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Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)

Port Alberni RCMP searching for missing man

Jeff Buck was last seen June 25, 2020

Port Alberni RCMP are looking for Jeff Buck, a Port Alberni resident missing since June 27, 2020. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424. (RCMP PHOTO COMPOSITE)
A sign that Lisa Petterson of Merville erected a week ago at Port Alberni’s Gyro Williamson Park asking for information on her missing father has now gone missing. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Sign asking for information on Vancouver Island man missing from Port Alberni goes missing

Lisa Petterson put the sign up asking for information on her father, missing for 24 years

A sign that Lisa Petterson of Merville erected a week ago at Port Alberni’s Gyro Williamson Park asking for information on her missing father has now gone missing. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
LIsa Petterson of Merville, B.C. sits in Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni, B.C. where her father was seen before he disappeared 24 years ago. Don Petterson spent the night of June 9, 1996 in cells at Port Alberni’s RCMP station, and when released the next morning he was never heard from again. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

‘Where’s my Dad?’ Vancouver Island woman searches for father 24 years after disappearance

Don Petterson left jail in Port Alberni June 9, 1996 and was never seen again

LIsa Petterson of Merville, B.C. sits in Gyro Williamson Park in Port Alberni, B.C. where her father was seen before he disappeared 24 years ago. Don Petterson spent the night of June 9, 1996 in cells at Port Alberni’s RCMP station, and when released the next morning he was never heard from again. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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Missing child, 4, found dead on sand bar in southern Alberta river

Police say they are not releasing the child’s name

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FILE - This undated file photo shows Madeleine McCann. British police said on Wednesday June 3, 2020, a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal. (AP Photo/File)

German man identified as suspect in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Her parents say the girl disappeared on May 3, 2007, after they left her and her twin siblings asleep in their holiday complex

FILE - This undated file photo shows Madeleine McCann. British police said on Wednesday June 3, 2020, a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal. (AP Photo/File)
Nanaimo RCMP were asking for help locating Gordon Oper, 40, who was reported missing April 8 and hadnt been in contact with his family since April 6. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: RCMP say missing Vancouver Island motorcyclist has been found

Gordon Oper had been out of touch with his family

Nanaimo RCMP were asking for help locating Gordon Oper, 40, who was reported missing April 8 and hadnt been in contact with his family since April 6. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 17-year-old girl, Mary Cyprich, thought to be in the company of 36-year-old Force Forsythe. (Photos submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP now unsure what vehicle missing teen and man may be travelling in

Mary Cyprich, 17, missing since Thurday, believed to be in company of Force Forsythe, 36

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help locating a 17-year-old girl, Mary Cyprich, thought to be in the company of 36-year-old Force Forsythe. (Photos submitted)
Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)

Michael Dunahee case still unsolved after 29 years

The four-year-old went missing in 1991

Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oceanside RCMP are asking the public for any help in locating 17-year-old Georgia Stump. (Photo submitted)

RCMP look for missing 17-year-old girl from Nanoose Bay

Georgia Kelly Stump was last seen March 19

Oceanside RCMP are asking the public for any help in locating 17-year-old Georgia Stump. (Photo submitted)
West Shore RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find missing man Raymond Begin. The 63-year-old was believed to be travelling from Langford to Duncan on Feb. 29. (West Shore RCMP)

UPDATED: Body of missing man found, death not suspicious, says West Shore RCMP

Man left Langford in a 2011 white Ford van on Feb. 29

West Shore RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find missing man Raymond Begin. The 63-year-old was believed to be travelling from Langford to Duncan on Feb. 29. (West Shore RCMP)
The effort to find missing Courtenay man Michael Gazetas has moved to looking through thousands of images taken from helicopter flights during the search. Photo supplied

Volunteers comb through thousands of photos in search for missing Vancouver Island man

Friends of Michael Gazetas are scouring files for a clue to resume official search

The effort to find missing Courtenay man Michael Gazetas has moved to looking through thousands of images taken from helicopter flights during the search. Photo supplied
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes on scene in early February, when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding in the area. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)

UPDATE: Two missing scout leaders found near Sooke after swollen creek traps troop

Third leader and scouts located, prior to search for two leaders who’d gone for help

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes on scene in early February, when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding in the area. (Kevin Laird/Sooke News Mirror)
The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called in to help with the successful rescue of a 14-year-old Kelowna snowmobiler who was lost overnight in the Greystokes area of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called in to help with the successful rescue of a 14-year-old Kelowna snowmobiler who was lost overnight in the Greystokes area of Kelowna. (Contributed)
Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan

Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan
Searl James Smith was last seen one year ago leaving Langley Memorial Hospital. Police remind the public he’s still missing, and ask for assistance in finding the 42-year-old man. (Special to Black Press Media)

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

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Searl James Smith was last seen one year ago leaving Langley Memorial Hospital. Police remind the public he’s still missing, and ask for assistance in finding the 42-year-old man. (Special to Black Press Media)
Gazetas was seen leaving his home in his red Ford Ranger. Screenshot

Search and rescue waits for defined area for missing Island man

Friends and family raise funds for search to narrow down location of Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas

Gazetas was seen leaving his home in his red Ford Ranger. Screenshot
Frank Woodrow’s wife Susan suffers from dementia and when the BC Sheriff Service arrested her at their house without telling anyone in the family, it sparked a search by RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Family panic sparked after BC Sheriff Service arrests woman with dementia

When 63-year-old’s husband realized she was gone it prompted calls to RCMP and Search and Rescue

Frank Woodrow’s wife Susan suffers from dementia and when the BC Sheriff Service arrested her at their house without telling anyone in the family, it sparked a search by RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found

Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found

A weekend search for three young men on southern Vancouver Island ends in tragedy

Large-scale search continues for man, 20, in Sooke River after two bodies found
The public is asked to keep an eye out for a Comox Valley man, Michael Gazetas. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man is reported missing

The public is asked to be on the lookout for Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas

The public is asked to keep an eye out for a Comox Valley man, Michael Gazetas. Photo supplied
Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen at the Village Green Hotel on Friday, Jan. 24. (Facebook)

Police search for man who went missing from Vernon hotel

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen Friday

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen at the Village Green Hotel on Friday, Jan. 24. (Facebook)