Shipyard. The components will now be inspected, touched up and assembled before […] More
A statement of apology to Nanaimo city manager Tracy Samra was read at the council meeting on Monday. During the meeting, Coun. Bill Yoachim read the statement from a letter to Samra. The letter said on Sept. 11, a resolution was passed during an in-camera council meeting directing communication with Samra. “Council expresses regret […] More
WATCH: The NDP government is reeling from reaction to its new bill that gives B.C.’s political parties public subsidies. Mary Griffin reports. Under attack in the legislature, Premier John Horgan defended the decision to spend taxpayer funds to get big money out of provincial politics as an appropriate use of taxpayers dollars. Putting on a […] More
WATCH: The number of people chronically homeless in Victoria is down but officials say the overall need is actually greater than ever. Tess van Straaten reports. You don’t have to look very hard to see that homelessness is a big problem in Victoria. “It’s pretty hard to find housing and with the length of time […] More
The CRD and CVRD are asking the province to introduce interval speed cameras on the Malahat in order to reduce speeding. But the idea has privacy advocates concerned. Calvin To reports. The Capital Regional District (CRD) and the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) want to see the province introduce interval speed cameras on the Malahat […] More
Low pressure continues to sweep in showers or thunder showers tonight and Wednesday. Expect clouds tonight with a few showers or thunder showers particularly over the East Island with lows of 8. Wednesday will be mainly cloudy again with showers and highs still well below seasonal at 14. Some ridging will occur Thursday and Friday […] More
A crash involving four vehicles shut down one of the northbound lanes on the Malahat at Goldstream Park Tuesday afternoon. OPEN – #BCHwy1 #VanIsle NB at Goldstream Park. Lane closure in effect due to vehicle incident. #Malahat https://t.co/F0xl4oh2W4 — Drive BC (@DriveBC) September 19, 2017 RCMP and Langford Fire were the scene. Following the collision, […] More
WATCH: A Campbell River woman is speaking out tonight after her home was the intentional target of a firebombing. Problem is, Shannon Millett recently moved into the house and wasn’t the targeted person. Dean Stoltz has more. RCMP say an early-morning fire on South Alder Street in Campbell River was deliberately set, marking the third […] More
A preliminary hearing date in another alleged drunk driving crash has been set for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, the man who was sentenced to four years in prison in the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. Fenton is set to be back in court in June of next year for a crash that occurred […] More
Construction on the new Fort Street bike lanes in Victoria is set to begin next week. According to the city, work on the two-way protected lanes starts on Sept. 25. Brunnell Construction, the same Vancouver Island-based company that built the Pandora Avenue protected bike lanes, is doing the work for $2,825,684. The lanes will be […] More
Police say the B.C. Conservation Officer Service has been made aware of a report of a cougar in Saanich Tuesday morning. At around 7 a.m., Saanich police received a report of a cougar near Thistlewood Drive and Donwood Drive. A Saanich Pound Officer went to the area but did not find the animal. Residents, parents of […] More
WATCH: A bike-sharing service that allows riders to park anywhere has arrived in Victoria. But will it hurt rental shops? Isabelle Raghem reports. Victoria residents will soon see a lot more lime green rolling around the capital city. Starting Oct. 1, Victoria will welcome 200 U-Bicycles. It will be the company’s first North American market. Why […] More
Authorities in the Municipality of North Cowichan lifted the boil water advisory for the South End water system on Saturday. The municipality said numerous bacterial tests have been done and Island Health has confirmed there is no longer any evidence of bacterial contamination. The South End water system will continue to be chlorinated. READ MORE: Boil […] More