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A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)

City of Duncan adds voice to opposing commercial anchorages in local waters

Authorities particularly concerned about Cowichan Bay where treatment plant’s outflow is planned

A freighter anchors near the mouth of Cowichan Bay. (John McKinley file)
Reports indicate a logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann

Serious Comox Valley crash involving logging truck closes Highway 19 ramp

Reports indicate the logging truck lost its load on top of a truck

  • May 24, 2022
Reports indicate a logging truck lost its load on top of a pickup truck Tuesday (May 24) afternoon in the Comox Valley on the on-ramp to Highway 19. Photo by Pamela Tessmann
A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP police vehicle parked in front of the terminal building at Victoria International Airport. Police are clearing out passengers from the building and informing others that upcoming flights are cancelled at the present time. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria airport back to normal operations after ‘incendiary item’ found Tuesday

Flights were cancelled over a six-hour span, many travellers headed for ferry terminal

A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP police vehicle parked in front of the terminal building at Victoria International Airport. Police are clearing out passengers from the building and informing others that upcoming flights are cancelled at the present time. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

$30M pledged for Vancouver to host winter hybrid Invictus Games in 2025

Province, federal government each contributing $15 million to event

Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were in Vancouver Tuesday (May 24) to announce the 2025 Invictus Games will be held in the city. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
Sergey Toporkov and Olena Toporkova in the garden of his uncle and aunt’s South Surrey home.

Ukraine refugees, now in B.C., bear witness to ordeal of war

Sergey Toporkov and his wife Olena arrived in Canada with little but the clothes on their backs

Sergey Toporkov and Olena Toporkova in the garden of his uncle and aunt’s South Surrey home.
An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

Vancouver Island landfill’s natural gas facility expected to be operational by 2023

System will replace the Capital Region site’s gas-to-electricity plant, operating since 2004

An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty (right) said the fire started inside the car dealership. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty (right) said the fire started inside the car dealership. Ronan O’Doherty photo/ Campbell River Mirror
Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

UPDATE: Texas school shooting death toll rises to 18 children, 3 adults

Robb Elementary the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since Sandy Hook, almost a decade ago

Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they’ve found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US scientists will set 1,000 traps for murder hornets this year

Hornets will be considered eradicated if Washington has gone three full years with no detections

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, a Washington state Department of Agriculture worker holds two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a tree in Blaine, Wash. Authorities say they’ve found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 in a rural area east of Blaine. State entomologists will now develop a plan to eradicate the nest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The apps of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube are pictured on an iPhone in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner

Creator of popular kids’ YouTube channel slams federal online-streaming bill

Super Simple Songs creator says legislation that doesn’t recognize how digital platforms work

The apps of Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube are pictured on an iPhone in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Martin Meissner
Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi

Trudeau says CBSA will decide whether Iran soccer team can enter Canada

Prime minister reiterated how he thinks scheduled World Cup tuneup game in Vancouver was a bad idea

Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A driver crashed an SUV through the front of the Bosley’s pet supply store on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Driver crashes SUV through the front of pet supply store in Nanaimo

No one hurt in incident at Bosley’s on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24

A driver crashed an SUV through the front of the Bosley’s pet supply store on Bowen Road on Tuesday, May 24. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
RCMP arrested a man in Cowichan Bay after he is alleged to have threatened a driver causing a vehicle to crash into the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

Threat with replica weapon leads vehicle to crash into Cowichan River

When the man displayed what appeared to be a weapon to police RCMP closed Cowichan Bay Road

RCMP arrested a man in Cowichan Bay after he is alleged to have threatened a driver causing a vehicle to crash into the Cowichan River. (Citizen file)
Surrey RCMP were called to help after a newborn seal was found alone on the beach at Blackie Spit on Sunday (May 22, 2022). (Glenn Petersen photo)

Seal pup ‘Timbit’ rescued from B.C. shoreline

Marine mammal rescue team believes mother abandoned newborn seal

Surrey RCMP were called to help after a newborn seal was found alone on the beach at Blackie Spit on Sunday (May 22, 2022). (Glenn Petersen photo)
Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

UPDATED: Two black bears euthanized after man aggressively pursued in Port Hardy

Two bears matching description of the aggressive bear trapped and destroyed by conservation officers

Signage warning about the bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
Gas prices dropped slightly but offered little respite for Greater Victoria residents over Victoria Day. (Black Press Media File)

Gas prices drop slightly on South Vancouver Island, still highest Victoria Day ever

Prices dropped by 2.9 cents per litre averaging 225.63 as of May 22, according to GasBuddy

Gas prices dropped slightly but offered little respite for Greater Victoria residents over Victoria Day. (Black Press Media File)
Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (File - Black Press Media)

Concerns over youth violence growing on south Vancouver Island

Increase in kids heading to downtown Victoria has led to random violence, mischief and assault

Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (File - Black Press Media)
The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)

International students initially barred from downtown Victoria amid crime spike

SD61 cites safety concerns connected to a recent spate of youth-related incidents

The zones in purple outline areas the Greater Victoria School District said its international students can’t attend on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 p.m. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria School District)