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Traffic on Island Highway due to construction and line painting near Elements Casino (File photo)

Survey says 99 per cent of residents call life in View Royal ‘good’ or ‘very good’

Survey suggests residents prioritize traffic-related issues highest

Traffic on Island Highway due to construction and line painting near Elements Casino (File photo)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP and NDP agriculture critic Alistair MacGregor speaks at a town hall meeting about supply management in the Canadian agriculture industry at the Cobble Hill Hall (File photo)

MP Alistair MacGregor hosts a clean energy town hall in Belmont Secondary

The free March 13 drop-in event and Facebook livestream runs 6 to 8 p.m.

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP and NDP agriculture critic Alistair MacGregor speaks at a town hall meeting about supply management in the Canadian agriculture industry at the Cobble Hill Hall (File photo)
West Shore RCMP find drugs and cash after vehicle stopped for speeding

West Shore RCMP find drugs and cash after vehicle stopped for speeding

March 1 traffic stop near Westhills Park nets 18 grams of crack-cocaine

West Shore RCMP find drugs and cash after vehicle stopped for speeding
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Sooke School District receives $1.1, some earmarked for Dunsmuir ventilation repair

The money will also go toward adding two buses to the fleet, according to the district.

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Leo the cat home safe after several nights stuck in a tree

Leo the cat home safe after several nights stuck in a tree

The one year old cat had been lost for nearly a week

Leo the cat home safe after several nights stuck in a tree
View Royal Elementary School’s playground. The school had two fake coyotes to ward off geese but the pair is missing. (File photo)

View Royal Elementary looking for its missing ‘coyotes’

Chase and Dash were last seen on duty on March 6

View Royal Elementary School’s playground. The school had two fake coyotes to ward off geese but the pair is missing. (File photo)
Artificial turf on Goldstream Avenue. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Langford invests big in artificial turf

Six-figure-costs long-term money saver, Mayor says

Artificial turf on Goldstream Avenue. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Cytisus Scoparius, common Scotch broom, is an invasive species residents are encouraged to cut back. (Black Press file photo)

Highlands landowners being called on to bash broom

Highlanders are being encouraged to cut the invasive plant

Cytisus Scoparius, common Scotch broom, is an invasive species residents are encouraged to cut back. (Black Press file photo)
Leo eagerly awaits rescue (Swikar Oli/News staff)

WATCH:Cat stuck in tree for several days awaits rescue

Indoor cat Leo has been lost for over four days

Leo eagerly awaits rescue (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Partners in the South Island Prosperity Project received good news as the government announced that the group has been shortlisted for the Smart Cities Challenge. (File photo)

South Island Prosperity makes final push for Smart Cities

Winners in the Canada Smart Cities Project will be announced in mid-May

Partners in the South Island Prosperity Project received good news as the government announced that the group has been shortlisted for the Smart Cities Challenge. (File photo)
A crash at Stradlund Avenue and Peatt Road impacts traffic in Langford on Thursday afternoon. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Roads cleared after Langford crash backs up traffic

Crash at Stradlund and Peatt impacts afternoon traffic

A crash at Stradlund Avenue and Peatt Road impacts traffic in Langford on Thursday afternoon. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and MLA Claire Trevena (File photo)

Ministry says no changes being considered to Victoria transit legislation or appointments for now

Mayor previously said he’s ‘frustrated’ that View Royal has never had a seat on the board

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and MLA Claire Trevena (File photo)
The fountain in front of the B.C. Legislature frozen over last month (File photo)

Meteorologist says March is still going to be cold in Victoria

Brace for another record-breaking month

The fountain in front of the B.C. Legislature frozen over last month (File photo)
A water main break on Goldstream Avenue displaced residents and cause flooding in the area. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

City of Langford offers $10,000 in payouts to residents who suffered flood damage

A ruptured water pipe destroyed living spaces and left many residents scrambling

A water main break on Goldstream Avenue displaced residents and cause flooding in the area. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
Piles of snow left by snowplows line the side of Broughton Street on Feb. 12 following a heavy snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Victoria’s extreme weather protocol active for unusually long stretches in February

Extra shelters were open for all but three days in a month

Piles of snow left by snowplows line the side of Broughton Street on Feb. 12 following a heavy snowfall. (Don Denton/Black Press)
A View Royal resident waits for a bus in her neighbourhood. (Goldstream News Gazette file photo)

Mayors seek change to regional transit commission appointment process

Members have the power to establish transit routes and set tax rates to fund transit services

A View Royal resident waits for a bus in her neighbourhood. (Goldstream News Gazette file photo)
Roadwork closes Island Highway in View Royal Tuesday

Roadwork closes Island Highway in View Royal Tuesday

Westbound curb lane closed 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to road work

Roadwork closes Island Highway in View Royal Tuesday
Grade 5 students from Colwood Elementary and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin officially launche the flower count that starts March 6. (Destination Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Flower Count launches in Hatley Garden

The 44th annual competition to see which region has the greatest flower count is almost underway

Grade 5 students from Colwood Elementary and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin officially launche the flower count that starts March 6. (Destination Greater Victoria)
Ministry to install temporary reflective delineators on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Ministry to install temporary reflective delineators on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Crews will begin installing the 250 “picket” delineators to help navigate the highway curve

Ministry to install temporary reflective delineators on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford
Langford Mayor Stew Young kisses the cod, says the oath and gets ‘screeched in’ during the Rotary Club of West Shore’s 2019 Lobsterfest. See the full story on page 3. (Michelle Cabana/News Staff)

West Shore Rotary Lobsterfest raises over $20,000 for memorial playground

Memorial park to honour West Shore RCMP officer killed in the line of duty

Langford Mayor Stew Young kisses the cod, says the oath and gets ‘screeched in’ during the Rotary Club of West Shore’s 2019 Lobsterfest. See the full story on page 3. (Michelle Cabana/News Staff)