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Lucara sells tennis-ball sized diamond for $65.6 million

Lucara sells tennis-ball sized diamond for $65.6 million

The 813-carat Constellation was also sold in May 2016 for US$63.1 million

Lucara sells tennis-ball sized diamond for $65.6 million
Victoria woman pays it forward after bike is stolen, then recovered

Victoria woman pays it forward after bike is stolen, then recovered

Two ‘rights’ correct a ‘wrong’ as cyclist ends up with two bikes after one goes missing

Victoria woman pays it forward after bike is stolen, then recovered
In like a hurricane: Cuban divers come early for Pan Ams
In like a hurricane: Cuban divers come early for Pan Ams
Ray and Rob Galey stand in their Galey Farms pumpkin patch. Hot weather led to complications that kept the great orange gourds to about 80 per cent of what is usually harvest. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Hot weather leads to Saanich pumpkin shortage

Both Galey and Michell farms report failing crops of pumpkins

Ray and Rob Galey stand in their Galey Farms pumpkin patch. Hot weather led to complications that kept the great orange gourds to about 80 per cent of what is usually harvest. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong in his office at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 25, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Mike de Jong’s second shot at leadership

B.C. Liberal’s tight spending may be a blessing and a curse

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong in his office at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 25, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Kevin M. McLaughlin took this photo Aug. 31 of a derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. He’s wondering why is hasn’t been removed by the Capital Regional District. (Kevin McLaughlin)

Derelict boat at Island View Beach in Central Saanich waits for red tape removal

A derelict boat washed up on the beach at Island View Beach…

Kevin M. McLaughlin took this photo Aug. 31 of a derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. He’s wondering why is hasn’t been removed by the Capital Regional District. (Kevin McLaughlin)
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B.C. woman who harassed mayor ordered to leave town

Repeated unwanted contacts prompts rare probation condition excluding her from city limits

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B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

B.C. man cleared of terrorism charges related to Facebook posts

Court heard Othman Hamdan paid tribute online to gains made by Islamic State militants

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Saanich police responded to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle Monday afternoon near the intersection of Quadra Street and Patricia Bay Highway.

Collision on Saanich highway injures man

Ambulance took a pedestrian to an area hospital after a vehicle had hit him near Quadra Street exit

Saanich police responded to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle Monday afternoon near the intersection of Quadra Street and Patricia Bay Highway.
This photo of Alastair Hayne is from a GoFundMe page set up after he died in an accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island. (GoFundMe)

Youth dead after ‘accidental shooting’ on Salt Spring Island

A youth from Salt Spring Island has died after what police termed…

This photo of Alastair Hayne is from a GoFundMe page set up after he died in an accidental shooting on Salt Spring Island. (GoFundMe)
MP Dianne Watts celebrates with supporters after announcing her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Dianne Watts promises to fix ‘disconnect’ with BC Liberals’ base

Former Surrey mayor lays out plans for transportation, housing and marijuana legalization

MP Dianne Watts celebrates with supporters after announcing her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson announces his bid for the B.C. LIberal leadership in Vancouver, Sept. 25, 2017. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Wilkinson weighs in for B.C. Liberal leadership

Vancouver MLA says support, experience is province-wide

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson announces his bid for the B.C. LIberal leadership in Vancouver, Sept. 25, 2017. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Kerry Park defenceman Connor Bissett takes on a Saanich Braves player during Saturday’s 2-1 win by the Isles. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Braves find offence, hit double digits against Glacier Kings

Offensively hot Braves and Bucs ready for Thursday showdown

Kerry Park defenceman Connor Bissett takes on a Saanich Braves player during Saturday’s 2-1 win by the Isles. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan announce legislation banning corporate and union donations at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 18, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians loot public treasury

John Horgan’s sudden reversal puts parties on welfare

B.C. Greens leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan announce legislation banning corporate and union donations at the B.C. legislature, Sept. 18, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
A man helps himself to a piece of hot pizza at the Flash Feeding Frenzy in Centennial Square on Sunday evening. The charitable event, organized by members of an online Facebook group, saw food and clothing distributed to members of Victoria’s street community.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A man helps himself to a piece of hot pizza at the Flash Feeding Frenzy in Centennial Square on Sunday evening. The charitable event, organized by members of an online Facebook group, saw food and clothing distributed to members of Victoria’s street community.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News
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Memorial held in Victoria for fallen officers

The 2017 B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial took place Sunday at the BC Legislature to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

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Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault

Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault

Anthony Cortez appears in court on assault charges involving a woman who later died in crash.

Suspect in fatal crash, jewelry heist charged with assault
The City of Victoria has a new person in charge of city hall, after council decided last week to terminate city manager Jason Johnson. Don Denton/Black Press

City of Victoria, city manager part ways after council decision

Highly touted Johnson ‘completed mandate,’ mayor says, veteran staffer takes over as acting manager

The City of Victoria has a new person in charge of city hall, after council decided last week to terminate city manager Jason Johnson. Don Denton/Black Press
MP Dianne Watts announces her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

VIDEO: MP Dianne Watts announces bid for BC Liberal leadership

Stepping down as Conservative South-Surrey White Rock MP for provincial leadership bid

MP Dianne Watts announces her BC Liberal leadership bid. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Work camp for the Site C dam is a self-contained town called Two Rivers Lodge, with restaurant, theatre, lounge, gym, yoga studio and hair salon. The camp is budgeted at $470 million to build and operate. (BC Hydro)

Site C dam project draws criticism at first public input session

The new NDP government initiated a review of the project

Work camp for the Site C dam is a self-contained town called Two Rivers Lodge, with restaurant, theatre, lounge, gym, yoga studio and hair salon. The camp is budgeted at $470 million to build and operate. (BC Hydro)