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BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton

Wind has whipped the Elephant Hill wildfire across the Bonaparte River.

BREAKING: Evacuation order issued for village of Clinton
Victoria area teens take a step back in time

Victoria area teens take a step back in time

Group of youth recreate 19th century crossing of the Great Plains by Mormon pioneers

  • Jul 29, 2017
Victoria area teens take a step back in time
SOOKE HISTORY: Fishing always a big part of local heritage

SOOKE HISTORY: Fishing always a big part of local heritage

Elida Peers || Contributed Photographed at the wharf at the foot of…

  • Jul 29, 2017
SOOKE HISTORY: Fishing always a big part of local heritage
Awards recognize green leaders

Awards recognize green leaders

Nominations are being accepted for the Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards. The program…

  • Jul 29, 2017
Awards recognize green leaders
Figs the Rodney Dangerfield of fruit

Figs the Rodney Dangerfield of fruit

Local Flavour: Good Food Network helping distribute fig trees

  • Jul 29, 2017
Figs the Rodney Dangerfield of fruit
Coun. Leif Wergeland displays his self-crafted mason bee lodges.

Saanich councillor gets beekeeping buzz

It is bright afternoon in late June and Coun. Leif Wergeland talks…

Coun. Leif Wergeland displays his self-crafted mason bee lodges.
Pat Bay Highway repaving underway

Pat Bay Highway repaving underway

Most work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and should wrap up in early fall

  • Jul 28, 2017
Pat Bay Highway repaving underway
In this May 17, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Trump named Kelly as his new Chief of Staff on July 28, ousting Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump pushes out chief of staff Reince Priebus

U.S. president names Homeland Security head John Kelly as replacement

In this May 17, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Trump named Kelly as his new Chief of Staff on July 28, ousting Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home

RCMP say several people have been turned away because orders were not yet lifted for their areas

Wildfire evacuees told to double-check evacuation orders before driving home
Weaver thanks Clark for service to B.C.

Weaver thanks Clark for service to B.C.

B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver has issued a statement on Christy…

  • Jul 28, 2017
Weaver thanks Clark for service to B.C.
Victoria International Marina which is still under construction. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

New Victoria marina finally ready to open

Already over budget, organizers anticipate full completion in time for major regatta in May 2018.

Victoria International Marina which is still under construction. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
CRD water remains safe to drink

CRD water remains safe to drink

District increases disinfectant dosage, resulting in slight chlorine taste, odour

CRD water remains safe to drink
John Lewis is set to show off all the aircraft at the BC Aviation Museum’s open house on July 29.

BC Aviation Museum open house in North Saanich

Open house takes place at Museum next to the airport

  • Jul 28, 2017
John Lewis is set to show off all the aircraft at the BC Aviation Museum’s open house on July 29.
Rio’s Olympics, 1 year later

Rio’s Olympics, 1 year later

A look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2016 Summer Games

Rio’s Olympics, 1 year later
Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house in November.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Health officials battling damaging fentanyl myths

The B.C. CDC says some myths can cause hesitance to using life-saving measures on an overdose victim

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth of the Penticton RCMP holds a syringe as emergency workers put an overdose victim on a stretcher at a Government Street house in November.                                Mark Brett/Western News
Saanich council won’t consider Townley Lodge for months

Saanich council won’t consider Townley Lodge for months

Revised plans for a revived affordable housing project may not appear before…

Saanich council won’t consider Townley Lodge for months
EDITORIAL: Simple message says it all

EDITORIAL: Simple message says it all

Cards from schoolchildren plastered on fire department vehicle express sentiments most British Columians are feeling

  • Jul 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: Simple message says it all
Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Officials caution Williams Lake evacuees to consider risks before returning home

Evacuation order lifted for city of Williams Lake and some rural areas

Officials lifted the evacuation order for the city of Williams Lake and many rural areas Thursday, July 27. Several neighbourhoods within the Cariboo Regional District remain under an evacuation order due to threat of wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
Irena Novichkova, left, Nick Gakena and Corey Anderson pose by their furry friend at the chamber of commerce office in Sooke. Novichkova said her favourite part about Sooke is all the nature, and being able to see the stars at night. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Chamber of Commerce gets a worldly view on business

Russian business student Irena Novichkova helps draw up telecommuting project for Sooke

Irena Novichkova, left, Nick Gakena and Corey Anderson pose by their furry friend at the chamber of commerce office in Sooke. Novichkova said her favourite part about Sooke is all the nature, and being able to see the stars at night. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
Hunter cradles fawn hit by car in Campbell River

Hunter cradles fawn hit by car in Campbell River

“I’ve never been able to leave a fawn at the side of the road.”

Hunter cradles fawn hit by car in Campbell River
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