Victoria News

Pioneer Square Mall on Vancouver Island 'totally lost' after third blaze

May 27, 2022 / 5:40 pm

Much of the Pioneer Square Mall in Mill Bay collapsed Friday in the third blaze at the empty building in six months. The part of the building nearest to the...

Owner of flipped kayak in Nanaimo River apologizes to searchers

May 26, 2022 / 3:17 pm

A woman who came forward to claim a stray kayak that was found overturned in the Nanaimo River this week apologized to first responders who spent time looking...

Victoria airport shutdown prompted by inert grenades, mischief charge expected: RCMP

May 26, 2022 / 12:51 pm

Police say the closure of the Victoria International Airport on Tuesday was triggered by a man travelling out of Canada with inert grenades in his luggage. RCMP...

Former B.C. legislature clerk to be sentenced July 4 for $1,900 in misspending

May 26, 2022 / 12:49 pm

A former clerk of the B.C. legislature is set to be sentenced on July 4 after he was found guilty of fraud and breach of trust. The fraud charge against Craig...

Malahat repairs to begin this summer in wake of last fall's flooding

May 26, 2022 / 10:03 am

Work to repair the Malahat Highway north of Victoria following last November’s flooding is scheduled to start this summer. Windley Contracting Ltd. of...

Lake Cowichan man dies after logging truck loses its load in Comox Valley

May 25, 2022 / 5:11 pm

A Lake Cowichan man is dead and a woman is injured after a logging truck lost its load, crushing a pickup truck parked on the side of a Comox Valley Road. Comox...

B.C. documents outline case to build new provincial museum in Victoria at $800M cost

May 25, 2022 / 2:26 pm

The British Columbia government has released documents it says led to the decision to build a new provincial museum at a cost of almost $800 million. The...

Court date for man who brought bags with inert explosives to Victoria airport: RCMP

May 25, 2022 / 12:52 pm

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. The RCMP say a man who was carrying luggage with suspicious contents that led to the closure of the Victoria International Airport on...

Bomb squad called to investigate suspicious package at Victoria International Airport

May 24, 2022 / 5:58 pm

UPDATE 6 p.m. A bag containing what appeared to be an “incendiary device” was responsible for shutting down Victoria International Airport on...

Search and rescue crews recover body after man drowns near Nanaimo, B.C.

May 24, 2022 / 3:40 pm

RCMP in British Columbia say a body has been recovered by emergency crews in a lake near Nanaimo. Mounties say in a statement they believe the man drowned while...

Military members urged to contact Habitat for Humanity amid housing crisis

May 23, 2022 / 10:52 am

An email encouraging members of the Canadian Armed Forces to consider contacting Habitat for Humanity if they can’t find affordable housing is casting a...

Butchart Gardens, other Victoria tourism operators struggle to get employees

May 21, 2022 / 9:20 am

Dave Cowen is well aware Butchart Gardens will bear the heaviest load of tourists during a proposed eight-year shutdown of the Royal B.C. Museum starting in...

Governor General welcomed to B.C. legislature with 21-gun salute

May 20, 2022 / 4:10 pm

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is meeting with Premier John Horgan and First Nations leaders today as she makes her first official visit to British Columbia. Horgan was...

International students under curfew due to Victoria violence

May 20, 2022 / 8:22 am

An increase in youth violence and mischief in downtown Victoria has forced the city’s police to set up a task force and work more closely with schools and...

B.C. clerk of the legislature guilty of fraud and breach of trust

May 19, 2022 / 9:50 am

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. British Columbia's former clerk of the legislature is guilty of fraud and breach of trust, but a judge has found him not guilty of all...

B.C. vows to work with doctors on primary care crisis

May 18, 2022 / 10:06 am

Premier John Horgan says the number of people without a family doctor in B.C. is a problem and committed Tuesday to work with family doctors on a clear process...

Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

May 17, 2022 / 8:44 am

The sixth wave of COVID-19 that has spread through the province has peaked and started its decline, according to a member of the B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group....

B.C. Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon to be officially sworn-in, take seat in legislature

May 16, 2022 / 5:50 am

A swearing-in ceremony is set for this afternoon in Victoria as B.C.'s new Liberal leader enters the legislature as Leader of the Opposition. Kevin Falcon...

Province to invest $789 million in new Royal B.C. Museum set to open in 2030

May 13, 2022 / 3:58 pm

The province plans to invest $789 million in a new state-of-the-art, seismically safe and accessible Royal British Columbia Museum, Premier John Horgan...

Canadian warship hit with COVID-19 outbreak ahead of overseas deployment

May 13, 2022 / 12:58 pm

A Canadian warship has been hit with an outbreak of COVID-19 while preparing for an overseas deployment in the Pacific. HMCS Winnipeg is back home in Esquimalt,...