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The Coastal Fire Centre reported a small fire on Mount Brenton on Aug. 1 but it turned out to be just part of the haze blanketing Vancouver Island from the fires in the Interior. (Screenshot)
The Coastal Fire Centre reported a small fire on Mount Brenton on Aug. 1 but it turned out to be just part of the haze blanketing Vancouver Island from the fires in the Interior. (Screenshot)
Real estate sales are down in Greater Victoria by 20 per cent over this time last year. File photo

Greater Victoria real estate still strong despite summer dip

July real estate sales down 19 per cent from July 2016

Real estate sales are down in Greater Victoria by 20 per cent over this time last year. File photo
Roadside worker safety a hot topic in warm weather

Roadside worker safety a hot topic in warm weather

Oak Bay Police take to Twitter to remind drivers of roadside worker safety concerns

Roadside worker safety a hot topic in warm weather
Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island

Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island

The haze in the sky is from the more than 100 wildfires burning throughout the province.

Smoke from wildfires filtering to Vancouver Island
A fence on Beckley and Oswego St partially destroyed after a vehicle drove through it Tuesday morning. (Morgan Cross)

Vehicle collides with fence in James Bay

No one was injured in the accident.

  • Aug 1, 2017
A fence on Beckley and Oswego St partially destroyed after a vehicle drove through it Tuesday morning. (Morgan Cross)
All-female boxing camp empowering young women

All-female boxing camp empowering young women

World champion boxer Jelena Mrdjenovich part of program at Sooke Community Hall

All-female boxing camp empowering young women
B.C. Housing hopes to transform Mount Edwards Court at 1002 Vancouver St. into 93 units of supportive and affordable housing for seniors over age 50. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Controversial seniors development in Victoria heading to public hearing

Proposal converts Mount Edwards Court into 93 supportive, affordable units

B.C. Housing hopes to transform Mount Edwards Court at 1002 Vancouver St. into 93 units of supportive and affordable housing for seniors over age 50. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

The company has added Collection Points to Nanaimo and Victoria, allowing you to shop online and ship for $79.

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island
Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)

Make sure rising mercury not deadly, say officials as heat wave set to hit Island

Smoke from interior fires also expected to hit area this week

Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)
McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

A large water truck broke down and spilled roughly 300 litres of diesel fuel

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill
This photo was taken of the Gorge Waterway Sunday morning shows a substance polluting the waters. John Roe photo.

Substance in Gorge Waterway likely algae bloom

Investigation into the cause of Gorge Swim Fest’s cancellation is underway

  • Jul 31, 2017
This photo was taken of the Gorge Waterway Sunday morning shows a substance polluting the waters. John Roe photo.
The Johnson Street Bridge (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The Johnson Street Bridge (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
(Pexels)

Summer heatwave could smash records this week

Environment Canada is expecting a heat wave this week with temperatures forecasted to reach into the mid-30’s.

(Pexels)
Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Greater Victoria veterans of the Korean War gather in Langford to commemorate anniversary

Armistice was declared on July 27, 1953 in what’s been called Canada’s Forgotten War

Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case

Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case

IIO determined there was no connection between police and a woman found dead

Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case
A Welsh terrier (left) and Boston terrier say hello at North Saanich’s Cy Hampson Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Doggie destinations on the Saanich Peninsula

SIDNEY — Looking for great places to bring your best friend this…

  • Jul 30, 2017
A Welsh terrier (left) and Boston terrier say hello at North Saanich’s Cy Hampson Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
The Gorge Swim Fest has been cancelled due to a sewage spill. Photo courtesy of John Roe.

Gorge Swim Fest cancelled due to sewage spill

Township crews worked to clean up the spill, more robust efforts needed

The Gorge Swim Fest has been cancelled due to a sewage spill. Photo courtesy of John Roe.
Sirens at CFB Esquimalt

Sirens at CFB Esquimalt

Monthly mass notification testing to occur on Wednesday, Aug. 2

Sirens at CFB Esquimalt
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Justin Trudeau visits Revelstoke to encourage donations to Red Cross

Prime minister urges others to help those affected by the B.C. wildfires

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review
(Facebook/Ciara Early Childhood Centre)

Esquimalt childcare centre investigated for ‘Fight Club’

Island Health has launched an investigation into Ciara Early Childhood Centre after video showed children fighting while supervisors watch.

(Facebook/Ciara Early Childhood Centre)