Times Colonist Tue, 26 Oct 2021 22:14:22 -0700Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and exp...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 21:32:51 -0700No winning ticket for Tuesday's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot
TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's $19 million Lotto Max jackpot.That means the grand prize for the next draw on Oct. 19 will grow to an estimated $24 million.Tue, 26 Oct 2021 19:49:49 -0700Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities
The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the "mere handful of championships" viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report.The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues rele...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:29:00 -0700Man arrested after asking police for help breaking into ATM
A man breaking into an automated teller machine in downtown Victoria was so focused on his work that he asked two passersby to give him a hand.
Too bad for him they were fully uniformed cops.
VicPD officers were doing patrols in the 900 Block o...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:15:00 -0700Volunteers clean up Cadboro Bay beach after boats run aground in storm
Volunteers with the Peninsula Streams Society removed two tons of marine flotsam and jetsam — including hazardous materials — from Cadboro-Gyro Park Tuesday after they responded to a report of two boats washing ashore after the recent storm.
...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:00:00 -0700Lieutenant-Governor kicks off annual poppy campaign
Angus Stanfield, chairman of the Victoria Poppy Fund, presents Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin with the first poppy of the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 Poppy Campaign at Government House on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Funds raised in the annual campaign suppor...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:59:00 -0700Housing organizations require staff to be vaccinated to protect vulnerable clients
With B.C. health-care workers now required to be fully vaccinated, organizations that manage temporary housing and shelters not covered by the mandate are implementing their own vaccine requirements.
As of Oct. 28, vaccination will be mandatory f...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:45:00 -0700'Lots of people are worried about him': Man last seen hiking between Fairy Creek camps
Police and friends are continuing to look for Gerald Kearney, who has been missing in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew for almost two weeks after visiting camps of protesters trying to stop old-growth logging in the area.
Kearney, 61, was l...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:29:00 -0700Spirit Loop tourism campaign highlights First Nations businesses, attractions
Langford, Sooke, Port Renfrew and the Malahat First Nation have joined together to launch a tourism marketing initiative called the Spirit Loop, highlighting Indigenous businesses and points of interest in each of the regions, including places to e...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:18:00 -0700Sidney mayor says council is 'listening' when it comes to Beacon Wharf
The mayor of Sidney is assuring residents that all viewpoints will be considered in any plan to remove or replace the town’s “iconic” wharf.
“We are listening … as we determine next steps in the Beacon Wharf process,” Cliff McNeil-Smi...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:12:00 -0700Missing containers believed to be off north Island in Cape Scott area
Containers that fell from the bulk carrier Zim Kingston could be in the Cape Scott area at the north end of Vancouver Island, the coast guard says.
Gillian Oliver, the coast guard’s advanced-planning unit leader, said the area was being scoured...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:07:00 -0700Police on lookout for Honda Civic linked to two vehicles damaged with axe
Comox Valley RCMP are asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle linked to an occupant who allegedly damaged at least two other vehicles with an axe.
Police responded at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 to two separate reports of such damage.
The v...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:37:33 -0700Gitxaala First Nation in B.C. goes to court over automatic mineral rights
VANCOUVER — A B.C. First Nation is challenging in court an online registry the province uses to automatically grant mineral rights on its territory. The Gitxaala have filed a petition to the B.C. Supreme Court seeking a judicial review, arguing th...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:34:30 -0700Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll.The 7-to-4 vote wa...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 15:51:31 -0700Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says multiple victims in Faro shooting
FARO, YUKON — Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says there were multiple victims after the RCMP responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday in the town of Faro but there is no longer a safety threat to the community.Silver said in a release that RCM...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 15:36:41 -0700Officer convicted in fatal shooting of mentally ill man
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. An ...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:59:11 -0700B.C. auditor highlights COVID-19 relief program risks, budget dispute with government
VICTORIA — British Columbia's auditor general says he has a decade-long difference of opinion with the government over calculating the province's financial bottom line that now adds up to $6 billion. Michael Pickup said the concern relates to the w...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:57:05 -0700Cause of eight N.B. 'mystery' brain disease deaths identified by pathologist
FREDERICTON — A neuropathologist who examined the deaths of eight people in New Brunswick initially described as having a mysterious neurological disease says the deaths were actually due to known diseases.A summary of the study led by Dr. Gerard J...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:44:00 -0700B.C. to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to everyone in the province
B.C. is set to jump aboard the booster bandwagon in a bid to stave off further COVID-19 infections.The province said Tuesday the new booster-shot campaign will take a phased approach for those 12 and older, beginning this month and extending through ...Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:42:17 -0700Iraqi officials: 11 killed in IS attack northeast of Baghdad
Baghdad (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the pre...