Tragically Hip singer-songwriter Gord Downie dies at 53

Downie had been fighting brain cancer for over a year

$2.18 million for Heffley bridge

$500,000 more than originally estimated

  • Oct 17th, 2017

UPDATED: Three dead after ammonia leak in Fernie, city says

Emergency crews responded to the arena after reports came in about an alleged ammonia leak

Trial date set for former Olympian charged with fraud

Harold Backer is accused of bilking investors out of thousands of dollars.

Judge awards largest punitive damage award in B.C. pedestrian crash: lawyer

A woman was awarded $100,000 for punitive damages in addition to more than $2M for general damages

UPDATE: Man dies after standoff with Revelstoke RCMP

RCMP had weapons drawn and pointed at a small grey car in Revelstoke.

Downed power lines close Highway 19 northbound near Parksville
  • 10 hours ago


Apple pressing in Coombs
  • 12 hours ago


Views in the News, Oct. 17
  • 14 hours ago


Dead body on Highway 19 near Qualicum Beach


    Nails endangering sea lions on Ucluelet float spark DFO investigation

    “In addition to being cruel and inhumane, it’s completely ineffective.”

    Heavy rain causes flooding in small B.C. First Nation community

    The tiny hamlet of Kingcome Inlet is underwater after Monday night’s storm

    Prisoners in Canada among alleged leaders in massive opioid ring: US authorities

    It’s being called the most prolific fentanyl-trafficking and money-laundering operations

    Clearer path to surgery needed for transgender people: UBC study

    Authors recommend training more surgeons and doctors

    Former camper claims sexual abuse at Cowichan River Bible Camp

    Surrey pastor accused of sexual assault is former board member of Vancouver Island camp

    Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues recall for some B.C. oysters

    CFIA issued the recall due to the potential presence of a marine biotoxin in the oysters.

    Suspects in Nanaimo steal car, pirate costumes and a piece of cake

    Incident happened between 1-6 a.m. on Oct. 10 at a basement suite in the 900 block of Howard Avenue

    Port Alberni woman recovering after being stabbed by boyfriend

    The woman sustained numerous stab wounds inside her home

    • Oct 17th, 2017

    Humpback whale washes up near Ucluelet

    A necropsy performed on the large mammal revealed it had a broken jaw, which indicates significant trauma.

    Update: Highway 19 reopened in Parksville after nearly six-hour closure

    Northbound lanes closed after fallen tree drops hydro lines over roadway

    A mother recounts the torment of her daughter’s kidnapping

    “One Day Closer,” published by Simon and Schuster, goes beyond the inner turmoil of a mother’s despair

    Californians brace for emotional toll of wildfires

    “Many people who call are sad and worried, the shock has worn off and the sadness, depression and loss is setting in.”

    Shares of Bombardier soar following new deal

    Shares of Bombardier up more than 20 per cent after singing CSeries deal with Airbus