Ragnar Haagen

Ragnar posted 93 stories to Peninsula News Review.
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No lifeguards coming to Thetis Lake

One of Victoria’s most popular lakes will not see lifeguards on duty next year, despite multiple near-drownings in 2017.

  • Sep 21st, 2017 11:00am

Victoria company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Owner of Fresh Coast Victoria apologizes for posting photo of large man with caption “Get this guy some @freshcoastvic”

  • Sep 20th, 2017 11:30am

Wildfire season transitions from response to recovery

There are still 168 fires burning throughout the province, costing the BC Wildfire Service nearly $500 million since April 1.

  • Sep 11th, 2017 1:15pm

Victoria now part of ‘millionaires club’

The provincial capital joins Vancouver as one of only four cities in Canada with average net worth over $1 million.

  • Sep 6th, 2017 1:30pm

Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow

BC Wildfire officials hope for rain, but conditions remain hot and dry throughout the province.

  • Sep 5th, 2017 1:15pm

Wildfire smoke leads to weather alert on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says these smoky conditions could remain until Wednesday.

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:44am

Wildfire smoke leads to weather alert on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says these smoky conditions could remain until Wednesday.

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:44am

Hot and dry long weekend concerns BC Wildfire crews

Temperatures are forecasted to be unseasonably warm this weekend with highs into the 30’s for many areas.

  • Sep 1st, 2017 1:15pm

WATCH: Drunk passenger assaults BC Transit workers in Victoria

An unruly passenger was taken into custody by police after assaulting a bus driver Friday morning near Uptown Shopping Centre.

  • Sep 1st, 2017 11:15am

Last chance for summer sizzle?

Environment Canada has issued a special weather alert as temps are expected to reach 30 degrees this weekend.

  • Sep 1st, 2017 8:15am

Campers urged to stay out of back country this long weekend

While no ban is in place, patrols will be stepped up as officials expect hot and dry conditions to continue.

  • Aug 31st, 2017 3:15pm

VicPD fentanyl series: Intelligence-led approach

Intelligence is the key to success in fight against fentanyl. Police take viewers inside the briefing on a local dealer.

  • Aug 31st, 2017 10:30am

Show your community spirit in Sidney and Saanich

These license plate holders are being given away free at the Sidney Visitor Centre.

  • Aug 30th, 2017 3:00pm

Police believe there are more sex assault victims in Kootenays

Harry Charles Sadd of Victoria currently faces 23 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against young boys.

  • Aug 30th, 2017 12:30pm

VicPD fentanyl series: Focus on a killer

The first episode in VicPD’s web video series on fentanyl details the task at hand after 900 people died last year in BC.

  • Aug 29th, 2017 5:30pm

Actor Josh Brolin takes a break in Victoria bookstore

The Academy Award nominated actor is believed to be on Vancouver Island shooting scenes for the Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds.

  • Aug 29th, 2017 10:30am

Actor Josh Brolin takes a break in Victoria bookstore

The Academy Award nominated actor is believed to be on Vancouver Island shooting scenes for the Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds.

  • Aug 29th, 2017 10:30am

2017 wildfire season will go down as “unprecedented”

Kevin Skrepnek says this wildfire season will go down in history, both for its volatility and the resilience of British Columbians.

  • Aug 28th, 2017 1:15pm

Victoria Police unveil fentanyl video series

The seven episode online series takes viewers behind the scenes as cops chase a drug dealer through Quadra Village.

  • Aug 27th, 2017 6:30am

30 new fires in BC since yesterday

Thursday was one of the busiest days in recent weeks for wildfire officials and first responders on the ground.

  • Aug 25th, 2017 1:15am