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Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 4

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)

How to handle recycling as wild weather hampers blue box pickup in Greater Victoria

Recycling not picked up by 9 p.m. on collection day should be brought in, CRD says

Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)
The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)

Five COVID outbreaks declared at Victoria, Nanaimo long-term care homes

The majority infected are staff and outbreaks are restricted to one floor or unit

The Eden Gardens care home in Nanaimo is among five Island facilities where new COVID-19 outbreaks were announced by Island Health on Wednesday morning (Jan. 5). (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police vehicles. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UPDATE: High-risk teenager reported missing on Jan. 5 found

Central Saanich Police Service thank the public for their assistance

Saanich police vehicles. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Pipe problems at Swartz Bay terminal resolved

Portable washrooms were available as toilet, food problems persisted

Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)

4.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off west coast of Vancouver Island

Jan. 2 quake centred 150 km offshore, likely not felt by many Island residents

The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)
School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 dealing with bus driver shortage, students unable to get bus

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait said the shortage is leading to more traffic on the roads

School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police impounded a driver’s vehicle for 30 days after he did not provide a usable breath sample for police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police impounded a driver’s vehicle for 30 days after he did not provide a usable breath sample for police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria real estate sales jumped more than 18 per cent in 2021 over the previous year, according to figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (Black Press Media file photo)

2021 a banner year for real estate in Greater Victoria

Sales total comes close to eclipsing record, even with million-dollar prices common

Greater Victoria real estate sales jumped more than 18 per cent in 2021 over the previous year, according to figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board. (Black Press Media file photo)
CCGS Cape Naden based on Saltspring Island responded to the Bazan Bay area Monday to participate in a marine rescue involving multiple vessels. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)

Boaters trying to rescue beached sailboat off Saanich Peninsula towed off rocks to safety

Monday incident in Bazan Bay involved Coast Guard, search and rescue vessels

CCGS Cape Naden based on Saltspring Island responded to the Bazan Bay area Monday to participate in a marine rescue involving multiple vessels. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)
Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)

Oak Bay retirement home confirms 3 cases of COVID-19 among residents

All 3 residents recovering with mild symptoms, facility administrator says

Three residents at Shannon Oaks – Oak Bay independent living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. (Google Streetview)
A section of Del Monte Avenue from Helvetia Crescent to Del Monte Lane was closed Tuesday (Jan. 4) due to a frost heave. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Saanich crews assess frost heave on Del Monte Avenue to prevent sinkhole

Process can loosen sub-base material and pavement once ice melts

A section of Del Monte Avenue from Helvetia Crescent to Del Monte Lane was closed Tuesday (Jan. 4) due to a frost heave. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
It’ll be at least another day before ambulances will bring emergency patients to Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Central Saanich, as staff shortages continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital extends ambulance diversion to VGH and RJH

Pandemic-caused staff shortages see ER transportation diversion extended to Wednesday noon

It’ll be at least another day before ambulances will bring emergency patients to Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Central Saanich, as staff shortages continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Expect snow, freezing rain on Vancouver Island with latest winter weather warning

Snowfall of 10 to 20 cm forecast for Wednesday night and into Thursday

Victoria’s Inner Harbour is coated with a fine dusting of snow. More of the white stuff is expected as part of Environment Canada’s latest winter storm watch. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police seek theft, fraud suspect caught on camera

Man swiped identification, committed fraud at Victoria businesses, police say

The Oak Bay Police Department want to speak with this individual about thefts from vehicles in the community mid-December 2021. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
The price of gasoline appears to be on the rise again for Greater Victoria drivers. (Black Press File Photo)

Gas prices take a jump this week across Greater Victoria

Capital region prices jump seven cents a litre for regular at many stations Tuesday

The price of gasoline appears to be on the rise again for Greater Victoria drivers. (Black Press File Photo)
The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Greater Victoria hockey community in mourning after Panther player dies in crash

VIJHL junior B team planning special ceremony Friday to honour Grant Gilbertson, who was 18

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)

Beecher Bay community serviced by new bus route through West Shore, East Sooke

Route 64 runs through Scia’new First Nation from East Sooke to Langford

Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
An RCMP cruiser in front of a home on Selwyn Road in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community in Langford on Jan. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

27-year-old man faces murder charge after Langford woman found dead

Next court appearance set for Jan. 20 in Western Communities Provincial Court

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An RCMP cruiser in front of a home on Selwyn Road in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community in Langford on Jan. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

18-year-old dies in Sooke Road crash

Crash a ‘grim reminder’ of dangers of icy conditions, says West Shore RCMP

Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)