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Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

The district doesn’t want to allow secondary and garden suites outside the urban containment boundary
Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

VICTORIA — Justina Elias says she didn't know about the connection legendary Canadian writer Alice Munro had to the Victoria, B.C., bookstore that bears her name, but she quickly found out.
Layoffs looming, Northwood Pulp employees facing tough times ahead

Layoffs looming, Northwood Pulp employees facing tough times ahead

Canfor union president Chuck LeBlanc relives pain of pulp mill workers about to lose their livelihoods
Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

VICTORIA — Three school districts in British Columbia will start one-stop child-care programs at local elementary schools this fall.
First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

Police and campus security responded and a suspect was arrested.
Rain in Prince George welcome sight, but won't be nearly enough to alleviate drought

Rain in Prince George welcome sight, but won't be nearly enough to alleviate drought

Sunshine expected to return by the weekend
Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Divers used a pump truck onboard a barge to retrieve more than 1,900 litres of diesel fuel from the Chief Joseph, which sank May 3
Court hears details of 2022 group attack on man killed last month

Court hears details of 2022 group attack on man killed last month

Victim was lured into room to talk about drug debt.
'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

TORONTO — When Wilfred Buck looks up at the sky, he sees Indigenous history and even his own story reflected back at him, as though it were all written in the stars.
New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

The idea is to put community spirit at the forefront of the campaign.