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Comment: In Afghanistan, poppy crop rules

By Ezatullah LatifiTARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — Uruzgan province in central Afghanistan is fast becoming a major source of opium in the country.

Health-care unions reach deal

More than 46,000 British Columbia health-care workers could be getting a wage boost after their bargaining teams and provincial employers reached a tentative agreement.

Dogs slaughter goat herd near Port Alberni

Port Alberni resident Roberto Tolfo made a grisly discovery when he drove out to his farm in the Beaufort Range last Friday. A pack of three dogs was killing six of his seven prized goats, five of whom were pregnant.

Central Saanich councillor working in Cayman Islands while on paid leave has resigned

A Central Saanich councillor who has apparently been working in the Cayman Islands while on a six-month paid leave from his council duties has stepped down.

Saanich karaoke bar held up at knifepoint

A Saanich karaoke bar was robbed by a man with a knife Monday night. Around 7 p.m., a man went into the T.T. Mix karaoke bar at 3690 Shelbourne St. and told the lone female clerk he had a knife and wanted money, said Saanich police acting Sgt.

Updated: Greater Victoria sewage committee votes to keep project flowing

Greater Victoria's contentious sewage-treatment project survived its latest challenge Tuesday when a motion that would have suspended work until 2040 was rejected.
First Nations regional chief candidates vie for top job

First Nations regional chief candidates vie for top job

First time all candidates are female

Committee presses London mayor to resign

A London, Ont., council committee has asked Mayor Joe Fontana to leave office while he faces fraud charges.

NDP win is a dream come true for Rankin

Winning the federal seat for the NDP in Victoria is the culmination of a dream for Murray Rankin, one he's had since he was 17 and will be fully realized if his party becomes government.
Ombudsman should be shown military secrets, Opposition says

Ombudsman should be shown military secrets, Opposition says

The federal Opposition has accused the Harper government of obstructing the military ombudsman following reports that Pierre Daigle was stonewalled in his request to view cabinet documents during recent investigations.
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