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Helen Hughes, former Victoria councillor who devoted her life to helping others, dies at 89

Helen Hughes, former Victoria councillor who devoted her life to helping others, dies at 89

“Social justice was really her thing. She really worked hard to ensure those that did not have a voice had a voice."
Our readers say: New $789 million museum is not a priority

Our readers say: New $789 million museum is not a priority

Premier John Horgan’s announcement that his government will spend $789 million to replace the Royal B.C. Museum after a seven-year demolition and replacement program drew a strong response from our readers.
Thousands buy books at TC fundraising sale; teachers and non-profits invited to take books for free on Monday

Thousands buy books at TC fundraising sale; teachers and non-profits invited to take books for free on Monday

Sale, featuring about half a million donated books, was held Saturday and Sunday at the Victoria Curling Club
MARS Wildlife Centre shutting to the public because of avian flu threat

MARS Wildlife Centre shutting to the public because of avian flu threat

The MARS Wildlife Centre north of Courtenay is closing to the public temporarily after avian influenza was found this week in a small poultry flock in the Comox Valley.
Youth violence downtown on the upswing, Victoria police say

Youth violence downtown on the upswing, Victoria police say

“Kids getting together, ­coming downtown, being loud — that’s not new. The level of violence, this is new.”
Jack Knox: Victoria's Ukrainian Cultural Centre becomes a de facto refugee centre

Jack Knox: Victoria's Ukrainian Cultural Centre becomes a de facto refugee centre

Money from the Times Colonist Christmas Fund is helping groups that are helping Ukrainian refugees.
Salt-marsh superpower: Blue marshlands store as much carbon as green forests

Salt-marsh superpower: Blue marshlands store as much carbon as green forests

The battle to save a mother lode of carbon in Cowichan-Koksilah Estuary
Qualicum Beach couple challenge $11,400 in COVID-test fines

Qualicum Beach couple challenge $11,400 in COVID-test fines

They were returning to Canada from a U.S. visit and their test results were not available in time.
$1B for museum could be better spent elsewhere, critics say

$1B for museum could be better spent elsewhere, critics say

Money would be better spent on improving health care, two opposition MLAs say
Victoria council endorses fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Victoria council endorses fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Councillors Geoff Young and Stephen Andrew opposed council's move