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A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)

Driver ticketed for hitting cyclist in Saanich

Hazardous road conditions likely a factor in the collision, police say

A DriveBC highway camera shows first responders on scene at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Tillicum Road after a cyclist was hit early Tuesday (Nov. 22) morning. (DriveBC)
Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)

Mill Bay man worried by Grand Theft Auto-style catalytic converter theft

Breghman Dolan’s car was chained to a truck, towed and flipped over outside George Bonner Elementary

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)
Oak Bay police responded to 79 calls for service between Nov. 13 and 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay thief makes off with $15,000 in merchandise

Police identify, charge woman sought in assault case during busy week

Oak Bay police responded to 79 calls for service between Nov. 13 and 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
A deer stops for lunch near the community gardens in Oak Bay. Council recently supported the latest provincial grant application for deer management research in the community. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Research trail continues into Oak Bay deer trial

Application for provincial grant could fund half the next phase analyzing population data

A deer stops for lunch near the community gardens in Oak Bay. Council recently supported the latest provincial grant application for deer management research in the community. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
James Lee Busch (left) and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of 60-year-old Martin Payne after they escaped William Head institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Bloody shoes found in bags linked to prints at Metchosin crime scene

Escaped inmates Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch are charged with killing Martin Payne

James Lee Busch (left) and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of 60-year-old Martin Payne after they escaped William Head institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Local MP Elizabeth May is once again leader of the federal Greens. She ran on a platform proposing to share leadership with Jonathan Pedneault. (Green Party of Canada/Submitted)

Urgency of climate change motivated local MP Elizabeth May in Green Party leadership race

May wins Green Party leadership race on a shared leadership platform with Jonathan Pedneault

Local MP Elizabeth May is once again leader of the federal Greens. She ran on a platform proposing to share leadership with Jonathan Pedneault. (Green Party of Canada/Submitted)
CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke chamber honours local business excellence

Bad Dog Brewery selected as top business for 2022

CHEK TV rep Jessica McCool (left) presented business of the year honours to Bad Dog Brewing owners John and Rosie Lyle. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Photos of Thomas Pringle were released on Nov. 21 as Victoria police look for help in finding the missing 83-year-old. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing 83-year-old found safe, say Victoria police

Thomas Pringle has a condition causing him to lose awareness of his surroundings

Photos of Thomas Pringle were released on Nov. 21 as Victoria police look for help in finding the missing 83-year-old. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ blaze at Saanich church

Fire likely happened overnight or early Monday morning, police say

Police say a fire that took place at a Saanich church overnight or early Monday (Nov. 21) morning is being treated as ‘suspicious.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this person of interest in a September sexual assault case. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looks to identify person of interest in View Royal sexual assault case

September case involving a young teenage girl still under investigation

West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this person of interest in a September sexual assault case. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)

Widow of Penticton man reacts to $2K fine levied against driver who killed her husband

Steve Dahnert’s family got a life sentence and the driver has a year to pay her fine, said wife

Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)
The BC Hydro pole looms above the north side of Starlight Stadium during a rugby match between the Toronto Arrows and the LA Giltinis at Langford’s Starlight Stadium in February 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Work to move Langford’s Starlight Stadium hydro pole begins

Paul Beirne, managing director of Pacific FC, said the move gives the club an exciting opportunity

The BC Hydro pole looms above the north side of Starlight Stadium during a rugby match between the Toronto Arrows and the LA Giltinis at Langford’s Starlight Stadium in February 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Central Saanich has taken steps toward developing a code of conduct policy in response to provincial legislation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Steps underway to develop a code of conduct in Central Saanich

Mayor Ryan Windsor files notice of motion in response to provincial legislation

Central Saanich has taken steps toward developing a code of conduct policy in response to provincial legislation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says two proposed projects near Bamberton undermine efforts by Central Saanich to help improve the Saanich Inlet. (File photo courtesy Ryan Windsor)

Proposed Bamberton projects undermine efforts by Central Saanich to improve Saanich Inlet, says mayor

Provincial government is currently reviewing two proposed projects by Malahat Investment Corporation

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says two proposed projects near Bamberton undermine efforts by Central Saanich to help improve the Saanich Inlet. (File photo courtesy Ryan Windsor)
The B.C. and transgender flags fly together at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Sunday (Nov. 20) in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

B.C. legislature marks Transgender Day of Remembrance in Victoria

Transgender flag raised to commemorate lives lost to violence

The B.C. and transgender flags fly together at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Sunday (Nov. 20) in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Average Sidney residents will pay an additional $1.35 for library services through the Sidney/North Saanich branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library. North Saanich residents, however, will face a more substantial increase. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney residents see small increase in levy toward Vancouver Island Regional Library

North Saanich will consider library levy at a later council meeting

Average Sidney residents will pay an additional $1.35 for library services through the Sidney/North Saanich branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library. North Saanich residents, however, will face a more substantial increase. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones is all smiles after taking the oath of office last week. (Courtesy District of North Saanich)

North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones confirms push for suspension of OCP process

New mayor also promises two areas won’t be in limbo after the process

North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones is all smiles after taking the oath of office last week. (Courtesy District of North Saanich)
The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

Langford removing COVID-19 capacity restrictions on council meetings

45 members of the public will be able to attend starting Nov. 21

The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Missing man found dead in Esquimalt

His death is not considered suspicious

(Black Press Media file photo)