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182701news1Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government
182699news2Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health
182696news3Canada’s vaccine advisory panel strongly recommends boosters for those 50 and up
182684news4Long-term Hwy. 1 Malahat flood repair in design stage, cost unknown: MoTI
182683news5Cermaq fined $500,000 for 2017 diesel spill at fish farm off northern Vancouver Island
182676news6Port Alberni RCMP investigate fatality after car suddenly pulls over to curb
182674news7Chance of snow this week on Vancouver Island
182672news8Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at southern B.C. ski hill
182662news9B.C. chiropractor pens motion to regulator to ‘take a stand’ against vaccine mandates
182660news10B.C. COVID-19 infection rate holds steady, 368 for Thursday
182666news11Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison
182670news12Board exceeded its authority in imposing vaccine mandate for Commons: Speaker
182664news13Confusion at Canadian airports: Few details on COVID-19 testing rules for travellers
182656news14Ucluelet just finished its wettest month ever recorded
182654news15Gas prices roughly 30 per cent higher than last year on southern Vancouver Island
182652news16B.C. officials urge drivers to avoid travel, conserve gas even as 3rd storm passes
182640news17Vancouver Island officials walk in the footsteps of our burgeoning drug crisis
182638news18Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears
182634news19COVID-19 outbreaks in steep decline at B.C. hospitals, care homes
182632news20Malahat area records record high temperature
182628news21Man sues Kelowna RCMP officer over December 2019 shooting
182624news22Highway 1 reopens from Abbotsford to Hope
182622news23B.C. government falling short with old-growth forest protection, say Indigenous leaders
182620news24Relief for B.C. as weather warnings lifted; flood warnings and evacuations remain
182618news25Alberta Utilities Commission investigators want probe of ATCO dealings on TMX camps
182614news26Canada’s surgery backlog heightens inequities in health care: advocacy group
182612news27MLA Clovechok steps down as BC Liberal Caucus Whip, endorses Kevin Falcon for leadership
182602news28‘Stunned’: 911 operators’ union says E-Comm changes to shorten wait times are ‘unacceptable’
182600news29B.C. Pizza Hut employee shaken after being target of racist comments
182596news30Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal in notorious ‘Surrey Six’ case
182594news31UBC study says more overdose prevention sites could mean fewer overdose deaths
182592news32Mudslide closes Hwy. 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet
182590news33U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before
182588news34Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger
182586news35Longer intervals between COVID-19 shots can increase immunity, Canadian study suggests
182572news36Trans Mountain pipeline restart ‘only a few days away,’ says company
182569news3715-year-old charged with murder and terrorism in Michigan high school shooting
182567news38Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House
182574news39Cowichan Tribes recovering from flood, preparing for more
182561news40Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return
182565news41B.C.’s year of extreme weather ‘consistent’ with climate change, meteorologist says
182559news42B.C. counts 375 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 7 more deaths
182557news43New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take
182553news44Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam
182549news45Podcast: Are you prepared in case of a weather emergency?
182576news46Menorah lit in Duncan City Square
182687news50Business notes: Sheer Essentials Lingerie Swimwear to amalgamate 2 stores
182636news51Duncan warns Visitor Centre of future funding cut
182547news52CBSA reminds B.C. residents that ArriveCAN app still a requirement
182582news53Charges in Cowichan road-rage incident stayed by Crown
182563news54Minor injuries after rollover on Highway 18
182539news55RCMP say logging protesters assaulted officers at Fairy Creek camp
182537news56‘This storm is not over’: Officials urge caution as B.C.’s 3rd atmospheric river continues
182535news575 taken to hospital after 3 vehicles crash on the highway in south Nanaimo
182531news58B.C. man who struggled with substance use, crime seeks to end drug addiction stigma
182528news59So far, Fraser Valley mostly holding back the tide from latest atmospheric river
182524news60Flood warnings issued for several B.C. rivers, dozens of weather warnings in effect
182526news61Proof of vaccination now required for pool area at Cowichan Aquatic Centre
182522news62B.C. man who claims he ‘rescued’ rabbit from Surrey street gets arrested, charged
182520news63Credit union donates $25,000 for flood relief on the Island and elsewhere in B.C.
182514news64O’Toole to allow free vote for Conservative MPs on new conversion therapy ban
182512news65RCMP release sketch to help identify remains found near Merritt in 2019
182510news66CNN suspends anchor Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal
182508news67Turkeys killed in flooding tumble out of truck, block traffic in Whistler,
182504news68B.C. calls on retired medical staff to help with COVID-19 vaccinations
182500news69Victoria’s 2022 cruise passenger counts projected to return to pre-pandemic levels
182496news70Advocate wants rodenticide ban after dead bird found outside Victoria MOE office
182491news71Landslide closed Highway 7 in both directions near Agassiz, now reopened
182489news72Little progress made to combat anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health care: report
182487news73Study suggests Arctic to see more rain than snow earlier than expected
182481news74Report finds 4 of 5 Canadian workers have felt burnout during pandemic
182485news75More than two dozen weather warnings in effect across rain-sodden British Columbia
182472news76Atmospheric river puts more than 100 homes on evacuation alert in Hope
182474news77North Cowichan union workers will get 8% raise over four years
182469news78South coast cities record wettest fall on record as atmospheric river drenches B.C.
182467news79Accused pleads guilty to murder of Chemainus man Derek Descoteau
182459news80Masks must be worn at in-person worship services in B.C., Dr. Henry says
182457news81Bookkeeper who defrauded Island mill sees house arrest converted to jail time
182455news82Alberta confirms its first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in a traveller
182453news83COVID gathering rules eased for Interior Health as north gets further restrictions
182443news84B.C. sees 358 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 300 in hospital
182449news85More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association
182445news86What we know so far about COVID-19’s Omicron variant, as it arrives in Canada
182439news87Resistance activities continue on Northwest pipeline construction site, police make 2 more arrests
182437news88Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’
182447news89No wait at B.C. border as PCR test requirement removed for short trips
182435news90More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains
182461news91Wet’suwet’en supporters take to streets in Duncan
182431news92Non-U.S. air travellers must take COVID test, isolate as feds try to slow Omicron spread
182429news93B.C. reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant, in isolation
182425news94Danger rating high for avalanches on the Island
182423news95Snow-melt, rain to increase B.C. flood risk as 3rd storm moves in
182427news96Police warn of counterfeit money being used on Vancouver Island
182421news97Vancouver Island civic leaders see rail as a solution to Malahat woes
182408news98Canadian, U.S. law enforcement seize 4 kg of meth encased in painting en route to Australia
182406news99Two trucking companies serving Vancouver port threaten to strike Friday
182404news100G7 health ministers closely monitoring new Omicron variant of COVID-19
182402news101‘I definitely feel cheated’: Former students suing deceased Calgary teacher, board
182390news102This northern B.C. town is leading the way in net-zero energy homes
182384news10397% of B.C. public service employees fully vaccinated against COVID following mandate
182382news104Better Business Bureau’s ‘Naughty List’ warns B.C. residents of holiday scams
182379news105Raccoon drags leg trap around for days, dies at B.C. wild animal rehab centre
182375news106One of B.C.’s youngest councillors wants voting age pushed to 16
182377news107Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding
182371news108Vancouver Island forestry workers rally against old-growth deferral
182361news109No Omicron-specific restrictions planned as B.C. tests 200+ travellers from affected regions
182359news110Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and passenger trains as of today
182355news111Canada introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy outright
182353news112British Columbia braces for third ‘atmospheric river’ after recent floods
182351news113Hostage freed, suspect dead after man flees into Edmonton home after bank robbery
182337news114VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain
182333news115BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel
182331news116Exporters face logistical nightmare as CN yet to restore service to Vancouver port
182323news117Yukon’s illicit overdose death toll now highest in Canada: coroner
182314news118Boy, 14, arrested after woman and her dog stabbed in Vancouver
182348news119Farm market in Cowichan has refrigeration system knocked out by vandal
182346news120Cowichan Tribes’ council election set for Dec. 3
182305news121Tofino mayor praises flood response, urges residents to be prepared for incoming storm
182303news122Vancouver Canucks donate $250,000 to Princeton flood victims
182307news123Flood-battered Island residents worry next storms could spell disaster
182301news124VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash
182299news125B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections fall below 300, but 11 deaths
182295news1263rd atmospheric river to pummel central coast but strong rains coming to all of B.C.
182277news127All hands on deck for Westholme flood preparations
182289news128Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues
182273news129Northern B.C. MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition
182271news130B.C. extends gas rationing, state of emergency until Dec. 14 as Trans Mountain remains offline
182269news131Anti-vaxxers protest child vaccines at Cowichan Valley elementary school
182266news132Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!
182263news133Turkeys expected to be pricier, harder to find this Christmas
182262news134Canada attends emergency G7 health meeting on Omicron variant
182258news135B.C. sets $10 fee for non-personal public information requests
182252news136Another storm on the way for Cowichan, sandbags and emergency funding available
182242news137Car smashes through side of house in Nanaimo
182240news138B.C. local governments need help with flood control, Horgan says
182236news139UPDATED: Flood watch for all of Vancouver Island as heavy rain set to return tonight
182234news140Three die in fiery truck collision on Highway 3 near Princeton
182228news141‘Tiger Dam’ being built on Highway 1 in Abbotsford to hold back floodwaters
182226news142‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says
182231news143Dogs trained to comfort nervous people, help kids get COVID-19 vaccines
182224news144B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead
182222news145More Abbotsford evacuations as crews try to hold back Sumas River floodwaters
182207news146Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed again due to flood threat
182201news147Omicron response should focus on global vaccine equity, not travel bans: scientists
182199news148UPDATE: Sumas, Wa., sounds flood siren, Nooksack River flowing over U.S. border into Abbotsford
182195news149Canada’s first 2 cases of Omicron COVID variant detected in Ontario
182189news150Upcoming 3rd atmospheric river could be worst since 1st B.C storm 2 weeks ago: Farnworth
182181news151First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted Nechako River
182179news152India pushes renewed trade talks with Canada in aftermath of two Michaels China woes
182172news153Evacuation ordered in Abbotsford area, flood watches issued as rain pummels southern B.C.
182146news154COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert
182135news155Stressful weekend weather watch on further Fraser Valley flooding
182117news156Nooksack River expected to reach ‘moderate’ flood stage with weekend rain: City of Abbotsford
182104news157‘Not a federal concern’: a Malahat alternative would be up to B.C., not Ottawa says Horgan
182091news158B.C., Ottawa to match flood relief donations to Canadian Red Cross
182080news159UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas
182076news160Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet shutdown due to rock scaling
182072news161Fraser Valley milk production returns, B.C. ranchers pitch in
182070news162Liberals push sick leave, crack down on health-care worker harassment in single bill
182068news163U.S. FDA says Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety
182042news164UPDATED: Trans-Canada-Highway in Mill Bay reopened as fire contained
182040news165‘It’s my life’s work’: B.C. fruit and vegetable growers face uncertainty after floods
182036news166Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo
182033news167PM Justin Trudeau lands in Abbotsford to tour flooded areas
182027news168Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired at Vanderhoof police, sparking lockdown
182025news169Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate
182023news170Amita Kuttner says party must stop infighting, focus on environmental issues
182021news171‘Miracle’ survivor found in aftermath of Siberian coal mine explosion
182016news172CN close to Fraser Canyon reopening, Highway 1 access target mid-January
182000news173Former B.C. driving instructor dies days after Crown says sex assault charges won’t be laid
181992news174Cowichan to Victoria commuter bus service running at regular schedules
181990news175Greater Victoria reservoir close to overflow a month earlier than ever before
181972news176‘I don’t want us to be forgotten’: B.C. Hwy 8 residents could face years of flood recovery
181974news177Some CERB recipients set to get notices that they owe feds some of the aid
181958news178Liberals, NDP pass motion to resume hybrid format in House of Commons
181956news179B.C. grants Cullen Commission six more months to file money laundering report
181951news180Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tour flooded Sumas Prairie on Friday
181949news181Black nurses in B.C. face `entrenched and pervasive’ racism, survey finds
181947news182Emissions reduction fund poorly designed, misleads on emissions cuts: audit
181945news183MP to fight Liberal plan to axe charity status for anti-abortion pregnancy centres
181941news184B.C. reports 424 more COVID-19 cases Thursday, 3 deaths
181937news185Heavily damaged Coquihalla expected to re-open in late January
181935news186David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being “blown up” over climate change
181931news187Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
181913news188‘Stay out of any floodwater’: Experts offer safety advice for remediation work
181903news189BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out
181888news190Europe’s Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise
181885news191South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat
181881news192Provinces take issue with proposed federal mental health transfer
181872news193Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver
181862news194B.C. Highway 8 may be worst hit, major routes highest priority
181840news195Old-growth forest marchers in Victoria demand logging moratorium
181836news196B.C. families rally in Victoria against changes to support for children with autism
181834news197Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Island man’s death
181830news198Vancouver man fined $6K for killing deer with a crossbow in downtown Princeton
181828news199Trudeau: Climate change here, impact devastating, aggressive action needed
181826news200UPDATED: Parts of Atlantic Canada cleaning up after three days of heavy rain and wind
181824news201Astrophysicist Amita Kuttner chosen as interim leader of Green Party of Canada
181809news202B.C.’s 5 paid sick days fall short of ask for some; criticized as ‘gut punch’ by small business
181797news203B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms
181783news204Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for businesses, workers
181776news205Victoria tenants forced out by fire set to launch suit claiming they didn’t have to leave
181772news206Island excursion ends in arrest after car stolen from Regina slams into police cruiser
181770news207Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel
181753news208All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions
182256news209Duncan bans use of rat poisons in city properties
182217news210Raven’s Nest resources to help victimized children in Cowichan and beyond
182169news211Cowichan Bay’s new patio portal officially opens
181751news212B.C. teachers’ union leader welcomes vaccination clinics at schools
181745news213Coast Guard hovercraft hits sailboat during Salt Spring Island medevac mission
181735news214Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro
181702news215‘It was devastating’: B.C. woman shares story of flood damage to family farm
181604news216Arrested journalists released with conditions as northwest B.C. pipeline dispute plays out in court
182545business1Owners look for new industrial opportunities at B.C. paper mill site
182451business2Lululemon sues Peloton over ‘copy-cat’ workout apparel
182400business3Statistics Canada says GDP grew at 5.4% annual rate in Q3
182183business4Banking’s shift to cloud gathers steam as pandemic and fintechs spur faster adoption
182078business5B.C. ski resorts prepare for holiday cancellations due to highway closures
181994business6Pandemic-battered B.C. small businesses say they can’t afford sick pay
181988business7BC Ferries reports record-breaking summer vehicle traffic
181970business8Black Friday arrives with little fanfare as stores launch sales ahead of retail event
181894business9Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find
182668sports1Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait
182643sports2Former Vancouver Island player invited to Canada’s World Juniors hockey camp
182579sports3J.T. Miller’s 3-point night leads Canucks to 6-2 win over Senators in Ottawa
182658sports10Cowichan Piggies clobber Nanaimo, prepare for Island final
182650sports111st Division Cowichan women top Nanaimo in last match before Island final
182606sports12Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver
182598sports13Despite injuries, Cowichan 49ers keep rolling
182541sports14Kerry Park Islanders in tough stretch with 3 losses
182506sports15Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team
182476sports16Mistakes prove costly as Cowichan Capitals fall to Langley
182414sports17Two more wins for Lake Cowichan Kraken
182386sports18BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season
182339sports19Garland nets winner as Canucks beat Habs 2-1 to snap 4-game losing skid
182321sports20Bruins forward Marchand suspended 3 games for slew-footing Canuck
181409sports21Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver
182260sports22Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant strand Canadian field hockey team
182209sports23Marchand sparks comeback as Bruins rally to edge Vancouver Canucks 3-2
182191sports24Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil, Canada out of Davis Cup finals
182152sports25Newly-weds tie the knot at West Kelowna Warriors BCHL game
182093sports26Merzlikins stops 39 shots, Blue Jackets beat sagging Canucks 4-2
182057sports27Brodie Seger, Jack Crawford lead rebuilding Canadian men’s downhill ski team
181816sports28Penguins push winning streak to 4, cruise to 4-1 win over reeling Vancouver Canucks
182319sports29Cowichan quartet helps UVic to 3rd straight field hockey title
182197sports30Cowichan Capitals’ Jacobs picked for BCHL All-Star Tournament
182193sports31Cowichan Capital’s Jeffery commits to RIT
182174sports32Duncan Christian Chargers take hard-fought fourth at Islands
182694life2Secrets and lives with Justin Kandola
182483life3The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter
182220life4Secrets and lives with Tracy Arden
181968life5Complete Windows is clearly created for success
182630opinion1Letter: Homeless addicts need 24/7 full time care
182626opinion2Letter: Leave the Bell McKinnon local area plan alone
182616opinion3Letter: Speak out about treatment of Palestinian teens
182610opinion4Letter: Too much flooding, too little leadership
182608opinion5Letter: Hybrid vehicles the way to go
182604opinion6Letter: North Cowichan proposed OCP ridiculous
182584opinion10Editorial: Support local businesses this holiday season
182433opinion11Letter: The Robin Hood of the forests — and a forest survey for dummies
182317opinion12Letter: Thank you for supporting World Craft Bazaar
182311opinion13Letter: Anti-maskers intimidating Red Cross volunteers shameful
182297opinion14Letter: A complete ban on rodenticides is necessary
182293opinion15Letter: Liberals have no mandate to impose policies
182291opinion16Letter: Better curbside recycling system needed
182287opinion17Letter: Recycling needs a re-do
182275opinion18Letter: Do not change local area plan
182250opinion19Letter: Island left with the scraps
182248opinion20Letter: Logging exacerbates flooding
182246opinion21Letter: Revaming railway not realistic
182244opinion22MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization
182066opinion23Letter: People prefer to travel by car
182014opinion24Letter: Impossible to find a family doctor
181896opinion25Letter: Time to work on Canadian unity
181892opinion26Letter: Island railway must be restored
181890opinion27Letter: Possible motives for destruction of wreaths
181883opinion28Letter: Aquamation a good alternative to cremation
181879opinion29Letter: Ministry of Health employees make too much money
181875opinion30Letter: Province must protect more land
181870opinion31Letter: Crashing population creates chaos
181868opinion32Letter: We are behind in constructing pipelines
181864opinion33Letter: I saw someone
181860opinion34Letter: Forestry supporting families
181858opinion35Letter: Action against Wet’suwet’en unwarranted
181803opinion36Letter: Save our Holmes
181801opinion37Letter: Second terminal could mean ecosystem collapse
181799opinion38Letter: Unscented products the way to go
181794opinion39Letter: Benefit to all?
181791opinion40Letter: Cowichan should support a local airport
182161opinion41Drivesmart column: B.C.’s Slow Down, Move Over law
182203opinion42Column: All MLAs should have input into updating Emergency Act
181572opinion43Letter: Scented dryer sheets unwelcome like room spray
181543opinion44Letter: Too many people in the world
181531opinion45Letter: Demolishing of museum exhibits troubling
181520opinion46Letter: Delay on flood gate led to Canada Avenue flood
182692home18Jones’s Christmas Village is back this year
182687home19Business notes: Sheer Essentials Lingerie Swimwear to amalgamate 2 stores
182679home20A&E column: Tons of music coming for the holiday season in Cowichan
182674home21Chance of snow this week on Vancouver Island
182658home22Cowichan Piggies clobber Nanaimo, prepare for Island final
182650home231st Division Cowichan women top Nanaimo in last match before Island final
182636home24Duncan warns Visitor Centre of future funding cut
182632home25Malahat area records record high temperature
182606home26Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver
182598home27Despite injuries, Cowichan 49ers keep rolling
182584home28Editorial: Support local businesses this holiday season
182582home29Charges in Cowichan road-rage incident stayed by Crown
182576home30Menorah lit in Duncan City Square
182574home31Cowichan Tribes recovering from flood, preparing for more
182563home32Minor injuries after rollover on Highway 18
182541home33Kerry Park Islanders in tough stretch with 3 losses
182539home34RCMP say logging protesters assaulted officers at Fairy Creek camp
182526home35Proof of vaccination now required for pool area at Cowichan Aquatic Centre
182476home36Mistakes prove costly as Cowichan Capitals fall to Langley
182474home37North Cowichan union workers will get 8% raise over four years
182467home38Accused pleads guilty to murder of Chemainus man Derek Descoteau
182461home39Wet’suwet’en supporters take to streets in Duncan
182414home40Two more wins for Lake Cowichan Kraken
182410home41Funding campaigns help Chemainus Theatre stage a comeback
182348home42Farm market in Cowichan has refrigeration system knocked out by vandal
182346home43Cowichan Tribes’ council election set for Dec. 3
182319home44Cowichan quartet helps UVic to 3rd straight field hockey title
182333home45BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel
182277home46All hands on deck for Westholme flood preparations
182269home47Anti-vaxxers protest child vaccines at Cowichan Valley elementary school
182256home48Duncan bans use of rat poisons in city properties
181409home49Peewee Cowichan Bulldogs take Island silver
182252home50Another storm on the way for Cowichan, sandbags and emergency funding available
182236home51UPDATED: Flood watch for all of Vancouver Island as heavy rain set to return tonight
182217home52Raven’s Nest resources to help victimized children in Cowichan and beyond
182211home53Duncan’s Mercury Players aim for laughs with first post-pandemic production
182203home54Column: All MLAs should have input into updating Emergency Act
182197home55Cowichan Capitals’ Jacobs picked for BCHL All-Star Tournament
182193home56Cowichan Capital’s Jeffery commits to RIT
182185home57Flashback: Elections abound and the village becomes a town
182174home58Duncan Christian Chargers take hard-fought fourth at Islands
182169home59Cowichan Bay’s new patio portal officially opens
182161home60Drivesmart column: B.C.’s Slow Down, Move Over law
182042home61UPDATED: Trans-Canada-Highway in Mill Bay reopened as fire contained
181992home62Cowichan to Victoria commuter bus service running at regular schedules
182701home21Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government
182699home22Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health
146424home23Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?
182696home24Canada’s vaccine advisory panel strongly recommends boosters for those 50 and up
182684home25Long-term Hwy. 1 Malahat flood repair in design stage, cost unknown: MoTI
182683home26Cermaq fined $500,000 for 2017 diesel spill at fish farm off northern Vancouver Island
182676home27Port Alberni RCMP investigate fatality after car suddenly pulls over to curb
182672home28Series of storms caused ‘dramatic changes’ to runs at southern B.C. ski hill
182662home29B.C. chiropractor pens motion to regulator to ‘take a stand’ against vaccine mandates
182660home210B.C. COVID-19 infection rate holds steady, 368 for Thursday
182666home211Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison
182670home212Board exceeded its authority in imposing vaccine mandate for Commons: Speaker
182664home213Confusion at Canadian airports: Few details on COVID-19 testing rules for travellers
182668home214Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait
182656home215Ucluelet just finished its wettest month ever recorded
182654home216Gas prices roughly 30 per cent higher than last year on southern Vancouver Island
182652home217B.C. officials urge drivers to avoid travel, conserve gas even as 3rd storm passes
182647home218Netflix map marks Vancouver Island sites where hit series Maid was filmed
182645home219Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop will bring her to Vancouver Island
182643home220Former Vancouver Island player invited to Canada’s World Juniors hockey camp
182640home221Vancouver Island officials walk in the footsteps of our burgeoning drug crisis
182638home222Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears
182634home223COVID-19 outbreaks in steep decline at B.C. hospitals, care homes
182628home224Man sues Kelowna RCMP officer over December 2019 shooting
182624home225Highway 1 reopens from Abbotsford to Hope
182622home226B.C. government falling short with old-growth forest protection, say Indigenous leaders
182620home227Relief for B.C. as weather warnings lifted; flood warnings and evacuations remain
182618home228Alberta Utilities Commission investigators want probe of ATCO dealings on TMX camps
182614home229Canada’s surgery backlog heightens inequities in health care: advocacy group
182612home230MLA Clovechok steps down as BC Liberal Caucus Whip, endorses Kevin Falcon for leadership
182602home231‘Stunned’: 911 operators’ union says E-Comm changes to shorten wait times are ‘unacceptable’
182600home232B.C. Pizza Hut employee shaken after being target of racist comments
182596home233Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal in notorious ‘Surrey Six’ case
182594home234UBC study says more overdose prevention sites could mean fewer overdose deaths
182592home235Mudslide closes Hwy. 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet
182590home236U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before
182588home237Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger
182586home238Longer intervals between COVID-19 shots can increase immunity, Canadian study suggests
182537home239‘This storm is not over’: Officials urge caution as B.C.’s 3rd atmospheric river continues
182572home240Trans Mountain pipeline restart ‘only a few days away,’ says company
182569home24115-year-old charged with murder and terrorism in Michigan high school shooting
182567home242Liberals thank Conservatives who championed conversion therapy ban as it passes House
182561home243Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return
182559home244B.C. counts 375 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 7 more deaths
182557home245New 911 system aims to increase number of calls E-Comm operators can take
182553home246Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam
182549home247Podcast: Are you prepared in case of a weather emergency?
182547home248CBSA reminds B.C. residents that ArriveCAN app still a requirement
182545home249Owners look for new industrial opportunities at B.C. paper mill site
182535home2505 taken to hospital after 3 vehicles crash on the highway in south Nanaimo
182533home251Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints
182531home252B.C. man who struggled with substance use, crime seeks to end drug addiction stigma
182528home253So far, Fraser Valley mostly holding back the tide from latest atmospheric river
182524home254Flood warnings issued for several B.C. rivers, dozens of weather warnings in effect
182522home255B.C. man who claims he ‘rescued’ rabbit from Surrey street gets arrested, charged
182520home256Credit union donates $25,000 for flood relief on the Island and elsewhere in B.C.
182516home257New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail
182514home258O’Toole to allow free vote for Conservative MPs on new conversion therapy ban
182512home259RCMP release sketch to help identify remains found near Merritt in 2019
182506home260Seven from B.C. will be shooting for Canada’s World Junior hockey team
182504home261B.C. calls on retired medical staff to help with COVID-19 vaccinations
182500home262Victoria’s 2022 cruise passenger counts projected to return to pre-pandemic levels
182496home263Advocate wants rodenticide ban after dead bird found outside Victoria MOE office
182493home264Vancouver Island author pens children’s book on homelessness
182491home265Landslide closed Highway 7 in both directions near Agassiz, now reopened
182489home266Little progress made to combat anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health care: report
182481home267Report finds 4 of 5 Canadian workers have felt burnout during pandemic
182485home268More than two dozen weather warnings in effect across rain-sodden British Columbia
182472home269Atmospheric river puts more than 100 homes on evacuation alert in Hope
182469home270South coast cities record wettest fall on record as atmospheric river drenches B.C.
182459home271Masks must be worn at in-person worship services in B.C., Dr. Henry says
182457home272Bookkeeper who defrauded Island mill sees house arrest converted to jail time
182455home273Alberta confirms its first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in a traveller
182453home274COVID gathering rules eased for Interior Health as north gets further restrictions
182443home275B.C. sees 358 more COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 300 in hospital
182449home276More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association
182439home277Resistance activities continue on Northwest pipeline construction site, police make 2 more arrests
182437home278Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’
182447home279No wait at B.C. border as PCR test requirement removed for short trips
182435home280More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains
182429home281B.C. reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant, in isolation
182425home282Danger rating high for avalanches on the Island
182423home283Snow-melt, rain to increase B.C. flood risk as 3rd storm moves in
182427home284Police warn of counterfeit money being used on Vancouver Island
182421home285Vancouver Island civic leaders see rail as a solution to Malahat woes
182408home286Canadian, U.S. law enforcement seize 4 kg of meth encased in painting en route to Australia
182406home287Two trucking companies serving Vancouver port threaten to strike Friday
182404home288G7 health ministers closely monitoring new Omicron variant of COVID-19
182390home289This northern B.C. town is leading the way in net-zero energy homes
182384home29097% of B.C. public service employees fully vaccinated against COVID following mandate
182382home291Better Business Bureau’s ‘Naughty List’ warns B.C. residents of holiday scams
182379home292Raccoon drags leg trap around for days, dies at B.C. wild animal rehab centre
182375home293One of B.C.’s youngest councillors wants voting age pushed to 16
182377home294Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding
182371home295Vancouver Island forestry workers rally against old-growth deferral
182363home296The man who saved (and coined) Kootenaiana dies at 81
182361home297No Omicron-specific restrictions planned as B.C. tests 200+ travellers from affected regions
182359home298Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and passenger trains as of today
182357home299Dallas Smith named entertainer of the year, takes three trophies at CCMA Awards
182355home2100Canada introduces beefed-up bill banning conversion therapy outright
182353home2101British Columbia braces for third ‘atmospheric river’ after recent floods
182351home2102Hostage freed, suspect dead after man flees into Edmonton home after bank robbery
182337home2103VIDEO: Homes lost, road wiped out due to rising river near Hope after days of rain
182331home2104Exporters face logistical nightmare as CN yet to restore service to Vancouver port
182325home2105Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve
182323home2106Yukon’s illicit overdose death toll now highest in Canada: coroner
182314home2107Boy, 14, arrested after woman and her dog stabbed in Vancouver
182305home2108Tofino mayor praises flood response, urges residents to be prepared for incoming storm
182303home2109Vancouver Canucks donate $250,000 to Princeton flood victims
182307home2110Flood-battered Island residents worry next storms could spell disaster
182301home2111VIDEO: Man with driving ban faces charges in spectacular Peachland crash
182299home2112B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections fall below 300, but 11 deaths
182295home21133rd atmospheric river to pummel central coast but strong rains coming to all of B.C.
182289home2114Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues
182273home2115Northern B.C. MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition
182263home2116Turkeys expected to be pricier, harder to find this Christmas
182262home2117Canada attends emergency G7 health meeting on Omicron variant
182260home2118Travel restrictions amid Omicron variant strand Canadian field hockey team
182258home2119B.C. sets $10 fee for non-personal public information requests
182242home2120Car smashes through side of house in Nanaimo
182240home2121B.C. local governments need help with flood control, Horgan says
182234home2122Three die in fiery truck collision on Highway 3 near Princeton
182228home2123‘Tiger Dam’ being built on Highway 1 in Abbotsford to hold back floodwaters
182226home2124‘Weather whiplash’ ahead as Canada enters winter, Weather Network says
182231home2125Dogs trained to comfort nervous people, help kids get COVID-19 vaccines
182224home2126B.C. set to use Alert Ready system when next storm strikes in days ahead
182222home2127More Abbotsford evacuations as crews try to hold back Sumas River floodwaters
182207home2128Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed again due to flood threat
182189home2129Upcoming 3rd atmospheric river could be worst since 1st B.C storm 2 weeks ago: Farnworth
182199home2130UPDATE: Sumas, Wa., sounds flood siren, Nooksack River flowing over U.S. border into Abbotsford
182195home2131Canada’s first 2 cases of Omicron COVID variant detected in Ontario
182191home2132Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil, Canada out of Davis Cup finals
182181home2133First Nations, regional district in B.C. working together to restore diverted Nechako River
182172home2134Evacuation ordered in Abbotsford area, flood watches issued as rain pummels southern B.C.
182163home2135QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation?
182152home2136Newly-weds tie the knot at West Kelowna Warriors BCHL game
182135home2137Stressful weekend weather watch on further Fraser Valley flooding
182131home2138‘Holy smokes!’: B.C. musician reacts after winning $25K ‘Top of the Country Contest’
182117home2139Nooksack River expected to reach ‘moderate’ flood stage with weekend rain: City of Abbotsford
182104home2140‘Not a federal concern’: a Malahat alternative would be up to B.C., not Ottawa says Horgan
182080home2141UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas
182078home2142B.C. ski resorts prepare for holiday cancellations due to highway closures
182076home2143Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet shutdown due to rock scaling
182072home2144Fraser Valley milk production returns, B.C. ranchers pitch in
182070home2145Liberals push sick leave, crack down on health-care worker harassment in single bill
182040home2146‘It’s my life’s work’: B.C. fruit and vegetable growers face uncertainty after floods
182036home2147Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo
182033home2148PM Justin Trudeau lands in Abbotsford to tour flooded areas
182029home2149VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers
182027home2150Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired at Vanderhoof police, sparking lockdown
182025home2151Freeland says Canada may retaliate against U.S. softwood lumber duty rate
182023home2152Amita Kuttner says party must stop infighting, focus on environmental issues
182016home2153CN close to Fraser Canyon reopening, Highway 1 access target mid-January
182000home2154Former B.C. driving instructor dies days after Crown says sex assault charges won’t be laid
181994home2155Pandemic-battered B.C. small businesses say they can’t afford sick pay
181990home2156Greater Victoria reservoir close to overflow a month earlier than ever before
181988home2157BC Ferries reports record-breaking summer vehicle traffic
181970home2158Black Friday arrives with little fanfare as stores launch sales ahead of retail event
181972home2159‘I don’t want us to be forgotten’: B.C. Hwy 8 residents could face years of flood recovery
181974home2160Some CERB recipients set to get notices that they owe feds some of the aid
181956home2161B.C. grants Cullen Commission six more months to file money laundering report
181951home2162Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tour flooded Sumas Prairie on Friday
181949home2163Black nurses in B.C. face `entrenched and pervasive’ racism, survey finds
181941home2164B.C. reports 424 more COVID-19 cases Thursday, 3 deaths
181937home2165Heavily damaged Coquihalla expected to re-open in late January
181935home2166David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being “blown up” over climate change
181931home2167Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
181913home2168‘Stay out of any floodwater’: Experts offer safety advice for remediation work
181903home2169BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out
181894home2170Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find
181888home2171Europe’s Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise
181872home2172Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Greater Victoria man moved to Vancouver
181862home2173B.C. Highway 8 may be worst hit, major routes highest priority
181840home2174Old-growth forest marchers in Victoria demand logging moratorium
181836home2175B.C. families rally in Victoria against changes to support for children with autism
181834home2176Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Island man’s death
181830home2177Vancouver man fined $6K for killing deer with a crossbow in downtown Princeton
181828home2178Trudeau: Climate change here, impact devastating, aggressive action needed
181826home2179UPDATED: Parts of Atlantic Canada cleaning up after three days of heavy rain and wind
181824home2180Astrophysicist Amita Kuttner chosen as interim leader of Green Party of Canada
181809home2181B.C.’s 5 paid sick days fall short of ask for some; criticized as ‘gut punch’ by small business
181805home2182Island-based group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days
181797home2183B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms
181783home2184Liberals introduce bill with targeted pandemic aid for businesses, workers
181776home2185Victoria tenants forced out by fire set to launch suit claiming they didn’t have to leave
181772home2186Island excursion ends in arrest after car stolen from Regina slams into police cruiser
181770home2187Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel
181753home2188All arrested at Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade released under conditions
181751home2189B.C. teachers’ union leader welcomes vaccination clinics at schools
181745home2190Coast Guard hovercraft hits sailboat during Salt Spring Island medevac mission
181735home2191Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro
181702home2192‘It was devastating’: B.C. woman shares story of flood damage to family farm
181604home2193Arrested journalists released with conditions as northwest B.C. pipeline dispute plays out in court
182647entertainment1Netflix map marks Vancouver Island sites where hit series Maid was filmed
182645entertainment2Avril Lavigne announces final tour stop will bring her to Vancouver Island
182588entertainment3Lawyer backs up Baldwin’s assertion he didn’t pull trigger
182679entertainment7A&E column: Tons of music coming for the holiday season in Cowichan
182493entertainment8Vancouver Island author pens children’s book on homelessness
182410entertainment9Funding campaigns help Chemainus Theatre stage a comeback
182398entertainment10Home of Marilyn Manson searched in abuse investigation
182357entertainment11Dallas Smith named entertainer of the year, takes three trophies at CCMA Awards
182131entertainment12‘Holy smokes!’: B.C. musician reacts after winning $25K ‘Top of the Country Contest’
182029entertainment13VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers
182211entertainment14Duncan’s Mercury Players aim for laughs with first post-pandemic production
182551trending-now1‘Experience of a lifetime:’ Career oceanographer’s humpback sighting off Victoria
182533trending-now2Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints
182516trending-now3New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail
182363trending-now4The man who saved (and coined) Kootenaiana dies at 81
182325trending-now5Global maple syrup shortage forces Quebec to release half its strategic reserve
182163trending-now6QUIZ: How much do you know about transportation?
182063trending-now7Egypt unveils renovated ‘Avenue of the Sphinxes’ in Luxor
182029trending-now8VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez wraps up filming in Smithers
182004trending-now9Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same
182692community3Jones’s Christmas Village is back this year
182214community4Nanaimo author pens an instant-Christmas classic with a modern twist!
181805community5Island-based group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days
182185community6Flashback: Elections abound and the village becomes a town
182630letters1Letter: Homeless addicts need 24/7 full time care
182626letters2Letter: Leave the Bell McKinnon local area plan alone
182616letters3Letter: Speak out about treatment of Palestinian teens
182610letters4Letter: Too much flooding, too little leadership
182608letters5Letter: Hybrid vehicles the way to go
182604letters6Letter: North Cowichan proposed OCP ridiculous
182433letters7Letter: The Robin Hood of the forests — and a forest survey for dummies
182317letters8Letter: Thank you for supporting World Craft Bazaar
182311letters9Letter: Anti-maskers intimidating Red Cross volunteers shameful
182297letters10Letter: A complete ban on rodenticides is necessary
182293letters11Letter: Liberals have no mandate to impose policies
182291letters12Letter: Better curbside recycling system needed
182287letters13Letter: Recycling needs a re-do
182275letters14Letter: Do not change local area plan
182250letters15Letter: Island left with the scraps
182248letters16Letter: Logging exacerbates flooding
182246letters17Letter: Revaming railway not realistic
182066letters18Letter: People prefer to travel by car
182014letters19Letter: Impossible to find a family doctor
181896letters20Letter: Time to work on Canadian unity
181892letters21Letter: Island railway must be restored
181890letters22Letter: Possible motives for destruction of wreaths
181883letters23Letter: Aquamation a good alternative to cremation
181879letters24Letter: Ministry of Health employees make too much money
181875letters25Letter: Province must protect more land
181870letters26Letter: Crashing population creates chaos
181868letters27Letter: We are behind in constructing pipelines
181864letters28Letter: I saw someone
181860letters29Letter: Forestry supporting families
181858letters30Letter: Action against Wet’suwet’en unwarranted
181803letters31Letter: Save our Holmes
181801letters32Letter: Second terminal could mean ecosystem collapse
181799letters33Letter: Unscented products the way to go
181794letters34Letter: Benefit to all?
181791letters35Letter: Cowichan should support a local airport
181572letters36Letter: Scented dryer sheets unwelcome like room spray
181543letters37Letter: Too many people in the world
181531letters38Letter: Demolishing of museum exhibits troubling
181520letters39Letter: Delay on flood gate led to Canada Avenue flood
182565video1B.C.’s year of extreme weather ‘consistent’ with climate change, meteorologist says
182431video2Non-U.S. air travellers must take COVID test, isolate as feds try to slow Omicron spread
113271sip-savour1Raise your glass: Award-winning spirits, handcrafted on Vancouver Island
119977federal-election1Voter’s Guide for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
119963federal-election2VIDEO: Climate change, veterans, tax cuts: it was all there at Lake Cowichan all-candidates debate
136704travel1Discover Duncan
182689travel2Downtown Duncan sets the scene for holiday magic this Christmas season
182266travel3Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!
182549podcasts1Podcast: Are you prepared in case of a weather emergency?