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The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON

Coulson Aviation tests thermal technology in preparation for Australian fire season

Helicopters were on and around Sproat lake testing NVGs and thermal cameras this week

The scene through night vision goggles being tested by Coulson Aviation crew members. PHOTO COURTESY WAYNE COULSON
Jesse Hildebrand, creator of Science Literacy Week, says since Prime Minister Trudeau took office, funding for science has become a priority again. Photo contributed

Science Literacy Week descends on Victoria

Events range from National Science Reading Day to coding workshops to panel discussions

Jesse Hildebrand, creator of Science Literacy Week, says since Prime Minister Trudeau took office, funding for science has become a priority again. Photo contributed
The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Colwood mayor calling for priority bus lanes on the TCH

Carol Hamilton has asked stakeholders to sit down at the table

The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

No stipulations were ever included in development permits to protect the old Colwood pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub
Painting in the streets

Painting in the streets

Discovery Street Mural Project showcases local artists during Rifflandia

Painting in the streets
Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser

Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser

Cockle planned ahead and posted more than $2,000 bail to stay on the job today

Oak Bay Fire Chief ‘arrested’ in Cops for Cancer fundraiser
Oak Bay police launch online community survey

Oak Bay police launch online community survey

Public input needed for five-year strategic planning

Oak Bay police launch online community survey
CRA scam returns, callers ask demand payment through Bitcoin, iTunes

CRA scam returns, callers ask demand payment through Bitcoin, iTunes

‘CRA won’t tell you to e-Transfer Bitcoin or pay in iTunes cards,’ says Saanich Police

CRA scam returns, callers ask demand payment through Bitcoin, iTunes
Greater Victoria Crimestoppers Most Wanted for Sept. 15

Greater Victoria Crimestoppers Most Wanted for Sept. 15

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

Greater Victoria Crimestoppers Most Wanted for Sept. 15
Community leaders ‘arrested’ across Greater Victoria today for Cops for Cancer

Community leaders ‘arrested’ across Greater Victoria today for Cops for Cancer

‘Trials’ held at Hillside shopping centre starting at 11 a.m.

  • Sep 15, 2017
Community leaders ‘arrested’ across Greater Victoria today for Cops for Cancer
Sooke prohibits ocean-based invasive species salmon farming

Sooke prohibits ocean-based invasive species salmon farming

Fish farm critics worry non-native fish breeds could out-compete local wild Pacific salmon

Sooke prohibits ocean-based invasive species salmon farming
The Sooke School District may look to sell the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Gazette file photo)

Residents in favour of Metchosin school purchase

Negotiations still ongoing between municipality, school district to purchase elementary school

The Sooke School District may look to sell the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Gazette file photo)
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER CASE: Emotional day in Kaela Mehl trial as defendant’s suicide email read aloud

Ex-husband talks about past alcohol related experiences on cross examination

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
A VicPD officer handling fentanyl is outfitted with safety gear, including a respirator and eye protection. Screenshot

VicPD fentanyl series: Universal Precautions

Police walk viewers through the precarious nature of handling the deadly drug

A VicPD officer handling fentanyl is outfitted with safety gear, including a respirator and eye protection. Screenshot
Trustee Richard Franklin suggested at this week’s board meeting that it would be better for a new board to pass their own strategic plan, rather than continue with whatever the previous board thought the priorities should be. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River School District to realign strategic plan with election cycle

Now that elections are every four years, a five-year strategic plan doesn’t really work

Trustee Richard Franklin suggested at this week’s board meeting that it would be better for a new board to pass their own strategic plan, rather than continue with whatever the previous board thought the priorities should be. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Stephen Cohlmeyer, the architect on the proposal for the 3.5-acre waterfront site, was happy to walk the public through the plan for the property Tuesday night at the Community Centre, step by step. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Stephen Cohlmeyer, the architect on the proposal for the 3.5-acre waterfront site, was happy to walk the public through the plan for the property Tuesday night at the Community Centre, step by step. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
Gwendolin O’Connor and her mother, Melanie, at the neuro-rehabilitation unit at Victoria General Hospital. Gwendolin spent six weeks in the ward, recovering from a stroke at the age of 16. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Touching reunion highlights remarkable recoveries

Woman shares her story of recovering from a stroke at 16

Gwendolin O’Connor and her mother, Melanie, at the neuro-rehabilitation unit at Victoria General Hospital. Gwendolin spent six weeks in the ward, recovering from a stroke at the age of 16. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Rendering of the proposed development at 1201 Fort St. shows larger building fronting directly onto Fort Street and with a public pedestrian pathway runing alongside. Courtesy Abstract Developments

Rockland neighbours remain unhappy with Fort Street project

Proponents of a multi-phase development at 1201 Fort St. were peppered with…

Rendering of the proposed development at 1201 Fort St. shows larger building fronting directly onto Fort Street and with a public pedestrian pathway runing alongside. Courtesy Abstract Developments
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