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Sign designer Chris Edley, local military historian Jack Bates and municipal archivist Greg Evans check out the placement of the newly installed interpretive signs at Fort Macaulay.  CoURTESY TOWNSHIP OF ESQUIMALT

Esquimalt installs new interpretive signage for Fort Macaulay

The project was made possible through Canada 150 funding

Sign designer Chris Edley, local military historian Jack Bates and municipal archivist Greg Evans check out the placement of the newly installed interpretive signs at Fort Macaulay.  CoURTESY TOWNSHIP OF ESQUIMALT
Kidnapping charges laid against naked suspects

Kidnapping charges laid against naked suspects

‘Walk of shame:’ Alberta RCMP lay kidnapping charges against naked suspects

Kidnapping charges laid against naked suspects
Oceanside RCMP respond to a report of an assault at a home in Nanoose Bay, where a suspected thief was arrested Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

Nanoose Bay sledgehammer assault leads to end of theft spree

64-year-old wrestles female assailant to ground after being struck in eye

  • Nov 8, 2017
Oceanside RCMP respond to a report of an assault at a home in Nanoose Bay, where a suspected thief was arrested Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo
Noodlebox managing partner Jim Hayden, right, and CEO Jeremy Wilson present a $10,000 cheque to Canadian Mental Health Association program manager Jocelyn de Montmorency and employment job coach Geoff Moffett.

Noodlebox raises funds for mental health

Noodlebox managing partner Jim Hayden and CEO Jeremy Wilson presented a $10,000…

Noodlebox managing partner Jim Hayden, right, and CEO Jeremy Wilson present a $10,000 cheque to Canadian Mental Health Association program manager Jocelyn de Montmorency and employment job coach Geoff Moffett.
John Horgan (Canadian Press files)

Horgan backs name calling ban in B.C. legislature, admits ‘lowering debate’

Speaker Darryl Plecas to no longer allow questions that refer to cabinet ministers by nicknames

John Horgan (Canadian Press files)
District of Saanich crews responded to a leaking oil heating tank that drained fuel into Swan Creek in early November. The creek is a salmon-nurturing tributary of Colquitz Creek. Submitted

Leaking oil tank threatens spawning Colquitz coho

Oil leaked into Swan Creek shows up at Colquitz fish fence

District of Saanich crews responded to a leaking oil heating tank that drained fuel into Swan Creek in early November. The creek is a salmon-nurturing tributary of Colquitz Creek. Submitted
Magnus checks out his new emu buddies at his Mission, B.C. home earlier this year. The birds (which are now at least double the size of the dog) and Magnus have become best friends. (Jenna McRae photo)

B.C. bulldog and emu make adorable best-friend pair

Check out how some Mission, B.C. pets have bonded, making for some amusing videos

Magnus checks out his new emu buddies at his Mission, B.C. home earlier this year. The birds (which are now at least double the size of the dog) and Magnus have become best friends. (Jenna McRae photo)
Supt. Deanne Burleigh, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, speaks at the unveiling of the Fallen Officer Memorial outside the Chilliwack RCMP detachment on Nov. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Fallen officer memorial unveiled at Chilliwack RCMP detachment

Nov. 8 ceremony memorializes two officers who died in the line of work

Supt. Deanne Burleigh, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, speaks at the unveiling of the Fallen Officer Memorial outside the Chilliwack RCMP detachment on Nov. 8. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
B.C. rolls out 2017 flu shots

B.C. rolls out 2017 flu shots

Provincial health officer urges people to get their vaccine early

B.C. rolls out 2017 flu shots
B.C. man captures cougar take down on camera

B.C. man captures cougar take down on camera

A Kamloops hunter photographed a cougar catching its deer dinner near Kamloops

B.C. man captures cougar take down on camera
Chill remains in Canada-US soccer rivalry

Chill remains in Canada-US soccer rivalry

Despite a thaw, feelings remain intense

Chill remains in Canada-US soccer rivalry
Mental-health workers kept busy by searing testimony at MMIW inquiry

Mental-health workers kept busy by searing testimony at MMIW inquiry

Testimony has often been deeply emotional and tears are frequent

Mental-health workers kept busy by searing testimony at MMIW inquiry
B.C. Hydro rate freeze promised for 2018

B.C. Hydro rate freeze promised for 2018

Three per cent rate increase to be cancelled, review after Site C fate determined

B.C. Hydro rate freeze promised for 2018
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO                                The Englewood Train crossing the Kokish River.

Vancouver Island loses its last logging train

Western Forest Products closes Englewood Train operation and will make the switch to transport via roads.

WIKIPEDIA PHOTO                                The Englewood Train crossing the Kokish River.
B.C. outreach group partners with app developer to improve safety of sex workers
B.C. outreach group partners with app developer to improve safety of sex workers
Double the characters, double the fun as Twitter expands their character limit. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

VIDEO: #280characters comes to Twitter

Social media site says it expects most users to stick to short tweets

Double the characters, double the fun as Twitter expands their character limit. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo student arrested for making online threat against high school

Nanaimo RCMP arrest 15-year-old student for online threats against Cedar Community Secondary School

A 15-year-old Nanaimo student will appear in court Jan. 18 for making online threat against a local high school. (News Bulletin file photo)
Kathleen Burton, executive director of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, with Swan Lake behind her. Saanich Monday agreed to spend up to $534,000 towards replacing the floating boardwalk on which Burton stands.

Saanich floats funds for Swan Lake nature sanctuary

Society managing the floating boardwalk says it will continue to fundraise

Kathleen Burton, executive director of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, with Swan Lake behind her. Saanich Monday agreed to spend up to $534,000 towards replacing the floating boardwalk on which Burton stands.
Man from Cowichan Valley claims he killed two men on the Island two decades ago. (File photo)

Witness in Victoria court case admits to previous killings

The man was a paid agent of the RCMP, who say they had no evidence to back up the confessions

Man from Cowichan Valley claims he killed two men on the Island two decades ago. (File photo)
Forensic Search Evidence Recovery Team trailers remain in an area of the Sagmoen farm where tents had been set up days before. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.

Update: Police comment on search effort at Silver Creek farm

Tents and command units no longer visible on Salmon River Road property

Forensic Search Evidence Recovery Team trailers remain in an area of the Sagmoen farm where tents had been set up days before. - Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer.