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Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above

Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above

Ethan Delichte from Prime Light Media captured stunning photos of aircraft fighting the Joe Rich fire

Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above
Joan Andersen is in praise of a new transplant that cured her C. difficile, part of a study underway in Victoria.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff

Without fecal transplant, life can be a pain in the butt

Saanich resident indebted to new gut flora procedure

Joan Andersen is in praise of a new transplant that cured her C. difficile, part of a study underway in Victoria.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff
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Conservative politicians welcome to watch Calgary Pride parade, but can’t march

Organizers says they don’t know enough about the United Conservative Party yet to include them

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Canada counts on huge pool of players to get to 2019 World Cup
Canada counts on huge pool of players to get to 2019 World Cup
The 10-lane Port Mann bridge has been financed with tolls, as has the Translink-owned Golden Ears Bridge. (Transportation Investment Corp.)

Metro Vancouver bridge tolls to be lifted Sept. 1

Charges removed from Port Mann, Golden Ears bridges

The 10-lane Port Mann bridge has been financed with tolls, as has the Translink-owned Golden Ears Bridge. (Transportation Investment Corp.)
Bus drives off a pier in Russia, killing 17

Bus drives off a pier in Russia, killing 17

A bus drove off a pier in southern Russia, killing 17 workers

Bus drives off a pier in Russia, killing 17
(Wikimedia Commons/Jon Rawlinson)

Canadian passports to allow ‘x’ gender option

Transgender Canadians can write in ‘x’ option on passports, as of Aug. 31

(Wikimedia Commons/Jon Rawlinson)
Former finance minister Mike de Jong presents one of his four balanced budgets in the B.C. legislature, February 2016. (Black Press files)

B.C. Liberal leadership race warms up

Polls pop up in support of Mike de Jong, Dianne Watts

Former finance minister Mike de Jong presents one of his four balanced budgets in the B.C. legislature, February 2016. (Black Press files)
Rising household debt could be drag on long-term growth

Rising household debt could be drag on long-term growth

CMHC warned that steady climb of household debt-to-GDP level has put Canada’s long-term economic growth prospects at risk.

Rising household debt could be drag on long-term growth
The train trestle that spans Rogers Creek in Port Alberni was built in 1911 and is often used by pedestrians as a shortcut between Roger Street and Johnston Road. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Port Alberni man dies after falling off train trestle

RCMP say death does not appear suspicious

  • Aug 25, 2017
The train trestle that spans Rogers Creek in Port Alberni was built in 1911 and is often used by pedestrians as a shortcut between Roger Street and Johnston Road. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Sooke chamber makes changes to membership fees

Sooke chamber makes changes to membership fees

Beginning Oct. 1, the chamber will launch a monthly membership payment plan

  • Aug 25, 2017
Sooke chamber makes changes to membership fees
Bike to Work Society offering free educational rides on Victoria two-way bike lanes
Bike to Work Society offering free educational rides on Victoria two-way bike lanes
Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares

Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares

Flames began shooting up trees around her, ‘I’ve never been this scared in my life’, said Kelowna hiker

Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares
Student Megan Dreesmann of the Horticulture College of the Pacific trims an arbor in preparation for Arts and Music in the Garden. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Expect 2,000 visitors to Saanich’s Arts and Music in the Garden

The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Student Megan Dreesmann of the Horticulture College of the Pacific trims an arbor in preparation for Arts and Music in the Garden. Travis Paterson/News Staff
The horses have arrived for the RCMP Musical Ride this weekend

The horses have arrived for the RCMP Musical Ride this weekend

Tomorrow is the first of two shows for the RCMP Musical Ride, a showcase some call “uniquely Canadian”

The horses have arrived for the RCMP Musical Ride this weekend
Dawn Christenson competes in her first marathon in Victoria in 2008 with running coach Mark Cryderman.

10 marathons, 10 provinces, 10 years? No problem!

Local woman to complete 10-year quest to complete a marathon in each province

Dawn Christenson competes in her first marathon in Victoria in 2008 with running coach Mark Cryderman.
Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)

Community responds after mid-Island women have hundreds of empty bottles stolen

Proceeds will be used to fund upcoming missonary trip to Zambia.

Leesa Patenaude, left and Linda Harbo, sit in front of trailer filled with empty bottles. Harbo has been collecting empty bottles for months in order to raise money for an upcoming missionary trip to Zambia, where she and Patenaude will volunteer at an orphanage that is home to 150 children with HIV. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
30 new fires in BC since yesterday

30 new fires in BC since yesterday

Thursday was one of the busiest days in recent weeks for wildfire officials and first responders on the ground.

30 new fires in BC since yesterday
Cobble Hill Holdings is suing the province over its decision last February to pull the permit for its contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake. The controversial project was the focus of demonstrations and lawsuits from the community for years. (File photo)

Cobble Hill Holdings sues province over lost operating permit

Owner of contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake also names Mary Polak in suit

Cobble Hill Holdings is suing the province over its decision last February to pull the permit for its contaminated soil landfill near Shawnigan Lake. The controversial project was the focus of demonstrations and lawsuits from the community for years. (File photo)
Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.

Daughter of man killed in Barcelona vows terrorists ‘failed’

Fiona Wilson grateful for ‘extraordinary kindness’ shown in wake of last week’s attack in Spain

Candles and flowers mark a vigil at the site in Barcelona where Rock’s Ian Wilson (shown in inset with his wife Valerie) and 12 others were killed last week.