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The novel was also the second most popular fiction book across Vancouver Island Regional Library locations. "This book won the Giller and a Governor General's Award in 2016 and was nominated for a Man Booker Prize," Hadziev said. "I'm sure it was on a lot of book club lists and the trend, in Victoria at ...
Officials with Island Health have confirmed flu outbreaks of Influenza A and B in long-term care facilities stretching from Victoria to Parksville. They also report confirmed cases of the flu in laboratory tests across Vancouver Island. This is bad news for the elderly and those with weakened immune systems as ...

Elaine and Rob Tuit hold their newborn daughter Hallie along with two-year-old daughter Jorie in this handout photo. The first baby to be born on southern Vancouver Island in 2018 made a dramatic entrance when her father helped deliver the little girl on family's laundry room floor. THE CANADIAN ...
Vancouver Island homeowners have received their property assessment for 2018 and they're up - way up. On average, single-family homes across the island were up 10 to 25 per cent, while condo and townhouse strata values saw the greatest growth of up to 35 per cent in some cities, according to data ...
Health officials are warning that flu season has hit with full force on Vancouver Island - and four care facilities have already seen outbreaks. Eden gardens and Origin at Longwood in Nanaimo, Trillium Lodge in Parksville and Glengarry hospital in Victoria have all been affected by the flu bug, Island Health ...
Vancouver Island's first baby of 2018 arrived at 1:23 this morning at Nanaimo Regional General hospital, weighing 9 pounds 11 ounces. Bryce Taylor and Paige Playford have named their son Chase Luca Taylor. "We were just hoping for healthy but it's cool that he's the first baby on Vancouver Island of ...

As the blast of winter weather continues in B.C., the flu season is in full force and is expected to get worse. Island Health says four facilities on the island have been hit with an influenza outbreak. "We're seeing two different types of strains arriving at the same time, this makes it even more challenging," said ...
Growlers are a popular way to bring home local beer in B.C., but in an unusual move, a small dairy on Vancouver Island is offering milk growlers. In what the owners say is a first in B.C. -- and maybe Canada -- the farm has installed a milk dispenser at its store. The machine, purchased in Switzerland, ...
One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 Friday afternoon. The head-on collision happened in the 5900-block of Sooke Road around 4:30 p.m.. RCMP say a van was travelling westbound when it crossed the double solid line and hit an SUV.
These three people represent a fraction of those who have died on Vancouver Island from an illicit-drug overdose since the problem was declared a provincial public-health emergency in 2016. But they tell a familiar story. They are all young, used alone or in secret, mixed substances and had some history ...
A possibly fatal two-vehicle collision has shut down Sooke Road in both directions and a fix is not expected until late Friday night. The BC Coroner's Service confirmed it had been dispatched to Sooke Road near Parkland Road, suggesting someone may have died in the collision. Fire crews from Sooke ...
As snow blanketed parts of Vancouver Island Friday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning and encouraged motorists to be ready for slick conditions. Five to 10 centimetres of snow was expected to fall on the mid-island, including Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose ...
A white Christmas is in the forecast for west and north Vancouver Island and Environment Canada is warning commuters to travel cautiously to their holiday destinations. White or green Christmas? weather shapes up for yuletide holiday. A Pacific frontal system moving onto Vancouver Island today has ...
Heavier than expected snowfall closed roads and schools and interrupted power for more than 43,000 BC Hydro customers on Vancouver Island Tuesday. By early afternoon, 28,000 people were still out of power. "We hope to get most people on tonight. Unfortunately, there may be some areas that may not ...
Clear cool streams once flowed through humid old-growth forests rich in lifeforms on northern Vancouver Island. Today, the site is a virtual dead zone, fireweed poking through the rubble the only sign of life. In 2014, a wildfire swept through the Western Forest Products clearcut, high above Nimpkish Lake, ...
While there was no shortage of important news stories on Vancouver Island in 2017, there were also a few stories that warmed our hearts or made us laugh. We've asked CTV Vancouver Island reporters to recap some of the stories that brought a smile to their faces this year. Gord Kurbis: Man-made island ...
Two young girls have been found dead in a double homicide inside a Vancouver Island home on Christmas Day, police said. The bodies of a four-year-old and six-year-old were found in an apartment located near the Oak Bay Marina in Oak Bay, B.C. at around 5 p.m. on Monday, police told The Canadian ...

A plan to randomly review diagnostic scans performed by locums in Island Health is in the works, after a probe into the work of a part-time radiologist on Vancouver Island showed a high rate of errors. Dr. William David Robertson, Island Health's executive medical director, will meet with medical imaging ...
"My staff are actually looking into a complaint that we received about the studio, and of course the complaint is that somebody has paid for classes and now they're going 'Oh no, the doors are closed,'" said Rosalind Scott, President and CEO of BBB Vancouver Island. Pask said he just wants to see the ...
The keeper of a remote lighthouse on the northern tip of Vancouver Island is sharing his heart-pounding experience with a wolf in hopes others will learn what not to do in a similar encounter. Harvey Humchitt Jr. has operated the lighthouse on Cape Scott, a provincial park renowned for old-growth trees ...
An earthquake struck off the British Columbian coast near Queen Charlotte Sound between Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island at 2:14 p.m. today (December 5). ... a 4.5-magnitude earthquake (4.2-magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey) struck west off the northern end of Vancouver Island.
WATCH: As we make our way through the first week of December, summer may seem like a faded memory. But there is evidence of the damage that the hot, dry season this year caused to Vancouver Island's trees. Arborists say many of our native species - western red cedars, Douglas fir and arbutus - are ...
Blocking Ridge. The ridge of high pressure not only brings drier weather, but it blocks storms from reaching Vancouver Island. Fronts developing offshore will be deflected to the north which means rainy, windy weather will affect the extreme northeastern part of our province, along with Alaska and the Yukon ...
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck offshore from the northern tip of Vancouver Island on December 3 at 7:51 p.m. (PST), according to earthquakes Canada. RELATED STORIES. Earthquake hits off B.C. coast between Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island · Earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island, west of ...
The B.C. government stepped up its fight against the growing number of drug overdose deaths Friday with the launch of a new emergency response centre that will link to regional and community action teams on Vancouver Island and elsewhere. The emergency centre will have about 10 full- and part-time ...
Vancouver Islanders diagnosed with cancer will soon be able to have diagnostic scans completed in Victoria, saving them a trip to the mainland. The new PET/CT scanner, expected within a year, will allow doctors at the B.C. Cancer Vancouver Island Centre to investigate with precision the extent and ...
If you're travelling on Vancouver Island this Saturday, you may see some police along the highway. On Dec. 2, police from across Vancouver Island will be participating in "Lighting Up the Highway," where officers conduct road checks from Victoria to Port Hardy. The police will be on Highways 1, 19, 14 and ...
... in jail is the maximum, so it's a very serious crime," said Davis. "My concern right now is are there any other puppies from this litter, and where could they be and do they need help." According to Large, Hugo is expected to make a full recovery. With a report from CTV Vancouver Island's Jessica Lepp ...
Picture an idyllic summer afternoon around the old swimming hole on the historic Cowichan River in rural Duncan when two couples end up in a quarrel and covered with dog dirt. Okay, it's not neighbourly -- but in a time of scarce court time and judicial resources, did it really require a three-day trial ...
Christmas is known as a season of giving, but charities in B.C. say they're hurting harder than ever before for a handout. Roughly 200 children on Vancouver Island attend Camp Shawnigan, a program dedicated to helping young people with an array of disabilities. According to Easter Seals B.C., the group ...
The Offshore Pacific Area of Interest (AOI) adjacent to Vancouver Island has an area of approximately 140,000 km2 and was identified as an ...
WATCH: An earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island. The Epicentre, somewhere near Langford hitting Monday night around 7 pm.
After months of investigative diving at farmed salmon processing plants near Campbell River and Tofino, independent filmmaker Tavish ...
Vancouver Island's construction industry wrapped up a series of workshops this week that taught workers about how to save colleagues and ...
A 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck the South Island Monday night, with many residents taking to twitter to report shaking in their area. The U.S. ...
After three years of delays, a Vancouver Island man lost his bid to fight a ticket he received for camping without a permit in Pacific Rim National ...
Researchers off northeastern Vancouver Island have documented what they believe is a new and globally unique feeding behaviour for ...
We've all been there. Someone asks you to stay in the car while they run out for a quick errand. They tell you they'll be back in a minute, but ...
Our TV broadcast is pre-empted tonight, but you can watch a special webcast of tonight's top stories right here.
It's almost December, which means some Vancouver Island families are getting ready to put up their Christmas tree. But if you don't want to buy ...
An erratic driver who reached speeds of 180 kilometres an hour on Highway 14 in Langford resulted in so many 911 calls Thursday, ...
... you have to have proof that you're of an age to get the product," Mongeau said. With a report from CTV Vancouver Island's Rob Buffam ...
Port Alberni is ranked as the 19th most dangerous place in Canada by MacLean's Magazine, the highest among Vancouver Island ...
Municipal councillors in Victoria and Saanich are attempting to estimate what the region's share of funds might be from a new $40 billion ...
Homeowners suffered flood damage after heavy rains caused a mid-island creek to breach its banks - and they're bracing for more. Carolyn ...
The 13.3-degree record in 1954 in Port Hardy also got eclipsed as the mercury hit 13.4 degrees. Highs today for Vancouver Island are forecast ...
Gigi the cat, after it was shaved. Remaining fur appears to be discoloured, possibly because of bleach. facebook / Victoria Times Colonist.
The next couple days will be wet, windy and mild on Vancouver Island as subtropical moisture aims at the Pacific Northwest and the South ...
They say more information on the incident may be available on Monday. With a report from CTV Vancouver Island's Gord Kurbis ...
North and East Vancouver Island can expect intense weather ... A rainfall warning for northern Vancouver Island, and a wind warning for ...


 

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