Deborah Wilson

CBC Victoria producer

Deborah Wilson is a journalist with CBC Radio in Victoria, B.C.

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Historian chronicles Canada's final battles in Italy at end of World War II

When author Mark Zuehlke started researching Canada's final Canadian military campaign in Italy, he discovered it was a part of the war that few veterans wanted to talk about.

'Everyone seems to be affected': Walk puts spotlight on North Vancouver Island overdose toll

A bereaved Campbell River mother has been overwhelmed by the response to a support group she co-founded after the death of her daughter in March.

Grandfather-grandson team prepare for Prince George's 1st derby in 46 years

As a Prince George street was readied to become a downhill race course on Saturday a boy and his grandfather rekindle the time-honored art of crafting a classic motorless racer, some online inspiration.

B.C. government seizures close cannabis shops in Victoria, Kamloops

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says increased enforcement is underway to shut down unlicensed retailers following raids at four cannabis storefronts on Wednesday and Thursday.

Loss of Victoria landmark lamented as windswept tree gets axe

Twisted, stunted, and battered by storms and passing vehicles, the distinctive tree was regarded by many as a symbol of endurance.

Cranbrook scuba club dives in to lake cleanup

A group of Cranbrook-area divers have kicked off a new scuba club with a dive for trash in a local lake.

Fossil bed reopens under new Indigenous management in B.C.'s southern Interior

The Bonaparte First Nation, which now holds title to the McAbee fossil beds east of Cache Creek, B.C., marked the opening with a ceremony to honour Indigenous Peoples Day.

Catholic Church returns island to West Coast First Nation

Bishop Gary Gordon is spending Easter weekend in the remote West Coast community of Kyuquot as part of 'my little piece of working toward this path of restorative justice.'

Goodbye Blue Bridge, hello new bridge: Victoria bids farewell to iconic crossing

Victoria's landmark Johnson Street Bridge closes Friday before opening of sleek new model Saturday night.

At 70, UVic's Martlet among B.C.'s last independent print newspapers

Student newspaper alumni include top journalists, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and the late novelist W.P. Kinsella.

Victoria's mayor joins #deletefacebook campaign

'Facebook in particular is hampering rather than helping our ability to have a conversation about a lot of really difficult issues,' Lisa Helps says.

B.C. privacy office to probe political use of personal Facebook info

"We’re the only jurisdiction in Canada that has the ability to investigate political parties," acting B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Drew McArthur says.

Homeless move to Sooke from Victoria for safety, survey hears

Point in Time survey counts 38 people without a home in semi-rural Vancouver Island community of 13,000.

B.C. government marks Francophone Day with more money for services

New money to improve programs in libraries, health and education targeted to growing population of French-speaking B.C. residents.

Spring break staycation ideas for Vancouver Island families

Chasing waterfalls, culinary tours and whale watching are among close-to-home options.