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Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police nab 24 impaired drivers over busy long weekend

Backlog of paperwork and towing orders prompt police to shut down Saturday roadblock an hour early

A photo of the 10 replica firearms found in a vehicle during a traffic stop by Saanich police. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police find 10 replica firearms and a variety of drugs during traffic stop

Replica firearms coupled with drugs are a major cause for concern, police say

The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)

Ferry-goers stranded between Tsawwassen, Salt Spring and Pender Islands on B.C. Day

Incorrect schedule affects travellers with reservations, Ferries offers refunds, alternative sailing

The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)
The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Saanich Peninsula’s Pauquachin First Nation receives $41 million from feds for road closure deal

Payment compensates for deal Canada struck with developer that closed only land access to community

The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Toxic algae bloom prompts water warning in View Royal lake

Capital Regional District also warns to keep pets away from Prior Lake

Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)

Malahat totem pole removed for refurbishment following July 2 arson

Private ceremony conducted to ensure cultural protocols were followed

The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
Amy Simpson, 35 was last seen in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on July 7. (Courtesy VicPD)

MISSING: Victoria police seek woman last seen on Pandora Avenue

Residents asked to call 911 if they spot Amy Simpson

Amy Simpson, 35 was last seen in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue on July 7. (Courtesy VicPD)
Kings Road Nature Space will be preserved through financial contributions from the City of Victoria and the District of Oak Bay, as requested by the District of Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay will contribute $75,000 towards Kings Road nature space

Funds saved from cancellation of Tea Party will go towards parkland

Kings Road Nature Space will be preserved through financial contributions from the City of Victoria and the District of Oak Bay, as requested by the District of Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)
Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among three Greater Victoria residents honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Three Greater Victoria residents awarded Order of B.C.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Debra Braithwaite and Andrew Petter honoured

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among three Greater Victoria residents honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Bev Gniazdowski (clockwise from front left), Adele Hartum, Storm Kirkland and Brandon Williamson sample invertebrates at Bowker Creek. (Photo by Jessica Hartum/Friends of Bowker Creek Society)

Friends of Bowker Creek to plant 30,000 salmon eggs in Oak Bay section

Society collaborating with Peninsula Streams Society, DFO on fishery project

Bev Gniazdowski (clockwise from front left), Adele Hartum, Storm Kirkland and Brandon Williamson sample invertebrates at Bowker Creek. (Photo by Jessica Hartum/Friends of Bowker Creek Society)
(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
(Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
4,200 people were slaves in what's today Canada between the 17th and 19th centuries, according to historians. (Government of Canada)

B.C. and Canada officially recognize Emancipation Day on Aug. 1

An effort confront history across the country and promote change seen around the world, says gov’t

4,200 people were slaves in what's today Canada between the 17th and 19th centuries, according to historians. (Government of Canada)
Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

Saanich firefighters rescue horse stuck in a bog near Viaduct Avenue

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. A march on the holiday Monday’s morning will interrupt Pat Bay Highway traffic for about an hour as demonstrators plan to show their solidarity with Penelakut Island, after the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school site there. (B.C. Archives photo)

Pat Bay Highway march on Monday to honour residential school children, survivors

The solidarity march will block part of the highway until 10 a.m.

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. A march on the holiday Monday’s morning will interrupt Pat Bay Highway traffic for about an hour as demonstrators plan to show their solidarity with Penelakut Island, after the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school site there. (B.C. Archives photo)
A dog was spotted on the edge of a B.C. ferry in the evening on July 29, eventually being coaxed to safety. (B.C. Ferries image, video courtesy of Tyler Reeves)

Dog coaxed to safety from edge of Greater Victoria-bound BC Ferry vessel

Passengers looked on and waited anxiously for its rescue by crew members

A dog was spotted on the edge of a B.C. ferry in the evening on July 29, eventually being coaxed to safety. (B.C. Ferries image, video courtesy of Tyler Reeves)
Pacific FC downed the Calgary Cavalry 2-0 in their home opener on Friday. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

PHOTOS: More than 2,500 take in Pacific FC’s long-awaited Greater Victoria return

Langford’s Starlight Stadium soccer crowds rewarded with win over Calgary

Pacific FC downed the Calgary Cavalry 2-0 in their home opener on Friday. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)