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The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)

216 beef cattle seized from Shawnigan Lake property

BC SPCA calls the animals ‘neglected’ and ‘distressed’

The SPCA has seized more than 200 cattle from a farm in Shawnigan Lake. (File photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix navigate the basement corridors of the B.C. legislature to deliver a COVID-19 briefing, May 20, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. COVID-19 hospital admissions slowing, latest testing shows

Most virus-related illness due to age or underlying conditions

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix navigate the basement corridors of the B.C. legislature to deliver a COVID-19 briefing, May 20, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)

B.C. spot prawn harvesters relieved at federal thaw on flash-freeze tubbing

Draft management plan back to status quo as DFO abandons ‘catastrophic’ rule change proposals

A fresh catch of wild spot prawns is unloaded at Mad Dog Crabs in Duncan, B.C. (Warren Goulding file photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
ElderDog Victoria volunteer Linda Harris takes Lilly for regular walks for her senior owner as part of the non-profit’s services in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Harris)

Seniors, do you need help caring for your four-legged friend?

ElderDog is now looking to expand its volunteer and client lists in the Sooke area

ElderDog Victoria volunteer Linda Harris takes Lilly for regular walks for her senior owner as part of the non-profit’s services in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Harris)
West Shore RCMP is looking to identify this suspect after a coffee throwing incident in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seeks suspect in coffee-throwing incident in Langford

Man barred from service Jan. 12 returned next day, threw coffee at staffer after brief conversation

West Shore RCMP is looking to identify this suspect after a coffee throwing incident in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Council voted 5-1 with Coun. Zeb King to rescind first reading of a bylaw that would have designated the Brentwood Anglican Chapel a heritage building.The move clears the path for the ‘unbuilding’ of the historic and its relocation to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mill Bay to be new home of former Central Saanich chapel

Rescinding of heritage bylaw clears path for move of Brentwood Anglican Chapel

Council voted 5-1 with Coun. Zeb King to rescind first reading of a bylaw that would have designated the Brentwood Anglican Chapel a heritage building.The move clears the path for the ‘unbuilding’ of the historic and its relocation to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health is encouraging residents to learn about and carry Naloxone to help prevent fatal overdoses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drug poisoning and overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria

Island Health warns of increased risk from injecting, inhaling drugs

Island Health is encouraging residents to learn about and carry Naloxone to help prevent fatal overdoses. (Black Press Media file photo)
Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1

Support funded by $30 million in donations matched by governments for a total $90-million fund

Properties on Hatzic Lake are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede, near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. B.C. flood victims will be eligible next month for personalized support through the Canadian Red Cross to help navigate the recovery process and available funding programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke booster clinic jabbing 200 arms a day

COVID vaccination clinic has been running smoothly in its first week

Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)

‘Stuck in a nightmare’: Family still searching for Ian Indridson

Wife of missing Victoria man pleads for public’s help

Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Jan. 10 in Victoria. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo care-home COVID outbreak grows to 27 cases

Island Health says entire Dufferin Place facility now dealing with outbreak

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Place long-term care home next to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (News Bulletin file photo)
A young person is vaccinated at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as the campaign to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 continues, in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

More in-school clinics could be key to raising vaccination rates for kids: doctors

Health Canada says the national average of children with their first shot is less than half

A young person is vaccinated at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as the campaign to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against COVID-19 continues, in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)

BC Hydro sees surge of power use records in 2021

Extreme weather drives higher demand, Hydro expects high use to become regular with climate change

2021 was a record-setting year for BC Hydro. (File photo)
The Uptown-Douglas plan looks at how the area will grow over the next 20 to 30 years. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Uptown-Douglas plan in Saanich off to public hearing, works likely to start in 2022

Improvements in store for all road users; housing, transit upgrades also on action list

The Uptown-Douglas plan looks at how the area will grow over the next 20 to 30 years. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Dozens of signs were held at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 where the body of 33-year-old Carmelita Abraham was recently found. A Quesnel man is facing charges of murder and indignity to human remains. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

VIDEO: ‘No woman should go through this’ — Community gathers to honour murdered B.C. woman

A Quesnel man was arrested and charged for Takla First Nation member Carmilita Abraham’s death

Dozens of signs were held at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 where the body of 33-year-old Carmelita Abraham was recently found. A Quesnel man is facing charges of murder and indignity to human remains. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
This rendering (looking northwest) shows a residential building proposed for the corner of Beacon Avenue and Highway 17. (Courtesy Kothari Group)

Sidney staff reviews plans for five-storey building near Highway 17

Council to consider plans for 141-unit project in early March

This rendering (looking northwest) shows a residential building proposed for the corner of Beacon Avenue and Highway 17. (Courtesy Kothari Group)
This map of Ocean Networks Canada’s offshore NEPTUNE cabled networks shows arrival times of the tsunami waves caused by the Tonga volcano. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)

Victoria-based ocean agency picks up real-time tsunami data after Tonga volcano eruption

Volcano’s impact travelled 9,000 kilometres before reaching Ocean Networks Canada’s sensors

This map of Ocean Networks Canada’s offshore NEPTUNE cabled networks shows arrival times of the tsunami waves caused by the Tonga volcano. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)
Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, continued Thursday in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

More details emerge about fatal pedestrian crash in Central Saanich

Crash scene photographer, second eyewitness testify in day 4 of Anthony Thomas trial

Flowers on Central Saanich Road mark the spot where Kim Ward was struck by a vehicle and killed in August 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, continued Thursday in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)