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Invasive honeybee-eating hornets with toxic sting found on Vancouver Island

Asian giant hornet sting can cause dizziness, says B.C. Ministry of Agriculture

Victoria man thanks arresting officers after drug-fuelled spree

Suspect says he was unable to access detox or social services

Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle
Horgan says those breaking the law in Houston will have consequences

Determined Vancouver Island girl finds cat on the ‘missing’ poster

Mission accomplished: 10-year-old mounts bike search for animal she’d never met

Reports sparking fears of brazen dognappers in south Cowichan

Police confirm two reports of woman trying to take dogs from their owners

Fred Fox keeps brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope beacon burning

Brother of legendary runner tours the Island as communities gear up for weekend run

Precious Vancouver Island Garry oak eco-systems being put to the torch

Cowichan, Mechosin will see planned burns in order to maintain ecologically rare habitat

Unemployment rate in Greater Victoria drops to 3.3 per cent

Only Quebec City records lower unemployment rate in Canada

VicPD officer injured by alleged impaired driver

Non-life threatening injuries render officer unable to work

Howard the Gnome has officially found a home in Saanich

Variation granted to allow world’s largest gnome to welcome visitors to Galey Farms

High levels of bacteria make Greater Victoria lakes unsafe for swimming, again

CRD, Island Health advise Elk/Beaver Lake beach-goers to find another spot to swim

Pearl-filled oyster surprises Vancouver Island dinner party guests

Oyster, harvested in Courtenay, contained almost 50 pearls of varying sizes

Bat found at Vancouver Island elementary school tests positive for rabies

Island Health issues warning to parents, vaccine to anyone at risk of exposure

Island artist stitching Trump quotes into U.S. tour

The Tiny Pricks Project combines Trump quotes with textile art

Unionized RCMP spells increased costs for municipalities

Communities ponder the possibility of higher policing costs as a result

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says online rumours of banning holiday lights are false

‘Largest ever’ lights display planned for Centennial Square in Victoria this winter

New trial ordered for Vancouver Island masseur acquitted of sexual assault

John Hentzelman, 67, will be re-tried on two counts of sexual assault

WATCH: VI Free Daily reporter rappels down 13-storey building

Reporter Kendra Crighton takes the plunge for Easter Seals Drop Zone