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West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

A woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following an incident at 9:00 a.m.

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery
Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo
A rendering of the regional wastewater treatment plant, currently in early stages of construction at McLoughlin Point. Contributed photo

Esquimalt seeks input on $17-million worth of amenities

Township to receive $17 million from CRD for hosting sewage treatment plant

A rendering of the regional wastewater treatment plant, currently in early stages of construction at McLoughlin Point. Contributed photo
One man’s fentanyl horror story

One man’s fentanyl horror story

Sooke resident Ken Davies shares how deadly drug nearly killed him

One man’s fentanyl horror story
BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)

Hydro crews pulled from Island to help with wildfires

About two dozen workers and 20 trucks are on their way to the BC Interior to help restore power.

BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

No charges for officer in connection with Beckett crash

Statement explaining decision to be released following sentencing of Fenton

  • Jul 11, 2017
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
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Feast of Fields coming back to Greater Victoria

The 20th annual event takes place Aug. 27 at Ravenhill Farm on the Saanich Peninsula.

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‘Furious’ Surrey mayor will push Horgan for increase on provincial funding for crackdown on gangs

‘Furious’ Surrey mayor will push Horgan for increase on provincial funding for crackdown on gangs

Linda Hepner says she is ‘embarrassed’ after ‘thugs’ shoot innocent bystander, a 64-year-old woman from Ontario

‘Furious’ Surrey mayor will push Horgan for increase on provincial funding for crackdown on gangs
(Black Press photo)

RCMP send 340 officers from B.C. and Alberta to help with wildfires

RCMP say there will be ‘no tolerance for criminal activities’ in fire evacuation zones

(Black Press photo)
Victoria police are searching for two male suspects in connection to a break and enter at the Bay Centre on June 30. Contributed photo.

Victoria police seek to identify suspects in break and enter at Bay Centre

Suspects broke into a business on June 30 just after 11 p.m.

Victoria police are searching for two male suspects in connection to a break and enter at the Bay Centre on June 30. Contributed photo.
CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery

May 19, 2012 started off like any other day for Robert DeProy.…

CFB Esquimalt sailors honoured for bravery
Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria apartment fire forces evacuation of multi-suite building

No one home in suite where fire started, everyone got out ok: VFD

Victoria firefighters are in discussion before heading into an apartment building at 443 Superior St. Fire in a back area third-floor suite forced evacuation of the building early Tuesday evening. Six suites in all were affected, but all residents were were still outside hours after the blaze was called in, as fire crews mopped up and cleared the hallways of acrid smoke residue. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood parent says school failed her daughter this year

Individual Education Plan wasn’t implemented, says Royal Bay secondary parent

A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)
Caitlyn Ashley says her cat Dutchess was stolen early Sunday morning and dropped off in Surrey. But thanks to a local Facebook group, she’ll soon be reunited with her pet. (Facebook)

Stolen cat returned by kindness of strangers

Langford woman says cops found her cat in Surrey; it’s being returned with help from local Facebook group.

Caitlyn Ashley says her cat Dutchess was stolen early Sunday morning and dropped off in Surrey. But thanks to a local Facebook group, she’ll soon be reunited with her pet. (Facebook)
Photo by Gary Schroyen

Officers forced to kill 4 bears in Sooke

‘It’s highly unsettling and frustrating,’ says conservation officer

Photo by Gary Schroyen
View Royal is on standby awaiting deployment to the B.C. Interior to help battle a series of wildfires. (Black Press file photo).

View Royal Fire on standby to help with B.C. wildfires

Fire Chief Paul Hurst has already been deployed to Kamloops and now Williams Lake

View Royal is on standby awaiting deployment to the B.C. Interior to help battle a series of wildfires. (Black Press file photo).
Caitlyn Ashley says her cat Dutchess was stolen early Sunday morning and dropped off in Surrey. But thanks to a local Facebook group, she’ll soon be reunited with her pet. (Facebook)

Stolen cat returned by kindness of strangers

Langford woman says cops found her cat in Surrey; it’s being returned with help from local Facebook group.

Caitlyn Ashley says her cat Dutchess was stolen early Sunday morning and dropped off in Surrey. But thanks to a local Facebook group, she’ll soon be reunited with her pet. (Facebook)
Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral

Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral

Photo catches eye of Ryan Reynolds and gets a million likes on Instagram

Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral
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Sidney RCMP seek witnesses to motorocycle crash

Police are seeking people who may have witnesses a motorcycle collision on…

  • Jul 9, 2017
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Bicycle street vendors with a business licence will be permitted to work the streets of Victoria under a new pilot program offered by the City. Wikimedia Commons/Hermann Luyken

Victoria opens door to more street food

Mobile bicycle vendors may sell a wide range of food under pilot program

Bicycle street vendors with a business licence will be permitted to work the streets of Victoria under a new pilot program offered by the City. Wikimedia Commons/Hermann Luyken