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B.C. auditor general may be in line for job in Australia, while he weighs offer here

B.C. auditor general may be in line for job in Australia, while he weighs offer here

B.C. auditor general John Doyle is reportedly in line for a job in Australia — even as he considers an extension to his term in this province. The Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Suspected boat bandit was already in RCMP custody

Suspected boat bandit was already in RCMP custody

When West Shore RCMP saw weekend news reports of a suspected boat burglar wanted by Victoria police, they realized they already had the man in custody in connection with a similar crime.
Plan to scrap health-care charges needs further debate, health minister says

Plan to scrap health-care charges needs further debate, health minister says

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ plan for replacing B.C.’s Medical Service Plan premiums with higher taxes has created debate, but it’s a debate that should be more far-reaching, says the province’s health minister.
Ontario-based bodyguard in Gadhafi plot ordered out of Canada by IRB

Ontario-based bodyguard in Gadhafi plot ordered out of Canada by IRB

TORONTO - The Ontario resident who worked as a bodyguard for Moammar Gadhafi’s son during the Libyan uprising has been ordered out of Canada after the Immigration and Refugee Board judged his services made him complicit in war crimes and a participan

Belize asks for Canadian help in fighting spillover of Mexican drug war

OTTAWA - Spillover from Mexico's violent drug war is prompting the Harper government and the Canadian military to become more involved in helping defend the tiny Central American country of Belize.

Calendar Jan. 30-31: Emily Carr, Solo Bach Competition

Today Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents:n Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere to June 30; n Back to the Land: Ceramics from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, 1970-1985 to Feb.
Scottish independence leader won't be seen in public with Marois

Scottish independence leader won't be seen in public with Marois

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scotland's independence leader has quietly spurned an offer of help from a counterpart — Quebec Premier Pauline Marois.

Victoria and Esquimalt see rash of thefts from autos

A rash of thefts from autos in Victoria and Esquimalt has Victoria police asking for the public’s help. The number of thefts from vehicles over the past three weeks was 31 per cent higher than last year’s average.
Mental state of accused killer unclear, psychiatrist says at bus stop stabbing trial

Mental state of accused killer unclear, psychiatrist says at bus stop stabbing trial

It’s difficult to determine how drugs and mental illness affected the behaviour of a man accused of fatally stabbing a teenager, a forensic psychiatrist told a B.C. Supreme Court trial on Tuesday.

Greater Victoria HandyDART workers plan strike vote

The drivers and staff who keep handyDART buses on the road are planning to take a strike vote on Monday to back up their contract demands. Talks between employees and First Canada, which runs the buses under contract to B.C.