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WestJet announced the mishap to flight 173 on Twitter Friday evening. (Twittter/@DannWork)

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

WestJet announced the mishap to flight 173 on Twitter Friday evening. (Twittter/@DannWork)
Victoria joins cities around the world Jan. 19 for the 3rd Annual Women’s March. (Keri Coles/News staff)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Victoria joins cities around the world Jan. 19 for the 3rd Annual Women’s March. (Keri Coles/News staff)
John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca ad for James Bay Massage. (Used.ca)

Crown to appeal acquittal of Victoria masseur accused of sexual assault

BC Prosecution Service review of the ruling found ‘the judgment revealed errors of fact and law’

John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca ad for James Bay Massage. (Used.ca)
The suspect is described as a 45-year-old Caucasian man with a slim to medium build, standing about 6 feet tall. (VicPD)

Bike thief steals elderly man’s electric-assist bike

Bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric stolen from 600-block of Toronto Street

The suspect is described as a 45-year-old Caucasian man with a slim to medium build, standing about 6 feet tall. (VicPD)
More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

Plastic doll contains levels of phthalates over allowable limit and may pose chemical hazard

More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. (Health Canada)

RECALL: Salmon Village Salmon Nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. (Health Canada)
Seven citizens were honoured with VicPD Civic Service Awards Tuesday in a ceremony in VicPD’s Hall of Honour. (Photo VicPD)

VicPD honours seven citizens for their courage and dedication

Civic Service Awards presented at ceremony in Hall of Honour

Seven citizens were honoured with VicPD Civic Service Awards Tuesday in a ceremony in VicPD’s Hall of Honour. (Photo VicPD)
The latest addition – a calf named L124– is the second successful birth for 32-year-old mom, L77 Matia, who appears in good health. (Photo Melissa Pinnow/Centre of Whale Research)

New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’

Birth cause for celebration but things still dire genetically, expert says

The latest addition – a calf named L124– is the second successful birth for 32-year-old mom, L77 Matia, who appears in good health. (Photo Melissa Pinnow/Centre of Whale Research)
A view from the Fairmont Empress Hotel rooftop offers a look at some of the main attractions of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Victoria revealed as one of Canada’s most welcoming places

Global travel company names Canada’s top ten friendliest locations based on guest reviews

A view from the Fairmont Empress Hotel rooftop offers a look at some of the main attractions of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Chili competitors are members of local unions, using secret recipes in their bid for the Golden Bean Award trophy. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Inaugural fight for the Golden Bean Award has unions feeding community

‘Labour of Love’ event at Our Place provides warm food and clothes to Greater Victoria’s vulnerable

Chili competitors are members of local unions, using secret recipes in their bid for the Golden Bean Award trophy. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Doug Trimmer of Brother Nature sells perennial, annual and vegetable seeds at Saanich Seedy Saturday. (James MacKenzie/News staff)

PHOTOS: Seedy Saturday thrives in Saanich

Green thumbs flock to the Gardens at HCP

Doug Trimmer of Brother Nature sells perennial, annual and vegetable seeds at Saanich Seedy Saturday. (James MacKenzie/News staff)
Japanese-Canadian artist Marlene Howell stands with her piece “Under new ownership” at The Lost Fleet exhibit, opening Saturday at the Maritime Museum of BC. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Exhibit explores history of 1,200 Japanese-Canadian fishing boats confiscated during internment

A look at racism, WWII and Japanese-Canadian fishermen in B.C.

Japanese-Canadian artist Marlene Howell stands with her piece “Under new ownership” at The Lost Fleet exhibit, opening Saturday at the Maritime Museum of BC. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Police arrested and interviewed 66-year-old John Heintzelman, who had been running a massage studio out of his Victoria home, after a women filed a police report claiming she had been sexually assaulted by Heintzelman during a massage appointment. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria massage provider acquitted of sexual assault

Judge unable to decide whom to believe, was ‘obliged to acquit Heintzelman’

Police arrested and interviewed 66-year-old John Heintzelman, who had been running a massage studio out of his Victoria home, after a women filed a police report claiming she had been sexually assaulted by Heintzelman during a massage appointment. (Pixabay photo)
Man rescued from water at Esquimalt boat launch

Man rescued from water at Esquimalt boat launch

Police looking for Good Samaritans who helped him back to launch

Man rescued from water at Esquimalt boat launch
Winston officially started in his new role as canine ambassador at Fairmont Empress last week. Tracy Drake, director of Public Relations at Fairmont Empress, says he has received a warm welcome by both guests and staff. (Keri Coles/News staff)

New dog greeter at Fairmont Empress is spreading smiles

Trained as a guide dog, Winston was ‘too friendly’ for official service

Winston officially started in his new role as canine ambassador at Fairmont Empress last week. Tracy Drake, director of Public Relations at Fairmont Empress, says he has received a warm welcome by both guests and staff. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Members of Namegans Nation homeless and housing protest spent the night camped on the grounds of Victoria Law Courts ahead of their court appearance Wednesday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Members of Namegans Nation return to camp on grounds of Victoria Law Courts

Campers have court appearance Wednesday for arrests at Woodwyn Farms

Members of Namegans Nation homeless and housing protest spent the night camped on the grounds of Victoria Law Courts ahead of their court appearance Wednesday. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Hundreds rally in Victoria for Wet’suwet’en pipeline protesters

RCMP arrested 14 people on Jan. 7 in northern B.C.

Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Keri Coles/News staff)
There will be single lane alternating traffic in the work zones of both sections during work hours, Niagara Street to Dock Street (Section 1) and Clover Point to Cook Street (Section 7). (File photo)

Traffic delay coming down the pipe for Dallas Road

Pipe installation begins next week at Ogden Point and Clover Point

There will be single lane alternating traffic in the work zones of both sections during work hours, Niagara Street to Dock Street (Section 1) and Clover Point to Cook Street (Section 7). (File photo)
Victoria News reader Jean-Paul Bezeau shared this photo of a flooded picnic area that he took on his way to work in Saanich Friday morning. (Photo Jean-Paul Bezeau)

READER PHOTO: Heavy rains leave picnic tables swimming in Saanich

Much of Vancouver Island has been dealing with the fallout of what…

Victoria News reader Jean-Paul Bezeau shared this photo of a flooded picnic area that he took on his way to work in Saanich Friday morning. (Photo Jean-Paul Bezeau)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Winds up to 70 km/hr with gusts up to 90 km/hr will develop over Victoria Sunday

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)