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Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations

Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations

British Columbia Treaty Commission moves forward on 14 negotiations involving 32 First Nations.

Pushing ahead with First Nation treaty negotiations
Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko

Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko

The 28-year-old was last seen in Coquitlam

  • Sep 20, 2017
Campbell River RCMP asking for help finding missing person Savannah Omelko
The stretch of McKenzie Avenue from Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street will go down to a single lane each way as part of a paving project, starting Wednesday night. Crews will also work on the stretch Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing at 7 a.m. the next morning. Wolf Depner / News Staff

McKenzie Avenue work in Saanich has drivers dealing with delays

Paving work reduces section of McKenzie Avenue down to single lane traffic in each direction

The stretch of McKenzie Avenue from Cedar Hill Road and Shelbourne Street will go down to a single lane each way as part of a paving project, starting Wednesday night. Crews will also work on the stretch Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing at 7 a.m. the next morning. Wolf Depner / News Staff
Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon (Black Press)

B.C. calls for input on restored Human Rights Commission

Commission to focus on education to prevent racism, sexism

Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon (Black Press)
Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats

Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats

Each claim costs the government $12,900 to $20,000 according to the Immigration Department

Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats
Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women

The annual journey will span five days this year and cover 350 kilometres between Prince Rupert and Smithers

Families walk Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women
Ken Johnson, president of the Hallmark Heritage Society, stands near historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in late 2014. The society moved into the building in March 2015, only to receive a surprising tax bill.                                Black Press File Photo

Saanich society to get tax break

A local society is getting a break on its tax bill. Council…

Ken Johnson, president of the Hallmark Heritage Society, stands near historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in late 2014. The society moved into the building in March 2015, only to receive a surprising tax bill.                                Black Press File Photo
A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)

Vigilante tracks down B.C. garbage dumper

Truckload of trash found last weekend, tossed down an embankment over a creek

A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)                                A truckload of garbage was found last Sunday dumped down a steep embankment above Slesse Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley. (Submitted photo)
Acting commissioner Drew McArthur. (Black Press files)

Privacy czar chides B.C. government over shoddy access to information practices

Drew McArthur says he is disappointed in the provincial government’s poor response rate

Acting commissioner Drew McArthur. (Black Press files)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)

Saliva test likely for marijuana impairment

Enforcement must be ready by next July, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)
Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill

Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill

A 21-year-old holding a high school diploma made decisions resulting in disaster on the Tulameen River

Managers plead guilty in B.C. coal mine spill
B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure

B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure

A picture of a pond hockey game in Lytton has been included in a Canadian Museum of History booklet

B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure
Boxer Jake LaMotta dies at 95

Boxer Jake LaMotta dies at 95

The legend inspired the 1980 film Raging Bull, starring Robert de Niro

Boxer Jake LaMotta dies at 95
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 review begins province-wide hearings

Horgan wants independent report on whether to keep building dam

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)
UPDATE: B.C. filmmaker admits to fibbing to sell gender-based policy

UPDATE: B.C. filmmaker admits to fibbing to sell gender-based policy

Victoria premier of film used the pricing system charging white men $20, while others paid $10

UPDATE: B.C. filmmaker admits to fibbing to sell gender-based policy
This artistic rendering shows the revised proposal for the re-development of Townley Lodge. Submitted

Saanich sends affordable housing project to public hearing

Members of council and the community signaled their support for the revised…

This artistic rendering shows the revised proposal for the re-development of Townley Lodge. Submitted
Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Metal roofs were already flying and windows were breaking as the storm approached the region

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica
Foreign workers say they paid thousands for B.C. jobs that didn’t exist

Foreign workers say they paid thousands for B.C. jobs that didn’t exist

Four plaintiffs represent 450 foreign workers in the lawsuit against Mac’s Convenience Stores

Foreign workers say they paid thousands for B.C. jobs that didn’t exist
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the following individuals who were wanted as of Sept. 19, 2017.

Greater Victoria’s most wanted for the week of Sept. 19

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

  • Sep 20, 2017
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the following individuals who were wanted as of Sept. 19, 2017.
Liam Comboye received a diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer. Saanich’s Centennial Park on Wallace Drive will hold a fundraiser between noon and 2 p.m.

Three-year-old Saanich boy battling brain cancer

Sunday fundraiser will help support Liam’s family and B.C. Children’s Hospital

Liam Comboye received a diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive form of pediatric brain cancer. Saanich’s Centennial Park on Wallace Drive will hold a fundraiser between noon and 2 p.m.