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Illicit drug overdose deaths across B.C. trending down for 2018

Illicit drug overdose deaths across B.C. trending down for 2018

Death Review Panel on overdose deaths make three major recommendations

Illicit drug overdose deaths across B.C. trending down for 2018
(Flickr/Keith Allison)

5 things you didn’t know about Steve Nash

The two-time MVP from Victoria, B.C. will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year

(Flickr/Keith Allison)
These USB chargers could pose risk of shock, fire

These USB chargers could pose risk of shock, fire

Health Canada warns of safety hazards and has issued a recall of multiple products

These USB chargers could pose risk of shock, fire
Large Kinder Morgan pipeline protest at Victoria MP office

Large Kinder Morgan pipeline protest at Victoria MP office

Dozens gathered out front of Murray Rankin’s constituency office Friday to protest Trans Mountain pipeline

Large Kinder Morgan pipeline protest at Victoria MP office
The latest Starbucks creation is expected to taste like peaches and cream! (Instagram/lovesewspecial)

Starbucks to unveil latest creation: crystal ball frappuccino

The limited-edition drink will be available starting March 22

The latest Starbucks creation is expected to taste like peaches and cream! (Instagram/lovesewspecial)
Reader Photos: First day of spring around British Columbia

Reader Photos: First day of spring around British Columbia

Our loyal viewers sent us some of their favourite Spring photos from all corners of the province

Reader Photos: First day of spring around British Columbia
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street that broke out shortly before noon on Monday. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

Large fire destroys home on McClure Street in Victoria

Fire crews dispatched to the 1100-block shortly before noon Monday

Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street that broke out shortly before noon on Monday. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
British Columbia has the greatest diversity of Indigenous languages in Canada. The 34 unique Indigenous languages, and over 90 dialects, represent 60% of all Indigenous languages in the country. (Flickr/Province of British Columbia)

Province invests $50M to save B.C.’s 34 Indigenous languages

Funds will go towards the preservation and revitalization of languages spoken by less than 6,000 people

British Columbia has the greatest diversity of Indigenous languages in Canada. The 34 unique Indigenous languages, and over 90 dialects, represent 60% of all Indigenous languages in the country. (Flickr/Province of British Columbia)
Suspect arrested, released in Victoria home invasion

Suspect arrested, released in Victoria home invasion

Police are still looking for a second person associated with robbery and car fire

Suspect arrested, released in Victoria home invasion
(Victoria Police Department)

Driver attempts to deliver pot after fleeing police

Officers are looking for witnesses to a bizarre incident Monday morning in Victoria

(Victoria Police Department)
(Facebook/Victoria Royals Hockey Club)

Victoria Royals to dress like Don Cherry tonight

The themed jerseys are in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada

(Facebook/Victoria Royals Hockey Club)
(Facebook/Canada’sWorstDriver)

Canada’s Worst Driver looks to Victoria for next round of bad drivers

Nominations are now open for the popular Discovery Canada TV series

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British Columbia will be well represented at the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea.(Facebook/@CDNParalympics)

Nearly half of Canada’s Paralympic team has ties to B.C.

24 of the 55 athletes either live, train or were born in British Columbia

British Columbia will be well represented at the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea.(Facebook/@CDNParalympics)
A trio of cougars were put down after they were found near a home in Courtenay, B.C. last weekend. (Black Press file image)

RCMP, Conservation Officers kill 3 cougars near B.C. farm

The animals had attacked pigs and a pet donkey, and killed a lamb

A trio of cougars were put down after they were found near a home in Courtenay, B.C. last weekend. (Black Press file image)
Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.

Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.

New measures begin this month to combat distracted driving in the province

Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.
Victoria teen won’t be forced to live with mother in Connecticut

Victoria teen won’t be forced to live with mother in Connecticut

Court decision looked at factors such as alleged sexual and family abuse, bullying in school

Victoria teen won’t be forced to live with mother in Connecticut
Traffic is backed up on the Malahat today due to heavy snow and at least one accident, March 2, 2018. (Twitter/tudway70)

Major traffic delays on Malahat Friday morning

Heavy snow has led to slippery conditions and long delays

Traffic is backed up on the Malahat today due to heavy snow and at least one accident, March 2, 2018. (Twitter/tudway70)
Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold has been charged with sexual assault. (Black Press file image)

UPDATED: Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold facing numerous sex assault charges

Luke Strimbold, 28, has resigned from the BC Liberal Party following announcement of charges by RCMP

Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold has been charged with sexual assault. (Black Press file image)
Lockdown lifted at Bayside Middle School

Lockdown lifted at Bayside Middle School

Police were called to scene about potential person with weapon on school grounds

Lockdown lifted at Bayside Middle School
Body found in Gorge Waterway identified as missing man

Body found in Gorge Waterway identified as missing man

Victoria Police have confirmed the deceased as Duncan Pucker

Body found in Gorge Waterway identified as missing man