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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
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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.

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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
Work on Viewpoint Estates in Sooke is progressing. Some area residents are concerned about dust. (Kevin Laird/Sooke news Mirror)

Construction blasting, dust upsets residents

‘The dust is terrible,’ says one neighbour

Work on Viewpoint Estates in Sooke is progressing. Some area residents are concerned about dust. (Kevin Laird/Sooke news Mirror)
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Victoria Fringe Festival announces performance list

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 for 58 shows, 330 performances and 350 artists.

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Lukas Preweda heads for home base with Nolan Weinmeyer hot on his trail, during action at the Little League Division 9/10 provincials in North Vancouver last weekend. (Submitted/Michael Edmondson photo)

Central Saanich Little League third at provincials

Central Saanich finished in third place at the B.C. little league championships…

Lukas Preweda heads for home base with Nolan Weinmeyer hot on his trail, during action at the Little League Division 9/10 provincials in North Vancouver last weekend. (Submitted/Michael Edmondson photo)
École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall

École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall

Two portables built in-house by the district will go to Willows Elementary, one to Quadra Elementary

École Willows School gets portable classrooms by fall
Cat adoptions at BC SPCA shelters are half price from now until Aug. 2.

All the love for half the price

Cat adoptions now half price at all SPCA shelters in B.C.

  • Jul 26, 2017
Cat adoptions at BC SPCA shelters are half price from now until Aug. 2.
The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

Ministry looks to fix Malahat traffic woes

Crews will no longer stop traffic on Fridays

The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)
Greater Victoria Hansi Bhagwanani (centre), alongside Octavia Jones-Elliott (left), and Dave Burns are one of many volunteers with the Red Cross, who have been deployed to B.C.’s Interior to help wildfire evacuees. Contributed photo

Greater Victoria woman helping wildfire evacuees

Hansi Bhagwanani helping to distribute financial aid

Greater Victoria Hansi Bhagwanani (centre), alongside Octavia Jones-Elliott (left), and Dave Burns are one of many volunteers with the Red Cross, who have been deployed to B.C.’s Interior to help wildfire evacuees. Contributed photo
VicPD have released this more up-to-date photo of missing Victoria teen Jade Kozma as well as a more accurate description of the clothing she was wearing when last seen. Photo courtesy VicPD

Fresh description of missing girl released by Victoria police

Photo shows what she was wearing when last seen at home

VicPD have released this more up-to-date photo of missing Victoria teen Jade Kozma as well as a more accurate description of the clothing she was wearing when last seen. Photo courtesy VicPD