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B.C. legislature fall session kicks off but all eyes on NDP leadership race

B.C. legislature fall session kicks off but all eyes on NDP leadership race

NDP house leader Mike Farnworth said the government expects to introduce 17 to 20 bills this fall.
Mounties ask for peace after teens incite violence against homeless in Campbell River

Mounties ask for peace after teens incite violence against homeless in Campbell River

Several teens were apprehended and police say they are still investigating.
As costs spiral, low-income seniors are doing without, says UVic prof

As costs spiral, low-income seniors are doing without, says UVic prof

Pensions and government supports and services are flat-lining as the cost of living increases, putting fixed-income seniors in a difficult position.
B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C. whales have their own police — but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C.'s Whale Protection Unit is having an impact. But critics and officers say Canada is falling behind Washington State's approach when it comes to fines, permitting and manpower.
Jack Knox: You might not know their names, but here's who's on your ballot

Jack Knox: You might not know their names, but here's who's on your ballot

There are 202 candidates running for a spot on the capital region's 13 municipal councils. Add those hoping to become school trustees or CRD directors and the total rises to 264.
Meet Island Health's new chief medical health officer

Meet Island Health's new chief medical health officer

COVID will remain a focus, but Dr. Reka Gustafson, Island Health’s new chief medical health officer, has other priorities as well.
Video: 'A National Geographic experience' as whales clash in Salish Sea

Video: 'A National Geographic experience' as whales clash in Salish Sea

The whales spent the next three hours breaching, tail slapping and making loud vocalizations before finally disappearing into the fog.
Fire season not yet over amid drought on Island, parts of mainland: B.C. Wildfire Service

Fire season not yet over amid drought on Island, parts of mainland: B.C. Wildfire Service

Temperatures are about five to eight degrees above normal for this time of year, and there’s been little to no rain in several parts of B.C. in weeks.
Port Alberni bridge honouring residential school survivors hit in 'racially based crime'

Port Alberni bridge honouring residential school survivors hit in 'racially based crime'

“Senseless acts such as this are unacceptable and troubling to our community, and revert the efforts toward truth and reconciliation,” said a statement from Const. Richard Johns.
Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

MISSISSAUGA — Travel restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mask mandates, came to an end on Saturday as the last remaining border measures officially ceased to be in effect.