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Geoff Dickson, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria International Airport, Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith and North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones stand near the site of the proposed roundabout near the Amazon facility in Sidney. The three parties recently formalized their funding agreement for the $6.4 million project. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)

Deal reached for $6.4M roundabout near Amazon in Sidney

Sidney and VAA will pay 41.4 per cent each, North Saanich 17.2 per cent

Geoff Dickson, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria International Airport, Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith and North Saanich Mayor Peter Jones stand near the site of the proposed roundabout near the Amazon facility in Sidney. The three parties recently formalized their funding agreement for the $6.4 million project. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)
Oak Bay wants to hear from residents as it develops policy to allow food and beverage businesses to use of public space such as the Penny Farthing street side patio created during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay wants to hear from residents as it develops policy to allow food and beverage businesses to use of public space such as the Penny Farthing street side patio created during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 drivers start new year with hefty fines after speeding through Oak Bay

Tools taken, recovered by VicPD, among calls to Oak Bay police last week

Oak Bay officers stopped two drivers in two days for excessive speeding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Panther Robson Scott (left) and the rest of his team found themselves at the wrong end of a 6-2 loss against the Saanich Predators Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then lost their second straight game against the Predators 4-3 Sunday. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers speared not once but twice by Saanich Predators

Back-to-back losses against South Division rival leaves Panthers one point ahead of Predators for second

Panther Robson Scott (left) and the rest of his team found themselves at the wrong end of a 6-2 loss against the Saanich Predators Friday at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then lost their second straight game against the Predators 4-3 Sunday. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
The City of Colwood is studying traffic calming solutions like speed cushions to address long-standing speeding concerns on Lagoon Road. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

‘Dangerous’: Colwood eyes speed cushions to slow speeders

Speeding concerns on Lagoon Road have been raised for many years

The City of Colwood is studying traffic calming solutions like speed cushions to address long-standing speeding concerns on Lagoon Road. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
Salmon make their way upstream to spawn in Goldstream Provincial Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Goldstream River salmon run doubles target, fortunes mixed elsewhere

Southern Island largely performed better, systems north of Nanaimo more likely to struggle

Salmon make their way upstream to spawn in Goldstream Provincial Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP released this photo of James Cheetham, who was last seen three weeks ago. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP released this photo of James Cheetham, who was last seen three weeks ago. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The Canadian Coast Guard will be removing a cable that powered a navigational aid in the waters just off Dallas Road starting on Jan. 9. (Courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard)

Coast Guard hovercraft removing sea floor power cable off of Victoria

Vessels asked to keep clear as crews remove the former navigational aid

The Canadian Coast Guard will be removing a cable that powered a navigational aid in the waters just off Dallas Road starting on Jan. 9. (Courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard)
The Victoria courthouse as seen on Jan. 8. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

‘Dangerous’: City of Victoria takes dog owner to court, cites alleged bylaw offences

Court documents reveal Michael Evans did not license his dog last year

The Victoria courthouse as seen on Jan. 8. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be lobbying for more housing as part of a renewed emphasis on advocacy. Executive director Al Smith said improving the housing stock will help address the staffing shortage facing the region. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Build housing on Saanich Peninsula to ease looming staff shortage: chamber

Saanich Peninsula Chamber calls for 10,000 more units across Peninsula by 2030, other changes

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will be lobbying for more housing as part of a renewed emphasis on advocacy. Executive director Al Smith said improving the housing stock will help address the staffing shortage facing the region. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Volunteers with the Friends of Bowker Creek clear a debris jam in preparation for the second annual planting of 30,000 chum eggs in an Oak Bay section of the creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)

Volunteers clear smothering debris from Oak Bay creek to ready for 30K salmon eggs

Groups plan to plant eggs from Goldstream Hatchery Salmonid Enhancement around the end of the month

Volunteers with the Friends of Bowker Creek clear a debris jam in preparation for the second annual planting of 30,000 chum eggs in an Oak Bay section of the creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)
Dance Victoria is producing Dance Days from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22. (Black Press Media Files)

Waltz into the new year with Victoria Dance Days

Dance Days is taking place from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22

Dance Victoria is producing Dance Days from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22. (Black Press Media Files)
Protestors from the Victoria Peace Coalition gathered January 7 on the corner of Government Street and Humboldt Street to protest against the federal purchase of 88 fighter-jets. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Protestors from the Victoria Peace Coalition gathered January 7 on the corner of Government Street and Humboldt Street to protest against the federal purchase of 88 fighter-jets. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria stopped accepting Taxi Saver coupons Jan. 1. (Black Press Media Staff)

Yellow Cab of Victoria no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons

The decision came into effect Jan. 1

  • Jan 7, 2023
Yellow Cab of Victoria stopped accepting Taxi Saver coupons Jan. 1. (Black Press Media Staff)
The City of Victoria will study a number of measures that relate to adding housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘We are on fire’: Victoria to study measures to ease housing crisis

A host of existing and new policies will be looked at before a report goes to council

The City of Victoria will study a number of measures that relate to adding housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Joya last spoke to his family January 5, and police are asking for the public’s help to find him. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

Saanich police searching for missing 45-year-old man

Michael Joya has brown hair, brown eyes and a medium build

  • Jan 7, 2023
Michael Joya last spoke to his family January 5, and police are asking for the public’s help to find him. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)

This new all-pink Asian diner just might have Victoria’s best burger

A new Victoria resident offers the first item in his food blog

Yukatsu & Uburger on Blanshard is pink and has a bulgogi burger. (Chris Campbell photo)
The Canada sign in Victoria’s Inner Harbour is pictured in early 2023. Canada accepted a record number of immigrants in 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Immigration key to Greater Victoria’s economy as Canada set record in 2022

Quicker recognition of international credentials still needed, says Chamber of Commerce

The Canada sign in Victoria’s Inner Harbour is pictured in early 2023. Canada accepted a record number of immigrants in 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Traffic is backed up on the Malahat near Finlayson Arm Road at 3:20 p.m.. (Courtesy of DriveBC)
Traffic is backed up on the Malahat near Finlayson Arm Road at 3:20 p.m.. (Courtesy of DriveBC)
A Victoria videogame maker has been bought. (Pexels photo)

Victoria game studio swallowed up by China behemoth

Victoria game studio swallowed up by China behemoth

A Victoria videogame maker has been bought. (Pexels photo)