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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
Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria

Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria

Officers flooded the area after a witness flagged down police early Wednesday morning.

Man arrested for violent sexual assault in Victoria
Dragon found in Cowichan Valley

Dragon found in Cowichan Valley

Forest company workers find a Bearded Dragon lizard wandering around on a logging road.

Dragon found in Cowichan Valley
Man arrested near Sooke after police chase

Man arrested near Sooke after police chase

The black VW Passat was said to be causing havoc on the roads.

  • Aug 2, 2017
Man arrested near Sooke after police chase
Photo submitted by Shay Meszaros

Boat fire near Fisherman’s Wharf

Black smoke could be seen billowing from Victoria’s Inner Harbour on Wednesday.

Photo submitted by Shay Meszaros
Take extra precautions as weather heats up

Take extra precautions as weather heats up

‘It really is about paying attention … don’t take a 10 mile hike with no hat and no water.’

Take extra precautions as weather heats up
Volunteers representing a broad coalition of groups removed tons of garbage from in and around derelict boats stranded on the Oak Bay side of Cadboro Bay. (Black Press file)

CRD seeks federal funding for abandoned boats

Board to write a letter to Transportation Minister Marc Garneau outlining CRD comments, concerns

Volunteers representing a broad coalition of groups removed tons of garbage from in and around derelict boats stranded on the Oak Bay side of Cadboro Bay. (Black Press file)
Naloxone training session creates conversation around drug use

Naloxone training session creates conversation around drug use

Dozens of community members came out to learn how to be prepared in case of an overdose

Naloxone training session creates conversation around drug use
Backups on the Malahat have been horrendous with construction closing one northbound lane this summer. The province hopes reopening the lane will help with the flow of traffic over the long weekend. (Twitter: @kridan0103)

Both NB lanes on Malahat open this weekend to ease traffic headaches

A major music festival and the B.C. Day long weekend is expected to lead to even more traffic on the popular route.

Backups on the Malahat have been horrendous with construction closing one northbound lane this summer. The province hopes reopening the lane will help with the flow of traffic over the long weekend. (Twitter: @kridan0103)
A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)

Sheepdog Trials return to Metchosin

The popular event returns to the district this weekend after six years

A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)
Victoria police are investigating two separate incidents in which the bride and groom had gift envelopes - containing cash or gift cards - stolen on their wedding day. Image courtesy of LivingImages

Thieves target gift envelopes at weddings

Two separate couples have had gift cards, cash stolen on special day

Victoria police are investigating two separate incidents in which the bride and groom had gift envelopes - containing cash or gift cards - stolen on their wedding day. Image courtesy of LivingImages
Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Joint Langford, Metchosin and Sooke team helped save homes, animals and morale

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires