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Forested waterfront property on Galiano preserved as nature reserve

Forested waterfront property on Galiano preserved as nature reserve

The 42-hectare property, dubbed the Talking Trees Nature Reserve, is expected to open to the public in 2025
B.C. Wildfire Service says several new fires ignited by lightning since Friday

B.C. Wildfire Service says several new fires ignited by lightning since Friday

At least five new wildfires were ignited by lightning in British Columbia since Friday, and combined with roughly a dozen other new blazes, the total number burning across the province now stands at more than 150.
First responders can't go to Victoria neighbourhood without police: chief

First responders can't go to Victoria neighbourhood without police: chief

VICTORIA — A recent attack on a Victoria paramedic and the subsequent threats against cops who were called in to help mark the latest incidents of violence against local first responders, the city's police chief said in announcing emergency personnel
Police in Kamloops, B.C., continue search for 50-year-old Alberta man lost in river

Police in Kamloops, B.C., continue search for 50-year-old Alberta man lost in river

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Mounties in Kamloops, B.C., say the search continues for a 50-year-old Alberta man lost in the North Thompson River.
Be aware of algae blooms if swimming at affected lakes: experts

Be aware of algae blooms if swimming at affected lakes: experts

Blue-green algae do not always contain the toxins that can give people headaches and abdominal pain if the water is ingested
Royal Roads to offer programs on Salt Spring after $9.93M land donation

Royal Roads to offer programs on Salt Spring after $9.93M land donation

The gift, from the estate of the late Susan Bagley Bloom, includes two acreages on the island near Beddis Beach, along with a home.
Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Threats posted on the doors of the University of Victoria’s Multifaith Centre cancelled last week’s Friday prayers
B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

NANAIMO, B.C. — Vancouver Island University has issued a trespass notice to pro-Palestinian protesters, telling them to vacate their encampment on the campus in Nanaimo, B.C., by Monday.
Heiltsuk Nation celebrates return of chief's seat held at B.C. museum since 1911

Heiltsuk Nation celebrates return of chief's seat held at B.C. museum since 1911

VICTORIA — Members of the Heiltsuk Nation on British Columbia's central coast are celebrating the first steps in the repatriation process for an elaborately carved chief's seat.
Six charged, 200 kg of drugs seized in three-year investigation: Vancouver police

Six charged, 200 kg of drugs seized in three-year investigation: Vancouver police

VANCOUVER — Police in Vancouver, B.C., say a three-year investigation has led to the arrests of six people allegedly connected to a "sophisticated" organized crime group.