Local News

Federal government funds 60 ‘micro-loft’ rental units set to open on Fort Street

The Sawyer Block at 840 Fort St. will house affordable units and a small amount of retail space

Saanich resident leads crusade against cigarettes in B.C. drugstores

Province allows drugstores to sell cigarettes and some feel policy should change, retailers disagree

Sunny skies ahead for Tuesday

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Protesters interrupt Minister of Environment's announcement in Oak Bay
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From an egg to their first flight, Saanich woman records 11-day period of Junco sparrows on her deck
Accident on Douglas and Bay

Victoria Humane Society needs volunteers after flood of puppies and kittens

Pregnant cats, dogs and their litters are in need of foster care

New UVic student housing project before Saanich council tonight

Two new buildings would add almost 700 new student housing spaces

Stem cell donor with rare genetic makeup needed to save Saanich man after cancer returns

Jeremy Chow is half Canton Chinese, half British and needs a donor with a similar ethnic background

House fire in Langford causes extensive damage

It took firefighters about four hours to douse the blaze

Victoria Police seek witnesses after cyclist tripped up by tow strap between vehicles

The collision happened on Aug. 18 at Oswego and Belleville streets

Saanich council considers more ambitious climate change goals

Staff promise more details about ‘acclerated actions’ later this fall

Grassfire threatens Sooke home

Quick action by local firefighters quickly extinguished flames

Police identify man found dead in Saanich, seek his backpack and shoes

Investigators seek shoes, backpack that Andrew Michael Sidor was seen wearing

Uplands neighbourhood designated a national historic site

Feds make $4.3 million announcement in Oak Bay

Victoria firefighters free ensnared seagull

BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre and animal control also responded

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Police expect second arrest ‘in the very near future’ after armed robbery

Protester threatens citizen’s arrest at federal government event in Oak Bay

Police escort protester away after confronting federal minister

Central Saanich church to bless pets

Blessing might offer redemption