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B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation says it has lost faith in federal plans to remove open net-pens from the province’s ocean salmon farms and is reluctantly relaunching legal action it had on hold that challenges Fisheries Department aquacult
Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Police say they have received reports of teens in vehicles shooting at unsuspecting pedestrians with water gel blasters or airsoft guns
Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

The district doesn’t want to allow secondary and garden suites outside the urban containment boundary
Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

VICTORIA — Justina Elias says she didn't know about the connection legendary Canadian writer Alice Munro had to the Victoria, B.C., bookstore that bears her name, but she quickly found out.
Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

VICTORIA — Three school districts in British Columbia will start one-stop child-care programs at local elementary schools this fall.
First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

Police and campus security responded and a suspect was arrested.
Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Sunken fishing vessel raised, fuel offloaded at Henry island

Divers used a pump truck onboard a barge to retrieve more than 1,900 litres of diesel fuel from the Chief Joseph, which sank May 3
Court hears details of 2022 group attack on man killed last month

Court hears details of 2022 group attack on man killed last month

Victim was lured into room to talk about drug debt.
'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

'Wilfred Buck' documentary explores the journey and wisdom of Indigenous 'star guy'

TORONTO — When Wilfred Buck looks up at the sky, he sees Indigenous history and even his own story reflected back at him, as though it were all written in the stars.
New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

The idea is to put community spirit at the forefront of the campaign.