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Three Island bands make positive strides

Amid countless dire accounts of the housing crisis plaguing First Nations reserves, three Vancouver Island bands are making significant, positive moves that show the situation can change.

'There's lots of racism in Victoria'

Carefully picking her way through piles of multicolored material, boxes of buttons and aboriginal designs for scarves and purses, Debra Bell-Seysener lowers her considerable bulk into the chair in front of her sewing machine.

Science confirms native complaints that rotting homes make them sick

First Nations people have long complained that their homes are making them sick. Now, they've got scientific proof to back them up. A team of researchers at the University of B.

Tax raid on home prompts suit

When five Canada Revenue agents and two uniformed Saanich police officers arrived with a warrant to search his home on a September morning more than three years ago, Hal Neumann was shocked.

Feb. 9, 2009: Housing issue muddied by neglect

The mess and uncleanliness on some reserves is often observed -- but seldom discussed

Some have no incentive to clean

Rental houses part of cycle of dependence

Early session will focus on economy

Liberals to rework anti-deficit law as MLAs return to legislature today

Housing issue muddied by neglect

The mess and uncleanliness on some reserves is often observed -- but seldom discussed

Public backs education spending: poll

A recent poll shows more than 85 per cent of British Columbians believe education spending should be a key part of the economic stimulus in the upcoming provincial budget, says a coalition whose members include students, teachers and a civil service

Woman loses battle to cut trees

The tree is non-native cedar, poorly sited and too big. Its branches constantly run afoul of power lines and its sticky drips mess up neighborhood cars and kill grass.