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City of Richmond cleared of discrimination in employee COVID-19 protocol case

City of Richmond cleared of discrimination in employee COVID-19 protocol case

The city employee was asked to leave the office 'temporarily' after returning from a trip to Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pickleball players measure game's sound in effort to keep courts open

Pickleball players measure game's sound in effort to keep courts open

North Saanich council has voted to close Wain Park pickleball courts, citing noise
UVic president calls encampment participants 'irresponsible'

UVic president calls encampment participants 'irresponsible'

UVic president Kevin Hall’s statement follows an incident Tuesday in which a man went into the First Peoples House on campus and threatened people with a knife.
Sayward would be first municipality to miss financial deadline since charter enacted

Sayward would be first municipality to miss financial deadline since charter enacted

The mayor and two remaining councillors were set to hold a special meeting at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday to give fourth and final reading to the necessary bylaws
B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

B.C. First Nation to reactivate judicial review of DFO's salmon farm virus policy

VICTORIA — A British Columbia First Nation says it has lost faith in federal plans to remove open net-pens from the province’s ocean salmon farms and is reluctantly relaunching legal action it had on hold that challenges Fisheries Department aquacult
Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Gel blaster drive-by shootings a criminal offence: Campbell River RCMP

Police say they have received reports of teens in vehicles shooting at unsuspecting pedestrians with water gel blasters or airsoft guns
Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

Saanich to ask province for exemption on secondary suites in rural areas

The district doesn’t want to allow secondary and garden suites outside the urban containment boundary
Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

Author Alice Munro's death 'bittersweet' at Victoria bookstore that carries her name

VICTORIA — Justina Elias says she didn't know about the connection legendary Canadian writer Alice Munro had to the Victoria, B.C., bookstore that bears her name, but she quickly found out.
Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

Three B.C. school districts to launch fully integrated, daylong child care, says Eby

VICTORIA — Three school districts in British Columbia will start one-stop child-care programs at local elementary schools this fall.
First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

First Peoples House at UVic closes after staff threatened with a knife

Police and campus security responded and a suspect was arrested.