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No evidence that newest COVID variant out of Africa is in B.C., says Henry

No evidence that newest COVID variant out of Africa is in B.C., says Henry

Omicron’s emergence in South Africa coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region, according to the World Health Organization.

Residents of small islands to meet online to discuss emergency planning

The Rural Islands Economic Partnership, a grassroots organization of residents and First Nations on small islands from Malcolm to Pender, is hosting an online event next week to discuss emergency preparedness.
Update on gas rationing coming Monday, says B.C. transportation minister

Update on gas rationing coming Monday, says B.C. transportation minister

Drivers who aren’t operating essential vehicles are limited to purchasing 30 litres of fuel per trip to the gas station in the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
Residents and homes on edge as Millstream Creek rises; one home loses half of backyard

Residents and homes on edge as Millstream Creek rises; one home loses half of backyard

“It looks like a meteor hit the backyard,” homeowner says. “I just heard a terrific crunch and whoosh. We took a flashlight outside and saw two trees went over and half of the backyard was just gone.”
Sequoia light-up on grounds of the legislature rescheduled for Dec. 8

Sequoia light-up on grounds of the legislature rescheduled for Dec. 8

The lighting up the sequoia tree on the grounds of the legislature for the ­holiday season has been rescheduled for Dec. 8. The family-friendly event was originally supposed to take place on Nov.
Deer prefer Oak Bay's large, lush lots, study finds

Deer prefer Oak Bay's large, lush lots, study finds

Nanaimo senior punched after asking group on stairs to move

Nanaimo senior punched after asking group on stairs to move

The attack happened about 2:45 p.m. Nov. 20 on the stairs leading to the museum, when volunteer Pat Murphy noticed two women with shopping bags trying to walk up.
Victoria councillors put off decision on increasing vehicle access to Clover Point

Victoria councillors put off decision on increasing vehicle access to Clover Point

Clover Point redesigned with area where cars aren't allowed
Langford sets requirement for greener concrete

Langford sets requirement for greener concrete

Industry, biologist at odds over whether closure of fish farms has affected sea-lice levels

Industry, biologist at odds over whether closure of fish farms has affected sea-lice levels

The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association is citing a new report on sea lice in its latest volley against open-net-pen opponents, as the federal deadline approaches to close all Discovery Islands fish farms by the end of June.