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New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs
A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

A bomber drops retardant on a fire off Tillicum Road in the BX-Swan Lake region on Tuesday evening (July 21
Cache Creek relief donations roll in from the public and the business community.

BlackPress4Good collects donations for Cache Creek flood victims

Help is still needed for relief efforts in Cache Creek. Crowdfunding effort gathers momentum.

Cache Creek relief donations roll in from the public and the business community.

Saanich wrestling westbound for Langford

The Langford Legion hosts Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling tonight at 8 p.m. (May 29)

New equipment at VGH would help catch breast cancer earlier

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign underway for new machine

Visitors on the Victoria Conservatory of Music's 33rd annual Garden Tour this weekend will experience backyard scenes like this at sites around Greater Victoria.

Tour Greater Victoria gardens with mom this weekend

Two-day Victoria Conservatory of Music fundraiser promises music and a variety of landscaping

Visitors on the Victoria Conservatory of Music's 33rd annual Garden Tour this weekend will experience backyard scenes like this at sites around Greater Victoria.
Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.

Time to enter B.C.’s amateur photographer contest

The 3rd annual 'Your Best Shot' contest is open to amateur photographers. Sponsored by London Drugs, Abbotsford Airshow & Black Press

Seabird Island Tulip Festival. Photo by Roxanne Watson. Entry in the 2015 Amateur Photographer of the Year.
Bhangra dance performances are among the entertainment planned for this Sunday’s Vaisakhi Mela happening at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

Indian celebration offers a cultural immersion at Saanich Fairgrounds

Community invited to check out family oriented Vaisakhi event

Bhangra dance performances are among the entertainment planned for this Sunday’s Vaisakhi Mela happening at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

Errant steers lead police, firefighters and others on chase across Trans Canada Highway

Pair of animals escaped from trailer near TCH and Helmcken Road

Members of the University of Victoria men’s sevens rugby team celebrate their victory in the Canadian Inter-University Sport national championships Saturday at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The Vikes beat the UBC Thunderbirds 17-12 with a last-second try from Doug Fraser.

Vikes capture men’s sevens rugby crown in Langford

Westhills crowds see local teams in men's, women's championship games

Members of the University of Victoria men’s sevens rugby team celebrate their victory in the Canadian Inter-University Sport national championships Saturday at Westhills Stadium in Langford. The Vikes beat the UBC Thunderbirds 17-12 with a last-second try from Doug Fraser.

F-22 Raptor coming to Abbotsford International Airshow

Abbotsford on the list of only 21 approved show sites for stealth fighter.

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities

More than $17,000 raised since launching last fall

Black Press Crowdfunding initiative making a difference in communities
B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
Adele Fraser

FAMILY: Balancing business and family/Mom Q & A Dec. 12

Adele Fraser enjoys spending time with her boys, but takes time for herself outside her busy work life

Adele Fraser

FAMILY: Holiday hijinks: memories of the chaos of the season

Columnist Susan Lundy tries her hand at a holiday rhyme

The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup

Breitling Jet Team promises "a meticulously co-ordinated ballet" with seven L-39C Albatros

The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.