Justin Samanski-Langille

Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking storm Nov. 15. With more rain on the way, he worries the situation will only get worse. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Flood-battered Langford residents worry next storms could spell disaster

Backyard of one Atkins Road property washed out to the back edge of family home

Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking storm Nov. 15. With more rain on the way, he worries the situation will only get worse. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team work in Colwood’s Perimeter Park earlier in November. (Greater Victoria Green Team)

Volunteers sought for invasive species removal Saturday at Colwood park

Greater Victoria Green Team group will be at Pithouse Park from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team work in Colwood’s Perimeter Park earlier in November. (Greater Victoria Green Team)
Investigators work at a home on Rita Road in Langford that was heavily damaged in an early morning fire Friday (Nov. 26). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Police, fire department investigating ‘suspicious’ Langford house fire

The home’s three occupants escaped uninjured from the early morning fire

Investigators work at a home on Rita Road in Langford that was heavily damaged in an early morning fire Friday (Nov. 26). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Art pieces, tasteful Christmas decorations and stylings can be found this month at Coast Collective’s Gifts and Wishes holiday showcase of art and fine craft. (Courtesy of Coast Collective)

Holiday shopping transforms Pendray House in Colwood

Coast Collective’s annual Gifts and Wishes show runs Nov. 27 and 28

Art pieces, tasteful Christmas decorations and stylings can be found this month at Coast Collective’s Gifts and Wishes holiday showcase of art and fine craft. (Courtesy of Coast Collective)
View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal council votes to boost amenity funding from developers

Higher per-unit rates for projects needing rezoning; CRD housing fund to receive more help

View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)

Victoria group raises more than $1M playing ‘worst video game’ for nearly seven days

Desert Bus for Hope smashed records in 15th year, supporting sick kids charity Child’s Play

The noon to 6 p.m. shift of entertainers chat during the live stream of the 2021 Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser. This year, the marathon event ran for nearly seven days and raised more than $1 million for the Child’s Play charity. (Photo courtesy of Graham Stark)
West Shore RCMP is looking for wanted man Joey Benoit-Fiorita. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP call on public to help find wanted man

Joey Benoit-Fiorta, 31, is wanted for break and enter, uttering threats

West Shore RCMP is looking for wanted man Joey Benoit-Fiorita. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It means a great deal:’ Goldstream food bank busy preparing Christmas hampers

The holiday meal-themed hampers will also include gift cards to buy a turkey and toys for the kids

Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP is encouraging residents to be safe this holiday season, and avoid falling victim to scams or theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP warns residents to be cautious of holiday scams, theft

Online shopping, mail, and unattended vehicles are all targets during the holiday season

The West Shore RCMP is encouraging residents to be safe this holiday season, and avoid falling victim to scams or theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shoebox Project Victoria Chapter coordinator Deb Schenk shows off some example shoeboxes. The project is seeking donations for this year’s campaign, with the goal of supporting 620 women. (Photo Courtesy of Deb Schenk)

Victoria Shoebox Project sets sights on brightening holiday season for 620 women

Donations of shoeboxes filled with $50 in toiletries, gifts and gift cards sought

Shoebox Project Victoria Chapter coordinator Deb Schenk shows off some example shoeboxes. The project is seeking donations for this year’s campaign, with the goal of supporting 620 women. (Photo Courtesy of Deb Schenk)
Aboubakar Idriss speaks during a previous Employment Opportunity Exchange. The event returns on Nov. 23 with the goal of helping newcomers and employers connect and learn together. (Photo Courtesy of John-Evan Snow)

Victoria newcomer employment event returns Nov. 23

Employment Opportunity Exchange aims to facilitate networking and cultural intelligence

Aboubakar Idriss speaks during a previous Employment Opportunity Exchange. The event returns on Nov. 23 with the goal of helping newcomers and employers connect and learn together. (Photo Courtesy of John-Evan Snow)
The McTavish Academy of Art has created limited edition superhero art kits as part of this month’s Help Fill a Dream fundraiser. (Photo Courtesy of Help Fill a Dream)

Superheroes fundraiser for sick kids in Greater Victoria adds new ways to donate

Purchases of art kits, calendars and oils matched by doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation

The McTavish Academy of Art has created limited edition superhero art kits as part of this month’s Help Fill a Dream fundraiser. (Photo Courtesy of Help Fill a Dream)
Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies defeat Powell River Kings 6-4 Friday

Victoria now sits 16th overal in the BCHL as they get set for Saturday’s matchup against Wenatchee

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Registration is now open for the December session of WorkLink’s youth employment program START. (Photo courtesy of WorkLink)

Registration open for youth employment program in Langford

WorkLink’s START program pays youth 15-30 to learn employment skills and earn certifications

Registration is now open for the December session of WorkLink’s youth employment program START. (Photo courtesy of WorkLink)
The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Galloping Goose Regional Trail to be closed for repairs in Sooke Monday, Tuesday

Trail users asked to find alternate route while storm damage is repaired

The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dylan Tucker and Julian Sale of Motorize EV have fun in front of a Tesla Model 3 on their View Royal Lot. Sale said the uncertainty around gas availability in the aftermath of damaging floods has led to a surge in electric vehicle interest in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Julian Sale)

Greater Victoria fuel shortages supercharge EV interest

Independent delivery drivers especially interested in EVs as they look to stay profitable

Dylan Tucker and Julian Sale of Motorize EV have fun in front of a Tesla Model 3 on their View Royal Lot. Sale said the uncertainty around gas availability in the aftermath of damaging floods has led to a surge in electric vehicle interest in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Julian Sale)
The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Temporary road closures into next week as crews repair damage in Highlands

Sections of Millstream Lake Road and Ross Durrance Road will be closed for 20 minute stretches

The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum is hosting the next instalment of its virtual history lectures Thursday at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Ross Bay Villa hosting virtual history lecture Thursday

The Zoom presentation starts at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of two pioneering Victoria women

The Ross Bay Villa Historic House Museum is hosting the next instalment of its virtual history lectures Thursday at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. The university featured in a Jeopardy! clue on Tuesday’s show. (Black Press Media file photo)

What is British Columbia? Royal Roads University featured in Jeopardy! clue

University sees the shoutout as a positive way to bring global attention to the school

Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. The university featured in a Jeopardy! clue on Tuesday’s show. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)

Victoria Grizzlies to fly home after flooding extends road trip

Team enjoys extra, unplanned team building at Penticton Lakeside Resort

The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)