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Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Family still searching after Victoria man makes coffee, feeds his dog and disappears

‘Stuck in a nightmare’: Wife of Ian Indridson pleads for public’s help

Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Julie MacArthur, expecting twins as soon as March, is among a group of pregnant Greater Victoria people who fought to get a booster shot earlier than six months after their second vaccination, and ahead of giving birth. (Courtesy of Julie MacArthur)

B.C. shortens wait between second, third vaccine doses for pregnant people

Pregnant women tell Black Press Media previous policy left them fighting for earlier shots

Julie MacArthur, expecting twins as soon as March, is among a group of pregnant Greater Victoria people who fought to get a booster shot earlier than six months after their second vaccination, and ahead of giving birth. (Courtesy of Julie MacArthur)
Dr. Richard Stanwick speaks inside the new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre on Jan. 6. His retirement as Island Health chief medical health officer has been delayed by a month in the face of unprecedented COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health’s top doc delays retirement, citing Omicron wave

Chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick to remain in role until Jan. 31

Dr. Richard Stanwick speaks inside the new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre on Jan. 6. His retirement as Island Health chief medical health officer has been delayed by a month in the face of unprecedented COVID-19 cases. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident Shelley Robinson says a lack of callback for a COVID-19 PCR test appointment from Island Health has left her feeling scared and unsupported. (Courtesy of Shelley Robinson)

Cystic fibrosis patient critical of Island Health COVID testing process

Woman receives no callback for test appoinment after 5 days, despite vulnerable health status

Langford resident Shelley Robinson says a lack of callback for a COVID-19 PCR test appointment from Island Health has left her feeling scared and unsupported. (Courtesy of Shelley Robinson)
A COVID-19 testing centre in Victoria, pictured in October. In a new change, residents who miss calls from Island Health’s COVID booking centre will no longer be contacted again to schedule a test. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Island Health halts second calls for COVID test booking, cites ‘unprecedented demand’

Call centre employees would previously contact residents a second time to book virus test

A COVID-19 testing centre in Victoria, pictured in October. In a new change, residents who miss calls from Island Health’s COVID booking centre will no longer be contacted again to schedule a test. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
Videos from throughout 2021 capture Vancouver Island’s top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Vancouver Island animal videos we watched in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture Vancouver Island’s top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
Otters can often be spotted in Victoria, but they’re usually playing in the grass – not the snow. (Courtesy of Lisa McPhail)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island otter spotted frolicking in fresh snow

A Victoria resident caught the adorable moment on video

Otters can often be spotted in Victoria, but they’re usually playing in the grass – not the snow. (Courtesy of Lisa McPhail)
Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)

2021 in videos: Greater Victoria’s top footage for the year

Major events, weather patterns and animal behaviour caught on tape

Videos from throughout 2021 capture Greater Victoria’s wildest sights. (Black Press Media file photos)
A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. As of Monday, Dec. 20, 87.3 per cent of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

B.C. reports 807 more COVID-19 cases Monday, hints at new measures

Province sees 3 new deaths over weekend

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. As of Monday, Dec. 20, 87.3 per cent of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)

‘A system of failures:’ Adult eating disorder services quietly dropped on south Island

Non-emergency resources have been a lifeline for Greater Victoria residents

Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges to be laid against former Victoria and Quesnel driving instructor Steve Wallace

BC Prosecution Service decides not to pursue sexual assault charges

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island braces for 3 more storms in 7 days

Government weather agency tracking multiple atmospheric rivers heading for B.C.

Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)

VIDEO: South Island recovering from floods, outages

Record-breaking rainfall took Greater Victoria by storm Monday

Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: BC Ferries announces Thursday round-trip sailing between Nanaimo, Victoria

Route will take approximately 3 hours each direction

BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

Malahat to close overnight for 7 days after flooding, BC Ferries stepping in again

Overnight crews to repair Hwy 1 damage caused by recent weather conditions

The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)

VIDEO: Goldstream salmon swim beside picnic tables amid surging stormwaters

Park still closed as Malahat region sustains flood damage

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of the Island Health facilities that has taken in patients from Northern Health over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Transfers impact Island Health COVID-19 death and hospitalization figures

New case numbers, however, are tracked by the home address of the patient

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital is one of the Island Health facilities that has taken in patients from Northern Health over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three Island cities on B.C.’s ‘rattiest’ top 20 list

Victoria (#3), Nanaimo and Duncan make pest control company’s list

A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. (Black Press Media file photo)

Where to see spawning salmon on Vancouver Island this year

The top spots for fall fish viewing, from Goldstream to Campbell River

The spawning season lasts from late October to early December. (Black Press Media file photo)
The last time Victoria experienced so much rain was in 2003. (Black Press Media file photo)

Yesterday was the wettest Oct. 28 ever recorded in Victoria

71.4 millimetres marked the eighth wettest day ever for the Gonzales Point weather station

The last time Victoria experienced so much rain was in 2003. (Black Press Media file photo)