Traffic

Dave Cusson, Community Policing Manager with the City of Port Alberni, offers some tips for pedestrian safety in a Community Policing video. (SCREENSHOT)

Port Alberni on its way to a dubious pedestrian safety record

Pedestrian crashes a growing concern in Port Alberni as city looks at prevention

 

The corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road in Fort Langley now has traffic signals, and new “touchless” signal activation buttons. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Busy B.C. intersection gets unique ‘touchless’ crosswalk signals

The new traffic light started operation in April

 

B.C. Transportation crews push a boulder off Highway 1 near Hell’s Gate on Monday morning. Traffic through Boston Bar and beyond was backed up throughout most of the morning heading into early afternoon. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)

Truck-sized boulder snarls traffic outside Lower Mainland

By mid morning, workers moved the boulder and got traffic moving again

 

The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O'Brien)
The driver of a semi-trailer walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his truck burst into flames while driving down the Malahat. (Courtesy of Patrick O'Brien)
A Honda CRV was travelling north on the highway near Parksville on March 18, when a wheel from a southbound trailer fell off, jumped the median and struck the front end of the SUV. (Mandy Moraes photo).
A Honda CRV was travelling north on the highway near Parksville on March 18, when a wheel from a southbound trailer fell off, jumped the median and struck the front end of the SUV. (Mandy Moraes photo).
Three people were taken to hospital after a pickup truck and a sedan collided on the Trans-Canada Highway near Nanaimo Airport on Saturday, March 13. (Black Press file photo)

Three people injured in highway crash north of Ladysmith

Sedan and pickup collided Saturday at Trans-Canada Highway and Timberlands Road

Three people were taken to hospital after a pickup truck and a sedan collided on the Trans-Canada Highway near Nanaimo Airport on Saturday, March 13. (Black Press file photo)
Friends have identified the man killed in Friday’s shooting in Metchosin as Shane Wilson. (Shane Wilson/Facebook)

Investigation continues into Metchosin shooting death

Man killed on Sooke Road Friday night identified by friends

Friends have identified the man killed in Friday’s shooting in Metchosin as Shane Wilson. (Shane Wilson/Facebook)
During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: One man shot dead in ‘targeted incident’ on Sooke Road

Highway 14 reopens following multi-hour closure for investigation

During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with two people who might have spoken with the driver of a vehicle before it hit a pedestrian at the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help with hit-and-run investigation

Police release photos of people of interest who spoke to the suspect driver just prior to incident

Nanaimo RCMP want to speak with two people who might have spoken with the driver of a vehicle before it hit a pedestrian at the 7-Eleven store at University Village Mall Feb. 3. (Photos submitted)
RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)

Driver flees, then turns herself in after hitting pedestrian in downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP say woman was struck in marked crosswalk after driver ran red light

RCMP say a woman turned herself in to police after hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene of the accident in downtown Nanaimo on Friday morning. (File photo)
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Man killed in Chemainus after being struck by a vehicle

Witnesses outside townhouses provide information to police on hit-and-run

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP went door-to-door in Station Ridge for witnesses. (File photo by Don Bodger)
A six-vehicle pile-up brought traffic to a standstill in the 5200-block of Sooke Road Feb. 13. (Courtesy of Randi Fillatre)

UPDATED: Six-vehicle pile-up along Sooke Road cleared

Emcon Services said traffic was back to normal shortly after 1 p.m.

A six-vehicle pile-up brought traffic to a standstill in the 5200-block of Sooke Road Feb. 13. (Courtesy of Randi Fillatre)
A vehicle driving around 100 km/h nearly hit a pedestrian on East Saanich Road on Jan. 27. Central Saanich Police Services are looking for witnesses to the incident. (Central Saanich Police Services/Submitted)

Driver nearly hits pedestrian travelling 100 km/h through Central Saanich

Witnesses asked to contact Central Saanich police after driver fails to stop

A vehicle driving around 100 km/h nearly hit a pedestrian on East Saanich Road on Jan. 27. Central Saanich Police Services are looking for witnesses to the incident. (Central Saanich Police Services/Submitted)
Throughout December, RCMP conducted CounterAttack road checks as police worked to keep roads free of impaired drivers. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign

Amusing, yes, but a reminder impaired driving affects ability to drive and to make good decisions

Throughout December, RCMP conducted CounterAttack road checks as police worked to keep roads free of impaired drivers. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
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Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Coombs man, 52, dies in head-on collision in Qualicum Beach

Driver of second vehicle airlifted to hospital

Rupert Road and Jones Street intersection in Qualicum Beach, near to where a fatal head-on vehicle collision claimed the life of a 52-year-old Coombs man on Thursday, Dec. 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Crossing guards now stationed to assist youngsters at ‘worrisome’ Parksville intersection

WATCH: Safety concerns heightened after child injured last month at marked crosswalk

Crossing guard and educational assistant, Sue Ashton, helps Springwood Elementary students safely cross at Despard Avenue and Moilliet Street in Parksville on Dec. 9, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanaimo RCMP began its impaired driving CounterAttack campaign this weekend and road checks will be conducted throughout December to get impaired drivers off the road. (File photo)

Road checks underway as RCMP combat impaired driving

CounterAttack campaign upped targeted enforcement

Nanaimo RCMP began its impaired driving CounterAttack campaign this weekend and road checks will be conducted throughout December to get impaired drivers off the road. (File photo)
A car was on fire on Malahat Drive Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Ken Patterson)

UPDATED: No injuries following vehicle fire on Malahat

Vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, says fire department

A car was on fire on Malahat Drive Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of Ken Patterson)
Speed limit change on Hwy 19 north of Port McNeill. (Zoe Ducklow photo)

New North Island highway speed limit near Cluxewe Resort

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure made the change Dec. 1

Speed limit change on Hwy 19 north of Port McNeill. (Zoe Ducklow photo)