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A #72 transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street at Fort Street. BC Transit buses are back on the Victoria streets Wednesday (Dec. 21) after the previous day’s snowstorm that halted all transit service. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Half-dozen bus routes return to service amid Greater Victoria deep freeze

Harbour authority asks residents to steer clear until breakwater, Inner Harbour cleared of snow

A #72 transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street at Fort Street. BC Transit buses are back on the Victoria streets Wednesday (Dec. 21) after the previous day’s snowstorm that halted all transit service. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
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A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)

Snowstorm stops mail service in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Canada Post issues red alert for several areas in B.C., yellow alert in many other regions

A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)
Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Ferries cancelled, drivers urged to stay home as snow piles up on the Island

Communities from Nanaimo to Victoria dealing with about 30 cm of snow, with more expected

Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Snowy conditions on Cedar Road south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Snow piles up in Nanaimo as winter officially arrives

As much as 25-30 centimetres of snow fell over most of the city this week

Snowy conditions on Cedar Road south of Nanaimo on Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
Roads remain snowy and slick in downtown Victoria as of 10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Roads remain snowy and slick in downtown Victoria as of 10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)

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Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

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Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
Emergency crews on scene on Nanaimo’s Finlayson Street, where a cyclist was run over by a runaway pickup truck. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Cyclist in Nanaimo run over by pickup with no driver at the wheel

Man transported to hospital with unknown injuries

Emergency crews on scene on Nanaimo’s Finlayson Street, where a cyclist was run over by a runaway pickup truck. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Driver dead after RCMP officer fired at truck that hit him during Creston traffic stop

Independent investigation launched after driver with gunshot wound later found in truck in a ditch

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks, police still investigating

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)
Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

RCMP in Port Alberni and Nanaimo looking for alleged violent offender

38-year-old subject of several criminal investigations, say police

Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)

Island Health starts up text alert service to share overdose advisories

Project a partnership with BCCDC and Provincial Health Services Authority

Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)

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Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)
Nanaimo RCMP expressed concern after an 82-year-old woman was reported missing the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Missing Nanaimo senior found dead

RCMP say senior wandered away from her Stephenson Point-area home

Nanaimo RCMP expressed concern after an 82-year-old woman was reported missing the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Submitted photo)
Link Island Nature Reserve. (Carmen Smith photo)

Private island near Nanaimo worth $3.7 million donated for conservation

Betty Swift, who died in 2021, instructed that Link Island be donated to Islands Trust Conservancy

Link Island Nature Reserve. (Carmen Smith photo)