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Saanich plans to lower legal costs by hiring an in-house lawyer.

Saanich seeks to cut legal bill

Mayor Richard Atwell says Saanich’s decision to hire an in-house lawyer will…

Saanich plans to lower legal costs by hiring an in-house lawyer.
Victoria-area tourists and locals alike can enjoy art in the making

Victoria-area tourists and locals alike can enjoy art in the making

Artishow has built a tradition of supporting artists and enhancing visitor experiences

  • Jul 27, 2017
Victoria-area tourists and locals alike can enjoy art in the making
Vic West resident Caleb Kennedy and his daughter, Autumn, take a dip in the Gorge Waterway near Banfield Park. Caleb is reaching his 400th swim in the Gorge Waterway. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Vic West resident finds Gorge Waterway a calming influence

Sunday’s Gorge Swim Fest will mark 400 straight swim days for Caleb Kennedy

Vic West resident Caleb Kennedy and his daughter, Autumn, take a dip in the Gorge Waterway near Banfield Park. Caleb is reaching his 400th swim in the Gorge Waterway. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Sooke slo-pitch tournament set for B.C. Day weekend

Sooke slo-pitch tournament set for B.C. Day weekend

More than 25 teams set to hit the field at Fred Milne park

Sooke slo-pitch tournament set for B.C. Day weekend
Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with former students. (File photo)

UPDATE: Cowichan teachers reprimanded for incidents with alcohol, hot tub

Married teachers from Cowichan Secondary School held accountable for actions with former students

Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with former students. (File photo)
UPDATE: Police find 11-year-old boy missing near Stanley Park

UPDATE: Police find 11-year-old boy missing near Stanley Park

Bruneau Fulton managed to bike all the way to New Westminster

UPDATE: Police find 11-year-old boy missing near Stanley Park
(BC Wildfire Service)

Weather forecast concerns wildfire officials

Conditions expected to remain hot and dry through weekend with strong chance of more lightning.

(BC Wildfire Service)
Cat adoptions at BC SPCA shelters are half price from now until Aug. 2.

All the love for half the price

Cat adoptions now half price at all SPCA shelters in B.C.

  • Jul 26, 2017
Cat adoptions at BC SPCA shelters are half price from now until Aug. 2.
The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden

VIDEO: Wind and warm, dry weather increase Elephant Hill wildfire

Crews may start conducting controlled burns as early as today to try to contain the fire.

The Elephant Hill wildfire continues to behave aggressively, forcing an evacuation order northeast of Clinton on July 25.                                Barbara Roden
Victoria HarbourCats reliever James Bradwell in action versus the Kelowna Falcons during West Coast League baseball action at Royal Athletic Park. The home team let a 4-0 lead slip away late Tuesday and wound up losing 6-5 in 11 innings.The Cats and Falcons are back at it Wednesday and Thursday at RAP, starting at 6:35 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria HarbourCats have a target on their back

North Division leaders overtaken late by Kelowna, lose in 11

Victoria HarbourCats reliever James Bradwell in action versus the Kelowna Falcons during West Coast League baseball action at Royal Athletic Park. The home team let a 4-0 lead slip away late Tuesday and wound up losing 6-5 in 11 innings.The Cats and Falcons are back at it Wednesday and Thursday at RAP, starting at 6:35 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Hardy has been given around the clock care at the rescue centre. (Vancouver Aquarium)

WATCH: Rescued sea otter pup named Hardy

The pup was rescued from the ocean and first brought to Port Hardy for treatment.

Hardy has been given around the clock care at the rescue centre. (Vancouver Aquarium)
The Victoria Shamrocks will look to smother the Burnaby Lakers on Friday at The Q Centre in a game that’s likely to have significant Western Lacrosse Association playoff implications. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)

Victoria Shamrocks open playoffs on Aug. 3

Western Lacrosse Association seeding still to be decided

The Victoria Shamrocks will look to smother the Burnaby Lakers on Friday at The Q Centre in a game that’s likely to have significant Western Lacrosse Association playoff implications. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)
Sooke’s affordability attracts buyers: realtors

Sooke’s affordability attracts buyers: realtors

Region’s beauty, proximity to the core, and lower cost of living among selling points

Sooke’s affordability attracts buyers: realtors
Peninsula Co-op is one of the major Vancouver Island Co-ops to donate to the Canadian Red Cross’ BC Wildfire Appeal. (Morgan Cross photo)

BC Fires Appeal receives $51K from Vancouver Island Co-ops and Federated Co-operative

The Canadian Red Cross will redistribute the donation to evacuated and recovering communities

  • Jul 26, 2017
Peninsula Co-op is one of the major Vancouver Island Co-ops to donate to the Canadian Red Cross’ BC Wildfire Appeal. (Morgan Cross photo)
Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees

Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees

Red Cross, Service Canada, Insurance Bureau of Canada all part of “one-stop care” in Boitanio Mall

Williams Lake Resiliency Centre readies for evacuees
A snow leopard cub photographed at the Toronto Zoo. Image credit: Facebook/Toronto Zoo

Snow leopard cub dies at Toronto Zoo

Snow leopard cub dies of pneumonia at Toronto Zoo; 2 other cubs doing fine

A snow leopard cub photographed at the Toronto Zoo. Image credit: Facebook/Toronto Zoo
Donald Trump addresses the press in the Oval Office , The Canadian Press

Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

There are as many as 250 service members in the process of transitioning to their preferred genders

Donald Trump addresses the press in the Oval Office , The Canadian Press
This abandoned house at 982 Tattersall Drive has inspired a Saanich man to call for a registry of abandoned and derelict homes.

Saanich asked to track derelict homes

982 Tattersall Drive could be so much more. Its large backyard could…

This abandoned house at 982 Tattersall Drive has inspired a Saanich man to call for a registry of abandoned and derelict homes.
George Mercer with Jasper Wild, the latest book in his fictional national park series. (Morgan Cross photo)

Retired Gulf Islands park warden publishes third book in fictional series

George Mercer released Jasper Wild late June, plans to write three more in wilderness series

  • Jul 26, 2017
George Mercer with Jasper Wild, the latest book in his fictional national park series. (Morgan Cross photo)
Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with students. (File photo)

Cowichan teachers reprimanded for incidents with alcohol, hot tub

Married teachers from Cowichan Secondary School held accountable for actions with former students

  • Jul 25, 2017
Brad Skene and his wife Alanna Skene, both teachers in the Cowichan Valley school district, have both been disciplined and reprimanded for inappropriate activities with students. (File photo)