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Escaped African cats on the loose in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

The B.C. Conservation Officers Service (BCCOS) has confirmed that two African servals are on the loose on Vancouver Island. The conservation service says it received a call from the owner in the Qualicum Beach, B.C., area saying the exotic cats had been lost.

An African serval is shown. (iStock)

Mature trees cut down in Saanich were not memorial trees, says district

Greater Victoria residents may have noticed mature trees in Saanich, B.C., have been cut down to make way for the municipality's Shelbourne Street Improvements Project. The removal of the trees has raised some concerns from community members who noticed their absence between North Dairy Road and Pear Street.

A tree being removed along Shelbourne Street in Saanich, B.C., is shown. (CTV News)

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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.

Pluvio is pictured in Ucluelet, B.C. (Pluvio/Facebook)

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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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