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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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(InvestmentZen/Flickr)
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
Readers Corner: ‘Soaker’ follows the 1964 provincial champion Rainmakers
Readers Corner: ‘Soaker’ follows the 1964 provincial champion Rainmakers
Image credit: Facebook/Canada C3/Stephen Underhay

Arctic cruise tourism comes of age

Arctic cruise tourism has come a long way from its early days, but tourists still ask the same odd questions

Image credit: Facebook/Canada C3/Stephen Underhay
North Island College Director of Facilities Management David Graham walks Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams through the plan drawings for the NIC renovation/expansion this week at a public open house. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Mirror Morning: 09/21/17

What’s in the news today?

North Island College Director of Facilities Management David Graham walks Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams through the plan drawings for the NIC renovation/expansion this week at a public open house. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem

EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem

In both politics and policing, optics can play a major role in…

  • Sep 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: Police chief compensation creates perception problem
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Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

“The storm didn’t bother me, It’s the devastation. I get goosebumps. It’s going to take us a long time.”

Image credit: Instagram/difacilitator
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation

DAVID BLACK: Saanich Commonwealth Pool the site of many accomplishments

Long-term, varied use of facilities one of the keys to 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

  • Sep 21, 2017
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation
Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?

Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?

Media invited to a briefing and demolition range demonstration got an inside look at the training that has some concerned about whale safety

Does explosives training have an effect on marine life?
Calgary Stampeders’ Rob Cote, left, and Jerome Messam celebrate Messam’s touchdown as B.C. Lions’ Loucheiz Purifoy, back right, walks to the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver last month. The Stampeders are looking for their eighth straight win. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Maximum fine slapped on B.C. Lion

Micah Awe was fined by the CFL on Wednesday for his hits on two Calgary Stampeders.

  • Sep 20, 2017
Calgary Stampeders’ Rob Cote, left, and Jerome Messam celebrate Messam’s touchdown as B.C. Lions’ Loucheiz Purifoy, back right, walks to the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver last month. The Stampeders are looking for their eighth straight win. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid

MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid

Nathen Cullen not worried about Jagmeet Singh’s lack of seat in the House of Commons.

MP Nathan Cullen endorses Singh in NDP bid