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Wildfires cause more than $127 million in insured damage

Wildfires cause more than $127 million in insured damage

The two most significant fires in B.C. this summer caused more than $127 million in insured damage.

Wildfires cause more than $127 million in insured damage
Saanich Police responded to traffic incident Wednesday morning near the intersection of Patricia Bay Highway and Claremont Avenue.

Incident snarls traffic into Saanich

Intersection of Patricia Bay Highway and Claremont Avenue has a history of incidents.

Saanich Police responded to traffic incident Wednesday morning near the intersection of Patricia Bay Highway and Claremont Avenue.
HPV vaccine to be made available to Grade 6 boys in B.C.

HPV vaccine to be made available to Grade 6 boys in B.C.

The vaccination is offered to Grade 6 girls, under the assumption boys would be indirectly protected

HPV vaccine to be made available to Grade 6 boys in B.C.
Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed

MARATHON COUNTDOWN: Kids Run adds to family atmosphere in Victoria

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon runs the gamut of age groups

Children line up at the start line of the Thrifty Foods Kids Run on Menzies Street. The 1.25-kilometre run is part of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8. Photo contributed
LETTERS: No dancing in Sooke

LETTERS: No dancing in Sooke

For the past five years I have been driving to the Juan…

  • Sep 27, 2017
LETTERS: No dancing in Sooke
VicPD Acting Sgt. Marie Fish removes a bicycle involved in a collision at Quadra Street and Topaz Avenue on Tuesday morning, along with Const. Kale Howe. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Cyclist collides with vehicle at Quadra and Topaz in Victoria

The driver was attempting a left-hand turn when his vehicle collided with the bike

VicPD Acting Sgt. Marie Fish removes a bicycle involved in a collision at Quadra Street and Topaz Avenue on Tuesday morning, along with Const. Kale Howe. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Saanich Police seek missing woman

Saanich Police seek missing woman

Cynthia Marley last seen Sept. 26 in 2003 Mazda MPV

Saanich Police seek missing woman
Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit

Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit

Old 140-character limit left users “cramming” tweets in, company said

Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit
Greater Victoria’s most wanted

Greater Victoria’s most wanted

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

  • Sep 26, 2017
Greater Victoria’s most wanted
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. (Facebook)

B.C. Liberals battle party subsidy, some more gingerly than others

Todd Stone pushes leadership candidates to just say no

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone. (Facebook)
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry speaks with media after the team’s first training camp session at University of Victoria on Sept. 26. (Black Press/Ragnar Haagen)

Toronto Raptors open training camp at University of Victoria

The team will play an intra-squad game open to the public on Thursday, but tickets have already sold out.

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry speaks with media after the team’s first training camp session at University of Victoria on Sept. 26. (Black Press/Ragnar Haagen)
Despite suffering a broken femur and other serious injuries after a hit and run, Mary Stewart was discharged from hospital in the middle of the night in the pouring rain. (Eddie Julian photo)

Racism blamed for B.C. hit-and-run victim’s early hospital discharge

Fraser Health apologizes after woman with broken femur spent night in a wheelchair in the rain

Despite suffering a broken femur and other serious injuries after a hit and run, Mary Stewart was discharged from hospital in the middle of the night in the pouring rain. (Eddie Julian photo)
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

The Middle Eastern country was the only one in the world where women weren’t allowed to drive

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time
One year ago, an emotionally distressed Tasha Brown speaks to reporters about the whereabouts of her daughter Kaydance Paige Etchells. She turns three years old today.                                Travis Paterson / Black Press

Saanich Police extends child abduction investigation into Netherlands

Saanich woman seeking three-year-old daughter taken more than a year ago

One year ago, an emotionally distressed Tasha Brown speaks to reporters about the whereabouts of her daughter Kaydance Paige Etchells. She turns three years old today.                                Travis Paterson / Black Press
The tenth annual Vikes Championship Breakfast raised $540,000 towards student athlete scholarships.                                APShutter.com/UVic VIkes

Vikes 10th annual breakfast raises $540,000 for athlete scholarships

Breakfast of inspiration: UVic celebrates Simon Ibell’s legacy

The tenth annual Vikes Championship Breakfast raised $540,000 towards student athlete scholarships.                                APShutter.com/UVic VIkes
Lydia Mills joins Franciscan Friars Jean Louis and Antony for the blessing of her basset Katie during the annual Basset Blessing. This year’s event takes place at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Beaver Lake filter beds. (Photo submitted)

Basset owners count their blessings

Basset Blessing held at the Beaver Lake filter beds at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

Lydia Mills joins Franciscan Friars Jean Louis and Antony for the blessing of her basset Katie during the annual Basset Blessing. This year’s event takes place at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Beaver Lake filter beds. (Photo submitted)
The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s Roxy Theatre won’t be screening the film Building the Room this Thursday due to a dispute over the filmmaker’s controversial males-pay-more pricing strategy. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria theatre company cancels controversial film screening

Blue Bridge president calls pricing tactics by filmmaker ‘irresponsible’

The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s Roxy Theatre won’t be screening the film Building the Room this Thursday due to a dispute over the filmmaker’s controversial males-pay-more pricing strategy. Don Denton/Black Press
Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner has had his request for a temporary adjournment of proceedings by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner into allegations of discreditable conduct postponed while he seeks new legal counsel. Photo submitted

Discreditable conduct hearings against former Victoria police chief delayed

Frank Elsner’s request for delay granted to allow him to secure new legal counsel

Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner has had his request for a temporary adjournment of proceedings by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner into allegations of discreditable conduct postponed while he seeks new legal counsel. Photo submitted
Finance Minister Carole James. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. to review ‘fiscal responsiblity’ at Crown corporations

On the table are BC Hydro, ICBC, the BC Lottery Corporation and more

Finance Minister Carole James. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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PREVENTING GANGSTERS: ‘The signs were there, where was I?’ says B.C. mom

Mother of a gangster says elementary school intervention for at-risk kids is what’s needed to keep kids out of gangs

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