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NEW | UVic ocean monitoring initiative receives $115M in federal funds

The federal government is investing nearly $115 million over six years in an nationwide ocean observation program based at the University of Victoria. The investment, announced Friday, will support the continued operation of UVic's Ocean Networks Canada initiative.

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Man trying to direct traffic at BC Ferries terminal removed by RCMP

A man who was trying to direct traffic at a BC Ferries terminal on Quadra Island, B.C., was asked to leave the area by police last week. Quadra Island RCMP say they were called to the ferry terminal by BC Ferries on Aug. 10 after the "self-appointed volunteer" began taking matters into his own hands.

'Really demanding': Vancouver Island teen training to become Formula One racer

She may only have her learner’s licence, but that hasn’t held a 16-year-old Comox Valley, B.C., teen back from working towards her goal of being a professional driver. Nicole Haverda got the green light on her desire to be a professional race car driver four years ago when her father took her to a Formula One race in Europe.

Saanich will rename Mt. Douglas Park with historic First Nation name

The District of Saanich is changing the name of Mount Douglas Park to its historic First Nation name of PKOLS. Local Indigenous communities and the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) have long been calling for the name to be restored, and Saanich council agreed to the name restoration at a meeting Monday.

Esquimalt votes to end police agreement with Victoria

The Township of Esquimalt is looking to exit its agreement with Victoria and the Victoria Police Department, which sees the two communities sharing an amalgamated police force. Esquimalt and Victoria are currently under a 10-year agreement, which is up for renewal the end of this year. On Tuesday, Esquimalt announced it will not renew the agreement and will instead pursue a new policing model.

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'Really demanding': Vancouver Island teen training to become Formula One racer

She may only have her learner’s licence, but that hasn’t held a 16-year-old Comox Valley, B.C., teen back from working towards her goal of being a professional driver. Nicole Haverda got the green light on her desire to be a professional race car driver four years ago when her father took her to a Formula One race in Europe.