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Saanich police take over search for 'high-risk' missing man

The Saanich Police Department is now leading the search for a high-risk missing man after Victoria police announced their investigation last week. Police are searching for 59-year-old Victoria man Timothy Mackness who was last seen on Sept. 20 and was reported missing on Sept. 26.

Police say Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20 and was reported missing on Sept. 26. (VicPD)

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B.C. says 54 doctors have signed contracts after new salary incentives announced

The B.C. government says that 54 doctors have signed contracts with the province to provide full-time family doctor service after the Ministry of Health announced a signing bonus and other incentives earlier this summer. On June 21, the province announced it would be offering a $25,000 signing bonus as well as medical training debt forgiveness up to $130,000 to new family doctors who agreed to work in B.C. for five years.

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This Vancouver Island restaurant was named the best fine dining spot in Canada

A Vancouver Island eatery has been named the best fine dining restaurant across all of Canada for 2022, according to travel website Tripadvisor. The restaurant, Pluvio, is located in Ucluelet, B.C. and has an ever-changing menu that incorporates seasonal and local ingredients, many of which are harvested on Vancouver Island.

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Which sponsors have pulled support for Hockey Canada?

Pressure appears to be mounting on Hockey Canada from both top corporate sponsors and political leaders, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggesting that if the national hockey governing body continues to resist calls for change, the organization could be replaced. Several corporate sponsors have confirmed pulling their support. Here's what they have said about their decisions.

Former cop attacks Thai day care centre, kills at least 36

A former police officer facing a drug charge burst into a day care centre Thursday in Thailand, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers and then shooting more people as he fled. At least 36 people were slain in the deadliest rampage in the nation's history.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle drama 'coming at a cost' to the Royal Family: expert

In his first speech as sovereign, King Charles III voiced his 'love for Harry and Meghan,' signalling that tensions between the Royal Family, and Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be starting to cool. Reducing the rancour between these members of the Royal Family will be key to paving a path forward for the monarchy, says royal commentator Richard Berthelsen.

What is the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement?

The Supreme Court of Canada will take time to weigh arguments about the constitutionality of an 18-year refugee agreement between Ottawa and Washington after hearing a challenge Thursday from claimants and human rights advocates.

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Vancouver Island woman adorns home with hundreds of skeletons year round

Monica says her appreciation for skulls and skeletons began when he was 13 years old. Now there are more than 275 decorative skulls in her home, including skull paintings on the wall, skeletal salt-and-pepper shakers on the dining room table, skull-adorned coffee cups in the kitchen, and a coffin-shaped skeleton clock in the living room.

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