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Hairless baby goat has Vancouver Island family scrambling to keep it warm

Hairless baby goat has Vancouver Island family scrambling to keep it warm

May 3, 2022 / 10:40 am

Conny Rohr is scrambling to care for a rare hairless baby goat born on her Shawnigan Lake area farm. The kid, called Precious, has to be kept inside, requires...

Old-growth-logging protester ends hunger strike on 31st day

Old-growth-logging protester ends hunger strike on 31st day

May 2, 2022 / 10:05 am

Saying he’s done his part to move the political needle a little and that it is time to accept the demands of loved ones, Nanaimo’s Howard Breen has...

Pickleball's growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

Pickleball's growth raises a racket in Victoria, amid bans over noise complaints

May 1, 2022 / 6:51 am

Pickleball players readily admit their sport makes noise, but complaining about the sound of people having a healthy good time is out of bounds, say players and...

Firefighters rescue man from fire on 10th floor of tower

Firefighters rescue man from fire on 10th floor of tower

Apr 30, 2022 / 10:15 am

Victoria firefighters rescued a man off a 10th-floor balcony and quickly knocked down what could have been a disastrous fire at View Towers residential...

Possible cases of 'unusual' childhood hepatitis in Canada in 'single digits': Henry

Possible cases of 'unusual' childhood hepatitis in Canada in 'single digits': Henry

Apr 28, 2022 / 5:47 pm

All 17 pediatric hospitals across Canada are looking out for an "unusual" childhood liver disease, but the number of possible cases under review...

B.C. to spend up to $5 million to support tourism events

B.C. to spend up to $5 million to support tourism events

Apr 28, 2022 / 10:34 am

The B.C. government is relaunching a program to help fund tourism events with up to $5 million in new money. Starting today, tourism-event organizers can...

Baccarat crystal elephant, other rare items fetch high prices at Victoria auction

Baccarat crystal elephant, other rare items fetch high prices at Victoria auction

Apr 27, 2022 / 3:14 pm

A Baccarat crystal and bronze elephant liqueur caddy crafted in France more than 140 years ago fetched $120,000 at auction Tuesday night. The rare piece once...

Nanaimo RCMP pull over teacher suspected of impaired driving with students in vehicle

Nanaimo RCMP pull over teacher suspected of impaired driving with students in vehicle

Apr 26, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Nanaimo RCMP have nabbed an educator suspected of drunk driving while she had four students in the vehicle. Police said the 43-year-old woman was taking the...

Horgan apologizes for profanity in legislature during tense question period

Horgan apologizes for profanity in legislature during tense question period

Apr 26, 2022 / 6:25 am

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he apologizes for "intemperate comments" he made during a heated question period in the legislature. During...

Chief of B.C. First Nation will look over police watchdog's report on fatal shooting

Chief of B.C. First Nation will look over police watchdog's report on fatal shooting

Apr 25, 2022 / 4:57 pm

An Indigenous civilian monitor has been appointed to look over a report by British Columbia's police watchdog following the RCMP shooting death of a...

Politicians, media return to hallway habits at B.C. legislature after COVID-19 rules

Politicians, media return to hallway habits at B.C. legislature after COVID-19 rules

Apr 25, 2022 / 2:39 pm

Politicians and members of the media met each other face-to-face for the first time at the British Columbia legislature after more than two years of...

Nanaimo man refuses food, drink in bid for public meeting with forests minister

Nanaimo man refuses food, drink in bid for public meeting with forests minister

Apr 24, 2022 / 1:45 pm

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. A British Columbia man says he was briefly hospitalized on the 24th day of a hunger strike to protest old-growth logging but plans to go...

Long, cool spring tough on growers, as gardeners wait for warmth

Long, cool spring tough on growers, as gardeners wait for warmth

Apr 24, 2022 / 11:05 am

Last year at this time, it was 20 degrees and sunny on Vancouver Island, and gardeners were rolling up their sleeves, getting on their knees and planting...

B.C. man wanting public meeting has 'death-watch monitors' on Day 23 of hunger strike

B.C. man wanting public meeting has 'death-watch monitors' on Day 23 of hunger strike

Apr 23, 2022 / 4:26 pm

A 68-year-old activist says "death-watch monitors" were ensuring his safety on the 23rd day of a hunger strike over old-growth logging practices in...

Two face charges after Trans-Canada Highway blocked by old-growth-logging protesters

Two face charges after Trans-Canada Highway blocked by old-growth-logging protesters

Apr 22, 2022 / 6:37 pm

Two Victoria residents face criminal charges and remain in custody after the northbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford was blocked during rush...

First Nation 'shocked' by B.C.'s decision not to amend case based on new policy

First Nation 'shocked' by B.C.'s decision not to amend case based on new policy

Apr 22, 2022 / 2:29 pm

The lawyer for a B.C. First Nation challenging the province in a land rights trial says the government's decision not to adjust the case based on its own...

Victoria police seek potential witness to arson at Ukrainian priest's home

Victoria police seek potential witness to arson at Ukrainian priest's home

Apr 21, 2022 / 5:52 pm

Victoria police have released a video of a vehicle of a potential witness to an arson at the home of a Ukrainian Catholic priest and his family. The video of...

Protesters who blocked Trans-Canada Highway in Langford on Wednesday remain in custody

Protesters who blocked Trans-Canada Highway in Langford on Wednesday remain in custody

Apr 21, 2022 / 3:14 pm

RCMP arrested two protesters who remain in custody Thursday after the Trans-Canada Highway’s northbound lane was blocked at West Shore Parkway in Langford...

Children jump from 2nd floor to escape arson at Victoria home of Ukrainian priest

Children jump from 2nd floor to escape arson at Victoria home of Ukrainian priest

Apr 21, 2022 / 9:38 am

Three young girls jumped from a second-storey window at their burning Victoria home early Wednesday and were caught by their father and a neighbour. Police...

Children jump from second floor to escape fire at Victoria home; police investigating blaze as arson

Children jump from second floor to escape fire at Victoria home; police investigating blaze as arson

Apr 20, 2022 / 6:50 pm

Father Yuriy Vyshnevskyy caught his children as they jumped from a second-floor window early Wednesday at their burning Victoria home. All got out safely, he...