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It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island

The company has added Collection Points to Nanaimo and Victoria, allowing you to shop online and ship for $79.

It just got easier to ship IKEA furniture to the Island
Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)

Make sure rising mercury not deadly, say officials as heat wave set to hit Island

Smoke from interior fires also expected to hit area this week

Southern Vancouver Island will experience its first heat wave of the summer this week. Smoke from the fires in the province’s interior is also expected to hit the coast in the coming days. (File photo)
McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

A large water truck broke down and spilled roughly 300 litres of diesel fuel

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill
This photo was taken of the Gorge Waterway Sunday morning shows a substance polluting the waters. John Roe photo.

Substance in Gorge Waterway likely algae bloom

Investigation into the cause of Gorge Swim Fest’s cancellation is underway

  • Jul 31, 2017
This photo was taken of the Gorge Waterway Sunday morning shows a substance polluting the waters. John Roe photo.
The Johnson Street Bridge (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The Johnson Street Bridge (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
(Pexels)

Summer heatwave could smash records this week

Environment Canada is expecting a heat wave this week with temperatures forecasted to reach into the mid-30’s.

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Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Greater Victoria veterans of the Korean War gather in Langford to commemorate anniversary

Armistice was declared on July 27, 1953 in what’s been called Canada’s Forgotten War

Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case

Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case

IIO determined there was no connection between police and a woman found dead

Independent Investigations Office clears Oak Bay Police in Bowker case
A Welsh terrier (left) and Boston terrier say hello at North Saanich’s Cy Hampson Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Doggie destinations on the Saanich Peninsula

SIDNEY — Looking for great places to bring your best friend this…

  • Jul 30, 2017
A Welsh terrier (left) and Boston terrier say hello at North Saanich’s Cy Hampson Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
The Gorge Swim Fest has been cancelled due to a sewage spill. Photo courtesy of John Roe.

Gorge Swim Fest cancelled due to sewage spill

Township crews worked to clean up the spill, more robust efforts needed

The Gorge Swim Fest has been cancelled due to a sewage spill. Photo courtesy of John Roe.
Sirens at CFB Esquimalt

Sirens at CFB Esquimalt

Monthly mass notification testing to occur on Wednesday, Aug. 2

Sirens at CFB Esquimalt
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Justin Trudeau visits Revelstoke to encourage donations to Red Cross

Prime minister urges others to help those affected by the B.C. wildfires

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mobbed upon his arrival in Revelstoke on Saturday. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review
(Facebook/Ciara Early Childhood Centre)

Esquimalt childcare centre investigated for ‘Fight Club’

Island Health has launched an investigation into Ciara Early Childhood Centre after video showed children fighting while supervisors watch.

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Victoria police return $11,000 bike stolen from tourists

Victoria police return $11,000 bike stolen from tourists

The couple were on their honeymoon when the bike was stolen off the back of their vehicle.

Victoria police return $11,000 bike stolen from tourists
The Johnson Street Bridget will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, August 13. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Johnson Street Bridge closed to traffic on Sunday

A reminder that Johnson Street Bridge and road approaches will be closed Aug. 13 for paving.

The Johnson Street Bridget will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sunday, August 13. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Derek Peach shows off a photo of his daughter Judy (right) and wife, Beverly, in his Esquimalt home. Judy died of an overdose in January and now Derek hoped to shine a light on the province’s overdose crisis with an event in Centennial Square on Monday.                                 Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Derek Peach shows off a photo of his daughter Judy (right) and wife, Beverly, in his Esquimalt home. Judy died of an overdose in January and now Derek hoped to shine a light on the province’s overdose crisis with an event in Centennial Square on Monday.                                 Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Six ounces of cane; 70.5 lbs of Chinook salmon

Six ounces of cane; 70.5 lbs of Chinook salmon

70th anniversary of second largest Tyee ever caught in Campbell River

  • Jul 29, 2017
Six ounces of cane; 70.5 lbs of Chinook salmon
Fire snuffed in woods of Mount Douglas Park

Fire snuffed in woods of Mount Douglas Park

Witness saw youth, who stole a jerry can, leaving Mount Douglas Park

Fire snuffed in woods of Mount Douglas Park
Victoria International Marina which is still under construction. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

New Victoria marina finally ready to open

Already over budget, organizers anticipate full completion in time for major regatta in May 2018.

Victoria International Marina which is still under construction. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
CRD water remains safe to drink

CRD water remains safe to drink

District increases disinfectant dosage, resulting in slight chlorine taste, odour

CRD water remains safe to drink