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Restaurant and bar sales dropping in British Columbia

Several provinces saw restaurant and bar sales decline

B.C. sees decrease in job vacancies

Construction sector primarily responsible for the first decline since 2016

Victoria International Airport likely won’t see two-million passengers in 2019

Grounding of Boeing 737-8 MAX in March among the reasons behind the drop

Greater Victoria home to more than 2,100 EI recipients in October

Year-to-year, the number of recipients has risen by 12 per cent

Frustration, anger or despair most common motives in Canadian family homicides

Report finds 285 children and youth victims of family homicide between 2008 and 2018 in Canada

Police interviewing dozens of families over Central Saanich daycare allegations

No charges laid following arrest of Montessori daycare teacher

Housing starts, value of building permits down across Greater Victoria

Fundamental changes, municipal regulations blamed for the drop with some communities bucking trend

MLA Adam Olsen still mulling over bid for provincial Green leadership

Olsen says he will discuss the opportunity with his family over Christmas holidays

Canada ranks among countries most impacted by severe weather

Canada has climbed from the 42nd spot to ninth on the Climate Risk Index

Greater Victoria sees unemployment rise in November

Unemployment rate jumps to 3.5 per cent from 3.2 per cent

Decision on Victoria’s bid for 2022 Invictus Games expected next month

Greater Victoria is competing against Germany’s Düsseldorf to host the games

New Stats Canada survey confirms cash value of master’s degree

Holders of master’s degrees earn up to $21,000 more than undergraduate degree holders

Canada home to 6.5 million people with one or more disability

Women are more likely than men to be living with disability

New survey finds 4.7 million women over 15 were victims of sexual assault in Canada

Some 1.2 million men (eight per cent) report having been sexually assaulted since age 15

Greater Victoria records one of the lowest homicide rates in Canada

Region has the lowest homicide rate of all four Census Metropolitan Areas in British Columbia

Sidney accused of promoting animal exploitation with holiday horse carriage rides

Supporters of seasonal horse-drawn carriage rides say horses receive care with safety paramount

Sidney family who fled burning home remain ‘shaken’

Family of three with a five-year-old girl face an uncertain future after Saturday afternoon fire

Central Saanich crash injures five after woman runs red light

Collision happened at the high-profile intersection of Mt. Newton Cross Road and Highway 17

Women closing the professor gap in numbers and salary

Four out of 10 individuals teaching full-time at Canadian public universities in 2018-19 were women