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Victoria News Jan 28 to Feb 3, 2018

Wayward sea lion goes viral

Feb 3, 2018 / 9:21 am

A sea lion was seen frolicking in a flooded parking lot near Duncan earlier this week. The large sea mammal was spotted in the parking lot next to the...

Dave Barrett dead at 87

Feb 2, 2018 / 4:03 pm

Former B.C. premier Dave Barrett, the scrappy but always smiling leader of the province's first New Democrat government, has died in Victoria. He was 87...

Let's not start a trade war

Feb 2, 2018 / 3:53 pm

Premier John Horgan says his government is trying to protect B.C., not be provocative, when it comes to a proposed ban on increasing the amount of diluted...

Crossing guards call it quits

Feb 2, 2018 / 10:29 am

Crossing guards in Victoria are calling it quits. The non-profit Beacon Community Services group says it will no longer man intersections after this school...

Sea lion tours parking lot

Feb 2, 2018 / 10:11 am

An unusual sight in a parking lot in Duncan B.C. this week. A video posted to Rhonda L Vertefeuille Facebook page shows a sea lion swimming through a parking...

Trudeau firm on pipeline

Feb 2, 2018 / 9:35 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm in his support for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion across British Columbia, just hours before he attends a...

Mystery gifts at schools?

Feb 2, 2018 / 7:20 am

It's like Christmas in February for universities across the country. Except it's random and bizarre. Amazon packages have been showing up at...

Trudeau brings tour to BC

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:30 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Nanaimo today for the latest stop on his cross-country town hall tour. Trudeau may face criticism about the Trans Mountain...

'Don't rush to judgment'

Feb 1, 2018 / 1:01 pm

The lawyer for a man charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of his two daughters on Christmas Day in the Victoria suburb of Oak Bay says the accused is...

Lawyer hopes for fair trial

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:39 am

The lawyer for a Victoria man on trial for allegedly killing his two daughters Christmas day is criticizing the police following a court appearance Thursday....

Brown booby visits Victoria

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:04 am

A rare tropical bird has washed up on the coast of British Columbia. The brown booby is a rare tropical bird not normally seen in the cool, damp Pacific...

Women filmed in washroom

Jan 31, 2018 / 7:01 am

Two Vancouver Island women have joined a proposed class-action lawsuit against a Saanich grocery store after they claim they were unwittingly filmed while in...

Almost 'buried alive'

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:48 am

A B.C. woman rescued from a mudslide in Lantzville, on Vancouver Island, is thankful to be alive after her harrowing ordeal. Karena Donnelly thought she was...

Dead kayaker washes up

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:06 am

VicPD are investigating after the body of a kayaker washed up on shore on a popular Victoria beach. Police tweeted they had discovered the body around 3:30 p.m....

Looking for new leadership

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:37 am

British Columbia's Liberals will elect a new leader Saturday with an assignment to ignite and guide the party from an unfamiliar position in Opposition...

Court order shuts pot shop

Jan 30, 2018 / 4:21 pm

The City of Victoria has ben granted a court injunction to shut down a marijuana dispensary, marking the first court-ordered closure of a pot shop in the city....

More pipeline uncertainty

Jan 30, 2018 / 12:11 pm

The B.C. government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted...

BC hunters up in arms

Jan 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

Former BC conservation officer Bryce Casavant is calling for hiring diversity as the service looks to hire. Best known as the officer who was suspended after...

Drugs, knives, cash seized

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:30 pm

A police raid of a housing facility in Victoria’s downtown core has lead to the arrest of three people and the seizure of drugs. Cocaine, methamphetamine,...

Swept away in mudslide

Jan 29, 2018 / 12:27 pm

A woman was swept away in her car during a massive mudslide on Vancouver Island, early Monday. The washout happened on Rumming Road in Lantzville about 12:30...

Blue Bridge almost gone

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:37 am

Victoria's Johnson Street Bridge, also known as the 'Blue Bridge' is shut down again today after workers began installing the new deck span on...

Super blood moon Wed

Jan 29, 2018 / 5:54 am

There will be a super blue blood moon on Wednesday and a total lunar eclipse, events that by themselves are not uncommon but combined they make for a...

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