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Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society

Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society

Kerice Richards won the district-level competition of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest.

Speech sheds light on raising a minority child in majority society
Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1

Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1

Victoria Golf Club named third best in BC

Island’s oldest golfcourse still No. 1
V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver

V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver

The passenger ferry service will run twice per day between downtown areas of the two major centres.

V2V ferry sets sail between Victoria and Vancouver
Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding

Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding

We asked the candidates a series of questions. Here are their answers.

Meet your candidates for the Victoria-Beacon Hill riding
Victoria’s food eco district is an organization dedicated to reducing the impact of restaurants on the environment. A number of restaurants will have the above planter boxes outside to show it’s a part of the initiative.                                Contributed photo

Victoria’s eco-food district gaining traction

Eighteen local restaurants commit to reduce environmental impacts

Victoria’s food eco district is an organization dedicated to reducing the impact of restaurants on the environment. A number of restaurants will have the above planter boxes outside to show it’s a part of the initiative.                                Contributed photo
The candidate response session takes place Thursday, May 4 (tonight) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Candidates sound off on key election issues

Candidate response session takes place Thursday downtown

The candidate response session takes place Thursday, May 4 (tonight) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Tofino and Ucluelet participate in Island-wide emergency communications drill

“This is a great opportunity to showcase what we have and build on our general skills.”

Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Chamber hosting town hall on topic of fraud

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week
The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)

Island Corridor Foundation still waiting on federal grant for track repairs

Foundation remains entangled in lawsuit with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation for return of land

The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)
Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

One Mission school stops practice of creating gifts

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)

Harold Backer released on bail in fraud case, living in Chemainus

Former Mill Bay resident charged with two counts of fraud.

  • May 3, 2017
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)

Accused in fraud case, Harold Backer, staying in Chemainus

Former Mill Bay resident charged with two counts of fraud.

  • May 3, 2017
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)
UPDATE: Victoria police investigating suspicious package in local parkade
UPDATE: Victoria police investigating suspicious package in local parkade
NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert

NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert

Polls show NDP could win 10 of 14 seats on Island

NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert
Brad Cameron, district manager Victoria for B.C. Ambulance Services, says many local paramedics are struggling with the increased number of overdoses. Last Wednesday alone, paramedics responded to seven suspected overdoses. Contributed photo

Overdose crisis takes emotional toll on local paramedics

Time it takes to respond to overdoses has tripled

Brad Cameron, district manager Victoria for B.C. Ambulance Services, says many local paramedics are struggling with the increased number of overdoses. Last Wednesday alone, paramedics responded to seven suspected overdoses. Contributed photo
Doug is one of more than a dozen campers at Reeson Park calling for more affordable housing or a permanent location where campers can sleep at night. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Reeson Park campers demand affordable housing

Campers believe current transitional housing is unsatisfactory

Doug is one of more than a dozen campers at Reeson Park calling for more affordable housing or a permanent location where campers can sleep at night. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Independent Metchosin-Esquimalt candidate has big ideas on poverty, sewage

DelMar Martay advocates for alternative currency as way to alleviate poverty

Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay
Teacher Lisa Wergeland addresses her Grade 3 students at Cordova Bay elementary school. Travis Paterson/News Staff

At least 84 new classes coming to Victoria school district

District forced to bump Tillicum out-of-school care

Teacher Lisa Wergeland addresses her Grade 3 students at Cordova Bay elementary school. Travis Paterson/News Staff
An illustration of one of the types of signs the City of Victoria hopes to install in the downtown core to help residents and tourists navigate through the city. Contributed illustration.

City to spend $152,000 to install signs downtown

Signs will help residents, tourists move through city streets

An illustration of one of the types of signs the City of Victoria hopes to install in the downtown core to help residents and tourists navigate through the city. Contributed illustration.
City’s first protected bike lanes open for use

City’s first protected bike lanes open for use

A number of new traffic patterns are in effect

City’s first protected bike lanes open for use