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Victoria News

Op-Ed: Accountant Jim McAvoy on why debt is so hard to manage Special

Victoria - Canadian households are in huge debt, not because of our appetite for consumer goods, but rather to meet living expenses. The result is that household debt in Canada has broken its own record, now ringing up over $1.5 trillion.

Dog thieves try to sell pit bull named Bieber to original owners

Victoria - A couple in Victoria, B.C., had their pitbull, Bieber, go missing and on the same day found an ad posted for a dog sounding a lot like theirs. CFAX radio news reports they arranged to meet the sellers, who tried to sell them their own dog.

Amateur Australian prospector finds huge gold nugget

Ballarat - An amateur prospector in Victoria State, Australia has unearthed a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 ounces), estimated at more than A$300,000 ($315,000: £197,000), using a handheld metal detector.

Apple 'Maps' could be a killer app in Australia — quite literally

Several stranded travelers needed rescue by Victoria police officers in the middle of Murray Sunset National Park in the last couple of months, due to the Apple "Maps" app sending them the wrong way.

Neglected maggot-infested dog struggles to survive in Victoria

Victoria - A heartbreaking story out of Victoria, B.C. where a small Shih Tzu dog is struggling to survive after being found neglected and covered in massive open wounds infested with maggots.

Op-Ed: 'Weak Patrol' brings high energy rock to 'The Rock'

As any Van Islander will tell you, locals affectionately refer to living on Vancouver Island as living on “The Rock.” Lately, there is an entirely new reason for the rock terminology when discussing Vancouver Island.

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia Special

Melbourne - Wilsons Promontory National Park (in short PROM) is on the southernmost tip of continental Australia. From here, after bypassing Tasmania, there's a straight line to reach the cold Antarctic iceland.

Protester shot in the face by 14 year-old duck hunter

The controversial duck hunting season in Victoria, Australia got off to a bloody start with a protester being shot in the face on the first day.

Officer seen kicking man on video will not face charges

Victoria - A Victoria police officer who was seen on video kicking two men will not face criminal charges, after an investigation concluded that he had used legally permissible force.

BC: Ida Chong recall campaign stumbles

Vancouver - Efforts to recall BC Liberal MLA Ida Chong by anti-HST activists seems to be running into some difficulties as the February 4 deadline approaches.

Lane Bryant denies making Victoria's Secret parody skeleton ad

Tucson - Despite the protests over the failure of networks to run the Lane Bryant lingerie ads last month, LB does not want customers to think they are behind the new Victoria's Secret parody "skeleton commercial" being shown on TV and around the Internet.

Op-Ed: Spring blooms at British Columbia’s premier Show Garden Special

Victoria - One of the most beautiful show gardens in Canada, and perhaps in the world, delightfully displays the marvels of spring renewal and new life.

Missing Indian Toddler Found Dead, Suspected Murder

Melbourne - Police suspect foul play as a young Indian child, Gurshan Singh, was found in the grassland of Oaklands Junction. A council worker made the grisly discovery on Thursday evening, near Melbourne Airport.

Victorian Government Moves to Combat Rising Knife Crime

The Victorian Government has announced new laws to combat the recent spate of knife related crimes. It follows many stabbings in the state and growing voter anger over the apparent inaction.

Victoria B.C. to stop dumping untreated sewage

The British Columbia capital of Victoria has dumped, for years, tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage every day into the waters separating Washington state and Vancouver Island.

Leonard Cohen Wows Crowd at Vancouver's GM Place Special

Leonard Cohen’s ninth stop on his North American tour in Vancouver was greeted with a standing ovation before a single chord had been struck, setting the tone for the night.

Melbourne earthquake but no injuries

Reports have emerged of an earthquake in the state of Victoria in southern Australia last night. The epicentre of the tremor was north of Melbourne.

The Beast is Alive; Millions in Oz Warned of New Fire Threat

As North America awakes, Australians face The Beast. Text messages will be sent to millions of Australians in the State of Victoria to warn them of the fire threat, as extreme weather conditions reach new threat levels.

Telstra infrastructure badly Damaged by Bushfire

Australia's devastating bushfires has caused major damage to the telecommunications major Telstra. Earlier agencies reported of a devastating bushfire that swept though Victoria and caused unimaginable casualties.

Update: 65 dead in Australian bushfires, military called in

A stream of those who’ve just been fighting the ferocious bushfires also try to come to grips with devastated towns, lost homes, and the tourists roaming around seeing the sights. 65 people are dead, and some are unaccounted for at this stage.

Australian Wildfires Kill 25

At least 25 and maybe as many as 40 people have been killed by wildfires that are sweeping across southeastern Australia.

Heatwaves test southern Australia

The worst heatwave to occur in several decades is causing havoc in south-eastern Australia with temperatures exceeding 43 degrees Celsius.

Victoria, Australia Soon To Offer Humanist Curriculum

Students in Victoria, Australia primary schools will soon be offered to take religious education courses that teach that their is no evidence that God exists. The curriculum is being drawn up by the Humanist Society of Victoria.

4,000 Flash Mob Dancers Startle Commuters at Victoria

4,000 flash mob crowd gather suddenly in Victoria Station, England and start dancing, listening to MP3 players and iPods

Thieves Steal $12,000 In Underwear

Three thieves walked into A Victoria Secret store in the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City and stole over $12,000 in womens underwear. The theft took place in broad daylight and was captured on surveillance cameras.

Homeless paid to stand in line for passports for ten hours

The homeless in Victoria are getting paid to line up at the passport office for those who need passports.

LA Gets Just a Bit "Posh"er

Victoria Beckham Arrives in L.A. to Go House Hunting ... aka Spend It Like Beckham
 

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Endemic floral life of Squeeky Beach at  Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
Endemic floral life of Squeeky Beach at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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BC legislature buildings  Victoria.
BC legislature buildings, Victoria.
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Anti-HST protesters in Victoria  B.C.
Anti-HST protesters in Victoria, B.C.
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Photo by Ken Balcomb
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General view before entering Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
General view before entering Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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Spooky entrance to Squeeky Beach   Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
Spooky entrance to Squeeky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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Photo by Dave Ellifrit
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The congestion charging scheme has reduced traffic in central London
The congestion charging scheme has reduced traffic in central London
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Squeeky Beach with its snowy white sands that really squeek under your feet when walking on it   Wil...
Squeeky Beach with its snowy white sands that really squeek under your feet when walking on it, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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Rock formations at Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
Rock formations at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton (near Melbourne)  VIC  AU
Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton (near Melbourne), VIC, AU
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Endemic examples of flora at Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
Endemic examples of flora at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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Photo by Ken Balcomb
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Rock formations of Squeeky Beach   Wilsons Promontory National Park  Victoria  Australia.
Rock formations of Squeeky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia.
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