Traffic

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

 

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

 

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)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman driving a Ford pickup who fled the scene following and collision on Wellington Road Tuesday. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP seek driver alleged to have fled from hit-and-run

Driver allegedly flees scene after head-on crash between two Ford pickups

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help identify a woman driving a Ford pickup who fled the scene following and collision on Wellington Road Tuesday. (File photo)
The prevalence of crashes in intersections, like this one at Blanshard Street and Saanich Road, has Saanich’s mayor seeking more information on the effectiveness of red-light cameras in changing driver behaviour. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

More red-light cameras may be part of the future for Capital Region drivers

Saanich mayor wants CRD traffic safety commission to research effectiveness of intersection cameras

The prevalence of crashes in intersections, like this one at Blanshard Street and Saanich Road, has Saanich’s mayor seeking more information on the effectiveness of red-light cameras in changing driver behaviour. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A Nanaimo driver was sentenced Monday for fatally striking a high school student with his vehicle in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo driver sentenced after motor vehicle incident that killed teen last year

Brandon Geoffrey Murdoch fined and prohibited from driving for two years

A Nanaimo driver was sentenced Monday for fatally striking a high school student with his vehicle in 2019. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters on scene of a motor vehicle incident at Terminal Avenue, Princess Royal Avenue and St. George Street on Monday night. The crash was the third accident at that intersection that day. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Emergency crews respond to three accidents in one day at Nanaimo intersection

Two crashes, one pedestrian struck at intersection of Terminal, Princess Royal and St. George

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters on scene of a motor vehicle incident at Terminal Avenue, Princess Royal Avenue and St. George Street on Monday night. The crash was the third accident at that intersection that day. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)

Nanaimo RCMP find significant amounts of drugs and cash after stopping vehicle

Police pulled over vehicle after noticing its insurance had expired

Nanaimo RCMP found drugs and cash inside a vehicle pulled over for expired insurance. (File photo)
Google Maps shows early days of construction the province says is now complete on Highway 1 near the Leigh Road overpass in Langford. (Google Maps)

Fourth lane opens on deadly stretch of Highway 1 in Langford

Construction zone speeds continue until work complete

Google Maps shows early days of construction the province says is now complete on Highway 1 near the Leigh Road overpass in Langford. (Google Maps)
Police will be diverting traffic between Island View Road and Amity Drive from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. (Google Maps)

Section of Pat Bay Highway closes for Mi’kmaq fishing rights demonstration

Police will be diverting traffic Oct. 23 from noon to 1 p.m between Island View Road and Amity Drive

Police will be diverting traffic between Island View Road and Amity Drive from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. (Google Maps)
Freighters have becomd abundant in the Trincomali Channel on the east side of Thetis Island.

Federal NDP leader promises to champion freighter traffic control of southern Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh, local NDP candidates spoke in North Saanich Saturday morning

Freighters have becomd abundant in the Trincomali Channel on the east side of Thetis Island.
Film crews will be shooting on the Pat Bay Highway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Traffic control personnel will be guiding drivers through a planned detour. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Film crews will be shooting on the Pat Bay Highway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Traffic control personnel will be guiding drivers through a planned detour. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

VIDEO: New bike lanes on Victoria street leave some drivers confused

Drivers in single centre lane must yield to cyclists when moving over for oncoming vehicles

A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
A Nanaimo RCMP officer waves down a driver during a speed enforcement operation on the old Island Highway near St. George Street in September. (News Bulletin file photo)

Island RCMP want speeding motorists to ‘slow the blazes down’

Nanaimo police raise alarm after seeing 400-per cent rise in excessive speeding tickets last month

A Nanaimo RCMP officer waves down a driver during a speed enforcement operation on the old Island Highway near St. George Street in September. (News Bulletin file photo)
Neighbours corraled a suspected impaired driver of car that crashed into the front of a home after it hit a parked truck and retaining wall on the weekend. (File photo)

Neighbours corral suspected impaired driver after crash in south Nanaimo

Car went off road, hit pickup truck and retaining wall before striking house on weekend

Neighbours corraled a suspected impaired driver of car that crashed into the front of a home after it hit a parked truck and retaining wall on the weekend. (File photo)
Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATED: Traffic detoured after crash on Cowichan’s Hwy. 18

Traffic is being detoured from Highway 18 onto Cowichan Lake Road following…

Traffic is being detoured on Highway 18 after a crash Thursday, June 25. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)