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A pier fire in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Brent Hayden)

Man charged in New Westminster pier park fire

Sean Warnick, 49, has been charged with michief and arson

A pier fire in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Brent Hayden)
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

76-year-old heat record broken in Victoria

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
A woman, centre, is taken into custody by police officers enforcing an injunction against protesters who were blocking a road used to access to the Port of Vancouver, during a demonstration in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territory, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Victoria man charged in stabbing death of Vancouver overdose prevention worker

Maximus Roland Hayes, 23, is facing one count of manslaughter in connection to the killing

A woman, centre, is taken into custody by police officers enforcing an injunction against protesters who were blocking a road used to access to the Port of Vancouver, during a demonstration in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territory, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of B.C. (Black Press Media files)

Strong winds heading for Greater Victoria, sparking special weather statement

Environment Canada forecasters predict wind gusts will reach 80 kilometres per hour Saturday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of B.C. (Black Press Media files)
Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Black Press Media files)

4 inmates at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre granted early release due to COVID-19

The move, which impacts offenders serving intermittent sentences, is to prevent spread of virus

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Black Press Media files)
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Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay Victoria man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

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An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)

Victoria budtenders become first private cannabis workers to unionize in Canada

Two of seven Clarity Cannabis storefronts vote to join UFCW 1518 union

An example of what it looks like inside a Clarity Cannabis retail shop. (Michael Forbes submitted photo)
At least 17 trees were found damaged in the East Sector Lands Recreation Site in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. See the full story on page 2. (Freddy Marks/Contributed to Black Press Media)

UPDATE: RCMP seeks info about destroyed Harrison trees

Members of public encouraged to contact police with info

At least 17 trees were found damaged in the East Sector Lands Recreation Site in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. See the full story on page 2. (Freddy Marks/Contributed to Black Press Media)
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KABU ridesharing company hopes to launch in Victoria in next three months

The company is the first to be approved to operate province-wide

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Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River-Westlock, and Laurel Collins, MP for Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

Conservative asks Victoria MP if she ever ‘considered’ sex work in parliamentary debate

MP Arnold Viersen went on to apologize to Laurel Collins after being warned by deputy speaker.

Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River-Westlock, and Laurel Collins, MP for Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Anti-tax group calls for no federal funds for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle while in Canada

Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that the couple would be giving up public funding

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Waves hit the shore of Victoria during a wind warning. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Intense winds en route to Greater Victoria

Winter storm warning in effect for east and west regions while wind warning to hit south and north

Waves hit the shore of Victoria during a wind warning. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Adam Olsen gestures during an address to a crowd of his supporters during the runup to May’s provincial election. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

MLA Adam Olsen named interim BC Green Party leader

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Island, says election for new leader to begin in January

Adam Olsen gestures during an address to a crowd of his supporters during the runup to May’s provincial election. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Pashta MaryMoon (Facebook)

Victoria woman wins court battle to keep job title of ‘death midwife’

Pashta MaryMoon has been in the business of death midwivery for 40 years

Pashta MaryMoon (Facebook)
Cari McGillivray posted head-turning video of two grizzly bears fighting, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Cari McGillivray posted head-turning video of two grizzly bears fighting, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Screenshot)
FILE – It’s warm across B.C. this week (Black Press Media file photo)

Terrace and Agassiz smash 95-year-old warm weather records

Nearly 30 weather records were broken Friday, as the province heats up

FILE – It’s warm across B.C. this week (Black Press Media file photo)
Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)

Police offer $100,000 reward to find gangster wanted in 2009 B.C. strip mall shooting

Conor D'Monte, formerly of the UN gang, is wanted in the death of Red Scorpions' Kevin LeClair

Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)
The City of Surrey removed pay parking on its streets around the hospital, and to some extent at city hall, ahead of a Surrey council vote to approve the move. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

End ‘exploitative’ parking fees at B.C. hospitals, group says

HospitalPayParking.ca is criticizing a new contract between health authorities and Impark

The City of Surrey removed pay parking on its streets around the hospital, and to some extent at city hall, ahead of a Surrey council vote to approve the move. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor

New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor

The 40-person board is made up of elected officials from 21 cities and one First Nation

New chair of Metro Vancouver board is Burnaby councillor
Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot, is ready for another season of the program. (Black Press Media files)

Langley, Surrey without Operation Red Nose for 2nd year

You can still get a ride home from other communities, the national organization said

Rudy, the Operation Red Nose mascot, is ready for another season of the program. (Black Press Media files)