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Vancouver Island prison escapees in court later this month

Zachary Armitage, James Busch face charges of escape from lawful custody

House of Hope: Responding to the gaps in care

“They were parking the car in the parkade and they lost sight of me for 10 seconds. Then I jumped.”

UVic ranks the worst financial scandals in Canadian politics

The University of Victoria finds Canadians are most bothered by financial scandals.

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UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

‘Firefighting is not a job for everyone’: Island fire chiefs

Sacrifices of Canadian fire crews honoured on Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

Crew keeps worried mother at bay while rescuing entangled baby humpback near Ucluelet

“These animals are massive, they’re powerful and it really is dangerous.”

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books needs the public’s help in collecting enough books for a record-breaking tower

RCMP investigating bus crash on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Maintenance work planned for Highway 1 near Leigh Road, starting at 7 p.m.

Shut down lays off dozens of Vancouver Island forestry workers

Teal-Jones announces curtailment of coastal harvesting operations at Honeymoon Bay

Vancouver Island RCMP busting youth for doing the right thing

Duncan-area “positive ticket” campaign being called a success

Name change pondered for Vancouver Island school named after racist MP

Alberni may rename Neill Elementary, also looking at Ucluelet Secondary and the district itself

Does prayer have a place in the B.C. Legislature?

Study reviews 873 prayers from past 16 years for content, inclusivity

Greens look to expand on Vancouver Island

Elizabeth May predicts likely more Greens elected in region that sent party’s first two MPs to Ottawa

Cowichan Lake drops 2 inches as pumps feed Cowichan River

Lake expected to drop an inch every five days if the weather stays dry

Mumps cluster on West Coast prompts vaccination reminder

Less than five cases of the mumps virus have been reported in the Tofino-Ucluelet area.

Off-duty Colwood, Langford firefighters save life at Shamrocks game

Man suffering from cardiac arrest saved by three West Shore firefighters

Hydro says ‘no’ to painted poles on Vancouver Island

BC Hydro shuts down decade-old public art initiative after complaints, safety concerns

Vancouver Island woman left with face, body bruises after random attack

Saanich police search for suspect in unprovoked assault