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117265news1Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests
117254news2Oyster River department battles Black Creek house fire
117220news3Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe
117191news4Homeless woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs to Victoria police officer
117187news5Freeland urges restraint with expenses following Rideau Hall renovations
117185news6More COVID-19 warnings posted for U.S. and Canadian flights to B.C.
117218news7Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows
117232news8So Vancouver Island, you want to defund your police?
117181news93 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party
117171news10New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor
117169news1153 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.
117216news12Vancouver Island officials can ‘only educate and encourage’ people to social distance
117165news13Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist
117154news14Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt
117152news15RCMP looking for missing teen in Comox Valley
117150news16UPDATED: Three injured in Douglas Street crash involving impaired driver
117148news17Victoria council avoids 2020 deficit by deferring over $20 million in capital projects
117142news18Nanaimo neighbourhood tackles ‘field of filth’
117115news19VicPD officer cleared of any wrongdoing after teen suspect’s ankle broken during arrest
117113news20B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days
117200news21B.C. group renews call for protection of newly discovered glass sponge reefs
117111news22‘We don’t make the rules’: Okanagan pub owner says staff harassed over pandemic precautions
117117news23T-Rex earns big bids at B.C. dino auction
117104news24Canada’s federal energy regulator names Indigenous advisory committee
117101news25Searchers in Beirut recover more bodies days after blast
117099news26Canada plans $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute
117097news27Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case
117093news28Victoria motorcyclist airlifted after collision in Cobble Hill
117091news29Police seek witnesses to downtown Victoria pellet gun shootings
117089news30COVID-19 exposure reported on WestJet flight from Victoria to Calgary
117067news31UPDATE: RCMP use spike belts to end car chase — man in custody
117057news32COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation
117074news33Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year
117065news34Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report
117063news35Canadian man with HIV still guilty of aggravated sex assault despite condom use
117059news36Onions may be in short supply as U.S. grower expands recall: expert
117061news37‘The data is bad’: Black and racialized Canadians lacking on boards, study finds
117042news38Visitors and non-residents entering closed Hesquiaht territories
117040news39Elections Canada recalculates, says voter turnout last fall higher than 2015
117037news40Saudi Crown prince sent hit squad to Canada to kill former spy, lawsuit claims
117031news41371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm
117027news42UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions
117044news43Victoria mayor wants newspaper boxes removed from downtown streets
117035news44City of Victoria expecting a 2020 deficit between $12.5 to $17.5 million
117085news45Greater Victoria real estate sales numbers tell two stories for July
117024news46Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers
117020news47Emergency response team called in after armed man found barricaded inside Langford home
117013news48Duncan motel parking lots flood after water main break
117004news49North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction
117002news50Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian raw aluminum
116998news51As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI
116996news52Teens arrested after jumping wall into Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort with AK-47 in backpack
116993news53Ottawa pledges up to $5M in aid to help people affected by Lebanon explosion
116990news55‘Just being stupid’: Premier slams abusive customers at Langford restaurant
117252news56Vancouver Island RCMP warn of ongoing frauds
116988news57Walmart to make face masks mandatory for customers across Canada
117214news58Need a doctor in Sooke? You may be in luck
116986news59B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan
116983news60Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24
116978news61Penticton homes evacuated due to wildfire northwest of city
116976news62British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms
117087news63Island teachers say they need more time to prepare for fall reopening
116968news64Vancouver Island mayor hacked by CERB identity theft scammer
116981news65Downtown Victoria’s on-street parking time limits, rates back in effect
116970news66Man arrested in connection to Victoria arson that destroyed two vehicles
116966news67Driver loses control, crashes into Saanich furniture store
116964news68Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town
116962news69Three screening officers at Vancouver airport test positive for COVID-19
116960news70Canada approves psilocybin for compassionate use in four patients
116956news71VIDEO: B.C. conservation officers free not-so-wily coyote with head stuck in jar
116954news72‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid
116952news73Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post
116958news74China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges
116950news75Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C
116948news76Businesses, non-profits can apply for electric vehicle rebates in B.C.
116946news77Maple Bay toddler OK after falling into family pool
116943news78Wildfire north of Cowichan Lake now largely under control
116927news79North Island First Nations get veto over new officer
117081news80Frustration grows in Ucluelet as locked gate puts school garden in peril
117072news81Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers
116931news82Hard-hit Victoria harbour tenants get a hand from their landlord
116924news83July takes Island’s June weather extreme in the opposite direction
116904news84B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule
116918news85VIDEO: Victoria police dog’s handler describes tracking mischief suspect
116901news86B.C. reports 47 new cases, no deaths due to COVID-19
116916news87Body changes, lost progress: mental hurdles face gym-goers as facilities reopen
116897news88Victoria driver worried about cold pizza slapped with $196 speeding ticket
116895news89Maple Bay man rushed to hospital after being trapped under car
116893news90Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy
116890news91Fire destroys house on Dingwall Street in Duncan
116888news92Feds earmark $3.3B for provinces, territories for COVID-19 infrastructure
116886news93Island Health warning of spike in overdoses in Nanaimo area
116884news94B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job
116882news95Remote First Nation under emergency lockdown after suspected case of COVID-19
116876news96‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19
116864news97Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion
116862news98Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns
116858news99Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report
116856news100B.C. announces creation of first-ever ‘navigation centre’ to help homeless
116854news101Health Canada recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list
116850news102Opposition to Campbell River supportive housing plan gathering momentum
116860news103Resident averts fire hazard by reporting unattended campfire near Gold River
116846news104Air ambulance called to possible drowning near Duncan
116843news105Campbell River RCMP looking for those responsible for ‘hate speech’ graffiti
116837news106Airlines dispute Dr. Henry’s claim they ‘very rarely’ give accurate COVID contact tracing info
116841news107Saanich police search for potential victims, witnesses after series of unprovoked assaults
116833news108Rod Peters resigns as mayor of Lake Cowichan
116827news109COVID- 19: Ucluelet encourages visitors and residents to mask up
116821news110Flying hot dog strikes Saanich pedestrian
116819news111B.C. scientist, 63, protests in trees set to be removed for Trans Mountain pipeline
116817news112Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine results in mice
116790news113Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley
116781news114View Royal fire chief calls for realistic solutions to ‘mess’ at Thetis Lake
116774news115‘I didn’t want to die’: Beirut resident recalls moments of panic after blast
116783news116B.C. paramedics responded to a record-breaking 2,700 overdose calls in July
116772news117WE controversy takes bite out of Trudeau, Liberal popularity: Poll
116770news118Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines
116768news119Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study
116756news120Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway
116734news121Khalsa Aid Canada helps Port Alberni family after house fire
116765news122Sick Vancouver Island residents battle BC Ferries for access
116758news123Military relocation behind Island’s many foreign licence plates?
116745news124Non-profit alleges Island Health not interested in holding people accountable for racist acts
116727news125Rottweiler found roaming Campbell River landfill gets emergency knee surgery
116725news126Two people die in propane heated outdoor shower near Princeton
116747news127Racism in B.C. healthcare: Deadline for First Nations survey coming up on Aug. 6
116732news128Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community
116723news129B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend
116721news130COVID-19 vaccine efforts provide hope but no silver bullet to stop pandemic: Tam
116719news131Multiple Victoria officers injured as long weekend calls lead to violence
116717news132Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West
116715news133‘Protracted criminal conduct’: Prosecutor seeks Trump’s taxes, cites probe of business
116713news134Air passenger advocacy group asks top court to hear ticket refund case
116707news135Sidney homeless population drops to typical levels after free transit ends
116711news136Greater Victoria Point-in-Time count finds more than 1,500 people homeless
116705news137Victoria police to increase officer presence at Burnside Gorge, Beacon Hill Park
116703news138Ten-hour planned power outage coming for North Island residents
116694news139Canal Beach in Port Alberni open for swimming
116692news140TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China, again, experts say
116689news141Police working with Transport Canada to investigate laser interference of aircraft
116687news14230% of British Columbians would ‘wait and see’ before taking COVID vaccine: poll
116743news143Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study
116681news144What exactly is ‘old growth’ B.C. forest, and how much is protected?
116667news145Canadians can travel to Hawaii in September; no quarantine with negative COVID test
116661news146Huge explosions rock Beirut with widespread damage, injuries
116663news147Road rage incident in downtown Campbell River results in charges
116657news148Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.
116655news149New obesity guidelines focus on root causes, bias against overweight patients
116651news150Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents
116649news151Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island
116647news152Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside southwest of Nanaimo
116625news154Feds keep lid on company names, dollar amounts in some COVID-19 contracts
116619news155Military to fly old rescue planes longer as COVID-19 delays new aircraft
116613news156Two injured after plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot
116607news157Charities worry about loss of trust, donations in wake of WE deal controversy
116605news158Canadian professor hits back at critics of ‘diversity’ essay in top science journal
116601news159Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.
116595news160VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park
116599news161U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends
116593news162Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility
116586news163SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years
116566news164Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP
116562news165COVID-19 blamed as work on military port first promised in 2007 sees new delay
116558news166Travel restrictions inspiring co-operation in border communities
116554news167B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory
116552news168All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry
116546news169Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19
116542news170Federal parties see drop in donations during height of pandemic
116490news171Programs at 3 of 17 medical schools in Canada aim for equity for Black students
116486news172Researchers look for unique ways to continue studies as COVID-19 changes methods
116484news173Fishing lodge ‘shocked’ by B.C. ban on travel to Haida Gwaii as COVID-19 cases spike
116462news174Do not plant mystery seeds received in mail, warns CFIA
116641news175DFO reports unusually high whale mortalities in 2020
116460news176Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound
116456news177Vancouver Island MP calls on Canada to provide emergency benefits to BC Ferries
116454news178New supportive housing complex for Indigenous women opens in Victoria
116629news179CRD cost estimate study looks at regional housing, transportation affordability
116627news180COVID-19 has depressed mental health of Canadian youth
116434news181RCMP bust ‘drug house’ in central Nanaimo
116623news182Vancouver Island’s southeast corner plugged into to electric cars
116591news183Greater Victoria’s massive sewage fix less than six months from completion
116574news184National Drug Drop-Off month aims to reduce substance abuse by house-bound youth
116424news185Saanich police search for cyclist accused of spitting in driver’s face
116422news186Fire crews extinguish Saanich balcony fire
116420news187New ICBC data details Nanaimo intersections with the most crashes
116416news188PHOTOS: Rally at Ministry of Health calls attention to deadliest month of overdoses
116414news189Sooke lifts campfire ban
116412news190B.C.’s daily COVID-19 case count jumps to 50
116426news191Anonymous letters tell Vancouver Island family their kids are too loud
116408news192B.C. health-care workers asked to share experiences of racism as part of independent probe
116398news193New urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt
116645news194University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research
116580news195Victoria explores options for safe byelection during pandemic
116396news196Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior
116394news197Vancouver Island pair holding hunger strike to protest logging of old-growth forests
116410news198Vancouver Island police say treatment of U.S. licence plate holders bordering harassment
116392news199Ucluelet fire crew extinguishes residential blaze
116390news200Comox mayor returns to duty following medical leave
116350news201Mining and exploration industries donate $100K to B.C. food banks
116311news202Non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii shut down amid COVID outbreak
116306news203DFO will not lay charges against Texan who snatched baby seal in Port McNeill
116315news204130 cases of COVID-19 linked to Kelowna as reporting classification changes
116548news205Waterfront ocean centre attraction still high on Nanaimo’s want list
116536news206Lake Cowichan divided as tourists flock to town
116292news207B.C. tackles wildfire prediction, new strategies to respond
116289news208Affordable rental home project under construction in Victoria
116270news209Victoria woman interrupts attempted break-in of her ground-floor suite
116285news210Saanich man serving life sentence for killing two as a teen gets extended day parole
116296news211Starvation claims Great Blue Heron in Crofton
116268news212BC Ferries passengers travelling for medical reasons to get priority boarding
116259news213Don’t give out personal info on the phone, Island RCMP warn
116251news214North Saanich woman hopes to recover stolen sign gifted to her by late son
116247news215UPDATE: 11-year-old Nanaimo boy found safe and sound
116243news216Colourful hot air balloon makes unexpected landing at Okanagan business
116233news217Car crashes off the road and down into the woods on Nanaimo’s Rutherford hill
116224news218Procession held for fallen Vancouver Island firefighter
116492news219Colwood climbing: How Royal Bay will remake Greater Victoria’s West Shore
116199news220BC Ferries’ COVID-related financial woes compounded by lack of transit bailout funding
116186news221Pilots report laser interference while flying over Saltair
116190news222Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open in September
116183news223Car catches fire after crash along old Island Highway in Nanaimo
116181news224Victoria man in custody after multiple theft calls on the West Shore
116179news225Shocked spectators watch as man drowns squirrel at Cowichan Lake
116167news226No campfires: Sooke raises fire danger rating to ‘Extreme’
116160news227Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo
116150news228Garmin’s inReach system breached over weekend
116148news229Mill Hill brush fire officially out
116142news230Work ahead of schedule to improve deadly stretch of Trans-Canada Highway in Langford
116133news231Campbell River RCMP respond to mental distress call, use Taser
116104news232‘Please don’t’: Biologists irked after American plucks baby seal onto boat near Port McNeill
116096news233Burritos, miso soup and key lime pie among top 10 ordered foods in B.C.
116039news234B.C. Liberals accuse NDP government of continued neglect over dwindling steelhead populations
116212news235Metchosin’s Wild ARC fishes for fillets to feed more than 70 raccoons
115985news236Veteran escapes jail time after B.C. judge rules PTSD led him to child porn
115922news237B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers
117244business1Vancouver Island business using robots to bring down concrete walls
117146business2Lifestyle Market workers get hazard pay, paid sick days after voting in collective agreement
117136business3BC Autism Awards launch with help from Quality Foods
117106business4Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July
117193business5Island MP says fish harvester benefit needs a wider application window
116762business6Rebound recovery program helps more than 50 PQB businesses remain open
116730business7Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles
116709business8B.C. to allow customers to buy cannabis online for in-store pickup at private shops
116609business9New owners of Sooke Harbour House aim for fall 2021 re-opening
116603business10West Coast Trail shuttle operator struggles with closure
116582business11Nanaimo’s first government cannabis store now open
116534business12Kabayan store makes its return in Parksville
116356business13B.C. Hydro’s Site C set back by COVID-19, foundation changes
116376business1421,000 small businesses in B.C. at risk of closure due to COVID-19: survey
116272business15COVID-19: Minimum income for farm tax status waived in B.C.
116475business16Green Thumb developer asking to extend north Nanaimo’s ‘urban node’
117277sports1NHL playoffs: Canucks to meet St. Louis Blues in Round 1
117195sports2Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild
117123sports3Cowichan ready to reopen three arenas in August
117095sports4CFL to continue discussions with federal government about financial assistance
117018sports5Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash
117011sports6NHL and its labs say COVID-19 testing doesn’t overlap with public’s
117248sports8Turf replacement installed at Oak Bay High
117209sports9COVID-19: Modified beach volleyball a hit in Parksville
117079sports10Comox Valley Indigenous woman pushing for hockey name change
116922sports11Nanaimo to look at turning high school field into mid-size sports stadium
116739sports12Canucks tame Minnesota Wild 4-3 to even NHL qualifying series
116752sports1385-year-old Island woman sprints in worldwide virtual track meet
116653sports14Sources: CFL discussing $30-million, interest-free loan with federal government
116570sports15Wild blank Canucks 3-0 to take early NHL play-in series lead
116560sports16NHL hit with criticism over English-only version of ‘O Canada’ on Saturday
116544sports17Fans still drawn to arenas despite secure zones as NHL returns to ice
116540sports18Raptors kneel for both American and Canadian anthems ahead of tipoff
116498sports19Wild’s Mathew Dumba makes anti-racism speech, kneels ahead of Blackhawks vs. Oilers
116638sports20Pacific FC signs homegrown soccer product
116578sports21Parksville’s Oceanside Place arena re-opening its ice today
116528sports22Nanoose Bay resort adds 10 pickleball courts
116201sports23Hellebuyck backstops Jets to 4-1 win over Canucks in NHL exhibition play
116470sports24Alberni Valley Bulldogs speak in support of big screen at multiplex
116813life1Brewing Success
116810life2Secrets and lives, and the 7 sins
116788life3A sit down with Peter Wood, of Bear and Joey Cafe
117235opinion1Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020
117197opinion2Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads
116912opinion3Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
116914opinion4Mitchell’s Musings: On the cutting edge of razor technology
116741opinion5Editorial: Not helping the homeless costs money in the long run
117070opinion6OPINION: Pushing for the gold star might not give you what you think
116631opinion7QUINN’S QUIPS: Alberni man discovers a mystery in a rock face
116572opinion8EDITORIAL: Pandemic carries a staggering cost
116517opinion9EDITORIAL: Fire bans should cover the entire summer
116464opinion10The Editor’s Desk: Coping with COVID quiz
117275home1West Coast company brings virtual whale watching experience to youth with disabilities
117273home2Saanich woman completes 10 marathons, raises double her initial goal amount
117269home3Meet Chewy, Ladysmith’s Turf Kitty
117257home4VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island
117265home5Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests
117242home6Helping hands launch Vancouver Island woman’s mission of gratitude
117244home7Vancouver Island business using robots to bring down concrete walls
117235home8Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020
117232home9So Vancouver Island, you want to defund your police?
117228home10Opioid crisis and COVID-19 pressing issues for mid-Island’s new medical health officer
117222home11Textured mats at Saanich intersections guide pedestrians with visual impairments
117216home12Vancouver Island officials can ‘only educate and encourage’ people to social distance
117204home13Throwback: Parksville Makerspace shows off old Commodore 64 computer
117197home14Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads
117191home15Homeless woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs to Victoria police officer
117142home16Nanaimo neighbourhood tackles ‘field of filth’
117115home17VicPD officer cleared of any wrongdoing after teen suspect’s ankle broken during arrest
117087home18Island teachers say they need more time to prepare for fall reopening
117081home19Frustration grows in Ucluelet as locked gate puts school garden in peril
117072home20Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers
117070home21OPINION: Pushing for the gold star might not give you what you think
117067home22UPDATE: RCMP use spike belts to end car chase — man in custody
117042home23Visitors and non-residents entering closed Hesquiaht territories
117024home24Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers
116990home25‘Just being stupid’: Premier slams abusive customers at Langford restaurant
116968home26Vancouver Island mayor hacked by CERB identity theft scammer
116946home27Maple Bay toddler OK after falling into family pool
116939home28Investigators still hoping to solve 2015 Brown homicide case
116931home29Hard-hit Victoria harbour tenants get a hand from their landlord
116924home30July takes Island’s June weather extreme in the opposite direction
116918home31VIDEO: Victoria police dog’s handler describes tracking mischief suspect
116914home32Mitchell’s Musings: On the cutting edge of razor technology
116884home33B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job
116846home34Air ambulance called to possible drowning near Duncan
116827home35COVID- 19: Ucluelet encourages visitors and residents to mask up
116821home36Flying hot dog strikes Saanich pedestrian
116781home37View Royal fire chief calls for realistic solutions to ‘mess’ at Thetis Lake
116765home38Sick Vancouver Island residents battle BC Ferries for access
116758home39Military relocation behind Island’s many foreign licence plates?
116745home40Non-profit alleges Island Health not interested in holding people accountable for racist acts
116741home41Editorial: Not helping the homeless costs money in the long run
116734home42Khalsa Aid Canada helps Port Alberni family after house fire
116727home43Rottweiler found roaming Campbell River landfill gets emergency knee surgery
116711home44Greater Victoria Point-in-Time count finds more than 1,500 people homeless
116707home45Sidney homeless population drops to typical levels after free transit ends
116689home46Police working with Transport Canada to investigate laser interference of aircraft
116659home47Pay cuts, seating charts, COVID screening: How one Sidney venue is bringing back concerts
116641home49DFO reports unusually high whale mortalities in 2020
116629home50CRD cost estimate study looks at regional housing, transportation affordability
116627home51COVID-19 has depressed mental health of Canadian youth
116631home52QUINN’S QUIPS: Alberni man discovers a mystery in a rock face
116595home53VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park
116564home54Donations pour in for ‘comfort kits’ for survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence
116521home55QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?
116623home56Vancouver Island’s southeast corner plugged into to electric cars
116609home57New owners of Sooke Harbour House aim for fall 2021 re-opening
116603home58West Coast Trail shuttle operator struggles with closure
116591home59Greater Victoria’s massive sewage fix less than six months from completion
116574home60National Drug Drop-Off month aims to reduce substance abuse by house-bound youth
116572home61EDITORIAL: Pandemic carries a staggering cost
116556home62VIU president receives Indigenous Women in Leadership award
116548home63Waterfront ocean centre attraction still high on Nanaimo’s want list
116536home64Lake Cowichan divided as tourists flock to town
116519home6530 years later, Sue Medley’s hit ‘Dangerous Times’ more relevant than ever
116517home66EDITORIAL: Fire bans should cover the entire summer
116507home67Rediscovering the Discovery Passage Aquarium
116501home68Alberni Valley church holds ‘drive-in’ service
116492home69Colwood climbing: How Royal Bay will remake Greater Victoria’s West Shore
116479home70Presenting B.C. from A to Z
116466home71Vancouver Island War Amps Champ enjoying new myoelectric arm
116464home72The Editor’s Desk: Coping with COVID quiz
116460home73Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound
116445home74Morning Esquimalt lagoon walk brings mermaid back to North Saanich
116426home75Anonymous letters tell Vancouver Island family their kids are too loud
116416home76PHOTOS: Rally at Ministry of Health calls attention to deadliest month of overdoses
116410home77Vancouver Island police say treatment of U.S. licence plate holders bordering harassment
116398home78New urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt
116394home79Vancouver Island pair holding hunger strike to protest logging of old-growth forests
116380home80Premier John Horgan offers masks to BC Transit passengers as friendly reminder
116306home81DFO will not lay charges against Texan who snatched baby seal in Port McNeill
116296home82Starvation claims Great Blue Heron in Crofton
116285home83Saanich man serving life sentence for killing two as a teen gets extended day parole
116264home84VIDEO: Strathcona Park cougar sighting caps off gruelling trip for backpacking duo
116251home85North Saanich woman hopes to recover stolen sign gifted to her by late son
116224home86Procession held for fallen Vancouver Island firefighter
116212home87Metchosin’s Wild ARC fishes for fillets to feed more than 70 raccoons
116199home88BC Ferries’ COVID-related financial woes compounded by lack of transit bailout funding
116179home89Shocked spectators watch as man drowns squirrel at Cowichan Lake
116186home90Pilots report laser interference while flying over Saltair
116142home91Work ahead of schedule to improve deadly stretch of Trans-Canada Highway in Langford
116104home92‘Please don’t’: Biologists irked after American plucks baby seal onto boat near Port McNeill
116086home93One-year-old humpback resurfaces near Port McNeill
116032home94Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV
115922home95B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers
117277home25NHL playoffs: Canucks to meet St. Louis Blues in Round 1
117154home26Vancouver Island team takes on wacky challenges of world’s largest scavenger hunt
117267home27Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike
117254home28Oyster River department battles Black Creek house fire
117252home29Vancouver Island RCMP warn of ongoing frauds
117250home210North Island College ready for a virtual fall semester
117248home211Turf replacement installed at Oak Bay High
117246home212Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets
117230home213Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world
117220home214Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe
117214home215Need a doctor in Sooke? You may be in luck
117211home216Poles mark growing bond between BC Hydro, Campbell River First Nations
117209home217COVID-19: Modified beach volleyball a hit in Parksville
117206home218Nanaimo Fringe Festival productions adapt to new online format
117195home219Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild
117218home220Gene editing debate takes root with organic broccoli, new UBC research shows
117181home2213 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party
117171home222New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor
117165home223Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist
117152home224RCMP looking for missing teen in Comox Valley
117150home225UPDATED: Three injured in Douglas Street crash involving impaired driver
117148home226Victoria council avoids 2020 deficit by deferring over $20 million in capital projects
117146home227Lifestyle Market workers get hazard pay, paid sick days after voting in collective agreement
117089home228COVID-19 exposure reported on WestJet flight from Victoria to Calgary
117093home229Victoria motorcyclist airlifted after collision in Cobble Hill
117091home230Police seek witnesses to downtown Victoria pellet gun shootings
117125home231PHOTOS: Families, spectators wave goodbye to Navy Task Force from Victoria shorelines
117123home232Cowichan ready to reopen three arenas in August
117113home233B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days
117200home234B.C. group renews call for protection of newly discovered glass sponge reefs
117111home235‘We don’t make the rules’: Okanagan pub owner says staff harassed over pandemic precautions
117117home236T-Rex earns big bids at B.C. dino auction
117108home237Remembering Brent Carver: A legend of Broadway who kept his B.C. roots strong
117106home238Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July
117099home239Canada plans $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute
117097home240Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ over China death sentence for citizen in drug case
117085home241Greater Victoria real estate sales numbers tell two stories for July
117193home242Island MP says fish harvester benefit needs a wider application window
117083home243North Island Hospital Campbell River’s campus has a new food forest
117079home244Comox Valley Indigenous woman pushing for hockey name change
117074home245Answers to 5 common questions facing families for the COVID-19 school year
117057home246COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation
117076home247Director turns ‘The Winter’s Tale’ into cliffhanger for ‘pandemic edition’ in Shawnigan
117027home248UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions
116983home249Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24
117033home250Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away
116986home251B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan
117044home252Victoria mayor wants newspaper boxes removed from downtown streets
117035home253City of Victoria expecting a 2020 deficit between $12.5 to $17.5 million
117022home254Victoria bells join cacophony marking 75th anniversary of Japanese bombings
117020home255Emergency response team called in after armed man found barricaded inside Langford home
117018home256Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash
117013home257Duncan motel parking lots flood after water main break
117004home258North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction
116998home259As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI
116988home260Walmart to make face masks mandatory for customers across Canada
116981home261Downtown Victoria’s on-street parking time limits, rates back in effect
116978home262Penticton homes evacuated due to wildfire northwest of city
116976home263British Columbians worried as end of COVID-19 rental supplement looms
116972home264Military police motorcycle relay roars across Vancouver Island
116970home265Man arrested in connection to Victoria arson that destroyed two vehicles
116966home266Driver loses control, crashes into Saanich furniture store
116964home267Arson suspected in several wildfires lit near Kootenay town
116962home268Three screening officers at Vancouver airport test positive for COVID-19
116956home269VIDEO: B.C. conservation officers free not-so-wily coyote with head stuck in jar
116954home270‘Do our lives count for less?’: COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid
116950home271Agreement between province, BC Hydro, First Nation, ends legal fight over Site C
116943home272Wildfire north of Cowichan Lake now largely under control
116927home273North Island First Nations get veto over new officer
116929home274Colwood man to ride 400 kilometres to fight kids cancer
116922home275Nanaimo to look at turning high school field into mid-size sports stadium
116920home276Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive
116904home277B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule
116805home278Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas
116910home279Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
116897home280Victoria driver worried about cold pizza slapped with $196 speeding ticket
116895home281Maple Bay man rushed to hospital after being trapped under car
116890home282Fire destroys house on Dingwall Street in Duncan
116886home283Island Health warning of spike in overdoses in Nanaimo area
116882home284Remote First Nation under emergency lockdown after suspected case of COVID-19
116876home285‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19
116864home286Abbotsford mom worried about her two kids in Beirut following explosion
116858home287Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report
116854home288Health Canada recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list
116860home289Resident averts fire hazard by reporting unattended campfire near Gold River
116850home290Opposition to Campbell River supportive housing plan gathering momentum
116843home291Campbell River RCMP looking for those responsible for ‘hate speech’ graffiti
116841home292Saanich police search for potential victims, witnesses after series of unprovoked assaults
116833home293Rod Peters resigns as mayor of Lake Cowichan
116819home294B.C. scientist, 63, protests in trees set to be removed for Trans Mountain pipeline
116790home295Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley
116783home296B.C. paramedics responded to a record-breaking 2,700 overdose calls in July
116770home297Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna to get doses of COVID-19 vaccines
116739home298Canucks tame Minnesota Wild 4-3 to even NHL qualifying series
116756home299Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway
116721home2100COVID-19 vaccine efforts provide hope but no silver bullet to stop pandemic: Tam
116762home2101Rebound recovery program helps more than 50 PQB businesses remain open
116760home2102Drive-in movies are coming to Port McNeill
116752home210385-year-old Island woman sprints in worldwide virtual track meet
116749home2104First Arts Alive sculptures of 2020 now installed
116717home2105Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West
116725home2106Two people die in propane heated outdoor shower near Princeton
116747home2107Racism in B.C. healthcare: Deadline for First Nations survey coming up on Aug. 6
116732home2108Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community
116657home2109Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.
116719home2110Multiple Victoria officers injured as long weekend calls lead to violence
116709home2111B.C. to allow customers to buy cannabis online for in-store pickup at private shops
116705home2112Victoria police to increase officer presence at Burnside Gorge, Beacon Hill Park
116703home2113Ten-hour planned power outage coming for North Island residents
116694home2114Canal Beach in Port Alberni open for swimming
116696home2115PHOTOS: Small crowd gathers to watch 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer loaded onto barge
116687home211630% of British Columbians would ‘wait and see’ before taking COVID vaccine: poll
116683home2117Don’t leave your hand sanitizer in the sun and other tips to stay COVID safe this summer
116743home2118Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study
116681home2119What exactly is ‘old growth’ B.C. forest, and how much is protected?
116667home2120Canadians can travel to Hawaii in September; no quarantine with negative COVID test
116663home2121Road rage incident in downtown Campbell River results in charges
116651home2122Woman arrested near Nanaimo beach after alleged road rage incidents
116649home2123Crews work overnight to try to put out wildfire on Pender Island
116647home2124Cooler days help crews fighting fire on mountainside southwest of Nanaimo
116645home2125University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research
116643home2126BC SPCA extends food bank services to remote communities on northern Vancouver Island
116638home2127Pacific FC signs homegrown soccer product
116635home2128Nanaimo fantasy writer co-authoring Old Norse phrase book
116582home2129Nanaimo’s first government cannabis store now open
116580home2130Victoria explores options for safe byelection during pandemic
116613home2131Two injured after plane crashes into Nelson supermarket parking lot
116601home2132Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.
116599home2133U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends
116593home2134Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility
116578home2135Parksville’s Oceanside Place arena re-opening its ice today
116576home2136Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19
116570home2137Wild blank Canucks 3-0 to take early NHL play-in series lead
116566home2138Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP
116534home2139Kabayan store makes its return in Parksville
116531home2140New Campbell River youth-led project to honour seniors’ experiences
116528home2141Nanoose Bay resort adds 10 pickleball courts
116525home2142Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival goes ‘mini’ on 10th anniversary
116554home2143B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory
116552home2144All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry
116546home2145Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19
116540home2146Raptors kneel for both American and Canadian anthems ahead of tipoff
116498home2147Wild’s Mathew Dumba makes anti-racism speech, kneels ahead of Blackhawks vs. Oilers
116490home2148Programs at 3 of 17 medical schools in Canada aim for equity for Black students
116486home2149Researchers look for unique ways to continue studies as COVID-19 changes methods
116484home2150Fishing lodge ‘shocked’ by B.C. ban on travel to Haida Gwaii as COVID-19 cases spike
116462home2151Do not plant mystery seeds received in mail, warns CFIA
116475home2152Green Thumb developer asking to extend north Nanaimo’s ‘urban node’
116473home2153Esquimalt Ribfest 2020 cancelled by COVID-19
116470home2154Alberni Valley Bulldogs speak in support of big screen at multiplex
116468home2155Sooke Fine Arts Show reaches new audiences with virtual showcase
116434home2156RCMP bust ‘drug house’ in central Nanaimo
116454home2157New supportive housing complex for Indigenous women opens in Victoria
116456home2158Vancouver Island MP calls on Canada to provide emergency benefits to BC Ferries
116458home2159Vancouver Island community organizes luncheon for seniors to beat COVID-19 blues
116424home2160Saanich police search for cyclist accused of spitting in driver’s face
116422home2161Fire crews extinguish Saanich balcony fire
116420home2162New ICBC data details Nanaimo intersections with the most crashes
116414home2163Sooke lifts campfire ban
116408home2164B.C. health-care workers asked to share experiences of racism as part of independent probe
116400home2165Island bottle depot holds drive to help former worker
116396home2166Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior
116392home2167Ucluelet fire crew extinguishes residential blaze
116390home2168Comox mayor returns to duty following medical leave
116356home2169B.C. Hydro’s Site C set back by COVID-19, foundation changes
116350home2170Mining and exploration industries donate $100K to B.C. food banks
116376home217121,000 small businesses in B.C. at risk of closure due to COVID-19: survey
116311home2172Non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii shut down amid COVID outbreak
116315home2173130 cases of COVID-19 linked to Kelowna as reporting classification changes
116247home2174UPDATE: 11-year-old Nanaimo boy found safe and sound
116292home2175B.C. tackles wildfire prediction, new strategies to respond
116289home2176Affordable rental home project under construction in Victoria
116272home2177COVID-19: Minimum income for farm tax status waived in B.C.
116268home2178BC Ferries passengers travelling for medical reasons to get priority boarding
116270home2179Victoria woman interrupts attempted break-in of her ground-floor suite
116259home2180Don’t give out personal info on the phone, Island RCMP warn
116243home2181Colourful hot air balloon makes unexpected landing at Okanagan business
116233home2182Car crashes off the road and down into the woods on Nanaimo’s Rutherford hill
116201home2183Hellebuyck backstops Jets to 4-1 win over Canucks in NHL exhibition play
116190home2184Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open in September
116183home2185Car catches fire after crash along old Island Highway in Nanaimo
116181home2186Victoria man in custody after multiple theft calls on the West Shore
116167home2187No campfires: Sooke raises fire danger rating to ‘Extreme’
116160home2188Guns and military-grade munitions found in home after assault suspect arrested in Nanaimo
116148home2189Mill Hill brush fire officially out
116150home2190Garmin’s inReach system breached over weekend
116133home2191Campbell River RCMP respond to mental distress call, use Taser
116096home2192Burritos, miso soup and key lime pie among top 10 ordered foods in B.C.
116039home2193B.C. Liberals accuse NDP government of continued neglect over dwindling steelhead populations
115985home2194Veteran escapes jail time after B.C. judge rules PTSD led him to child porn
117267entertainment1Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike
117226entertainment2Opening night lineup for online Roots & Blues festival released
117138entertainment3Roots & Blues announces ticket giveaway ahead of online festival
117108entertainment4Remembering Brent Carver: A legend of Broadway who kept his B.C. roots strong
117033entertainment5Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away
117246entertainment7Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets
117076entertainment8Director turns ‘The Winter’s Tale’ into cliffhanger for ‘pandemic edition’ in Shawnigan
117206entertainment9Nanaimo Fringe Festival productions adapt to new online format
116920entertainment10Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive
116749entertainment11First Arts Alive sculptures of 2020 now installed
116685entertainment12Roots & Blues festival trades Salmon Arm stage for online streaming
116659entertainment13Pay cuts, seating charts, COVID screening: How one Sidney venue is bringing back concerts
116635entertainment14Nanaimo fantasy writer co-authoring Old Norse phrase book
116576entertainment15Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19
116468entertainment16Sooke Fine Arts Show reaches new audiences with virtual showcase
116519entertainment1730 years later, Sue Medley’s hit ‘Dangerous Times’ more relevant than ever
116525entertainment18Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival goes ‘mini’ on 10th anniversary
116032entertainment19Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV
117230trending-now1Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world
116910trending-now2Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
116908trending-now3Companies get creative to help parents juggle work and kids during pandemic
116805trending-now4Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas
116683trending-now5Don’t leave your hand sanitizer in the sun and other tips to stay COVID safe this summer
116621trending-now6Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?
116568trending-now7VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility
117257community1VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island
117237community2QUIZ: Do you know the truth?
117275community3West Coast company brings virtual whale watching experience to youth with disabilities
117273community4Saanich woman completes 10 marathons, raises double her initial goal amount
117204community5Throwback: Parksville Makerspace shows off old Commodore 64 computer
117242community6Helping hands launch Vancouver Island woman’s mission of gratitude
117228community7Opioid crisis and COVID-19 pressing issues for mid-Island’s new medical health officer
117222community8Textured mats at Saanich intersections guide pedestrians with visual impairments
117269community9Meet Chewy, Ladysmith’s Turf Kitty
117125community10PHOTOS: Families, spectators wave goodbye to Navy Task Force from Victoria shorelines
117022community11Victoria bells join cacophony marking 75th anniversary of Japanese bombings
117250community13North Island College ready for a virtual fall semester
117211community14Poles mark growing bond between BC Hydro, Campbell River First Nations
117083community15North Island Hospital Campbell River’s campus has a new food forest
116972community16Military police motorcycle relay roars across Vancouver Island
116929community17Colwood man to ride 400 kilometres to fight kids cancer
116760community18Drive-in movies are coming to Port McNeill
116696community19PHOTOS: Small crowd gathers to watch 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer loaded onto barge
116521community20QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?
116458community21Vancouver Island community organizes luncheon for seniors to beat COVID-19 blues
116445community22Morning Esquimalt lagoon walk brings mermaid back to North Saanich
116643community23BC SPCA extends food bank services to remote communities on northern Vancouver Island
116531community24New Campbell River youth-led project to honour seniors’ experiences
116400community25Island bottle depot holds drive to help former worker
116380community26Premier John Horgan offers masks to BC Transit passengers as friendly reminder
116564community27Donations pour in for ‘comfort kits’ for survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence
116556community28VIU president receives Indigenous Women in Leadership award
116264community29VIDEO: Strathcona Park cougar sighting caps off gruelling trip for backpacking duo
116507community30Rediscovering the Discovery Passage Aquarium
116501community31Alberni Valley church holds ‘drive-in’ service
116479community32Presenting B.C. from A to Z
116466community33Vancouver Island War Amps Champ enjoying new myoelectric arm
116473community34Esquimalt Ribfest 2020 cancelled by COVID-19
116086community35One-year-old humpback resurfaces near Port McNeill
117265video1Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests
117237video2QUIZ: Do you know the truth?
117169video353 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.
116805photo-galleries1Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas
116774photo-galleries2‘I didn’t want to die’: Beirut resident recalls moments of panic after blast
116586photo-galleries3SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years
77481sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island
117167travel1Air North, Yukon’s Airline named Best Airline in Canada
116677travel2Make your RV adventure this Ezy!