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The $40 million has been described by Chief Doug Kelly as helping to provide extra beds that “will create hope, save lives and give people help on their healing journey.” (Black Press File)

$40M to upgrade B.C. First Nations’ addiction and mental health treatment centres

Two new centres to be built, expanded care and renovations to existing facilities planned

The $40 million has been described by Chief Doug Kelly as helping to provide extra beds that “will create hope, save lives and give people help on their healing journey.” (Black Press File)
Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Victoria-area beach

Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Victoria-area beach

Can you identify a beast with a crocodile head, slimy skin, and teeth growing from its tail?

Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Victoria-area beach
Carbon dioxide is more abundant in the atmosphere than at any other point in humanity’s history. (Luis Sinco/TNS)

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

Carbon dioxide is more abundant in the atmosphere than at any other point in humanity’s history. (Luis Sinco/TNS)
A fuel surcharge is being imposed by BC Ferries, due to rising fuel costs. (Peninsula News Review File)

BC Ferries adds fuel surcharge

On average fares to rise 1.5 per cent on most routes starting June 1

A fuel surcharge is being imposed by BC Ferries, due to rising fuel costs. (Peninsula News Review File)
Extra sailings will be added to all routes over the May long weekend, one of the busiest times of year for travellers on BC Ferries. (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries announce extra sailings for May long-weekend

92 extra sailings scheduled on most popular routes

Extra sailings will be added to all routes over the May long weekend, one of the busiest times of year for travellers on BC Ferries. (BC Ferries photo)
LeBron has twice made interesting announcements when switching teams, although his latest move was a more low-key affair. (Associated Press File)
LeBron has twice made interesting announcements when switching teams, although his latest move was a more low-key affair. (Associated Press File)
BC Ferries have announced two promotions, this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)

BC Ferries launches summer discount promotion

1,600 sailings discounted in effort to attract custom and spread ferry traffic

BC Ferries have announced two promotions, this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)
Drivers are being reminded to give horses and their riders and a wide berth when encountering them on the road. (Pixabay File)

B.C. drivers told to be nice to other road users, especially those on horseback

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reminds drivers to share road with horses

Drivers are being reminded to give horses and their riders and a wide berth when encountering them on the road. (Pixabay File)
A bearded man looks wistfully out the window. A new study found beards harboured more germs than dogs’ fur. (Pixabay File)

Beards found to harbour more germs than dogs’ fur

Some of the microbes hazardous to human health

A bearded man looks wistfully out the window. A new study found beards harboured more germs than dogs’ fur. (Pixabay File)
BC Ferries have announced 89 additional sailings for the Easter holiday weekend. (Peninsula News Review File)

Hop on: BC Ferries announces 89 extra Easter sailings

70 of those sailing between Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay

BC Ferries have announced 89 additional sailings for the Easter holiday weekend. (Peninsula News Review File)
Rodent Rankings - do you live in one of B.C.’s rattiest cities?

Rodent Rankings – do you live in one of B.C.’s rattiest cities?

Vancouver, Victoria and Burnaby are the three rattiest urban areas in B.C.

Rodent Rankings - do you live in one of B.C.’s rattiest cities?
DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on the dead whale. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Victoria necropsy on grey whale aims to unlock secrets of its death

Large grey whale found dead off the coast of Vancouver Island April 4

DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on the dead whale. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
A giant piece of ice breaks off the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia Argentina. Environmental Psychologists are working on ways to present climate change science in more effective ways. (Black Press File)

Slaying dragons: getting inside the minds of climate change skeptics

Environmental psychologist explains Dragons of Inaction

A giant piece of ice breaks off the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia Argentina. Environmental Psychologists are working on ways to present climate change science in more effective ways. (Black Press File)
Martin Cooper, the man who developed the first handheld cell phone. (Associated Press File)

Cell phone rings in 46th anniversary today

There have been some iconic phones over the years but what’s next?

Martin Cooper, the man who developed the first handheld cell phone. (Associated Press File)
Four middle and high school students who are learning Kwak’wala, one of B.C.’s many indigenous languages. The girls also spoke at the United Nations General Assembly as part of the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages. (From left) Kiara Child, Natalya Child, Mariah Child and Talia Child.

60 per cent of all Canadian Indigenous languages are in B.C.

Provincial government says $50M in revitalization is money well spent

Four middle and high school students who are learning Kwak’wala, one of B.C.’s many indigenous languages. The girls also spoke at the United Nations General Assembly as part of the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages. (From left) Kiara Child, Natalya Child, Mariah Child and Talia Child.
An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)                                An empty classroom showing a large number of desks. Teachers often have to teach large groups of students with many varying and complex needs. A gulf islands teacher was recently reprimanded for his conduct towards a student with special educational needs. (Pixabay file photo)
A display graphic showing the Cascadia Subduction Zone. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Vancouver Island overdue for the big one, can also expect mega-thrust tsunami

The last big earthquake was 70 years ago in Courtenay

A display graphic showing the Cascadia Subduction Zone. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A doctor writing on a chart. The recent court decision upheld the First Nations Health Authority’s decision to terminate its funding agreements with the Inter Tribal Health Authority, effective March 31st. (Pexels File)

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

A doctor writing on a chart. The recent court decision upheld the First Nations Health Authority’s decision to terminate its funding agreements with the Inter Tribal Health Authority, effective March 31st. (Pexels File)
UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

School students to strike with walkout starting at the legislature

Globally coordinated strike to protest climate change March 15

UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)