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Fundraiser for mom fighting cancer

Friends of a young Victoria mother who is fighting cancer hope an event tonight will help raise money for her son three year-old son, Lucas. Julia Wolf has been diagnosed with stage three metastatic malignant melanoma.

Calendar: Tango, Ryder Hesjedal, Big Mama, Folk West

TODAY Tango Festival, Friday through Sunday. Events Friday: Duo Tangabrazo: Tango-Jazz and Tango with a dash of Latin at Hermann's Jazz Club, 8 p.m. Tickets; $15 advance/$18 door or passion4tango.com.

Tribes square off in fishing-rights dispute

Protests on the lower Fraser River are pitting the Musqueam Indian Band against Cowichan Tribes in a dispute over fishing rights.

Cyclist injured in collision with truck

Nanaimo RCMP are on the lookout for a dark-coloured SUV that failed to remain at the scene after hitting a 47-year-old cyclist on Wednesday night. The Nanaimo man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being hit about 6: 10 p.m.

Police policy on cameras lacks detail, critics say

Critics are chastising the Victoria Police Department for claiming its policy on automated licence-plate cameras follows the law, when it's actually bereft of details, fails to reference any legislation, and simply promises to mirror whatever the RCM

Pacific Fleet's commander comes full circle to Victoria

Commodore Scott Bishop takes over from Rear Admiral Peter Ellis

Licence-plate cameras grilled

The Victoria Police Department says it is following the law with its policy on automated licence-plate cameras that record 3,000 plates an hour, but critics are not satisfied and the department is being investigated by B.C.'s privacy commissioner.

Police warn of scam targeting seniors

Police are warning seniors about a scam artist who asks for money while posing as a long-lost nephew or relative of his victims.Cpl. Pat Bryant of Central Saanich police said he has received three similar complaints.

Bank worker charged with fraud, theft

A Nanaimo man employed as customer services manager at a local bank has been charged with theft and fraud after $60,000 disappeared from dormant bank accounts. Federick Scott Deering, 48, is due to appear in court on Sept. 25.

Arbitrator ruling derails Peninsula Co-op plans

Decision backs CRD's rejection of Central Saanich bylaw changes
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