Vancouver Island

Strangers rescue Nanaimo pair from burning car on Trans-Canada

Two men who happened upon a rollover accident on the Trans-Canada Hwy Tuesday afternoon are being commended for their bravery after jumping into …

Canada

Saanich to ask fossil fuel producers to pay up for climate change

Council says taxpayers shouldn't be the only one paying for climate change infrastructure costs<p>Councillors in the District of Saanich voted …

Climate

Engine problems sideline V2V Victoria-Vancouver ferry

V2V Vacations’ Empress ferry between downtown Victoria and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour is out of service for the next three to four weeks after engine …

British Columbia

Port Hardy apartment fire forces 48 people out of their homes

No one was hurt, but the building has been rendered uninhabitable<p>An apartment fire in Port Hardy has forced 48 people out of their homes.<p>The fire …

British Columbia

Man who killed Edmonton senior handed life sentence

Gordon Shaw, 62, won't be eligible to apply for parole for 13 years<p>A man who killed an Edmonton senior more than six years ago has been sentenced to …

Crime

Victoria considers 29-storey condo — island's tallest — for downtown

Currently, the tallest building in Victoria is a 21-store condo<p>A developer hopes the City of Victoria will approve its application to build what …

Architecture

Summer Cruising Around Vancouver Island

Michael Darling pockets a few waves around home<p>During the summer season, Vancouver Island can be frequented by fog and flat spells. But by the look …

Surfing

GoFundMe campaign created for Saanich car crash victim

Tammy KwanA 29-year-old single mother of two is in critical condition resulting from a vehicle collision on Sunday morning (August 13) in Saanich, …

British Columbia

Woman dies in Campbell River house fire; ignited in car port

The fire that led to the death of a 60-year-old Campbell River woman started outside her house in a carport, Campbell River fire inspectors have …

British Columbia

A Solstice Race on British's Columbia's Pacific Coast

Dylan Morgan, 39, of Squamish, British Columbia, had wanted to create an ultra for several years, but he didn’t know where. Then, a friend introduced …

Trail Running

Crepuscular rays from the moon

Crepuscular rays from the moon – August 11, 2017 – from Vancouver Island.<p>James Younger frequently camps at Vancouver Island and catches many …

Astronomy

Vancouver Island junior hockey team makes full face protection mandatory for players

Peninsula Panthers become first junior team in Western Canada to adopt the cage over the half visor<p>A junior hockey team on Vancouver Island will ​be …

Ice Hockey

TB case confirmed at long-term care home in Duncan, B.C.

Vancouver Island Health officials say say risk of spread low but testing some patients, staff<p>Health officials on Vancouver Island say there's been a …

Disease

Vancouver Island marmot facing a new threat: creeping treeline

Habitat of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot is disappearing as the warming climate allows trees to grow higher up mountainsides, turning alpine …

Canadian News

Two hurt when vehicle crashes on Burnside Road

A car crashed into a tree in Saanich on Sunday morning, seriously injuring one person.In a statement, Saanich police said they received word of the …

British Columbia

Reality check: A snapshot on youth homelessness

Amal Cross spent her teenage years being bounced between foster homes, youth shelters and group homes across Greater Victoria. Once she turned 19 and …

Canadian News

Family life: My teddy that fell into the Panama canal; Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and honeymoon prawns

Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes<p>Snapshot: My teddy’s Panama canal adventure<p>On 14 November 1950, my parents and I left Victoria, on Vancouver Island, to sail back to the UK. From Vancouver city we travelled down the west coast of Canada and the US, via San Francisco, Los Angeles and …

Help for career women caring for aging parents is just a click away

CTV Vancouver Island Video Player<p>Browse Video<p>Island latest videosCTV News at 5CTV News at 6CTV News at 11Cat TalesFamily MattersGet Off the Big …

CTV National News

Warning issued about 2 unlicensed car dealerships on Vancouver Island

Consumers who purchase vehicles from these dealerships not protected under Motor Dealer Act<p>The province's vehicle sales authority is warning …

Canada

My 11-year-old Daughter’s Music Therapy Idea led to a Miraculous Brain Injury Recovery.

After about three weeks, Meghan had an idea. She could sense that Mom was growing a new personality and it was developing quickly on a daily basis. M

The Brain

WATCH: Tenants disappointed by renoviction

Tenants from 15 apartments are being forced to find new accommodations this summer as they’ve been evicted from Thornwood Place apartments at 1028 …

Victoria, BC

Summit Restaurant on Malahat included in Top 30 list

The Summit Restaurant on the Malahat has been nominated as one of the country’s 30 best new restaurants by Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.The …

Restaurants

Three vehicles stolen in Port Alberni neighbourhood Wednesday night

Three vehicles were stolen in the Westporte area of Port Alberni overnight Wednesday, all of them unlocked and with the keys left inside.A Toyota Rav …

Canadian News

REAL SCOOP: Biker clubhouse focus of murder probe

A Vancouver Island murder investigation from last year took an interesting turn Thursday when B.C.’s anti-gang police raided the Campbell River …

Crime

Carfentanil detected for first time on South Island following drug bust

Police say an opioid roughly 100 times more potent than fentanyl has been detected in drugs seized in an arrest on the West Shore last …

New Zealand News

The Steve Smith Bike Park Looks Amazing - Opening Day

The last time a big chunk of Canada's gravity powered cycling community took a ferry together, the atmosphere was subdued. There were tears and there …

Mountains

Someone wrote 'I killed Lindsay' on a website to find person behind 2008 killing of B.C. Realtor

Buziak was 24 when she was killed while showing a $1M home in the Victoria area<p>Nine years after Lindsay Buziak was killed in Saanich on Vancouver …

Crime

Saanich police asking for help locating missing 25-year-old woman

Euarchol "Ella" Wanichpan was last seen by a friend on the evening of July 30 and reported missing to the Saanich Police the next day.

Crime

Gorge Tillicum community leader enters Saanich council race

Gorge Tillicum Community Association president Rob Wickson has entered the increasingly crowded slate running in the Sept.23 byelection to fill the …

Canadian News

A push for change in Nanaimo, via petition or ballot box

The runner-up in Nanaimo’s last mayoral election is ready to consider entering next year’s race.Bill Holdom said Wednesday he would like to see order …

Canadian News