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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.

(Facebook/Ciara Early Childhood Centre)
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
(Pixabay)

Teamwork by police lead to arrests, gun seizure

Greater Victoria police agencies worked together to arrest three men and recover a gun, ammunition and a bulletproof vest.

(Pixabay)
Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV

Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV

Driver succumbed to injuries early Thursday morning in West Shore accident.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV
Andrew Ferguson and Meghan Yamagishi prepare Dutch oven fruit crumble in the woods. (Contributed photo)

Parks Canada hosts free food festival near Sidney

Learn how to perfect your camp cuisine skills at McDonald Campground July 29

  • Jul 27, 2017
Andrew Ferguson and Meghan Yamagishi prepare Dutch oven fruit crumble in the woods. (Contributed photo)
Employees at Coronation Plaza are becoming increasingly concerned about people dumpster-diving and creating a mess in the garbage areas behind the mall’s stores. There have even been reports of people sleeping in the garbage bins. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Employees at Coronation Plaza are becoming increasingly concerned about people dumpster-diving and creating a mess in the garbage areas behind the mall’s stores. There have even been reports of people sleeping in the garbage bins. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sooke resident lives in fear of fires

Sooke resident lives in fear of fires

Several fires reported metres from property on Townsend Road in the last year

Sooke resident lives in fear of fires
WATCH: Walk-off grand slam seals win for Beacon Hill

WATCH: Walk-off grand slam seals win for Beacon Hill

The host team now holds a 2-2 record in the BC Little League Provincial Championships in Victoria.

WATCH: Walk-off grand slam seals win for Beacon Hill
Blenkinsop Valley farmer Rob Galey delivers thousands of pounds of strawberries during a growing season that starts in spring and lasts well into the fall. Darcy Nybo Photo

FOODIE: 30 seconds with strawberry farmer Rob Galey

Saanich Foodie recipe: Berry Good Salad

  • Jul 27, 2017
Blenkinsop Valley farmer Rob Galey delivers thousands of pounds of strawberries during a growing season that starts in spring and lasts well into the fall. Darcy Nybo Photo
Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert

Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert

Human-caused fires could be a risk; officials ask people to take extra precautions

Extreme fire danger puts Sooke firefighters on heighten alert
Cards express gratitude for Saanich firefighters’ efforts

Cards express gratitude for Saanich firefighters’ efforts

Saanich Fire vehicle plastered with thank you cards on BC Ferry

Cards express gratitude for Saanich firefighters’ efforts