Greater Victoria

Logs beat against the rocks near Tulista Park in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Shoreline paths pounded by waves across Greater Victoria

Municipalities temporarily close walkways during wind storm

 

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Lakewood Elementary in Langford. (Google Streetview)

Two Greater Victoria schools hit by new COVID-19 exposures

Craigflower Elementary and Lakewood Elementary affected

 

Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)

UPDATE: Vehicle goes off bridge on Highway 1 near Shawnigan Lake Road

Southbound lanes on Trans-Canada Highway closed until 11 a.m.

Emergency crews worked to pull a vehicle from under the Shawnigan Creek bridge where it went off the Trans-Canada Highway early Oct. 25. (Courtesy Mill Bay Fire Rescue)
Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Numerous small power outages affecting Greater Victoria

Outages under investigation as windstorm takes hold

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Halloween Roundup: Community events make the most of the spooky season

Organizations hosting modified events to celebrate the season

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)
A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship's fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

Emergency zone doubled as crews continue to battle fire on cargo ship off of Victoria coast

Coast guard vessels cannot directly fight the fire because of toxic chemicals on board

A tug boat cools the hull of the MV Zim Kingston Oct. 24 as crews work to control the ship's fire. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)
A humpback whale calf breaches the ocean’s surface in fall 2021. (Credit: Val Shore, Eagle Wing Tours, PWWA)
A humpback whale calf breaches the ocean’s surface in fall 2021. (Credit: Val Shore, Eagle Wing Tours, PWWA)
Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

More Greater Victoria schools hit by COVID-19

Two new schools added to exposures list

Two western communities schools are the latest sites of COVID-19 school exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)

Sidney author fills voids in the story of famous local dog Muggins

Grant Hayter-Menzies also looks at the use of animals in war – at home and on the battlefield

In his new book, Sidney author Grant Hayter-Menzies explores the life of local historical celebrity Muggins. (Courtesy Heritage House)
Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)

Long-time Peninsula Panthers’ photographer remembered as a true professional

Gordon Lee was a fixture in the Greater Victoria sports scene

Gordon Lee has been the Peninsula Panthers’ photographer since 1999. (Photo courtesy of Peninsula Panthers)
Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)

Zig-zagging black helicopter captures imaginations in Greater Victoria

Fortis conducting routine areal inspections over Greater Victoria

Flight information for the helicopter cruising Greater Victoria on Monday, Oct. 18. (FlightRadar24.com)
Passengers flying through the Victoria International Airport continue to risk exposure to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 detected on 3 flights through Victoria

Flights included Oct. 13 from Calgary, Oct. 12 from Vancouver, Oct. 10 from Edmonton

Passengers flying through the Victoria International Airport continue to risk exposure to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lansdowne Middle School was one of four Greater Victoria schools added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list over the weekend. (Google Streetview)

4 new Greater Victoria school exposures reported over weekend

15 potential COVID-19 exposures, 1 active cluster total

Lansdowne Middle School was one of four Greater Victoria schools added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list over the weekend. (Google Streetview)
According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment stood at 4.2 per cent in September, unchanged from August. (Black Press Media File)

Greater Victoria’s unemployment well below provincial average

Local unemployment figures of 4.2% below B.C.’s 5.9% and Canada’s 6.9% rate

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment stood at 4.2 per cent in September, unchanged from August. (Black Press Media File)
Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arsonist on the loose: Four suspicious fires unsolved in Sooke

Sooke RCMP seeks information from public

Sooke RCMP is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the downtown area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Online content creators can apply for $10,000 storytelling grants through Telus’ Storyhive until Oct. 26. (Thinkstock)

Online content creators in Greater Victoria and beyond eligible for Storyhive grants

Successful applicants receive $10,000 plus training, mentorship, online distribution

Online content creators can apply for $10,000 storytelling grants through Telus’ Storyhive until Oct. 26. (Thinkstock)
The Victoria Cool Aid Society is fundraising to deliver 10,000 pairs of socks to south Island residents in need. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)

Sock fundraiser promises some comfort for Greater Victoria residents in need

Cool Aid Society aiming for 10,000 pairs of socks by Nov. 30

The Victoria Cool Aid Society is fundraising to deliver 10,000 pairs of socks to south Island residents in need. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)
Oak Bay High School is one of four Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)

More COVID-19 exposures reported at Greater Victoria schools

Four new exposures reported by Island Health

Oak Bay High School is one of four Greater Victoria schools recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

District of Sooke names new fire chief

Ted Ruiter served as fire chief in Fernie for eight years, is a 34-year firefighter

Sooke Fire and Rescue Services await the arrival of its new chief. (File - Sooke News Mirror)