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First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government

First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government

Treaty 8 Chiefs say Premier John Horgan and other cabinet ministers betrayed their commitment

First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government
(Vic News Staff)

Province looking at mass notification alert system

Immediate notifications could be available for wireless subscribers in April 2018

(Vic News Staff)
Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)

Man behind Slack and Flickr to be honoured by University of Victoria

Stewart Butterfield helped co-found Flickr and Slack following his graduation from UVic in 1996

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)
Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.
Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)

Son charged in death of Salt Spring Island woman

Martin Galen Vandenberg, 22, has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heather Jones

Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)
BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.

Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million

Eligible homeowners must apply for the grant each year. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s principal residence

BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.
Those visiting hospitals or healthcare facilities who are not vaccinated must wear a mask in patient care areas to protect their loved ones and staff. (Black Press file image)

Flu outbreak at care facilities on Vancouver Island

Island Health asks those who are ill to not visit hospitals, residential care or assisted living facilities

Those visiting hospitals or healthcare facilities who are not vaccinated must wear a mask in patient care areas to protect their loved ones and staff. (Black Press file image)
Sisters 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry have been identified as the victims of the Christmas Day double homicide in Oak Bay. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Father charged in Victoria Christmas Day killings

Andrew Robert Douglas Berry, 43, charged with two counts of second degree murder.

Sisters 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry have been identified as the victims of the Christmas Day double homicide in Oak Bay. (Submitted photo)
2017 BC Assessment values now available online

2017 BC Assessment values now available online

Property owners will be receiving a letter in the mail in January, but are able to access their values now

2017 BC Assessment values now available online
UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day

UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day

An injured person was also found at the scene and taken to hospital. Authorities say the public is not at risk

UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day
Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

BC Ferries exploring options for better WI-FI

The company says it could bring in a two-tiered system that would include an additional cost

Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed

More snow expected for Vancouver Island on Thursday

Environment Canada says the weekend will be clear, but there’s a good chance of many areas experiencing a white Christmas

Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed
The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

67,000 homeowners get early-warning assessment notice

These notices have been sent out to homes with an above-average increase in their 2018 assessment

The 2015 BC Assessment data indicated that there are only 134 homes in Chilliwack with secondary suites. But the real number is likely much higher. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
(Black Press staff)

UPDATE: Cowichan kids get snow day

CVRD advises garbage collection may be cancelled

(Black Press staff)
Thousands without power on Vancouver Island

Thousands without power on Vancouver Island

Tuesday’s dump of snow has cut power to nearly 10,000 homes in Victoria and Duncan

Thousands without power on Vancouver Island
Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for flurries and cold air throughout the next week

Environment Canada says snow in the forecast for Vancouver Island
VIHA has put out a request for proposals to staff the Island’s first supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Street in spring 2018. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria gets approval for supervised consumption site

This will be the first permanent facility on Vancouver Island

VIHA has put out a request for proposals to staff the Island’s first supervised consumption service slated to open at 914 Pandora Street in spring 2018. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

(Screenshot from video by Devin Milner)
Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care

Various stakeholders have come together to provide a road map from prevention to survivorship

Strategy announced for Indigenous cancer care
BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas

More than 175 sailings are being added, including 130 between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for Christmas