Friday, June 24, 2022
ADVT 
National

Victoria Airport closed to commercial flights due to police incident

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 24 May, 2022 03:55 PM
  • Victoria Airport closed to commercial flights due to police incident

NORTH SAANICH, B.C. - The Victoria International Airport says it is closing to commercial flights as the RCMP respond to a call for service.

A statement posted on the airport's website Tuesday afternoon asks travellers not to go there.

It says the airport authority could not comment further, and it would provide more information as soon as possible.

A statement from RCMP Sgt. Chris Manseau says officers are "responding to a threat" at the airport.

It says there are no public safety concerns, but police are asking the public to avoid the area and commercial flights have been cancelled.

The airport's website shows three Air Canada flights to Calgary and Vancouver are cancelled, while several other flights are listed as delayed.

Photo courtesy of yyjairport via Instagram.

MORE National ARTICLES

Case of attempted child luring by unknown male who approached a Chilliwack child waiting for their school bus

Case of attempted child luring by unknown male who approached a Chilliwack child waiting for their school bus

The man approached the child on foot and propositioned them on a date. During the conversation, the suspect requested that they keep their meeting a secret. The suspect then departed on foot.

 

 

Case of attempted child luring by unknown male who approached a Chilliwack child waiting for their school bus

CBSA will make decision on Iran soccer team: PM

CBSA will make decision on Iran soccer team: PM

Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled and Trudeau said last week that the event was ill advised.

 

 

CBSA will make decision on Iran soccer team: PM

Altercation between police and woman with a weapon results in shots fired by officers

Altercation between police and woman with a weapon results in shots fired by officers

Officers arrived and found the woman still "in possession" of the weapon. Police say shots were fired by officers during an interaction with the woman.

 

 

Altercation between police and woman with a weapon results in shots fired by officers

Trudeau says residential school legacy is ongoing

Trudeau says residential school legacy is ongoing

Trudeau made the comments following a tense appearance Monday at a memorial ceremony at the former residential school in Kamloops, where he faced angry chants from some.

 

 

Trudeau says residential school legacy is ongoing

Canada to send artillery ammunition to Ukraine

Canada to send artillery ammunition to Ukraine

Anand says the ammunition is "exactly" what Ukraine's government asked for from its allies. She says the rounds are the standard NATO artillery calibre and compatible with the artillery guns provided to Ukraine by Canada and other countries.

Canada to send artillery ammunition to Ukraine

New avian flu cases found in B.C., Alberta

New avian flu cases found in B.C., Alberta

The B.C. case came one day after 4,000 turkeys on a Fraser Valley farm were due to be euthanized as avian flu was verified last week on two commercial poultry farms in B.C.'s poultry producing hub of Abbotsford.

New avian flu cases found in B.C., Alberta

PrevNext