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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
A river flows where once a dam stood

A river flows where once a dam stood

BC Hydro restores Salmon River flow after decommissioning dam

  • Sep 14, 2017
A river flows where once a dam stood
One cell tower’s rejection is another’s approval

One cell tower’s rejection is another’s approval

Sooke council backs plan for Otter Road telecommunications tower

One cell tower’s rejection is another’s approval
Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay

Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay

Oak Bay Watch hosts meeting for residents to air concerns

Watch: Town hall draws a crowd in Oak Bay
The District of Sooke wants a better animal control services contract with the CRD. (File photo)

Sooke eyes better deal for animal control services contract

Sooke says it pays a higher rate per capita than other CRD municipalities

The District of Sooke wants a better animal control services contract with the CRD. (File photo)
Duncan’s Silver Bridge will be seismically upgraded. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Silver Bridge in Duncan to be seismically upgraded

Aldergrove’s Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd. awarded contract

  • Sep 13, 2017
Duncan’s Silver Bridge will be seismically upgraded. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
Capital Regional District directors and staff will visit sewage treatment processing facilities in Europe next month as a way to learn more about integrated resource management strategies. File photo

CRD drops European wastewater tour

Integrated resource management committee narrowly approved the plan last week

  • Sep 13, 2017
Capital Regional District directors and staff will visit sewage treatment processing facilities in Europe next month as a way to learn more about integrated resource management strategies. File photo
The lineup for Rifflandia, which celebrates its 10th year this week, is bigger and more diverse than ever, spanning country, rock, and electronic music. The shows run Thursday through Sunday at various Victoria venues.                                 Photo contributed

Rifflandia bigger and better than ever, on its 10th birthday

Victoria’s four-day festival attracts artists new and returning to the West Coast

The lineup for Rifflandia, which celebrates its 10th year this week, is bigger and more diverse than ever, spanning country, rock, and electronic music. The shows run Thursday through Sunday at various Victoria venues.                                 Photo contributed
Development of 3.5-acre Campbell River waterfront site finally has a plan

Development of 3.5-acre Campbell River waterfront site finally has a plan

Plan includes public marketspace, park and plaza with trails, a new home for the CAHS and aquarium

Development of 3.5-acre Campbell River waterfront site finally has a plan
The Johnson Street Bridge will close this evening as work continues to prepare for the installation of the new bridge. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Johnson Street Bridge closed overnight as work continues

All traffic will be rerouted from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday

The Johnson Street Bridge will close this evening as work continues to prepare for the installation of the new bridge. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Darlene Dressler welcomes visitors to the British Columbia Aviation Museum, as part of Community Day, returning Sept. 16. Photo contributed

Community Day is back, thanks to the Victoria Foundation

Over 30 community organizations will open their doors for free this Saturday

Darlene Dressler welcomes visitors to the British Columbia Aviation Museum, as part of Community Day, returning Sept. 16. Photo contributed
Carver Charles Elliot speaks during the rededication of the S,YEWE Legend Pole at the University of Victoria Sept. 12. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

UVic rededicates S,YEWE legend pole

Elliot work underwent rot repairs before being replaced at the university quad

Carver Charles Elliot speaks during the rededication of the S,YEWE Legend Pole at the University of Victoria Sept. 12. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)
One Wave Gathering lead artist Hjalmer Wenstob, standing left, mentors youth and community members in painting longhouses at the Bayview Roundhouse building. Kirk Schwartz photo

One Wave Gathering returns to Victoria for its 10th year

Indigenous arts celebration moves to BC Legislature in spirit of reconciliation

One Wave Gathering lead artist Hjalmer Wenstob, standing left, mentors youth and community members in painting longhouses at the Bayview Roundhouse building. Kirk Schwartz photo
Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying
Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying
Bruce Hammond brings his take on the music of Frank Sinatra to Sidney, direct from Las Vegas, on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Submitted)

Direct from Vegas: Sinatra show comes to Sidney

Bruce Hammond and his Electrifying Band perform Sept. 23 at the Mary Winspear Centre

Bruce Hammond brings his take on the music of Frank Sinatra to Sidney, direct from Las Vegas, on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Submitted)
Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Police say the vehicle had extensive damage as the driver collided with a pole

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone
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