Katherine Engqvist

A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Circuit failure takes out power to approximately 85,000 on south Island

Service blip sees outages from Oak Bay to Duncan

A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
The Oak Bay Police Department is looking for witnesses or video footage after a string of break-ins last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island break-in suspect claimed to be letting out the family’s dog

Three home break-ins reported in one day in Oak Bay

The Oak Bay Police Department is looking for witnesses or video footage after a string of break-ins last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state after being struck in a Saanich crosswalk. (Black Press Media file photo)

Full parole granted dangerous driver who struck Leila Bui in Island crosswalk

Parole board felt Tenessa Nikirk demonstrated remorse, growth after Saanich girl left unresponsive

Leila Bui remains in an unresponsive state after being struck in a Saanich crosswalk. (Black Press Media file photo)
A trimaran sailing vessel capsized in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday, June 13. (USCG Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard rescues four people en route to Victoria in race to Alaska

Racers given extra time to complete first leg due to stormy conditions

A trimaran sailing vessel capsized in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday, June 13. (USCG Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Malahat area records record high temperature

Record temperatures follow snowfall, record rainfall

The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)
West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital region power outages send firefighters on 5 separate elevator rescues

West Shore firefighters left busy with rescues, flooding and fires on Monday

West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Chunk of Christmas cheer lost at sea as overboard container list balloons to 106

Contents lost from smouldering MV Zim Kingston include decorations, paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)

UPDATE: 70 earthquakes detected off Alaska peninsula following 8.2-magnitude quake Wednesday night

Alaska tsunami warning ended after wave heights measured less than a foot

A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)
Firefighters Scott Rear, Brandon Knowles, Nik Wells, Dawson Tindale and Brent Henning form the five-person team from Metchosin and Sooke on Vancouver Island that headed to Lytton on the first ferry July 1. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

‘A heartbreaking scene’: Vancouver Island fire chief on the ground in Lytton

Wildfire season gearing up to be one of the worst yet, View Royal chief says

Firefighters Scott Rear, Brandon Knowles, Nik Wells, Dawson Tindale and Brent Henning form the five-person team from Metchosin and Sooke on Vancouver Island that headed to Lytton on the first ferry July 1. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
The emergency department at Victoria General Hospital. Sarah and her daughter frequent the ER as they can’t find supports in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mind the Gap: Vancouver Island children in crisis

Navigating Greater Victoria’s mental health system

The emergency department at Victoria General Hospital. Sarah and her daughter frequent the ER as they can’t find supports in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)
A gas pump at a filling station in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graham Hughes)

Vancouver Island motorists paying more at the pumps than other Canadians as prices jump

Of 18 major Canadian cities, Vancouver, Victoria residents paid the most for gas in December

A gas pump at a filling station in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graham Hughes)
Jail cell - Reporter file photo

Victoria-area teenage killers, Kelly Ellard and Derik Lord, get parole privileges extended

Derik Lord gets overnight privileges while Kelly Ellard’s are extended

Jail cell - Reporter file photo
B.C. Emergency Health Services primary care paramedic Em Funk shows off the personal protective equipment their team uses whenever they are dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19 while on the job. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

COVID-19 infection rate among B.C. paramedics almost zero

Eight B.C. Emergency Health Services Members have tested positive for COVID-19

B.C. Emergency Health Services primary care paramedic Em Funk shows off the personal protective equipment their team uses whenever they are dealing with a suspected case of COVID-19 while on the job. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Teen killer Kelly Ellard gets day parole extension, allowing up to 5 days at home

Ellard is serving a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk

Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Electron micrograph image of E.coli is shown in a handout photo. MCR-1, a gene that makes bacteria resistant to the killing effects of antibiotics, has been detected in stored samples of E. coli collected in 2010 in Canada. Now scientists are wondering if the superbug gene had made its way into Canada even earlier - and just what that could mean. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Coombes Laboratory, McMaster University)

COVID-19: Superbugs are keeping microbiologists up at night

Novel coronavirus likely won’t contribute to more superbugs, says UVIC professor

Electron micrograph image of E.coli is shown in a handout photo. MCR-1, a gene that makes bacteria resistant to the killing effects of antibiotics, has been detected in stored samples of E. coli collected in 2010 in Canada. Now scientists are wondering if the superbug gene had made its way into Canada even earlier - and just what that could mean. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brian Coombes Laboratory, McMaster University)
Kelly Ellard and her father leave the Vancouver courthouse. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

UPDATED: Kelly Ellard gets day parole extended for six more months, overnight leave

Kelly Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

Kelly Ellard and her father leave the Vancouver courthouse. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Another teen mourned in Greater Victoria after suspected overdose

Another teen mourned in Greater Victoria after suspected overdose

Meanwhile, still no answer one year after suspected overdose death of area teen Dorrian Wright

Another teen mourned in Greater Victoria after suspected overdose
Earthquake rattles Washington state, felt on B.C.’s south coast

Earthquake rattles Washington state, felt on B.C.’s south coast

4.6 magnitude quake rattles Seattle shortly before 3 a.m. Friday

Earthquake rattles Washington state, felt on B.C.’s south coast
The Queen of Surrey ferry in Langdale hit the neighboring water taxi dock and is now stuck (File contributed/ Ron Bignell)

UPDATED: Sailings resume after BC Ferries boat hits Langdale terminal

The Queen of Surrey is stuck on the dock, causing delays to Horseshoe Bay trips

The Queen of Surrey ferry in Langdale hit the neighboring water taxi dock and is now stuck (File contributed/ Ron Bignell)
Former Victoria police chief constable Frank Elsner. News file photo

Review upholds discipline ruling into former B.C. police chief

Frank Elsner found to have committed eight acts of misconduct while on the job

Former Victoria police chief constable Frank Elsner. News file photo