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Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields. (File photo)

Former supervisor testifies to character of complainant in Shields’ sex assault trial

Shields’ trial is expected to last three weeks in provincial court in Vancouver

Former RCMP spokesperson Tim Shields. (File photo)
(Canadian Press photo)

Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia

(Canadian Press photo)
The Grenfell Tower in North Kensington went up in flames. (The Canadian Press)

6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

Flames from the inferno lit up the night and smoke spewed from the windows of the Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower in North Kensington went up in flames. (The Canadian Press)
Sooke’s Most Wanted

Sooke’s Most Wanted

Sooke Mounties looking for these crime suspects

  • Jun 14, 2017
Sooke’s Most Wanted
Sooke man rescued by rope on Phillips Road

Sooke man rescued by rope on Phillips Road

The man, who was intoxicated, fell down a 40-foot slope on Saturday

Sooke man rescued by rope on Phillips Road
Kendra Wong/Victoria News Del Manak hugs his mother Avtar, after being named the Victoria Police Department’s new chief constable at the department headquarters on Caledonia Avenue.

UPDATE: Del Manak officially named new VicPD chief constable

Promotion from within of Victoria officer first time in 26 years

  • Jun 13, 2017
Kendra Wong/Victoria News Del Manak hugs his mother Avtar, after being named the Victoria Police Department’s new chief constable at the department headquarters on Caledonia Avenue.
Victoria Police seek missing man

Victoria Police seek missing man

Jack Ambler, 57, was last heard from more than a week ago.

Victoria Police seek missing man
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the following individuals.

Greater Victoria’s most wanted for June 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the following individuals

  • Jun 13, 2017
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the following individuals.
NDP leader John Horgan and Victoria MLAs Carole James and Rob Fleming visit a townhouse project with units set aside for below-market housing, built in 1996. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)

John Horgan protests delay in housing reform

Christy Clark renews warning about Site C delays

NDP leader John Horgan and Victoria MLAs Carole James and Rob Fleming visit a townhouse project with units set aside for below-market housing, built in 1996. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)
The CFSEU-BC announced nine arrests after six houses were searched. (CFSEU-BC/Twitter)

Nine arrested in Lower Mainland money laundering scheme

Cash, drugs, luxury vehicles seized from six houses

The CFSEU-BC announced nine arrests after six houses were searched. (CFSEU-BC/Twitter)
A tree branch rests on a live hydro wire on Sooke River Road following a few gusts of wind on Tuesday afternoon in Sooke. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Scattered weather will continue to affect Sooke, Greater Victoria Region

Pattern coming across the Pacific will continue affecting the South Coast for next couple of weeks

A tree branch rests on a live hydro wire on Sooke River Road following a few gusts of wind on Tuesday afternoon in Sooke. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)
New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy and Rita Notarandrea, CEO of Canadian Centre on Substance Use, speak at a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday. Ashley Wadhwani, Black Press.

Experts to gather in Vancouver for Canada’s first drug-use recovery conference

Event announcement includes a look into the first Life in Recovery report

New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy and Rita Notarandrea, CEO of Canadian Centre on Substance Use, speak at a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday. Ashley Wadhwani, Black Press.
West Shore RCMP is reporting that a BC Transit bus was involved in a morning collision with a cyclist in Colwood. (Gazette file photo)

Updated: BC Transit bus and cyclist involved in collision in Colwood

A cyclist has sustained non-life threatening injuries after an incident with a BC Transit bus

West Shore RCMP is reporting that a BC Transit bus was involved in a morning collision with a cyclist in Colwood. (Gazette file photo)
Possible attempted abduction in Central Saanich

Possible attempted abduction in Central Saanich

The Sidney North Saanich RCMP need the public’s help to identify a…

  • Jun 13, 2017
Possible attempted abduction in Central Saanich
#Saanich used to promote sexual encounters

#Saanich used to promote sexual encounters

A Twitter account using the Cyrillic-alphabet is using the #Saanich hashtag to…

#Saanich used to promote sexual encounters
Four people pulled from boat in distress on Cattle Point Rocks

Four people pulled from boat in distress on Cattle Point Rocks

Oak Bay police, fire, BC Ambulance, Oak Bay Sea Rescue responded to boat in distress

Four people pulled from boat in distress on Cattle Point Rocks
File photos of the Victoria International Buskers Festival. - Image Credit: Facebook/Victoria International Buskers Festival

International Buskers Festival moves to Kamloops

One of Victoria’s most popular festivals is moving to the Southern Interior

  • Jun 12, 2017
File photos of the Victoria International Buskers Festival. - Image Credit: Facebook/Victoria International Buskers Festival
The Bayside Medical Centre at 7226 West Saanich Rd., Brentwood Bay opened a walk-in clinic last year and more patients are needed to maintain it. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)

Patients respond to plea from Brentwood Bay walk-in clinic

Last week we told you about a clinic needing more walk-in patients in order to sustain its business.

  • Jun 12, 2017
The Bayside Medical Centre at 7226 West Saanich Rd., Brentwood Bay opened a walk-in clinic last year and more patients are needed to maintain it. (Alisa Howlett/News staff)
B.C. Liberal house leader Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark speak after MLAs took their oaths of office last week. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)                                Premier Christy Clark takes oath of office from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon at ceremony for cabinet ministers in Victoria Monday (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)

‘Urban agenda’ means no transit referendum

Christy Clark’s new cabinet may not last long

B.C. Liberal house leader Mike de Jong and Premier Christy Clark speak after MLAs took their oaths of office last week. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)                                Premier Christy Clark takes oath of office from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon at ceremony for cabinet ministers in Victoria Monday (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)
Jarred Aasen, a pharmacist at the STS Pain Pharmacy in Victoria, demonstrates how he tests drug samples for fentanyl. Most recently, the pharmacy has detected the presence of fentanyl in more hard drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and crystal meth. Victoria News file photo

More fentanyl being found in MDMA, crystal meth in Victoria

Downtown pharmacy testing street drugs for fentanyl free for users

Jarred Aasen, a pharmacist at the STS Pain Pharmacy in Victoria, demonstrates how he tests drug samples for fentanyl. Most recently, the pharmacy has detected the presence of fentanyl in more hard drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and crystal meth. Victoria News file photo
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