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Victoria considers stimulus to help First Nations develop Rock Bay lands north of downtown

Victoria considers stimulus to help First Nations develop Rock Bay lands north of downtown

Mayor’s motion acknowledged the First Nations have been pushed to the margins of their economic heartland and now that they control a swath of land just north of the downtown core the city should support their efforts
Seniors falling behind amid rising costs, too few supports, says watchdog

Seniors falling behind amid rising costs, too few supports, says watchdog

The costs of aging at home are escalating and seniors are struggling, which sometimes leads them to enter long-term care prematurely, Isobel Mackenzie said Thursday
Non-profits call on local governments to do more to create affordable housing

Non-profits call on local governments to do more to create affordable housing

Recommendations include having housing centres in each municipality, using land donated by local governments, cutting red tape and speeding up approval processes.
Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

OTTAWA — The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions will disappear at the end of this month with the expiry of a cabinet order affecting mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers.
Parksville commercial building damaged in Thursday fire

Parksville commercial building damaged in Thursday fire

Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the Memorial Avenue blaze, which was called in to the Parksville Fire Department by a passerby about 6 a.m.
Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Police release image of suspect after man pulls knife on bus driver

Police were called to the intersection of Fort Street and Lee Avenue about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 after a man pulled out a knife and brandished it at the driver before fleeing
Man arrested with replica firearm at McDonald's near Uptown

Man arrested with replica firearm at McDonald's near Uptown

Incident began Wednesday evening when someone spotted what they thought was a gun and called Saanich police
Involuntary care needed for those with mental health, addictions problems who attack strangers: report

Involuntary care needed for those with mental health, addictions problems who attack strangers: report

“Low secure care units” would be designed specifically for people with extreme violent behaviours, who could be admitted involuntarily
Province provides $2 million for suicide-prevention initiative

Province provides $2 million for suicide-prevention initiative

The money will go toward creating province-wide standards and training to improve the health-care system for people who may be suicidal
Woman wanted in connection with driving incident on Canada Day arrested in Langley

Woman wanted in connection with driving incident on Canada Day arrested in Langley

A woman wanted on a B.C.-wide warrant for missing a court appearance related to an incident on Canada Day when Victoria police say they were nearly run over has been arrested by Langley RCMP.