Victoria News Staff

A campaign to raise money for Ben Kilmer’s children has been started to help pay for their education. (GoFundMe)

GoFundMe for children of Ben Kilmer steadily rising

Cobble Hill man misisng since May found last week in remote area outside of Duncan

A campaign to raise money for Ben Kilmer’s children has been started to help pay for their education. (GoFundMe)
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detective Jim Scharf is interviewed by “60 Minutes” about how genetic genealogy solved a 31-year-old double-murder cold case. (CBS)

B.C. cold case helps ‘60 Minutes’ explain genetic genealogy

An arrest in the 1987 double-murder of two people from Victoria was one of three examples highlighted in a segment you can watch here

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detective Jim Scharf is interviewed by “60 Minutes” about how genetic genealogy solved a 31-year-old double-murder cold case. (CBS)
Ballots are counted at the Terrace Sportsplex polls close at 8 p.m.

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

Ballots are counted at the Terrace Sportsplex polls close at 8 p.m.
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Fall-ing for unseasonably warm weather on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada forecast calls for sunshine through weekend

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Expect unpredictable road conditions this long weekend, says ICBC

On average, four people are killed and 650 people are injured in 2,100 crashes in B.C. this weekend

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A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria                                A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria

1994 singled out for defining moments in B.C. sports history

Victoria hosted the Commonwealth Games, Vancouver Canucks went to the Stanley Cup final and the BC Lions won the Grey Cup

A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria                                A packed house at the University of Victoria watches the opening ceremonies at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The region is trying to land the Games for 2022, but at least one municipality is reluctant to support the bid. Photo courtesy University of Victoria
Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus

Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus

Election win means there are now three provincial Green Party caucuses in Canada

Andrew Weaver congratulates New Brunswick on electing first Green caucus
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Yowza! Twerk, emoji and facepalm are added to Scrabble dictionary, OK?

Merriam-Webster has announced 300 new words have been added to the spelling game

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Better road conditions coming to Vancouver Island

Province finalizes new 10-year deals with Mainroad Contracting

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Ladysmith Press’ production manager Mike Hjort holds a copy of the Ladysmith Chronicle newspaper. Earlier this week it was announced the press will begin printing the Times Colonist too. (Mike Gregory/Black Press Media)

Black Press to begin printing Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper

The operation will begin later this year at BP’s commercial printing plant on Vancouver Island

Ladysmith Press’ production manager Mike Hjort holds a copy of the Ladysmith Chronicle newspaper. Earlier this week it was announced the press will begin printing the Times Colonist too. (Mike Gregory/Black Press Media)
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4.6 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island

The small earthquake happened early Tuesday morning

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A smoky sky advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Environment. (Photo by Leanne Harel)

Smokey skies across Vancouver Island expected to last until Wednesday

The province of B.C. has issued a special bulletin for all of Vancouver Island

A smoky sky advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Environment. (Photo by Leanne Harel)
Travel plans ahead for $675,000 Vancouver Island lottery winner

Travel plans ahead for $675,000 Vancouver Island lottery winner

Collen Woods bought her ticket at a gas station in Victoria

Travel plans ahead for $675,000 Vancouver Island lottery winner
VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident

VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident

Unhappy with her order at a Victoria-area McDonald’s, lady throws items at employee, breaks self-order kiosk

VIDEO: B.C. police search for woman in “restaurant rage” incident
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Mike Lutke captured this smoky sunrise on Aug. 1, looking east over Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Mike Lutke)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for most of B.C.

Mild irritation and discomfort are common symptoms during smoky conditions and usually disappear when the smoke clears

Red sky at morning, sailor take warning. Mike Lutke captured this smoky sunrise on Aug. 1, looking east over Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Mike Lutke)
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Canada sweeps China in Pacific Rim Basketball Classic

National men’s team beats China twice over weekend in Vancouver and Victoria

John Leong/Victory Creative
Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working

Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working

Users unable to refresh feeds are moving to Twitter to share photos/memes

Popular photo sharing app Instagram not working
Back to the 90’s: Vanilla Ice, Young MC coming to Vancouver Island

Back to the 90’s: Vanilla Ice, Young MC coming to Vancouver Island

This retro concert bill will see four of the top entertainers from the early 1990’s play one night only in Victoria

Back to the 90’s: Vanilla Ice, Young MC coming to Vancouver Island
11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.

11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.

Hot temperatures to continue this week throughout the province

11 temperature records broken on Mother’s Day in B.C.
Const. Ian Jordan of the Victoria Police Department. Photo contributed

B.C. police officer dies after 30 years in a coma

Injuries sustained while on-duty left Victoria officer in a coma until his death Wednesday

Const. Ian Jordan of the Victoria Police Department. Photo contributed