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The future of outdoor hockey? More skating rinks kept cool artificially

The future of outdoor hockey? More skating rinks kept cool artificially

MONTREAL - An extended January thaw in parts of Quebec and Ontario has put a major dent in the outdoor hockey season.
$8-million upgrade for Malahat highway is not enough, critics say

$8-million upgrade for Malahat highway is not enough, critics say

Work is set to begin soon on the latest Malahat Highway improvements, but safety advocates say far more is required as serious crashes continue and the Island’s population grows.
Tankers too risky on B.C.’s north coast, oil-spill consultant says

Tankers too risky on B.C.’s north coast, oil-spill consultant says

A marine consultant involved in B.C. oil-spill issues for a quarter century says the risks of a tanker oil spill associated with Enbridge Northern Gateway are simply too great for the project to proceed.

Egyptian appeals court overturns Hosni Mubarak's life sentence, orders retrial

CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court on Sunday overturned Hosni Mubarak's life sentence and ordered a retrial of the former Egyptian president for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime.
Monitor: That &@#! Property Transfer Tax

Monitor: That &@#! Property Transfer Tax

As B.C. prepares to roll back the harmonized sales tax later this year, the property transfer tax is exiting its first quarter century firmly entrenched in the economic landscape.
Good Neighbours: This donation is one for the books

Good Neighbours: This donation is one for the books

A children’s literacy effort has received a major boost with a donation from Orca Book Publishers.

Metchosin stops short of requiring permits to cut trees

Protecting Metchosin’s tree canopy won’t require residents to take out permits every time they cut some firewood, Mayor John Ranns said.
Jack Knox: Monty’s faces the naked truth — the times they are a-changin’

Jack Knox: Monty’s faces the naked truth — the times they are a-changin’

Sometime in the wee hours of this morning, Natasha Wild was to dance the final scene in the brass pole ballet.

Man injured in vehicle rollover

A driver escaped with minor injuries after driving off the road and rolling down a steep embankment next to Finlayson Arm Road on Friday night. The driver, the lone occupant, said he hit a patch of black ice about 10 p.m.

Cooking fire damages home

A cooking fire caused significant damage to a Langford home on Saturday. About 20 Langford firefighters responded to a fire in the 1000 block of Shaw Avenue soon after 5 p.m.