Keri Coles

Saveur Restaurant in Victoria made OpenTable’s Top 100 list for Canada’s Most Romantic Restaurants. (Saveur)

Saveur Restaurant makes ‘Most Romantic’ list with two other Victoria-area restaurants

OpenTable revealed annual list of most romantic restaurants and cities across Canada

Saveur Restaurant in Victoria made OpenTable’s Top 100 list for Canada’s Most Romantic Restaurants. (Saveur)
Water samples taken from Eagle Beach at Elk Lake tested positive for a type of blue-green algae that produces cyanotoxins. CRD warns people keep their animals on a leash. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

Dog owners warned that Elk Lake tests positive for toxic algae

Ingesting water with cyanotoxins can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs

Water samples taken from Eagle Beach at Elk Lake tested positive for a type of blue-green algae that produces cyanotoxins. CRD warns people keep their animals on a leash. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
A man crashed a truck into a light standard at the Helmcken Road Park and Ride Thursday morning before fleeing in a canoe in Portage Inlet. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Police arrest man who allegedly crashed truck, stole canoe in West Shore

Man was taken into custody at Portage Inlet after swimming ashore

A man crashed a truck into a light standard at the Helmcken Road Park and Ride Thursday morning before fleeing in a canoe in Portage Inlet. (Keri Coles/News staff)
There is a 60 per cent chance of a few flurries starting Sunday evening, according to The Weather Network, which carries into next week with 40 per cent chance of flurries on Monday and Tuesday. (File photo)

Snow flurries in the forecast for Greater Victoria starting Sunday

Temperatures dip below freezing this weekend and into early next week

There is a 60 per cent chance of a few flurries starting Sunday evening, according to The Weather Network, which carries into next week with 40 per cent chance of flurries on Monday and Tuesday. (File photo)
The Victoria HarbourCats announced Wednesday that Brad Norris-Jones is stepping down from the organization effective Jan. 31, for an opportunity that will be made known in the near future. (HarbourCats)

Victoria HarbourCats GM steps down

Brad Norris-Jones pursues a new opportunity

The Victoria HarbourCats announced Wednesday that Brad Norris-Jones is stepping down from the organization effective Jan. 31, for an opportunity that will be made known in the near future. (HarbourCats)
Hotel Zed offers to bring the meaning of ‘lunch hour’ to a whole new level from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Valentine’s week with the “nooner package.” (Hotel Zed)

Victoria hotel runs unique Valentine’s Day package

Eclectic room, sexy card games promise ‘heart-pounding, blood-pumping fun’

Hotel Zed offers to bring the meaning of ‘lunch hour’ to a whole new level from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Valentine’s week with the “nooner package.” (Hotel Zed)
A two-vehicle crash results in a hydro pole coming down Wednesday morning in James Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at Montreal and Superior causes traffic disruptions

Two people sent to hospital with minor injuries

A two-vehicle crash results in a hydro pole coming down Wednesday morning in James Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)
The suspect is described as a 20- to 30-year old Caucasian man standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 lbs. At the time of the attack, he was physically fit, with short red hair, short red full beard and green eyes. He was wearing a mustard or green/yellow coloured hoodie, grey pants and skateboard-style shoes. (VicPD)

VicPD seek information on stabbing five years ago in Beacon Hill Park

Serious stabbing left 48-year-old man with potentially life-threatening wounds

The suspect is described as a 20- to 30-year old Caucasian man standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 lbs. At the time of the attack, he was physically fit, with short red hair, short red full beard and green eyes. He was wearing a mustard or green/yellow coloured hoodie, grey pants and skateboard-style shoes. (VicPD)
Photo taken of Lapshinoff’s injuries seven days after the excessive force arrest by Const. Brent Wray of Saanich Police. (Submitted)

Man permanently disabled from excessive force arrest in Saanich files appeal

Judge ruled Lapshinoff missed window for compensation

Photo taken of Lapshinoff’s injuries seven days after the excessive force arrest by Const. Brent Wray of Saanich Police. (Submitted)
Shoestring Initiative spearheaded by a UVic sociology doctoral student is looking to remove barriers and provide support for students living in or from a background of poverty. (File photo)

UVic advocacy group builds resources for students living in poverty

Shoestring Initiative is working to advance socioeconomic diversity in universities

Shoestring Initiative spearheaded by a UVic sociology doctoral student is looking to remove barriers and provide support for students living in or from a background of poverty. (File photo)
‘Tonka’ was last seen at 9:30 p.m. Friday night near Granite Street and Foul Bay Road, according to ROAM – a charity that works to reunite owners with their lost pets. (ROAM)

Five-foot-long iguana on the loose in Oak Bay

‘Tonka’ was last seen at 9:30 p.m. Friday near Granite Street and Foul Bay Road

‘Tonka’ was last seen at 9:30 p.m. Friday night near Granite Street and Foul Bay Road, according to ROAM – a charity that works to reunite owners with their lost pets. (ROAM)
Central Saanich police officers suffer carbon monoxide inhalation during rescue

Central Saanich police officers suffer carbon monoxide inhalation during rescue

Two officers were taken to hospital for treatment after early morning call

Central Saanich police officers suffer carbon monoxide inhalation during rescue
Measles outbreak in Washington state spurs warning from BC Centre for Disease Control

Measles outbreak in Washington state spurs warning from BC Centre for Disease Control

State of emergency declared by Washington state governor

Measles outbreak in Washington state spurs warning from BC Centre for Disease Control
Crews work to contain oil after truck tips in Central Saanich

Crews work to contain oil after truck tips in Central Saanich

WATCH: Truck turned over on Lochside Drive Thursday evening

Crews work to contain oil after truck tips in Central Saanich
The Bolen Books Puzzle Competition will take place at Hillside Centre Court on Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Bolen Books photo)

Reigning champs return to defend title at free puzzle competition

Teams prep costumes and strategy as Bolen Books announces popular event

The Bolen Books Puzzle Competition will take place at Hillside Centre Court on Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Bolen Books photo)
Greater Victoria’s Ethical Canine Training & Behaviour Modification has been announced as one of six province-wide to be accredited as a humane trainer by BC SPCA’s new AnimalKind program. (File photo)

Greater Victoria dog trainer recognized by BC SPCA for humane standards

AnimalKind training standards allow only positive reinforcement training

Greater Victoria’s Ethical Canine Training & Behaviour Modification has been announced as one of six province-wide to be accredited as a humane trainer by BC SPCA’s new AnimalKind program. (File photo)
The suspect is a 30- to 40-year-old Caucasian man standing 5’7″ and 160 lbs. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black jack, white pants, beige boots and a black toque. (Victoria Crime Stoppers)

WATCH: Dramatic video of Langford carjacking

Suspect pulled victim from car and drove away, nearly running over him

The suspect is a 30- to 40-year-old Caucasian man standing 5’7″ and 160 lbs. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black jack, white pants, beige boots and a black toque. (Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Launched this month during national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the video series includes dramatizations to demonstrate common solutions for problems associated with dementia, like wandering or confusion. (File photo)

New dementia video series shares wisdom and advice for family caregivers

‘The series is a reminder that you are not alone’

Launched this month during national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the video series includes dramatizations to demonstrate common solutions for problems associated with dementia, like wandering or confusion. (File photo)
A 77-year-old veteran was admitted to hospital with “significant medical issues” on Jan. 17, according to his son Darren Laur who says his father has had no privacy since. (Google Maps)

Hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of VGH says case of retired 77-year-old veteran ‘definitely excessive’

A 77-year-old veteran was admitted to hospital with “significant medical issues” on Jan. 17, according to his son Darren Laur who says his father has had no privacy since. (Google Maps)
WestJet announced the mishap to flight 173 on Twitter Friday evening. (Twittter/@DannWork)

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

WestJet announced the mishap to flight 173 on Twitter Friday evening. (Twittter/@DannWork)