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UPDATED: Missing Langford woman has been found

UPDATED: Missing Langford woman has been found

Lahilla Huber was last seen on Sept. 26.

UPDATED: Missing Langford woman has been found
Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson speaks at the unveiling of the 2017 Vital Signs report at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Tuesday. The region received an overall quality of life mark of B+, the same as last year, but some shifting took place on lists of important issues and best things about the region. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Greater Victoria’s Vital Signs report filled with good information

Victoria Foundation counts on residents to offer input for annual community checkup

Victoria Foundation CEO Sandra Richardson speaks at the unveiling of the 2017 Vital Signs report at the Hotel Grand Pacific on Tuesday. The region received an overall quality of life mark of B+, the same as last year, but some shifting took place on lists of important issues and best things about the region. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl confer outside the Victoria law courts. Closing arguments happened Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Jury must determine degree of planning in killing of toddler

Court hears closing submissions from Crown and defence lawyers Tuesday

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl confer outside the Victoria law courts. Closing arguments happened Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
VicPD concerned for safety of second missing young woman

VicPD concerned for safety of second missing young woman

Richelle Ojala last seen in Victoria’s downtown on Sept. 25

  • Oct 3, 2017
VicPD concerned for safety of second missing young woman
UPDATE: Missing teenage girl from Victoria found safe

UPDATE: Missing teenage girl from Victoria found safe

Arianna McKenzie, 14, was last seen Oct. 1 and may be trying to make her way to Vancouver.

UPDATE: Missing teenage girl from Victoria found safe
Sandy Pedneault, the Chair of SECHS is frustrated at Ayre Manor’s inability to meet Sooke’s needs due to a lack of funding.

Sooke’s Ayre Manor expansion stalled

Local seniors needing care have to leave community

  • Oct 3, 2017
Sandy Pedneault, the Chair of SECHS is frustrated at Ayre Manor’s inability to meet Sooke’s needs due to a lack of funding.
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Jury to be sequestered this afternoon

Defence and crown gave closing submissions Tuesday morning

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club President Dennis Sutton delivered $3,500 to Capt. Michael Tellier and Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee Chair Lori Lumley. The donation, made to 676 Kittyhawk Air Caedet Squadron, will be used to help purchase a simulator for the Squadron;’s computer aviation simulation centre. (Submitted)

Saanich Peninsula air cadets benefit from Rotary grant

Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club donated $3,500 for a new aviation simulator

  • Oct 3, 2017
Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club President Dennis Sutton delivered $3,500 to Capt. Michael Tellier and Air Cadet Sponsoring Committee Chair Lori Lumley. The donation, made to 676 Kittyhawk Air Caedet Squadron, will be used to help purchase a simulator for the Squadron;’s computer aviation simulation centre. (Submitted)
Patrick and Patricia De Gabrielle are Celtic Reflections and will be performing Sunday, Oct. 15 in North Saanich. (Celtic Reflections)

Celtic Reflections coming to Vespers music service in North Saanich

Celtic Vespers finds new performers after Knacker’s Yard was unavailable

Patrick and Patricia De Gabrielle are Celtic Reflections and will be performing Sunday, Oct. 15 in North Saanich. (Celtic Reflections)
Thermal King Glass owner Milan Prpic says his Colwood business is seeing a boom, but is having difficulty recruiting new workers due to housing affordability and availability. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Housing crisis affecting local business

Milan Prpic says he’s having trouble recruiting for his Colwood business

Thermal King Glass owner Milan Prpic says his Colwood business is seeing a boom, but is having difficulty recruiting new workers due to housing affordability and availability. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties (left) and Chief Constable Andy Brinton are among the officers that take to the bikes with Oak Bay Police Department in a community-policing initiative. (Morgan Cross photo)

Oak Bay police chief in hospital after being hit by deer

Chief hit during cycling trip on Salt Spring Island, suffers broken clavicle, ribs

Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties (left) and Chief Constable Andy Brinton are among the officers that take to the bikes with Oak Bay Police Department in a community-policing initiative. (Morgan Cross photo)
Victoria police chief Del Manak and his wife were in a lockdown situation at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas during and after the deadly concert shooting outside on Sunday. News file photo

Greater Victoria residents caught up in Vegas terror

VicPD chief relays experience from chaotic night on the strip

Victoria police chief Del Manak and his wife were in a lockdown situation at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas during and after the deadly concert shooting outside on Sunday. News file photo
Rob DeWitt installs banners along the final segment of the West Shore Parkway, which opens to the public on Oct. 4, beginning at 11 a.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Final section of West Shore Parkway opens Wednesday after 11 a.m.

Segment provides a key north/south connection for residents

Rob DeWitt installs banners along the final segment of the West Shore Parkway, which opens to the public on Oct. 4, beginning at 11 a.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island

Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island

Many local residents knew someone that was in Las Vegas Sunday night when the shooting took place from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Las Vegas shooting hits home on Vancouver Island
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria law courts on Blanshard Street. Closing arguments were slated to happen Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her young daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.                                 Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS

UPDATED: Jury to hear closing arguments Tuesday in Victoria

Defence, Crown appealed to jury one last time in Mehl case

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria law courts on Blanshard Street. Closing arguments were slated to happen Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her young daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.                                 Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS
Police seek owner of cash turned in Saturday in Oak Bay
Police seek owner of cash turned in Saturday in Oak Bay
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau being sued by Cobble Hill Holdings over statements made about owners. (File photo)

MLA Furstenau being sued by contaminated soil site owners

Furstenau, MLA for the Cowichan Valley, sued over comments made about owners in a speech

Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau being sued by Cobble Hill Holdings over statements made about owners. (File photo)
Anna Hudson, Jennifer Van Es and Glenys Cavers welcome visitors to the SHOAL Centre during an open house on Sept. 30. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

SHOAL Centre welcomes new members during open house

At their annual open house on Sept. 30, Anna Hudson, an activities…

Anna Hudson, Jennifer Van Es and Glenys Cavers welcome visitors to the SHOAL Centre during an open house on Sept. 30. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack

Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack

Chief Del Manak and his family were in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino complex when shots rang out Sunday night.

Victoria police chief in Las Vegas during attack
Sarah Johnston promotes the Teal Pumpkin Project to help all kids have a happy Halloween after her baby boy Sullivan was diagnosed with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal tract. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Teal Pumpkins pop up in Greater Victoria

Oak Bay mom leads charge in offering non-food treats this Halloween

Sarah Johnston promotes the Teal Pumpkin Project to help all kids have a happy Halloween after her baby boy Sullivan was diagnosed with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal tract. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)