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Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.

Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.

New measures begin this month to combat distracted driving in the province

Tougher penalties for distracted drivers in B.C.
Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold has been charged with sexual assault. (Black Press file image)

UPDATED: Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold facing numerous sex assault charges

Luke Strimbold, 28, has resigned from the BC Liberal Party following announcement of charges by RCMP

Former Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold has been charged with sexual assault. (Black Press file image)
Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver

UBC remains open, but others have cancelled classes and exams

Heavy snow leads to school closures in Greater Vancouver
Alberta takes out full-page ads in B.C. over strained relationship

Alberta takes out full-page ads in B.C. over strained relationship

It’s the latest move between the two provinces over progress on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Alberta takes out full-page ads in B.C. over strained relationship
B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries

B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries

A complete fare freeze will be put into place on major routes, and fares will be rolled back on smaller routes by 15 per cent

B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James visits a Victoria daycare on the eve of her first budget, Feb. 19, 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Black Press file photo

Here’s what you need to know about Chinese New Year

2018 is the year of the dog and your birth year is said to determine your personality

Black Press file photo
(Photo by David Goldman/The Associated Press)

BC Hydro warns of colder temperatures in coming weeks

Electric company has activated its winter payment program

(Photo by David Goldman/The Associated Press)
A pod of orcas was captured on video near Sechelt Jan. 27, 2018 and posted to Facebook by Martin Michael. (Facebook/Martin Michael)

WATCH: B.C. man captures images of large orca pod near Sechelt

Martin Michael got up close with photos and video of a pod of orcas this past weekend

A pod of orcas was captured on video near Sechelt Jan. 27, 2018 and posted to Facebook by Martin Michael. (Facebook/Martin Michael)
First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government

First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government

Treaty 8 Chiefs say Premier John Horgan and other cabinet ministers betrayed their commitment

First Nations return donations, anti-Site C stakes to B.C. government
(Vic News Staff)

Province looking at mass notification alert system

Immediate notifications could be available for wireless subscribers in April 2018

(Vic News Staff)
Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)

Man behind Slack and Flickr to be honoured by University of Victoria

Stewart Butterfield helped co-found Flickr and Slack following his graduation from UVic in 1996

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack named Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. (University of Victoria)
Those staying at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island woke up Sunday morning to over a foot of new snow that had buried their vehicles. (YouTube/Mount Washington Alpine Resort)

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington on Vancouver Island

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, vehicles buried under more than three feet of snow

Those staying at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island woke up Sunday morning to over a foot of new snow that had buried their vehicles. (YouTube/Mount Washington Alpine Resort)
Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Premier John Horgan answered questions on many different subjects affecting British Columbians during his media availability today in Victoria.
Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)

Son charged in death of Salt Spring Island woman

Martin Galen Vandenberg, 22, has now been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heather Jones

Police are concentrating their investigation at a home on Maliview Drive. (Courtesy of the Gulf Islands Driftwood)
BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.

Province raises threshold for homeowner grant to $1.65 million

Eligible homeowners must apply for the grant each year. To be eligible, the home must be used as the owner’s principal residence

BC Assessment says the average single family home in Kimberley is valued at $266,000 as of July 1, 2017.
Sisters 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry have been identified as the victims of the Christmas Day double homicide in Oak Bay. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Father charged in Victoria Christmas Day killings

Andrew Robert Douglas Berry, 43, charged with two counts of second degree murder.

Sisters 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry have been identified as the victims of the Christmas Day double homicide in Oak Bay. (Submitted photo)
2017 BC Assessment values now available online

2017 BC Assessment values now available online

Property owners will be receiving a letter in the mail in January, but are able to access their values now

2017 BC Assessment values now available online
UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day

UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day

An injured person was also found at the scene and taken to hospital. Authorities say the public is not at risk

UPDATE: Police in Victoria investigating two bodies found on Christmas Day
Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

BC Ferries exploring options for better WI-FI

The company says it could bring in a two-tiered system that would include an additional cost

Social media educator Sean Smith says configuring WiFi access is a band-aid solution for teaching children and youth to use social media in a positive way. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)