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Island traffic fatalities drop

Traffic fatalities on Vancouver Island dropped last year, say police. The number of deaths on Island roads fell from 54 in 2007 to 46 in 2008, said Cpl. Darren Lagan, spokesman for Island District RCMP in Victoria.

Exemption sought for historic tobacco shop that's running afoul of B.C. sign law

Historic downtown tobacconist runs afoul of B.C. signage laws

Esthetics tool stolen

A late-night break-in at a Colwood business yielded a $170,000 piece of skin-treatment equipment.

Search uncovers stolen property

Police say a large amount of stolen property, including laptops and replica handguns, was recovered in a search at a Fernwood apartment on Thursday.

Region's jobless rate up slightly

Greater Victoria is still third best in country after Regina, Edmonton

City rejects church's office tower proposal

A proposal by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to build a nine-storey office tower on church hall property at Courtney and Douglas streets was turned down by Victoria councillors this week as too big and tall.

Expanded neonatal unit will save a plane trip for moms

An expanded neonatal unit at Victoria General Hospital will save mothers facing difficult births one of medicine’s most stressful interventions — a plane trip.

Brutal Esquimalt beating documented in film

A documentary about one of the most brutal episodes of gang violence in Victoria makes its world premiere at the Victoria Film Festival tonight.

Camping ban back in effect

Victoria council acts to prohibit pitching tents in parks during day

Child seized from grow-op

A child was apprehended by Ministry of Children and Family Development workers after Saanich police busted a small marijuana grow operation near Glanford Park.
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