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Rash of motorcycle, scooter thefts in Victoria

Victoria police are raising red flags as motorcycle and scooter thefts have shot up by more than 30 per cent in the last month.

Store shelves bare as islanders seek smoke relief

Health concerns over the level of particulates in the air have turned into a buying frenzy, with many scooping up air purifiers and masks.

Heavy police presence as Trudeau meets with Horgan

CTV's Gord Kurbis takes the pulse of a meeting between Justin Trudeau and John Horgan in Nanaimo.

U.S. prosecutors: Cohen engaged in 'pattern' of 'dishonesty'

4.3-magnitude quake reported off coast of Vancouver Island

Truck driver charged in Broncos crash back to court in Oct.

Premier plans to tour areas worst-hit by wildfires

John Horgan will tour some of B.C.'s wildfire hotspots Tuesday ahead of a meeting with the prime minister in Nanaimo.

Federal Liberal retreat to kick off in Nanaimo

Several cabinet ministers touched down on Vancouver Island Monday to spend the day touring sites including Saanich's Commonwealth Place.

Smoke cancels swimmer's bid to cross JDF Strait

A Victoria swimmer with multiple sclerosis had to abandon her effort due to hypothermic waters and choppy waves.

Ash rains down on Campbell River

The smoke and ash comes from 65 fires burning on the North island, the most serious of which continues to scorch an area near Zeballos.