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City of Victoria provides $1.8 million to fund 'hub' of supports for homeless

City of Victoria provides $1.8 million to fund 'hub' of supports for homeless

VICTORIA — The City of Victoria is providing $1.8 million in operating funding for a new facility opening in the coming months aimed at addressing the risks and impacts of homelessness.
Two new physicians recruited for Port Hardy, but ER remains closed overnight

Two new physicians recruited for Port Hardy, but ER remains closed overnight

The two were posted to the town as part of a program where physicians agree to serve in rural and remote communities during their first few years of practice in B.C.
Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Cowichan estuary log booms provide unfair perch for seals to prey on salmon: study

Combined with low river flows caused by drought, it’s contributing to declining salmon populations in the beleaguered estuary
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Robert Davidson among VIU honorary degree recipients

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Robert Davidson among VIU honorary degree recipients

Vancouver Island University is bestowing honorary degrees at convocation ceremonies
B.C. wildfire risk expected to spike this summer after mild spring mitigates blazes

B.C. wildfire risk expected to spike this summer after mild spring mitigates blazes

VANCOUVER — Federal and British Columbia officials have confirmed a less dire start to this year's Canadian wildfire season when compared with last year, but forecasters are warning of renewed risks as the summer heat approaches.
Man charged with murder in stabbing death of Vancouver restaurant chef

Man charged with murder in stabbing death of Vancouver restaurant chef

VANCOUVER — Vancouver police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man in the stabbing death of a Japanese restaurant chef near the city's Chinatown last week.
B.C. motorcyclist dies after crashing into car, falling onto highway

B.C. motorcyclist dies after crashing into car, falling onto highway

DELTA, B.C. — Police say a motorcyclist is dead in a crash Wednesday that snarled morning traffic for Metro Vancouver commuters.
B.C. driver dies from injuries days after windshield crash on highway

B.C. driver dies from injuries days after windshield crash on highway

SURREY, B.C. — The driver injured when a rock crashed through her vehicle's windshield last week on a Metro Vancouver highway has died. BC Highway Patrol Cpl.
Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

The building is considered so unsafe that the fire department ordered 25 tenants to vacate in late May
A motley fleet hits the water for offbeat, no-motor race to Alaska

A motley fleet hits the water for offbeat, no-motor race to Alaska

The race starts at noon on Wednesday from Victoria’s Inner Harbour.