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Gift cuts cost of class trips to museum

As a boy, it was always the Egyptian collections that drew Jack Lohman’s attention. “Obviously, it was the mummies,” said the Royal B.C. Museum’s chief executive officer on Wednesday. “Like all children, I was fascinated.
Trap set for Discovery Island wolf, but Songhees want it left alone

Trap set for Discovery Island wolf, but Songhees want it left alone

Traps have again been set on Discovery Island in an effort by the B.C. Conservation Service to catch the lone wolf that has been island-hopping off the Oak Bay waterfront since last July.
Independent MLAs call for free votes in legislature

Independent MLAs call for free votes in legislature

B.C. should overhaul the way the legislature works to remove the “trained-seal syndrome” and let politicians vote freely and contribute to legislation, says a group of Independent MLAs.

Two win awards for roles in catching alleged thieves

Two citizens who helped catch an alleged thief received Civic Service Awards from the Victoria Police Department on Wednesday.

Victoria man convicted of biting girlfriend's breast loses sentence appeal

Warning: This story contains graphic content. A Victoria man who bit his girlfriend’s breasts during a sexual assault and was also convicted of possession of child pornography has lost his appeal of a 61Ú2 -year jail term.

Jack Knox: Victoria’s romance with those statistics we love

Good news, Victoria. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have regained the title of Canada’s Most Romantic City. The announcement came Wednesday from online retailer Amazon.

Scrap-metal sales lead to arrest of man a year after he was ordered to stay away

A Port Alberni man has been arrested for dealing in scrap metal less than a year after a court order forbade him from doing so. Island District RCMP said the man was arrested in March for allegedly dealing in stolen metal.
Desperate families face long waits for help in B.C.’s mental-health system, experts say

Desperate families face long waits for help in B.C.’s mental-health system, experts say

Greater Victoria families struggling to get help for children and youth with serious mental illnesses highlight serious gaps in the system across B.C., child advocates and mental health experts say.
Airlines seek approval for two-storey seaplane terminal for Inner Harbour

Airlines seek approval for two-storey seaplane terminal for Inner Harbour

A proposal to build a floating seaplane terminal at the Inner Harbour will go before Victoria councillors today.

CALENDAR, Feb. 7 and 8: Albert Herring, Ken Lavigne, Joe Laughlin

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, presented by Pacific Opera Victoria. Tonight, Friday and Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. with matinée Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121.