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A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)

Fund launched for victims of fatal Esquimalt apartment fire

Difficult fire would have been worse if not for coordinated efforts of four departments

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)
The Province is providing $1.5 million to develop the business case, following a recently completed feasibility study that assessed the post-secondary education needs and accessibility issues on the West Shore. (File photo)

West Shore post-secondary education study gets underway

Business case for expanding post-secondary education for students living in the West Shore

The Province is providing $1.5 million to develop the business case, following a recently completed feasibility study that assessed the post-secondary education needs and accessibility issues on the West Shore. (File photo)
Andrew Berry’s trial is expected to begin with Crown’s opening on April 15 in the Supreme Court in Vancouver, B.C. (File photo)

Jury selection has begun for trial of Oak Bay father charged with murder of young daughters

Aubrey, 4, and Chloe Berry, 6, were found dead in Andrew Berry’s apartment Christmas Day 2017

Andrew Berry’s trial is expected to begin with Crown’s opening on April 15 in the Supreme Court in Vancouver, B.C. (File photo)
Clive Butler (left), Ash Russell and Alex Russell take advantage of the perfect conditions Saturday morning at Willows Beach. (Photo courtesy Susan Hollis)

Surfers and kiteboarders scoop rare opportunity to surf at Willows Beach

Saturday’s windstorm creates perfect conditions for wave sports in Oak Bay

Clive Butler (left), Ash Russell and Alex Russell take advantage of the perfect conditions Saturday morning at Willows Beach. (Photo courtesy Susan Hollis)
Two new cases of measles confirmed in Victoria, bringing total for Island to five

Two new cases of measles confirmed in Victoria, bringing total for Island to five

New exposure warnings involve Camosun, Hillside Mall, BC Transit and more

Two new cases of measles confirmed in Victoria, bringing total for Island to five
High winds have contributed to 12 different outages in southern Vancouver Island leaving 7,876 customers without power. (BC Hydro power outage map)

BC Hydro busy with multiple power outages around Greater Victoria

Reports of 12 different outages in southern Vancouver Island have 7,876 without power

High winds have contributed to 12 different outages in southern Vancouver Island leaving 7,876 customers without power. (BC Hydro power outage map)
Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Southeast winds will rise to 70 km/h gusting to 90 for areas near the water

Wind warning in effect for Greater Victoria
The strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians at 1:35 p.m. (earthquake.usgs.gov)

Tsunami not expected for B.C. after largest earthquake to strike U.S. in 2019

6.5 magnitude quake was ‘shallow, crustal earthquake’

The strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians at 1:35 p.m. (earthquake.usgs.gov)
Gradwell Kilshaw opened the first Kilshaw’s Auctioneers on Fort Street in 1949. Gradwell’s son Frank and then his grandson Don continued in the family’s tradition, until Alison Ross purchased the Victoria auction house in January 2006. (Kilshaw’s Facebook)

End of an era as Victoria auction house closes up shop

Kilshaw’s Auctioneers has roots that go back to 1790s England

Gradwell Kilshaw opened the first Kilshaw’s Auctioneers on Fort Street in 1949. Gradwell’s son Frank and then his grandson Don continued in the family’s tradition, until Alison Ross purchased the Victoria auction house in January 2006. (Kilshaw’s Facebook)
The car and driver hit a pedestrian, three cement parking posts, another vehicle and a motorcycle before coming to a rest on top of barriers that were toppled by the force of the car. (Keri Coles/News staff)

UPDATE: Pedestrian, driver taken to hospital after dramatic crash in Victoria parkade

The driver suffered a medical event while entering the parkade: VicPD

The car and driver hit a pedestrian, three cement parking posts, another vehicle and a motorcycle before coming to a rest on top of barriers that were toppled by the force of the car. (Keri Coles/News staff)
To celebrate the opening of the new mallard duckling ramps, Shannon Greenley, Inner Harbour operations manager for GVHA, was joined by City of Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe; Erika Paul, senior animal protection and outreach officer, BC SPCA; and Jacques Sirois, Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary. (GVHA photo)

Harbour Authority ramps up for duckling season

Six new duckling ramps installed throughout Victoria’s Inner Harbour

To celebrate the opening of the new mallard duckling ramps, Shannon Greenley, Inner Harbour operations manager for GVHA, was joined by City of Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe; Erika Paul, senior animal protection and outreach officer, BC SPCA; and Jacques Sirois, Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary. (GVHA photo)
An 11-month-old child was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital with serious head injury allegedly sustained at Langford daycare. (gofundme)
An 11-month-old child was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital with serious head injury allegedly sustained at Langford daycare. (gofundme)
West Shore RCMP confirmed a suspect is in custody after a sexual assault occurred on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. Monday. (File photo)

Man arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting another man at Thetis Lake

Sexual assault occurred on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. Monday

West Shore RCMP confirmed a suspect is in custody after a sexual assault occurred on a Thetis Lake Park trail just after 7 p.m. Monday. (File photo)
Solomon Macys practices lifts at Saturday’s in-house event in Victoria. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Island kettlebell community decends on Oak Bay for in-house event

World class athletes and beginners come together for fun in the sun

Solomon Macys practices lifts at Saturday’s in-house event in Victoria. (Keri Coles/News staff)
UVic and UBC Women’s Varsity 8’s race down the Gorge Waterway towards Victoria’s Inner Harbour during the the Brown Cup race March 30. (Keri Coles/News staff)

UVic varsity women charge down Gorge to win prestigious Brown Cup regatta

Spectators line bridges to watch rivalry between UVic, UBC

UVic and UBC Women’s Varsity 8’s race down the Gorge Waterway towards Victoria’s Inner Harbour during the the Brown Cup race March 30. (Keri Coles/News staff)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)

BC Ferries vessel delayed after snagging on prawn trap line

MV Klitsa almost an hour behind schedule

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (File)
Block A on Saturna Island Indian Reserve No. 7 where three community members and some Saturna residents were protesting the logging of Tsawout land. (Courtesy of Perry LaFortune)

Tsawout First Nation reaches agreement over logging stand-off

Chief and council to drop injunctions against three community members opposed to logging

Block A on Saturna Island Indian Reserve No. 7 where three community members and some Saturna residents were protesting the logging of Tsawout land. (Courtesy of Perry LaFortune)
Hannah Day in B.C. Children’s Hospital. Hannah’s family is asking for community support to allow them to stay by her bedside in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Community rallies while Hannah Day fights for her life

Funds quickly surpass goal to support Hannah Day’s family in staying by her bedside

Hannah Day in B.C. Children’s Hospital. Hannah’s family is asking for community support to allow them to stay by her bedside in Vancouver. (Contributed)
Victoria Beer Society’s Beer Truck will be in Centennial Square noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for the first prototype of their Pop-Up Beer Garden. (Victoria Beer Society‎ Facebook)

Pop-up beer garden pours in Centennial Square

Beer truck features 12 drinks on tap

Victoria Beer Society’s Beer Truck will be in Centennial Square noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for the first prototype of their Pop-Up Beer Garden. (Victoria Beer Society‎ Facebook)
Two measles cases confirmed in Victoria. (Contributed)

South Island measles exposures confirmed at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria

Two cases of measles confirmed in Victoria, Island Health warns of hospital exposure

Two measles cases confirmed in Victoria. (Contributed)