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Richmond stabbing becomes homicide after victim dies in hospital

Richmond stabbing becomes homicide after victim dies in hospital

Richmond man, 42, has died after being stabbed on a bus following a "random argument" say police
Anti-bat backlash feared in wake of fatal rabies case

Anti-bat backlash feared in wake of fatal rabies case

Conservationists are concerned about a potential backlash against bats following a rare case in which a 21-year-old Parksville man died from rabies after a bat encounter. Mandy Kellner, co-ordinator of the B.C.
RCMP not ruling out link between missing Alberni teens, body found near truck, double slaying

RCMP not ruling out link between missing Alberni teens, body found near truck, double slaying

Family says Port Alberni teenagers left town looking for work in Yukon or Alberta
B.C. eliminates personal-exemption limit on out-of-province booze

B.C. eliminates personal-exemption limit on out-of-province booze

Move is in stark contrast to Ontario becoming more restrictive on interprovincial e-commerce shipments of alcohol into the province
Officials swamped with calls after man dies from rabies after coming in contact with bat

Officials swamped with calls after man dies from rabies after coming in contact with bat

Public health officials on Vancouver Island have been inundated with calls in recent days from people concerned about possible exposure to rabid bats.
Conversation on future of Sir John A. Macdonald statue slated for May 2020

Conversation on future of Sir John A. Macdonald statue slated for May 2020

The future of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue removed from the steps of Victoria City Hall a year ago won’t be decided until May 2020 at the earliest.
Royal B.C. Museum reviews sale of Indigenous art in gift shop after complaint

Royal B.C. Museum reviews sale of Indigenous art in gift shop after complaint

The Royal B.C. Museum and the Royal B.C. Museum Foundation are reviewing policies and guidelines around the sale of Indigenous art at the museum gift shop following a scathing rebuke from a world-renowned First Nations artist.
Former Squamish doctor calls for increased access to sexual assault forensic exams

Former Squamish doctor calls for increased access to sexual assault forensic exams

Dr. Kim MacDonald presented a plan to VCH three years ago, but says 'nothing really happened'
Midnight ferry sailings return for peak weekends

Midnight ferry sailings return for peak weekends

B.C. Ferries is bringing back midnight sailings this summer as the corporation ramps up for its busiest season. Extra sailings and seasonal adjustments to schedules begin Friday.
Free transit OK’d for youth living in Victoria, starts in September

Free transit OK’d for youth living in Victoria, starts in September

If you’re 18 or under and live in the city of Victoria, you’ll be able to ride the bus for free starting this September.