Karissa Gall

Google Earth features B.C. Indigenous language in new Voyager story

Google Earth features B.C. Indigenous language in new Voyager story

New story plays sound clips of Indigenous speakers, including voice of Snuneymuxw elder

Google Earth features B.C. Indigenous language in new Voyager story
Paving started at the Town of View Royal pump track bike park on August 6. (Town of View Royal photo)

View Royal bike park could open to public next week

Staff started paving the pump track on August 6

Paving started at the Town of View Royal pump track bike park on August 6. (Town of View Royal photo)
A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)

‘This is ironic’: Cat demonstrates dog paddle skills during B.C. Day dip

A swimming cat gave bystanders ‘paws’ at Glen Lake on Aug. 5

A cat took a dip with its owner on Aug. 5 at Glen Lake. (Annie Konopasek/Submitted)
(Island Homes Group/Submitted)

Heritage Acres fundraiser to honour toddler who died of cancer

Island Homes Group will hold third annual fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital on Aug. 11 in Central Saanich

(Island Homes Group/Submitted)
A white vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Tuesday near the Belmont Market on Jacklin Road. (Karissa Gall/News Staff)

UPDATE: Power fully restored after Jacklin Road collision

A BC Hydro spokesperson said the collision did significant damage

A white vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Tuesday near the Belmont Market on Jacklin Road. (Karissa Gall/News Staff)
Proceeds from Dairy Queen Blizzard sales benefit sick kids on Aug. 8

Proceeds from Dairy Queen Blizzard sales benefit sick kids on Aug. 8

17th annual #MiracleTreatDay will raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Proceeds from Dairy Queen Blizzard sales benefit sick kids on Aug. 8
St. Margaret’s graduates Cloria Yang (back right) and Olivia Bao (front right), pictured at the 2019 Trashion show on April 25, both received scholarships to attend the Parsons School of Design in New York. (St. Margaret’s School/Submitted)

St. Margaret’s graduates get scholarships for design school in New York

Olivia Bao and Cloria Yang have been accepted into the Parsons School of Design

St. Margaret’s graduates Cloria Yang (back right) and Olivia Bao (front right), pictured at the 2019 Trashion show on April 25, both received scholarships to attend the Parsons School of Design in New York. (St. Margaret’s School/Submitted)
(DriveBC screenshot)

Trans-Canada Highway backed up ahead of B.C. Day weekend

Northbound traffic is backed up past the Millstream overpass in Langford

(DriveBC screenshot)
VIDEO: Traffic leaving Sooke blocked after two-vehicle collision

VIDEO: Traffic leaving Sooke blocked after two-vehicle collision

A witness at the scene said the collision took place in front of Westcoast Tire

VIDEO: Traffic leaving Sooke blocked after two-vehicle collision
(Black Press Media file photo)

Atomic bomb remembrance lantern ceremony in Esquimalt Friday

Remembrance ceremony for Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks Aug. 9 in Kinsmen Gorge Park

(Black Press Media file photo)
Sunday marks 10th annual Peace Walk for Victoria Hospice

Sunday marks 10th annual Peace Walk for Victoria Hospice

The Dodd’s Furniture sponsored community fundraiser starts at 9 a.m. Sunday in Beacon Hill Park

Sunday marks 10th annual Peace Walk for Victoria Hospice
Greater Victoria lacrosse teams capture gold at provincial championships

Greater Victoria lacrosse teams capture gold at provincial championships

Juan de Fuca, Saanich win gold at 2019 BCLA minor box midget lacrosse

Greater Victoria lacrosse teams capture gold at provincial championships
‘Harry Potter tree’ near Victoria waterfront to be removed

‘Harry Potter tree’ near Victoria waterfront to be removed

The contorted chestnut at Dallas Road will be removed for a CRD sewage project

‘Harry Potter tree’ near Victoria waterfront to be removed
Langford family weighs contracts after 6-year-old’s success at talent events

Langford family weighs contracts after 6-year-old’s success at talent events

Mom says Zairah is in high demand after a talent event in L.A.

Langford family weighs contracts after 6-year-old’s success at talent events
Work to widen the deadly stretch of road between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway in Langford will begin this fall. (Google Maps)

Highway 1 four-laning project in Langford begins this fall

Project tender for work between Leigh Road, Westshore Parkway closes end of July

Work to widen the deadly stretch of road between Leigh Road and the Westshore Parkway in Langford will begin this fall. (Google Maps)
The 2019 Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days will once again include a guided tour of the ArtsAlive sculptures led by arts laureate Barbara Adams. (Angela Walsh photo)

Oak Bay announces lineup for 2019 Arts and Culture Days

The free August events include drag story time, detective training and more

The 2019 Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days will once again include a guided tour of the ArtsAlive sculptures led by arts laureate Barbara Adams. (Angela Walsh photo)
‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says B.C. photographer

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says B.C. photographer

Llama, alpaca overtake the trusty steed or mare in nuptials

‘Llamas are the trending thing in the wedding industry’ says B.C. photographer
More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks

More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks

App helps identify plants and animals, crowdsource biodiversity data

More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks
More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks

More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks

App helps identify plants and animals, crowdsource biodiversity data

More than 1,600 use ‘personal nature interpreter’ app to identify 4,200 species in B.C. parks
Fundraiser for former Central Saanich teacher with rare cancer surpasses target

Fundraiser for former Central Saanich teacher with rare cancer surpasses target

Campaign raising funds to keep Joni Miller’s adopted daughter in Canada

Fundraiser for former Central Saanich teacher with rare cancer surpasses target