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Former VicPD reservist convicted of sexual offence involving youth

A former Victoria police reserve member has been convicted of a sexual offence involving a youth in the early 1990s. Aaron Plater has been convicted of one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose while he was leading a youth cadet program, and his victim was a member of that program.

The Victoria Police Department headquarters. (CTV News)

Victoria seniors call for unused school field to be turned into elder-friendly park

Dozens of seniors rallied on the corner of Blanshard Street and Hillside Avenue in Victoria on Tuesday calling for the field of S.J. Willis School to be turned into an elder-friendly park. The seniors hope to make their plea an issue in the upcoming municipal election. They say thousands of seniors live in the Quadra Village neighbourhood, which is surrounded by busy roads, and that they have nowhere to enjoy the outdoors.

Dozens of seniors rallied at the field advocating for it to be turned into a park. (CTV News)

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Victoria school board lacked authority to suspend trustees over alleged bullying: B.C. judge

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled the Greater Victoria School Board lacked the authority to censure and suspend two elected trustees over allegations of harassment and bullying. Justice Briana Hardwick says in a written decision that the trustees argued the board breached procedural fairness by relying on events other than the findings of investigative reports into the complaints.

BC Transit delays tap payments on buses until 2023

BC Transit has pushed back the launch of its electronic tap fare system to 2023. The system, called Umo (pronounced "you-mo") was originally supposed to launch in Victoria in fall 2022, before rolling out across the province.

Pamela Anderson's new reality TV series to showcase B.C. property

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is set to return to television screens this fall with a series about the restoration of her Vancouver Island property. Pamela's Garden of Eden premieres on HGTV Canada on Nov. 3 and will showcase the redevelopment of the six-acre waterfront property in Ladysmith, B.C., that the actress bought from her grandmother 25 years ago.

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