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Compromise needed in complicated cities

Compromise needed in complicated cities

The capital region is no exception to the global trend toward urbanization, meaning more compromise from residents leading ever more diverse ways of life, says a nationally recognized authority on urban studies.
NDP's Adrian Dix calls on B.C. government to release list of assets for sale

NDP's Adrian Dix calls on B.C. government to release list of assets for sale

The government should stop hiding its list of the publicly owned property it plans to sell to balance its budget, NDP leader Adrian Dix said Wednesday.
Cut lock dangling from bike catches Victoria police officer’s eye

Cut lock dangling from bike catches Victoria police officer’s eye

Victoria police are hoping to find the owner of a black and silver Rocky Mountain bike. A Victoria police officer saw a cyclist in dark clothing riding the wrong way up Carlisle Avenue in Esquimalt without a helmet or lights early Wednesday.

Province to modernize liquor laws, allowing Belfry to hold donated-wine auctions

B.C. has introduced changes to its outdated liquor laws allowing Victoria’s Belfry Theatre to raise money by auctioning off donated alcohol.

B.C. to provide seniors’ advocate office, but it won’t investigate individual cases

B.C. introduced a stripped-down version of its promised seniors watchdog Wednesday, but the new seniors’ advocate office won’t investigate individual complaints made by seniors.

Victoria marathon's pledge program benefits 19 charities

While the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is still eight months away, 19 winners — charities chosen by organizers to be included in the event’s Times Colonist Charity Pledge Program — were announced Wednesday.

'Muzzling' scientists undermines democracy, Victoria law clinic says

The Information Commissioner of Canada has been asked to probe the Harper government’s efforts to prevent media and the public from obtaining information from federal scientists.

CALENDAR, Feb. 21 and 22: Tribute to Henry Purcell, Helen’s Necklace

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 Pacific Baroque Festival 2013 presents Welcome to All the Pleasures: The Music of Henry Purcell. Two performances, A Little Consort, 11 a.m. and Purcell’s Fantasy, 8 p.m. at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets at pacbaroque.

B.C. siphons hundreds of millions from B.C. Hydro, ICBC to balance books

The B.C. government continues to siphon hundreds of millions of dollars out of B.C. Hydro and the Insurance Corp. of B.C., in a bid to balance the provincial budget with profits that don’t really exist, the Opposition says. B.C.

Basic medical coverage extended for absent snowbirds

B.C. snowbirds who holiday out of the province will be able to stay away longer without losing their basic medical coverage, the government said Wednesday.