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(Photo of a stolen catalytic converter recovered during an investigation courtesy of VicPD)
A stolen catalytic converter. (Delta Police Department photo)

2 men charged after Victoria police investigation into catalytic converter thefts

The investigation started in early 2022 after a jump in catalytic converter theft reports

(Photo of a stolen catalytic converter recovered during an investigation courtesy of VicPD)
A stolen catalytic converter. (Delta Police Department photo)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Brett Sinden

Sooke RCMP seek new commander

Staff Sgt. Brett Sinden transferred to Island District headquarters

Brett Sinden
Leslie Robinson and her gang of “grannies” sang their concerns about gentrification on Pandora Avenue to Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto to get their point across. (Ella Matte photo)

VIDEO: ‘Grannies’ serenade Victoria mayor to take action on gentrification downtown

Change needed to provide services for people experiencing homelessness

  • Jan 13, 2023
Leslie Robinson and her gang of “grannies” sang their concerns about gentrification on Pandora Avenue to Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto to get their point across. (Ella Matte photo)
Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
Agrius Restaurant is closing down. (Facebook/Agrius)
The province will be spraying spongy moth insecticide at seven sites around Vancouver Island in the spring to prevent the invasive species from becoming established. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province plans spring sprayings to prevent invasive spongy moths in Greater Victoria

The insects pose a threat to trees, crops and the economy, ministry says

The province will be spraying spongy moth insecticide at seven sites around Vancouver Island in the spring to prevent the invasive species from becoming established. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering of a floating sauna business pitched for Victoria’s Ship Point. (Courtesy of Havn Saunas)
A rendering of a floating sauna business pitched for Victoria’s Ship Point. (Courtesy of Havn Saunas)
From left to right, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, Bob Beckett, Sooke School District board vice-chair and Langford Mayor Stew Young. The trio went on the last trip to Ukraine in June. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Group from Langford returning to Ukraine for humanitarian mission

SD62 board chair Ravi Parmar is also going to encourage education supports

From left to right, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, Bob Beckett, Sooke School District board vice-chair and Langford Mayor Stew Young. The trio went on the last trip to Ukraine in June. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Colwood council has rejected a staff recommendation which would have seen building permit fees reduced for projects with a construction value greater than $50M. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council shoots down lowering building permit fees

The proposed reduction would only apply to projects with a construction value of $50M or more

Colwood council has rejected a staff recommendation which would have seen building permit fees reduced for projects with a construction value greater than $50M. (Black Press Media file photo)
Terris Smith says she’s in fine form with a number of fights under her belt as she heads into the national championships next month. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Greater Victoria boxers headed to nationals, perhaps beyond

Victoria’s Terris Smith and Langford’s Braydon Blazina are eyeing a spot on Canada’s national team

Terris Smith says she’s in fine form with a number of fights under her belt as she heads into the national championships next month. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)
The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)
Michael Lund has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and was the subject of a wanted person notification on Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wanted man in Victoria found in Vancouver after evading police for 4 months

A warrant was issued for Michael Lund’s arrest in September

Michael Lund has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest and was the subject of a wanted person notification on Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: ‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare’; father of missing Bella Coola man

A $10,000 reward offered for information regarding disappearance of Carl Schooner Jr.

Chief Samuel Schooner of Nuxalk Nation speaks at a press conference in Williams Lake Jan. 12, appealing for information regarding the disappearance if Carl Schooner Jr. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
UVic women’s basketball is holding a Shoot for the Cure game Saturday (Jan. 14.) at 5 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball raising funds for breast cancer research

U Sports Shoot for the Cure is looking to raise $100,000

UVic women’s basketball is holding a Shoot for the Cure game Saturday (Jan. 14.) at 5 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police announce missing high-risk youth has bee found safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)

‘A disaster’: Iconic Victoria restaurant closing down after 90 years

Diners speaking out after restaurant says it’s closing down

Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)
Michael Kriberg is accustomed to watching his children score goals playing hockey, but after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the Nov. 29, 2022 Lotto Max draw, he can complete some goals of his own off the ice.
Michael Kriberg is accustomed to watching his children score goals playing hockey, but after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the Nov. 29, 2022 Lotto Max draw, he can complete some goals of his own off the ice.
A cougar sighting prompted a short ‘hold and secure’ at a West Shore elementary school Wednesday (Jan. 11). (Black Press Media file photo)

Cougar sighting prompts brief ‘hold and secure’ at West Shore elementary school

Doors were locked at Eagle View Elementary for about an hour Wednesday

A cougar sighting prompted a short ‘hold and secure’ at a West Shore elementary school Wednesday (Jan. 11). (Black Press Media file photo)
Westshore Boxing Gym has taken over the space BC Boxing previously used in Eagle Ridge Community Centre, with plans for a new gym in the future. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford gym steps into BC Boxing’s old space

Westshore Boxing Gym also has plans for a new facility further down the line

Westshore Boxing Gym has taken over the space BC Boxing previously used in Eagle Ridge Community Centre, with plans for a new gym in the future. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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