Victoria News Staff

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)

Former B.C. driving instructor dies days after Crown says sex assault charges won’t be laid

Steve Wallace had been accused but never charged with sexual assault of driving school students

Driving school instructor Steve Wallace has died, sources have confirmed to Black Press Media. (Steve Wallace/Facebook)
B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro

South Coast, Vancouver Island are bracing for more bad weather

B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)

PHOTO: B.C.’s recent atmospheric river flooding as seen in space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shares photo of Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island

Flooding on the Lower Mainland can be seen from space. (Chris Hadfield/Twitter)
An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student stabbed during fight at Vancouver Island high school

Esquimalt teen taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, another student arrested

An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek the public’s help after sudden death in downtown Victoria

1200-block Wharf Street was closed on Nov. 17

Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
Benjamin Gatchell was wanted on several warrants for uttering threats, failing to stop after an accident, causing fear of injury and dangerous operation of a conveyance. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria, Cowichan Valley police arrest wanted man Benjamin Gatchell

Man arrested on warrants stemming from incidents on South Island

Benjamin Gatchell was wanted on several warrants for uttering threats, failing to stop after an accident, causing fear of injury and dangerous operation of a conveyance. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

50,000 without power across southern Vancouver Island

Thousands of people, multiple businesses without power across region

Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada issued heavy rain and wind warnings for Greater Victoria, and much of Vancouver Island, Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rain, wind warnings issued for Vancouver Island

Up to 180 millimetres expected by noon, according to Environment Canada

Environment Canada issued heavy rain and wind warnings for Greater Victoria, and much of Vancouver Island, Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)

VIDEO: Flooding, mudslide hampering travel through southern Vancouver Island

Rainfall warning in effect for majority Vancouver Island

Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)
Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.

BC Ferries cancels eight sailings between Vancouver Island and mainland for Nov. 11 and 12

Additional round trips added to compensate for Spirit of Vancouver Island’s temporary loss

Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.
Island Health is launching an international search for Dr. Richard Stanwick’s replacement. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island’s chief medical health officer announces retirement

Island Health announces Dr. Richard Stanwick’s year-end retirement after more than 25 years

Island Health is launching an international search for Dr. Richard Stanwick’s replacement. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Victoria Police Department offering $20,000 bonus to entice veteran frontline cops’

Incentive set for 12 experienced officers to work in Victoria and Esquimalt

VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health, province to require proof of vaccination for acute care visitors

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)

Royal B.C. Museum phasing out galleries that push colonial narrative

Third floor to be fully closed by Jan. 2 in Victoria

The Royal B.C. Museum’s third floor will fully close on Jan. 2 as it works to decolonize some of its original galleries. (File photo courtesy Royal B.C. Museum)
Cities across B.C. experienced record-breaking temperatures during the heat dome that hit much of the province at the end June, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summer heat dome killed 48 on Vancouver Island: BC Coroners Service

A total of 595 people died due to summer heat waves across B.C.

Cities across B.C. experienced record-breaking temperatures during the heat dome that hit much of the province at the end June, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Crews board smouldering MV Zim Kingston Monday night during break in strong winds

Firefighter, salvage team on site Tuesday assessing situation

Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)

Vehicle goes off bridge on Highway 1 in Mill Bay

Southbound lanes on Trans-Canada Highway closed until 11 a.m.

Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)
Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Cargo ship catches fire off Victoria’s shore on Saturday after losing 40 shipping containers

Fire aboard MV Zim Kingston reported to Coast Guard around 11 a.m., lifeboat sitting nearby

Smoke coming off MV Zim Kingston vessel can be seen from Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)

North America’s top Halloween candy choices revealed

14 years of sales data analyzed to reveal top 10 treats for trick-or-treaters

CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)