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Victoria News Nov 5 to 10, 2017

50-50 pot split not enough

Nov 10, 2017 / 3:51 pm

British Columbia says Ottawa's plans to split marijuana tax revenues on a 50-50-basis are not good enough for the province. Finance Minister Carole James...

2 dead in head-on crash

Nov 10, 2017 / 11:45 am

Two people are dead after a head-on crash on Vancouver Island. A car crossed the centre line and collided with a minivan on the Inland Island Highway Thursday...

String of arson fires set

Nov 10, 2017 / 6:02 am

Police are investigating a series of arson fires in the Victoria area, including the one at a food bank. Four garbage bins were set on fire, one was set outside...

Hydro freeze for real?

Nov 9, 2017 / 11:40 am

Opposition members in the B.C. legislature are crying foul over the government's contention that BC Hydro rates are being frozen. During a lengthy and...

Arrested for school threat

Nov 9, 2017 / 6:11 am

A Nanaimo teen has been charged for making online threats against a local high school. Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District officials say a threat was made Friday...

No name calling: Horgan

Nov 8, 2017 / 3:19 pm

Premier John Horgan says he's been guilty of some of the most aggressive examples of name calling in British Columbia's legislature, but now he's on...

Tear down the fences?

Nov 8, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has introduced a private members bill that would increase access to public lands for British Columbians. Weaver first...

BC Hydro rates frozen

Nov 8, 2017 / 1:23 pm

The NDP government is freezing BC Hydro rates, putting an end to years of escalating electricity costs in the province. BC Hydro rates have gone up by more than...

100-yr rail line to shut down

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:13 am

Western Forest Products is shutting down its Englewood line after transporting logs by train for 100 years on northern Vancouver Island. The company says in a...

Boat engulfed in flames

Nov 5, 2017 / 3:30 pm

A boat is being closely watched by security, after it burst into flames Saturday night in Nanaimo. On Oct. 4 at about 9:30 p.m. fire crews were called to...

Opioid crisis 'heartbreaking'

Nov 5, 2017 / 6:52 am

Jagmeet Singh says he's witnessed the devastation of B.C.'s opioid overdose epidemic and it breaks his heart. The federal NDP leader said he visited an...