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Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

The building is considered so unsafe that the fire department ordered 25 tenants to vacate in late May
A motley fleet hits the water for offbeat, no-motor race to Alaska

A motley fleet hits the water for offbeat, no-motor race to Alaska

The race starts at noon on Wednesday from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Pro-Palestinian activists briefly occupy VIU administration building

Pro-Palestinian activists briefly occupy VIU administration building

Nanaimo RCMP were on standby, with a number of police officers and their vehicles on campus
Inquest next month into death of man shot by police

Inquest next month into death of man shot by police

The inquest into Christopher Bloomfield’s death is scheduled to begin on July 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Victoria Law Courts.
Spirit of British Columbia out of service for repairs

Spirit of British Columbia out of service for repairs

The Coastal Renaissance will fill in this week on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, B.C. Ferries says
Rescuers work overnight to save teen and his dog after fall down B.C. embankment

Rescuers work overnight to save teen and his dog after fall down B.C. embankment

ELKO, B.C. — A teen and his dog are safe after falling an estimated 200 metres down an embankment in southeastern British Columbia and landing just shy of a river.
Environment Canada issues thunderstorm warnings, watches in B.C., Alberta

Environment Canada issues thunderstorm warnings, watches in B.C., Alberta

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm warnings and watches for large sections of central Alberta and parts of B.C., saying hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall are possible.
ATV crash in B.C. kills 15-year-old boy, passenger suffers minor injuries

ATV crash in B.C. kills 15-year-old boy, passenger suffers minor injuries

BARRIÈRE, B.C. — A 15-year-old has died when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving overturned near Barriere, B.C. Mounties say the crash north of Kamloops happened Sunday near the two-kilometre mark of the Darlington Creek Forest Service Road.
Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Price tag for new Crystal Pool tops $200M; Victoria council to consider future

Cost is triple the estimate given to the previous council. Study finds that existing site is most economical and efficient option, translating into shorter construction time, reduced complexity and risk.
UVic restricts campus access to ward off disruptions at convocation ceremonies

UVic restricts campus access to ward off disruptions at convocation ceremonies

At Vancouver Island University, talks collapse between administration and protesters