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BC gets funding boost in effort to help combat landlord/tenant disputes

The $15.6 million injection will bring in 50 new full-time employees.

Langford votes unanimously to adopt new restrictive tree protection bylaw

It’ll protect 25 to 30% of trees not covered by development policies.

BC Premier Eby revealed his cabinet members at Victoria’s Government House today

13 of the 28 ministers are newcomers to the cabinet table.

Climate protesters attend BC’s cabinet swearing-in ceremony in Victoria

They are protesting ongoing and proposed LNG projects.
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Premier Eby announces $230 million in funding for specialized police in BC

The funding will help staff rural police forces.

Concerns over affordability arise following BC’s new housing initiatives

Low-income housing is the city's greatest need.

BC Premier David Eby announces new provincial ministry to solely handle housing

He’ll announce the minister on December 7th.

BC government introduces two new measures to address housing crisis

Renters and homeowners alike will benefit.

BC reveals plans to address repeat violent offenders and expansion of mental health crisis...

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community.”

David Eby reveals two cost-of-living credits in first move as premier of BC

Between the two, families could get $510.

David Eby officially sworn in as BC’s 37th premier during historic ceremony

Both will put money in British Columbians’ pockets.

BC Liberal Party officially changing their name to BC United

The change will take effect early in the new year.

7 Vancouver Island Métis communities to benefit from $7.1 million funding announcement

To support job-ready skills training within the province.

Victoria council candidate and former Saanich mayor fined by Elections BC

The two combined fines equal $250.

Lisa Helps looks back on 8 years as mayor and shares hopes for new...

Mayor Marianne Alto has been sworn-in.
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Victoria’s newly elected mayor and councillors to be sworn in this Thursday

It’ll be streamed online!

BC premier-designate David Eby to be sworn in November 18th

And the BC Green Party aren't happy with the timing.

John Horgan officially hands in his resignation as premier of BC

He gave more than two weeks notice.

Saanich council candidate denied a recount after narrow loss during election

Rishi Sharma lost by 11 votes.

Saanich council candidate requests recount after losing by 11 votes

Rishi Sharma wants to be the first South-Asian Canadian elected in Saanich.

David Eby is set to take over as BC NDP’s new leader as of...

Following Anjali Appadurai’s disqualification.
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Fake endorsement: VIVA releases statement after volunteer fired for impersonating Island Health

The email was sent out in the early hours Monday.

Victoria council candidate forced to cancel event amid online bullying attacks

“I was attacked on twitter verbally.”

BC Liberals could change their name by the end of the year

The new name is not yet set in stone.

Victoria approves motion to hand over John A. MacDonald statue to historical society

It was removed from city hall in 2018.

Victoria woman running for city council arrested in Langley

Her name may still be included on the ballot.

Ben Isitt confirms he’s seeking re-election on Victoria city council

His top priorities are affordable housing and free transit.

Former Victoria city council member Chris Coleman announces his intention to return

He plans to steer city council toward governance and away from politics.

Another Victoria city councillor won’t seek re-election next month

Jeremy Loveday served two terms.

David Eby officially launches campaign to become BC’s next premier

He'll likely become BC’s 37th premier.

Victoria councillor Marianne Alto confirms she’ll be running for mayor

She officially announced her intention to run today.
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CCTV cameras deployed ahead of Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to Victoria today

His visit follows weeks of anti-mandate protests.

Victoria councillor Stephen Andrew announces his intention to run for city mayor in 2022

This will be his second time running for mayor
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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps announces she will not seek re-election in 2022

The decision comes after 2 terms as mayor and 8 years in office.

Trudeau apologizes for Tofino vacation during day of Reconciliation last week

“Travelling on September 30th was a mistake and I regret it.”

Annamie Paul has resigned as leader of the Green Party of Canada

She finished 4th in her riding in the 2021 election.

Liberal Party will form minority government after 44th Federal Election

Trudeau got the victory, but not the majority.

Federal Election 2021: Here’s who’s projected to win their riding on Vancouver Island

Polls closed at 8 p.m. PST, with many results to be tallied.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wins seat as party predicted to form minority government

Votes are still rolling in, with many still in line at polling stations.
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Federal Election 2021: Liberals and Conservatives in tight race as Canadians cast their ballots...

Trudeau's Liberals and O'Toole's Conservatives are in a tight race.

Federal Election 2021: Here’s how to cast your vote in Greater Victoria

Voting day is tomorrow! ✅

Federal Election 2021: These are the 5 major candidates running for election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

NDP MP, Randall Garrison, has held this seat since 2011.

Federal Election 2021: Here are the five candidates running for election in Victoria

The NDP and Liberals have had a stronghold over the Victoria riding for more than three decades.
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Federal Election 2021: Here’s where each political party currently stands in the polls

O’Toole and Trudeau are currently tied.
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Here’s how to watch the Canadian federal leaders debate tonight: Election 2021

COVID-19 recovery, reconciliation, and climate change are among the topics being debated.

Former Christy Clark staffer throws hat into ring for Conservative Party in Victoria Riding

The riding is currently held by NDP incumbent and ex-Victoria councillor Laurel Collins