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Pilot survives float plane crash on Comox Lake

Pilot survives float plane crash on Comox Lake

By Scott Strasser and Ragnar Haagen A crash landing on Comox Lake…

Pilot survives float plane crash on Comox Lake
Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase

Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase

Vancouver to host men’s and women’s U.S. college basketball tournament at convention centre.

Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase
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Rare white moose spotted in Sweden

Video of the animal was captured by Hans Nilsson.

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Rolling Stone profiles Victoria music scene

Music magazine sends correspondent to Capital Region as part of their new video series, “The Scene.”

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Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)

NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills and save money.

Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)
This photo was taken by a Victoria News viewer Wednesday night from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Instagram/harshakalra06)

Record heat breaks records across Vancouver Island

A number of communities broke records on Wednesday as this summer continues to heat up.

This photo was taken by a Victoria News viewer Wednesday night from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Instagram/harshakalra06)
What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?

What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?

Black Press reporters Arnold Lim and Ragnar Haagen experience being left in a hot car for one hour.

What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?
Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island

Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island

The haze in the sky is from the more than 100 wildfires burning throughout the province.

Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island
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Viral Video: Mountie in red serge chases away black bear

The video was shot in Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta, just north of the Canadian border with Montana.

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It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

The company has added Collection Points to Nanaimo and Victoria, allowing you to shop online and ship for $79.

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island
Teen killed in rollover, police say alcohol a factor

Teen killed in rollover, police say alcohol a factor

A 14-year-old girl from Stz’uminus is dead after the pickup truck she was riding in hit a ditch and rolled Sunday evening.

Teen killed in rollover, police say alcohol a factor
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Summer heatwave could smash records this week

Environment Canada is expecting a heat wave this week with temperatures forecasted to reach into the mid-30’s.

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Esquimalt childcare centre investigated for ‘Fight Club’

Island Health has launched an investigation into Ciara Early Childhood Centre after video showed children fighting while supervisors watch.

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Multi-million dollar home up for auction on Salt Spring Island

It offers panoramic views of the ocean and will be available to bidders with no reserve limit on Aug. 15

(All photos by Concierge Auctions)
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Early morning shooting in Courtenay injures man

RCMP still searching for gunman, shooting not believed to be random.

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Weather forecast concerns wildfire officials

Conditions expected to remain hot and dry through weekend with strong chance of more lightning.

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A view of the control tower, the Victoria Flying Club and aircraft at the Victoria International Airport. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Victoria airport named one of world’s most loved

CNN travel has included YYJ on its list of top 10 airports due to efficiency and ease of use.

A view of the control tower, the Victoria Flying Club and aircraft at the Victoria International Airport. (Don Denton/Black Press)
NDP leader John Horgan is surrounded by 40 elected members at they took their oaths of office as MLAs June 7. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

John Horgan to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa

He will be discussing BC wildfires, softwood lumber and the ongoing opioid crisis with officials.

NDP leader John Horgan is surrounded by 40 elected members at they took their oaths of office as MLAs June 7. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
The Columbia Unit Crew returns to the Charlie Division staging area for their next assignment while battling the wildfire near Cache Creek. (Photo by Ryan Gow, BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire evacuation numbers beginning to decline

More people allowed back into their homes, but threat to leave remains high and depends on weather.

The Columbia Unit Crew returns to the Charlie Division staging area for their next assignment while battling the wildfire near Cache Creek. (Photo by Ryan Gow, BC Wildfire Service)
John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)