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Former NHL player wins top award at Royal Roads

Jim Kyte took deafness in his stride as the NHL's first such player, then overcame a career-ending car accident and post-concussion syndrome to excel in academics.

Engine fire caused truck blaze on John Street

Victoria firefighters quickly doused a fire that broke out in the engine compartment of a tractor-trailer truck parked at Emterra Environmental, 304 John St., at about 6:30 Tuesday evening. The cause of the blaze is unknown, Insp. Steve Meikle said.

Editorial: 'Fertilizing' ocean a dangerous move

If it’s bad for the ocean to toss a pop can into the water from the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry, or to allow oil to flow into storm drains, how much worse is it to dump 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the sea off Haida Gwaii?There’s not a clear answ

Commentary: Afghans frustrated by corruption at every level of government

By Hulab Shah BawerMAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan — The mayor of Mazar-e Sharif was outlining how the Afghan authorities were tackling corruption, when an elderly man stopped him in his tracks.

B.C. reforms on Tasers win praise

The retired judge whose investigation into the death of Robert Dziekanski led to sweeping changes in police use of Tasers said he’s “very pleased” at the changes made by government and law enforcement agencies since his report.
Stewing over vegetables

Stewing over vegetables

Autumn is the time to enjoy a bubbling, savoury, saucy creation, such as a curry, stew or chili. Today’s recipes prove they don’t have to contain meat to be sustaining and delicious.

Man flees with laundromat cash

Saanich police have plenty of evidence to work with in their search for the person who stole from Squeaky's Laundromat, then disappeared into the Saanich Plaza. Saanich police Sgt.

Bacon adds a boost to apple pie

Tastebuds will definitely perk up with this apple, cheddar and bacon pie.

Former legislature clerk promises to donate two years of his salary to library when he dies

The retired clerk of the B.C. legislature says he’ll donate proceeds from his controversial $500,000 consulting contract to the legislative library when he dies.
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