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DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery

DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery

Police in Washington release sketch of suspect in murder of Victoria sweethearts

DNA sheds new light on 30-year-old B.C. murder mystery
Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg were murdered after travelling to Washington state in 1987. The Snohomish County Sheriffs Department will hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss new evidence in the murders of the Victoria couple. (Photo submitted)

DNA sketch aims to crack 30-year-old murder case of B.C. students

Washington State sheriffs department to release composite sketch of suspect made using DNA from the crime scene

Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg were murdered after travelling to Washington state in 1987. The Snohomish County Sheriffs Department will hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss new evidence in the murders of the Victoria couple. (Photo submitted)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting the Canadian Coast Guard workers in Victoria to discuss making safety and spill prevention. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Trudeau says Trans Mountain pipeline will go through

Prime Minister tells British Columbians that Canada is building a strong economy and being responsible to the environment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting the Canadian Coast Guard workers in Victoria to discuss making safety and spill prevention. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Case of slain Victoria sisters heading straight to Supreme Court

Case of slain Victoria sisters heading straight to Supreme Court

Direct indictment means father accused of filicide likely to face judge and jury

Case of slain Victoria sisters heading straight to Supreme Court
Signs appeared in Oak Bay Sunday morning. (Submitted photos)

Someone is putting up segregation signs in affluent B.C. neighbourhood

The signs have been posted on lawns near the redevelopment of local church site in Greater Victoria

Signs appeared in Oak Bay Sunday morning. (Submitted photos)
Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.

Reconcili-ACTION gives Canadians next steps for reconciliation

Community leaders from around Canada are issuing weekly challenges as part of the #Next150 campaign

Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.
The father of two young girls found dead on Christmas Day appeared in court today facing two counts of second-degree murder. Andrew Robert Douglas Berry, 43, is being charged in connection with the deaths of his two daughters Chloe, 6, and Aubrey Berry, 4, whose bodies were found in his Oak Bay apartment on Dec. 25. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Preliminary hearing date delayed in case of slain Victoria sisters

Andrew Berry’s next court appearance in three weeks to set date for preliminary hearing

The father of two young girls found dead on Christmas Day appeared in court today facing two counts of second-degree murder. Andrew Robert Douglas Berry, 43, is being charged in connection with the deaths of his two daughters Chloe, 6, and Aubrey Berry, 4, whose bodies were found in his Oak Bay apartment on Dec. 25. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
The changes, which prohibit the real estate practice of dual agency and mandate increased agent disclosure, were originally scheduled for March 15. They will now happen June 15, to allow for clarification of the rules and provide adequate time for realtor education and training. (Graeme Roy/CP)

New real estate rules delayed after concern from industry

Superintendent of Real Estate agrees more clarity is required

The changes, which prohibit the real estate practice of dual agency and mandate increased agent disclosure, were originally scheduled for March 15. They will now happen June 15, to allow for clarification of the rules and provide adequate time for realtor education and training. (Graeme Roy/CP)
Chief Justice defends judge in Berry custody case

Chief Justice defends judge in Berry custody case

In wake of murders, Justice Gray faces criticism for granting Berry access to girls on Christmas Eve

Chief Justice defends judge in Berry custody case
‘Cycleangelo’ Stephen Lund graciously allowed Oak Bay News multimedia journalist, Keri Coles, to conduct a 40-km-long interview with him as he created his latest cycle art.

VIDEO: Victoria man creates google map art on his bicycle

Watch as Oak Bay News reporter Keri Coles joins Stephen Lund on his latest cycle masterpiece, ‘Jog with a dog’

‘Cycleangelo’ Stephen Lund graciously allowed Oak Bay News multimedia journalist, Keri Coles, to conduct a 40-km-long interview with him as he created his latest cycle art.
The government inventoried, catalogued, sealed and removed 242 bottles of SMWS whisky worth about $40k from Fets Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

The government inventoried, catalogued, sealed and removed 242 bottles of SMWS whisky worth about $40k from Fets Whisky Kitchen in Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
$2.5M lot in upscale B.C neighbourhood seeks Bitcoin buyer

$2.5M lot in upscale B.C neighbourhood seeks Bitcoin buyer

Victoria financial advisor may make history by accepting cryptocurrency for luxury lot

$2.5M lot in upscale B.C neighbourhood seeks Bitcoin buyer
Sarah Cotton with her daughters Chloe (left) and Aubrey (right) taken in October 2017. (Photo Ryan MacDonald Photography)

VIDEO: A thousand come out to honour two B.C. girls found dead Christmas Day

Mourners gather in massive Victoria cathedral

Sarah Cotton with her daughters Chloe (left) and Aubrey (right) taken in October 2017. (Photo Ryan MacDonald Photography)
Bernard Richard, British Columbia’s child and youth representative said his office receives roughly 2,200 reports every year of critical injuries or deaths of kids in care or recently out of care.

Deaths of young Victoria sisters trigger reviews by multiple agencies

When police investigation concludes, reviews by MCFD and BC’s child and youth rep could begin

Bernard Richard, British Columbia’s child and youth representative said his office receives roughly 2,200 reports every year of critical injuries or deaths of kids in care or recently out of care.
Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry

Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry

Donations to support scholarships at Christ Church Cathedral School

Scholarship set up to honour the lives of Chloe and Aubrey Berry
Victoria father charged with murder of daughters appears in court

Victoria father charged with murder of daughters appears in court

Andrew Berry, 43, charged with second-degree murder in deaths of Chloe, 6, and Aubrey Berry, 4

Victoria father charged with murder of daughters appears in court
VIDEO: Oak Bay mourns killings of young sisters on Christmas Day

VIDEO: Oak Bay mourns killings of young sisters on Christmas Day

Chloe Berry, 6, and Aubrey Berry, 4, to be honoured at Willows Beach 7 p.m.

VIDEO: Oak Bay mourns killings of young sisters on Christmas Day
Local media are identifying victims of double homicide in Oak Bay as 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry. (Twitter photo)

Young victims of Oak Bay homicide were ‘lively, energetic and silly girls’

Friends close to the family have identified the dead as 6-year-old Chloe and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry

Local media are identifying victims of double homicide in Oak Bay as 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry. (Twitter photo)
Major Crime Unit confirms that the victims of Oak Bay’s double homicide on Christmas Day were two young children, aged four and six. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Two young children victims in Victoria double homicide

Children, aged four and six, found dead in apartment; male adult treated for injuries

Major Crime Unit confirms that the victims of Oak Bay’s double homicide on Christmas Day were two young children, aged four and six. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
‘Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas

Happy Holidays from Santa Claus and Black Press

‘Twas the night before Christmas