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Harmonized sales tax extinguished

Harmonized sales tax extinguished

Greater Victoria ridings see overwhelming support to quash HST

Island residents face shorter life expectancy than provincial average, VIHA report says

The Health Status of Vancouver Island Residents Report 2010 looked at a variety of health indicators and social factors that impact long-term health.

Driver arrested after fleeing crash that shuts down West Saanich

Just before 8 p.m., a white Chevy Geo crashed into a pole and ended up in a ditch just south of the Roadhouse Bar & Grill. When officers arrived the driver was nowhere to be found. A police dog searched the scene and located the man a short distance north of the crash.
BC Ferries eyes sailing, staff reductions

BC Ferries eyes sailing, staff reductions

Passenger and vehicle traffic is down this year and is not expected to recover any time soon, so BC Ferries is considering a plan to cut hundreds of sailings to save money.
MLA Iain Black leaving politics

MLA Iain Black leaving politics

Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Iain Black is resigning his seat to take a new job as CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Premier Christy Clark said she is "delighted and saddened" to see the MLA who succeeded her as Port Moody-area MLA leave politics.

Victoria and Saanich plan joint council meeting for September

An historic meeting set for Sept. 7 isn’t about amalgamating the region’s two largest municipalities. But when Victoria city councillors play host to their counterparts from Saanich, the hope is the experience will be positive enough to make the joint meetings a biannual affair.
New Oak Bay High opening pushed back a year

New Oak Bay High opening pushed back a year

Logistics, not funding, is the issue principal says

Municipal auditor plan questioned by regional mayors

Premier Christy Clark says a municipal auditor would be established by the province to help highlight cost savings measures.

More sheriffs destined for Victoria courtrooms

Hiring freeze saw numbers dwindle, cases delayed

'N' driver busted doing 163 km/h on Pat Bay

“The speed which this young man was driving is unbelievable. At that speed your reaction time to an impending collision is greatly reduced to fractions of seconds,” says Sgt. Dean Jantzen.