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Pope Benedict to resign for health reasons

February 11, 2013
Pope Benedict to resign for health reasons

Pope Benedict XVI, 85, will resign on Feb. 28, citing his advancing age and health for the surprise announcement today, making him the first pontiff to step down since Pope Gregory XII in 1415. CBC | British Columbia News

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Vaughn Palmer: A chastening night at NDP byelection headquarters

November 28, 2012

VICTORIA — As the votes were tallied in the Victoria byelection on Monday night, the mostly subdued crowd at New Democratic Party campaign headquarters was discovering that events were not unfolding as expected. The party, going in, took a win for granted. Outgoing MP Denise Savoie, who retired over the summer for health reasons, had [...]

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Vaughn Palmer: Lawyer Murray Rankin easily wins federal NDP nomination for Victoria

October 17, 2012

An overflow crowd of New Democratic Party members gathered on the weekend to pick a nominee for a coming byelection to fill Victoria’s vacant seat in federal Parliament. Four candidates were in the running for a nod seen by New Democrats as the closest thing to a sure ticket to Ottawa. In the last election, [...]

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Cull plans political comeback

September 14, 2012

A notable politician from the past wants back in the game, this time at the federal level. Elizabeth Cull is stepping forward to run in a federal byelection in Victoria. She’s challenging lawyer Murray Rankin for the NDP nomination in the riding, which was left vacant when New Democrat MP Denise Savoie resigned for health [...]

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Police seized gun from double homicide suspect in Feb.

June 2, 2012

Victoria police say they seized a gun from Angus David Mitchell for mental health reasons in February, three months before he is suspected of killing two people at a restaurant and shooting his former landlord. CTV BritishColumbiaHome

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