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Vancouver Island company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Vancouver Island company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Owner of Fresh Coast Victoria apologizes for posting photo of large man with caption “Get this guy some @freshcoastvic”

Vancouver Island company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture
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Wildfire season transitions from response to recovery

There are still 168 fires burning throughout the province, costing the BC Wildfire Service nearly $500 million since April 1.

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Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow

Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow

BC Wildfire officials hope for rain, but conditions remain hot and dry throughout the province.

Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow
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Hot and dry long weekend concerns BC Wildfire crews

Temperatures are forecasted to be unseasonably warm this weekend with highs into the 30’s for many areas.

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Campers urged to stay out of back country this long weekend

While no ban is in place, patrols will be stepped up as officials expect hot and dry conditions to continue.

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Police believe there are more victims of Harry Charles Sadd. The 70-year-old Victoria resident currently faces two dozen charges of indecent or sexual assault against young boys. So far 12 victims have come forward. (RCMP handout)

Police believe there are more sex assault victims in Kootenays

Harry Charles Sadd of Victoria currently faces 23 counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against young boys.

Police believe there are more victims of Harry Charles Sadd. The 70-year-old Victoria resident currently faces two dozen charges of indecent or sexual assault against young boys. So far 12 victims have come forward. (RCMP handout)
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Actor Josh Brolin takes a break in Victoria bookstore

The Academy Award nominated actor is believed to be on Vancouver Island shooting scenes for the Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds.

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This photo shows some of the hundreds of personnel who have come from around the world to fight the Elephant Hill wildfire. (Facebook/BC Wildfire Service)

2017 wildfire season will go down as “unprecedented”

Kevin Skrepnek says this wildfire season will go down in history, both for its volatility and the resilience of British Columbians.

This photo shows some of the hundreds of personnel who have come from around the world to fight the Elephant Hill wildfire. (Facebook/BC Wildfire Service)
30 new fires in BC since yesterday

30 new fires in BC since yesterday

Thursday was one of the busiest days in recent weeks for wildfire officials and first responders on the ground.

30 new fires in BC since yesterday
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Massive superyacht sailing through B.C. waters

The 72.5 metre pleasure craft can sleep up to 12 people and can be rented for just over $1.1 million per week.

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Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase

Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase

Vancouver to host men’s and women’s U.S. college basketball tournament at convention centre.

Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase
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Rare white moose spotted in Sweden

Video of the animal was captured by Hans Nilsson.

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Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)

NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills and save money.

Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)
What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?

What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?

Black Press reporters Arnold Lim and Ragnar Haagen experience being left in a hot car for one hour.

What’s it like inside a hot car in the sun?
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Viral Video: Mountie in red serge chases away black bear

The video was shot in Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta, just north of the Canadian border with Montana.

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It just got easier to shop and ship IKEA furniture

It just got easier to shop and ship IKEA furniture

The company has added a Collection Point to Kelowna, allowing you to shop online and ship for $79.

It just got easier to shop and ship IKEA furniture
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Victoria childcare centre investigated for ‘Fight Club’

Island Health has launched an investigation after video shows children fighting while supervisors watch.

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Weather forecast concerns wildfire officials

Conditions expected to remain hot and dry through weekend with strong chance of more lightning.

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NDP leader John Horgan is surrounded by 40 elected members at they took their oaths of office as MLAs June 7. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

John Horgan to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa

He will be discussing BC wildfires, softwood lumber and the ongoing opioid crisis with officials.

NDP leader John Horgan is surrounded by 40 elected members at they took their oaths of office as MLAs June 7. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
The Columbia Unit Crew returns to the Charlie Division staging area for their next assignment while battling the wildfire near Cache Creek. (Photo by Ryan Gow, BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire evacuation numbers beginning to decline

More people allowed back into their homes, but threat to leave remains high and depends on weather.

The Columbia Unit Crew returns to the Charlie Division staging area for their next assignment while battling the wildfire near Cache Creek. (Photo by Ryan Gow, BC Wildfire Service)