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Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by (from left) Scott Morrissey, Paul Woodward, Marcela Corzo, Bill Fox and David Wong, representatives from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (File photo)

Subsidies for 156-unit apartment in Belmont Residences with rent-to-own credit options meets Langford council approval

Crossing condos planned for later this year as part of Belmont’s community masterplan

Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by (from left) Scott Morrissey, Paul Woodward, Marcela Corzo, Bill Fox and David Wong, representatives from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (File photo)
View Royal Mayor David Screech calls investigation ‘ridiculous’ and an ‘overreaction’ (File photo)

View Royal Mayor investigated over concerns of being ‘politically exposed’

Mayor David Screech cites an ‘overreaction’ to $5,100 winning

View Royal Mayor David Screech calls investigation ‘ridiculous’ and an ‘overreaction’ (File photo)
Around 100 people taking part in a demonstration against Kinder Morgan and expansion of the Trans Canada pipeline on March 23, 2018 out front of MP Murray Rankin’s office in Victoria, B.C. (File photo)
Around 100 people taking part in a demonstration against Kinder Morgan and expansion of the Trans Canada pipeline on March 23, 2018 out front of MP Murray Rankin’s office in Victoria, B.C. (File photo)
280 Island Hwy. (Google Maps)

Road work closes Island Highway potentially until mid-June

Traffic down to one alternating lane between Helmecken Road and Stormont Road

280 Island Hwy. (Google Maps)
Dory weighs around 80 pounds, hasn’t been spayed, and is described as friendly (ROAM)

Puppy in Metchosin has been lost for nearly a week

Dory was last seen at the Matheson Lake Trail

Dory weighs around 80 pounds, hasn’t been spayed, and is described as friendly (ROAM)
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View Royal Fire responds to fourth smouldering fire call in a week

Dry weather a sign of fire season to come, assistant fire chief says

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(Ann Fox)

View Royal Garden Club’s first show shines despite challenges of nature

The event is on April 6 at Esquimalt United Church

(Ann Fox)
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Home gardeners in Greater Victoria eligible for free heavy metal soil tests

More than 400 free soil tests have been provided as part of the Healing City Soils initiative

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Colwood land use analysis projects slow industrial growth and increased commercial spending

The study anticipates up to around 204,000 square feet of retail floor space being added by 2038

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Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)

Colwood receives development application for site preparation on Allandale Road

Application proposes site preparation for future development

Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Failure to yield cited as the cause for two vehicle incident on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road

Two vehicle collsion on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Langford Parkway

Southbound lanes are blocked off as crew clear the scene

Failure to yield cited as the cause for two vehicle incident on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road
The 2019 inductees in the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame include Mike Grute, Bill Okell, Melvin Pallister and Robert Pallister. (Photo contributed)

Five being inducted into the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Induction ceremony set for April 6 under the grandstands of the Western Speedway

The 2019 inductees in the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame include Mike Grute, Bill Okell, Melvin Pallister and Robert Pallister. (Photo contributed)
Home insulation for attics, wall cavities, basement and crawlspace walls, exterior wall sheathing, exposed floors and basement headers can earn up to a combined $5,000 in rebates. (Black Press file photo)

Energy efficient home upgrades could net rebates and free kits during spring renovations

Incentives include free kits for qualifying incomes and up to $5,000 for insulation costs

Home insulation for attics, wall cavities, basement and crawlspace walls, exterior wall sheathing, exposed floors and basement headers can earn up to a combined $5,000 in rebates. (Black Press file photo)
Greater Victoria sees “lots” of bear activity when it’s feeding time. (File photo)

Hungry bears in Greater Victoria have started leaving their dens

People should be locking up their food waste and attractants this time of year or face fines

Greater Victoria sees “lots” of bear activity when it’s feeding time. (File photo)
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Case delayed for woman whose dog died in hot car in Langford

The Boston terrier died in 30-degree weather

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The event will also cover the beer-making history of women, who traditionally had the role of making ale.(Axe and Barrel Brewing photo)

Axe and Barrel hosts beer social for women

Women invited to attend an approachable entry point into brewing different beers

The event will also cover the beer-making history of women, who traditionally had the role of making ale.(Axe and Barrel Brewing photo)
Carter Berger tries to clear the puck against the Cowichan Capitals Saturday Feb. 10 2018. (File photo)

Victoria Grizzlies head to the final four with 6-1 win over Powell River

1,900 attendants for game 7 win Monday at the Q Centre

Carter Berger tries to clear the puck against the Cowichan Capitals Saturday Feb. 10 2018. (File photo)
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Plants tell the story of Vancouver Island to one conservationist and speaker

Island’s ecological history as told through plants focus of March 27 garden club meeting

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Work to last for better part of the day (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Work to last for better part of the day (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal B.C. Museum faces space, seismic standards and accessibilty issues; calls for public input

People can share their ideas online and in person from April 1 to June 27

Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Black Press Media file photo)