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Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)

Increase in catalytic converter thefts prompts police warning

Precious metals in the part can be sold, making them a target

Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)
Sooke resident Bill Romaniuk has launched a fundraiser to help Ukrainians new to Canada navigate Canadian currency. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Fundraiser navigates currency for Ukrainians

When you can’t make sense of the currency in a different country,…

Sooke resident Bill Romaniuk has launched a fundraiser to help Ukrainians new to Canada navigate Canadian currency. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Zachary Armitage was sentenced to life in jail on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Second escaped inmate who murdered Metchosin man sentenced to life in jail

Family haunted by how Martin Payne’s last moments were marked by horror

Zachary Armitage was sentenced to life in jail on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
The West Shore RCMP has released a photo of a suspect sought in connection to a string of thefts from vehicles and property damage in Langford and Metchosin. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
The West Shore RCMP has released a photo of a suspect sought in connection to a string of thefts from vehicles and property damage in Langford and Metchosin. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
District of Sooke council is inviting you over for coffee. The new initiative will see local politicians have a casucal cup of joe with residents to discuss local issues. (File - Metro-Creative)

Join mayor and District of Sooke council for coffee

New initiative lets residents connect with elected officials in casual setting

District of Sooke council is inviting you over for coffee. The new initiative will see local politicians have a casucal cup of joe with residents to discuss local issues. (File - Metro-Creative)
Colwood council has delayed a vote on whether to move to the next stage of a proposed project to greatly expand the West Shore RCMP building in Langford over concerns council has been provided too little information on why the project is being proposed as it is. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council delays vote to move forward on RCMP building expansion

Council voted to wait until it hears more about the proposal, also involving Langford and View Royal

Colwood council has delayed a vote on whether to move to the next stage of a proposed project to greatly expand the West Shore RCMP building in Langford over concerns council has been provided too little information on why the project is being proposed as it is. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD wants to cull geese in Greater Victoria. (Black Press file photo)

‘Perpetual killing’: Group opposes CRD proposal to cull geese

Residents have a chance to oppose Canada Goose proposal

  • Jan 11, 2023
The CRD wants to cull geese in Greater Victoria. (Black Press file photo)
A Bigg’s killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island in October 2022. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)

278 days of killer whale sightings last year in the Salish Sea

Agencies document 1,066 protective interventions by whale-watching crews in 2022

A Bigg’s killer whale preys on a minke whale in the waters off Washington State’s Smith Island in October 2022. (Courtesy of the Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Windy Wednesday expected for Greater Victoria with gusts of 90 km/h

40 per cent chance of rain also predicted by Environment Canada

Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The goal of the My Great Neighbourhood grant program is to develop and improve a sense of community, animate public spaces and leave a positive legacy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s My Great Neighbourhood grant program expanded

Victoria council has approved a bump for My Great Neighbourhood grant amounts

The goal of the My Great Neighbourhood grant program is to develop and improve a sense of community, animate public spaces and leave a positive legacy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo

Should B.C. allow cannabis lounges and cafes? Survey gets mixed reviews

Support high for cannabis consumption spaces among users, but police, health experts more cautions

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada on Oct. 17th. The City of Lacombe has spent the last year preparing bylaws to allow for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the community. Black Press File Photo
The replica firearm seized from the man as shown. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)

Alberta man wanted on multiple warrants arrested in Victoria

Victoria police say replica handgun, stolen vehicle discovered in his possession

The replica firearm seized from the man as shown. (Courtesy Victoria Police Department)
Ian Indridson was last seen on Jan. 10, 2022, and investigators believe he may be in danger. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police continue search for Victoria man missing for a year

Ian Indridson is described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short salt and pepper hair.

Ian Indridson was last seen on Jan. 10, 2022, and investigators believe he may be in danger. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Nobody was injured in a crash that temporarily closed down Malahat Highway on Jan. 6. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Nobody was injured in a crash that temporarily closed down Malahat Highway on Jan. 6. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Bike lanes and other transportation additions will be added to James Bay as construction gets underway week of Jan. 10. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria starting construction on bikes lanes from James Bay to downtown

City adding a number of transportation elements to the James Bay neighbourhood

Bike lanes and other transportation additions will be added to James Bay as construction gets underway week of Jan. 10. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Geoff Dickson, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria International Airport, Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith and North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones stand near the site of the proposed roundabout near the Amazon facility in Sidney. The three parties recently formalized their funding agreement for the $6.4 million project. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)

Deal reached for $6.4M roundabout near Amazon in Sidney

Sidney and VAA will pay 41.4 per cent each, North Saanich 17.2 per cent

Geoff Dickson, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria International Airport, Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith and North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones stand near the site of the proposed roundabout near the Amazon facility in Sidney. The three parties recently formalized their funding agreement for the $6.4 million project. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)
Oak Bay wants to hear from residents as it develops policy to allow food and beverage businesses to use of public space such as the Penny Farthing street side patio created during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay wants to hear from residents as it develops policy to allow food and beverage businesses to use of public space such as the Penny Farthing street side patio created during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 drivers start new year with hefty fines after speeding through Oak Bay

Tools taken, recovered by VicPD, among calls to Oak Bay police last week

Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Panther Robson Scott (left) and the rest of his team found themselves at the wrong end of a 6-2 loss against the Saanich Predators Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then lost their second straight game against the Predators 4-3 Sunday. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers speared not once but twice by Saanich Predators

Back-to-back losses against South Division rival leaves Panthers one point ahead of Predators for second

Panther Robson Scott (left) and the rest of his team found themselves at the wrong end of a 6-2 loss against the Saanich Predators Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then lost their second straight game against the Predators 4-3 Sunday. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
The City of Colwood is studying traffic calming solutions like speed cushions to address long-standing speeding concerns on Lagoon Road. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

‘Dangerous’: Colwood eyes speed cushions to slow speeders

Speeding concerns on Lagoon Road have been raised for many years

The City of Colwood is studying traffic calming solutions like speed cushions to address long-standing speeding concerns on Lagoon Road. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
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