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VicPD is looking for the public’s assistance after an officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries during Saturday’s Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD officer injured during Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade

Police is looking for the public’s assistance about incident which happened Saturday night

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Special weather statement in effect with snow expected on the Island this week

Environment Canada forecasts 15 centimetres in inland areas of Vancouver Island

(Black Press Media file photo)

One person dies in Highway 19A crash near Qualicum Bay

Cause of incident under investigation

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2022, on the company’s 26th commercial resupply services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 2:20 p.m. EST. Dragon will deliver more than 7,700 pounds of cargo, including a variety of NASA investigations, supplies, and equipment to the crew aboard the space station, including the next pair of ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs). The spacecraft is expected to spend about a month attached to the orbiting outpost before it returns to Earth with research and return cargo, splashing down off the coast of Florida. (Kim Shiflett/NASA)

Mission accomplished: UVic satellite reaches International Space Station

ORCASat to measure how earth’s atmosphere affects light

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, 2022, on the company’s 26th commercial resupply services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 2:20 p.m. EST. Dragon will deliver more than 7,700 pounds of cargo, including a variety of NASA investigations, supplies, and equipment to the crew aboard the space station, including the next pair of ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays (iROSAs). The spacecraft is expected to spend about a month attached to the orbiting outpost before it returns to Earth with research and return cargo, splashing down off the coast of Florida. (Kim Shiflett/NASA)
Sidney’s new economic development stands accused of lacking detail and failing to meet expectations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney councillors give new economic development plan thumbs-down

Plan said to be lacking details and might not be available for strategic planning next year

Sidney’s new economic development stands accused of lacking detail and failing to meet expectations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)

Victoria High School seismic project extended four months

Students are now scheduled to go back to Victoria High School in January 2024

Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor has filed a notice of motion to look into the issue of off-leash dogs at Island View Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dogs on Island View subject of motion by Central Saanich mayor

Ryan Windsor sees an issue with migratory birds being harassed by off-leash dogs

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor has filed a notice of motion to look into the issue of off-leash dogs at Island View Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Blood spatter analyst explains where Metchosin man was struck in his home

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier announces about-turn on B.C. autism funding cuts

David Eby says individualized funding will continue past 2025

Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)

Police watchdog clears Tofino RCMP officer in shooting death of Julian Jones

Details from the investigation will be released once court case related to the incident is over

The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)
There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
The Luther Court Community Health Centre is expanding its services with new hires. (Stock photo)

Luther Court Community Health Centre expands by hiring 7

Family doctors among the positions added to increase access to health care

The Luther Court Community Health Centre is expanding its services with new hires. (Stock photo)
This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Age-progression sketch of missing Emma Fillipoff released ahead of 10-year anniversary

The sketch shows what she could look like a decade after her disappearance in Victoria

This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Transportation Safety Board logo is seen in this undated handout. The wreckage of a Cessna float plane has been found in Strachan Bay, on British Columbia’s central coast, less than two days after it crashed, killing all three aboard.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-TSB

Crews find wreckage of fatal North Island plane crash, TSB team deployed to site

RCMP dive team has been deployed to assist at the crash scene north of Port Hardy

The Transportation Safety Board logo is seen in this undated handout. The wreckage of a Cessna float plane has been found in Strachan Bay, on British Columbia’s central coast, less than two days after it crashed, killing all three aboard.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-TSB
Nanaimo RCMP on scene at a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Person who was stabbed in Nanaimo yesterday is the one facing charges

Police allege that 32-year-old attacked a marginalized person without provocation

Nanaimo RCMP on scene at a stabbing incident in the area of Bruce Avenue and Fifth Street on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Machinery on the move: Malahat lane closures in effect Tuesday night

Repairs ongoing since record-breaking rain washed out segment of Trans-Canada Highway

Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)

Film preview about missing Victoria woman, Emma Fillipoff, set to debut 10 years later

The film trailer will be released on the 10th anniversary of Fillipoff’s disappearance from downtown

Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)
The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers about delivery scams. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid delivery scams

The BBB recommends keeping an eye out for phishing messages this holiday season

The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers about delivery scams. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are back in police custody after their escape from William Head institution on July 7. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Jury sees items from scene of Metchosin homicide, others found with escaped inmates

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are back in police custody after their escape from William Head institution on July 7. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)

Nurses rally in Nanaimo to demand action with health-care system ‘in a state of crisis’

Event at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital part of B.C. Nurses’ Union’s ‘Help B.C. Nurses’ campaign

Nurses march along Boundary Avenue outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Photo courtesy Kath Kitts)