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B.C. Liberal Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell (Black Press files)

B.C. Liberals plan to restrict donations, raise welfare rates

Throne speech set for Thursday, government would fall on opposition vote

B.C. Liberal Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell (Black Press files)
Emily Epp, 17, holds a shell she found on her swim around Bowen Island, B.C. on Saturday June 17, 2017 in this photo provided by the Epp family. It took nearly 11 hours, but a 17-year-old girl from Kelowna, B.C., has completed her gruelling goal of swimming around an island off the coast of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout.

B.C. teen preps to swim English Channel

Emily Epp is practicing for next month’s challenge by swimming around Bowen Island.

Emily Epp, 17, holds a shell she found on her swim around Bowen Island, B.C. on Saturday June 17, 2017 in this photo provided by the Epp family. It took nearly 11 hours, but a 17-year-old girl from Kelowna, B.C., has completed her gruelling goal of swimming around an island off the coast of Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Handout.
Saanich councillor wants LGBTQ events to be more inclusive of ‘straights’

Saanich councillor wants LGBTQ events to be more inclusive of ‘straights’

Coun. Fred Haynes said Monday night he wants local Lesbian Gay, Bisexual,…

Saanich councillor wants LGBTQ events to be more inclusive of ‘straights’
(London Police/Twitter)
(London Police/Twitter)
A sea of people make their way up and down Douglas Street during Car Free YYJ on Sunday afternoon. The main thoroughfare was closed to traffic for most of the day as attendees checked out hundreds of craft, clothing, food and other vendors, as well as watched various styles of live entertainment along the streets from Courtenay to Caledonia streets. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Thousands take to their feet for Car Free YYJ in downtown Victoria

Iffy weather doesn’t deter participants in annual celebration of pedestrian friendly cities

A sea of people make their way up and down Douglas Street during Car Free YYJ on Sunday afternoon. The main thoroughfare was closed to traffic for most of the day as attendees checked out hundreds of craft, clothing, food and other vendors, as well as watched various styles of live entertainment along the streets from Courtenay to Caledonia streets. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
(Canadian Press photo)

First B.C. dinosaur skull discovered near Tumbler Ridge

A Vancouver Island man discovered it while hiking in northeastern B.C.

(Canadian Press photo)
CRD BRIEFS: Region’s water of ‘excellent quality:’ report

CRD BRIEFS: Region’s water of ‘excellent quality:’ report

Board tackles questions about regional-growth strategy

  • Jun 18, 2017
CRD BRIEFS: Region’s water of ‘excellent quality:’ report
(Photo Hrom’tik’inqako7en by Jeanette Chapman)

Teachers union launches e-book about residential schools

The book includes lesson plans, readings, background information

(Photo Hrom’tik’inqako7en by Jeanette Chapman)
Potholes are a major conern on the Pacific Marine Circle Route between Port Renfrew and Mesachie Lake. (Black Press)

Pacific Marine Circle Route ‘riddled’with potholes

Not enough done to improve road, says regional district director

Potholes are a major conern on the Pacific Marine Circle Route between Port Renfrew and Mesachie Lake. (Black Press)
Times Colonist building sold

Times Colonist building sold

Workers waiting to hear about their future

  • Jun 16, 2017
Times Colonist building sold
A break in occurred at Stelly’s Secondary School in Central Saanich around 1 a.m. on Thursday, June 15. There are no known suspects at this time. Police are asking for the public’s help. (Web)

Central Saanich Police says no suspects in school break in

Anyone with information regarding the break in at Stelly’s Secondary on Thursday, June 15 is asked to come forward.

  • Jun 16, 2017
A break in occurred at Stelly’s Secondary School in Central Saanich around 1 a.m. on Thursday, June 15. There are no known suspects at this time. Police are asking for the public’s help. (Web)
19 youth have died from overdoses, B.C.’s top doctor tells parents

19 youth have died from overdoses, B.C.’s top doctor tells parents

Dr. Perry Kendall has penned a letter, as 19 youth have overdosed since 2016.

19 youth have died from overdoses, B.C.’s top doctor tells parents
The opening of the Johnson Street Bridge has been pushed back another three-and-a-half months to March 2018. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Johnson Street Bridge delay may not be the last

Opening of bridge pushed back to March 31, 2018.

  • Jun 16, 2017
The opening of the Johnson Street Bridge has been pushed back another three-and-a-half months to March 2018. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Marijuana, Cocaine, weapons and replica firearms seized from Central Saanich residence

Marijuana, Cocaine, weapons and replica firearms seized from Central Saanich residence

Cocaine, Marijuana, several edged weapons and replica firearms were seized from a…

  • Jun 16, 2017
Marijuana, Cocaine, weapons and replica firearms seized from Central Saanich residence
UPDATE: RCMP investigate milk recalls in B.C. due to “extraneous material”
UPDATE: RCMP investigate milk recalls in B.C. due to “extraneous material”
Dads: An Exploration into Contemporary Fatherhood is a documentary available to stream online at CBC. Saanich’s Darryl Whetung worked on the documentary in various roles as a producer, production manager, post production supervisor and music supervisor. Screencap

Dad documentary follows seven fathers who do it all

Saanich resident part of production for Dads: An Exploration into Contemporary Fatherhood was one of four raised by single dad

Dads: An Exploration into Contemporary Fatherhood is a documentary available to stream online at CBC. Saanich’s Darryl Whetung worked on the documentary in various roles as a producer, production manager, post production supervisor and music supervisor. Screencap
Photo shows one of the hundreds of units being used as short-term vacation rentals in Victoria. City council is aiming to implement regulations that will restrict the number of spaces being used for that purpose, through companies such as AirBnB. Contributed photo

Victoria moves to regulate short-term vacation rentals such as AirBnB

City staff to prepare an enforcement strategy for council’s inspection

Photo shows one of the hundreds of units being used as short-term vacation rentals in Victoria. City council is aiming to implement regulations that will restrict the number of spaces being used for that purpose, through companies such as AirBnB. Contributed photo
A Pomeranian dog, the same breed as the ones allegedly scooped by a pair of eagles in Central Saanich’s Centennial Park. (Pixabay)

Wildlife expert “wouldn’t rule out” eagles snatching small dogs

The social media rumour mill was buzzing yesterday after a story made its rounds about eagles taking two Poms.

  • Jun 15, 2017
A Pomeranian dog, the same breed as the ones allegedly scooped by a pair of eagles in Central Saanich’s Centennial Park. (Pixabay)
A security exercise is going down at the Victoria International Airport tomorrow. Two locations in the airport will be affected. (Pixabay)

KCCO tomorrow at YYJ airport

On Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Victoria International Airport is conducting a routine security exercise. Travellers needn’t worry.

  • Jun 15, 2017
A security exercise is going down at the Victoria International Airport tomorrow. Two locations in the airport will be affected. (Pixabay)
B.C. Liberal house leader Mike de Jong is sworn in by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon Monday. (B.C. GOVERNMENT)

B.C. Liberals could stall all summer, Weaver warns

Mike de Jong says NDP-Green deal ‘very much in doubt’

B.C. Liberal house leader Mike de Jong is sworn in by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon Monday. (B.C. GOVERNMENT)
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