Crime

Crime

1 in 5 downtown businesses says it’s bad enough to leave: DVBA report

Mark Brennae
June 12, 2024

Two-thirds (65.9%) of survey respondents said they saw “some” or “significant” increase in the impact street crime is having on their business.

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VicPD releases video of downtown pepper spray attack

Mark Brennae
May 24, 2024

Results of a VicPD survey suggest Victorians are feeling progressively less safe downtown—both day and night—than in the past.

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Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Community Safety Panel timely after a spate of stabbings

Collaboration across sectors is the only way to solve complex and converging crises.

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New season of Island Crime investigates three unsolved Victoria murders

Robyn Bell
April 5, 2024

Laura Palmer explores the deaths of three teenage girls on her podcast—and the connections tying their grisly murders together.

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“Bullying was part of his nature”: former employees and secret tapes shed light on Greg Martel

By Zander Sherman
November 14, 2023

Accused fraudster assailed software team, spent millions on “piece of s—” app

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Greg Martel “conspired” with US investor in fraudulent deal

By Zander Sherman
September 27, 2023

Accused Ponzi schemer transferred property, Teslas, and cash despite asset freeze, according to court-appointed receiver

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Community rallies for Indigenous teen, as RCMP apologize for ‘miscommunication’ around her death

Carsyn Seaweed died after being found in a “semi-conscious state under suspicious circumstances” on May 15

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Women recorded in Saanich grocery bathroom get class-action certification

By Cameron Welch
March 16, 2023

Convicted former staffer and Red Barn workplace will face suit from multiple victims