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Sawatsky Sign-Off: Dragon Love

"It adds a little bit of fun in our lives and whimsy." Adam finds out the love story behind a Nanaimo couple’s collection of 150 plush dragons.

Robotic pets coming to some island care homes

Robotic animal companions are being introduced at some Vancouver Island care homes to help support seniors' mental health.

Victoria prepares shelters ahead of March deadline

Roughly 200 indoor housing spaces are being prepared in Victoria, as the goal of housing all homeless by the end of March approaches.

Henry defends choice to increase vaccine intervals

B.C.'s top doctor says extending the interval between people's first and second vaccine doses is the right call for the province.

Duncan community reeling after homicide

Members of the Duncan community are mourning the loss of a 17-year-old who died in an alleged stabbing earlier this week.

Doc performs surgery while attending traffic court on Zoom

Nanaimo hockey team up for sale

The nearly 50-year-old Nanaimo Clippers hockey team is on the market after facing huge financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Off-duty VicPD officer threatened with pipe

Victoria police are on alert after an officer was threatened by a man wielding a pipe while they were heading to their car after a shift.

B.C. releases first vaccine details for seniors

Call lines are slated to open next week for B.C. seniors who are hoping to book their COVID-19 vaccination.

WATCH: WWII-era bomb detonated in the middle of U.K. town

A recently discovered bomb from World War II was disposed of during a controlled detonation on February 27 in Exeter, England.