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Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Ferries cancelled, drivers urged to stay home as snow piles up on the Island

Communities from Nanaimo to Victoria dealing with about 30 cm of snow, with more expected

Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)

Snowstorm stops mail service in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Canada Post issues red alert for several areas in B.C., yellow alert in many other regions

A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)

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Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

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Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Driver dead after RCMP officer fired at truck that hit him during Creston traffic stop

Independent investigation launched after driver with gunshot wound later found in truck in a ditch

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks, police still investigating

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)
Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

RCMP in Port Alberni and Nanaimo looking for alleged violent offender

38-year-old subject of several criminal investigations, say police

Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)

Catholic church settles lawsuit around historical sex abuse of 10-year-old B.C. girl

Incidents allegedly happened at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at Nanaimo in 1976

A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)
Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)

Island Health starts up text alert service to spread word about overdose advisories

Project a partnership with BCCDC and Provincial Health Services Authority

Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)
Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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Erin Haluschak and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)

Two-year murder investigation in Tofino leads to arrest in Nanaimo

Luke Priddle, 25, charged with second degree murder, robbery and theft of a motor vehicle

Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)
Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)

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Carlow Rush and Jackson Fryer. (Funkanometry photo)
New surveillance images of Carmel Gilmour on the eve before she went missing five years gao have been released by Oceanside RCMP. (Courtesy of Oceanside RCMP)

RCMP share surveillance photos of Vancouver Island woman who went missing in 2017

Police continue to ask public for assistance finding Carmel Gilmour

New surveillance images of Carmel Gilmour on the eve before she went missing five years gao have been released by Oceanside RCMP. (Courtesy of Oceanside RCMP)
Matt Senf of Sasen Homes. (HAVAN photo)

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Matt Senf of Sasen Homes. (HAVAN photo)
RCMP emergency response team members help carry out a search warrant at a house in Harewood on Monday, Dec. 12, where the say there was evidence connected to a ‘violent stabbing’ downtown two days earlier. (Photo submitted)

Suspect in alleged ‘violent stabbing’ arrested in Nanaimo

RCMP looking for second suspect following incident over the weekend

RCMP emergency response team members help carry out a search warrant at a house in Harewood on Monday, Dec. 12, where the say there was evidence connected to a ‘violent stabbing’ downtown two days earlier. (Photo submitted)
Daniel Sedin (left) and Stan Smyl will be co-coaches for one of the teams at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 25, 2023. The pair will oppose Henrik Sedin and Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Sedins behind the bench for Langley-based CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

CHL announces 40-man roster at press conference on Monday at Langley Events Centre

Daniel Sedin (left) and Stan Smyl will be co-coaches for one of the teams at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 25, 2023. The pair will oppose Henrik Sedin and Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)