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(New Westminster Police)

Man charged after allegedly reaching for baby in stroller, punching car in New Westminster

Jamie Maclean has been charged with one count of assaulting a police officer and one count of mischief

(New Westminster Police)
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait says the district is prepared to address additional policing costs arising from the increasing population. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke looks ahead to address policing costs

Plans are in place for growing population

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait says the district is prepared to address additional policing costs arising from the increasing population. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A tree fell on a home in Horseshoe Bay, killed two people inside in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)

2 people dead after tree falls on houses in Horseshoe Bay neighbourhood

Woman in her 50s and man in his 60s both killed by tree

A tree fell on a home in Horseshoe Bay, killed two people inside in the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Shane MacKichan)
Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect at Island liquor store

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
Ontario Provincial Police attend a rural shooting scene in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Police shootings in 2021: Experts say number in Canada remains too high

In 2021, RCMP had the most shootings of any police force

Ontario Provincial Police attend a rural shooting scene in Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Despite growing calls for changes in policing, the number of officer shootings in Canada remains too high, say criminology experts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Police services in Central Saanich account for approximately 26 per cent of the municipality’s operational costs, but on average account for 50 per cent of property tax increases over the last five years. (Central Saanich Police Services/submitted)

Wages, benefits make up most of proposed Central Saanich police budget hike

Policing cost increases account for 50% of total property tax increases in past five years

Police services in Central Saanich account for approximately 26 per cent of the municipality’s operational costs, but on average account for 50 per cent of property tax increases over the last five years. (Central Saanich Police Services/submitted)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Systemic racism in policing across B.C. demands reform says Human Rights Commissioner

B.C. Human Rights Commission report calls for systemic change

  • Nov 27, 2021
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan photo)
The West Shore RCMP’s new gang enforcement unit should be up and running in the new year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gang enforcement unit coming to West Shore RMCP in new year

Local police support program to bar gang members entry to restaurants, nightclubs

The West Shore RCMP’s new gang enforcement unit should be up and running in the new year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Saanich man’s death

Man was released by RCMP 2 hours before vehicle plunged into ocean Nov. 20

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Indigenous, Black people overrepresented in interactions with 5 B.C. police forces: report

B.C. Human Rights Commissioner says police need to be ‘de-tasked’ and funding giveen to community groups

(The Canadian Press)
A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police make arrest in connection to Lochside Trail sexual assault

33-year-old suspect released with conditions, given early 2022 court date

A sexual assault of a woman happened on Sspt. 6 on the Lochside Regional Trail in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Elections BC says petition failed for referendum on Surrey’s policing transition

Initiator Darlene Bennett is undaunted, vowing to keep pressure on provincial government

Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many elgible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are warning of a suspicious man after a teen was offered a ride as they walked near Panorama Recreation Centre the afternoon of Nov. 8. It was the second reported incident in two days involving youth being approached by an unknown adult. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP warn public after man offers ride to teen near rec centre

Nov. 8 incident second in two days involving suspicious behaviour and youth

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are warning of a suspicious man after a teen was offered a ride as they walked near Panorama Recreation Centre the afternoon of Nov. 8. It was the second reported incident in two days involving youth being approached by an unknown adult. (Black Press Media file photo)
File photo.

Police complaint commissioner report finds officer inflicted injuries on the rise

2020/21 saw 448 notifications of injury and 681 uses of force by police

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Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)

‘They both had such big hearts’: Father and son identified as victims in Island killings

Tom and Brad Johnson known for their big hearts and willingness to help out anyone

Tommy Johnson with daughter Chelsea Lloy and son Brad Johnson. (Facebook photo)
The house at 6848 Crofton Road where two people were found dead on the weekend remains an active crime scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Suspect charged in Vancouver Island double homicide

Justin James Dodd faces two counts of second degree murder in Crofton

The house at 6848 Crofton Road where two people were found dead on the weekend remains an active crime scene. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Assailant kills several people with bow and arrows in Norway

Police say the man suspected in the shootings has been arrested

Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Police found a 'long metal pointed rod' next to the neighbour's door on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (New Westminster Police))

Man arrested after allegedly chasing, threatening neighbour with spear in New Westminster

Charges relating to uttering threats and weapons are being considered

Police found a 'long metal pointed rod' next to the neighbour's door on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (New Westminster Police))
Delta officers march in ranks past Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin behind the B.C. legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Delta officers march in ranks past Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin behind the B.C. legislature. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)
A cache of weapons was recovered by Vancouver Police after a man was shot with a crossbow from a fire escape in the downtown eastside. (VPD photo)