Ragnar Haagen

(Vic News Staff)

Province looking at mass notification alert system

Immediate notifications could be available for wireless subscribers in April 2018

(Vic News Staff)
Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)

UVic alumnus named entrepreneur of the year

Stewart Butterfield helped co-found Flickr and Slack since his graduation in 1996

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)
Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.
Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)

Son charged in death of Salt Spring Island woman

Martin Galen Vandenberg, 22, has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heather Jones

Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)
Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney

Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney

The CRD is looking into a plan that would bring a new ferry service to the Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island and the Town of Sidney

Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney
(Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals’ forward signs NHL deal with Calgary Flames

Matthew Phillips has agreed to a three-year entry level contract with the club

(Courtesy of the Victoria Royals)
BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.

Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million

Eligible homeowners must apply for the grant each year. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s principal residence

BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.
Those visiting hospitals or healthcare facilities who are not vaccinated must wear a mask in patient care areas to protect their loved ones and staff. (Black Press file image)

Flu outbreak at care facilities on Vancouver Island

Island Health asks those who are ill to not visit hospitals, residential care or assisted living facilities

Those visiting hospitals or healthcare facilities who are not vaccinated must wear a mask in patient care areas to protect their loved ones and staff. (Black Press file image)
Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Langford, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/Goldstream News Gazette).

Oak Bay police have invoice for roving tent city

Police say they’ll demand payment if campers return to the municipality

Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Langford, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/Goldstream News Gazette).
2017 BC Assessment values now available online

2017 BC Assessment values now available online

Property owners will be receiving a letter in the mail in January, but are able to access their values now

2017 BC Assessment values now available online
Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

BC Ferries exploring options for better WI-FI

The company says it could bring in a two-tiered system that would include an additional cost

Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed

More snow expected for Vancouver Island on Thursday

Environment Canada says the weekend will be clear, but there’s a good chance of many areas experiencing a white Christmas

Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed
The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

67,000 homeowners get early-warning assessment notice

These notices have been sent out to homes with an above-average increase in their 2018 assessment

The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Thousands without power on Vancouver Island

Thousands without power on Vancouver Island

Tuesday’s dump of snow has cut power to nearly 10,000 homes in Victoria and Duncan

Thousands without power on Vancouver Island
Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for flurries and cold air throughout the next week

Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island
(Pixabay)

SD61 to install new water fountains over lead concerns

They’re installing 350 new water fountains in local schools due to concerns over elevated levels of lead in the water system

(Pixabay)
Victoria gets approval for new supervised consumption site

Victoria gets approval for new supervised consumption site

It will open at 844 Johnson Street

Victoria gets approval for new supervised consumption site
(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)
Transit bus loses control near Uptown shopping centre

Transit bus loses control near Uptown shopping centre

One person was treated for a minor injury at the scene

Transit bus loses control near Uptown shopping centre
Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care