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The exhibit Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, runs at the museum until Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum

The end of the summer marks a family affair at Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Terry Fox exhibit brought higher than expected numbers to museum this summer

The exhibit Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, runs at the museum until Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum
One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo

Three new judges appointed in B.C., two senior judges reappointed

Senior judges will serve B.C.-wide, new judges head to Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops

One of three new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of B.C. will be heading to Penticton’s courtrooms. The remaining two will head to Kelowna and Kamloops.                                File photo
Regional law enforcement says they simply can’t keep up with the amount of speeders on the Malaht. (Black Press file photo)

CRD continues call for Malahat speed cameras

Other jurisdictions see dramatic drop in speeding with interval-based cameras

  • Aug 17, 2017
Regional law enforcement says they simply can’t keep up with the amount of speeders on the Malaht. (Black Press file photo)
This moose was one of two submitted condom wrapper designs that earned Abbotsford’s Cassidy Luteijn high praise in the ONE condom wrapper design contest.

Abbotsford artist wins big in condom wrapper design contest

Mouat grad Cassidy Luteijn’s pair of designs earn high grades from judges

This moose was one of two submitted condom wrapper designs that earned Abbotsford’s Cassidy Luteijn high praise in the ONE condom wrapper design contest.
A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park on Tuesday evening. The city says the number of park campers is up more than usual this summer. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Tenting in Victoria city parks is up this summer

‘Tourists’ blamed for increase, with shelter beds numbers also up

A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park on Tuesday evening. The city says the number of park campers is up more than usual this summer. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline

Victoria’s skyline could soon be reaching higher

Half of Townline’s Hudson Place project could extend up to 29 storeys high.

Artist rendering of the proposed 29-storey tower Hudson Place 1 at the corner of Blanshard and Herald Streets.                                 Courtesy of Townline
Update: Alberta man dies after suspected drowning in Port Alberni hotel pool
Update: Alberta man dies after suspected drowning in Port Alberni hotel pool
Pieces of a 1991 BWM sedan split in half in a collision Saturday on the Alberni Highway rest in the wrecking yard of Arrowsmith Towing Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo

VIDEO: Car ripped in half in Alberni Hwy crash ‘unheard-of’

Towing operators shocked by damage to vehicle as driver walks away

Pieces of a 1991 BWM sedan split in half in a collision Saturday on the Alberni Highway rest in the wrecking yard of Arrowsmith Towing Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo
Daryl Pettinger says the support for his daughter Vanessa Pettinger has been amazing. The single mother of two suffered serious injuries following a collision Aug. 13 in Saanich.                                 (Facebook)

Central Saanich mom injured in crash still in critical condition

Community continues to rally around Vanessa Pettinger

Daryl Pettinger says the support for his daughter Vanessa Pettinger has been amazing. The single mother of two suffered serious injuries following a collision Aug. 13 in Saanich.                                 (Facebook)
BC Ferries is adding an 11 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay this Sunday (Aug. 20) to handle the summer rush. Courtesy BC Ferries

Extra boat sailing from Vancouver Island on Sunday night

BC Ferries adds 11 p.m. sailing to the mainland from Swartz Bay

BC Ferries is adding an 11 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay this Sunday (Aug. 20) to handle the summer rush. Courtesy BC Ferries
Two new portables were moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary school Tueday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Installation of new portables well underway in SD62

Nineteen new portables are expected to be open in the Sooke School District when school begins

Two new portables were moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary school Tueday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)

V2V ferry out of commission

Company is making alternative arrangements until vessel is repaired

V2V Empress boat in the Inner Harbour getting ready to head to Vancouver. (Don Descoteau/VICTORIA NEWS)
Jennifer Witvliet holds one of the lantern creations she has prepared for the Lantern Festival.

Lantern Festival set to light up Sidney harbour

Tim Collins/News staff Two giant prawns and a Salish Sea mermaid will…

  • Aug 15, 2017
Jennifer Witvliet holds one of the lantern creations she has prepared for the Lantern Festival.
VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer

VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer

Investment in equipment pays off with carfentanil detection

VicPD’s new drug lab makes analysis safer
(Pixabay)

Car window smashed in Victoria road rage incident

Witnesses told police the back window and tail lights of a car were smashed out the morning of Aug. 11.

(Pixabay)
West Shore RCMP searching for missing View Royal woman

West Shore RCMP searching for missing View Royal woman

Heidi Whitehead was last seen around 1:15 a.m. Monday near VGH

West Shore RCMP searching for missing View Royal woman
Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)

Grizzly bear trophy hunt to end Nov. 30

Consultation this fall, hunting for meat continues

Grizzly bear hunting in B.C. is managed through an annual lottery hunt. (Douglas Brown photo)
Victoria city council continues to work through the list of rezoning applications for marijuana dispensaries while waiting for direction from the federal government. Black Press file photo

Medicinal marijuana clubs gain additional hearing from Victoria council

One applicant rejected over minimum distance requirements

Victoria city council continues to work through the list of rezoning applications for marijuana dispensaries while waiting for direction from the federal government. Black Press file photo
(Screenshot/Rolling Stone)

Rolling Stone profiles Victoria music scene

Music magazine sends correspondent to Capital Region as part of their new video series, “The Scene.”

(Screenshot/Rolling Stone)
Sunshine set to return to Vancouver Island

Sunshine set to return to Vancouver Island

Smoke from B.C. wildfires will continue to dissipate this week with highs into the mid-20’s in some regions.

Sunshine set to return to Vancouver Island
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