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Girl drowns as sandbar slides

A 12-year-old girl whose body was recovered from Skaha Lake near Penticton Tuesday has been identified as Ida Holt-Scherer of 70 Mile House. Holt-Scherer drowned after standing on a sandbar that gave way Sunday afternoon, the B.C.

Wild riders face police crackdown

Skateboarders and inline skaters ripping through downtown and cyclists riding on sidewalks will be getting extra attention this month as Victoria police crack down on the dangerous behaviour.

Tourist injured by spooked horse

A female tourist was taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm Wednesday afternoon after a horse pulling a carriage spooked and dumped her and two others in Chinatown.

Calendar: Victoria celebrates 150th Snniversary

TODAY Victoria's 150th Anniversary Ceremony and 150Forward Community Celebration, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Centennial Square. Ceremony, 11a.m., followed by the family-friendly 150Forward Community Celebration from noon-6 p.m.

Death remains a mystery

RCMP say an autopsy has been completed on the human remains found on a deserted island off Powell River, but they still don't know the cause of death. "We haven't got any information from the coroner," said Sgt.

Victoria's 150th anniversary

Sister city joins Victoria festivities today at Centennial Square >A3 Street celebrates with block party Saturday >C7 Calendar >A2

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Jack Knox: Veterans' club faces an uphill battle for survival

The room feels like a comfortable old slipper, the kind your dad wore when he smoked his pipe. Mounted flags and dartboards share wall space with framed pictures of warships and warplanes.
Crop circles appear in Washington field

Crop circles appear in Washington field

Mysterious crop circles have appeared in an eastern Washington wheat field , but farmers preparing for the harvest find the distraction more amusing than alarming.

Memories of a mystical place

As Joan Morris looks across the windblown island at the site of her former home, memories come flooding back. "There's a yew tree and an orchard and that's where the house used to be," said Morris, who is also known as Sellemah, her traditional name.