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Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)

Shift into winter: Snow, wind warnings issued for most of Vancouver Island

Work-related crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in the in B.C.

Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)
Michael Goodchild, executive director of the Sidney Museum and Archives, stands next to the permanent Lego display. The museum’s popular Lego exhibit, featuring more than 800 kits, opens Dec. 1 and runs until March 31, 2023. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney’s museum builds into Christmas with Lego exhibit

The familiar display returns for its 17th season a month earlier than usual

Michael Goodchild, executive director of the Sidney Museum and Archives, stands next to the permanent Lego display. The museum’s popular Lego exhibit, featuring more than 800 kits, opens Dec. 1 and runs until March 31, 2023. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. legislature building decorated with a fine dusting of snow in December 2021. A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a Saanich shoplifting suspect was injured in a Nov. 26 incident. The IIO investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Brain Injury Society (Courtesy of VBIS Facebook)

Victoria Brain Injury Society to launch new affordable housing program

The program responds to an increased need for affordable housing, Victoria Brain Injury Society says

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Courtesy of VBIS Facebook)
A report cites the intersection of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue as an area of “high concern” for both cyclists and pedestrians. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Report raises safety concerns about Highway 17 / Beacon Avenue in Sidney

Report finds gaps in Sidney’s active transportation network

A report cites the intersection of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue as an area of “high concern” for both cyclists and pedestrians. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
VicPD is looking for the public’s assistance after an officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries during Saturday’s Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD officer injured during Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade

Victoria Police Department issues public appeal for video after Saturday evening altercation

VicPD is looking for the public’s assistance after an officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries during Saturday’s Peninsula Co-op Santa Claus Parade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Special weather statement in effect with snow expected on the Island this week

Environment Canada forecasts 15 centimetres in inland areas of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising of snow in the forecast for most of Vancouver Island starting Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News Bulletin file photo)
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, on the company’s 26th commercial resupply services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. (Kim Shiflett/NASA)

Mission accomplished: UVic satellite reaches International Space Station

ORCASat to measure how earth’s atmosphere affects light

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 26, on the company’s 26th commercial resupply services mission for the agency to the International Space Station. (Kim Shiflett/NASA)
Sidney’s new economic development stands accused of lacking detail and failing to meet expectations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney councillors give new economic development plan thumbs-down

Plan said to be lacking details and might not be available for strategic planning next year

Sidney’s new economic development stands accused of lacking detail and failing to meet expectations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)

Victoria High School seismic project extended four months

Students are now scheduled to go back to Victoria High School in January 2024

Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor has filed a notice of motion to look into the issue of off-leash dogs at Island View Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dogs on Island View subject of motion by Central Saanich mayor

Ryan Windsor sees an issue with migratory birds being harassed by off-leash dogs

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor has filed a notice of motion to look into the issue of off-leash dogs at Island View Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Blood spatter analyst explains where Metchosin man was struck in his home

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier announces about-turn on B.C. autism funding cuts

David Eby says individualized funding will continue past 2025

Premier David Eby has announced the province is scrapping controversial plans to eliminate individualized autism funding, which was scheduled to be phased out by 2025. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
The Luther Court Community Health Centre is expanding its services with new hires. (Stock photo)

Luther Court Community Health Centre expands by hiring 7

Family doctors among the positions added to increase access to health care

The Luther Court Community Health Centre is expanding its services with new hires. (Stock photo)
This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Age-progression sketch of missing Emma Fillipoff released ahead of 10-year anniversary

The sketch shows what she could look like a decade after her disappearance in Victoria

This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Machinery on the move: Malahat lane closures in effect Tuesday night

Repairs ongoing since record-breaking rain washed out segment of Trans-Canada Highway

Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)

Film preview about missing Victoria woman, Emma Fillipoff, set to debut 10 years later

The film trailer will be released on the 10th anniversary of Fillipoff’s disappearance from downtown

Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)
The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers about delivery scams. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid delivery scams

The BBB recommends keeping an eye out for phishing messages this holiday season

The Better Business Bureau is warning shoppers about delivery scams. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)