Victoria debuts first neighbourhood EV fast charging station

Acting Mayor Marianne Alto and David Grove from the Victoria Electric Vehicle Association plug in Victoria’s first neighbourhood electric vehicle fast charger in Victoria West on Saturday. (Photo: City of Victoria) Acting Mayor Marianne Alto and David Grove from the Victoria Electric Vehicle Association plug in Victoria’s first neighbourhood electric vehicle fast charger in Victoria West on Saturday. (Photo: City of Victoria)

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'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie 'Fame' and then belted out the era-defining hit 'Flashdance ... What a Feeling' from 1983's 'Flashdance,' has died. She was 63.

Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests

Authorities in China's western Xinjiang region opened up some neighborhoods in the capital of Urumqi on Saturday after residents held extraordinary late-night demonstrations against the city's draconian 'zero-COVID' lockdown that had lasted more than three months.