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  B.C.’s First Nations are calling a new revenue-sharing agreement a major step toward establishing trust with the provincial government and toward taking more control over their ...
  WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is "pausing" its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper...
  Gail Kendall had just retrieved a screwdriver from the basement Tuesday night when she returned downstairs to see water gushing in, flooding the bedrooms and ruining...
  Construction of a new 83-unit housing development at 1201 Fort St. calls for the removal of 29 trees, some of which were coming down Tuesday. The project, by...
  Re: “ ‘Exceptional medical talent’ at RJH,” column, Feb. 15. I was pleased to read the column praising the heart program at Royal Jubilee Hospital. As a heart patient, I can attest to the...
  Re: “Pro-pipeline protest convoy to hit Ottawa today,” Feb. 19. A convoy has reached Ottawa calling for pipelines out of Alberta. Who can be surprised that the people who have been employed in...
  Re: “Meet daycare ‘lottery’ winners,” Feb. 17. Oh, goody, goody! Now they can afford passes to Butterfly Gardens and the Royal B.C. Museum. Was this the true intent of subsidized...
  Re: “Send an invoice to B.C. Liberal Party,” letter, Feb. 17. The fast-cats scandal was a scandal created by the B.C. Liberals. While the fast-cats could not perform the task they were...
  Re: “Teenage brains are not ready to vote,” letter, Feb. 17. The letter-writer attempts to use brain physiology as a reason for not giving our young people the chance to choose those who lead. ...
  Re: “Nine police jobs face axe under budget cap: chief,” Feb. 15. Instead of considering 140 fanciful projects on their “to do” list, I suggest Victoria council members concentrate on giving...
  Re: “Special-needs students treated shamefully,” editorial, Feb. 15. As a teacher of more than three decades in the Greater Victoria School District, I take exception to the suggestion in...
  Re: “Kissing sailor in iconic war photo dies at 95,” Feb. 19. You knew it had to come (and that’s a good thing), so here it is. “The Kiss” photo, which has been lauded for almost...
  Victoria’s decision to re-evaluate where it should build a replacement for Crystal Pool will mean losing $6 million in gas tax grants. In February 2018, the Union of B.C...
  Punching an emergency Malahat detour route through Capital Regional District water-supply lands or park wilderness reserve is a non-starter, say some...
  One of the core NDP beliefs is that the previous B.C. Liberal regime didn’t spend enough money on people. It ran “surpluses for surpluses’ sake,” Finance Minister Carole...
  If you have a craving for a meaty, juicy burger, but want to put a European twist on it, make a brat burger. It’s flavourful, and the process begins as it would for bratwurst sausages...
  Dear Tony: Our strata owners recently approved $1.8 million from our contingency fund on elevator upgrades, deck and balcony repairs and the replacement of our...
  The provincial government is holding its course with the 2019 budget, and the absence of major changes in direction — both the speculation tax and the employer health tax remain —...
  Measles struck in Washington state. Now there is an outbreak in Vancouver. In a triumph of wilful blindness over common sense, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are...
  BIRTHDAY WEDNESDAY: Don't fear change, embrace it. You will get the chance to go places and do things over the coming 12 months that can transform your life in so many ways, but it is you...
  People were forced from their homes Tuesday night in Langford when a water main broke in the Goldstream and Strathmore area. Water filled the street and...
  It was a wash for those looking for clues about form ahead of a possible first-round playoff meeting between Victoria Royals and Kelowna Rockets. The teams split a two-game...
  B.C.’s housing market is moderating and moving in the right direction, says Finance Minister Carole James. “It’s what we are looking for. We are continuing to monitor it.” The correction in...
  B.C.’s debt is climbing as the province launches a $20-billion capital investment plan over three years to pay for schools, roads and health-care facilities. Finance Minister Carole...
  B.C. is devoting $76 million in new money to buy land, build 200 additional modular supportive-housing units and deliver services for people who are homeless or at risk of...
  Odds and ends from Tuesday’s provincial budget: Here’s a sobering thought as governments grapple with the cost of climate change: The extra money...
  Sooke RCMP are investigating a fire that destroyed a building in Sooke on Sunday night. At about 5:30 p.m., a fire was reported at the South Island Concrete Products...
  A black bear cub that scurried up trees and ran through streets in Saanich on Family Day was euthanized on Tuesday. “It’s tragic and it’s not a decision we want to...
  The B.C. Budget 2019, announced February 19, proved light on new housing measures, with the only significant new spending a $76 million investment to buy land ...
  Parents will receive a larger child benefit until their child is 18, students will no longer have to pay interest on B.C. student loans, and people on...
  The provincial budget being announced today (February 19) will set forth Victoria’s spending plans for the coming fiscal year, a glimpse of which was seen in last...
  A head-on collision shut traffic on Prospect Lake Road for hours this morning, Saanich police say. The crash occured around midnight in the 4000 block of Prospect Lake ...
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