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Jack Knox: Farmers rally to save local food

With a choir of rock-spitting pigs -- who knew they like to chew rocks? -- grunting in the background, Tom Henry put down the feed bag long enough to deliver a brief, bleak assessment of the state of farming on Vancouver Island: "There are two p

Driver mows through fields near schools

A 25-year-old man drove through fields adjacent to two Saanich schools minutes after the end of the lunch hour on Thursday.

Land Conservancy civil war still rages

It was like a Greek play, only in Gore-Tex. Officially, the three dozen people gathered at the Sooke Potholes yesterday were there to see Shaw Communications give $250,000 to The Land Conservancy of B.C.

Big tracts on Island go up for sale again

Thousands of hectares stretch from Sooke area to beyond Jordan River

Second eaglet hatches in view of wide global audience

Event caught on Internet camera; more eggs expected to hatch soon

Unique coastal wolves merit protection, study concludes

They have red-tinted hair instead of grey, eat fish along with meat and love to island-hop.

Olympian Whitfield among elite cyclists that could be charged for failing to ride single file

A group of Olympic hopefuls could be charged for failing to bicycle in single file after they were struck by a car on the weekend. Olympic medallist Simon Whitfield, who was riding up front, was not hit and was unharmed.

B.C. solicitor general open to the notion of provincial police

B.C. Solicitor General John van Dongen said yesterday he's open to the idea of replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force.

Centre offers help for troubled native teens

There will be no quick patch-up jobs when a groundbreaking treatment centre for at-risk First Nations teens opens near Chilliwack this fall.

Drop off unwanted items at 'reverse' garage sale

Habitat for Humanity is holding a "reverse" garage sale this weekend to support affordable-housing projects. The idea is that instead of showing up to buy things, people leave items behind for the organization to sell at its ReStore.
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