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UPDATE: Shots fired at house during fight in Nanaimo

Shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in 500 block of Kennedy Street, say RCMP

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

  • Oct 18th, 2018

Two Port Alberni cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Leaf Compassion and Cannabis Club ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

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Nanaimo RCMP warn public after nine-year-old girl approached by motorist

Incident happened Wednesday morning near Park Avenue School

UPDATE: Tent city campers told to leave Oak Bay, given outstanding bill

Police department delivers $1,882 bill for damages from fall of 2017

Single-use retail plastic bags to be banned in Parksville March 1

Over the next few months, the city will undertake public education outreach

  • Oct 18th, 2018

West Shore teens fined for possession of pot on Wednesday

Two teens receive $230 fines for smoking pot in public

Nanaimo heritage building damaged by early morning fire

Franklyn Street Gym in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter suffers extensive fire, smoke and water damage

Nanaimo teachers’ time isn’t their own on social media

School district says online communication must be completely professional away from the workplace

Comox Valley reverend supports SOGI

UNited Church minister backs sexual orientation and gender identity education resource

Ucluelet fears orca protection could shut down fisheries

“I beg you to start a process to put a stick in the wheels and slow these people down.”

UPDATED: Early morning crash on Sooke Road causes traffic delays

The road has now been cleared of two incidents from Thursday morning

  • Oct 18th, 2018

Greater Victoria not out of the woods when it comes to bear safety

Conservation receives 1,000-plus calls for bear sightings annually

MP calls federal government’s cannabis pardon ‘half-baked’

Murray Rankin introduced bill to expunge criminal possession records for free

Homeless campers of Namegans Nation head to Oak Bay

Roughly 30 members of roving tent city settle at Cattle Point in Uplands Wednesday

Neighbours petitioning against supportive housing in Nanaimo

B.C. Housing advises residents it’s considering Terminal Avenue site as a long-term location