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The potential strike announced to start as early as Monday by operators and staff of BC Transit’s handyDART serviced has been delayed until at least next Thursday due to action by contractor First Canada. Black Press files

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike in Victoria delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

The potential strike announced to start as early as Monday by operators and staff of BC Transit’s handyDART serviced has been delayed until at least next Thursday due to action by contractor First Canada. Black Press files
Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents
The Kesa Van Osch rink from Nanaimo, with Marika Van Osch at third, Kalia Van Osch playing second and Amy Gibson at lead, captured the 2018 BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship with an 11-4 win over the Karla Thompson rink on Sunday at the Victoria Curling Club. The Van Osch foursome will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championships in Penticton Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Photo courtesy Curl BC

Nanaimo’s Kesa Van Osch rink captures BC women’s curling crown

Foursome posts two lopsided playoff wins over defending champion Karla Thompson

The Kesa Van Osch rink from Nanaimo, with Marika Van Osch at third, Kalia Van Osch playing second and Amy Gibson at lead, captured the 2018 BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship with an 11-4 win over the Karla Thompson rink on Sunday at the Victoria Curling Club. The Van Osch foursome will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championships in Penticton Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Photo courtesy Curl BC
Staffers and community involvement contractors with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada gather for a photo Wednesday at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, during a hands-on tidal zones workshop related to the Stream to Sea and salmonid enhancement education programs. Don Descoteau/Black Press

Sea to Stream educators converge on Parksville for workshop

Rathtrevor Beach offers perfect setting for course

Staffers and community involvement contractors with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada gather for a photo Wednesday at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, during a hands-on tidal zones workshop related to the Stream to Sea and salmonid enhancement education programs. Don Descoteau/Black Press
Supporters of Pets OK BC gather in front of the B.C. legislature on Sunday for a rally. The organization is lobbying government for legislation to better recognize the value of pets to tenants and protect animal owners’ rights. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

WATCH: 10,000 signatures gained to stop ‘no pets’ rental policy

Pets OK BC said about 1,700 animals were surrendered to the BC SPCA last year due to housing issues

Supporters of Pets OK BC gather in front of the B.C. legislature on Sunday for a rally. The organization is lobbying government for legislation to better recognize the value of pets to tenants and protect animal owners’ rights. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria

UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria

Parents, students encouraged to fill out online questionnaire as part of research project

UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria
Euar Wanichpan (left), pictured here in a happy moment from 2013, is described by friends as a warm, caring and compassionate person who loved her art and didn’t deserve to die. Facebook

Friends remember Wanichpan as a warm, loving and kind person

GoFundMe campaign began before Euar Wanichpan’s body was discovered last week in Victoria.

Euar Wanichpan (left), pictured here in a happy moment from 2013, is described by friends as a warm, caring and compassionate person who loved her art and didn’t deserve to die. Facebook
Body found at Victoria school identified as missing woman

Body found at Victoria school identified as missing woman

Euarchol Wanichpan had been listed as a missing person in Saanich since late July.

Body found at Victoria school identified as missing woman
UPDATED: Duke and Duchess a big hit in Victoria welcome

UPDATED: Duke and Duchess a big hit in Victoria welcome

Prince William and his wife, Kate, begin a week of travel in B.C. and the Yukon

UPDATED: Duke and Duchess a big hit in Victoria welcome
Riders from the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Tour de Rock riders roll into Victoria

Cycling team finishes off their nearly two-week pediatric cancer fundraiser ride from Port Alice to Victoria

Riders from the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock