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Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis

On Sept. 28, journalist Katie Couric revealed she was diagnosed with breast…

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Pharmacists in B.C. will be able to prescribe certain medications beginning in spring 2023, under the province’s new Health Human Resources Strategy. (Credit: Unsplash)

B.C.’s new 5-year health-care strategy promises to breakdown barriers, expand powers

Pharmacist prescribing, reduced hurdles for international grads, more medical seats among promises

Pharmacists in B.C. will be able to prescribe certain medications beginning in spring 2023, under the province’s new Health Human Resources Strategy. (Credit: Unsplash)
Island Health’s new chief medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Island Health’s new top medical officer eyes toxic drug crisis, health inequities

Dr. Reka Gustafson speaks on her goals to recover from the pandemic and more

Island Health’s new chief medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson outside Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Community plan facing further delays in Sooke

Council pushing approval into next term

Sooke district council is putting a hold on approval of its controversial official community plan until after the civic election. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Southern resident killer whale L89 has been pronounced dead after not being seen at all in 2022. The male is seen here in a photograph taken in 2020. (Courtesy of the Centre for Whale Research)

Southern resident killer whale population falls to 73: U.S. researchers

Three males pronounced dead since mid-2021, at least two calfs born since

Southern resident killer whale L89 has been pronounced dead after not being seen at all in 2022. The male is seen here in a photograph taken in 2020. (Courtesy of the Centre for Whale Research)
A sign depicting a hopeful message is seen amidst downed tree limbs near Lower Barneys River in Pictou County, N.S. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 following significant damage brought by post tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Fiona cleanup: Federal government poised to send more troops to Atlantic Canada

At least 99 harbours only partially operational and 5 no longer functional

A sign depicting a hopeful message is seen amidst downed tree limbs near Lower Barneys River in Pictou County, N.S. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 following significant damage brought by post tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The Greater Victoria School District office. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District office. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Average home price 67 per cent higher than affordable level in August: PBO

National average home price reached a peak of $839,600 in February 2022

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux waits to appear before the Senate Committee on Banking, Commerce and the Economy, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Sept. 27

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo supermarket closes for the night following threat

RCMP blocked access to the parking lot at Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28

Nanaimo RCMP on scene at the Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, after a threat was made. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
GasBuddy’s price tracking map shows the cost of gas at some pumps in Metro Vancouver Sept. 29 has hit a record high of $2.339 per litre. (GasBuddy/screenshot)
GasBuddy’s price tracking map shows the cost of gas at some pumps in Metro Vancouver Sept. 29 has hit a record high of $2.339 per litre. (GasBuddy/screenshot)
Oak Bay municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara

Canadians in Florida hunkering down as hurricane Ian lashes the state

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as…

People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara
A man walks past a damaged building after a Russian attack in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Kremlin gets ready to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia — will be folded into Russia

A man walks past a damaged building after a Russian attack in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)

Transportation Safety Board probes tour boat sinking off Haida Gwaii

M.V. Island Bay went down on Sept. 10 in the shallow waters of a bay on Morseby Island

The M.V. Island Bay tour boat sunk in Carpenter Bay, off the coast of Haida Gwaii, on Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo: Canadian Coast Guard facebook page)
Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Timothy Mackness last seen in Victoria on Sept. 20

He’s described as a 59-year-old Caucasian man who’s six feet tall with a slender build

Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey tour the damage cause by post-tropical storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau visits N.L. town devastated by Fiona, says Ottawa ‘will be there’ to help

Distraught residents of a southwestern Newfoundland town shared stories of survival with…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey tour the damage cause by post-tropical storm Fiona in Port aux Basques, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon inspects members of the Guard of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Friday, May 20, 2022. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is to visit the Saskatchewan community today that is grieving the deaths and injuries of loved ones from a stabbing rampage earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Governor General places tobacco on graves of Saskatchewan stabbing victims

Governor general’s office said she was invited to the First Nation by Chief Wally Burns

Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon inspects members of the Guard of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Friday, May 20, 2022. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is to visit the Saskatchewan community today that is grieving the deaths and injuries of loved ones from a stabbing rampage earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito