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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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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.