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Ruby Ann Ruffolo loses last appeal of conviction for murdering husband in 2003

Ruby Ann Ruffolo loses last appeal of conviction for murdering husband in 2003

Ruby Ann Ruffolo has exhausted her last appeal and will remain in prison for the October 2003 murder of her husband John Ruffolo.

Higher insurance premiums for drivers over age 80 gets OK from rights body

TORONTO - Auto insurance companies have the right to charge higher premiums for geriatric drivers given evidence they pose a higher crash risk, Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal has decided.

Nanaimo man jailed 90 days after admitting to possession of child pornography

A Nanaimo man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for possession of child pornography. Richard Allan Melville will serve his time on weekends in order to continue his employment. Melville pleaded guilty on Nov. 6.
Scaled-back Victoria domestic violence team forced to turn away six cases

Scaled-back Victoria domestic violence team forced to turn away six cases

Greater Victoria’s domestic violence team has been forced to turn away six potentially serious cases of abuse in the last few months because of a staff shortage caused by Victoria Police Department cutbacks.
Murray gets last-minute momentum boost from star-studded advocacy groups

Murray gets last-minute momentum boost from star-studded advocacy groups

OTTAWA - Joyce Murray's underdog bid to become the federal Liberal leader is getting a last-minute burst of celebrity-powered momentum from online and grassroots advocacy groups.
B.C. Liberals broke rules in plan to tap voters, NDP claim

B.C. Liberals broke rules in plan to tap voters, NDP claim

The B.C. Liberals broke provincial rules by using taxpayer-paid government staff, ministries and communications resources to help drum up voters in ethnic communities, says the Opposition NDP.

Woman, child escape injury in head-on crash in Sooke

A mother and her sleeping four-year-old escaped a head-on collision without injury Wednesday morning even though the 1998 Dodge Caravan they were in was totalled.

Female jogger attacked on University of Victoria trail Wednesday afternoon

Saanich police are warning women to be vigilant after a student was attacked while jogging at the University of Victoria. The 18-year-old woman was on the alumni chip trail between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

CALENDAR, Feb. 28 and March 1: Blues Explosion; Side by Side by Sondheim

THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Blues Explosion with David Gogo and Jason Buie, 7:30 p.m. at the Charlie White Theatre, 2243 Beacon Ave., Sidney. Tickets at tickets.marywinspear.ca or tel. 250-656-0275.
Nightclub shooting suspect Dennis Grant Fletcher arrested

Nightclub shooting suspect Dennis Grant Fletcher arrested

A 23-year-old man suspected of wounding a doorman in a drive-by shooting outside a downtown nightclub and firing at police during a car chase was arrested without incident outside a Victoria motel on Thursday.