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'Seagull' author injured in crash

'Seagull' author injured in crash

Richard Bach, the author of the 1970s bestselling novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday after his small plane crashed in Washington state.

Biting and spitting result in Saanich man facing charges for assaulting police officer

A 28-year-old Saanich man was arrested last night after spitting on a police officer and instigating two drunken disturbances. Police were called to a wedding reception at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney when a fight broke out around 1 a.m.

Canadian soldiers cope with aftermath of war

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Health scare closes pig barn to public

Thousands checked out cows, horses, donkeys and ducks at the Saanich Fair on Saturday but a new strain of swine flu kept the pig barn closed to the public.
Hal David wrote 'timeless' songs

Hal David wrote 'timeless' songs

Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91.

Motorcyclist injured in collision

A motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries in a collision with a car in Saanich on Saturday afternoon. A 27-year-old Saanich motorcyclist was driving west on Royal Oak Drive when he hit a car attempting to turn left onto Elk Lake Drive.

Shirley family injured in West Coast Road crash

A 62-year-old woman and her 10-year-old granddaughter suffered major injuries in a traffic accident on West Coast Road Friday night.
Canada turns up pressure on Syria's Assad regime

Canada turns up pressure on Syria's Assad regime

Baird says the new additions will help to further isolate and increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-AssadÂ’s regime. The minister is also renewing pleas for the UN Security Council to adopt binding sanctions against Syria.

Motorcyclist injured in collision with car

A motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries in a collision with a car in Saanich on Saturday afternoon. A 27-year-old Saanich motorcyclist was driving west on Royal Oak Drive when he hit a car that was attempting to turn left onto Elk Lake Drive.

UVic support staff serve notice of job action

University of Victoria students will return to class next week as more than 1,300 cooks, plumbers, groundskeepers and other support staff begin job action.