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Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to undergo psychiatric assessment

Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to undergo psychiatric assessment

He was arrested by Ottawa police late last month and charged with various offences

Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to undergo psychiatric assessment
Police keep watch on a house as they search for a heavily armed gunman following the shooting of three Mounties in Moncton, N.B., on June 5, 2014. Arming front line officers with carbine rifles was a “high priority” for senior Mounties three years before a shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B. (Marc Grandmaison/The Canadian Press)

RCMP fined $550,000 in wake of fatal Moncton shooting rampage

The force was convicted of failing to provide adequate use-of-force equipment, user training

Police keep watch on a house as they search for a heavily armed gunman following the shooting of three Mounties in Moncton, N.B., on June 5, 2014. Arming front line officers with carbine rifles was a “high priority” for senior Mounties three years before a shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B. (Marc Grandmaison/The Canadian Press)
Surrey RCMP on scene after an officer was reportedly bear maced on Jan. 25. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

B.C. police officer bear-maced during traffic stop

Mountie was temporarily blinded and suspect has not been found

Surrey RCMP on scene after an officer was reportedly bear maced on Jan. 25. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
Dahli Place on Gorge Road in Victoria is one of many developments operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, of which Realtor Scott Garman is board chair. Garman donates a portion of his real estate sales commissions to the society, which provides area residents with affordable housing.                                File photo

Garman Group agent has unique perspective about Victoria housing

High-end Realtor dedicated to provision of affordable homes as well

Dahli Place on Gorge Road in Victoria is one of many developments operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, of which Realtor Scott Garman is board chair. Garman donates a portion of his real estate sales commissions to the society, which provides area residents with affordable housing.                                File photo
Dine Around/Stay in Town continues at restaurants and hotels around the region, including the Steamship Grill and Bar (pictured) on the Inner Harbour. Photo courtesy Steamship Grill and Bar

Still time to try out new dinner spots during Victoria’s Dine Around/Stay in Town

Annual promotion helps introduce people to local restaurants and hotels

Dine Around/Stay in Town continues at restaurants and hotels around the region, including the Steamship Grill and Bar (pictured) on the Inner Harbour. Photo courtesy Steamship Grill and Bar
40 sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor

40 sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor

Former RCMP doctor declines interview as sexual assault allegations reach 40

40 sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor
Woman airlifted to hospital after being pulled from water on mid-Island

Woman airlifted to hospital after being pulled from water on mid-Island

Victim’s condition unknown; police investigating incident

Woman airlifted to hospital after being pulled from water on mid-Island
Kequyen Lam heads to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February. (Courtesy of Raj /www.theprimaldesire.com)

Vernon skate-skier headed to 2018 Winter Games

Kequyen Lam is headed for Olympic glory

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Kequyen Lam heads to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February. (Courtesy of Raj /www.theprimaldesire.com)
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Showers, flurries expected in Lower Mainland: Environment Canada

Cool airmass will produce showers, flurries and possible snow in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

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River otter spotted cruising Saanich Road

River otter spotted cruising Saanich Road

Meat eating otters will seek out cat food

River otter spotted cruising Saanich Road
CMH Galena is a lodge in the mountains north of Nakusp. Lardeau Creek is in the valley to the right of the photo (Screen capture from CMH website)

UPDATE: Jet fuel spill at heli-ski lodge north of Nakusp

The CMH Galena Lodge is situated on major feeder creek to Trout Lake

CMH Galena is a lodge in the mountains north of Nakusp. Lardeau Creek is in the valley to the right of the photo (Screen capture from CMH website)
Crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Douglas Street and Saanich Road Thursday afternoon. At least two individuals received medical treatment. Wolf Depner/News Staff

UPDATE: Saanich man sent to hospital after collision at one of the most dangerous intersections in Saanich

One of Saanich’s most dangerous intersections was the site of two-vehicle collision…

Crews responded to a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Douglas Street and Saanich Road Thursday afternoon. At least two individuals received medical treatment. Wolf Depner/News Staff
Sport and Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr is shown during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday, December 7, 2017. Hehr is out of the federal cabinet _ at least for now _ after being accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks while in provincial politics a decade ago. Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

Kent Hehr resigns from Liberal cabinet amid sexual misconduct allegations

The allegation stems from Hehr’s time as an Alberta MLA 10 years ago

Sport and Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr is shown during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday, December 7, 2017. Hehr is out of the federal cabinet _ at least for now _ after being accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks while in provincial politics a decade ago. Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press
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UPDATED: Competition Bureau sues Ticketmaster over ‘misleading’ ticket prices

Competition Bureau claims ticket giant inflates price from what was advertised by up to 65 per cent

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After years as the face of the Abbotsford Police Department, Const. Ian MacDonald is moving out of the spotlight. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Behind the news releases: Police media officer reflects on 8-year stint

MacDonald was the face of the department during times of both trauma and cheer

After years as the face of the Abbotsford Police Department, Const. Ian MacDonald is moving out of the spotlight. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
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Door-to-door mail delivery retained; Sidney misses the cut

Ottawa announces end of community mailbox conversions

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Gabriola RCMP have reported a man has died after being hit by vehicle while jogging on Wednesday. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Gabriola RCMP have reported a man has died after being hit by vehicle while jogging on Wednesday. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Warren Miller, the pioneering snow-sports filmmaker, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island. He was 93. (Warren Miller Entertainment, 1989)

Legendary skiing filmmaker Warren Miller dies at age 93

Warren Miller, the pioneering snow-sports filmmaker, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island.

Warren Miller, the pioneering snow-sports filmmaker, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island. He was 93. (Warren Miller Entertainment, 1989)
Before and after photos of Langley driver Matt Ruscheinski’s truck that was crushed by a boulder near Spences Bridge, B.C. on Jan. 18. Matt Ruscheinski photos

Boulders ‘the size of beach balls’ crush B.C. driver’s semi

Matt Ruscheinski recounts terrifying ordeal along Fraser Canyon

Before and after photos of Langley driver Matt Ruscheinski’s truck that was crushed by a boulder near Spences Bridge, B.C. on Jan. 18. Matt Ruscheinski photos
The folks from Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort proudly hold their Business Excellence award from the 2017 gala. This year’s event happens tonight (Jan. 25) at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy Tigh-Na-Mara

Tonight’s the night for Vancouver Island businesses to shine

Annual Business Excellence awards being handed out in Victoria

The folks from Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort proudly hold their Business Excellence award from the 2017 gala. This year’s event happens tonight (Jan. 25) at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy Tigh-Na-Mara
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