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This photo shows the nose of the Boeing 737-800 struck by multiple birds as it was approaching Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. WestJet re-routed the plane to Vancouver. (Peter Wagner/Twitter)

VIDEO: A plane hit by birds leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 14

This photo shows the nose of the Boeing 737-800 struck by multiple birds as it was approaching Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. WestJet re-routed the plane to Vancouver. (Peter Wagner/Twitter)
Greater Victoria schools are in session on Monday, Jan. 13. (Unsplash)

VIDEO: Victoria unemployment rates lead a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 13

Greater Victoria schools are in session on Monday, Jan. 13. (Unsplash)
Family-run Langford quilt and sewing shop Cloth Castle is hosting a pouch-making party to help injured and orphaned Australian wildlife. (Facebook/Australian Wildlife Conservancy)
Family-run Langford quilt and sewing shop Cloth Castle is hosting a pouch-making party to help injured and orphaned Australian wildlife. (Facebook/Australian Wildlife Conservancy)
First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)
First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)
Rescue team work at the scene where an Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Rescue team work at the scene where an Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
A police incident has shut down two blocks of Quadra Street. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A police incident has shut down two blocks of Quadra Street. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
UVic astronomer Jon Willis and colleagues discovered a 10 billion-year-old galaxy cluster. (Photo Courtesy of UVic Photos) Services.

VIDEO: Victoria astronomer helps discover 10-billion-year-old galaxy cluster

A selection of Victoria’s top stories for Jan. 6

UVic astronomer Jon Willis and colleagues discovered a 10 billion-year-old galaxy cluster. (Photo Courtesy of UVic Photos) Services.
Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists

Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists

Applications are due Jan. 15 for musicians and community programmers

Victoria readies its free outdoor concerts with call for artists
Jupiter George and Agnes Ratcliff will each receive one of the gifts donated to Cool Aid this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Jupiter George and Agnes Ratcliff will each receive one of the gifts donated to Cool Aid this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
VIDEO: McKenzie Interchange leads today’s selection of Greater Victoria stories
VIDEO: McKenzie Interchange leads today’s selection of Greater Victoria stories
Sisters 4-year-old Aubrey Berry and 6-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day. Their father Andrew Berry is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)
Sisters 4-year-old Aubrey Berry and 6-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day. Their father Andrew Berry is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)
Photo courtesy WestJet

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

Photo courtesy WestJet
The Sticky Wicket, The Strathcona hotel and other venues in the same complex closed on Thursday afternoon due to ‘construction issues’ according to a Facebook post from the business. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Sticky Wicket, The Strathcona hotel and other venues in the same complex closed on Thursday afternoon due to ‘construction issues’ according to a Facebook post from the business. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Cadboro-Gyro Park has been identified by council as an appropriate park to test out the food truck pilot program. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Cadboro-Gyro Park has been identified by council as an appropriate park to test out the food truck pilot program. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Dylan Thomas is the new Indigenous Artist in Residence for Victoria. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Dylan Thomas is the new Indigenous Artist in Residence for Victoria. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
A man was taken to hospital after barricading himself in a Victoria synagogue. (Kendra Crighton-Victoria News Staff)
A man was taken to hospital after barricading himself in a Victoria synagogue. (Kendra Crighton-Victoria News Staff)
Bay Street Bridge will be closed to east-bound traffic for the next couple of weeks. The route will be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. so final construction requirements can take place. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bay Street Bridge will be closed to east-bound traffic for the next couple of weeks. The route will be closed between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. so final construction requirements can take place. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities on Dec. 7 at 5:45 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 21st annual Truck Light Convoy will roll through communities on Dec. 7 at 5:45 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Black Press File Photo)
The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Black Press File Photo)
Vote online for the VicPD greeting card art until Dec. 5 at noon. (Twitter/VicPD)
Vote online for the VicPD greeting card art until Dec. 5 at noon. (Twitter/VicPD)