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Effective at noon on Sept. 18, all open fires will be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction due to reduced wildfire risks in the region. (Nan Palmero/Flickr)

Break out the tiki torches: Open fires allowed again in B.C.’s coastal region

All open fires allowed effective at noon on Sept. 18

Effective at noon on Sept. 18, all open fires will be permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction due to reduced wildfire risks in the region. (Nan Palmero/Flickr)
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Canadians base travel choices on food more than Americans do: survey

Survey suggests Canadians have big appetites for culinary adventure

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The federal government released drone footage on Sept. 17, 2019 documenting the work done to help migrating salmon that were trapped in the Big Bar rock slide in the Fraser River. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

The federal government released drone footage on Sept. 17, 2019 documenting the work done to help migrating salmon that were trapped in the Big Bar rock slide in the Fraser River. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Lower Mainland-based real estate developer Century Group started offering Tesla Model 3 vehicles Sept. 14 as incentives to clear out remaining Viridian townhomes in South Surrey. (Wikimedia Commons)

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Lower Mainland-based real estate developer Century Group started offering Tesla Model 3 vehicles Sept. 14 as incentives to clear out remaining Viridian townhomes in South Surrey. (Wikimedia Commons)
Child psychologist will speak to SD62 staff about challenging behaviours

Child psychologist will speak to SD62 staff about challenging behaviours

Author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School will speak on Sept. 23 in Colwood

Child psychologist will speak to SD62 staff about challenging behaviours
Officials await the arrival of passengers, most of them students, who were on board a bus that crashed Sept. 13 near Bamfield on Sept. 14, 2019. (Teresa Bird/Alberni Valley News)

UPDATE: UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

RCMP also said a second vehicle was in the area at the time of the collision

Officials await the arrival of passengers, most of them students, who were on board a bus that crashed Sept. 13 near Bamfield on Sept. 14, 2019. (Teresa Bird/Alberni Valley News)
A black bear was locked inside a vehicle on Sept. 13 in Port Moody until police and conservation officers responded. (Port Moody Police)

‘How does it even happen?’: Bear locks itself inside vehicle in Port Moody

It was apparent the suspect had gained entry with his ‘bear’ hands

A black bear was locked inside a vehicle on Sept. 13 in Port Moody until police and conservation officers responded. (Port Moody Police)
(Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

(Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, announced to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Sept. 12 that the Vancouver International Airport Improvement Fee is increasing. (Vancouver Airport Authority photo)

Another $5 jump in airport fee to fly out of B.C. at YVR

Airlines will start charging the new rate on Dec. 12 for travel Jan. 1, 2020 onward

Craig Richmond, president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, announced to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Sept. 12 that the Vancouver International Airport Improvement Fee is increasing. (Vancouver Airport Authority photo)
(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)

Vancouver police officer charged after hitting suspect on bike

The charge relates to a pursuit that took place on Sept. 12, 2018

(Mitchell Smith/Flickr)
The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

The BC Conservation Service tweeted that a moose broke into a Fort St. John school district office on Thursday, Sept. 12. (BC Conservation Service photo)
Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal

Ministry of Health assures patients and visitors parking rates have and will not increase

Hospital pay parking revenue in B.C. topped $36M last fiscal
Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Watch for scams when donating to Hurricane Dorian relief, group warns

More than 140 new crowdfunding campaigns related to the storm are already established

Homes lay in ruins one week after Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood, in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Visitors to the Cars, Rods and Rides show on Sept. 7 in Esquimalt will find numerous examples of early iron, electric vehicles, specialty cars and more, including a classic Panther (pictured). (Doug Scott/Submitted)

Cars, Rods and Rides in Esquimalt will feature classic Panther, all-new Acura NSX

The Victoria EV Club will also have a Tesla Model S 85 on display Sept. 7

Visitors to the Cars, Rods and Rides show on Sept. 7 in Esquimalt will find numerous examples of early iron, electric vehicles, specialty cars and more, including a classic Panther (pictured). (Doug Scott/Submitted)
(Paddle for Health/Submitted)

Paddle for Health returns to Willows Beach

Event raises funds for Island Kids Cancer Association

(Paddle for Health/Submitted)
The Sooke School District has created a new lead principal for comprehensive school health and social and emotional learning position. (CollegeDegrees360/Flickr)

Sooke school district creates new comprehensive school health position

Ruchi McArthur will develop framework to improve wellness of students

The Sooke School District has created a new lead principal for comprehensive school health and social and emotional learning position. (CollegeDegrees360/Flickr)
The Sooke School District has created a new lead principal for comprehensive school health and social and emotional learning position. (CollegeDegrees360/Flickr)

Sooke school district creates new comprehensive school health position

Ruchi McArthur will develop framework to improve wellness of students

The Sooke School District has created a new lead principal for comprehensive school health and social and emotional learning position. (CollegeDegrees360/Flickr)
The midway at the Saanich Fair will open early on Aug. 30, for the first time in the 151 year history of the event. (Saanich Fair/Submitted)

Midway will open early at the 2019 Saanich Fair

This year the fair will pilot a “sneak peek” and the main stage will feature April Wine

The midway at the Saanich Fair will open early on Aug. 30, for the first time in the 151 year history of the event. (Saanich Fair/Submitted)
The Victoria Fire Department was called to Gordon Street on Aug. 16 to help free a seagull. (Nina Grossman/Victoria News)

Victoria firefighters free ensnared seagull

BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre and animal control also responded

The Victoria Fire Department was called to Gordon Street on Aug. 16 to help free a seagull. (Nina Grossman/Victoria News)
Greater Victoria riders ready to race at track cycling provincials in Colwood

Greater Victoria riders ready to race at track cycling provincials in Colwood

Westshore Velodrome to see a mix of new, older and master riders

Greater Victoria riders ready to race at track cycling provincials in Colwood