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Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidates lay out plans to address poverty

Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidates lay out plans to address poverty

The subject of Saturday’s Oak Bay-Gordon Head all-candidates forum couldn’t have been clearer. Even before walking into the University of Victoria’s Fraser Building, visitors were presented with a sleeping bag laid out on a bench at the front door.
Good Neighbours: Competitors get down and dirty for Earth Day

Good Neighbours: Competitors get down and dirty for Earth Day

King Neptune, the Green Queen and their helpers were out in force Friday to pick up garbage and raise awareness about Earth Day on Monday.
Jack Knox: Campaign scorecard on unkeepable promises

Jack Knox: Campaign scorecard on unkeepable promises

Right, three weeks to go until the provincial election, let’s check out where the parties stand. The Liberals (motto: “Gordon who?”) are hanging their hat on liquefied natural gas and promises of a debt-free B.C.
B.C.'s Carly Rae Jepsen bests Bieber to win Juno Awards for album, single and pop album of year

B.C.'s Carly Rae Jepsen bests Bieber to win Juno Awards for album, single and pop album of year

REGINA - The 42nd Juno Awards dialled in on Carly Rae Jepsen, celebrating the cheerful singer/songwriter and her rollercoaster summer smash "Call Me Maybe" with three trophies that all came at the expense of the teen superstar who helped discover her
Times Colonist book drop-off wraps up: ‘We’ve got a gazillion books over here!’

Times Colonist book drop-off wraps up: ‘We’ve got a gazillion books over here!’

Book fanatics will have plenty to choose from at this year’s Times Colonist book sale, thanks to a non-stop flow of donations Sunday.
National media splash silenced on eve of gun registry data destruction

National media splash silenced on eve of gun registry data destruction

OTTAWA - Public servants spent a full month, at the "urgent" request of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, preparing two splashy announcements heralding the destruction of the long-gun registry data — only to have the events cancelled at the last mome

Haida readying for second round of iron dumping in ocean

The controversial Haida Salmon Restoration Corp. wants Environment Canada to return scientific data and samples — seized during office searches last month — so it can prepare for a second ocean fertilization experiment this summer.

Bank robber given chance for new life with prison program

A bank robber with a long criminal record has been given a chance to participate in a new program at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
Volunteers speak volumes at Times Colonist book drop-off

Volunteers speak volumes at Times Colonist book drop-off

Not many people know the Times Colonist book drive and sale like volunteer co-ordinator Bob Taylor. The retired civil servant began volunteering at the first book sale and now dedicates about one month each year working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mayfair mall store clerk foils attempted robbery

A clerk at the Roots store in Mayfair Shopping Centre stood her ground and raised her voice Saturday to send a pair of would-be robbers running. Victoria police were called to Mayfair about 1:40 p.m.