Kevin Menz

Two Salt Spring Island Apple Festival-goers peruse the more than 400 apples on display at Fulford Hall at the 2018 event. (Gloria Bell/Salt Spring Island Apple Festival)

Salt Spring Island Apple Festival marks 20th year

Ciders, foods and hundreds of varieties of apples to be showcased

Two Salt Spring Island Apple Festival-goers peruse the more than 400 apples on display at Fulford Hall at the 2018 event. (Gloria Bell/Salt Spring Island Apple Festival)
A sign outside the Fairfield Community Centre directs people to an open house for information about the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Fairfield plan ‘counterintuitive’ to affordability aims, says working group member

Plan for Victoria neighbourhood heads to public hearing Sept. 12

A sign outside the Fairfield Community Centre directs people to an open house for information about the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
New boards, glass at Save-On-Foods arena to up excitement for fans

New boards, glass at Save-On-Foods arena to up excitement for fans

Curved glass, soft caps on boards highlight upgrades at Victoria arena

New boards, glass at Save-On-Foods arena to up excitement for fans
Crews install a new MRI scanner at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Island Health)

New MRI crane-lifted into Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

Scanner double the magnetic strength of Island Health’s current MRIs

Crews install a new MRI scanner at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Island Health)
PHOTOS: Largest Little Airshow dazzles in Central Saanich

PHOTOS: Largest Little Airshow dazzles in Central Saanich

The model airshow brings in pilots from all over the U.S. and B.C.

PHOTOS: Largest Little Airshow dazzles in Central Saanich
A ceremony to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day was held at the cenotaph outside the British Columbia Parliament Buildings on Friday. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

National Peacekeepers’ Day marked by ceremony at cenotaph

Event in Victoria honours those who’ve served in peacekeeping efforts

A ceremony to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day was held at the cenotaph outside the British Columbia Parliament Buildings on Friday. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Two boats race neck and neck in an early morning race Saturday at the 25th annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria’s inner harbour. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Rain not slowing racers at Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Event runs throughout Saturday and Sunday

Two boats race neck and neck in an early morning race Saturday at the 25th annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria’s inner harbour. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Aisha Strange, a University of Victoria student in a coma since a hit-and-run crash in Saanich on July 15, was recently flown to Calgary, where she continues to recover, according to an update on a GoFundMe page set up to help with her recovery. (GoFundMe)

Woman in coma since Saanich hit-and-run flown to Calgary

University of Victoria student receiving care at Foothills hospital, according to GoFundMe update

Aisha Strange, a University of Victoria student in a coma since a hit-and-run crash in Saanich on July 15, was recently flown to Calgary, where she continues to recover, according to an update on a GoFundMe page set up to help with her recovery. (GoFundMe)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria on Tuesday awarded $98,794.86 in damages to a man who alleged he suffered “nervous shock” after witnessing a motorcycle strike his wife as the couple jaywalked across Victoria’s Yates Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Husband in jaywalking couple awarded $98,000 in damages after seeing wife struck

His wife was hit by a motorcycle as the pair crossed Victoria’s Yates Street in 2013

A B.C. Supreme Court judge in Victoria on Tuesday awarded $98,794.86 in damages to a man who alleged he suffered “nervous shock” after witnessing a motorcycle strike his wife as the couple jaywalked across Victoria’s Yates Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
George Tiessen, 84, stands in front of the ball diamond that will be renamed in his honour at Centennial Park in Central Saanich on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Cental Saanich ball diamond to be renamed after longtime volunteer

George Tiessen’s name to grace field across from diamond named after best friend

George Tiessen, 84, stands in front of the ball diamond that will be renamed in his honour at Centennial Park in Central Saanich on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Connor Laing, 6, holds up one of the creatures he found in the waters at Kitty Islet in Oak Bay on Saturday for the Friends of Uplands Park’s Tide Pool School. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Connor Laing, 6, holds up one of the creatures he found in the waters at Kitty Islet in Oak Bay on Saturday for the Friends of Uplands Park’s Tide Pool School. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Saeed Malekpour, a man imprisoned in Iran since 2008, arrived back in Canada on Friday, according to a Twitter account ran by his sister. (Twitter/@FreeSaeedM)

Canadian resident imprisoned in Iran since 2008 returns after escape

Saeed Malekpour, a Victoria web programmer, escaped through undisclosed third country

Saeed Malekpour, a man imprisoned in Iran since 2008, arrived back in Canada on Friday, according to a Twitter account ran by his sister. (Twitter/@FreeSaeedM)
Engineering students showcase work at UVic open house

Engineering students showcase work at UVic open house

Projects included work on microneedles, refrigeration, food waste

Engineering students showcase work at UVic open house
B.C. Emergency Health Services bike paramedics Ryan Dear (left) and Jay Gargus start off a shift in Victoria’s downtown on July 25. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Bike paramedics proves successful in Victoria’s downtown: says health services

Numbers show initiative reduces need for ambulance transport

B.C. Emergency Health Services bike paramedics Ryan Dear (left) and Jay Gargus start off a shift in Victoria’s downtown on July 25. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Cpl. Alex Millham poses in front of his motorcycle outside the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans club in Sidney on Saturday. Millham aims to complete the entire cross-country tour this year. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Riders set out on 18-day motorcycle relay for charity

Military Police National Motorcycle Relay kicks off on Vancouver Island

Cpl. Alex Millham poses in front of his motorcycle outside the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans club in Sidney on Saturday. Millham aims to complete the entire cross-country tour this year. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
James Island (Sotheby’s International Realty photo)

Billionaire enters deal with developer over James Island near Sidney

Article from Arizona-based developer indicates partnership with Craig McCaw

James Island (Sotheby’s International Realty photo)
Chelsea Wakelyn (right) is hoping a post on Facebook helps her track down the band she and her late fiancé, Kris Noesgaard, stumbled upon one late night in 2011 as the group performed George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ in an underground parking lot in Saanich. She’s specifically hoping to find footage of the memory, a memory she now holds dearly. (Photo supplied)

Vancouver Island woman hopes for one more dance with late fiancé

Woman seeks 2011 footage of ‘Careless Whisper’ performance in underground Saanich parking lot

Chelsea Wakelyn (right) is hoping a post on Facebook helps her track down the band she and her late fiancé, Kris Noesgaard, stumbled upon one late night in 2011 as the group performed George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ in an underground parking lot in Saanich. She’s specifically hoping to find footage of the memory, a memory she now holds dearly. (Photo supplied)
A letter from a resident prompted Central Saanich council on Monday to direct municipal staff to explore options for upgrading the intersection of Mt. Newton Cross Road and East Saanich Road.

Central Saanich to explore upgrades to Saanichton intersection

Letter from resident prompts council to consider traffic light for Mt. Newton Cross Road, East Saanich Road intersection

A letter from a resident prompted Central Saanich council on Monday to direct municipal staff to explore options for upgrading the intersection of Mt. Newton Cross Road and East Saanich Road.
Sisters four-year-old Aubrey Berry and six-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017. Their father, Andrew Berry, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)

Sister of Andrew Berry recalls urging brother to seek help

Sister of Oak Bay father accused in daughters’ deaths takes stand

Sisters four-year-old Aubrey Berry and six-year-old Chloe Berry were found dead in their father’s apartment in Oak Bay on Christmas Day 2017. Their father, Andrew Berry, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in their deaths. (Submitted photo)
Motorcycles sit parked during a stop on the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay. (Lamont French/Facebook)

Sidney town crier hopes for warm welcome for military police motorcycle tour

Military Police National Motorcycle Relay starts Saturday with trip from Esquimalt to Sidney

Motorcycles sit parked during a stop on the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay. (Lamont French/Facebook)