Arson

Nanaimo RCMP and City of Nanaimo fire inspectors are investigating a suspected arson after a fire at Motion Specialties on Bowen Road in the early-morning hours of June 18. (Submitted photo)

Arson suspected after fire at business on Nanaimo’s Bowen Road

Backpack with paper and debris found near site of fire at Motion Specialties

Nanaimo RCMP and City of Nanaimo fire inspectors are investigating a suspected arson after a fire at Motion Specialties on Bowen Road in the early-morning hours of June 18. (Submitted photo)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: VicPD name missing caretaker as suspect in Plaza Hotel arson

Police believe Michael Draeger died in the blaze May 6, 2019

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Police to release more details about Plaza Hotel arson investigation

A Thursday virtual press conference is scheduled with Victoria police and fire departments

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Nine suspicious fires took place between March and early April (File contributed/ VicPD)

Victoria police seek information on nine suspicious fires

The fires took place between March 5 and April 9 across Victoria and Esquimalt

Nine suspicious fires took place between March and early April (File contributed/ VicPD)
Saanich police have arrested a man for allegedly setting several fires on and near the Camosun College Lansdowne campus on March 30. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police arrest suspect in arson spree near Camosun College Lansdowne campus

Calgary man in police custody waiting for a tele-bail hearing, constable says

Saanich police have arrested a man for allegedly setting several fires on and near the Camosun College Lansdowne campus on March 30. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
The fire occurred at St. Brelade’s Court on Back Road. It appears to have been deliberately set. A quick response limited the damage. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses to suspicious fire

Man who may have been wearing black hoodie seen fleeing area

The fire occurred at St. Brelade’s Court on Back Road. It appears to have been deliberately set. A quick response limited the damage. Photo by Terry Farrell
Firefighters battle the blaze at the Salmon Point Pub south of Campbell River March 1. File photo courtesy Bruce Green

Nearly one year later, Campbell River resort fire remains an unsolved arson

Salmon Point Restaurant and Pub arson approaches one-year anniversary

  • Feb 11, 2020
Firefighters battle the blaze at the Salmon Point Pub south of Campbell River March 1. File photo courtesy Bruce Green
Wei Li, the 49-year-old convicted of lighting his rental property on fire in the fall of 2017, was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary on Friday in the Supreme Court of B.C. (Facebook/Debbie Beech)

Esquimalt arsonist sentenced to two years in jail, thanks police, defence lawyer and taxpayers

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

Wei Li, the 49-year-old convicted of lighting his rental property on fire in the fall of 2017, was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary on Friday in the Supreme Court of B.C. (Facebook/Debbie Beech)
Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria spa permanently closes eight months after devastating fire

Sattva Spa won’t reopen despite initial optimism in wake of blaze that destroyed building next door

Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria Police Department is looking for information on a suspect linked to two arson fires. (File contributed/ VicPD)

Victoria Police release video of suspect linked to two cases of arson

The person is linked with two garbage fires that happened on Sept. 17

The Victoria Police Department is looking for information on a suspect linked to two arson fires. (File contributed/ VicPD)