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Aggressive panhandler's assault earns 60-day sentence

A Victoria alcoholic at the centre of a panhandling court case has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and one year's probation for an assault he can't even remember.

Liquor giant claims loss of millions in fraud pact

Lawsuit cites improper selling and buying of stores on Vancouver Island

Temporary ferry-fare cut starts today

33 per cent break on all sailings and routes; part of B.C. government response to economic downturn

Woman battles to remove name from no-fly list

U.S. travel 'dicey,' Courtenay senior says

Top cop pledges to end disorder

Graham says he'll focus on troubled downtown core

Midday gunfire injures man, shuts city blocks for hours

Three men in custody after broad-daylight shooting downtown

Victoria's Savoie will play referee in parliament

MP named assistant deputy speaker of House in Ottawa

Driver, passengers not injured as rock creates instant bus stop

A B.C. Transit driver and 28 passengers escaped injury Sunday evening after a rock dropped from a pedestrian overpass smashed the bus windshield and forced the vehicle to a stop on the Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich.

Study favours powerboat ban on Elk Lake

The days of large powerboats and Jet Skis on Elk Lake could be numbered. "I'm not sure how long they're going to be compatible [with other uses]," said Oak Bay Mayor Chris Causton, who is also Capital Regional District parks committee chairman.

UVic students open a window on violence against women

Two fourth-year nursing students at the University of Victoria have turned a practicum at a local transition house into a personal effort to raise awareness about violence against women.
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