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National champion BMXer from Nanaimo dies in workplace accident

Aidan Webber died yesterday on northern Vancouver Island

Fire halts work at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni

Plant is due for ownership change later this month

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

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Comox effectively banning new wood stove installations

Existing wood stoves can continue operating, or be upgraded as town moves to address air quality

Pleasure craft blaze contained by firefighters in Campbell River marina

Fire erupted on 39-foot vessel in Discover Harbour Marina

Saanich police seek help finding missing woman

Amanda Unger walked away from Royal Jubilee’s emergency room March 8

UPDATED: Driver lost consciousness before Campbell River crash

Island Highway closed for several hours following collision that caused gas leak

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

Nearly half of Victoria lives alone

Capital region overall has 33 per cent one-person households, well over national average

More than sushi singed in pair of Courtenay fires

Firefighters extinguish kitchen fires in residence, Sushi Jo Restaurant

Victoria woman tired of having to prove she is blind

Georgia Pike is constantly asked for ID when she’s out with her service dog

Construction begins on Sooke Road priority lanes for buses in Langford

New lanes will allow buses to bypass congestion at Jacklin Road intersection

West Coast wolf sightings spark warning to keep pets safe

Wolf observed around Ucluelet has shown no signs of being threat to public safety

BC Ferries’ marine super talks dodging whales

Marine Superintendent Brockhausen explains how ferry captains deal with whales and extreme weather

West Shore Parks and Recreation looking to bring more entertainment to The Q Centre

Board calling for expressions of interest from entertainment management companies

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Langford invests big in artificial turf

Six figure costs costs long-term money saver, Mayor says

Value of building permits dropping across Greater Victoria

Slowdown comes amidst growing concerns about Canadian economy

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish