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Calgary Sun
Cyclist survives terrifying ride wedged below moving semi-trailerVICTORIA -- A Victoria-area cyclist has survived being dragged about half a kil
Cyclist survives terrifying ride wedged below moving semi-trailer
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 hours ago
VICTORIA -- A Victoria-area cyclist has survived being dragged about half a kilometre after a harrowing tangle with a semi-trailer. Lada Cumpelik was riding to work in Saanich, B.C., just outside Victoria, on Wednesday morning when he says the big... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Cyclist survives terrifying ride wedged below moving semi-trailerA Victoria-area cyclist has survived being dragged about half a kilometre after
Cyclist survives terrifying ride wedged below moving semi-trailer
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 hours ago
A Victoria-area cyclist has survived being dragged about half a kilometre after a harrowing tangle with a semi-trailer. Lada Cumpelik was riding to work in Saanich, B.C., just outside Victoria, on Wednesday morning when he says the big rig turned... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Confusion over Langford electoral ridingsSome West Shore residents are already shaking their heads this election. With n
Confusion over Langford electoral ridings
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
Some West Shore residents are already shaking their heads this election. With newly drawn riding lines, some residents have found themselves clumped into a different riding than expected. Langford resident Neal Carmichael came across Elections... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Highway not a safe haven for View Royal rabbitsRabbits, being rabbits, are quickly overrunning the grassy refuges they’ve been
Highway not a safe haven for View Royal rabbits
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
Rabbits, being rabbits, are quickly overrunning the grassy refuges they’ve been living on alongside the Trans Canada Highway in View Royal. The population has increased so much that efforts are now being made to move the animals to a new... Read more
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BC Local News
HOMEFINDER: New families moving to the West ShoreWest Shore sales are up, the market is balanced and 2016 is shaping up for anot
HOMEFINDER: New families moving to the West Shore
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
West Shore sales are up, the market is balanced and 2016 is shaping up for another great year. Victoria Real Estate board president Guy Crozier said the West Shore is one of the strongest areas of growth on Vancouver Island and isn’t expecting the... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
HOMEFINDER: New families moving to the West ShoreWest Shore sales are up, the market is balanced and 2016 is shaping up for anot
HOMEFINDER: New families moving to the West Shore
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
West Shore sales are up, the market is balanced and 2016 is shaping up for another great year. Victoria Real Estate board president Guy Crozier said the West Shore is one of the strongest areas of growth on Vancouver Island and isn’t expecting the... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Schools set for studentsStudents are getting back to the books. Classes resume Tuesday in the North Ok
Schools set for students
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted yesterday
Students are getting back to the books. Classes resume Tuesday in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. “We are looking forward to a good start-up,” said Glenn Borthistle, superintendent. It’s anticipated that total enrolment will be 5,650,... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
New face at SD#83School District #83 is starting the school year with a new secretary-treasurer.
New face at SD#83
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 2 days ago
School District #83 is starting the school year with a new secretary-treasurer. Nicole Bittante has accepted the position of secretary-treasurer for School District #83. Bittante was previously employed in Saanich (School District #63) where she... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Election battle in Sooke could 'come down to the wire'The Esquimalt-Sooke-Saannich election battle could come down to the wire, says
Election battle in Sooke could 'come down to the wire'
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
The Esquimalt-Sooke-Saannich election battle could come down to the wire, says a University of Victoria professor. Kim Speers, a professor in the faculty of human and social development at UVic, said with recent federal boundary changes, all parties... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Vancouver Island Malahat LNG project plan includes underwater pipelineA new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via
Vancouver Island Malahat LNG project plan includes underwater pipeline
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
A new LNG project envisioned for Vancouver Island would accept natural gas via an underwater pipeline that would weave from Washington State through the Gulf Islands, according to a proposal released Tuesday. The liquefied natural gas project, which... Read more
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BC Local News
Chime in on the budgetThere will be a public hearing at the Fireside Inn on Wednesday, September 16 t
Chime in on the budget
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
There will be a public hearing at the Fireside Inn on Wednesday, September 16 to discuss the 2016 provincial budget. Registration for the hearing opened Tuesday at 9 a.m., and while anyone wishing to speak to the budget can register up until the day... Read more
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Castlegar News
Chime in on the budgetThere will be a public hearing at the Fireside Inn on Wednesday, September 16 t
Chime in on the budget
Castlegar News / Posted 2 days ago
There will be a public hearing at the Fireside Inn on Wednesday, September 16 to discuss the 2016 provincial budget. Registration for the hearing opened Tuesday at 9 a.m., and while anyone wishing to speak to the budget can register up until the day... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
King and queen declaredJim and Dinah Lulua were recently named “King” and “Queen” for the year by the
King and queen declared
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Jim and Dinah Lulua were recently named “King” and “Queen” for the year by the BC Elders Gathering held in Saanich this past July. Next year Jim and Dinah will be joined by the Tsilhqot’in Nation and aboriginal communities in the Cariboo Chilcotin... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Community mailboxes coming to your neighbourhoodCanada Post and the residents of the West Shore are talking. The lines of comm
Community mailboxes coming to your neighbourhood
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Canada Post and the residents of the West Shore are talking. The lines of communication between Canada Post and several communities on Vancouver Island including the West Shore are already in full swing as the finalization of locations for the... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Midget rep Ice Hawks to join Saanich Minor HockeyJennifer Blyth Oak Bay News Due to low numbers, Victoria Minor Hockey Associa
Midget rep Ice Hawks to join Saanich Minor Hockey
Oak Bay News / Posted 3 days ago
Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News Due to low numbers, Victoria Minor Hockey Association will not run a midget rep program this year, sending its Oak Bay, Victoria and Esquimalt players to neighbouring Saanich Minor Hockey instead. It’s not simply a... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
New Lantzville administrator takes helmLantzville’s new top bureaucrat plans to bring calm to the district as he settl
New Lantzville administrator takes helm
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Lantzville’s new top bureaucrat plans to bring calm to the district as he settles into his new role. Chief administrative officer Brad McRae takes his position for the first time this week, arriving as new politicians are sworn in and council’s full... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich officer to resign after alleged use of unauthorized picsA Saanich police officer who allegedly used unauthorized photos and training fo
Saanich officer to resign after alleged use of unauthorized pics
BC Local News / Posted 7 days ago
A Saanich police officer who allegedly used unauthorized photos and training footage of tactical team members to promote a macho workout video is stepping down from the SPD. Sgt. Todd Lamb, who is currently under investigation for the video,... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Colwood teen reaching new heights in speed climbingThe premise may be simple – the fastest to the top of the wall wins – but the e
Colwood teen reaching new heights in speed climbing
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
The premise may be simple – the fastest to the top of the wall wins – but the execution of speed climbing is on an entirely different level. Elena Moss, a 16-year-old Colwood resident who placed seventh in her age bracket at last year’s world... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Stop work order issued at Shannon Court – againWorkers clad in protective gear were sifting through debris at a Chilliwack dem
Stop work order issued at Shannon Court – again
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 7 days ago
Workers clad in protective gear were sifting through debris at a Chilliwack demolition site this week, separating by hand anything that might be contaminated with asbestos. But the work was short-lived. The Yale Road site had been shut down two... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Here comes hockey seasonThe University of Victoria men’s soccer team continues exhibition play Saturday
Here comes hockey season
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
The University of Victoria men’s soccer team continues exhibition play Saturday, Aug. 28 when they take on Oak Bay at 2 p.m. on UVic Field 4. The UVic Women’s team plays later that day versus the U-15 HPL Boys team. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. at... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Artful home tour inspires renovation dreamsLooking for ideas about finding the potential in your new home? Or how to turn
Artful home tour inspires renovation dreams
Oak Bay News / Posted 7 days ago
Looking for ideas about finding the potential in your new home? Or how to turn a fixer-upper into the home of your dreams? The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s annual House Tour will yield more than a few ideas. Celebrating 62 years of introducing... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Weighted lottery for Canucks’ pre-season tickets at Q CentreLuck will have to be on your side if you hope to land one of the hottest ticket
Weighted lottery for Canucks’ pre-season tickets at Q Centre
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Luck will have to be on your side if you hope to land one of the hottest tickets in town next month. When the Vancouver Canucks host the San Jose Sharks on Sept. 21, at the Q Centre in Colwood, 376 of the arena’s 2,300 seats will be raffled off to... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Golfers take swing for local women’s sheltersWith the swing of a golf club, realtors at Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty ar
Golfers take swing for local women’s shelters
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
With the swing of a golf club, realtors at Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty are raising money for local women’s shelters. As part of the 11th annual Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Golf Party, golf enthusiasts of all levels can compete in the Texas... Read more
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BC Local News
Scouts Canada upset over photo opThe Conservative Party of Canada is under fire for the use of members of Scouts
Scouts Canada upset over photo op
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
The Conservative Party of Canada is under fire for the use of members of Scouts Canada in their latest photo op and campaign promise. Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the North Island last week for a few... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Scouts Canada upset over photo opThe Conservative Party of Canada is under fire for the use of members of Scouts
Scouts Canada upset over photo op
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
The Conservative Party of Canada is under fire for the use of members of Scouts Canada in their latest photo op and campaign promise. Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the North Island last week for a few... Read more
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Calgary Sun
National housing goals neededDuring the Maclean’s leaders’ debate at the start of this election, I promised
National housing goals needed
Calgary Sun / Posted 9 days ago
During the Maclean’s leaders’ debate at the start of this election, I promised Green MPs would work to kick start our economy to pull us up out of recession. To do this, we would recruit an army of skilled tradespeople to upgrade all our buildings... Read more
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Toronto Star
Following the leaders: Parties sharpen focus on battleground provincesBritish Columbia: The last of the Big Three is B.C.’s Lower Mainland. Polling b
Following the leaders: Parties sharpen focus on battleground provinces
Toronto Star / Posted 12 days ago
British Columbia: The last of the Big Three is B.C.’s Lower Mainland. Polling before the election campaign indicated a two-way race in the Vancouver area between the New Democrats and Conservatives, but Trudeau has spent almost as much time (11... Read more
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Calgary Sun
No fed party leaders at Capital Pride paradeCapital Pride is marking its 30th anniversary, but organizers will have to cele
No fed party leaders at Capital Pride parade
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
Capital Pride is marking its 30th anniversary, but organizers will have to celebrate without the politicians bucking to be prime minister. Three of the four federal party leaders sent regrets when the Sun asked if they'd be attending Sunday's... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
BACK TO SCHOOL: Youngsters learn about creatures great and smallThe Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is helping kids go wild about lea
BACK TO SCHOOL: Youngsters learn about creatures great and small
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is helping kids go wild about learning. The sanctuary offers both on-site and in-school programs, with classes ranging from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the grade. “All of our school programs have set... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProHockeyTalk
Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20In just under one month, the 2015 preseason will begin. Before PHT shares the
Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20
NBC Sports: ProHockeyTalk / Posted 14 days ago
In just under one month, the 2015 preseason will begin. Before PHT shares the full schedule, here are a few fun facts. The New York Islanders will really get started in Brooklyn. There will be neutral site games in North Saanich, B.C. (Canada’... Read more
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NHL.com
2015 NHL preseason starts September 20NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the composite schedule f
2015 NHL preseason starts September 20
NHL.com / Posted 14 days ago
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the composite schedule for the 2015 preseason, which opens on Sunday, Sept. 20. Among the highlights of the 15-day, 104-game slate is the New York Islanders launching the first season in their... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Blank document sent in response to freedom of information requestVirtually every word of a 60-page report on a possible conflict of interest inv
Blank document sent in response to freedom of information request
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
Virtually every word of a 60-page report on a possible conflict of interest involving former city CAO Andy Laidlaw has been blanked out under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Earlier this month, the Campbell River Mirror... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Vikes take on Kwantlen in exhibition soccer actionClasses aren’t yet back in session but the University of Victoria’s Vikes men’s
Vikes take on Kwantlen in exhibition soccer action
Oak Bay News / Posted 14 days ago
Classes aren’t yet back in session but the University of Victoria’s Vikes men’s soccer team hopes to school Kwantlen this weekend. UVic’s Field 4 hosts the exhibition match this Sunday, Aug. 23. The women’s team doesn’t play this weekend but travels... Read more
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BC Local News
North Saanich Jubilee Flavour Trail this weekendNORTH SAANICH — Come out and celebrate the North Saanich Jubilee on the annual
North Saanich Jubilee Flavour Trail this weekend
BC Local News / Posted 15 days ago
NORTH SAANICH — Come out and celebrate the North Saanich Jubilee on the annual North Saanich Flavour Trail and Wine Fest over the weekend of August 21 to 23. The Flavour Trail offers residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and experience... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Candidate spotlight: Frances Litman, Green PartyFrances Litman’s background largely revolves around a career as a professional
Candidate spotlight: Frances Litman, Green Party
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Frances Litman’s background largely revolves around a career as a professional photographer. She has received both Master and Craftsman of Photographic Arts designations (CPA and MPA) and print judging certification from the Professional... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Mulcair promises $9-million for disaster preparedness, defers on Kinder MorganNDP Leader Tom Mulcair is promising to inject a “modest” $9-million into natura
Mulcair promises $9-million for disaster preparedness, defers on Kinder Morgan
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is promising to inject a “modest” $9-million into natural disaster prevention and relief as Western Canada reels from one of its worst wildfire seasons on record. Mulcair campaigned Tuesday in British Columbia, where days ago... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Tour de Victoria a true father-and-son affairIf you’re looking for a ride that you can tailor to your skill and fitness leve
Tour de Victoria a true father-and-son affair
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
If you’re looking for a ride that you can tailor to your skill and fitness levels, the Tour de Victoria may be just the ticket. The fifth annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria, happening Sunday (Aug. 23), offers a choice of three distances in a... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Police department seeks new Reserve ConstablesIf you’ve ever wondered about life as a police officer, you can check it out be
Police department seeks new Reserve Constables
Oak Bay News / Posted 17 days ago
If you’ve ever wondered about life as a police officer, you can check it out before committing, and help your community at the same time. The Oak Bay Police Department is recruiting Reserve Constables to beef up its ranks. Oak Bay Police Sgt. Rob... Read more
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The Tyee
Must Win Battlegrounds: How New Dems Can Wrest VictoryTom Mulcair's party leads in polls but must nearly run the board capturing Tory
Must Win Battlegrounds: How New Dems Can Wrest Victory
The Tyee / Posted 18 days ago
Tom Mulcair's party leads in polls but must nearly run the board capturing Tory 'unsafe' seats. Photo: NDP Flickr. Stephen Harper's Conservatives may trail in national polls, but compared to other parties they are rich in "safe" seats. Those are the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The magical history tour of Lennon's Rolls-RoyceRolls-Royce painted it black. John Lennon had other ideas. His car is parked i
The magical history tour of Lennon's Rolls-Royce
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
Rolls-Royce painted it black. John Lennon had other ideas. His car is parked in the lobby of the Royal B.C. Museum, a surprise attraction for those exploring the history of the province. The Rolls travelled a long and winding road from London's... Read more
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BC Local News
Cricket hits the pitch at WindsorWindsor Park plays host to local cricket action this weekend when the Victoria
Cricket hits the pitch at Windsor
BC Local News / Posted 21 days ago
Windsor Park plays host to local cricket action this weekend when the Victoria and District Cricket League’s United hosts the Islanders Cricket Club. Their game begins at 12:30 p.m. While the Victoria Royals’ pre-season doesn’t begin until... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Tour offers taste of edible gardensJennifer Blyth Oak Bay News A new garden tour will give locals a taste of all
Tour offers taste of edible gardens
Oak Bay News / Posted 21 days ago
Jennifer Blyth Oak Bay News A new garden tour will give locals a taste of all that’s possible in an edible garden. The inaugural Urban Food-Garden Tour runs Saturday, Sept. 12, in Oak Bay, Victoria, Saanich and Esquimalt.“The aim of the Urban... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Cricket hits the pitch at WindsorWindsor Park plays host to local cricket action this weekend when the Victoria
Cricket hits the pitch at Windsor
Oak Bay News / Posted 21 days ago
Windsor Park plays host to local cricket action this weekend when the Victoria and District Cricket League’s United hosts the Islanders Cricket Club. Their game begins at 12:30 p.m. While the Victoria Royals’ pre-season doesn’t begin until... Read more
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BC Local News
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Local meat can be a healthier choiceBy Carlie Connolly/PNR staff Opened a year and a half ago, Carnivore Meats and
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Local meat can be a healthier choice
BC Local News / Posted 22 days ago
By Carlie Connolly/PNR staff Opened a year and a half ago, Carnivore Meats and More is one of the very few businesses that carry a local meat product within its store. Not only are the products local, but everything is hormone, antibiotic and... Read more
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BC Local News
Clergy urge Saanich Peninsula parishioners to be careful stewardsThe annual Blessing of the Animals religious service at St. Stephen’s Anglican
Clergy urge Saanich Peninsula parishioners to be careful stewards
BC Local News / Posted 22 days ago
The annual Blessing of the Animals religious service at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Central Saanich has gone to the dogs. At one time, said parishioner Al Gerenser, there were llamas, pigs, sheep, goats and even rats. Most of the pets at the... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Federal Conservative candidate: Shari LukensWith the 2015 elections already ramping up, the candidates are all in full swin
Federal Conservative candidate: Shari Lukens
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 23 days ago
With the 2015 elections already ramping up, the candidates are all in full swing to spread the word about their campaign and what they intend to achieve, should they win. But who are these people knocking on our doors anyway? To give you a better... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
EDITORIAL: Plenty of time to get to know West Shore riding candidatesNow that the election writ has been dropped and Prime Minister Stephen Harper h
EDITORIAL: Plenty of time to get to know West Shore riding candidates
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Now that the election writ has been dropped and Prime Minister Stephen Harper has officially acknowledged the start of the 2015 federal election campaign, the magnifying glass can be raised above the West Shore ridings of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Injured hiker rescued off Mount FinlaysonA 20-year-old Victoria-area man is recuperating this week after falling nearly
Injured hiker rescued off Mount Finlayson
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
A 20-year-old Victoria-area man is recuperating this week after falling nearly 20 feet while climbing on Mount Finlayson and being subsequently rescued by Langford firefighters. Langford Fire Rescue received a 911 call from a person who came upon... Read more
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The Tyee
Move Over May and Trudeau, BC is NDP-Conservative BattlegroundBritish Columbia can expect to see a lot more of Tom this election, as Vancouve
Move Over May and Trudeau, BC is NDP-Conservative Battleground
The Tyee / Posted 24 days ago
British Columbia can expect to see a lot more of Tom this election, as Vancouverites did Sunday. Photo: Facebook. "The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's how the smart money bets." -- Damon Runyon, author and... Read more
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BC Local News
Saanich swimmers dedicate medals to coach at worlds, nationalsSaanich's Ryan Cochrane ended the FINA World Championships with his second bron
Saanich swimmers dedicate medals to coach at worlds, nationals
BC Local News / Posted 25 days ago
Saanich's Ryan Cochrane ended the FINA World Championships with his second bronze medal of the meet, this one in his specialty, the 1,500-metre men's freestyle. Cochrane had earned silver at the last three world championships and 2012... Read more
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