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Mayor Barb Desjardins, performing official groundbreaking duties at Esquimalt Gorge Park in 2020, says doing regular reviews of salaries for mayor and councils would help municipalities stay current and avoid the need to play catchup. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Greater Victoria municipalities inconsistent in reviewing elected officials’ salaries

Esquimalt’s Barb Desjardins explains discrepancy between her pay and that of other mayors

Mayor Barb Desjardins, performing official groundbreaking duties at Esquimalt Gorge Park in 2020, says doing regular reviews of salaries for mayor and councils would help municipalities stay current and avoid the need to play catchup. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
(Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor, community call for preservation of Panama Flats wetland

District was on course to turn property over for farming

(Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Earthquake Canada reported a small earthquake off Vancouver Island on Feb. 16. (Earthquake Canada image)

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island

Earthquakes Canada detected the seismic event at around 3:30 p.m.

Earthquake Canada reported a small earthquake off Vancouver Island on Feb. 16. (Earthquake Canada image)
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A witness helped police track down a driver who hit a parked car near the intersection of Elgin Road and Oak Bay Avenue. (Google Street View Screenshot)
A witness helped police track down a driver who hit a parked car near the intersection of Elgin Road and Oak Bay Avenue. (Google Street View Screenshot)
A pipe burst on the roof of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood on Saturday, flooding the main foyer and basement of the building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Water pipe bursts, flooding Hatley Castle in Colwood

Royal Roads University staff working from home after water soaked foyer and basement

A pipe burst on the roof of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood on Saturday, flooding the main foyer and basement of the building. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
An August 2020 photo shows construction of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park, which connects to land dedicated to the City of Langford by Westhills Land Corporation. (File photo courtesy of Jon Watkin)
An August 2020 photo shows construction of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park, which connects to land dedicated to the City of Langford by Westhills Land Corporation. (File photo courtesy of Jon Watkin)
An operator based out of BC Transit’s Langford centre has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
An operator based out of BC Transit’s Langford centre has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A screenshot of the video tweeted by Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties as someone snatches a package off a porch then gets in a white waiting vehicle. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)

Oak Bay police chief calls out porch pirate on Twitter

‘Not a porch pirate … just a thief,’ says chief

A screenshot of the video tweeted by Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties as someone snatches a package off a porch then gets in a white waiting vehicle. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)
A section of Government Street was transformed into a pedestrian-priority walkway in the wake of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

City seeks input on reimagining Victoria public spaces during COVID-19

Survey responses will inform changes to Build Back Victoria program

A section of Government Street was transformed into a pedestrian-priority walkway in the wake of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich is shifting parking enforcement from police to its bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich is shifting parking enforcement from police to its bylaw officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP recently used “alternative processes” to deal with a case involving the non-consensual sharing of intimate images among youth from Sidney and North Saanich. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney, North Saanich youth involved in ‘non-consensual sharing’ of intimate images

Sidney / North Saanich RCMP dealt with case using ‘alternative processes’

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP recently used “alternative processes” to deal with a case involving the non-consensual sharing of intimate images among youth from Sidney and North Saanich. (Black Press Media File)
Jessica Ramalho has been located safe. (West Shore RCMP)

Missing West Shore woman located

Jessica Ramalho has been located safe and sound, police say

Jessica Ramalho has been located safe. (West Shore RCMP)
The Malahat was clear and wet as of 8 a.m. on Feb. 15. (DriveBC)

Victoria commuters warned of more snow for the Malahat

Environment Canada expects more flakes to fall Feb. 15

The Malahat was clear and wet as of 8 a.m. on Feb. 15. (DriveBC)
McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
McKenzie Avenue in Saanich was unrecognizable on the morning of Feb. 13 before the municipal snow plows came by. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Kathryn Calder, City of Victoria’s artist in residence, is facilitating a performance and songwriting workshop for youth. (YouTube)

Online music workshops available for Greater Victoria young artists

Artist in Residence Kathryn Calder to host songwriting, performance series

Kathryn Calder, City of Victoria’s artist in residence, is facilitating a performance and songwriting workshop for youth. (YouTube)
Funding from the federal tax gas money helped pay for this playground in Sidney’s Rathdown Park. (Courtesy Town of Sidney)

Sidney mayor praises federal gas tax support

Funding includes $140,000 toward new playground among other projects

Funding from the federal tax gas money helped pay for this playground in Sidney’s Rathdown Park. (Courtesy Town of Sidney)
Patti Haney, who lives in Thetis Heights, Sunday made this snow bunny in honour of Valentine’s Day for her granddaughter Caelin, who lives on B.C.’s Mainland. (Photo Courtesy of Patti Haney)

Photo Gallery: Greater Victoria sparkles in the snow with fun and creativity

Snowfall on Saturday and Sunday becomes a canvass for all ages

Patti Haney, who lives in Thetis Heights, Sunday made this snow bunny in honour of Valentine’s Day for her granddaughter Caelin, who lives on B.C.’s Mainland. (Photo Courtesy of Patti Haney)
Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun College’s new micro-credentials will allow tradespeople and working professionals to learn how to create net-zero energy buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich may have moved closer to formally joining a regional pilot project reducing speed limits on certain streets, but questions about its enforcement and thus its effectiveness remain.

North Saanich driving towards joining regional speed reduction project

Local police have told municipality they have no plans for additional enforcement

North Saanich may have moved closer to formally joining a regional pilot project reducing speed limits on certain streets, but questions about its enforcement and thus its effectiveness remain.