Keri Coles

A tree down across hydro lines on Treanor Avenue on Saturday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)

Multiple municipalities warn of downed power lines

Use caution if around downed lines

A tree down across hydro lines on Treanor Avenue on Saturday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)
BC Hydro crews are responding to multiple power outages around Greater Victoria Saturday morning. (BC Hydro)

Multiple power outages around Victoria keep BC Hydro crews busy

Wind storm knocks out power to areas of Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, Saanich, Oak Bay, Sidney

BC Hydro crews are responding to multiple power outages around Greater Victoria Saturday morning. (BC Hydro)
A few remaining flurries are expected to end late Friday, but there is a risk of frostbite as the wind chill drops the evening low of -5 C down to -11 C, dropping even further to -16 C overnight. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Snowfall warning ends, wind warning remains: Environment Canada

Snow may be easing, but wind chill brings risk of frostbite

A few remaining flurries are expected to end late Friday, but there is a risk of frostbite as the wind chill drops the evening low of -5 C down to -11 C, dropping even further to -16 C overnight. (Keri Coles/News staff)
UPDATE: Power has been restored to 2,300 people in Saanich

UPDATE: Power has been restored to 2,300 people in Saanich

Power in the Quadra/Cloverdale area was affected by a vehicle crash

UPDATE: Power has been restored to 2,300 people in Saanich
BC Transit gives update on Victoria bus routes affected by snow. (Twitter @jim_pearson)

Snowfall cancels, delays transit routes across Greater Victoria

Buses may be late with some areas not serviced due to conditions

BC Transit gives update on Victoria bus routes affected by snow. (Twitter @jim_pearson)
DriveBC webcam showing snow build up on Highway 1 south of Mill Bay Road overpass at Bamberton Park entrance. (DriveBC)

Conditions not safe on Malahat: RCMP

Slippery conditions, snow tires and chains required

DriveBC webcam showing snow build up on Highway 1 south of Mill Bay Road overpass at Bamberton Park entrance. (DriveBC)
Four people were on board a vessel that ran aground just before 10 p.m. Thursday night off East Sooke, according to Provincial Health Services Authority. Two people are in serious condition and one is in stable following the crash. (Twitter @VicJRCC_CCCOS)

Major rescue off Sooke is real incident, not part of training: Coast Guard

Two people in serious condition, one in stable after boat crash off East Sooke Thursday night

Four people were on board a vessel that ran aground just before 10 p.m. Thursday night off East Sooke, according to Provincial Health Services Authority. Two people are in serious condition and one is in stable following the crash. (Twitter @VicJRCC_CCCOS)
Victoria Fire responded to the blaze on Belmont Avenue at 10:55 p.m., dousing the fire and remaining on scene for around 30 minutes. (Submitted)

Firefighters douse dumpster fire overnight at Oaklands Elementary

No definitive cause found in Wednesday night fire

Victoria Fire responded to the blaze on Belmont Avenue at 10:55 p.m., dousing the fire and remaining on scene for around 30 minutes. (Submitted)
All 13 mayors within the CRD are asking the province to commit funding in the February budget for the section of the E&N rail line between Langford and Victoria as well as for completion of Bus Rapid Transit lanes to the West Shore. (City of Victoria)

Readers respond to rail request by 13 mayors

Joint letter spurs discussion amongst Black Press readers

All 13 mayors within the CRD are asking the province to commit funding in the February budget for the section of the E&N rail line between Langford and Victoria as well as for completion of Bus Rapid Transit lanes to the West Shore. (City of Victoria)
The lost scientific instrument is a PVC frame ~1.2m high with 4 hydrophones and a camera. It was deployed on the ocean floor by Graham’s rock off Roberts Bay in Sidney but could be currently drifting or washed up on a beach. (Xavier Mouy photo)

Equipment for University of Victoria PhD research lost at sea

PVC frame with 4 hydrophones and camera last seen off Sidney

The lost scientific instrument is a PVC frame ~1.2m high with 4 hydrophones and a camera. It was deployed on the ocean floor by Graham’s rock off Roberts Bay in Sidney but could be currently drifting or washed up on a beach. (Xavier Mouy photo)
All 13 CRD mayors call for province to fund E&N rail segment

All 13 CRD mayors call for province to fund E&N rail segment

Mayors want train running again between Langford and Victoria, rapid transit lanes to the West Shore

All 13 CRD mayors call for province to fund E&N rail segment
Anna King ran for Victoria city council in 2018 saying she didn’t feel represented as a young, female person from a minority group. (Photo contributed)

Land title forbidding East Indian or Asiatic people raises concerns in Victoria

Racist clauses voided by B.C. government in 1978 but can still appear on titles

Anna King ran for Victoria city council in 2018 saying she didn’t feel represented as a young, female person from a minority group. (Photo contributed)
The $7 million infrastructure improvements at Ogden Point are to allow larger cruise ships to tie up in Victoria waters. It will expand South B Pier more than 55 metres beyond what is already present. (File photo)

Ogden Point dock expansion delayed but on budget: GVHA

GVHA reorders large-diameter pile structure and pushes back completion date

The $7 million infrastructure improvements at Ogden Point are to allow larger cruise ships to tie up in Victoria waters. It will expand South B Pier more than 55 metres beyond what is already present. (File photo)
JLC Victoria Japanese Preschool opened its doors at the historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in October. (JLC Victoria Japanese Preschool)

Japanese-immersion preschool opens in historic Craigflower Schoolhouse

First-of-its-kind program operates in B.C.’s oldest school building

JLC Victoria Japanese Preschool opened its doors at the historic Craigflower Schoolhouse in October. (JLC Victoria Japanese Preschool)
Saanich police warned people to stay away from Tyndall and Kenmore in Saanich after a pedestrian was struck Saturday morning. (Keri Coles/News staff)

UPDATE: Roads reopen after pedestrian struck in Saanich

Victim in hospital with life-threatening injuries

Saanich police warned people to stay away from Tyndall and Kenmore in Saanich after a pedestrian was struck Saturday morning. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A group of Victoria youth met with Mayor Lisa Helps Friday to discuss solutions to the climate crisis, before marching down to the legislature for the Victoria Youth Climate Strike, inspired by Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria youth skip school for climate strike

Global movement inspired by Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg

A group of Victoria youth met with Mayor Lisa Helps Friday to discuss solutions to the climate crisis, before marching down to the legislature for the Victoria Youth Climate Strike, inspired by Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Temperatures will be five to 10 degrees below seasonal averages, making for the coldest conditions seen this season. (File photo)

Victoria ‘turning cold with increasing chances of snow’

Environment Canada predicts coldest conditions seen this season

Temperatures will be five to 10 degrees below seasonal averages, making for the coldest conditions seen this season. (File photo)
VIDEO: Tear gas deployed during morning arrest in Victoria

VIDEO: Tear gas deployed during morning arrest in Victoria

VicPD, Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Victoria Fire attended

VIDEO: Tear gas deployed during morning arrest in Victoria
Jay Greenwood, 46, of Victoria died at Extreme Air trampoline park on Jan. 20, 2018. His two children, who were present when he died, sued the trampoline park and have just received a response to their claim. (Facebook)

Trampoline park disputes events that led to Victoria dad’s death

Extreme Air files response denying any responsibility in death of 46-year-old Jay Greenwood

Jay Greenwood, 46, of Victoria died at Extreme Air trampoline park on Jan. 20, 2018. His two children, who were present when he died, sued the trampoline park and have just received a response to their claim. (Facebook)
HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” (Keri Coles/News staff)

WATCH: Canada boosts stealth surveillance abilities in Esquimalt

Canadian Navy submarines get communications upgrade

HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” (Keri Coles/News staff)