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Vancouver Island urged to be careful with fire use over long weekend

BC Wildfire Service responded to 696 wildfires between April 1 and Aug. 28

Dark name-sake legacy not a factor in Ogden Point rename, says harbour authority

Peter Odgen had a reputation for violence, indicted for murder

Langford mayor left with questions nearly two months after Metchosin prison escape

Stew Young says community concerns and anxieties need to be addressed

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Campbell River spending $200,000 on pre-fab downtown washroom

Toilet is designed to discourage vagrancy, withstand and deter vandalism and be easier to maintain

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges drivers to slow down

Drivers going too fast in multiple construction zones

American visitors to Canada up more than two per cent in 2019

Strong American dollar credited for increase, but non-American visitors staying away

Mixed-income housing project in View Royal to provide more than 150 homes

The Regional Housing First program is expected to create up to 2,000 rental units throughout the CRD

BC Ferries offers travel tips for smooth sailings this long weekend

Arrive early, make a reservation and more advice from BC Ferries

Uber won’t offer rides on Vancouver Island — for now

Uber’s decision to apply for license in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere draws range of reactions

Oak Bay father says he doesn’t know why he didn’t deny killing girls after attack

Andrew Berry is accused of second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of his two daughters

Crews in Nanaimo manage to get toppled crane truck right-side up

Crane company uses auxiliary hydraulic unit to solve problem that was holding up recovery operation

Victoria police bust suspected drug dealer with loaded shotgun

Cash, drugs and long list of weapons seized at Esquimalt home

Broad daylight Courtenay attack leaves 78-year-old woman with black eye

Second attack on a senior within the city in less than one month

Ottawa, Victoria step in to up Cowichan Lake storage capacity

More than $4 million to study raising the weir as pumping over weir begins on Thursday

$40 million to stop raw sewage from being pumped into Clayoquot Sound

Tofino receives federal and provincial grant for new sewage treatment plant

Filled up yet before the long weekend?

Some stations have started to see a pre-Labour Day price spike at a variety of Island locations

More hikers means more emergencies for Vancouver Island Search and Rescue

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue Strathcona Park medical rescue part of trend

Flooded Saanich Centennial library branch closed for at least three weeks

Almost 60,000 items to be stored off-site as crews have to remove all carpets and drywall