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A moose browses on twigs, struggling to survive infestation of winter ticks. Supplemental feeding can gather animals together, increasing disease and parasite transmission. (Dustin Godfrey/B.C. government)

Winter feeding best left to wildlife experts

B.C. warns of diet shift dangers for moose, deer, elk, sheep

A moose browses on twigs, struggling to survive infestation of winter ticks. Supplemental feeding can gather animals together, increasing disease and parasite transmission. (Dustin Godfrey/B.C. government)
Kathy Schuster, 45, sorts some of her belongings in the South Okanagan Women In Need Society’s SAFExst space at an unspecified location, where she gets a bit of warmth and can stock up on some basic supplies. For Schuster, a loss of supplies is a serious personal security matter.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Homeless, hurt and harassed

A B.C. city’s most vulnerable speak out about violence and theft on the streets

Kathy Schuster, 45, sorts some of her belongings in the South Okanagan Women In Need Society’s SAFExst space at an unspecified location, where she gets a bit of warmth and can stock up on some basic supplies. For Schuster, a loss of supplies is a serious personal security matter.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
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American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada

B.C. court rules Richard Desautel has right to hunt in Canada

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Backed up traffic on highway 3 after the collision occurred. (Dan Bolduc/Submitted)

Car involved in fatal highway accident only had two snow tires: police

Subaru Impreza with two summer tires collided with a van, shutting down Highway 3 for hours: police

Backed up traffic on highway 3 after the collision occurred. (Dan Bolduc/Submitted)
Benjamin and Olivia 2017’s top baby names so far in B.C.

Benjamin and Olivia 2017’s top baby names so far in B.C.

The race is almost over for the top baby names in 2017

Benjamin and Olivia 2017’s top baby names so far in B.C.
RCMP divers recover missing 10-year-old’s body in B.C. lake after crash

RCMP divers recover missing 10-year-old’s body in B.C. lake after crash

Boy was in vehicle that rolled into lake and sank on Wednesday.

RCMP divers recover missing 10-year-old’s body in B.C. lake after crash
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Cold snaps shuts down NYE in parts of Canada

It’s projected to be one of the coldest New Year’s Eves in Ottawa in nearly two decades

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EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward

The News gratefully acknowledges readers’ trust in us to tell stories that resonate with you

  • Dec 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward
Finance Minister Carole James is beginning to phase out Medical Services Plan premiums, which accounted for 17 per cent of B.C. health care spending in the past year. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

EDITORIAL: Fingers crossed for benefits from lower MSP premiums

Residents in Victoria, across B.C. may have more in their pockets at the end of the month

  • Dec 29, 2017
Finance Minister Carole James is beginning to phase out Medical Services Plan premiums, which accounted for 17 per cent of B.C. health care spending in the past year. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs

First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs

Indigenous Roots growing facility in the works, to be built in Armstrong

First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs
Staying warm a challenge for Canadian juniors in outdoor game

Staying warm a challenge for Canadian juniors in outdoor game

Canada to face off against the USA at noon Friday at the NFL Buffalo Bills’ New Era Field

Staying warm a challenge for Canadian juniors in outdoor game
Kyle Dow, Sky Losier, Astra Lund-Phillips, William McDonough, Shay Lynn Sampson and Sarina de Havelyn are among the Saanich area residents who are participating in the 89th session of British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP).                                 Wolf Depner/News Staff

B.C. Youth Parliament embraces political inclusion

Youth from across the province take part in 89th session at B.C.’s Legislative Assembly

Kyle Dow, Sky Losier, Astra Lund-Phillips, William McDonough, Shay Lynn Sampson and Sarina de Havelyn are among the Saanich area residents who are participating in the 89th session of British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP).                                 Wolf Depner/News Staff
Great deals lead to worse treatment for customer service workers: study

Great deals lead to worse treatment for customer service workers: study

New psychological study looks at the implications of a bargain-hunting mentality

Great deals lead to worse treatment for customer service workers: study
10-year-old boy still missing after car plunges into B.C. lake

10-year-old boy still missing after car plunges into B.C. lake

RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and search and rescue members are searching the waters after accident

10-year-old boy still missing after car plunges into B.C. lake
Cadboro Bay residents and Claremont Grade 12 students Griffin and Skyler Wilson are headed to Yale University for lacrosse next year.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff

From Claremont to Yale, lacrosse program graduating top talent

Claremont lacrosse academy has now graduated 70 players to post secondary

Cadboro Bay residents and Claremont Grade 12 students Griffin and Skyler Wilson are headed to Yale University for lacrosse next year.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks

Why shouldn’t the non-alcoholic drinks be just as creative and tasty?

  • Dec 28, 2017
Bartenders respond to push for better non-alcoholic drinks
Sex, drugs and rolling into the corner: the waterbed turns 50

Sex, drugs and rolling into the corner: the waterbed turns 50

‘My theory is there’s a whole generation that was spawned on a waterbed.’

Sex, drugs and rolling into the corner: the waterbed turns 50
Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island bus company plans Nanaimo-Victoria service

Wilson’s Transportation intends to take over route from Greyhound Canada

Wilson’s Transportation intends to operate daily bus service between Victoria and Nanaimo (Photo submitted)
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Private investigators to probe Sherman’s deaths

Family hires private investigators to probe Barry and Honey Sherman’s deaths

The Canadian Press
Victoria art auction supporting jazz in the city

Victoria art auction supporting jazz in the city

Proceeds from sales of donated pieces to help promote jazz

Victoria art auction supporting jazz in the city