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BC Ferries eliminates fuel rebate, travellers to pay more

BC Ferries eliminates fuel rebate, travellers to pay more

The cost will rise another $2.20 on major routes between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island

BC Ferries eliminates fuel rebate, travellers to pay more
A&W Canada first restaurant chain to ban straws

A&W Canada first restaurant chain to ban straws

Company says it will eliminate all plastic straws from all restaurants by the end of 2018

A&W Canada first restaurant chain to ban straws
Day of Action: Hundreds show support at pipeline protests across B.C.

Day of Action: Hundreds show support at pipeline protests across B.C.

This was part of at least 100 protests scheduled throughout Canada on June 4

Day of Action: Hundreds show support at pipeline protests across B.C.
(Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans helped an entangled killer whale near Salt Spring Island on May 31, 2018. (Screenshot/DFO)

Entangled killer whale saved off B.C. coast

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans reminds everyone to call their emergency line whenever an animal is in trouble

(Members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans helped an entangled killer whale near Salt Spring Island on May 31, 2018. (Screenshot/DFO)
This is one big Buff Cat

This is one big Buff Cat

Large Canadian cat becomes popular meme on social media

This is one big Buff Cat
(BCLC/Facebook photo)

Largest Lotto 6/49 winner in B.C. history

Somebody in Coquitlam won $30M but they’re staying anonymous

(BCLC/Facebook photo)
Canada men’s basketball to play China in B.C. next month

Canada men’s basketball to play China in B.C. next month

Inaugural Pacific Rim Basketball Classic to help prepare team for FIFA Basketball World Cup 2019

Canada men’s basketball to play China in B.C. next month
Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan will be in Victoria this summer to host a basketball camp. (flickr/Keith Allison)

Toronto Raptors star to hold basketball camp in B.C.

DeMar DeRozan is hosting a four-day camp for players aged 6-16 at the University of Victoria

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan will be in Victoria this summer to host a basketball camp. (flickr/Keith Allison)
Police will be out on the water looking for people drinking and boating. (Canadian Safe Boating Council video still)                                Police will be out on the water looking for people drinking and boating this long weekend. (Canadian Safe Boating Council video)

5 things to remember if hitting the water this long weekend

Alcohol has been a contributing factor in roughly 40 per cent of all boating fatalities across Canada

Police will be out on the water looking for people drinking and boating. (Canadian Safe Boating Council video still)                                Police will be out on the water looking for people drinking and boating this long weekend. (Canadian Safe Boating Council video)
(Photo by Terry Venables/Natural Images Canada via BC Hydro)

Hydro crews in B.C. help move ospreys evicted from nest

Ospreys in Greater Victoria tried to build their new nests on top of powerlines after Canada geese took over their home

(Photo by Terry Venables/Natural Images Canada via BC Hydro)
Premier John Horgan displays his best playground “tricks” with students at Quadra elementary, Tuesday May 8. Horgan joined Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, to announce $5 million in annual funding for safer and more accessible playground equipment for schoolchildren across B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. invests $5M for new school playground equipment

Fifty-one schools across the province to benefit from new program

Premier John Horgan displays his best playground “tricks” with students at Quadra elementary, Tuesday May 8. Horgan joined Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, to announce $5 million in annual funding for safer and more accessible playground equipment for schoolchildren across B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Riot Brewing was one of eight B.C. brewers to win awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup, and the only brewery to win for more than one beer. (Facebook/Riot Brewing Company)                                Riot Brewing was one of eight B.C. brewers to win awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup, and the only brewery to win for more than one beer. (Facebook/Riot Brewing Company)

B.C. breweries win big at 2018 World Beer Cup

8 different breweries take home awards from the world-wide competition in Nashville, TN

Riot Brewing was one of eight B.C. brewers to win awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup, and the only brewery to win for more than one beer. (Facebook/Riot Brewing Company)                                Riot Brewing was one of eight B.C. brewers to win awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup, and the only brewery to win for more than one beer. (Facebook/Riot Brewing Company)
Heavy smoke rises from a fatal car fire alongside Hwy 18 Thursday morning between Duncan and Lake Cowichan (Screenshot).

Fatal crash on Vancouver Island claims life of driver

Coroners office has confirmed that one person is dead following a serious crash Thursday morning

Heavy smoke rises from a fatal car fire alongside Hwy 18 Thursday morning between Duncan and Lake Cowichan (Screenshot).
At least one B.C. company celebrated May 4th with some sweet treats from a galaxy far, far away. (Empire Donuts/Instagram)

May the fourth be with you: B.C. company bakes up sweet treats

Victoria’s Empire Donuts quickly sold out of their Star Wars themed items

At least one B.C. company celebrated May 4th with some sweet treats from a galaxy far, far away. (Empire Donuts/Instagram)
Residents have been taking advantage of all of this sunshine. Daisy McMurray took this photo of kites at Esquimalt Lagoon in Victoria. (Submitted)

16 temperature records broken around B.C. on Thursday

Agassiz broke a record that goes back more than 100 years

Residents have been taking advantage of all of this sunshine. Daisy McMurray took this photo of kites at Esquimalt Lagoon in Victoria. (Submitted)
(Black Press file image)

Wind warning for eastern Vancouver Island

Gusts up to 90 km/h are expected for exposed coastal sections of the Island

(Black Press file image)
DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery

DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery

Police in Washington release sketch of suspect in murder of Victoria sweethearts

DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery
B.C., Alberta clash as Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain work

B.C., Alberta clash as Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain work

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley promises “serious economic consequences” for B.C.

B.C., Alberta clash as Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain work
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)