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  • Emergency planning for pets urged by South Island Pets Team CBC - 16 hours ago

    Residents of B.C.'s west coast are familiar with the reminders to be prepared for a large scale earthquake — something experts say is a near certainty — pet owners are … More »Emergency planning for pets urged by South Island Pets Team

    Residents of B.C.'s west coast are familiar with the reminders to be prepared for a large scale earthquake — something experts say is a near certainty — pet owners are being reminded to include things for their animals in their emergency preparedness kits. If they have a favourite toy maybe pick him up another one that …

  • Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell talks to media outside the legislature in Victoria, Monday, March 30, 2015. British Columbia's privacy commissioner says a Vancouver Island municipality violated privacy rights by secretly installing computer spyware the mayor alleged was used to bug his computer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

    A British Columbia municipality violated privacy rights by secretly installing surveillance software on computers used by the mayor, councillors and other city hall employees, says the province's privacy commissioner. Elizabeth Denham said in a report released Monday that the District of Saanich displayed almost complete …

  • The District of Sooke, B.C., is creating a new position of Skate Park Host as its skateboarding park ramps up for the surge of bikers and boarders set to hit the concrete this summer. To qualify for the job, you need to some skateboarding and biking skills, plus first aid training. "Someone to connect with youth, someone …

  • John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP

    "I could have killed 225 Canadian soldiers coming back from Afghanistan, and all their families," says John Nuttall about an event at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C., that supposedly took place in early May 2013. Imagine the damage I could have done," he says, gesturing excitedly to the undercover officer …

  • Local authorities should be allowed to break into cars and save distressed and overheated animals, says B.C. NDP MLA Selina Robinson. "What we are looking for is to be able to rescue animals that are in distress, while it is happening," Robinson said Thursday in Victoria. Robinson is proposing legislation that would give …

  • In this artist's sketch, John Nuttall (left) and Amanda Korody appear in court in Vancouver, Monday. Feb.2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicty Don

    Accused B.C. terrorist John Nuttall promises to do better after an undercover officer chastises him for proposing a poorly researched plan to hijack a Via Rail passenger train in Victoria that no longer exists, his trial has heard. Covert police video played in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday shows the undercover officer …

 

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