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WWII fighter plane closer to restoration with rare engine acquired

A very rare World War II fighter plane is one step closer to flying again with the arrival of an extremely rare engine in Black Creek. First built to break a speed record and later used in the war, a Hawker Typhoon is now being restored by Ian Slater, Rob...

Over $260 million provided to support school districts across province

Provincial funding will help school districts on both Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast move forward with reducing their carbon footprints and improving classroom ventilation. As part of Budget 2023, $261.1 million will be provided by the province for school maintenance projects, with $41 million to upgrade heating, ventilation, and...

Victoria Woman Faces Charges in RCMP Drug Trafficking Investigation

The North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP and Vancouver Island RCMP Emergency Response Team arrested a 24-year old Victoria woman during the search of a home on Cowichan Tribes Land. The RCMP says the woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The RCMP notes that in December, Cowichan...

Shawnigan Lake School to represent North America at international rugby tournament

North America will be represented by a Vancouver Island school at an upcoming rugby sevens tournament in England. Fifteen players from Shawnigan Lake School will be sent to the Rugby School U18 International School Sevens in Warwickshire for the tournament on March 25 and 26. Shawnigan Lake is one of 20...

Portion of Island Rail corridor to return to Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

A section of the Island Rail Corridor will be returned to the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation after 18 months of consideration. That’s from federal minister of transport Omar Alghabra and B.C. minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming. It was announced in a joint statement Tuesday after the B.C. Court of Appeal...

Province increasing focus on repeat violent offenders

The B.C. government is creating dedicated police-prosecutor-probation officer teams to keep communities safe from repeat violent offenders. Provincial officials said having a coordinated response across the justice system will be a key factor in improving public safety. Twenty-five million dollars over three years will go towards 21 Crown counsel and 21...
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