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Langford strikes deal to build $30-million aquatic centre by 2015

Langford strikes deal to build $30-million aquatic centre by 2015

Applause broke out at a packed Langford council meeting Monday, as councillors approved a three-way agreement between the city, YM-YWCA and Westhills Land Corp. for a new aquatic centre.
City seeks higher parking fees for horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs

City seeks higher parking fees for horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs

Tour-bus, horse-drawn-carriage and pedicab operators will all see steep jumps in downtown parking fees under proposed changes to Victoria’s bylaws governing sightseeing businesses.
B.C. auditor general takes job in Australia, propelled by fight with Liberals

B.C. auditor general takes job in Australia, propelled by fight with Liberals

B.C. auditor general John Doyle has accepted a job offer in Australia, saying it wasn’t tenable to stay in his position here after the controversy surrounding his re-appointment bid.
Jack Knox: No more RCMP presence at Victoria airport

Jack Knox: No more RCMP presence at Victoria airport

So, if they’re pulling the Mounties out of the Victoria airport, that must mean the War on Terror is over. Which means Ottawa is cancelling the security fee that’s tacked on to every airline ticket, right? Well, no....
Ogden Point breakwater closed to public as railing installation begins

Ogden Point breakwater closed to public as railing installation begins

Work to install handrails along the length of the Ogden Point breakwater begins this week and is expected to last close to eight weeks.
Gallery: DNA tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III

Gallery: DNA tests confirm skeleton is that of King Richard III

Mental state of accused an issue in Toronto police officer's death trial

Mental state of accused an issue in Toronto police officer's death trial

TORONTO - Jurors will have to weigh the mental state of a man who killed a Toronto police officer with a stolen snowplow and shouted about the Taliban, Chinese technology and a microchip in his body, court heard Monday.
Feds promise victims' bill of rights, tougher child abuse penalties

Feds promise victims' bill of rights, tougher child abuse penalties

TORONTO - Promises to give victims a formal role in Canada's criminal justice system and to stiffen penalties for child sex predators are important if overdue federal initiatives, two abused former hockey players said Monday.

Quebec independentistes battle low media interest in quest to promote the cause

MONTREAL - The quest to make Quebec independence a key part of the public debate hit what one of its supporters calls a familiar roadblock Monday: low media interest.
Kerry didn't raise claim Canadians were involved in Algeria terror attack: Baird

Kerry didn't raise claim Canadians were involved in Algeria terror attack: Baird

OTTAWA - Newly installed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry didn't express any concerns about allegations that Canadians were involved in last month's terrorist attack on a gas plant in Algeria, says Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.