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Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shovel-wielding man disarmed at gunpoint by Victoria police

Man allegedly threatened bylaw officers with shovel

Victoria police arrested a shovel-wielding man at gunpoint Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened multiple bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP Headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested outside Langford Winners was wanted on seven warrants

West Shore RCMP arrested 41-year-old man after employee reported shoplifing

West Shore RCMP Headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a woman Feb. 17 after she reportedly threatened people with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police arrested a woman Feb. 17 after she reportedly threatened people with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Jessie Goodale, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested Feb. 17 in Saanich. (Nanaimo RCMP handout)

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Saanich

Saanich police located and arrested Jessie Goodale

Jessie Goodale, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, was arrested Feb. 17 in Saanich. (Nanaimo RCMP handout)
Victoria police arrested wanted man Barry Dick, 34, Feb. 22. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

UPDATED: Victoria police arrest man wanted on multiple warrants

Barry Dick, 34, is 5’9” tall with short black hair and brown eyes

Victoria police arrested wanted man Barry Dick, 34, Feb. 22. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
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40 active cases of COVID-19 on southern Vancouver Island

Central Island still leads coronavirus case count in Island Health region

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Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)

Researchers confirm new southern resident orca calf

L125 the first baby born to L Pod since January 2019

Calf L125, seen with mother L86, appears to be in good physical condition. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit/Center for Whale Research)
One proposal of the new Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head. For the full proposals visit connect.oakbay.ca. (Oakbay.ca Image)
One proposal of the new Oak Bay Marina and Turkey Head. For the full proposals visit connect.oakbay.ca. (Oakbay.ca Image)
Holding debris from a damaged car bumper, Gerald Donaldson stands near the railing part of McTavish roundabout recently damaged by a vehicle. Donaldson fears flaws in the design of the roundabout threaten pedestrian safety in the area. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich roundabout remains the object of safety concerns

Resident near McTavish roundabout blames design flaws

Holding debris from a damaged car bumper, Gerald Donaldson stands near the railing part of McTavish roundabout recently damaged by a vehicle. Donaldson fears flaws in the design of the roundabout threaten pedestrian safety in the area. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)

With days left to live, Greater Victoria woman gets dream wedding

Community vendors pull together to deliver free, last minute wedding

Kandace “Kandy” and Donnie Musgrove on their wedding day. (McKenzie Shea Photography)
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BC Ferries seeks input on potential changes for Southern Gulf Island schedules

With the goal of better service for each island, BC Ferries splits public consultation

(Black Press Media File)
Victoria police seized a spiked baseball bat and two replica firearms from an empty tent in Victoria Feb. 17. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police seized a spiked baseball bat and two replica firearms from an empty tent in Victoria Feb. 17. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
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NEW CUTLINE Langford Coun. Matt Sahlstrom raised objections to a ban on open burning at the Feb. 16 regular meeting of council. (Black Press files)
 - Matt Sahlstrom on his Colwood property with his two classic cars, a 1984 Fila Thunderbird (left) and a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. The Fila Thunderbird is one of only 500 made and one of only two sold in BC.

Langford talks open burning and live streaming

Council also considers lowered towers for Goldstream Avenue project

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NEW CUTLINE Langford Coun. Matt Sahlstrom raised objections to a ban on open burning at the Feb. 16 regular meeting of council. (Black Press files)
 - Matt Sahlstrom on his Colwood property with his two classic cars, a 1984 Fila Thunderbird (left) and a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible. The Fila Thunderbird is one of only 500 made and one of only two sold in BC.
Plans are underway for an immunization site to be set up in Langford at the Eagle Ridge Dry Floor Arena. However, there is no date set for when the site will open, as vaccine supply is limited in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 immunization site in the works for Langford

No date set for when clinic at Eagle Ridge Community Centre will be implemented

Plans are underway for an immunization site to be set up in Langford at the Eagle Ridge Dry Floor Arena. However, there is no date set for when the site will open, as vaccine supply is limited in Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Juan de Fuca Electoeral Area director Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (File - Black Press Media)
Juan de Fuca Electoeral Area director Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (File - Black Press Media)
Island Health has confirmed a low risk COVID-19 exposure occurred at Allegro Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 10. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Possible COVID-19 exposure at North Saanich performing arts centre

People present at Allegro Performing Arts Centre Feb. 10 had low risk of exposure

Island Health has confirmed a low risk COVID-19 exposure occurred at Allegro Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 10. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municpal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Victoria police dig man out of snow-covered tent in Fernwood yard

Man told officers of his arrangement with homeowner to live in the yard

McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municpal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police are looking for suspects after an attempted robbery in the 5300-block of Cordova Bay Road. (Google Maps)

Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Saanich plaza

Suspect attempted to take woman’s handbag before fleeing

Saanich police are looking for suspects after an attempted robbery in the 5300-block of Cordova Bay Road. (Google Maps)
Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

New affordable rental housing coming to Sooke

Construction of units already underway or starting soon

Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
CFB Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fifth COVID-19 case added to CFB Esquimalt cluster

Newest case unrelated to others in cluster, navy says

CFB Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)