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Champion cyclist Ryder Hesjedal welcomed home in style

It was perhaps telling that 2012 Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria didn’t wear a Garmin pro team jersey for his homecoming celebrations Friday, instead opting for a Canadian team shirt from the 2012 London Olympics.

Baird to tour refugee camp

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is heading to the Middle East on Friday to meet Lebanon's prime minister and tour a refugee camp.

Trio honoured for role saving tourist's life

Three people who intervened after a man suffered a cardiac arrest in public are being described as courageous and level-headed - qualities honoured with the Vital Link Award from B.C. Ambulance Service.

Internet voting gets close look in B.C.

Experts to study risks and benefits, but doing it is likely years away

Woman, 22, accused of biting mother

A 22-year-old woman was arrested by Victoria police after allegedly biting her 53-year-old mother in the face on Thursday.

Fundraiser for mom fighting cancer

Friends of a young Victoria mother who is fighting cancer hope an event tonight will help raise money for her son three year-old son, Lucas. Julia Wolf has been diagnosed with stage three metastatic malignant melanoma.

Calendar: Tango, Ryder Hesjedal, Big Mama, Folk West

TODAY Tango Festival, Friday through Sunday. Events Friday: Duo Tangabrazo: Tango-Jazz and Tango with a dash of Latin at Hermann's Jazz Club, 8 p.m. Tickets; $15 advance/$18 door or

Tribes square off in fishing-rights dispute

Protests on the lower Fraser River are pitting the Musqueam Indian Band against Cowichan Tribes in a dispute over fishing rights.

Cyclist injured in collision with truck

Nanaimo RCMP are on the lookout for a dark-coloured SUV that failed to remain at the scene after hitting a 47-year-old cyclist on Wednesday night. The Nanaimo man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being hit about 6: 10 p.m.

Police policy on cameras lacks detail, critics say

Critics are chastising the Victoria Police Department for claiming its policy on automated licence-plate cameras follows the law, when it's actually bereft of details, fails to reference any legislation, and simply promises to mirror whatever the RCM
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