Accidents

The Cumberland Campground at Comox Lake. Google Maps photo

Man airlifted to hospital after jump off Devil’s Ladder in Cumberland

Leap at popular swimming hole clipped rocks, estimated to have exceeded 100 feet

 

The pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Tuesday afternoon in Cobble Hill. (Cody Loughran photo)

GoFundMe set up for widow of Cobble Hill crash victim

Michelle Paton is being supported by friends, family, neighbours

 

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

2 fatal ATV collisions within 10 days in northern B.C., police confirm

An ATV collision on July 9 resulted in the death of a young female

 

Paramedics responded to an accident Tuesday night outside of Crofton. (File photo by Don Bodger)

One person critically injured in Tuesday night accident near Crofton

Osborne Bay Road closed in both directions until scene cleared

Paramedics responded to an accident Tuesday night outside of Crofton. (File photo by Don Bodger)
WorkSafe BC fined a Greater Victoria paving stone and landscaping company following an injury accident, for what it deemed to be a high-risk violation of worksite safety. (WorkSafe BC/Facebook)

Greater Victoria firm fined for workplace violation after jobsite injury

WorkSafe BC says landscaping company had no clear guidelines for stacking pallets

WorkSafe BC fined a Greater Victoria paving stone and landscaping company following an injury accident, for what it deemed to be a high-risk violation of worksite safety. (WorkSafe BC/Facebook)
Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two people seriously injured in ATV accident near Chemainus

One person pulled from the Chemainus River and airlifted to hospital

Chemainus fire rescue successfully pulled one person from the Chemainus River following an ATV accident Friday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)
During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)

‘Serious collision’ on Hwy. 3 near Sparwood leaves three dead

The incident is under investigation from the Elk Valley RCMP and the BC Coroners Service

During a May 18 traffic stop, Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection to an abduction file out of Alberta. (File photo)
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)

Catnap leads to crash on Coquihalla

Kitten suffered bruising in the crash

  • May 10, 2022
Kitten survives car crash on Coquihalla Highway May 6, 2022 (Contributed)
Butler Concrete employees and an industrial street cleaner work to clear concrete from the roadway at Bay and Bridge streets following a concrete spill from a mixer truck during the lunch hour Wednesday (March 16). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Rough terrain at Bay and Bridge streets follows cement spill in Victoria

Butler Concrete employees quickly clean up result of human error, manager says

Butler Concrete employees and an industrial street cleaner work to clear concrete from the roadway at Bay and Bridge streets following a concrete spill from a mixer truck during the lunch hour Wednesday (March 16). (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Sophia Taylor shows the Courier’s Don Bodger her unicorn. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Sophia running around again like a normal child

Interview with the three-year-old focuses on a deer, not the incident or the hospital

Sophia Taylor shows the Courier’s Don Bodger her unicorn. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Crofton girl back at home after remarkable recovery

Initial prognosis following 20-foot fall didn’t seem like hospital release would happen this soon

Sophia Taylor plays it cool on the BC Ferries trip home from the mainland. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)

Young Crofton girl making rapid progress after nasty fall

Ability to walk with assistance and sitting herself up all positive signs

Sophia Taylor is making a remarkable recovery after her fall in a Ladysmith park. (Photo by Selina Taylor)
Two vehicles were involved in a collision at Olsen Road and Chemainus Road Friday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Second two-car accident outside Chemainus on Friday afternoon

Emergency crews busy at the start of the long weekend

Two vehicles were involved in a collision at Olsen Road and Chemainus Road Friday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police and fire crews on the accident scene in Chemainus Friday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Injured driver transported to hospital by air ambulance after Chemainus accident

Extensive damage to vehicles involved in incident on Chemainus Road

Police and fire crews on the accident scene in Chemainus Friday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man crushed by his own vehicle in Vancouver McDonald’s drive-thru

The VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit and BC Coroner Services are now investigating

Police cars are seen parked outside Vancouver Police Department headquarters in Vancouver, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)

Altercation led to pedestrian death near Uptown centre, Saanich police say

Man taken into custody at scene of fatal incident on Douglas Street

Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)
A three-vehice crash brought traffic down to single-lane alternating on Sooke Road Tuesday mid-day. (Submitted/Derek Lewers)

Ticket, no charges in three-car crash on Sooke Road

Tuesday’s accident a straight forward rear-ender, RCMP say

A three-vehice crash brought traffic down to single-lane alternating on Sooke Road Tuesday mid-day. (Submitted/Derek Lewers)
Traffic on Cherry Creek Road is at a standstill as emergency vehicles deal with the aftermath of a collision on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY TONY SHUMUK)

Air ambulance called for motor vehicle incident near Port Alberni

Helicopter lands on field near Cherry Creek Road

Traffic on Cherry Creek Road is at a standstill as emergency vehicles deal with the aftermath of a collision on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY TONY SHUMUK)
Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)

Police seize and identify suspect vehicle in fatal Chemainus hit-and-run

Investigation expected to be lengthy and involved

Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)
Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)

Police seize and identify suspect vehicle in hit-and-run

Investigation into death expected to be lengthy and involved

Police have identified the vehicle involved in the Feb. 14 hit-and-run in Chemainus and are continuing to investigate. (Black Press Media files)