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Driver dies after crashing into tree

A 20-year-old Shawnigan Lake man is dead after crashing head-on into a tree early yesterday morning. The man was driving south on Shawnigan Lake Road when he left the road and slammed into the tree. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Christmas Bureau forced to play catchup

If Maureen Quested of the Christmas Bureau was advising Santa on who's naughty and who's nice, she would have to put the province's Housing and Social Development office at the top of the naughty list.

Education tycoon buys University Canada West

He plans to go global with struggling Victoria institution

Province's economic view: surplus down, spending up

Five-day session to include tax relief measures

Grizzly attack on forest worker baffles experts

Bear was not deterred by helicopter at logging camp; victim is in hospital

This Day in History: Nov. 3, 1888: More light on the way

The ever increasing demand for incandescent electric lights for interior illumination has for some time past been keenly felt in this city, and the Victoria Electric Illuminating Co.

Auditors flag no-bid contracts

Business run by 3 government workers got $300,000 in provincial projects

This day in history

Nov. 2, 1956: School board ready to swap old castle

This Day in History: Nov. 1, 1913: Vardon, Ray at Oak Bay links

Stories from our pages over the last 150 years. The weather was somewhat bad, with a slight drizzle falling, but that did not seem to diminish the interest or enthusiasm of the spectators.

This day in history

Oct. 31, 1924: Film company wants free Victoria site