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Condo Smarts: Highly charged parking issue for strata council
Dear Condo Smarts: We have just purchased an electric vehicle. We live in a mid-sized condo in Victoria that was constructed in the early 1980s.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Times Colonist Christmas fund donors
The Times Colonist Christmas Fund provides individuals and families with grocery vouchers, and children with gift vouchers.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Experts urge people to 'buy what they can afford' as debt piles on British Columbians
Ashta Cormier came out to the West Coast with a degree from York University under her belt and $20,000 in credit card and student loan debts.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Butchart GM takes lead at tourism group
Dave Cowen, general manager of Butchart Gardens, is the new chairman of Tourism Victoria, succeeding Deirdre Campbell of the Tartan Group at the top post of the destination marketing group. The new board assumes its duties on Jan. 1 and also includes first vice-chair Mandy Farmer of Accent Inns and a trio of vice-chairs - Darlene Hollstein of The Bay Centre, Ian MacPhee of Abbeymoore Manor B&B Inn and Starr McMichael of Starrboard Enterprises Inc. The directors are Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority; Brian Henry, Ocean River Sports; Kathy Kay, Victoria Film Festival; Bill Lewis, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa; Conny Nordin, Tourism Vancouver Island appointee; Brenda Ollis, Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites; Derek Sanderson, Island IT; and John Wilson, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce appointee. Representatives from Saanich and Victoria will be confirmed in January.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Ex-NHL star Courtnall sells to Britney Spears
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former Vancouver Canuck Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Cowichan Valley man vows to tattoo himself with initials of donors to his brain surgery plight
Curt Knippelberg will never forget the people who help him get life-altering brain surgery.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:30



Mount Washington sets new snow mark
Old Man Winter loves Mount Washington. It's been blessed with early season dumps of snow and more is falling.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



The Royal B.C. Museum eyes major expansion by 2017
The Royal B.C. Museum expects to unveil a new master plan by next September and finish a major redevelopment of its 2.7-hectare property in time for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Four people charged with more than 100 regional thefts
Vehicle break-ins in the West Shore have dropped sharply in the wake of a large property crime bust that resulted in four arrests and the recovery of about $75,000 in stolen items, police say.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29





Ottawa mom continues desperate search for daughter missing on Vancouver Island
Two weeks ago, Shelley Fillipoff put everything on hold and flew from Ottawa to Victoria, B.C., where, day by day, she searches the city streets. She plans to stay there until she finds her daughter.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Belly buttons a bacterial jungle, say researchers
Not to gross you out, but your belly button is crawling with bacteria — billions of them, in all shapes, sizes and appetites.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Two killed in separate B.C. highway crashes
Separate crashes Tuesday have killed two drivers in eastern and northern B.C. A 40-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon when his car veered into the path of a transport truck in the Lanark tunnel east of Revelstoke, closing Highway 1 for several hours.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Search continues for body of B.C. teacher
Divers, boats and a helicopter are being used today as the search is expanded for the body of a teacher killed in a car crash along with her husband north of Kamloops on Sunday.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon will earn starting pension of $34K after eight years in office
After serving as a provincial MLA for eight years, it's estimated that the retiring Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon will receive a pension starting at approximately $34,500 per year.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 19:02:29



Mayan 'prophecy' sparks fear
The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, and from China to California to Mexico, thousands are getting ready for what they think is going to be a fateful day.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:35



Agricultural zoning a hurdle for search-and-rescue base
The future of one of East Sooke's most historic properties is in the hands of the Capital Regional District and the Agricultural Land Commission.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:35



Land commission next stop on farm's road to development
The Alberg family has plenty of support for its efforts to develop a Mount Douglas Cross Road property that, despite being in the Agricultural Land Reserve, is largely encircled by homes.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:35



Jack Knox: Third mission in space, another first for Hadfield
When astronaut Chris Hadfield blasts off for the International Space Station next week, tucked behind his head in the cramped Soyuz capsule will be a brand new wedding ring for his wife, Helene.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:35



Les Leyne: Ferries labour deal means deeper cuts
Was it an investment in labour peace or a missed opportunity?
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:34



12-12-12 popular day for Victoria nuptials
It's Wednesday, but that hasn't stopped many Victoria couples from tying the knot today.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:34



Four charged in 100-plus West Shore thefts
Vehicle break-ins in the West Shore have dropped sharply in the wake of a large property crime bust that resulted in four arrests and the recovery of about $75,000 in stolen items, police say.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:34



Province will honour funding for sewage project, Premier Christy Clark says
Greater Victoria is not in danger of losing provincial funding for the region’s sewage megaproject, says Premier Christy Clark.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 11:03:34



B.C. Grade 4 students among top readers in literacy report
B.C.’s Grade 4 students ranked among the best readers in the world in an international literacy report released Tuesday.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 07:05:48



Greater Victoria firefighters who refuse flu shot can don masks
Expect to see some Greater Victoria firefighters wearing surgical masks this flu season.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 07:05:47



Witness recalls being inappropriately touched by priest at Saanich church
A former student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School said he was scared and confused when Father Phil Jacobs touched his genitals in a back room of the parish church.
Newspaper: Times Colonist
Feed: News Date: 2012-12-12 07:05:47



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