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Quebec inquiry chair snaps at witness: "Were you stupid and incompetent?"

Quebec inquiry chair snaps at witness: "Were you stupid and incompetent?"

MONTREAL - The head of Quebec's corruption inquiry lost patience with a witness testifying Wednesday about his relationship with construction bosses.

Graphic images in sex ed booklet shock mom of young Nanaimo student

Cathy Sanders was shocked by the graphic sexual images her son brought home in a booklet from his Grade 8 class at Wellington Secondary School.

Fuel line damage blamed for spill on Malahat

A damaged fuel line on a sewage truck was responsible for a fuel leak on the Trans-Canada Highway from Cobble Hill to Langford on Wednesday. A sheen ran down the middle of the southbound lanes and may have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash.

Man acquitted as Victoria judge withdraws case in sexual assault trial

In a rare move, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has withdrawn a case from a jury and acquitted a man accused of sexually assaulting a Victoria woman in 2011.

Greater Victoria bus service nearly up to speed as mechanics catch up after job action

Bus service is returning to normal this week as B.C. Transit mechanics catch up with repairs to dozens of broken-down buses. Nine trips were cancelled Tuesday as a result of maintenance and staffing issues, said B.C.
Former motel rejuvenated for aboriginal housing

Former motel rejuvenated for aboriginal housing

For now, it’s a shabby shell of a 1968 motel undergoing renovation, heavy equipment crowding its courtyard. But in April, the refurbished former Traveller’s Inn at 120 Gorge Rd.

Cut Victoria city management bonuses to save jobs, says union boss

Victoria should rein in “skyrocketing” spending on consultants and cut management bonuses instead of laying off unionized workers to meet budget targets, CUPE 50 president John Burrows told councillors on Tuesday.
A cherished parcel for T’Sou-ke — ‘We call it Sacred Mountain’

A cherished parcel for T’Sou-ke — ‘We call it Sacred Mountain’

Land being handed to the T’Sou-ke First Nation as part of an incremental treaty agreement between the province and Te’mexw Treaty Association means more to band members than jobs and economic development. “We call it Sacred Mountain.
Increase in deaths of homeless people in Victoria prompts demand for inquest

Increase in deaths of homeless people in Victoria prompts demand for inquest

A University of Victoria advocacy group is asking for a coroner’s inquest into last summer’s increase in deaths among Victoria’s homeless community.
Too few children in care finding adoptive homes, critic says

Too few children in care finding adoptive homes, critic says

Improving B.C.’s adoption rate for children in care requires taking a long-term view, but the ministry in charge is too busy running from crisis to crisis, the New Democrats’ critic for Children and Family Development said Monday.