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RCMP and Victoria police change rules for recording motorists' licence plates

RCMP and Victoria police change rules for recording motorists' licence plates

RCMP officials and Victoria police announced changes to the controversial licence plate recognition system, which was slammed by the B.C. privacy commissioner for breaching provincial laws.
In reversal, MLAs ask auditor general to stay two more years

In reversal, MLAs ask auditor general to stay two more years

A committee of MLAs that tried to oust auditor general John Doyle from office backpedaled Wednesday and instead offered him two more years on the job.
Taxpayer-funded partisan advertising should be curbed, says Adrian Dix

Taxpayer-funded partisan advertising should be curbed, says Adrian Dix

B.C. Opposition leader Adrian Dix is promising to crack down on taxpayer-funded partisan advertising by giving the auditor general veto power over ad campaigns.

Accused killer heard sobbing in police tapes presented at bus stop stabbing trial

Audiotapes of a rambling Cory Daniel Barry being interviewed by police took up much of his second-degree murder trial in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The 41-year-old had little reaction to the recordings as he sat in the prisoner’s box.
Quadra Elementary School seismic upgrade closer with search for construction company

Quadra Elementary School seismic upgrade closer with search for construction company

The Greater Victoria School District has started looking for a construction management company for a planned $6-million seismic upgrade to Quadra Elementary School. The project has yet to receive the final go-ahead from the B.C.
Ex-husband of woman who tried to hire hit man to kill him says courts were wrong

Ex-husband of woman who tried to hire hit man to kill him says courts were wrong

ESSA, Ont. - According to court decisions, Michael Ryan is a manipulative, controlling military man with a violent temper — a man who put a gun to his wife's head and bullied her into fearful submission.

Central Saanich councillor steps down after winning Green party nod

Central Saanich has lost its second councillor in a matter of months. Adam Olsen resigned his seat on Central Saanich council Monday night after winning the nomination for the Green Party of B.C. in Saanich North and the Islands on Sunday.

Car crashes through hedge

Saanich police continue to hunt for suspects who crashed a stolen car through a two-metre hedge on the weekend. About 4 a.m.

265 pot plants seized from Port Alberni home

Port Alberni RCMP seized about 265 marijuana plants and a shotgun from a home on Friday. A marijuana grow-op was found at a residence in the 3700 block of 14th Avenue of Port Alberni, according to RCMP.
People share their grief with tribute to Victoria horse killed by disturbing violence

People share their grief with tribute to Victoria horse killed by disturbing violence

The fence posts surrounding Kerry Hollebone’s horse field on Holland Avenue are decorated with flowers and ribbons, left as memorials to China Doll, the miniature horse fatally attacked in her stall this month.