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Health of B.C. children and youth positive overall: report

Health of B.C. children and youth positive overall: report

Provincial health officers release findings on birth weights, tooth decay, substance use and more.

Health of B.C. children and youth positive overall: report
An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.

New Trans Mountain pipeline review flags tough questions

Panel re-floats idea of Kinder Morgan switching to less contentious terminal at Delta or in Washington State

An oil tanker being loaded at Westridge Terminal at the end of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.
Emergency vehicles block the highway on the scene of the fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning.

Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run

29-year-old caught in Lower Mainland

  • Nov 2, 2016
Emergency vehicles block the highway on the scene of the fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning.
NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.

NDP questions school upgrade cancellations

NDP leader John Horgan, Education Minister Mike Bernier clash over seismic upgrades cancelled in Victoria and Metro Vancouver

NDP leader John Horgan speaks to reporters in Victoria Wednesday.
VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference

VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference

Watch a streaming feed of a press conference held by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

VIDEO: Watch IHIT press conference
Members of the emergency response team enter Abbotsford Senior Secondary following a double stabbing.

No motive yet known for double stabbing at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

One student dies in attack and other is in stable condition in hospital

Members of the emergency response team enter Abbotsford Senior Secondary following a double stabbing.

New gear for firefighters

Sooke Fire and Rescue Service will begin to take delivery of much-needed equipment replacements later this year.

  • Nov 1, 2016

Sooke seeks top volunteers

Nominees are being sought for the Sooke Volunteer Award.

  • Nov 1, 2016
Michael McCormick pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Pamela Dyer

12 to 15 years for killing his mother?

Sooke resident Michael McCormick, 38, pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of mother

Michael McCormick pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Pamela Dyer
SEAPARC weight room a step closer

SEAPARC weight room a step closer

The proposed $2-million project will see an addition to the SEAPARC complex, with approximately 5,000 square feet of additional space

SEAPARC weight room a step closer
ICBC reports collisions with pedestrians spike significantly in the fall and winter.

ICBC, RCMP warn of pedestrian, vehicle crashes

ICBC reports collisions with pedestrians spike significantly in the fall and winter

ICBC reports collisions with pedestrians spike significantly in the fall and winter.
Transportation survey request landing on doorsteps this week

Transportation survey request landing on doorsteps this week

The Capital Regional District is asking residents to participate in household travel study

Transportation survey request landing on doorsteps this week
Female grizzly bear caught in a wolf trap near Invermere was freed and released.

Grizzly bear caught in wolf trap, released ‘without incident’

Conservation officers get thousands of bear conflict calls, investigate mother bear and cubs shot and dumped

Female grizzly bear caught in a wolf trap near Invermere was freed and released.
Arborist Matthew Beatty surveys a stack of hemlock trees that blew down in the Lower Avatar Grove.

Avatar Grove boardwalk damaged by windstorm

Lower grove closed until trail clearing and boardwalk repairs can be done

Arborist Matthew Beatty surveys a stack of hemlock trees that blew down in the Lower Avatar Grove.
Maja Tait

Sooke mayor wants transit improvements

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait appointed to Victoria Regional Transit Commission

  • Oct 28, 2016
Maja Tait
A mule deer buck sits sedated in a Kelowna yard after tangling with a volleyball net

Rutting deer raise ruckus in B.C.

Buck tangles wih volleyball net in Kelowna, another deer attacks jogger and dog in Victoria

A mule deer buck sits sedated in a Kelowna yard after tangling with a volleyball net
Police prepare for Halloween hijinks in Sooke

Police prepare for Halloween hijinks in Sooke

A rainy forecast for Halloween could curtail some of the problems the occasion can bring

  • Oct 27, 2016
Police prepare for Halloween hijinks in Sooke
UBC students gain new source for naloxone kits

UBC students gain new source for naloxone kits

UBC hospital latest to obtain potentially life-saving take-home drug kits

UBC students gain new source for naloxone kits
Gabryel Joseph

Gabryel Joseph named Sooke corporate officer

Joseph held position in actng role for several months

  • Oct 27, 2016
Gabryel Joseph
Province funding will eliminate bus riding fees

Province funding will eliminate bus riding fees

Sooke school district receives $358,365 in funding under the new provincial Student Transportation Fund.

  • Oct 27, 2016
Province funding will eliminate bus riding fees