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Michael Dunahee, then age four, went missing from a Victoria playground on March 24, 1991. A new podcast, Missing Michael, investigates what may have happened then and what was transpired since. (Black Press Media file photo)

Podcast investigates Michael Dunahee’s disappearance from south Island playground

Series promises previously unheard stories, details from 1991 case, Victoria podcaster says

 

Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID crisis has Victoria police invoking ‘tsunami clause’ for first time ever

City using extraordinary powers to redeploy officers with more than 50 off work for various reasons

 

A young woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a driver struck her in a crosswalk on Dec. 30. (Courtesy VicPD)

Victoria Police Department seizes vehicle as part of pedestrian hit and run investigation

Video leads to public tip on vehicle that closely resembles one that struck a young woman

 

Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dec. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Friends and family begin fundraiser for missing Kevin ‘Bear’ Henry last seen near Fairy Creek

Funds raised will go toward the hiring of private search-and-rescue (SAR) teams

Kevin Henry was last heard from on Nov. 27 and was reported missing on Dec. 11. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
A young woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a driver struck her in a crosswalk on Dec. 30. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Victoria police investigating morning hit and run

The incident was captured on another vehicle’s dash cam

A young woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a driver struck her in a crosswalk on Dec. 30. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Victoria man was charged in relation to a 2020 fatal shooting in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged with manslaughter, firearm offenses related to 2020 fatal Esquimalt shooting

Mathew McTavish was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday

A Victoria man was charged in relation to a 2020 fatal shooting in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)

Police: No connection yet between B.C. cabinet minister knock-down and her role

VicPD investigating incident near legislature that sent Forests Minister Katrine Conroy to hospital

Katrine Conroy, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, was treated in hospital for injuries suffered when she was reportedly knocked to the ground by an unknown person on Dec. 7 near the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)
Victoria police made several arrests over the BC Day long weekend, according to the department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Worker stabbed after confronting robbery suspect in Victoria business

Suspect faces robbery, assault charges and is still in custody, victim taken to hospital

Victoria police made several arrests over the BC Day long weekend, according to the department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)

No charges to be laid against former Victoria and Quesnel driving instructor Steve Wallace

BC Prosecution Service decides not to pursue sexual assault charges

Wallace Driving School owner Steve Wallace was investigated by ICBC in October and subsequently had his driver instructor licence cancelled, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment from former students emerged. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student stabbed during fight at Vancouver Island high school

Esquimalt teen taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, another student arrested

An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek the public’s help after sudden death in downtown Victoria

1200-block Wharf Street was closed on Nov. 17

Victoria police officers have closed the 1200-block of Wharf Street to traffic while they investigate a sudden death Nov. 17. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island cop retroactively fired for faking drug expert re-certifications

Case headlines annual Police Complaints Commissioner report

A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Victoria Police Department offering $20,000 bonus to entice veteran frontline cops’

Incentive set for 12 experienced officers to work in Victoria and Esquimalt

VicPD Chief Const. Del Manak says the high cost of living in Greater Victoria is largely behind the department’s one-time offer of $20,000 to up to 12 experienced police members who join the force. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Victoria police officer was able to successfully de-escalate a situation on the Helmcken Road overpass Wednesday after leaving the hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Injured VicPD officer prevents suicide attempt after leaving hospital

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences

A Victoria police officer was able to successfully de-escalate a situation on the Helmcken Road overpass Wednesday after leaving the hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria masseur charged with 9 more counts of sexual assault

Ajesh ‘Sam’ Jacob remains on bail awaiting trial

A Victoria masseur arrested in May faces nine more sexual assault charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria police officer in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by car

Police say officer was hit by a stolen vehicle, one person arrested

Victoria police officers attend an incident in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Province cuts funding for police naloxone kits amid B.C. opioid pandemic

Three Greater Victoria departments say their funding has dried up, unclear if other forces affected

Police departments no longer receive funding for naloxone kits. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)

Family of fatally shot B.C. woman denounce liquid poured on police chief at memorial

Victoria event was to honour police shooting victim Chantel Moore, call for changes to policing

Members of Chantel Moore’s family gathered on the steps of the B.C. legislature on June 4. It was the first anniversary of the 26-year-old mother being fatally shot by a police officer in New Brunswick during what was supposed to be a wellness check. (Black Press Media news staff)
Victoria police are asking for witnesses of a Sept. 3 collision between a dump truck and a woman on a mobility scooter to come forward. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman on mobility scooter pinned under dump truck in Victoria

Woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries; witnesses sought

Victoria police are asking for witnesses of a Sept. 3 collision between a dump truck and a woman on a mobility scooter to come forward. (Black Press Media file photo)