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Fire bans rescinded in southeastern, Cariboo regions

Fire bans rescinded in southeastern, Cariboo regions

Recent wet weather has reduced the wildfire risk across B.C.

Fire bans rescinded in southeastern, Cariboo regions
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Quebec language office OKs English words grilled-cheese, hashtag

English word, “parking,” may now be used in French, as well as its equivalent, “stationnement”

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Lt. Gov. to visit Peninsula Country Market this Saturday

Lt. Gov. to visit Peninsula Country Market this Saturday

4-H award to be presented in Central Saanich

Lt. Gov. to visit Peninsula Country Market this Saturday
A drug user prepares drugs at the Overdose Prevention Site. Arnold Lim/Black Press photo

Woman tasered in July in Campbell River: ‘We were at our wit’s end’

‘I don’t know if you have ever been impacted by someone who uses opiate drugs, but it ain’t pretty’

A drug user prepares drugs at the Overdose Prevention Site. Arnold Lim/Black Press photo
Nanaimo RCMP said a woman was struck by a car and transported to hospital Thursday. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. along Monterey Drive. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Nanaimo senior in critical condition after being struck by own car

A 73-year-old woman was transported to hospital in Victoria

Nanaimo RCMP said a woman was struck by a car and transported to hospital Thursday. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. along Monterey Drive. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
MLA Sam Sullivan wants to become the next leader of the BC Liberal Party. (YouTube)

Sam Sullivan first to announce bid to become BC Liberal leader

Former Vancouver mayor promises to bring more urban and youth support to the party

MLA Sam Sullivan wants to become the next leader of the BC Liberal Party. (YouTube)
Police received a report Wednesday night that Bill Sapsford was missing. He had been visiting family in Ucluelet and purchased a bus ticket to Victoria, but didn’t arrive. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: 95-year-old man who missed his bus found safe

Bill Sapsford hadn’t arrived home on a bus he had boarded hours earlier

Police received a report Wednesday night that Bill Sapsford was missing. He had been visiting family in Ucluelet and purchased a bus ticket to Victoria, but didn’t arrive. (Photo submitted)
Lucky Envelope’s Grapefruit IPA. Photo by Jacob Uitti

Alcohol ban lifted for B.C. man who killed at age 14

Chad Bucknell took part in the 1996 murders of four people near 100 Mile House

Lucky Envelope’s Grapefruit IPA. Photo by Jacob Uitti
Former Pitt Meadows secondary student Jassi Sidhu died in India in June 2000. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Extradition stayed for Maple Ridge pair accused of ‘honour killing’

Source tells Black Press a lawyer filed a last-minute appeal in court

Former Pitt Meadows secondary student Jassi Sidhu died in India in June 2000. (Contributed)
Eighteen-year-old defenceman Jake Wilhelm is part of the young Saanich Braves team finding its way early in the Island league’s junior B season. Wilhelm played last season with the Port Alberni Bulldogs in the BCHL. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Starting over: Young Braves finding early rhythm

Saanich Braves host Victoria Cougars, Friday at Pearkes

Eighteen-year-old defenceman Jake Wilhelm is part of the young Saanich Braves team finding its way early in the Island league’s junior B season. Wilhelm played last season with the Port Alberni Bulldogs in the BCHL. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Whitehorse RCMP investigate the scene of a shooting in the Porter Creek neighbourhood Wednesday night. One person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. (Jesse Winter/ Yukon News)

B.C. man dead after shooting near Alaska Highway

Police still routing traffic around scene in Porter Creek

Whitehorse RCMP investigate the scene of a shooting in the Porter Creek neighbourhood Wednesday night. One person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. (Jesse Winter/ Yukon News)
12 tents are roaming Greater Victoria

12 tents are roaming Greater Victoria

Homelessness advocate Chrissy Brett is setting up her Pop-up Prayer Vigil featuring 12 tents with 13 residents at various locations around the CRD

12 tents are roaming Greater Victoria
Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)

Famous elk back with new headgear on Vancouver Island

He’s sporting a tarp, an innertube, and windchimes now but he’s the same frisky fellow from last year.

Seen in the middle of a logged-over area, Tuber, the bull elk formerly known as Line Dancer, is back for another exciting fall season. (Submitted)
Phyllis Webstad, the woman who inspired Orange Shirt Day is being joined by members of the B.C. Government Thursday to highlight the inter-generational impact of residential schools

B.C. Legislature shines spotlight on Orange Shirt Day

Government members are joining Phyllis Webstad at the B.C. Legislature Thursday to raise awareness about the residential school legacy and her Orange Shirt Day message that “every child matters.”

Phyllis Webstad, the woman who inspired Orange Shirt Day is being joined by members of the B.C. Government Thursday to highlight the inter-generational impact of residential schools
EMCS students hold annual spin-a-thon for Tour de Rock

EMCS students hold annual spin-a-thon for Tour de Rock

Students hope to raise at least $2000 towards their main goal of $10,000

EMCS students hold annual spin-a-thon for Tour de Rock
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Greater Victoria School District superintendent Piet Langstraat encourages any parents to contact him directly with their concerns over the return in 2018 of suspended Vic High teacher Robert Ammon. File photo

Victoria school district to deal with complaints about suspended teacher individually

Superintendent Piet Langstraat encourages concerned parents to contact him directly

Greater Victoria School District superintendent Piet Langstraat encourages any parents to contact him directly with their concerns over the return in 2018 of suspended Vic High teacher Robert Ammon. File photo
B.C. driver nabbed twice in 10 minutes for distracted driving

B.C. driver nabbed twice in 10 minutes for distracted driving

September is distracted driving awareness month across B.C.

B.C. driver nabbed twice in 10 minutes for distracted driving
UPDATE: Parties square off over Site C delays

UPDATE: Parties square off over Site C delays

Rushed report unable to determine if dam on $8.8 billion budget

UPDATE: Parties square off over Site C delays
Girl still trapped in collapsed Mexico school

Girl still trapped in collapsed Mexico school

Her wiggling fingers became a symbol of hope after the devastating earthquake struck Mexico City

Girl still trapped in collapsed Mexico school