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A round-up of today’s top stories

The top Greater Victoria stories for Oct. 8 are brought to you by Victoria Video Network (VVN).

The Victoria Police Department is encouraging kids to consider dressing up “as something that strikes fear in evildoers” for the #BeSeenHalloween competition. For more information on this story, click here.

The City of Colwood joined other municipalities in the Capital Regional District by declaring a climate emergency. For more information on this story, click here.

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver will retire from politics. Weaver says he will carry on until a new leader is selected next summer. For more information on this story, click here.

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