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Series of Saanich break-ins could be linked, police say

A plan to replace the 52-year-old Admiral Inn at 257 Belleville St. with an eight-storey, 35-unit condominium has won continued support from Victoria’s planning committee.

Environmentalists want UVic pension fund to cut ties with Enbridge

Environmentalists are calling on faculty and other professional staff at the University of Victoria to divest their pension investments from the controversial pipeline company Enbridge.

Rookie officer chases down James Bay robbery suspect

Fast footwork by Const. Cam Stephen earned the Victoria Police Department rookie his first arrest. Stephen was one of the officers on the scene of a robbery in James Bay about 3 a.m. Saturday.
DJ who asked premier her thoughts on being a “MILF” is fired by Courtenay radio station

DJ who asked premier her thoughts on being a “MILF” is fired by Courtenay radio station

A Courtenay radio station has fired the host who asked Premier Christy Clark a sexually charged question on air last month.

New trial ordered in Saanich police shooting death of mentally ill man

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new civil trial for a Saanich police officer who was found negligent in a civil suit filed by the family of a 33-year-old mentally ill man shot dead after a confrontation.
Health minister saddened by death of worker fired over privacy breach allegations

Health minister saddened by death of worker fired over privacy breach allegations

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid offered her condolences Thursday on the death of a former employee who was fired last year as part of an ongoing investigation into privacy breach allegations.

Scarlet fever no big deal, VIHA says after worries posted on web

NANAIMO — Reports of several cases of scarlet fever in Nanaimo should not alarm parents, says the Vancouver Island Heath Authority.

Ropes hung from ceiling found in suicide-counselling case

YVONNE ZACHARIAS Vancouver Sun VANCOUVER — Abbotsford police have turned up gruesome evidence in a case against a man who is scheduled to appear in provincial court next week for counselling a mentally disturbed woman to commit suicide.

Victoria cannabis baker acquitted in case that challenged medical marijuana laws

NANAIMO — In a case that may have national ramifications, the head baker of the Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada has been acquitted of outstanding drug offences.

Whale harasser fined in Campbell River, ordered to write mea culpa

CAMPBELL RIVER — A Campbell River boater found guilty of harassing killer whales was handed an unusual sentence on Wednesday.