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Report ranks local transit best for its size

Greater Victoria's regional transit system outperforms all of its counterparts in similar size cities across the country, according to a recent report on national transit ridership.

Obama marks birthday with low-key retreat

President Barack Obama celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf and a quiet weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, taking a break from campaigning three months before Election Day.

Belarus expels Swedish envoy

Belarus has expelled Sweden's ambassador over his actions to support democracy, Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Friday, as the European Union's foreign policy chief said the bloc would consider responding with "appropriate" measures.

Plea deal for Giffords shooting in negotiations, source says

A possible plea deal in the deadly Tucson shootings that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would send Jared Lee Loughner to prison for the rest of his life, a person familiar with the case said Saturday.

48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria

A busload of Ira-nians were abducted by gunmen while on a pilgrimage in Syria Saturday, Iranian media reported, the latest in a string of kidnappings of visitors from the Islamic Republic, a country allied to President Bashar al-Assad.

Rush for help after city office closure

Cut in service has created 'a nightmare,' says society that assists newcomers

Palestinian leader to renew statehood bid

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to renew the call for recognition as a non-member state at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 27, Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said Saturday.
Star of Dirty Harry makes Romney's day

Star of Dirty Harry makes Romney's day

Mitt Romney must be feeling lucky, punk.

From pile of junk to restored beauty

Standing in front of a restored aircraft from 1940, David Stillman turns to admire his handiwork. "It was a pile of junk," he said with a laugh. Aviation enthusiasts gathered Saturday to celebrate Canada's aircraft history at the B.C.

Man facing fraud charges

A man is facing seven fraud-related counts in connection with a door-to-door pressure-washing operation.
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