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Grade 10 student Annie McLeod of Glenlyon Norfolk School used rockweed collected from the shores of Trafalgar Park (Victoria) and McNeill Bay (Oak Bay) for her project. She extracted the carotenoid fucoxanthin from the rockweed and used it to create an energy producing dye sensitive solar cell. (Travis Paterson/Black Press)

Glenlyon Norfolk student claims top prize at science competition

Annie McLeod on route to Canada-wide science fair

Grade 10 student Annie McLeod of Glenlyon Norfolk School used rockweed collected from the shores of Trafalgar Park (Victoria) and McNeill Bay (Oak Bay) for her project. She extracted the carotenoid fucoxanthin from the rockweed and used it to create an energy producing dye sensitive solar cell. (Travis Paterson/Black Press)
Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent

Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent

Increase means an extra $12 per household

Esquimalt tax hike pegged at 0.5 per cent
Police remain at a home on Esplanade Wednesday after a woman was slashed there Tuesday morning. Pirjo Raits photo

Woman attacked with knife in Oak Bay home

Manhunt continues after Victoria woman slashed inside her home

Police remain at a home on Esplanade Wednesday after a woman was slashed there Tuesday morning. Pirjo Raits photo
Artists identify affordability, accessibility as top priorities

Artists identify affordability, accessibility as top priorities

The city’s arts and culture master plan to provide pathway for future planning

Artists identify affordability, accessibility as top priorities
WorkSafeBC, TSB investigate fatal Woss derailment

WorkSafeBC, TSB investigate fatal Woss derailment

RCMP say its probe into the fatal train incident has ended

WorkSafeBC, TSB investigate fatal Woss derailment
The long-awaited splash park, which is part of the Esquimalt Village Project, is on target to open at the end of May. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News

Esquimalt Village Project breaks ground

Splash park also to be ready by end of May.

The long-awaited splash park, which is part of the Esquimalt Village Project, is on target to open at the end of May. Dawn Gibson/Victoria News
A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff

West Shore on the Go (Part 3 of 3): Councillors from Langford, Colwood look for solutions

‘We have to start looking creatively at how we’re going to move people:’ Colwood councillor

A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff
VIDEO: Oak Bay Police incident has dogs searching Willows Beach
VIDEO: Oak Bay Police incident has dogs searching Willows Beach
Victoria police are warning local service professionals such as lawyers, accountants and purchasing managers, of the “man-in-the-middle” scam, used to undermine otherwise legitimate transactions. welcomia photo.

Police warning local businesses of ‘man-in-the-middle’ scam

In two files, victims have lost millions of dollars.

Victoria police are warning local service professionals such as lawyers, accountants and purchasing managers, of the “man-in-the-middle” scam, used to undermine otherwise legitimate transactions. welcomia photo.
Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Retired botanist Andy MacKinnon’s outdoors background aligns him with Greens

Metchosin councillor hopes to give provincial electors somethign to vote ‘for’ on May 9

Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon
Jason Potter, left, of Bunt and Associates explains to residents some of his findings on traffic patterns in and around the intersection of Admirals Road and Island Highway, leading up to the corner at Shoreline Drive. As part of review of the Christie Point Apartments redevelopment proposal, the Town of View Royal engaged another transportation planning company to study the area, the findings of which were discussed at council recently. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

No easy fix for traffic congestion around busy View Royal intersection

Extra traffic from Christie Point redevelopment a ‘neglible’ part of the mix, council hears

Jason Potter, left, of Bunt and Associates explains to residents some of his findings on traffic patterns in and around the intersection of Admirals Road and Island Highway, leading up to the corner at Shoreline Drive. As part of review of the Christie Point Apartments redevelopment proposal, the Town of View Royal engaged another transportation planning company to study the area, the findings of which were discussed at council recently. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Possible link between cyclist hit and runs in Saanich

Young competitive rider, a regular at Colwood velodrome, anxious to get back on her bike

Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

UPDATE: Possible link between cyclist hit-and-runs in Saanich

Young competitive rider, a regular at Colwood velodrome, anxious to get back on her bike

Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Victoria wants 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers implemented immediately

Decision is in the province’s hands to implement tax

Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

O’Leary discusses immigration, economy during Conservative leadership campaign stop in Nanaimo

Canadian television personality meets with Conservative supporters in Nanaimo

Kevin O’Leary, federal Conservative Party leadership candidate, answers questions during a campaign stop in Nanaimo on Friday afternoon. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Police seek public help to locate missing Oak Bay man

Police seek public help to locate missing Oak Bay man

Oak Bay Police say he was last seen near McNeil Bay

Police seek public help to locate missing Oak Bay man
A rendering of the Belfry Theatre’s lobby once the $1-million renovations are complete. Contributed illustration

Belfry Theatre set to undergo first renovation in 27 years

Upgrades to the lobby will be the first in 27 years.

A rendering of the Belfry Theatre’s lobby once the $1-million renovations are complete. Contributed illustration
Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders

Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders

Acting chief wants regional resources pooled

Police challenged with monitoring high risk offenders
Oak Bay’s Mel Cooper awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Oak Bay’s Mel Cooper awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce awards handed out tonight at the Fairmont Empress

Oak Bay’s Mel Cooper awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation

Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation

Discipline hearing slated to begin Friday on harassment allegations

Police watchdog appealing decision for Elsner Twitter investigation