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Corrections document shows why a violent prison escapee was transferred to minimum-security William Head

By Tori Marlan
August 18, 2022

A warden overrode Zachary Armitage’s risk classification to allow his transfer to William Head from a medium-security prison, according to a restricted internal report. Now he’s on trial for a murder allegedly committed during his escape.

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Saanich shootout was in a cell phone blackout area

By Jimmy Thomson
July 4, 2022

Telus tower has been down for weeks—and one resident’s 9-1-1 calls for a suspected heart attack were dropped

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Neighbours report new shelter-in-place order, one person in custody, as Saanich bank robbery investigation continues

Saanich Police are appealing to the public for information on a white 1992 Toyota Camry

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‘A hail of bullets’: Witnesses describe Shelbourne Street armed robbery and police shootout

Two suspects dead, six police officers injured in aftermath of Tuesday standoff

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'I hate to ask': How a fraudster manipulated a Colwood single mother out of tens of thousands of dollars

By Zoë Ducklow
October 14, 2021

Christine Hale says she lost as much as $100,000 to a man who told her he loved her while inventing lawyer fees and death threats

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Victoria’s crime severity index went up. What does that mean?

By Arrthy Thayaparan
August 8, 2021

The number reflects crime type, population size, and this year, possibly the effects of the pandemic

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UPDATE: Durkin and Gregory ordered to pay special costs

By Tori Marlan
June 24, 2021

Special costs are awarded in cases of “reprehensible” conduct during litigation