Sarah Simpson

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday

Don’t forget to turn back your clock, change your batteries

Turn your clocks back: Daylight Saving time ends Sunday
Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Tonya Kilmer grieves for husband, thanks community for support

“I never knew that I could or would ever feel pain like…

Tonya Kilmer, wife Ben Kilmer makes a plea to the public to continue looking for her missing husband at the RCMP Island District in Victoria a few months ago. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)

Victoria mom fears for safety of troubled teen missing from mid Island

A 13-year-old Victoria girl is missing during a stay at her grandmother’s…

Zeneah Helgason, 13, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, Aug. 28 at around 8:45 p.m. (Submitted)
Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

VIDEO: Fire crews called out wildfire near Crofton

A helicopter has been requested.

Flames were visible as firefighters worked the blaze on Maple Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A closeup of one of the supervised injection rooms at the new overdose prevention site on Third Avenue run by the Shelter Society and Island Health. (Elena Rardon photo)

Mid-Island overdose prevention services contractors sought

Contracts expire and services to expand at Duncan and Port Alberni facilities

A closeup of one of the supervised injection rooms at the new overdose prevention site on Third Avenue run by the Shelter Society and Island Health. (Elena Rardon photo)
The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

The freshly painted rainbow crosswalk spanning James Street has been vandalized. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

Police arrested a 36-year-old Duncan man after thefts at Best Buy and Canadian Tire in the Cowichan Commons mall. (Citizen file)
Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)

Mounties raid “extensive” Vancouver Island pot grow operation

Execution of 3 search warrants has yielded 3 arrests and the seizure of 2,000 marijuana plants

Nearly 2,000 pot plants were seized by Shawnigan Lake RCMP during the execution of three search warrants. (Black Press file photo)
The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)

Trial date set for alleged animal abusers on Van Isle

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley pleaded not guilty and will go to trial in February 2019; their dog Teddy died from severe neglect

The RainCoast Dog Rescue Society will hold a peaceful protest in front of the Duncan Courthouse against animal abuse and neglect on April 3 when the owners of Teddy, pictured, who died from neglect face a judge for the first time. (File photo)
On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)

Small earthquake shakes East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver…

On Friday, June 8 a 2.8 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and North Vancouver. (Screen grab)
Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash

Kenneth Jacob Fenton and his passenger “very, very lucky” to be alive

Man who killed Mountie pleads guilty in second crash
Primate Estate owner Jamie Bell and a monkey. (Facebook Photo)

Monkey escapes Vancouver Island animal sanctuary

“It took off into the forest, across the road, hasn’t been seen since”

Primate Estate owner Jamie Bell and a monkey. (Facebook Photo)
Leaders have a quick word before leaving to look for missing Ben Kilmer on Friday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

UPDATE: Blood found in missing man’s vehicle

Searchers are sticking to a high-priority area before expanding their search for Ben Kilmer

Leaders have a quick word before leaving to look for missing Ben Kilmer on Friday. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals

Some hospitals in the province already offer the service, but most of them do not

B.C. woman petitioning for free Wi-Fi in Canadian hospitals
Mark King, Island Health Protection Services Manager, and Charles Kraeling, award recipient. (Submitted)

Hospital hero wins international honour for disarming knife wielding man

Charles Kraeling is the first Island Health employee to receive an International Award of Valour

Mark King, Island Health Protection Services Manager, and Charles Kraeling, award recipient. (Submitted)
A plane made a hard landing on a property on Henderson Road on Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brake failure likely to blame for mid-Island plane crash

Pilot walked away with no major injuries

A plane made a hard landing on a property on Henderson Road on Friday morning. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)

Minor earthquake rattles south Vancouver Island

The 2.8 magnitude shaker was felt as far north as Crofton

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Saturday night. (Natural Resources Canada)
Police seized a large quantity of drugs and cash during the Nov. 29 execution of a search warrant in Cowichan Bay. (Citizen file)

Drugs, cash, gun seized in Cowichan Bay bust

Two suspects arrested

Police seized a large quantity of drugs and cash during the Nov. 29 execution of a search warrant in Cowichan Bay. (Citizen file)
The ear of Gigi the cat is now marked with ‘666’. (Submitted)
The ear of Gigi the cat is now marked with ‘666’. (Submitted)