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A fawn crashed through this window in a Knutsford Place home on Saturday. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Deer dies after crashing through window of Saanich home

A dog is believed to have startled the young fawn, which was severely injured when it crashed through the window.

A fawn crashed through this window in a Knutsford Place home on Saturday. Travis Paterson/News Staff
A fawn crashed through this window in a Knutsford Place home on Saturday. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Deer dies after crashing through window of Saanich home

A dog is believed to have startled the young fawn, which was severely injured when it crashed through the window.

A fawn crashed through this window in a Knutsford Place home on Saturday. Travis Paterson/News Staff
A crew attends to a utility pole, damaged in a three-car collision at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road on Tuesday. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Three car collision at Shelbourne and North Dairy sends one to hospital

The collision severely damaging a hydro pole on the east side of the street

A crew attends to a utility pole, damaged in a three-car collision at the intersection of Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road on Tuesday. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend

Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend

Changing weather will bring rain and cooler temperatures

Smoke to finally clear over Vancouver Island this weekend
Jeff Buziak wears a noose symbolizing his own vulnerability and the need for justice during the 2016 Lindsay Buziak Walk For Justice. A website comment could provide new insight into Lindsay Buziak’s 2008 murder, which remains unsolved.                                File Photo

Website confession jolts Lindsay Buziak murder case

Insensitive website comment hard to ignore for father of Lindsay Buziak

Jeff Buziak wears a noose symbolizing his own vulnerability and the need for justice during the 2016 Lindsay Buziak Walk For Justice. A website comment could provide new insight into Lindsay Buziak’s 2008 murder, which remains unsolved.                                File Photo
A breaching humpback whale was involved in an incident with a whale-watching vessel from Victoria on Monday afternoon near Race Rocks. Two passengers were injured when the whale surfaced in front of the boat. PIXabay images

Video: Tour boat strikes humpback whale near Victoria

Two people were taken to hospital after a collision involving a Prince of Whales zodiac near Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.

A breaching humpback whale was involved in an incident with a whale-watching vessel from Victoria on Monday afternoon near Race Rocks. Two passengers were injured when the whale surfaced in front of the boat. PIXabay images
Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Island Health takes proactive steps to reduce drug overdoses at music festivals

Tips list added to supports already in place by festival organizers

Dante Givens of Jurassic 5 performs before thousands at Rifflandia in 2016 at Royal Athletic Park. Island Health, in conjunction with music festival organizers, has released a list of tips for the safe use of drugs for concert goers who choose to use them. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Hogarth, a seven-year-old shih tzu brought in to the B.C. SPCA shelter in Victoria, needs major dental surgery to eat properly and had to have his right front leg amputated due to necropsy. The SPCA is asking for public donations to help this dog and other animals in need of medical care. Photo courtesy BC SPCA

Dog in sad shape prompts call for donations to Victoria SPCA

Shih tzu needs rotting front leg amputated, major dental work done

Hogarth, a seven-year-old shih tzu brought in to the B.C. SPCA shelter in Victoria, needs major dental surgery to eat properly and had to have his right front leg amputated due to necropsy. The SPCA is asking for public donations to help this dog and other animals in need of medical care. Photo courtesy BC SPCA
Missing Victoria man found safe

Missing Victoria man found safe

Justin Storms, 40, has been located by Victoria Police and he is safe

Missing Victoria man found safe
Saanich candidate calls for scrapping controversial EDPA bylaw

Saanich candidate calls for scrapping controversial EDPA bylaw

Michael Geoghegan is the fifth candidate to throw his hat in the ring for the Sept. 23 byelection for Saanich council.

Saanich candidate calls for scrapping controversial EDPA bylaw
Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)

NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills and save money.

Education Minister Rob Fleming, Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and Premier John Horgan at Camosun College on Tuesday. (Black Press)
Premier John Horgan, Advanced Education, Skills and Training Minister Melanie Mark and Education Minister Rob Fleming announce that basic adult education and ESL will be free again. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills

Premier John Horgan, Advanced Education, Skills and Training Minister Melanie Mark and Education Minister Rob Fleming announce that basic adult education and ESL will be free again. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Photos and video: Oak Bay commemorates Hiroshima, Nagasaki with tree planting

Photos and video: Oak Bay commemorates Hiroshima, Nagasaki with tree planting

Last living Canadian survivor of Nagasaki on hand to plant tree of peace

Photos and video: Oak Bay commemorates Hiroshima, Nagasaki with tree planting
Saanich’s Rudi Hoenson, a World War Two veteran and survivor of the Nagasaki bombing, is honouring the 199 Dutch soldiers who lost their lives during the blast on Aug. 6, 1945 this week during the Hiroshima Nagasaki commemoration. Black Press file photo.

Remembering the bombing of Nagasaki

Survivor and local resident recounts the harrowing tale of second atomic bomb to be dropped in history

Saanich’s Rudi Hoenson, a World War Two veteran and survivor of the Nagasaki bombing, is honouring the 199 Dutch soldiers who lost their lives during the blast on Aug. 6, 1945 this week during the Hiroshima Nagasaki commemoration. Black Press file photo.
Navy ships return from overseas deployment

Navy ships return from overseas deployment

HMCS Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to Canada following deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific trip, uniting loved ones and families at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt.

Navy ships return from overseas deployment
Air quality improves to ‘moderate’

Air quality improves to ‘moderate’

Special air quality statement is still in effect for Victoria, Saanich and the West Shore.

Air quality improves to ‘moderate’
Members of Victoria Women in Black gather for a silent vigil at the Inner Harbour on Monday to commemorate victims of the 1945 bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and to call for the government to sign the UN treaty against nuclear weapons next month. Written on the sign on the right, they say, is the inscription on the war memorial in Japanese and in English. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria group wants Feds to ban nuclear weapons

They gathered at the Inner Harbour to remember victims of atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Members of Victoria Women in Black gather for a silent vigil at the Inner Harbour on Monday to commemorate victims of the 1945 bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and to call for the government to sign the UN treaty against nuclear weapons next month. Written on the sign on the right, they say, is the inscription on the war memorial in Japanese and in English. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

It was the 28th annual Symphony Splash on Sunday with classical music performances and fireworks.

Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour
The artists of the Seaton Mural Splash often step back to measure the progress of their work.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff

Project complete: A summer painting the Seaton Mural Splash

Youth artists centre Saanich mural on reconciliation

The artists of the Seaton Mural Splash often step back to measure the progress of their work.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff
Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub

Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub

Tudor House emerges from the ashes a new, modernist liquor store, hoping to inspire local growth

Modern liquor store emerges from the ashes of former Esquimalt pub