Death

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Tree-pruning community gathers in Oak Bay after tragic death

Crews met in solidarity at site of Tuesday incident

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)

‘Namgis First Nation member tests positive for COVID-19 post mortem

Contact tracing was started immediately after the discovery of the positive test.

‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik (middle) speaks during the video posted to the The Corporation of the Village of Alert Bay’s Facebook page. (Facebook screenshot)
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
In 2018, David Xiao hiked the 4,300 km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. (Submitted)
Police say the couple was missing for about an hour, before being found. File photo

Two people die in propane heated outdoor shower near Princeton

Couple was attending a long weekend gathering

Police say the couple was missing for about an hour, before being found. File photo
South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)

‘Dangerous game’ on rail line killed Surrey teen in 2018: B.C. coroner

Jack Stroud, 15, died on July 4, 2018 after being struck by a train

South Surrey teen Jack Stroud, 15, died July 4, 2018 after he was struck by a train on Crescent Beach tracks. (File photo/Facebook photo)
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Father’s Day tragedy: Surrey man drowns after saving daughter at Kelowna waterfall

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on June 21

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Sheila Beech. (Photo contributed by District of Sooke)

Former Sooke councillor Sheila Beech dies

District of Sooke pays tribute

  • May 14, 2020
Sheila Beech. (Photo contributed by District of Sooke)
Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funeral homes face PPE shortage as COVID crisis continues

From Langley across the country, funeral professionals need PPE to stay safe

Ian Elliott of Arbutus Funeral Services in Langley is worried about running out of basic supplies like protective gloves. Across B.C., funeral homes are having trouble sourcing more PPE. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Air ambulance flew a boy from a Lumby home to Kelowna General Hospital, where he died Sunday, April 5. (Black Press file photo)

Major crimes investigating sudden death of North Okanagan child

The 8 year old was flown to Kelowna General Hospital and died hours later

Air ambulance flew a boy from a Lumby home to Kelowna General Hospital, where he died Sunday, April 5. (Black Press file photo)
Missing snowmobiler near Revelstoke found dead

Missing snowmobiler near Revelstoke found dead

B.C. Coroners Service is investigating cause of the man’s ‘sudden death’

Missing snowmobiler near Revelstoke found dead
The gates leading to the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park has not been closed in years, according to area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke River tragedy tinged by unanswered questions

Officials question why park gates left open

The gates leading to the Sooke Potholes Provincial Park has not been closed in years, according to area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)

Sooke rallies to show its support in the wake of tragic deaths

Fund raising efforts, scholarships and meal trains have all been launched

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jenson went missing in Sooke on Friday night. Now the community is showing its support to the community. (Black Press Media)
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Caregiver, society charged in death of developmentally disabled B.C. woman

The victim was not given the ‘necessities of life,’ police said

(Black Press Media files)
A body was found in Beacon Hill Park on Friday morning. (Black Press File Photo)

VicPD called to Beacon Hill Park after body found

Suspicious circumstances not ruled out in apparent sudden death

A body was found in Beacon Hill Park on Friday morning. (Black Press File Photo)
Sandy Baynton who sadly passed away, April 23, 2019 (Sandy Baynton Facebook Photo)

Sidney loses prominent businesswoman to cancer

Sandy Baynton was a risk-taker but always had ‘a sound business plan’

Sandy Baynton who sadly passed away, April 23, 2019 (Sandy Baynton Facebook Photo)
Uniformed and plainclothes officers investigated the death of a man in the Gordon Head area Thursday. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Death in Gordon Head area deemed not suspicious by Saanich police

The man was found unresponsive near Arbutus Cove Lane

Uniformed and plainclothes officers investigated the death of a man in the Gordon Head area Thursday. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Uniformed and plain clothes officers continue to investigate the death of a man in the Gordon Head area (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Uniformed and plain clothes officers continue to investigate the death of a man in the Gordon Head area (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Investigators cordoning off a crime scene after human remains were found in 2018. (Abbortsford File)

Coroner service launches interactive unidentified human remains tool

Online leads generation tool aims to solve 200 cases

Investigators cordoning off a crime scene after human remains were found in 2018. (Abbortsford File)
Gabriel Pollard,16, died after a transportation lift used by the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria broke, dropping him to the ground and into the water. His mother, Carrie Pollard, is now taking his death to the BC Supreme Court. (Submitted/GoFundMe)

Victoria mother whose son died in sailing accident goes to court

Teen Gabriel Pollard died after his transportation sling malfunctioned

Gabriel Pollard,16, died after a transportation lift used by the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria broke, dropping him to the ground and into the water. His mother, Carrie Pollard, is now taking his death to the BC Supreme Court. (Submitted/GoFundMe)
Gabriel Pollard sustained fatal injuries after an accident with the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria, which allows people with physical and mental disabilities sail in the Esquimalt area. Facebook

Investigation continues into death of teen Victoria sailor in dockside accident

Disabled Sailing Association member Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after lift gave out

Gabriel Pollard sustained fatal injuries after an accident with the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria, which allows people with physical and mental disabilities sail in the Esquimalt area. Facebook