Shalu Mehta

Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) fought for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. On May 25, council voted to amend a bylaw so farm stands in Saanich can apply for a temporary use permit to operate. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich farm stands can stay open

Council amending bylaw to allow for temporary use permits

Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) fought for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. On May 25, council voted to amend a bylaw so farm stands in Saanich can apply for a temporary use permit to operate. (Black Press Media file photo)
The province’s Liquor Distribution Branch has applied to open a BC Cannabis Store at Uptown Shopping Centre. Saanich Council approved the application which will go to public hearing next. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could open at Saanich shopping centre

Store application for Uptown Shopping Centre headed for public hearing

The province’s Liquor Distribution Branch has applied to open a BC Cannabis Store at Uptown Shopping Centre. Saanich Council approved the application which will go to public hearing next. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood eyes upgrades to recreation area near Lookout Lake Dam

Upgrades to dam estimated to be complete before end of year

Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new dashboard from the South Island Prosperity Partnership will help measure the effects of COVID-19 on Greater Victoria’s economy on a month-to-month basis. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Depression-era’ unemployment figures could hit Greater Victoria

South Island Prosperity Project launches new dashboard to measure effects of COVID-19

A new dashboard from the South Island Prosperity Partnership will help measure the effects of COVID-19 on Greater Victoria’s economy on a month-to-month basis. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)

Wild Wise expands into West Shore, reminds residents to be bear aware

Increase in bear, cougar sightings common for springtime

Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)
The Victor Chen Memorial Park, named after a beloved City of Langford engineer who died in 2017, has been built in the Belmont Market development. Langford deputy director of engineering and public works George Henshall (pictured) knew Chen for about 20 years and said he was a mentor to himself and others. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

New Langford park built in memory of beloved City engineer

The Victor Chen Memorial Park is in the Belmont Market development

The Victor Chen Memorial Park, named after a beloved City of Langford engineer who died in 2017, has been built in the Belmont Market development. Langford deputy director of engineering and public works George Henshall (pictured) knew Chen for about 20 years and said he was a mentor to himself and others. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
People in vehicles smiled and waved as they rolled by residents on the West Shore as part of the Colwood Church Cruise. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood Church Cruise brings smiles to West Shore community

Parade featured themed vehicles, pirate ship

People in vehicles smiled and waved as they rolled by residents on the West Shore as part of the Colwood Church Cruise. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)

Artistic, economic hub proposed for Colwood Park and Ride site

Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Society to make proposal at June 8 committee meeting

The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)
Molly Buchanan and Eve Ruth await customers at the Parry Bay Farm Market. Buchanan said business has been busy as more people support local during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Metchosin farm market adapts as more people buy local

Molly Buchanan of Parry Bay Farm Market says people should continue to support local farmers

Molly Buchanan and Eve Ruth await customers at the Parry Bay Farm Market. Buchanan said business has been busy as more people support local during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear attacks Rottweiler near Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Dog death prompts reminders to manage attractants, lock up garbage

A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The South Island Prosperity Index shows a snapshot of Greater Victoria and compares it to other peer cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Transportation, housing, diversity need improvement in Greater Victoria

South Island Prosperity Index provides snapshot of region

The South Island Prosperity Index shows a snapshot of Greater Victoria and compares it to other peer cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nomi Atif, owner of Nomi Salon on Blanshard Street cuts Michael O’Connor’s hair on May 19. O’Connor said he was waiting to receive a haircut for a long time. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Nomi Atif, owner of Nomi Salon on Blanshard Street cuts Michael O’Connor’s hair on May 19. O’Connor said he was waiting to receive a haircut for a long time. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood freezes municipal tax rate, relaxes late payment penalties

Some capital projects still expected to proceed

The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)

Central Saanich Fire Department extinguishes 12 fires on Island View Beach

Beach fires not allowed in most Greater Victoria municipalities

The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)
View Royal community gardens will be open to the public again with new COVID-19 measures to keep gardeners safe. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

View Royal community gardens to open to public again

New COVID-19 measures will be in place at gardens

View Royal community gardens will be open to the public again with new COVID-19 measures to keep gardeners safe. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Victoria News reporter Nicole Crescenzi had her own bundle of joy last month. (Courtesy of Nicole Crescenzi)

400 bundles of joy brought into world on Vancouver Island in April

Victoria General Hospital saw the most births last month

Victoria News reporter Nicole Crescenzi had her own bundle of joy last month. (Courtesy of Nicole Crescenzi)
Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Kimberly Proctor’s killer denied full parole

Kruse Wellwood was also denied temporary escorted absences

Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood re-opens parking at beaches and parks

City launches survey to gather input about Ocean Boulevard

Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Kimberly Proctor’s killer to face parole hearing, requests escorted absences

Kruse Wellwood has served 10 years for murder of Langford teen

Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
Langford Fire Rescue responded to a fire on the Galloping Goose Trail in Langford near Luxton Road and the South Vancouver Island Rangers property. The fire has been deemed suspicious. (Photo courtesy of Carol Murray)

Fire on Galloping Goose in Langford deemed suspicious

Possible remnants of baby stroller left behind

Langford Fire Rescue responded to a fire on the Galloping Goose Trail in Langford near Luxton Road and the South Vancouver Island Rangers property. The fire has been deemed suspicious. (Photo courtesy of Carol Murray)