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Michelle Stilwell

Stilwell takes 400m gold with record performance at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michelle Stilwell, Paralympian and Parksville-Qualicum MLA sets Paralympic record in women's 400-metre T52.

Michelle Stilwell

Black Press staff nominated for Webster journalism award

Sewage in the CRD series gains provincial recognition

Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Voting open for People’s Choice Amateur Photography Competition

Photographers from across the province competed in amateur competition

Voting open for People's Choice Amateur Photography Competition
PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday

Trudeaus enjoy some Tofino time

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time out of his family vacation to participate in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Days opening ceremonies

PRIME MINISTER PART OF FIRST NATIONS PARADE: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Days was celebrated in Tofino on Monday
GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday

Soccer foes faced off and triathletes endured to claim gold at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford

GAMES ROUNDUP: Triathlon drama, soccer action Friday
Aerial view of a pool off 4300 Lochside Drive in Saanich.

Saanich boy rushed to hospital after near-drowning

Five-year-old pulled boy slid into pool at Lochside Drive home and never resurfaced

Aerial view of a pool off 4300 Lochside Drive in Saanich.
RCMP apprehended two suspects after a game of cat and mouse on Wednesday.

Two fleeing suspects attempt to car-jack a motorist in Langford

West Shore RCMP pursue pickup truck across Langford and Colwood

RCMP apprehended two suspects after a game of cat and mouse on Wednesday.
Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou

We want your best photos

Your BC 'Best Shot' photo contest is now underway. Check out our top 3 photo tips. Entry deadline July 4th 2016

Entry in the Amateur Photography Contest: Jennifer Prochazka. Happiness-Daisy-Lou
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CANADA DAY QUIZ: How well do you know Canadian trivia?

In honour of Canada's 149th birthday, we have compiled some Canadian trivia questions. How many can you answer?

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Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.

Thousands ready for 2016 BC Summer Games

Less than one month until Abbotsford hosts the best young BC athletes

Thousands of participants are set to descend on Abbotsford for the 2016 BC Summer Games next month.
Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Finalists announced for best in Vancouver Island construction

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island Building Excellence (VIBE) Awards announced April 16.

The Queen of Oak Bay now has better pet areas

Queen of Oak Bay returns to the water with better pet areas

Areas now have kennels, heating and more comfortable benches

The Queen of Oak Bay now has better pet areas

Transit budget holds steady on property taxes

On Tuesday the Victoria Regional Transit Commission meeting approved its 2016/17 budget.

BC Ferries announced its fares will remain unchanged this year.

BC Ferries fares won’t increase thanks to fuel rebate

No change in fares at BC Ferries this spring because of a new fuel rebate

BC Ferries announced its fares will remain unchanged this year.

PacificSport Fraser Valley joins viaSport Regional Alliance

Eleven multisport partners have joined forces to create the viaSport Regional Alliance,…

The annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino-Ucluelet returns to its two-week length starting on March 12.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns to Tofino-Ucluelet

Annual festival returns to two-week length starting March 12

The annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival in Tofino-Ucluelet returns to its two-week length starting on March 12.

Doctors of BC release eating disorder program videos

It's National Eating Disorders Week and as part of a provincial plan…

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.

Youth Bursary program launched

Coast Capital Savings and BC Games Society team up again for 2016 BC Games

A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.