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Local news for Victoria, BC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

11 hrs ago | Free Republic

EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada

A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of four countries hit by an outbreak... one of his American colleagues, doctor ... (more)


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Liberia, World News, Africa, Canada, Liberia Travel

19 hrs ago | CNews

B.C. doctor OK, not in quarantine, after Ebola aid trip to Liberia

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, June 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News, Canada

Yesterday | Peninsula Daily News

Victoria museum to display unique World War I footage starting Monday

The Royal B.C. Museum will open Monday a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I. The new installation will be in Clifford Carl Hall at the museum at 675 Belleville St. in Victoria.


Related Topix: Canada, History in the News, North America, World News,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Speedy PC Pro Launches Powerful New Software Version to Help Boost Computer Performance

Speedy PC Pro is considered as one of the best PC optimization software out there today.


Related Topix: Computers, Canada

The Georgia Straight

David Suzuki: Why I'm embarking on the Blue Dot Tour

The late scientist Carl Sagan described a 1990 picture taken from six billion kilometres away by the unmanned Voyager 1 as a " pale blue dot ".


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Canada, Danny Michel

Entrepreneur Magazine

This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

If you see this pile of junk on the side of the road, think twice before speeding by.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Science, Computer Science, Canada

Esquimalt News

Downtown Victoria business centre to take on new look

Having acquired the old credit union building at 1001 Blanshard St., Fort Realty has the final piece of the Fort/Blanshard block.


Related Topix: Canada

Crofs Blogs

Ebola outbreak: Canadian doctor in self-imposed quarantine after work in Liberia

Thanks to ironorehopper for tweeting the link to this CTV News report: Ebola outbreak: Canadian doctor in self-imposed quarantine after work in Liberia .


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Canada


Hot August Nights kickoff party goes on despite rain

Although sunshine is always a nice addition to the hot summer nights we have here in northern Nevada, the lack of sun and some inclement weather didn't stop the party at the Hot August Nights Official Kick-Off Party.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Canada

The Budos Band teaches Victoria, BC the meaning of psychedelic afrobeat

The Budos band of Staten Island New York hit afro beat enthusiasts right where it counts with their sunny Sunday set at the Phillips Backyard Weekender in Victoria, BC.


Related Topix: Canada, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY


Can a Cute Robot Hitchhike Across Canada?

Hitchhiking can be a dangerous way to travel, but one robot is using it to go cross country.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Canada,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

National Post

Hitchhiking robot journeys alone across Canada to answer question: Can humans be trusted?

"We are asking the question whether robots can trust human beings - and should hitchBOT arrive in Victoria, in all its parts, this would show that 'yes, they can,'" said Frauke Zeller, an assistant professor at Ryerson University in Toronto and one of the robot's creators.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, North America, Canada, World News,

The Guardian

Two friends are cycling across P.E.I. just for the fun of riding

There are avid cyclists who jump on their bikes for a ride around town or to the office or to stay in shape, but then there are cyclists like Dawn Fowler and Konia Trouton.


Related Topix: Canada

Fisher: Royal Canadian Navy navigates rough seas

Earlier this month, Canada's top sailor, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, ordered HMCS Whitehorse home to CFB Esquimalt from a mine-sweeping drill near San Diego that is part of the Hawaii-based Rim of the Pacific exercise because of a series of incidents involving misbehaviour by its crew.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News,

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Globe and Mail

SkyTrain riders told: Next time, don't flee

SkyTrain passengers stand on a Skytrain car traveling east from Commercial-Broadway station during the afternoon rush in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Canada, Psychology, Science

The Globe and Mail

Decades in the making, Canada looks to institute a national missing persons DNA databank

Judy Peterson, whose daughter Lindsey Nicholls went missing in August, 1993, has been fighting for a missing persons index fro more than a decade.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,


Thumbs out for robot hitchhiking across Canada

The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada,

The Abbotsford News

Abbotsford man given Order of B.C.

Local Abbotsford businessman Barry Marsden was among 23 civic leaders honoured Tuesday in Victoria with the province's highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia.


Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Marchers for open hearts and open minds to arrive Monday received the following release about the Into No Man's Land PTSD Awareness March, which is expected to reach Sault Ste.


Related Topix: Canada, Suicide,

Phillips Backyard Weekender: the place to be this weekend in Vic, BC

Some weeks close with only a weekend, but mid-summer in Victoria BC, sunglass clad beer swillers and eager foot stompers get to have a weekender.


Related Topix: Canada, The Wailers, Reggae