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CounterAttack blitz coming to Island highways this weekend

This weekend will see the launch of a summer-long campaign to reduce drinking and driving on BC's streets and highways. ICBC says while significant progress has been made since CounterAttack roadchecks began in 1977, about 61 lives are still lost every year because of impaired driving. Each summer in BC, impaired...

Illegal gun parts at airport lead to seizure of ‘ghost guns’ from Nanaimo man

A Nanaimo man has been charged for drug trafficking and illegal firearms, after border services intercepted silencers at the Vancouver Airport. The Canada Border Services Agency launched an investigation after seizing three firearms suppressors, also known as silencers, at the airport between August and October 2022. Suppressors are prohibited in...

Man caught with bucket of date-rape drugs can’t appeal conviction, says judge

A man caught in Nanaimo with a literal bucket of date rape drugs has been denied an appeal of his conviction. Justin Thomas Gary Donovan was pulled over by RCMP in Nanaimo on December 12, 2020 during early morning hours. The officer found the vehicle had been impounded months earlier,...

Uber, DoorDash, SkiptheDishes, Lyft Drivers to Get Minimum Wage and Other Protections

The BC Government says minimum-wage measures and basic protections for app-based ride-hailing and delivery workers will come into effect in the province on September 3, 2024. The regulations are a first in Canada and will apply to people working for apps such as Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats,...

Provincial government to implement new measures ahead of summer wildfire season

The province aims to keep communities safe from wildfires with several new measures, including an improved information website. Earlier today, the BC Wildfire service shared their seasonal outlook, where Forests Minister Bruce Ralston says because of the warm winter, the rain and snow they hoped for didn’t happen in many...

Palestine Solidarity Encampment unlawfully enter building on VIU campus, no arrests made

A group of Palestine Solidarity Encampment (PSE) members took their protest to the next level.  On Tuesday, June 11, a group of about a dozen protestors gained access to the Office of Provost and VP Academic on the Vancouver Island University (VIU) campus in Nanaimo, a building that requires employee...
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