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Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ferries, buses cancelled as ice falls over south coast of B.C.

Overnight snow turning to frozen rain then significant rainfall, residents urge to stay home

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
B.C. Ferries has filed an application with the B.C. Ferry Commission for prep work that could lead to electrification of ferries that service Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Pictured here, the Island Kwigwis ferry sailing into Nanaimo Harbour terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries application a step toward fully electric ferries on Gabriola, Quadra runs

B.C. Ferries seeks approval from B.C. Ferry Commission for engineering design work

B.C. Ferries has filed an application with the B.C. Ferry Commission for prep work that could lead to electrification of ferries that service Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Pictured here, the Island Kwigwis ferry sailing into Nanaimo Harbour terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 open following multiple car crashes

Highway 3 was closed for about an hour

Highway 3 is now open. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)

Coquihalla Highway reopens after 14 hours of weather-induced mayhem

It’s expected to be sunny and cloudy with a high of -21C on the highway, with snow on the way

The Coquihalla Highway is open in both directions on Thursday morning, Dec. 22, after being closed for more than 14 hours. (DriveBC)
John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)

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John McKinley and Philip Wolf. (Black Press Media photo)
Suspect in Nanaimo facing multiple charges for ‘unprovoked assault’ at shopping mall. (News Bulletin file photo)

Man arrested in Nanaimo after allegedly slashing victim with razor in ‘unprovoked assault’

Suspect also allegedly fought police during arrest at Nanaimo shopping mall

Suspect in Nanaimo facing multiple charges for ‘unprovoked assault’ at shopping mall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)

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The Barra MacNeils. (barramacneils.com)
Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Ferries cancelled, drivers urged to stay home as snow piles up on the Island

Communities from Nanaimo to Victoria dealing with about 30 cm of snow, with more expected

Blanshard and Douglas streets in Victoria remain snow-covered – as the white stuff continues to fall – with pedestrians resorting to the street as sidewalks predominantly remain uncleared as of 7 a.m. Dec. 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)

Snowstorm stops mail service in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Canada Post issues red alert for several areas in B.C., yellow alert in many other regions

A snowstorm has stopped mail service in several regions in B.C. (File photo)
The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)

UPDATE: Coquihalla open southbound following multiple crashes

Snowfall warnings and travel advisories are in effect for Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector

The crash southbound at the Othello Road exit on the Coquihalla Highway is now open. (Kevin Hale/Facebook)
Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)

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Joshua Young of Maestro Development. (HAVAN photo)
Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

PODCAST: Catching up with four-time Grey Cup champion Andrew Harris

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Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson hands the ball off to teammate Andrew Harris during first half CFL football action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Toronto Monday, July 4, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
A patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The flu has returned with a vengeance after being absent for a couple of years during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hitting children especially hard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LM Otero
Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens

Driver dead after RCMP officer fired at truck that hit him during Creston traffic stop

Independent investigation launched after driver with gunshot wound later found in truck in a ditch

Creston RCMP detachment. Photo: Aaron Hemens
A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)

Man dies after being found near Hope train tracks, police still investigating

Man was found near the tracks with injuries and transported to hospital where he died

A person was killed at the train crossing in Hope, on 6th Avenue early Thursday morning. (Hope Standard file photo)
Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island RCMP looking for alleged violent offender

38-year-old Peter Alexander subject of several criminal investigations, say police

Peter Alexander, 38, of Nanaimo, is wanted by Port Alberni RCMP for breaching his release conditions. Nanaimo RCMP say he is also part of several ongoing investigations in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)

Catholic church settles lawsuit around historical sex abuse of 10-year-old B.C. girl

Incidents allegedly happened at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at Nanaimo in 1976

A civil lawsuit filed in B.C. Provincial Court in Victoria pertaining to historical sexual abuse at a Nanaimo church has been settled, according to the complainant and her lawyer. (Black Press Media files)
Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)

Island Health starts up text alert service to spread word about overdose advisories

Project a partnership with BCCDC and Provincial Health Services Authority

Island Health is announcing a new text message alert service to notify people about overdose advisories. (News Bulletin photo)
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