Swikar Oli

View Royal casino workers unionize to negotiate better working conditions

View Royal casino workers unionize to negotiate better working conditions

Employees across five departments voted to join B.C.’s biggest union in gaming

View Royal casino workers unionize to negotiate better working conditions
U.S. knocks Canadian team out of London 7s Cup playoffs

U.S. knocks Canadian team out of London 7s Cup playoffs

Victory against Argentina and Japan secured quarterfinal appearance

U.S. knocks Canadian team out of London 7s Cup playoffs
Commuters wait for their buses at the Colwood Exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
Commuters wait for their buses at the Colwood Exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
Conservation officers took in the bear for a check-up (Langford Fire Rescue)

Black bear captured in Langford set free in the morning, firefighter says

Bear was brought down from a high branch by city hall

Conservation officers took in the bear for a check-up (Langford Fire Rescue)
Greater Victoria charity walk raises money and awareness for cystic fibrosis

Greater Victoria charity walk raises money and awareness for cystic fibrosis

Last year, the walk raised $20,000 locally

Greater Victoria charity walk raises money and awareness for cystic fibrosis
Conservation officers took in the bear for a check-up. (Photo courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford firefighters help rescue tranquillized bear from a tree near city hall

Residents have been reporting on social media that a bear was recently seen in the area

Conservation officers took in the bear for a check-up. (Photo courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)
Annual Western Speedway tradition brings the goods on Sunday mornings
Annual Western Speedway tradition brings the goods on Sunday mornings
Twenty-four students from Bruce Sellinger’s Grade 6 class from Dunsmuir chipped in, picking up 10 bags of garbage on Esquimalt Lagoon (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Several hundred SD 62 students team up to clean the shoreline

Effort aimed at keeping Esquimalt and Albert Head Lagoon trash-free

Twenty-four students from Bruce Sellinger’s Grade 6 class from Dunsmuir chipped in, picking up 10 bags of garbage on Esquimalt Lagoon (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
A proposed affordable housing development divided View Royal council at their last meeting. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
A proposed affordable housing development divided View Royal council at their last meeting. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
View Royal residents debate affordable housing proposal in a packed council meeting

View Royal residents debate affordable housing proposal in a packed council meeting

DCC waiver bylaw to be rescheduled for a later date

View Royal residents debate affordable housing proposal in a packed council meeting
Anna’s hummingbird Pic taken this past week in back yard, near Rutledge Park, Saanich. Canon EOS T6i, 55-250mm telephoto/ Michael J. Trottier

Songbirds return to their roost in the West Shore

Tips, such as keeping roaming cats from ruffling any feathers, can attract more birds

Anna’s hummingbird Pic taken this past week in back yard, near Rutledge Park, Saanich. Canon EOS T6i, 55-250mm telephoto/ Michael J. Trottier
Good Morning Oak Bay News! I’ve attached a photo of the first fawn deer born this year in our area. This little gaffer was born in our backyard in Uplands last night and is full of life this morning. Mom and dad are protective to say the least so it’s in good hands. I hope everyone slows down as these little ones navigate their way around the neighborhood. (Brian Wawro photo)

Keep a distance when fawning over baby deer, reminds conservation officer

West Shore conservation officer advises deer can forage on their own and don’t need human help

Good Morning Oak Bay News! I’ve attached a photo of the first fawn deer born this year in our area. This little gaffer was born in our backyard in Uplands last night and is full of life this morning. Mom and dad are protective to say the least so it’s in good hands. I hope everyone slows down as these little ones navigate their way around the neighborhood. (Brian Wawro photo)
Belmont Secondary’s Theatre on the Edge presents Rosencrantz Guildenstern Are Dead, running from May 22 to 25. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Belmont Secondary’s Theatre on the Edge presents Rosencrantz Guildenstern Are Dead, running from May 22 to 25. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
González brings CONCACAF Champions League experience from his 2013-14 season with Sporting San Miguelito and 2016-17 season with Plaza Amador (Pacific FC)

Pacific FC signs 24-year-old defensive midfielder from Panama

González joins the roster following the team’s 2-2 tie game against York9 FC.

González brings CONCACAF Champions League experience from his 2013-14 season with Sporting San Miguelito and 2016-17 season with Plaza Amador (Pacific FC)
Fiddler Daniel O’Brien entertains passersby, while fellow vendor Matt Brotherston does his best to show off original artwork at their stand at the Mighty Garage Sale in Metchosin. This year’s garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

Mighty Garage Sale offers boost to Metchosin groups

Metchosin Community Association holds annual sale on May 25 and 26

Fiddler Daniel O’Brien entertains passersby, while fellow vendor Matt Brotherston does his best to show off original artwork at their stand at the Mighty Garage Sale in Metchosin. This year’s garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gazette file photo)
Pacific FC game ends with tie against York9 on Saturday

Pacific FC game ends with tie against York9 on Saturday

PFC’s defender scored an own goal off a deflection, putting the game at 2-2

Pacific FC game ends with tie against York9 on Saturday
Belmont Secondary’s Theatre on the Edge presents Rosencrantz Guildenstern Are Dead, running from May 22 to 25. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge offers parody of Shakespeare

Spring production of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead runs from May 22 to 25

Belmont Secondary’s Theatre on the Edge presents Rosencrantz Guildenstern Are Dead, running from May 22 to 25. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Timelapse reveals the sprawl in one of the busiest regions on the Island (Google screen grab)
Timelapse reveals the sprawl in one of the busiest regions on the Island (Google screen grab)
The school was last on alert April 25 although no cougar was spotted, West Shore RCMP said (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Cougar sightings around Colwood Elementary unconfirmed, says Conservation

Reports were made on social media the past few weeks

The school was last on alert April 25 although no cougar was spotted, West Shore RCMP said (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (File photo)                                Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (Courtesy photo)

West Shore RCMP investigate a possible early-morning assault in Colwood

Witnesses heard loud popping noises Tuesday morning but no firearm was involved, police say

Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (File photo)                                Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (Courtesy photo)