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Victoria News Feb 18 to 24, 2018

Arrested for bus sex assault

Feb 24, 2018 / 5:20 pm

A Victoria man is in custody after a series of alleged sexual assaults on transit buses. Police say a young woman came forward earlier this week about an...

Poor porker

Feb 23, 2018 / 12:32 pm

Turns out eating a pig you have adopted from the SPCA is not offside. This after an unnamed B.C. individual is accused of adopting the pig under false pretenses...

Alberta uncorks wine

Feb 22, 2018 / 4:15 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. The Alberta government has accepted an olive branch from British Columbia and is suspending its ban on the province's wine in an ongoing...

Accused child killer on TV

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:07 pm

A man facing second-degree murder charges in the deaths of his two daughters made a brief court appearance by video on Thursday in Victoria. Andrew Berry did...

State memorial for Barrett

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:47 am

Former B.C. premier Dave Barrett will be honoured with a state memorial service next Saturday. The premier's office has announced the open service will be...

Real cat replaced by toy

Feb 22, 2018 / 8:48 am

Dawn Douglas is a 66-year-old woman suffering from dementia, her family says the care home she's staying in took her therapy cat and replaced it with a...

BC budget highlights

Feb 20, 2018 / 2:23 pm

Highlights of British Columbia's 2018-19 budget presented Tuesday: Effective Wednesday, a tax on foreign homebuyers increases by $5,000 to $20,000 and...

Victoria airport taking off

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:58 am

Victoria's Airport Authority has announced a $19.4-million expansion. The project will double the size of the departure lounge and include the installation...

BC budget day is here

Feb 20, 2018 / 4:39 am

It's budget day in B.C. and New Democrat Finance Minister Carole James says her financial plan will look much different than those put forward by the...

Pre-budget story time

Feb 19, 2018 / 4:33 pm

B.C.'s finance minister shelved the tradition of buying new shoes to present her budget in favour of reading a story Monday to a group of three- and...

He beat puppy to death

Feb 19, 2018 / 11:28 am

A Vancouver Island man has been sentenced to jail for fatally beating a four-month-old puppy. The BC chapter of the SPCA says Robert Carolan of Duncan was...

Wine war trade challenge

Feb 19, 2018 / 10:32 am

B.C. is challenging Alberta's ban on B.C. wines through the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston announced...

Girl, 12, assaulted at mall

Feb 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

Police have released surveillance images of a suspect after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a Victoria mall on Sunday. Police say the suspect...

2 injured in ATV, truck crash

Feb 18, 2018 / 12:30 pm

A collision between an ATV and pickup truck resulted in two people suffering serious injuries. Two people were on a quad pulling a utility trailer with two logs...

No one fix for housing crisis

Feb 18, 2018 / 7:37 am

No one measure will fix B.C. housing crisis, but budget will start: ministers British Columbia's New Democrats are promising initiatives in Tuesday's...