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John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen perform a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees

14 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction this year

Randy Bachman on stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest. (Facebook photo)

PODCAST: Randy Bachman, every song, every guitar has a story

TODAY IN B.C.: New album with son Tal Bachman to be released

Minister of Economic Development, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng, right, looks on as United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks during a joint news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 5, 2022. The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada’s failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Milk shakeup: U.S. launches second USMCA dispute panel in dairy battle with Canada

US wants to address the way Ottawa distributes its allotment of dairy tariff rate quotas

NFL quarterback Tom Brady, a cast member and producer of “80 for Brady,” looks down the carpet at the premiere of the film, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it’s ‘for good’

Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England…

NFL quarterback Tom Brady, a cast member and producer of “80 for Brady,” looks down the carpet at the premiere of the film, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking to identify a man who allegedly threw a cup of cold coffee at two McDonald’s restaurant employees after being told to leave the premises. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking to identify a man who allegedly threw a cup of cold coffee at two McDonald’s restaurant employees after being told to leave the premises. (Photo submitted)
Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: How much space do you need for a home?

TODAY IN BC: HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee. (HAVAN photo)
Dr. Nel Wieman with the First Nations Health Authority speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province and about the effect on First Nation’s communities during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor

Illicit drugs are killing First Nations people at 5 times the rate of B.C.’s general population

Dr. Nel Wieman with the First Nations Health Authority speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province and about the effect on First Nation’s communities during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver elementary school to dump name of lord linked to Boer War, other atrocities

Community-based renaming committee now must present a final report to school board for its decision

Teacher Brent Mansfield poses for a photograph outside Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - This aerial photo shows the movie set of “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Manslaughter charge formally laid against Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ set shooting

Charge alleges Baldwin, weapons supervisor, deviated repeatedly from known safety standards

FILE - This aerial photo shows the movie set of “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Prosecutors announced Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 they are charging Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of cinematographer on movie set. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Nanaimo RCMP got help from gardening tool-wielding neighbours who detained a break-and-enter suspect until officers could make an arrest. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo neighbours, wielding garden tools, manage to corner burglar

Suspect was beaten and bloody after an earlier break-and-enter gone wrong

Nanaimo RCMP got help from gardening tool-wielding neighbours who detained a break-and-enter suspect until officers could make an arrest. (News Bulletin file photo)
A B.C. teacher who worked at two schools in Peace River was suspended for four weeks, after the commissioner for teacher regulation found he made racist comments to coworkers and yelled at students. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher suspended over racist remarks to coworkers, yelling at students

Brent Daniel worked at two schools in the Peace River South school district

A B.C. teacher who worked at two schools in Peace River was suspended for four weeks, after the commissioner for teacher regulation found he made racist comments to coworkers and yelled at students. (Pixabay)
Grace Mukadzambo is a Courtenay resident who was to be deported to her native Zimbabwe, but the deportation order has been cancelled. Paul Bozenich photo

Vancouver Island resident facing deportation receives 11th hour reprieve

Community members, elected officials rally behind plight of Grace Mukadzambo

Grace Mukadzambo is a Courtenay resident who was to be deported to her native Zimbabwe, but the deportation order has been cancelled. Paul Bozenich photo
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Multiple reports of racial abuse prompts Vancouver Island youth soccer statement

South Island soccer organizations pledge to take steps to eliminate all forms of abuse

(Metro Creative)
Ann Makosinski is currently collecting perspectives to inform her pending book The Inventing Mindset, alongside finishing that degree at UVic and judging a major Samsung STEM competition. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Vancouver Island’s former Google science wonder kid now a modern Renaissance woman

10 years later, Ann Makosinski looks to pen her first book – The Inventing Mindset

Ann Makosinski is currently collecting perspectives to inform her pending book The Inventing Mindset, alongside finishing that degree at UVic and judging a major Samsung STEM competition. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
A seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island. (File photo by Nick Wemyss)

Pair of Vancouver Island provincial parks on the table during treaty negotiations

Sooke Mountain, Discovery Island provincial parks now being considered for inclusion

A seal kiss from mom to pup on Discovery Island. (File photo by Nick Wemyss)
Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Island man collects a lifetime of stories during 52 years at iconic Victoria hotel

Joel Chudleigh started working at the Strathcona Hotel as a shoeshine boy in 1970

Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Wendy Mitchell is meticulous in labelling which species produce which dye. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Magic of mushrooms adding a world of colour for Vancouver Island woman

Metchosin’s Wendy Mitchell is using mushrooms to make dyes, ink and paper

Wendy Mitchell is meticulous in labelling which species produce which dye. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Hidden Lake in Banff National Park is seen on Friday, Sept 1, 2022. Instead of hopping on a plane to travel, Michael Downie opts for the train. “You have your bedroom, you get three meals a day, and you just look out the window and watch the country go by. You get to experience all of it,” said Downie.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Looking to travel this spring? Here are some cost-saving tips

Consider trains, collect points and proactively shop and plan for your vacation

Hidden Lake in Banff National Park is seen on Friday, Sept 1, 2022. Instead of hopping on a plane to travel, Michael Downie opts for the train. “You have your bedroom, you get three meals a day, and you just look out the window and watch the country go by. You get to experience all of it,” said Downie.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Canada’s financial intelligence agency is stepping up the fight against the illicit wildlife trade by taking aim at the criminals who reap big profits from the global racket. The alert says Canadian bears are poached for their bile, claws and paws, which reap large sums on the traditional medicine market at home and abroad. A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alta., June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal agency targeting illegal wildlife trade through financial intelligence

Banks other enterprises encouraged to look for signs of poaching, money laundering

Canada’s financial intelligence agency is stepping up the fight against the illicit wildlife trade by taking aim at the criminals who reap big profits from the global racket. The alert says Canadian bears are poached for their bile, claws and paws, which reap large sums on the traditional medicine market at home and abroad. A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alta., June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Passengers walk past Air Canada and WestJet planes at Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WestJet temporarily suspends service from 3 Canadian cities to Europe

WestJet says it has temporarily suspended transatlantic service between three Canadian cities…

Passengers walk past Air Canada and WestJet planes at Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh