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67,000 homeowners get early-warning assessment notice

These notices have been sent out to homes with an above-average increase in their 2018 assessment

Thousands without power on Vancouver Island

Tuesday’s dump of snow has cut power to nearly 10,000 homes in Victoria and Duncan

Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for flurries and cold air throughout the next week

SD61 to install new water fountains over lead concerns

They’re installing 350 new water fountains in local schools due to concerns over elevated levels of lead in the water system

Victoria gets approval for new supervised consumption site

It will open at 844 Johnson Street

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

Transit bus loses control near Uptown shopping centre

One person was treated for a minor injury at the scene

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

More than 175 sailings are being added, including 130 between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

WestJet Christmas video turns children’s wishes into reality

This year’s annual video took a new spin on the 12 days of Christmas

Updated: Suspect in Salt Spring murder held under Mental Health Act

Police arrested a 22-year-old man, but are providing few other details

Few details in police incident on Salt Spring Island

A home on Maliview Drive was surrounded in police tape

BC Ferries to go smoke-free in the new year

A new policy will no longer allow passengers or crew to smoke while aboard any BC Ferries vessel

Mensah found guilty in CFB Esquimalt court martial

The former acting base commander had a sexual relationship with someone directly under his supervision

What is your most embarrassing work story?

These 25 scenarios taken from senior managers in North America will make you cringe

American Airlines glitch gives pilots holiday at Christmas

A computer glitch with the world’s largest airline means American is scrambling to schedule pilots into planes

B.C. to implement longer prohibitions for dangerous drivers

Drivers caught street racing or stunt driving will soon see driving prohibitions extended up to 36 months

Vacancy rate hovers below 1 per cent in Victoria

This is slightly below the provincial average of 1.3 per cent for October 2017

Small earthquake strikes Greater Victoria

The earthquake was a magnitude 2.4

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time