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City worker with snake found in Victoria storm drain

Elusive snake finally coaxed out of drain pipe under Victoria street

A reclusive reptile that has been living in a storm drain below the streets of Victoria now has a new home. A tweet posted Thursday night by the City of Victoria shows a city worker holding the snake...

Renowned B.C. garden ejects U.S. couple for dressing in Victorian-era garb

They were told the period clothing was forbidden.

Home prices up two per cent in July, with Victoria and Toronto leading: Teranet

Strong price growth in some of Canada’s hottest housing markets helped lead to a two per cent national price increase in July, according to the latest Teranet−National Bank National Composite...

Fentanyl a main cause in surge in B.C. drug deaths this year: coroner

The proportion of deaths where fentanyl was detected in toxicology tests jumped to about 60 per cent.
May love overcome fear and hatred

Victoria Pride Parade 2016

The Victoria Pride Parade was held on July 10, 2016, moving from Government Street to MacDonald Park. Over 100 groups and floats--including local businesses and non-profits--helped celebrate the day.
homeless, homelessness, Vancouver rental market

Former seniors care facility in Victoria to become housing for the homeless

The purchase comes as the province heads to B.C. Supreme Court in its second attempt to evict the 80 to 100 people who have been camping on the grounds of the Victoria courthouse since last year.
Homeless camp on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria

B.C. judge refuses to order homeless from grounds of Victoria court

VICTORIA — The B.C. Supreme Court's top judge has refused the provincial government's request to grant an injunction forcing homeless campers from the lawns of the courthouse in Victoria. Chief...

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England
B.C. terror suspect anxious waiting for news of explosions in Victoria

B.C. terror suspect anxious waiting for news of explosions in Victoria

A B.C. man accused of plotting to attack the provincial legislature on Canada Day appears anxious in an undercover video as he awaits news that his bombs have exploded. The trial for John Nuttall and...
Green Party to Open a Flagship West Coast Office in Victoria

Green Party to Open a Flagship West Coast Office in Victoria

Elizabeth May will attend the grand opening with candidates and supporters from across the coast.