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Rainfall warning in effect for much of Vancouver Island

Rainfall warning in effect for much of Vancouver Island

Expect heavy rains this week with up to 100mm falling in some areas of the north and western coasts.

Rainfall warning in effect for much of Vancouver Island
This photo won the People’s Choice Award in the BC SPCA’s 2017 Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. (Credit: Carolyn Matt)

PHOTOS: Winners of the BC SCPA wildlife contest

Three finalists in the Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest hail from Vancouver Island.

This photo won the People’s Choice Award in the BC SPCA’s 2017 Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. (Credit: Carolyn Matt)
VIDEO: Drone footage shows wolf vs. moose fight in Canada

VIDEO: Drone footage shows wolf vs. moose fight in Canada

The video was taken in northern Ontario and posted to YouTube by Dan Nystedt.

VIDEO: Drone footage shows wolf vs. moose fight in Canada
BC Ferries restricts passengers from lower vehicle decks

BC Ferries restricts passengers from lower vehicle decks

The new regulations will no longer allow passengers to remain in their vehicles on closed car decks.

BC Ferries restricts passengers from lower vehicle decks
Fire Prevention Week across B.C.

Fire Prevention Week across B.C.

This year’s theme is ‘Every second counts - plan 2 ways out’

Fire Prevention Week across B.C.
Free pumpkin spice lattes at 7/11

Free pumpkin spice lattes at 7/11

Popular convenience store is getting in on the October action with free tasters this Wednesday

Free pumpkin spice lattes at 7/11
New era of sightseeing in Greater Victoria

New era of sightseeing in Greater Victoria

They’re retiring the older, double-decker buses in favour of more eco-friendly versions starting Oct. 7, 2017.

New era of sightseeing in Greater Victoria
V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS

V2V ferry out of commission until end of 2017

Ferry ran for roughly three months before engine problems forced suspension of service

V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS
BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend

BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend

Another 90 sailings between major routes have been added between Oct. 5-10 for holiday travellers.

BC ferries adds extra sailings for long weekend
Victoria man reunited with Las Vegas men who saved his life

Victoria man reunited with Las Vegas men who saved his life

Sheldon Mack was pulled to safety by an off-duty paramedic and driven to hospital by a Armed Forces veteran.

Victoria man reunited with Las Vegas men who saved his life
Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island

Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island

Many local residents knew someone that was in Las Vegas Sunday night when the shooting took place from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island
Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack

Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack

Chief Del Manak and his family were in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino complex when shots rang out Sunday night.

Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack
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Transportation top of mind for Greater Victoria at UBCM conference

Members of the Capital Regional District met with many cabinet ministers at this year’s municipalities conference.

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PHOTOS: Aurora Borealis light up night sky above B.C.

The northern lights were out in full effect Wednesday night throughout much of the province.

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Harold Backer leaves the B.C. Provincial Court building in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, May 1, 2017 following his release on bail for fraud charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Former Olympian pleads not guilty to mutual fund fraud

Harold Backer of Victoria will be going to trial, charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Harold Backer leaves the B.C. Provincial Court building in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, May 1, 2017 following his release on bail for fraud charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Suspect in custody in fire key vault break-ins

Suspect in custody in fire key vault break-ins

The criminals have broken into firefighter key vaults to access businesses in the Greater Victoria area.

Suspect in custody in fire key vault break-ins
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry speaks with media after the team’s first training camp session at University of Victoria on Sept. 26. (Black Press/Ragnar Haagen)

Toronto Raptors open training camp at University of Victoria

The team will play an intra-squad game open to the public on Thursday, but tickets have already sold out.

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry speaks with media after the team’s first training camp session at University of Victoria on Sept. 26. (Black Press/Ragnar Haagen)
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Memorial held in Victoria for fallen officers

The 2017 B.C. Law Enforcement Memorial took place Sunday at the BC Legislature to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

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No lifeguards coming to Thetis Lake

No lifeguards coming to Thetis Lake

One of Victoria’s most popular lakes will not see lifeguards on duty next year, despite multiple near-drownings in 2017.

No lifeguards coming to Thetis Lake
Victoria company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Victoria company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Owner of Fresh Coast Victoria apologizes for posting photo of large man with caption “Get this guy some @freshcoastvic”

Victoria company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture
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