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Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week

Chamber hosting town hall on topic of fraud

Esquimalt businesses unite to fight crime next week
The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)

Island Corridor Foundation still waiting on federal grant for track repairs

Foundation remains entangled in lawsuit with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation for return of land

The Island Corridor Foundation is still seeking $7.5 million from the federal government to help with track repairs on the E&N Railway in an effort to revive passenger rail service on Vancouver Island. VIA Rail suspended operations on the Island in 2011 due to track conditions. (News Bulletin file)
Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school

One Mission school stops practice of creating gifts

Letter says students can’t make Mother’s Day gifts at school
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)

Harold Backer released on bail in fraud case, living in Chemainus

Former Mill Bay resident charged with two counts of fraud.

  • May 3, 2017
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)

Accused in fraud case, Harold Backer, staying in Chemainus

Former Mill Bay resident charged with two counts of fraud.

  • May 3, 2017
Harold Backer is staying with his mother in Chemainus. (submitted)
UPDATE: Victoria police investigating suspicious package in local parkade
UPDATE: Victoria police investigating suspicious package in local parkade
NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert

NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert

Polls show NDP could win 10 of 14 seats on Island

NDP likely to continue stronghold in local ridings: expert
Brad Cameron, district manager Victoria for B.C. Ambulance Services, says many local paramedics are struggling with the increased number of overdoses. Last Wednesday alone, paramedics responded to seven suspected overdoses. Contributed photo

Overdose crisis takes emotional toll on local paramedics

Time it takes to respond to overdoses has tripled

Brad Cameron, district manager Victoria for B.C. Ambulance Services, says many local paramedics are struggling with the increased number of overdoses. Last Wednesday alone, paramedics responded to seven suspected overdoses. Contributed photo
Doug is one of more than a dozen campers at Reeson Park calling for more affordable housing or a permanent location where campers can sleep at night. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Reeson Park campers demand affordable housing

Campers believe current transitional housing is unsatisfactory

Doug is one of more than a dozen campers at Reeson Park calling for more affordable housing or a permanent location where campers can sleep at night. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Independent Metchosin-Esquimalt candidate has big ideas on poverty, sewage

DelMar Martay advocates for alternative currency as way to alleviate poverty

Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay
Teacher Lisa Wergeland addresses her Grade 3 students at Cordova Bay elementary school. Travis Paterson/News Staff

At least 84 new classes coming to Victoria school district

District forced to bump Tillicum out-of-school care

Teacher Lisa Wergeland addresses her Grade 3 students at Cordova Bay elementary school. Travis Paterson/News Staff
An illustration of one of the types of signs the City of Victoria hopes to install in the downtown core to help residents and tourists navigate through the city. Contributed illustration.

City to spend $152,000 to install signs downtown

Signs will help residents, tourists move through city streets

An illustration of one of the types of signs the City of Victoria hopes to install in the downtown core to help residents and tourists navigate through the city. Contributed illustration.
City’s first protected bike lanes open for use

City’s first protected bike lanes open for use

A number of new traffic patterns are in effect

City’s first protected bike lanes open for use
Victoria police searching for suspect who exposed himself to a child

Victoria police searching for suspect who exposed himself to a child

Indecent act occurred near Macaulay School in Esquimalt on Friday.

Victoria police searching for suspect who exposed himself to a child
Barb Desjardins listens to a presentation during Capital Regional District sewage treatment discussions last year in Victoria. The Esquimalt mayor is currently running for the BC Liberals in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. Don Denton/Black Press

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Veteran politician banking on experience in Esquimalt-Metchosin

On-leave Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins brings business frame of mind to campaign

Barb Desjardins listens to a presentation during Capital Regional District sewage treatment discussions last year in Victoria. The Esquimalt mayor is currently running for the BC Liberals in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding. Don Denton/Black Press
Hundreds of people showed up for the christening of the V2V Empress, a new ferry that will carry 254 passengers from Victoria to Vancouver, in the Inner Harbour Saturday afternoon. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

V2V Empress, ferry from Victoria to Vancouver, christened

Passenger service has been delayed by a few weeks.

Hundreds of people showed up for the christening of the V2V Empress, a new ferry that will carry 254 passengers from Victoria to Vancouver, in the Inner Harbour Saturday afternoon. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Libertarian voices optimism for chances in Esquimalt-Metchosin

Langford-raised Josh Steffler advocates for smaller government, more privatization

Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler
Local artist’s work to be featured in Commercial Alley art gallery

Local artist’s work to be featured in Commercial Alley art gallery

Commercial Alley Outdoor Art Gallery will be featuring the work of local artist Kai Choufour.

Local artist’s work to be featured in Commercial Alley art gallery
Search still underway to find operator, service provider for Victoria casino

Search still underway to find operator, service provider for Victoria casino

The operator/service provider will be responsible for finding a location within Victoria for the casino

Search still underway to find operator, service provider for Victoria casino

Childcare spaces at risk at two local community centres

B.C. Supreme Court ruling leaves school district scrambling to accomodate smaller class sizes.

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