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Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone

Police say the vehicle had extensive damage as the driver collided with a pole

Oak Bay officer stops Oak Bay stolen car in Saanich before owner knew it was gone
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant

Police take viewers behind the scenes with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team

  • Sep 12, 2017
VicPD fentanyl series: Executing the Warrant
The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)

Onni Group offers up the old Colwood pub for free

If the pub isn’t moved by Oct. 15, the building will be demolished

The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)
Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)

Trial for Victoria mom accused of killing her toddler underway

Kaela Mehl is charged with first degree murder in 2015 case

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)
Lisa Timmons is a director with the Camosun Community Association and is leading its Annul Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Richmond school. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Bringing back the Camosun neighbourhood Fall Festival

Camosun Community Association revival continues Saturday

Lisa Timmons is a director with the Camosun Community Association and is leading its Annul Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 16 on the grounds of the Richmond school. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Driver charged with speeding in crash that killed Sooke teen

Driver charged with speeding in crash that killed Sooke teen

Carter Navarrete killed in Sooke Road crash in September 2016

Driver charged with speeding in crash that killed Sooke teen
WHEELS ON THE BUS Manual Achadinha, B.C. Transit president and CEO (left to right), Langford Mayor Stew Young and bus driver Tamar Dewey were on hand for the opening of the Westhills B.C. Transit Terminal at the YMCA in Langford Monday morning. The $200,000 project, jointly funded by the city, the Westhills Development and B.C. Transit, took five weeks to build and will act as an exchange for the 46, 57 and 39 buses. The terminal is part of B.C.’s Transit’s larger plan for expanded service in the region. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

B.C. Transit opens bus exchange at Westhills

Transit terminal will act as an exchange for the 46, 57 and 39 buses.

WHEELS ON THE BUS Manual Achadinha, B.C. Transit president and CEO (left to right), Langford Mayor Stew Young and bus driver Tamar Dewey were on hand for the opening of the Westhills B.C. Transit Terminal at the YMCA in Langford Monday morning. The $200,000 project, jointly funded by the city, the Westhills Development and B.C. Transit, took five weeks to build and will act as an exchange for the 46, 57 and 39 buses. The terminal is part of B.C.’s Transit’s larger plan for expanded service in the region. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Mike from Our Place and City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde standing next to the Art as Ceremony artwork display in the main foyer of City Hall.

Our Place artists showcase creations at Victoria City Hall

Indigenous artist Lindsay Delaronde helped instruct the group during workshop sessions at Our Place community centre.

Mike from Our Place and City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence Lindsay Delaronde standing next to the Art as Ceremony artwork display in the main foyer of City Hall.
Lowe’s Canada has granted permission to sub-lease the former RONA building, located at the Cowichan Commons, to Film Cowichan. (File photo)

Old RONA building in Cowichan Commons takes starring role for Film Cowichan

Access to studio space on Vancouver Island is increasingly in demand

  • Sep 11, 2017
Lowe’s Canada has granted permission to sub-lease the former RONA building, located at the Cowichan Commons, to Film Cowichan. (File photo)
Parkland Secondary grad Maya Goodsir thanks a group of gathered Masons and guests as she and other graduates received scholarships on Sunday. From left are Grayson Lenner (Stelly’s), Charlotte Junker (PSS) and Gil White (Stelly’s). All are attending UVic this year. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Central Saanich Masons present four students with scholarships

Four recent graduates of high schools on the Saanich Peninsula received $1,500…

Parkland Secondary grad Maya Goodsir thanks a group of gathered Masons and guests as she and other graduates received scholarships on Sunday. From left are Grayson Lenner (Stelly’s), Charlotte Junker (PSS) and Gil White (Stelly’s). All are attending UVic this year. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Pet python goes missing in Sooke

Pet python goes missing in Sooke

The brown, black and white ball python was last seen on Saturday afternoon

Pet python goes missing in Sooke
If approved, the CRD would be sending five people to tour sewage treatment facilities in Europe in October at $8,500 per person. (File photo)

CRD’s European sewage junket not a done deal

Tour needs approval by environmental services committee and CRD board

If approved, the CRD would be sending five people to tour sewage treatment facilities in Europe in October at $8,500 per person. (File photo)
Does back to school mean more children are eating poorly?

Does back to school mean more children are eating poorly?

Dietitian talks about back-to-school lunches

  • Sep 11, 2017
Does back to school mean more children are eating poorly?
A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo

Atlantic salmon arrive in French Creek

Fish believed to be part of cohort escaped from U.S.-based net pen Aug. 19

A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo
A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo

Atlantic salmon arrive in French Creek

Fish believed to be part of cohort escaped from U.S.-based net pen Aug. 19

A farmed Atlantic salmon, one of several caught off of French Creek within the past several days, has been frozen and will be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for examination. — J.R. Rardon photo
Traffic still moving slowly after earlier semi crash on Trans-Canada Highway

Traffic still moving slowly after earlier semi crash on Trans-Canada Highway

Salvage crews expected to arrive at around 10 a.m. to tow the vehicle.

  • Sep 11, 2017
Traffic still moving slowly after earlier semi crash on Trans-Canada Highway
A motorcycle lays on its side on the edge of Douglas Street after colliding with a left-turning vehicle early Sunday evening at Cloverdale Avenue. Two people aboard the bike were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Photo courtesy Sgt. Chris Horsley, Saanich Police

Motorcyle passengers taken to hospital after bike clipped by turning vehicle in Saanich

Douglas and Cloverdale intersection was closed for about an hour on Sunday

A motorcycle lays on its side on the edge of Douglas Street after colliding with a left-turning vehicle early Sunday evening at Cloverdale Avenue. Two people aboard the bike were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Photo courtesy Sgt. Chris Horsley, Saanich Police
Duncan mother Susan Mitchell was last seen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Submitted)

Duncan mother reported missing

RCMP searching for 34-year-old Susan Mitchell

Duncan mother Susan Mitchell was last seen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Submitted)
The Greater Victoria School District invites the public to a committee meeting Monday (Sept. 11), when the topic of dress code policy for schools such as Vic High and others in the district will be discussed. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at the board office. File photo
The Greater Victoria School District invites the public to a committee meeting Monday (Sept. 11), when the topic of dress code policy for schools such as Vic High and others in the district will be discussed. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at the board office. File photo
A new Peninsula rugby group is forming and is looking for youth - boys and girls - between 12 and 16 years old. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Bays Peninsula Rugby hopes to attract more players

Local group seeking girls and boys from Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula

A new Peninsula rugby group is forming and is looking for youth - boys and girls - between 12 and 16 years old. (Steven Heywood/News staff)