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This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)

Do spiders sleep? Study suggests they may snooze like humans

Biologist: ’It was just the most unusual thing I’ve ever seen’

Smoke particles invisible to the naked eye can be inhaled deep into the lungs. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo).

Experts offer tips to stay safe amid wildfire smoke across B.C.

Be aware of potential danger as winds push smoke across province

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

Justice Department spokesperson Dena Iverson declined to comment on the search

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Victoria mandates zero carbon new buildings by 2025, ahead of B.C. timeline

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Native Friendship Centre takes over Indigenous homelessness fund

Saanich-based organization accepting project funding applications until Aug. 15

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call after responding to an unknown incident in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man faces three charges, including aggravated assault, after Vancouver machete attack

Suspect allegedly set fire to his suite and then attacked four people in the building

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call after responding to an unknown incident in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)

300 affordable units coming to Victoria’s senior-focused Chown Place redevelopment

Gorge neighbourhood project includes green space, community centre

The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sources

Feds have until end of the year to provide some kind of coverage for children under the age of 12

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is seen in a dental hygienist training facility at a college in Sudbury, Ontario on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.Sources close to the government’s proposed dental-care program say the Liberals are planning temporary solution to buy time and keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO’s Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

Canada’s navy struggling with a shrinking fleet of aging ships and a lack of trained sailors

Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO’s Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 5, 2022. Photo contributed

Hedley teen killed in Highway 3 crash remembered for charity and kindness

Family watches over fire, lit after learning of Mary Allison’s death

Mary Allison of Hedley, 19 and a member of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, died August 5, 2022. Photo contributed
Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

RCMP catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend

Six drivers also ticketed for excessive speeding

Police catch 23 impaired drivers in Lake Cowichan area during long weekend
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RCMP on lookout for man wanted in connection with reported Nanoose Bay sexual assault

Police say suspect provided a false name when arrested July 30

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The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek clues to $9,000 hydraulic hammer swiped from Oak Bay construction site

300-kilogram piece of construction equipment reported stolen Aug. 2

The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)

Resurfacing starts this month on the Island Highway through Nanaimo

Project will include installing a larger culvert system in Lantzville to improve drainage

The B.C. government announced resurfacing will happen on the slow lanes of the Island Highway between Cedar and Lantzville starting Aug. 22. (B.C. government photo)
Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)

Disappearance of Port Alberni woman featured in Island Crime podcast

Host Laura Palmer said disappearance of Amber Manthorne hits home

Season 4 of Island Crime podcast is ‘Finding Amber.’ Podcast host Laura Palmer delves into the July 2022 disappearance of Amber Manthorne from Great Central Lake near Port Alberni. (SUBMITTED ARTWORK)
Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing shortages likely to cause more recycling collection delays in CRD

Residents asked to leave materials out past scheduled date

Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway fully reopen after crash in View Royal

Crash at Helmcken Road causes southbound delays

A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Police were on scene at a residence in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland Sunday (Aug. 7) due to a standoff with a resident who claimed he was armed. (Terry Farrell/Record staff)

Comox Valley RCMP release statement regarding Cumberland standoff

The Comox Valley RCMP released a statement Monday morning, regarding the standoff…

Police were on scene at a residence in the 2600-block of Rydal Avenue in Cumberland Sunday (Aug. 7) due to a standoff with a resident who claimed he was armed. (Terry Farrell/Record staff)
There will be some new faces on the board of trustees for the Sooke School District following the election in October. (Courtesy - Sooke School District))
There will be some new faces on the board of trustees for the Sooke School District following the election in October. (Courtesy - Sooke School District))
A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

81 cases of monkeypox confirmed in British Columbia

Infection concern remains low, says BC Centre for Disease Control

A man receives a monkeypox vaccine at an outdoor walk-in clinic in Montreal, Saturday, July 23, 2022. The British Columbia government says monkeypox vaccine is being made available to eligible patients in most areas of the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes