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Bald eagle targeted by shotgun fire near Duncan likely to be euthanized: Officials

A bald eagle shot and injured near Duncan will likely have to be euthanized. The bird was believed to be the target of a shotgun blast, and the animal is now under close watch at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in Errington.

Nanaimo firefighters help control Harmac hog fuel blaze

City fire crews were called to the Harmac pulp mill Tuesday afternoon to assist the mill's firefighters extinguish a blaze in a large pile of hog fuel.
NDP would spend more on education, Dix says

NDP would spend more on education, Dix says

An NDP government would hire more teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and counsellors to improve learning conditions in public schools, leader Adrian Dix said today.

Top court to hear battle over police using lawyers to vet incident notes

TORONTO - A fierce battle about whether police officers under investigation by a civilian watchdog can have a lawyer help them prepare their notes finds its way to the country's top court on Friday.

Oak Bay Marine Group founder and philanthropist Bob Wright has died

Bob Wright, founder and head of the Oak Bay Marine Group and philanthropist, died yesterday. Wright, 82, who suffered from heart problems in the past, went into Royal Jubilee Hospital Wednesday and passed away shortly after 6 p.m.
Bob Wright, founder of Oak Bay Marine Group and philanthropist, dies at 82

Bob Wright, founder of Oak Bay Marine Group and philanthropist, dies at 82

Oak Bay Marine Group founder and philanthropist Bob Wright has died at age 82. A visionary entrepreneur who never backed away from a battle, Wright, who had heart problems, died Wednesday in Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Toronto's Rush finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at L.A. gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Rush was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, in front of a Los Angeles crowd packed with the same ardent supporters who campaigned for so long to see the prog-rock virtuosos recognized.

Kissing cousins: Icelandic smartphone app warns users if their new date is a relative

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin? In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, ina
Liberals yet to name candidate in Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Liberals yet to name candidate in Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Political hopefuls in Nanaimo-North Cowichan say the B.C. Liberals are falling far behind by not having a candidate in the riding, and have already missed the first all-candidates debate.
Les Leyne: Broken-leg tale: no spin, just wild

Les Leyne: Broken-leg tale: no spin, just wild

Campaigning while using a cane will get a little tedious for B.C. Conservative candidate Dan Brooks in the Nechako Lakes riding. But telling the story about why he’s using it is never going to get old.