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Two B.C. Mounties charged with manslaughter, three others face obstruction charge

Two B.C. Mounties charged with manslaughter, three others face obstruction charge

Eyewitnesses have said that Dale Culver “was taken forcibly to the ground by RCMP members immediately after exiting a liquor store, apparently unprovoked,” according to the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.
Injured humpback whale that swam from B.C. to Hawaii 'likely' dead

Injured humpback whale that swam from B.C. to Hawaii 'likely' dead

She hasn't been seen since Dec. 11.
Woman, 39, victim of apparent homicide on Quadra Island

Woman, 39, victim of apparent homicide on Quadra Island

Quadra Island RCMP found the woman’s body Jan. 16 during a wellness check.
Phone gift-card scam costs Nanaimo resident $15,000

Phone gift-card scam costs Nanaimo resident $15,000

In the scam, a fraudster claiming to work for a bank, credit-card company, utility or the Canada Revenue Agency tells the target to purchase gift cards at set locations to pay off a debt or taxes.
B.C. hires Alberta's former chief medical officer of health on contract

B.C. hires Alberta's former chief medical officer of health on contract

Dr. Deena Hinshaw will serve as B.C.’s new deputy provincial health officer for six months, while current deputy Dr. Martin Lavoie is on temporary assignment
Depot opens on North Island to collect marine debris

Depot opens on North Island to collect marine debris

The 7-Mile Landfill on Highway 19 between Port McNeill and the Port Alice Junction accepts fishing gear and marine debris such as netting and rope, polystyrene foam, hard plastics and select buoys
'Like something out of Narnia': Conditions just right for 'hair ice' in Island woods

'Like something out of Narnia': Conditions just right for 'hair ice' in Island woods

Dead wood can produce 'hair ice' with the help of a certain fungus that shapes the ice into fine hairs.
Universities and colleges on Island see declines in enrolments

Universities and colleges on Island see declines in enrolments

Post-secondary institutions blame pandemic, strong job market and slow processing of international study permit applications.
Central Saanich police say scammers have been calling

Central Saanich police say scammers have been calling

Calls target seniors, who are told that a grandchild needs $10,000 for bail.
Campbell River to ban illicit drug consumption on municipal property

Campbell River to ban illicit drug consumption on municipal property

Councillors say the ban is needed to protect the public amid drug decriminalization trial that starts this week
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