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Light it up blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Every year on April 2, the organization invites the world to #lightitupblue

VIDEO: Students battle in Pacific Northwest robotics competition

More than 300 high school students from B.C., Alta., and Washington took part in the VEX Robotics competition

Gas prices in Victoria to get a seven-cent increase

Observer says B.C. drivers should expect prices per litre of around $1.40 or $1.45 all summer long

Taste standards for pot are coming: UBC study

Marijuana could soon have flavours as standardized as shiraz and pinot gris are for wine

BC Parks Foundation board begins work

Board gets $10 million endowment, will raise money and encourage more use of provincial parks

Column: Follow on: Instagram ideas for Gardeners

Christin Geall is an avid Oak Bay gardener and a creative non-fiction writing instructor at the University of Victoria.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017
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Have you got any unclaimed cash at the Bank of Canada?

The central bank is holding about $678 million in unclaimed funds. Here’s how to find out if any of it is yours.

The coming disruption: How robots might upend different professions

The study argues that tasks, not entire professions, will be affected

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here's a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Lecture explores Jewellery for Old Houses

Expert reviews original hardware options for home restorations

Winning ticket for Friday’s $25 million Lotto Max jackpot in B.C.

The next jackpot of an estimated $10 million will be drawn March 17.

Black Press papers up for Ma Murray awards

The awards honour community newspaper excellence across B.C.

Succeeding with sweet peas

The time is right to start your sweet pea seedlings

Canadians happy without the penny, but not ready to say goodbye to the nickel: poll

A new survey suggests most British Columbians also agree with the end of the one-cent coin.

Black Press offers a $20,000 prize giveaway to celebrate Canada 150

Enter for a chance to win prizes including a trip for two to one of six Canadian destinations.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius

Queen Elizabeth II marks record 65 years on throne

The palace says the 90-year-old queen will spend the day quietly at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.

B.C. increases electric vehicle incentive fund

Buyers of new plug-in electric vehicles get $5,000 rebate, another $6,000 if they scrap an eligible old car

VIDEO: Getting social for mental health

Bell set to donate to Canadian mental health groups on Jan. 25 every time someone use a special hashtag on social media.

  • Jan 25th, 2017