Ragnar Haagen

A billboard-size highway sign that highlights the province’s rich Mi’kmaq heritage stands along the Trans-Canada Highway near Amherst, N.S. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Some Indigenous advocates ambivalent to land acknowledgments

Others say the scripts can be disingenuous token gestures, a symbolic way for settlers to appease First Nations without taking meaningful action

A billboard-size highway sign that highlights the province’s rich Mi’kmaq heritage stands along the Trans-Canada Highway near Amherst, N.S. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Another human foot washes up near B.C. coastline

Another human foot washes up near B.C. coastline

The latest foot was found near Everett, Wash. on Jan. 1, 2019.

Another human foot washes up near B.C. coastline
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

UPDATED: Rain and wind warnings continue for Vancouver Island

Winter storm season on B.C.’s wild west coast with up to 100mm of rain falling across the Island

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
BC Hydro calls December storm ‘most destructive in history’

BC Hydro calls December storm ‘most destructive in history’

At one point more than 750,000 customers were without power

BC Hydro calls December storm ‘most destructive in history’
Stormy weather has led to the cancellation of multiple sailings Dec. 20 between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

UPDATE: BC Ferries cancels 80 sailings amid wind storm

Stormy weather is to blame for cancellations between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay, Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay

Stormy weather has led to the cancellation of multiple sailings Dec. 20 between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Saanich Police on scene of multiple fires set at Camosun’s Interurban campus. (Wolf Depner)

Some classes cancelled today at Camosun’s Interurban campus after weekend arson

Water and smoke damage at PISE, Centre for Business/Access, and the Trades Centre

Saanich Police on scene of multiple fires set at Camosun’s Interurban campus. (Wolf Depner)
(Hockey Canada)

Team Canada to hold junior selection camp in Victoria

22 players from camp will make roster for 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship

(Hockey Canada)
VIDEO: What you need to know about the pro-rep debate

VIDEO: What you need to know about the pro-rep debate

Legislative reporter doesn’t expect results by end of 2018

VIDEO: What you need to know about the pro-rep debate
Victoria police responded to multiple bomb threats, including one near city hall on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ragnar Haagen/News staff)

UPDATED: Victoria police respond to suspicious package near city hall

Police also evacuated the Victoria Courthouse on Tuesday for a bomb threat

Victoria police responded to multiple bomb threats, including one near city hall on Nov. 6, 2018. (Ragnar Haagen/News staff)
CRD officials have confirmed the dog will be euthanized. (Facebook/Kyla Johnson)

CRD officials confirm pit bull from weekend attack will be euthanized

Reader reaction suggests owners should have been more cautious with newly adopted animal

CRD officials have confirmed the dog will be euthanized. (Facebook/Kyla Johnson)
Vehicle crash causes power outage in Central Saanich

Vehicle crash causes power outage in Central Saanich

UPDATED: Power returned to more than 200 customers had the power go out Sunday night

Vehicle crash causes power outage in Central Saanich
The number of homes sold in October 2018 have fallen compared to the same time last year, but have risen compared to the previous month. (Ragnar Haagen/News staff)

October property sales pop in Greater Victoria

The VREB noticed an increase in sales from last month, which may surprise some people as the yearly trend continues to fall

The number of homes sold in October 2018 have fallen compared to the same time last year, but have risen compared to the previous month. (Ragnar Haagen/News staff)
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Wind warning issued for Greater Victoria

Forecasters expect gusts up to 70 km/h overnight

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(Black Press file image)

Two Halloween fires in Victoria cause estimated $100,000 damage

Both fires broke out in the 3100 block of Alder St between 9-10 p.m.

(Black Press file image)
UPDATED: Power restored to 700 people in Brentwood Bay

UPDATED: Power restored to 700 people in Brentwood Bay

BC Hydro expects power to be turned back on by 8:30 a.m.

UPDATED: Power restored to 700 people in Brentwood Bay
(U.S. Geological Survey)

Another earthquake registered off coast of Vancouver Island

The 4.0 earthquake comes one week after multiple quakes shook the same region

(U.S. Geological Survey)
Police call Songhees Nation fire ‘suspicious’

Police call Songhees Nation fire ‘suspicious’

Overnight blaze Tuesday night in Greater Victoria severely damaged two homes

Police call Songhees Nation fire ‘suspicious’
A campaign to raise money for Ben Kilmer’s children has been started to help pay for their education. (GoFundMe)

Ben Kilmer GoFundMe started for children’s education fund

Read the statement from family of missing Vancouver Island man Ben Kilmer

A campaign to raise money for Ben Kilmer’s children has been started to help pay for their education. (GoFundMe)
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Victoria’s U-bicycles move from dockless to virtual parking

The company seeks recommendations and feedback on where to have drop zones

(U-bicycle)
PHOTOS: Bear fishes for salmon in Goldstream Park

PHOTOS: Bear fishes for salmon in Goldstream Park

Each fall thousands of vistors head to the park to watch the annual salmon spawn

PHOTOS: Bear fishes for salmon in Goldstream Park