Death

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)

UPDATE: Victoria driving school instructor Steve Wallace dies of heart attack

Wallace had been accused of, but not charged with sexual assault of driving school students

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Saanich man’s death

Man was released by RCMP 2 hours before vehicle plunged into ocean Nov. 20

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca

Island death doula’s mission is to transform how we think and talk about death

‘There is such a thing as a good death - if you plan for it’

Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for Colwood family after sudden loss of 6-year-old daughter

Keira Algar, who lived with Rett Syndrome, died unexpectedly in hospital Oct. 30

A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)
One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

One person dead after worksite accident in Duncan

Death occurred at auto-wrecking yard on Boys Road

One person is confirmed dead after a work-site accident in Duncan on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Crab fishing is a popular activity on the Sooke waterfront. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Woman, 87, dies near Sooke Marine Boardwalk

Woman unresponsive when pulled from water

Crab fishing is a popular activity on the Sooke waterfront. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)

Two more deaths reported from COVID-19 outbreak at Esquimalt care home

Six Sunset Lodge residents have died since outbreak began Aug. 27

Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)
(Black Press Media files)

RCMP investigating after young man found dead outside Penticton Secondary School

Officers were called at around 6 a.m. to the field outside the school

(Black Press Media files)
Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)

Tips still being sought in Penelakut Island woman’s death six years later

Investigators still hopeful of hearing from someone who knows what happened to Deedee Brown

Different images of what Delores (Deedee) Brown looked like. (File photos)
RCMP have confirmed that a person drowned off Long Beach on Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP confirm fatal drowning near Tofino

Police have confirmed a fatal drowning off Long Beach on Saturday night.

RCMP have confirmed that a person drowned off Long Beach on Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead in Crofton

Pair discovered dead in their Crofton home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)

Cowichan River victim’s family looking for help with funds for funeral

Donations can be made to the Norcross Return-It centre

The body of Thomas Turner was found in the Cowichan River on May 21. (Facebook)
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo

UPDATE: Body discovered in Comox harbour identified as male

Body retrieved from shallow water below the former hospital

  • Apr 28, 2021
Comox Valley RCMP responded to a home north of Courtenay Thursday following an incident with an SPCA officer. File photo
Vancouver Island tactical team officers search an area near the Nanaimo Parkway on Thursday, April 8, where man’s body was found eight days earlier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating suspicious death near parkway

Man’s body found in bushes behind Tamara Drive last week

Vancouver Island tactical team officers search an area near the Nanaimo Parkway on Thursday, April 8, where man’s body was found eight days earlier. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A child who suffered life-threatening injuries after an incident at a Hotel Zed pool March 24 has died. (Hotel Zed Victoria/Facebook)

Child dies following incident at Victoria hotel pool

Child was transported to hospital March 24 with life-threatening injuries

A child who suffered life-threatening injuries after an incident at a Hotel Zed pool March 24 has died. (Hotel Zed Victoria/Facebook)
Memorial set up at the site where Kim McGregor was killed in a hit-and-run incident. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Opinion: Tragedy is when community shines through

Tough times can be a reminder we really are in this together

Memorial set up at the site where Kim McGregor was killed in a hit-and-run incident. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A fatal vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park March 4 has been deemed not suspicious, say Victoria police. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Deadly van fire in Beacon Hill Park is not suspicious: Victoria police

Major Crime Unit concludes investigation into March 4 death

A fatal vehicle fire in Beacon Hill Park March 4 has been deemed not suspicious, say Victoria police. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Paige Whitelaw. (File photo)

Remembering Paige: Friends, family salute Islander on fifth anniversary of tragedy

Five years since the death of vibrant Chemainus woman, Paige Whitelaw

Paige Whitelaw. (File photo)
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)