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Pacific Rim College draws students from 32 countries

Pacific Rim College draws students from 32 countries

Despite the closure of two traditional Chinese medicine colleges, enrolment in the field has rebounded, mostly at Pacific Rim.
Victoria’s push to lower speed limit to 40 km/h gathering momentum

Victoria’s push to lower speed limit to 40 km/h gathering momentum

Victoria councillors are driving an initiative to reduce the default speed limit on B.C. residential streets to 40 kilometres an hour. “Consistency in speed zones is imperative but the council seems to have embraced it,” said Victoria Coun.

Jack Knox: Pipeline foes step outside 253-person hearing loop

Emma Gilchrist can be excused for feeling like an extra in Groundhog Day. For eight days, she sat through the Northern Gateway pipeline hearings in Victoria, heard 253 oral presentations made to the panel reviewing the proposal.

Professor says death of student fired by Health Ministry in privacy breach is a tragic loss

A University of Victoria student found dead in his home this week handled his termination from the Health Ministry as part of an ongoing investigation “with dignity,” said his university director.
Pamela Anderson owes Ladysmith $31,000, tax document shows

Pamela Anderson owes Ladysmith $31,000, tax document shows

Actor, animal-rights activist and model Pamela Anderson is running late on last year’s property taxes in her hometown of Ladysmith.
Province OKs acclamation of Tofino mayor

Province OKs acclamation of Tofino mayor

Tofino’s new mayor was acclaimed Friday after B.C.’s community minister signed two orders allowing the town to avoid running a byelection with only one candidate.
Radio host fired for asking Clark MILF question has new job

Radio host fired for asking Clark MILF question has new job

Vancouver radio station CFOX has hired Justin (Drex) Wilcomes, the Comox Valley host who was fired after he asked Premier Christy Clark a sexually charged question on the air.

Woman breaks free from man who grabbed her in Quadra Village area

Victoria police are asking the public for help after an extensive but unsuccessful search to find a man who jumped out of a white van and grabbed a woman on Thursday evening.
Chief Theresa Spence will continue to forgo solid food, spokesman says

Chief Theresa Spence will continue to forgo solid food, spokesman says

OTTAWA - Theresa Spence, the controversial First Nation chief whose month-long hunger protest has helped to fan the flames of the Idle No More movement, will continue to forgo solid food, a spokesman declared Friday.
Harper commitment to treaty talks will bring fundamental change: Atleo

Harper commitment to treaty talks will bring fundamental change: Atleo

OTTAWA - When the hard-won meeting between First Nations leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper was finally over on Friday, the exhausted and contested chiefs said they could hardly believe what had been accomplished.