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Protests at the legislature over nine weeks between January and April cost the province nearly $386,000 in police overtime, according to the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy of VicPD)

B.C. government to pay for police OT related to legislature area rolling protests

Province to cover nearly $400,000 overtime cost, Victoria PD pays regular duty time

 

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson in Victoria

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

 

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Arson suspected as B.C. home of Ukrainian pastor goes up in flames with family inside

Pastor, his wife and 3 children escaped burning home, daughter has serious injuries

 

John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)

‘I want justice for Johnny’: Loved ones remember ‘The Hug Guy’ dead in B.C. stabbing

Murder charge laid in Victoria’s first homicide of 2022

John Dickinson, 30, is remembered as a loving, outgoing and adventurous man. He was stabbed outside a bar on Yates Street in the early hours of March 1 and died in hospital. (Courtesy Matt Roulston)
Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man accused of hacking man with machete then driving him to the hospital

Man being treated for potentially life-altering arm injuries, knew his attacker

Victoria police arrested a suspect at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 24, following a machete assault in Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Man bursts into B.C. family home, fights with father of young children before arrest

Victoria family unhurt; suspect fleeing police had previously dropped loaded handgun

Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

‘Fight for Freedom’ truck impounded after failed attempt to cut through Victoria park

Driver fined $600, police implement restricted zone in order to control protests around legislature

A driver trying to roll through a Beacon Hill Park field March 19 in an apparent attempt to gain access to a restricted area patrolled by police to keep vaccine mandate protesters from setting up, was fined $600. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
The Victoria Police Department announced that there will be controlled intersections in James Bay, near the B.C. Legislature, in light of upcoming rallies. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police announce controlled access near B.C. Legislature in preparation for convoy

Controlled access points will remain in effect as long as required, police say

The Victoria Police Department announced that there will be controlled intersections in James Bay, near the B.C. Legislature, in light of upcoming rallies. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers arrested a roller-blading man suspected of robbery of a toque after a foot chase on March 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hockey stick-wielding roller blader arrested in Victoria for suspected toque robbery

Man reported striking garbage cans, windows near B.C. Legislature Monday

Victoria police officers arrested a roller-blading man suspected of robbery of a toque after a foot chase on March 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver injured after Himalayan salt rock thrown through B.C. car window

Police are seeking dashcam footage of the Sunday incident

A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Three men charged related to 2020 drug busts in BC Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Project Juliet saw the seizure of fentanyl, drugs, cash, firearms valued at $30 million

Victoria police seized $30 million in fentanyl, drugs, cash and firearms during Project Juliet in 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)

B.C. cop’s thumbs-up to vax restriction protesters called into question

Gesture opens door to question Victoria police officer’s neutrality says UVic researcher

A Victoria police officer was captured on camera giving a thumbs up to demonstrators who were calling for an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Harrison/Twitter)
Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID crisis has Victoria police invoking ‘tsunami clause’ for first time ever

City using extraordinary powers to redeploy officers with more than 50 off work for various reasons

Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dec. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Friends and family begin fundraiser for missing Kevin ‘Bear’ Henry last seen near Fairy Creek

Funds raised will go toward the hiring of private search-and-rescue (SAR) teams

Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dec. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)

Police: No connection yet between B.C. cabinet minister knock-down and her role

VicPD investigating incident near legislature that sent Forests Minister Katrine Conroy to hospital

Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges to be laid against former Victoria and Quesnel driving instructor Steve Wallace

BC Prosecution Service decides not to pursue sexual assault charges

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria police officer was able to successfully de-escalate a situation on the Helmcken Road overpass Wednesday after leaving the hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Injured VicPD officer prevents suicide attempt after leaving hospital

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences

A Victoria police officer was able to successfully de-escalate a situation on the Helmcken Road overpass Wednesday after leaving the hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Province cuts funding for police naloxone kits amid B.C. opioid pandemic

Three Greater Victoria departments say their funding has dried up, unclear if other forces affected

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)

Family of fatally shot B.C. woman denounce liquid poured on police chief at memorial

Victoria event was to honour police shooting victim Chantel Moore, call for changes to policing

Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)
Protesters block the Johnson Street bridge in Victoria ahead of evening commuter time Tuesday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria bridge blocked to protest police actions in Fairy Creek logging area

Traffic halted around 3:30 p.m., protesters paint bridge deck with red hands

Protesters block the Johnson Street bridge in Victoria ahead of evening commuter time Tuesday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)