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RCMP major crimes superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Brothers aimed to kill police, didn’t expect to survive Saanich bank shootout

22-year-old Cowichan Valley brothers were killed in the June 2022 gunbattle outside BMO branch

RCMP major crimes superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Saanich police are asking for help locating Feng Ya Jiang, 82, who left Saanich for downtown Victoria around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and did not return. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department

UPDATE: Missing Saanich senior located safe, say police

Feng Ya Jiang, 82, does not have a cell phone and only speaks Mandarin

Saanich police are asking for help locating Feng Ya Jiang, 82, who left Saanich for downtown Victoria around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and did not return. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department
The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 men charged in 2017 vicious machete attack, robbery in Oak Bay

Kaspar Handspiker, 30, was arrested near Maple Ridge on Jan. 15

The house where a serious assault with an edged weapon took place on April 25, 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo house designated a nuisance property after police were called 58 times

430 Murray St. one of two addresses slapped with nuisance designation this week

RCMP execute a warrant at a Murray Street residence last month. The property was slapped with a nuisance designation at Nanaimo city council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 16. (Photo submitted)
Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)

Muscle car burns up near Nanaimo Airport

Firefighters arrive to find Chevrolet Camaro with no licence plates engulfed in flames

Firefighters from North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department prepare to snuff out a burning car on Simpson Road on Wednesday, Jan. 18. (Duck Paterson photo)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s death remains unsolved 2 years later; IHIT renews appeal for public’s help

Murdered woman’s brother says family experiencing ‘never-ending waves of grief, anguish and trauma’

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Pindy Janda, Vice President of the B.C. Pharmacy Association. (BC Pharmacy Association photo)

PODCAST: Shortages of children and adult medicines across B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Pharmacy Association offers insights and solutions

Pindy Janda, Vice President of the B.C. Pharmacy Association. (BC Pharmacy Association photo)
An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Okanagan hospital

The man was found hiding in some bushes after abandoning the vehicle

An ambulance was stolen from Penticton hospital and a man later arrested on Jan. 17. (File photo)
Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found last year and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)

Ex-boyfriend charged in case of woman found dead in downtown Nanaimo in 2021

Kyle Gordon Ordway charged with manslaughter in death of Amy Watts

Photos displayed at a vigil for former Nanaimo outreach worker Amy Watts, whose body was found last year and whose death RCMP are investigating as a homicide. (News Bulletin photo)
This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)

State of local emergency after rockslide closes Highway 3 near Keremeos

The slide damaged at least one resident’s home at the Eagle RV Park

This boulder came crashing down the mountain, over Highway 3 and into a person’s trailer in Keremeos. Luckily the person wasn’t home at the time on Jan. 16. (Jaime Pacheco Facebook)
A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Two bodies found in home near Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan make discovery after answering assault with weapon call at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday

A large police presence on Clerke Road in Coldstream early Tuesday, Jan. 17. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: The pre-construction planning stage

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team. (HAVAN photo)
The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo declares ‘open-air crack house’ harm-reduction site a nuisance property

Councillors lament lack of resources directed to peer-led overdose prevention tent

The Nanaimo Area Network of Drug Users site in the 200 block of Nicol Street has been designated a nuisance property. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Lions' head coach Wally Buono, left, protests a call to an official during the first half of a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday August 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

PODCAST: Wally Buono a member of seven grey cup CFL teams

MOJ on Sports: Linebacker, punter and coach with Montreal, Calgary and B.C.

B.C. Lions' head coach Wally Buono, left, protests a call to an official during the first half of a CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday August 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a person who allegedly walked out of a Best Buy store without paying for a JBL speaker system. (Photo submitted)

Suspect in parka and pyjamas steals speakers from Nanaimo electronics store

Nanaimo RCMP ask for public’s help to identify individual who allegedly failed to pay for product

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a person who allegedly walked out of a Best Buy store without paying for a JBL speaker system. (Photo submitted)
Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Police investigating sexual assault of sex worker in Vernon

The suspect’s vehicle is a newer, large, white SUV

Police in Vernon are investigating after a sex trade worker was sexually assaulted in an SUV in downtown Vernon Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC SPCA seized 15 starving dogs from a Cane Corso breeder in Clearwater Jan. 11. (BC SPCA photo)

13 severely emaciated Cane Corso dogs seized from breeder in Clearwater; BC SPCA investigating

Three of the dogs remain under intensive veterinary care due to their emaciated state, noted BC SPCA

The BC SPCA seized 15 starving dogs from a Cane Corso breeder in Clearwater Jan. 11. (BC SPCA photo)
Filming of the TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Island’s starring roles on TV bring multimillion-dollar impacts to region

Chesapeake Shores, Resident Alien, other productions chip in $18 million to local economies

Filming of the TV series Resident Alien in Ladysmith. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek the public’s assistance in identifying a driver alleged to have crashed into a gas station convenience store on Nicol Street. (Submitted photo)

Police looking for driver who crashed into convenience store in Nanaimo

Driver told staff member about damage, but didn’t identify herself before leaving

Nanaimo RCMP seek the public’s assistance in identifying a driver alleged to have crashed into a gas station convenience store on Nicol Street. (Submitted photo)