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B.C. author’s short story stirs controversy in Russia

A short story turned children’s story has been passed around Russia for the past year, stirring up controversy. Although, at its core, it is a story about a Russian prince…

Community members come together to make record-breaking button blanket

Victoria’s Legacy Art Gallery is currently showcasing an Indigenous button blanket (dancing regalia) that is six metres tall and six metres wide: a world record. Peter Morin and Carolyn Butler-Palmer,…

Victoria wraps up 2013 with zero homicides—almost

Living on the Island, many come to think of it as a distinct entity, separate from the happenings and kafuffle of the Lower Mainland. In 2013, Victoria set itself apart…

Multiple fires break out in Capital Regional District

An unusual number of structural fires have destroyed buildings in the Greater Victoria Area over the last several days. On Jan. 3, fires broke out in the 3300 block of…

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…

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