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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)

'Thank God everybody is OK': Owner of truck that slammed through Nanoose Bay, B.C., home speaks out

The owner of the truck that drove into a house along the Island Highway in Nanoose, B.C., on Monday is convinced his driver experienced a medical issue that led to the crash. Phil Lagan is the owner of LTS Logistics, a Saanichton, B.C.-based trucking company that on Monday was transporting large paper pads to a mill in Port Alberni, B.C., in a semi-trailer owned by Coastal Pacific Xpress out of Surrey, B.C.

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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