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B.C. health officials are urging people to get vaccinated sooner rather than later because this year's flu virus is expected to be more aggressive than usual.
The deerpocalypse - or at least, the deer breeding season - has arrived on Vancouver Island. Two dog owners were attacked by aggressive deer in a B.C.
A woman who worked with Victoria Swan-Lake MLA Rob Fleming's constituency office pled guilty to fraud on Wednesday. Marni Ruth Offman, 45, was accused of theft and forgery while working at the office between 2009 and 2015.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon surfer who was attacked by a shark earlier this month says the huge animal felt like "grainy sand paper" as he struggled to free his leg from its mouth.
Kelowna-based tech company GetintheLoop is expanding its reach with a deal that will take its exclusive deals' platform to Vancouver Island in a partnership with radio magnate Pattison Broadcast Group. GetintheLoop connects consumers with non-stop ...

A deep low pressure system is expected to cause winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour, with gusts of up to 100 km/h, over exposed coastal parts of western Vancouver Island early Wednesday night. The storm will also result in winds of up to 70 km/h over ...
I have proposed a road connecting Upper Sunshine Coast, Lower Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, which has fallen on deaf ears so far.
Two Victoria police officers have added a towel and a broom to their crime-fighting arsenal. The officers were called by a homeowner in Oak Bay, who returned after a five week absence to find someone had torn through her home, leaving a significant ...
More than 110,000 litres of an oil-water mixture have been recovered from a submerged tug near the Great Bear Rainforest, but the vessel was loaded with more than twice that when it ran aground nearly two weeks ago.
A weekend blaze that injured a woman and left 18 people homeless in Nanaimo is being investigated as suspicious. The blaze broke out at a five-unit residential building in the 200-block of Sabiston Street just before 1 a.m.
A wind warning has been issued for east and west Vancouver Island with gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour expected overnight.
VICTORIA - The grandfather of a teenage girl beaten and drowned on Vancouver Island nearly two decades ago says he wishes his granddaughter's killer well after a news report that she is pregnant in prison.
Winds will reach 70 km/h over northern sections of east Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast overnight and ease Tuesday morning.
VICTORIA - Local residents concerned about the welfare of crew members on the container ship Hanjin Vienna reached for their telephones when they learned the vessel was stuck in limbo in waters off Victoria.
But, the distinction must be made that the Vancouver Island Regional Library is not affiliated with the Greater Victoria Public Library.
One person was injured and 18 people were displaced after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Nanaimo early Saturday morning.

Charges are being recommended against three people after an arrest turned violent in downtown Victoria on Friday. police responded to the 400-block of Johnson Street around 6 p.m.
B.C.'s conservation Officer Service (CSO) says it has convicted and fined a Vancouver Island man accused of flying a drone near an eagle's nest in Nanaimo, B.C.. In a facebook post, the service says the incident happened in the city's Maffeo Sutton ...
The Vancouver Island man was handed a $230 fine. The COS also wants to remind drone operators and other vehicle operators that it is illegal to harass wildlife with a vehicle or other mechanical device.
... doing okay. A cause hasn't been determined, but investigators are probing the possibility that the fire sparked in the building's attic.
A teen girl struck by a vehicle as she jaywalked across a Nanaimo highway last month has died from her injuries, according to police.
Vancouver Island man, 18, faces sex charges involving 15 children. Katie Derosa, Victoria Times Colonist. Katie Derosa More from Katie Derosa.
Vancouver Island's rainforests are among the rarest ecosystems on the planet - temperate rainforests have never occupied more than 0.5 per cent of the earth's land surface.
Both quaint and wild, Vancouver Island is the antidote to Canada's gridiron. Its largest city, Victoria, is mild in climate but less rainy than nearby (and roughly equidistant) Vancouver and Seattle.
An American film crew will not face charges over a fiery surfing stunt on a lake near Tofino, B.C.. The Ministry of Environment says a film shoot on Kennedy Lake, where a group of surfers set a log on fire and surfed over it at top speeds, was unwise ...
A judge has dismissed all charges of sexual assault against Vancouver Island resident Colby James Messer. Messer was accused in the alleged sexual assault of a woman at a Denver hotel room after he and his friends attended a football game in the U.S.
A Vancouver Island woman has been charged after allegedly beating a seven-year-old teacup Chihuahua so badly it had to be euthanized.
The first in a series of powerful storms dubbed a "triple threat" is expected to batter Vancouver Island with a deluge of rain and winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour Wednesday night.
A capital Regional District committee has pushed back meetings to accommodate its chair, who says a notorious stretch of highway traffic is preventing him from making it on time.
There is growing frustration in Duncan over a new race track and the noise it's bringing to nearby neighbourhoods. The dealer group GAIN opened the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit just north of Duncan in June. The sophisticated track in the ...
The mirror shone bright on Vancouver Island's plight of homelessness this summer. Having a tent city spring to life on the courthouse lawn of the capital city and dominate the headlines as officials struggled to cope before the full glare of the media ...
"The Vancouver Island region continues to be recognized internationally as a premier travel destination," said Dave Petryk, Tourism Vancouver Island's CEO. "This is the result of the quality of experience delivered by our tourism operators in the ...
A series of low pressure systems will be reaching the south coast of BC over the next few days, bringing mainly cloudy skies and rain to the region.
The BC SPCA on Vancouver Island is asking for the public's help in caring for a rare owl that is recovering at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre.
An American film crew will not face charges over a fiery surfing stunt on a lake near Tofino, B.C.. The Ministry of Environment says a film shoot on Kennedy Lake, where a group of surfers set a log on fire and surfed over it at top speeds, was unwise ...
SOOKE, B.C. - More than a week after a specialized food bank was hit by thieves in Sooke, B.C., efforts are underway to rebuild the stores of dog and cat food and pet supplies.
Both quaint and wild, Vancouver Island is the antidote to Canada's gridiron. Its largest city, Victoria, is mild in climate but less rainy than nearby (and roughly equidistant) Vancouver and Seattle.
Firsts. I've been fortunate to experience so many in my two and a half years as president of the BCGEU. This week was another first - a trip to the Vancouver Island communities of Port Hardy and Port McNeill to visit BCGEU members in their worksites.
It's that time of year again. Island Health is offering free seasonal flu vaccinations to between October and December. More than 90 clinics will be available for eligible residents from Port Hardy to Victoria starting in the Cowichan Valley next week.
conservation officers on Vancouver Island are issuing a warning to poachers who have been targeting protected elk in the past week.
Some ground meat products packaged at an IGA store on northern Vancouver Island are being recalled because they may contain metal shavings.
A judge has dismissed all charges of sexual assault against Vancouver Island resident Colby James Messer. Messer was accused in the alleged sexual assault of a woman at a Denver hotel room after he and his friends attended a football game in the U.S.
conservation officers on Vancouver Island are issuing a warning to poachers who have been targeting protected elk in the past week.
The Denver district attorney's office filed a motion requesting the charges filed against Colby James Messer be dropped and they were dismissed Monday afternoon.
Book excerpt: The Courtenay subdivision was a mammoth operation consisting of 350 personnel, 16 detachments, a number of plainclothes units, a dog section ...
It's part Middle Earth fantasy and part childhood dream, this treehouse hotel in a rain forest on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Its driveway runs a short distance through maples, Western red cedars and Douglas firs to a 5-acre tract where there ...
According to police, a BMW was travelling southbound on Douglas Street when it hit the pedestrian in the middle of the road.
Stormy weather cancelled ferries, closed parks and knocked out power to thousands of Vancouver Island residents on Saturday.
As of Saturday afternoon, more than 5000 BC Hydro customers were without power on Vancouver Island.


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