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Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Enforcement against short-term units is to start May 1. New law bans most short-term rentals that are not part of an owner’s principal residence.
New streamlined registry aims to speed up attaching patients to family doctors

New streamlined registry aims to speed up attaching patients to family doctors

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the goal is to reach out to everyone on the Health Connect registry at least every three months
Portal shows capital region areas most vulnerable to extreme heat

Portal shows capital region areas most vulnerable to extreme heat

Heat-exposure maps show urban heat islands — high concentrations of people, roads and buildings that make an area hotter— canopy cover of trees and elevation levels where ocean breezes can have a cooling effect
Central Saanich expropriates land for civic facilities, after failing to reach deal with owner

Central Saanich expropriates land for civic facilities, after failing to reach deal with owner

Existing municipal buildings on Mount Newton Cross Road are beyond their useful life, district says
Unhoused people struggle to get seized belongings back: advocates

Unhoused people struggle to get seized belongings back: advocates

Advocates for the unhoused who gathered at Victoria City Hall Thursday evening also called for an easing of public sheltering rules
Victoria asks province to change remuneration rules

Victoria asks province to change remuneration rules

The move comes a week after Victoria councillors stepped back from voting themselves a 25 per cent raise, following a wave of public criticism.
Former bookkeeper charged in theft of $1.7 million from non-profit group

Former bookkeeper charged in theft of $1.7 million from non-profit group

The money was used to buy such things as gold, cryptocurrency and a new vehicle, Victoria police said
Boat aground on Gonzales Beach 'being monitored:' coast guard; person still aboard

Boat aground on Gonzales Beach 'being monitored:' coast guard; person still aboard

The vessel was beached after a storm on March 27 and has been sitting near the pedestrian access to Gonzales Beach, firmly embedded in the sand
Scammers impersonating officers to steal from seniors: New Westminster police

Scammers impersonating officers to steal from seniors: New Westminster police

A scam where people impersonated officers to rob a senior has prompted a warning from police in New Westminster, B.C., east of Vancouver.
City honours legendary umpire Doug Hudlin with street signs near ballpark

City honours legendary umpire Doug Hudlin with street signs near ballpark

Higgins Street, which runs along the outfield of Jerry Hale Field, will soon have a second name — Doug Hudlin Memorial Way