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At least 20% of deer killed on Sidney Island were native black-tailed deer

At least 20% of deer killed on Sidney Island were native black-tailed deer

Eighteen of the animals killed in the cull, which cost $834,000 and involved shooting from a helicopter, were native black-tailed deer
UVic job posting for Black candidates only draws backlash

UVic job posting for Black candidates only draws backlash

The posting is for a full-time assistant professor in the university’s school of music
Humpbacks off Vancouver Island feature in new season of Planet Earth

Humpbacks off Vancouver Island feature in new season of Planet Earth

Jackie Hildering, a whale researcher in Port McNeill, worked with a crew from the BBC’s to capture footage of humpbacks for Planet Earth's third season.
American rescued from life-raft had run out of food, weathered two big storms

American rescued from life-raft had run out of food, weathered two big storms

The Sooke fisherman who spotted him at first thought the life-raft was a floating barrel.
Deer shot with arrow spotted in Greater Victoria

Deer shot with arrow spotted in Greater Victoria

Conservation officers are trying to find the deer to assess it and remove the arrow if they’re able to safely.
Scooters and skaters and wheels, oh my: Micromobility devices on rise on roads, trails, bike lanes

Scooters and skaters and wheels, oh my: Micromobility devices on rise on roads, trails, bike lanes

Electric kick scooters and other such devices are not currently allowed on public roads or sidewalks, except in cities participating in a provincial pilot project.
Necropsy results indicate captive orca died of chronic age-related health conditions

Necropsy results indicate captive orca died of chronic age-related health conditions

The whale suffered from a chronic cardiac disease, lung disease and ongoing inflammation that led to kidney disease, the report says
Conservation officers put down two bears in Lake Cowichan

Conservation officers put down two bears in Lake Cowichan

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says it received multiple reports that the bears appeared conditioned to human food and had accessed unsecured garbage
'A devastating thing': Oak Bay resident loses $150,000 in romance scam

'A devastating thing': Oak Bay resident loses $150,000 in romance scam

Man sent money to woman who claimed to love him
UVic nursing students urge financial relief, seek pay for practicums

UVic nursing students urge financial relief, seek pay for practicums

While working up to 12-hour days in clinical practice, some are also working paid jobs to survive, says nursing student society co-president.