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Beacon Hill rose garden could be moved to fend off deer

Beacon Hill rose garden could be moved to fend off deer

For years, there were fences in Beacon Hill Park to keep deer in. Now, Victoria councillors are considering relocating the park’s historic rose garden and erecting a fence to keep out deer.
Good Friday service at Centennial Square held for Victoria's homeless

Good Friday service at Centennial Square held for Victoria's homeless

Rev. Al Tysick gathered his street family on Good Friday. The homeless, the addicted, the lonely, the poor and the hungry came together in Centennial Square for their own special service and a celebration breakfast.
Chihuahua who rescued Chilliwack girl from pit bull given award for being a hero

Chihuahua who rescued Chilliwack girl from pit bull given award for being a hero

Chihuahua who rescued Chilliwack girl from pit bull given award for being a hero A tiny Chihuahua named Honey who took on a pit bull and saved a young Chilliwack girl’s life has been given an award for being a hero.

Family law: Rights for common-law couples crystallized

She lived with him for eight years, raised his children, cooked and cleaned. “She did what good wives do,” said Victoria family law expert Trudi Brown. “But at the end of the day, she wasn’t a wife.

Man caught on Saltspring after alleged assault on Pender Island

A man wanted in connection with an alleged domestic dispute on Pender Island was picked up on a Saltspring Island beach Thursday morning near a rowboat he used to make his getaway. Outer Gulf Islands RCMP received a 911 call at 2 a.m.
Letter published in Nanaimo newspaper shows need for education, First Nations leaders say

Letter published in Nanaimo newspaper shows need for education, First Nations leaders say

A letter to the editor — described by First Nations leaders as racist and ignorant — should be used as an opportunity to educate Canadians about aboriginal culture, say chiefs who took part in a protest outside the Nanaimo Daily News office on Thursd

Sunglasses and GPS devices favourite targets in Victoria car break-ins

Victoria police are reporting an increase in thefts of sunglasses and GPS devices from vehicles parked downtown.

Greater Victoria research project targets preventing strokes, one blood test at a time

A $10-million research project is underway in Greater Victoria to find a blood test to identify minor strokes before they lead to major strokes — the leading cause of adult disability in Canada.
Family law: After two years together, couples are, legally, as good as married

Family law: After two years together, couples are, legally, as good as married

“Hey, we’re pretty much married!” Geoff Cooke texted his girlfriend. Cooke had just watched a newscast on B.C.’s new Family Law Act and realized that he and his long-term girlfriend, Hailey Smith, were, in almost every legal sense, married.
Free Easter meals help foster community spirit

Free Easter meals help foster community spirit

With a supply of food that includes 450 kilograms of turkey, 360 pounds of potatoes, 130 litres of gravy and 175 apple pies, lunch at Our Place will feed a big crowd today.