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B.C. Transplant starts holiday season off with a pop

Every year, B.C. Transplant gives transplant recipients and donors the chance to give back to B.C. hospital staff. They deliver tins of popcorn to doctors and nurses in the intensive…

Pellet provocateur remains at large

The RCMP and B.C. Transit are investigating a rash of pellet gun shootings targeting buses in the Sooke area. Nine incidents have occurred since Oct. 31. No one has been…

CST expands class action against B.C. Hydro

Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) and B.C. Hydro’s commercial customers are taking expanded class action against B.C. Hydro, as they believe the Smart Meter program violates citizens’ civil rights. The…

Road rage: two men battle it out in the intersection of Quadra and McKenzie

Though brief bits of road rage are a common part of everyday life, these incidences rarely escalate beyond a flip of the bird. On Nov. 6, however, in the intersection…

Victoria MP asks for funding in ocean research

Canada is the nation that discovered insulin and plate tectonics. Canadians invented the Walkie-Talkie, the pager, the snowmobile, the Canadarm, and table hockey. We have contributed many great advances to…

A new downtown icon: the Johnson Street Bridge

Driving by the Victoria Harbour, from the picturesque Vic West community and into downtown Victoria, it is almost impossible to miss the landmark Johnson Street Bridge with its rusted, sky-blue…

Local doctor campaigns for medical aid in Syrian refugee crisis

On Nov. 4 in the Medical Sciences Building at UVic, guests had an opportunity to meet local doctor Saren Azer, founder of the International Society for Peace and Human Rights…

Local genealogist makes large donation to Victoria Genealogical Society

The Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS) recently received a donation of over 100 000 names gathered from 46 cemeteries located on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Local genealogist Judy Wasylenko…

Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to take place Saturday, Nov. 16 in Victoria

This Nov. 20th marks the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. UVic Chemistry alumnus Marshall Kilduff says it’s, “A day to remember and reflect on those who’ve been taken in…