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Beach discoveries fuel concern over arrival of Japanese tsunami debris

Beach discoveries fuel concern over arrival of Japanese tsunami debris

Beth Hayhurst has walked the beaches near her Cordova Bay home almost every day for the past six years and has never seen so much debris - much of it with Asian markings - as in the past two months.
Fire tragedies spark warning

Fire tragedies spark warning

'Calamitous' spate in B.C. kills seven, spurring call for vigilance
Another cougar sighting in Saanich

Another cougar sighting in Saanich

Yet another cougar sighting has been reported in Saanich, this one coming about 4 a.m. Friday in the Arbutus Road area of Saanich. Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said there is a lot of potential prey there for cougars.
Three more cougar sightings have Saanich police concerned

Three more cougar sightings have Saanich police concerned

Multiple cougar sightings over the last 36 hours in well populated areas of Saanich have police concerned but a conservation officer says itÂ’s part of living in an area rich with wildlife.
Skating organizers consider using bigger rink next time

Skating organizers consider using bigger rink next time

An expanded skating surface - perhaps even ringing the Centennial Square fountain - is under consideration for next Christmas season following the success of this year's outdoor rink.
Homicides, traffic deaths rise in 2011

Homicides, traffic deaths rise in 2011

Total of six murders and 12 crash deaths up slightly from 2010
Two cougars spotted in Saanich

Two cougars spotted in Saanich

A cougar was spotted just after 4 a.m. this morning in Saanich by police, following another sighting last night. Based on descriptions, Saanich Police believe they are two different big cats.
Report on grants delayed

Report on grants delayed

Gaming-proceeds document was supposed to be released in 60 days

Assault of 83-year-old woman in Island hospital prompts policy change

Mixed-gender rooms to be limited after elderly woman attacked in bed

Man injured in New Year's fight; Victoria police respond to 140 calls

Victoria police respond to 140 calls, up from 114 last year