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Heat wave coming to Vancouver Island

Temperatures expected to rise into 30’s for some areas including the east coast of island.

(Troy Landreville/Black Press)
Victoria Foundation’s Rob Janus is inviting the public to have their voices heard as part of the 12th annual Vital Signs survey. Contributed photo.

Vital Signs takes Greater Victoria’s temperature

Annual survey online now for providing community input

  • Jun 23, 2017
Victoria Foundation’s Rob Janus is inviting the public to have their voices heard as part of the 12th annual Vital Signs survey. Contributed photo.
Dogs have no sweat glands and can withstand high temperatures for only a short time, says the SPCA.

BC SPCA warns: A hot car is no place for your pet

Temperature in parked vehicle can reach over 38 degrees Celsius

  • Jun 23, 2017
Dogs have no sweat glands and can withstand high temperatures for only a short time, says the SPCA.
High court clears way for Facebook lawsuit in B.C.

High court clears way for Facebook lawsuit in B.C.

Deborah Douez alleges Facebook used her name and profile photo in ads endorsing a company she ‘liked’

High court clears way for Facebook lawsuit in B.C.
Yvette Fornelli suffered a life-threatening injury from a tiny bristle from a barbecue brush. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Victoria woman alerts public about dangers of stray BBQ brush wires

Bristle in food leads serious intestinal surgery

  • Jun 23, 2017
Yvette Fornelli suffered a life-threatening injury from a tiny bristle from a barbecue brush. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Some members of the Peninsula Medical team, including Troy Giesbrecht (back right), the new, full-time pharmacist at the clinic. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)

Sidney clinic plans to accept new patients through smaller, scheduled intakes

People seeking a family doctor can check the Peninsula Medical website for the next patient intake.

  • Jun 23, 2017
Some members of the Peninsula Medical team, including Troy Giesbrecht (back right), the new, full-time pharmacist at the clinic. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
Tronie Brown, owner and operator of Nightingale Preschool and Junior Kindergarten in Victoria, said it’s becoming increasingly difficult to hire properly trained, experienced staff to work with the children in her daycare.                                Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Victoria daycare operators concerned over lack of qualified staff

Shortages may prompt some daycares to break worker-to-child ratio rules

Tronie Brown, owner and operator of Nightingale Preschool and Junior Kindergarten in Victoria, said it’s becoming increasingly difficult to hire properly trained, experienced staff to work with the children in her daycare.                                Kendra Wong/Victoria News
VIDEO: Hide your picnic baskets, the bears are out

VIDEO: Hide your picnic baskets, the bears are out

Conservation officers are expecting to see highest number of bears in recent years this summer

VIDEO: Hide your picnic baskets, the bears are out
(Black Press)

Elections BC prepares for possible snap election

Staff not expecting voters to head to the polls yet, but want to be ready

(Black Press)
Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon before presentation of the government’s pre-election throne speech. Today’s speech adds many more promises taken from NDP and Green platforms. (B.C. GOVERNMENT)

VIDEO: Throne speech piles on PST cut, other promises

NDP, Greens still preparing to defeat B.C. Liberals

Premier Christy Clark greets Lt. Governor Judith Guichon before presentation of the government’s pre-election throne speech. Today’s speech adds many more promises taken from NDP and Green platforms. (B.C. GOVERNMENT)
New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore

New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore

Eight new buses and an additional 20,000 of service planned to start this fall

New bus service planned for Sooke, West Shore
Noble Ridge Vineyards and Winery’s “The One” Sparkling 2012 was awarded one of twelve 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards. - Image Credit: Facebook/Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Okanagan wineries sweep Lieutenant Governor’s Awards

Of the 486 wines submitted by 132 wineries for judging, just 12 reigned supreme

Noble Ridge Vineyards and Winery’s “The One” Sparkling 2012 was awarded one of twelve 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards. - Image Credit: Facebook/Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery
VIDEO: B.C. Liberals elect speaker to begin historic session

VIDEO: B.C. Liberals elect speaker to begin historic session

Speaker to resign if government defeated by NDP and B.C. Greens

VIDEO: B.C. Liberals elect speaker to begin historic session
UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada

Roughly 2,900 jobs expected to be lost, amid restructuring.

UPDATE: Sears Canada closing 59 of its stores across Canada
Public funeral for retired fire chief who battled cancer

Public funeral for retired fire chief who battled cancer

A procession for Doug Angrove is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Esquimalt.

Public funeral for retired fire chief who battled cancer
ICYMI: Slideshow of the best of National Indigenous Peoples Day across Vancouver Island

Best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day 2017

ICYMI: Our best images from National Indigenous Peoples Day, from across Vancouver Island

ICYMI: Slideshow of the best of National Indigenous Peoples Day across Vancouver Island
CREST Board of Directors chair Gordie Logan (right) pictured back when CREST first announced that emergency services across Vancouver Island will see significant upgrades to their radio communications systems, is exciting to see the HRO system moving forward. (Black Press file photo)

CREST upgrades almost operational in Capital Region

New equipment replaces aging systems

  • Jun 22, 2017
CREST Board of Directors chair Gordie Logan (right) pictured back when CREST first announced that emergency services across Vancouver Island will see significant upgrades to their radio communications systems, is exciting to see the HRO system moving forward. (Black Press file photo)
Members of the VicPD tactical response team make their way along a dock at Fisherman’s Wharf on Wednesday around 6 p.m. during an incident that began with reports of shots fired in the area. One man was eventually taken into custody but no weapon was found. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Members of the VicPD tactical response team make their way along a dock at Fisherman’s Wharf on Wednesday around 6 p.m. during an incident that began with reports of shots fired in the area. One man was eventually taken into custody but no weapon was found. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Sooke resident Ann Talbot points towards the treeline near Sooke Basin where she says she saw a perfectly-round UFO fly above. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

UFO spotted near Sooke Basin

Ann Talbot saw a large round glowing object hover and fly across the Sooke Basin last week.

Sooke resident Ann Talbot points towards the treeline near Sooke Basin where she says she saw a perfectly-round UFO fly above. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)
Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields. (File photo)

UPDATE: Tim Shields’ defence suggests ‘bathroom incident’ was consensual

Worker says she was told by RCMP adviser she would be labelled troublemaker if she complained

Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields. (File photo)