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Chris Lynn from Great Canadian Casinos Inc. points to the new construction area that will add food and entertainment venues to Elements Casino in View Royal. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

More entertainment and food coming to Elements Casino

Renovations behind but nearing completion for upgraded venue

Chris Lynn from Great Canadian Casinos Inc. points to the new construction area that will add food and entertainment venues to Elements Casino in View Royal. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
The handyDART is a fully accessible bus ideal for persons with mobility issues. (File photo)

BC Transit seeks View Royal property for regional handyDART facility

Eight-acre site at Watkiss and Burnside pitched for new facility

  • Nov 29, 2017
The handyDART is a fully accessible bus ideal for persons with mobility issues. (File photo)
View Royal resident Kait Rich has a unique job description and currently stars on The Bachelor Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kait Rich /Facebook)

View Royal resident vying for a certain bachelor’s heart

Kait Rich is a contestant on The Bachelor Canada

View Royal resident Kait Rich has a unique job description and currently stars on The Bachelor Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kait Rich /Facebook)
Poets band to together to protect Pacific Ocean

Poets band to together to protect Pacific Ocean

New anthology includes works from View Royal, Colwood poets

Poets band to together to protect Pacific Ocean
The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)

Colwood and View Royal looking at possibility of rapid transit options

Bus lanes, queue jumping lanes, preferred park and ride locations, and costing details being studied

The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)
B.C. Hydro’s outage map shows roughly 2,700 customers without power on the West Shore. (B.C. Hydro)

Thousands without power on the West Shore

Lights on the Helmcken Road overpass are out

  • Sep 18, 2017
B.C. Hydro’s outage map shows roughly 2,700 customers without power on the West Shore. (B.C. Hydro)
Financial struggles during treatment almost as bad as cancer warns patient

Financial struggles during treatment almost as bad as cancer warns patient

View Royal resident shares her story to help others

  • Aug 30, 2017
Financial struggles during treatment almost as bad as cancer warns patient
Members of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the West Shore RCMP continue their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on a remote property in Metchosin. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin homicide victim identified

View Royal’s Richard Curtis Milligan, 56, has been identified as the victim found in Metchosin

  • Aug 25, 2017
Members of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the West Shore RCMP continue their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on a remote property in Metchosin. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
View Royal rseident Colette Scrimgeour is concerned if the Sally Anne Salvation Army no longer accepts donations, she’ll have to travel elsewhere to drop off clothing and toys. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Salvation Army accepting donations, despite complaints

Donations contradict zoning bylaws

View Royal rseident Colette Scrimgeour is concerned if the Sally Anne Salvation Army no longer accepts donations, she’ll have to travel elsewhere to drop off clothing and toys. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
View Royal Mayor David Screech noted Christie Point has been on nine agendas where the community was allowed to provide input, including the public hearing. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

LETTER: View Royal mayor says Christie Point decision was the hardest he’s had to make

David Screech offers some clarity on council’s process

  • Aug 11, 2017
View Royal Mayor David Screech noted Christie Point has been on nine agendas where the community was allowed to provide input, including the public hearing. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Dozens of families, including Jack (above), attended the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s 33rd annual reunion party for graduates of the unit at Jeneece Place at Victoria General Hospital Thursday. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Baby reunion party brings laughter, smiles to VGH

Event gives families, staff in neonatal intensive care unit chance to reconnect

Dozens of families, including Jack (above), attended the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s 33rd annual reunion party for graduates of the unit at Jeneece Place at Victoria General Hospital Thursday. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
A revamped development idea cleared another hurdle in View Royal this week. That project calls for four five-storey condo buildings placed on the existing site of Thetis Lake Campground and Trailer Park (shown in green print). In exchange for the higher density on this land, a development application in the works for directly across the Trans-Canada Highway would be changed to see a public green space amenity created. (Google Earth)

Thetis project moves ahead

Donation of greenspace key, councillor says

  • Jul 20, 2017
A revamped development idea cleared another hurdle in View Royal this week. That project calls for four five-storey condo buildings placed on the existing site of Thetis Lake Campground and Trailer Park (shown in green print). In exchange for the higher density on this land, a development application in the works for directly across the Trans-Canada Highway would be changed to see a public green space amenity created. (Google Earth)
Community members lined up to share their opinions on the Christie Point redevelopment proposal with View Royal council Tuesday night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Realstar agrees to grandfather rent for 33 units

Christie Point redevelopment proposal still met with mixed opinions at public hearing

Community members lined up to share their opinions on the Christie Point redevelopment proposal with View Royal council Tuesday night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Gazette file photo.

UPDATED: Near drowning at Thetis Lake in View Royal

Two 16-year-old boys saved by bystanders, lucky to be alive

Gazette file photo.
A rare lightning storm on Tuesday left one man in hospital after being indirectly struck in View Royal. Pixabay

Man recovering after being struck by lightning in View Royal

Acting Fire Chief left stunned by freak accident

A rare lightning storm on Tuesday left one man in hospital after being indirectly struck in View Royal. Pixabay
View Royal council chooses different route to deal with overheated housing market
View Royal council chooses different route to deal with overheated housing market
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