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Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake

Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake

Soldiers have assisted since July 21 in response to a federal request from the RCMP

  • Aug 6, 2017
Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake
The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)

Island property once owned by Nanaimo cult leader sold

The De Courcy Island Farm, once owned by cult leader Brother XII, sold for approximately $2 million

The De Courcy Island Farm. (Photo submitted)
UPDATE: Standing Together Tribal Journeys participants share their stories

UPDATE: Standing Together Tribal Journeys participants share their stories

The canoe families came to the end of their paddle Saturday at…

UPDATE: Standing Together Tribal Journeys participants share their stories
Inmate David Enease Blackmore has been apprehended after escaping custody on Aug. 1, 2017 in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Escaped inmate caught in Port Alberni

David Enease Blackmore had broken free from custody while attending his mother’s funeral.

Inmate David Enease Blackmore has been apprehended after escaping custody on Aug. 1, 2017 in Port Alberni. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park

Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park

Council votes in favour of a new location for an off-leash dog park

Vic West adds a new off-leash location in Barnard Park
Local man in custody after breaching court orders

Local man in custody after breaching court orders

A Victoria man is in custody after he was found allegedly breaching court orders early this morning

Local man in custody after breaching court orders
A dead deer was found in the backyard of an Esquimalt home. Police say it was killed by a cougar, but there has been no sighting yet. (Brian Braaten photo)

Dead deer in Esquimalt said to be killed by cougar

Police issued an alert late Friday afternoon when a dead deer was found in Esquimalt

A dead deer was found in the backyard of an Esquimalt home. Police say it was killed by a cougar, but there has been no sighting yet. (Brian Braaten photo)
Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies
Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies
There are currently 17 illegally moored boats in the Gorge Waterway. The City of Victoria will be seeking an injunction on Sept. 11 to remove them. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
There are currently 17 illegally moored boats in the Gorge Waterway. The City of Victoria will be seeking an injunction on Sept. 11 to remove them. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Weather alert in effect for all of Vancouver Island

Weather alert in effect for all of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada says smoky sky causing poor air quality and reduced visibility.

Weather alert in effect for all of Vancouver Island
A day in the life: Saanich firefighter recalls week fighting wildfires

A day in the life: Saanich firefighter recalls week fighting wildfires

Skeleton staffs stay in evacuated towns to host firefighters

A day in the life: Saanich firefighter recalls week fighting wildfires
Don Denton/Victoria News                                An Esquimalt man is facing charges of assault and animal cruelty.

UPDATED: Esquimalt man facing animal cruelty, assault charges

Police report cat’s medical costs have now been covered

Don Denton/Victoria News                                An Esquimalt man is facing charges of assault and animal cruelty.
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical officer with Island Health, speaks about Health Canada’s approval of Victoria’s first supervised consumption site, which is expected to open in spring or summer of next year. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

UPDATED: Victoria’s first supervised consumption site to open in 2018

Site will be operated at 941 Pandora Ave. beginning next spring or summer

Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical officer with Island Health, speaks about Health Canada’s approval of Victoria’s first supervised consumption site, which is expected to open in spring or summer of next year. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Police dealing with incident at Broughton and Douglas streets

Police dealing with incident at Broughton and Douglas streets

Officers on scene said it was a potential arson, but nothing has been confirmed.

  • Aug 3, 2017
Police dealing with incident at Broughton and Douglas streets
The Esquimalt community plan update includes plans to beautify Esquimalt Road and increase density along this transit and commuter corridor. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Esquimalt looks at increasing density

Food security also an issue for Esquiamalt residents.

The Esquimalt community plan update includes plans to beautify Esquimalt Road and increase density along this transit and commuter corridor. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Glider Pilot Course cadet Josh Ralphs (right) with his father, tow pilot and Civilian Instructor Bruce Ralphs on the gliding field at Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre. (Captain Angela Sargent Unit Public Affairs Representitive, Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre, Cadets Canada. ©2017 DND-MND Canada)

Sidney air cadet following in family’s prop wash

Glider Pilot Course Cadet Josh Ralphs from 676 Kittyhawk Royal Canadian Air…

  • Aug 3, 2017
Glider Pilot Course cadet Josh Ralphs (right) with his father, tow pilot and Civilian Instructor Bruce Ralphs on the gliding field at Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre. (Captain Angela Sargent Unit Public Affairs Representitive, Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre, Cadets Canada. ©2017 DND-MND Canada)
Residential Tenancy Act comes under fire

Residential Tenancy Act comes under fire

Long delays hurt rental market says property manager

  • Aug 3, 2017
Residential Tenancy Act comes under fire
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Langford Mayor Stew Young are happy with the progress of the West Shore Parkway extension, which will connect the Trans-Canada Highway with Highway 14.  (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Federal minister views West Shore Parkway progress in Langford

Project linking two highways nearing completion

  • Aug 2, 2017
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Langford Mayor Stew Young are happy with the progress of the West Shore Parkway extension, which will connect the Trans-Canada Highway with Highway 14.  (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Gorge Creek contamination caused by septic tank dumping

Gorge Creek contamination caused by septic tank dumping

Someone deliberately dumped the material into a stormwater drain

Gorge Creek contamination caused by septic tank dumping
Police and paramedics on the scene of an accident involving a mobility scooter at the intersection of Quadra St. and Fairfield Rd Wednesday afternoon. Police confirmed the man driving a mobility scooter was hit by a vehicle. The man lays on the pavement, conscious and speaking, being comforted by a woman kneeling by his side. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Victoria man taken to hospital after his scooter was hit by vehicle

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

  • Aug 2, 2017
Police and paramedics on the scene of an accident involving a mobility scooter at the intersection of Quadra St. and Fairfield Rd Wednesday afternoon. Police confirmed the man driving a mobility scooter was hit by a vehicle. The man lays on the pavement, conscious and speaking, being comforted by a woman kneeling by his side. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News