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Sandi Trent, manager of the Cowichan & District branch of the SPCA, holds a newly born potbellied pig. (Robert Barron photo)

VIDEO: Cowichan SPCA swarming with pigs

Two dozen pregnant pot bellied pigs expected to give birth soon

Sandi Trent, manager of the Cowichan & District branch of the SPCA, holds a newly born potbellied pig. (Robert Barron photo)
Eight-year-old pens her way to local library collection

Eight-year-old pens her way to local library collection

Book is one of 114 in the library’s emerging authors collection

Eight-year-old pens her way to local library collection
Dawn Gibson/Victoria News

Cheque fraud affecting more local businesses

Chamber of commerce, police hosting town hall meeting on fraud.

Dawn Gibson/Victoria News
James, Fleming, Dean take three Greater Victoria ridings

James, Fleming, Dean take three Greater Victoria ridings

The NDP have won the Victoria-Beacon Hill, Victoria-Swan Lake and Esquimalt-Metchosin ridings…

James, Fleming, Dean take three Greater Victoria ridings
Victoria police searching for missing Victoria woman

Victoria police searching for missing Victoria woman

Dallas Macleod was last seen on Thursday, May 4.

Victoria police searching for missing Victoria woman
Illustration of the new pop-up whale feature at Centennial Square. Contributed illustration.

Whales coming to Centennial Square

New pop-up play feature pays tribute to killer whales off the coast of Vancouver Island.

  • May 9, 2017
Illustration of the new pop-up whale feature at Centennial Square. Contributed illustration.
Sonia Furstenau enjoys her victory with supporters at Cherry Point Vineyard Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sonia Furstenau enjoys her victory with supporters at Cherry Point Vineyard Tuesday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Contributed photo.

Senior population, vacant homes growing in Victoria, says StatsCan

Victoria, Esquimalt sees population growth of 7.2 and 8.9 per cent respectively.

  • May 9, 2017
Contributed photo.
Wondering where to vote today?

Wondering where to vote today?

Tuesday is your last chance to cast a ballot in the 2017 provincial election.

Wondering where to vote today?
Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society

Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society

Kerice Richards won the district-level competition of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest.

Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society
Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1

Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1

Victoria Golf Club named third best in BC

Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1
V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver

V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver

The passenger ferry service will run twice per day between downtown areas of the two major centres.

V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver
Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding

Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding

We asked the candidates a series of questions. Here are their answers.

Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding
Victoria’s food eco district is an organization dedicated to reducing the impact of restaurants on the environment. A number of restaurants will have the above planter boxes outside to show it’s a part of the initiative.                                Contributed photo

Victoria’s eco-food district gaining traction

Eighteen local restaurants commit to reduce environmental impacts

Victoria’s food eco district is an organization dedicated to reducing the impact of restaurants on the environment. A number of restaurants will have the above planter boxes outside to show it’s a part of the initiative.                                Contributed photo
The candidate response session takes place Thursday, May 4 (tonight) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Candidates sound off on key election issues

Candidate response session takes place Thursday downtown

The candidate response session takes place Thursday, May 4 (tonight) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Tofino and Ucluelet participate in Island-wide emergency communications drill

“This is a great opportunity to showcase what we have and build on our general skills.”

Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Chamber hosting town hall on topic of fraud

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week
The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)

Island Corridor Foundation still waiting on federal grant for track repairs

Foundation remains entangled in lawsuit with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation for return of land

The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)
Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

One Mission school stops practice of creating gifts

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)

Harold Backer released on bail in fraud case, living in Chemainus

Former Mill Bay resident charged with two counts of fraud.

  • May 3, 2017
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)