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Glenn Wakefield on his sailboat, West Wind II, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club prior to launching for Cape Horn on Sept. 6. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Glenn Wakefield’s rescue involved five airplanes and took more than 48 hours

Glenn Wakefield on his sailboat, West Wind II, at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club prior to launching for Cape Horn on Sept. 6. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
This map of OK Industries’ plans for a quarry was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

BC Supreme Court tosses out application to stop work on Highlands quarry

Highlands District Community Association will not suffer irreparable harm if work begins, says judge

This map of OK Industries’ plans for a quarry was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)
Victoria city council is pushing for a December byelection despite concerns from staff around the time frame and planning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council pushes for December byelection

City staff concerned with timeframe and planning needs prior to byelection

Victoria city council is pushing for a December byelection despite concerns from staff around the time frame and planning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Backpack Buddies, a charity that provides meals for students to address the weekend hunger gap, is bracing for a dramatic increase in the number of students who will need their service this fall. (Provided by Emily-Anne King)

Charity tackling ‘weekend hunger gap’ bracing for tripling of students in need

Backpack Buddies was serving 1,300 students per week in March, by June that number doubled

Backpack Buddies, a charity that provides meals for students to address the weekend hunger gap, is bracing for a dramatic increase in the number of students who will need their service this fall. (Provided by Emily-Anne King)
Nigel Deacon has run ultra-marathons before and says he’s looking forward to running a marathon at the end of this month in support of the Move for Melanoma event. (Provided by Nigel Deacon)

Victoria man to run marathon after overcoming rare cancer diagnosis

Nigel Deacon was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2010

Nigel Deacon has run ultra-marathons before and says he’s looking forward to running a marathon at the end of this month in support of the Move for Melanoma event. (Provided by Nigel Deacon)
James Lee Busch, 42, was sentenced to 12 months in jail concurrent for escaping from lawful custody for breaking out of William Head Institution with fellow inmate Zachary Armitage in July 2019. (Corrections Service Canada)

Metchosin inmate sentenced to 12 months in jail for escaping custody

Sentence to be served concurrent to a life sentence he was already serving

James Lee Busch, 42, was sentenced to 12 months in jail concurrent for escaping from lawful custody for breaking out of William Head Institution with fellow inmate Zachary Armitage in July 2019. (Corrections Service Canada)
A new dock installed secretly in the Gorge waterway on July 15 aims to spark a community conversation on rethinking how people use the harbour. (Project Albero/Aryze)

Victoria city council in support of floating dock on Gorge

City staff will bring forward a report on the dock in November

A new dock installed secretly in the Gorge waterway on July 15 aims to spark a community conversation on rethinking how people use the harbour. (Project Albero/Aryze)
City of Victoria staff are reviewing provincial guidelines for safe byelections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An upcoming byelection will elect a replacement for former councillor Laurel Collins, who was voted the new NDP minister of parliament in October. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria’s byelection could be postponed until next year

Report states $90,000 of the $170,000 budgeted used when April byelection cancelled

City of Victoria staff are reviewing provincial guidelines for safe byelections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An upcoming byelection will elect a replacement for former councillor Laurel Collins, who was voted the new NDP minister of parliament in October. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria would be an ideal place for e-scooters, according to company executives. (Photo by Kris Krug)

Victoria is a ‘no brainer’ for e-scooter program, say company executives

The best place for an e-scooter – which can travel up to 20 km/h – is in a bike lane

Victoria would be an ideal place for e-scooters, according to company executives. (Photo by Kris Krug)
Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)

Travelling couple still hopeful of completing ‘Canadian Dream’ despite van burning

The van, which the pair was living in, caught on fire on Tuesday at Big O Tire in View Royal

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)
SOLID Outreach storefront on North Park Street in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Public to weigh in on harm-reduction cannabis distribution request for Victoria neighbourhood

SOLID Outreach asking for three-year temporary use permit as part of overdose prevention project

SOLID Outreach storefront on North Park Street in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria council will discuss sheltering in parks on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council to discuss using Royal Athletic Park for sheltering again

North Park Neighbourhood Association wants to see a distributed approach to sheltering in city parks

Victoria council will discuss sheltering in parks on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department has safely located a high-risk missing 18-year-old after she went missing on Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

FOUND: VicPD locate high-risk missing 18-year-old

Officers reunite teen with family

Victoria Police Department has safely located a high-risk missing 18-year-old after she went missing on Sept. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)

Owner of Big O Tire grateful for community support after family business burns

Tuesday’s fire left one employee with third-degree burns, travellers with no home

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)
Newspaper boxes will stay on Victoria city streets. (Downtown Victoria Business Association)

Newspaper boxes will stay on downtown Victoria streets

Downtown Victoria Business Association finds its own solution

Newspaper boxes will stay on Victoria city streets. (Downtown Victoria Business Association)
Fire crews tackle a blaze at Big O Tires on the West Shore on Sept. 8. (Black Press Media photo)

WATCH: Island Highway reopens after Big O Tire catches fire, sends employee to hospital

Fire started when employees were working on a vehicle’s fuel tank, says fire chief

Fire crews tackle a blaze at Big O Tires on the West Shore on Sept. 8. (Black Press Media photo)
Langford Fire Rescue is working to douse a small grass fire at Jacklin Road and Station Avenue. (Langford Fire Rescue/Twitter)

Fire crews douse grass fire the length of hockey rink near Station Avenue in Langford

The fire started out the size of dinner plate but quickly spread to over 200 feet long

Langford Fire Rescue is working to douse a small grass fire at Jacklin Road and Station Avenue. (Langford Fire Rescue/Twitter)
Two injured in rollover crash near Bay Street bridge in Victoria

Two injured in rollover crash near Bay Street bridge in Victoria

Medical injury suspected cause of Friday morning crash

Two injured in rollover crash near Bay Street bridge in Victoria
A graph showing the number of calls for service by category that was shown as part of Police Chief Del Manak’s second-quarter presentation to city council. (VicPD)                                Victoria Police Chief Del Manak presented Victoria City Council with the second-quarter report on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Council questions Victoria police chief over communications, crime trends

Coun. Ben Isitt ‘not keen’ on funding VicPD communication department

A graph showing the number of calls for service by category that was shown as part of Police Chief Del Manak’s second-quarter presentation to city council. (VicPD)                                Victoria Police Chief Del Manak presented Victoria City Council with the second-quarter report on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria city council has asked staff to form a bylaw limiting the placement and size of temporary shelters. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria city council requests bylaw restricting temporary shelter size, distance from parks and schools

Council carries motions on temporary sheltering after hours-long committee meeting

Victoria city council has asked staff to form a bylaw limiting the placement and size of temporary shelters. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)