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Two magnitude-4.8 earthquakes strike west of Port Alice

Two magnitude-4.8 earthquakes strike west of Port Alice

The first quake was recorded at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday, 191 kilometres west of Port Alice, while the second was at 11:06 p.m.
Transfer of house to son likely intended to avoid paying damage award, court finds

Transfer of house to son likely intended to avoid paying damage award, court finds

After Jian He was awarded $447,450 in damages for assault after a civil trial against Hai Huang, He’s lawyer discovered Huang’s house had been transferred to his son for $1.
New housing units move forward in Saanich, including six-storey rental building

New housing units move forward in Saanich, including six-storey rental building

It’s a small step toward meeting provincial housing targets, which require Saanich to provide 4,610 net new units over the next five years
Spraying for spongy moths set to start again on Vancouver Island, Salt Spring

Spraying for spongy moths set to start again on Vancouver Island, Salt Spring

The biological insecticide Foray 48B, which is used in organic farming, will be used, the Ministry of Forests said
Nanaimo nurse suspended six weeks, can’t handle opioids alone

Nanaimo nurse suspended six weeks, can’t handle opioids alone

The nurse was disciplined for not adhering to standards related to medication administration and documentation.
'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

'Off the rails': Schoenborn hearing adjourned, lawyer refuses to appear before board

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A hearing for AllanSchoenborn, who killed his three children in 2008, ended with an abrupt adjournment on Wednesday after his lawyer told the British Columbia Review Board he would no longer appear in front of its current panel.
VicPD officer defends use of ARWEN gun in fatal shooting of Victoria woman

VicPD officer defends use of ARWEN gun in fatal shooting of Victoria woman

Asked if the ARWEN — a “less lethal” weapon intended to cause pain but not to kill — was the only reasonable option in the situation, one of the officers there the night Lisa Rauch was killed said “it was the best tool for the job.”
B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

B.C. prison guards decry increasing violence, drone drops of weapons, drugs

Prisons have become "overwhelmed" by the surge in drone drops in correctional facilities, says the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers.
Saanich taxpayers face average $271 increase as council finalizes budget

Saanich taxpayers face average $271 increase as council finalizes budget

Council voted unanimously to pass the $190-million budget, which translates into a tax increase of 7.93 per cent
Driver caught twice by same officer for excessive speed in Comox Valley

Driver caught twice by same officer for excessive speed in Comox Valley

The driver was clocked twice in four months doing more than 100 km/h in a 60 km/h zone