News

Sooke construction continues to boom

Sooke construction continues to boom

Sooke has seen a 37 percent increase of building permits issued so far this year

Sooke construction continues to boom
(Pixabay)

Former health minister joins pot company

Terry Lake has a new job as vice-president of corporate social responsibility with Quebec-based Hydropothecary.

(Pixabay)
Allan Dwayne Schoenborn is shown in an undated RCMP handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO BC RCMP

Allan Schoenborn, who killed his 3 kids, deemed not high-risk

Judge rejects bid to give designation to Schoenborn, found not criminally responsible for deaths

Allan Dwayne Schoenborn is shown in an undated RCMP handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO BC RCMP
Sooke Fire Rescue searching for new volunteers

Sooke Fire Rescue searching for new volunteers

Sooke Fire Rescue is looking for some fresh faces to join its…

Sooke Fire Rescue searching for new volunteers
Cross-border wildfire continues to burn

Cross-border wildfire continues to burn

The Diamond Creek fire is ravaging backcountry on both sides of the border

Cross-border wildfire continues to burn
(Black Press file photo)

15-year-old girl arrested after early morning B&E in Langford

Homeowners detained the girl until police arrived

  • Aug 31, 2017
(Black Press file photo)
VicPD fentanyl series: Intelligence-led approach

VicPD fentanyl series: Intelligence-led approach

Intelligence is the key to success in fight against fentanyl. Police take viewers inside the briefing on a local dealer.

VicPD fentanyl series: Intelligence-led approach
In a 133-page judgement, the B.C. Court of Appeals threw out a civil case ruling that found the Ministry of Children and Family Development showed “reckless disregard” in allowing J.P.’s children to be sexually abused. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

UPDATED: Court dismisses ruling that B.C. failed to protect kids from sexual abuse

Lower Mainland mom had sued province after social workers were found to have failed to protect kids

In a 133-page judgement, the B.C. Court of Appeals threw out a civil case ruling that found the Ministry of Children and Family Development showed “reckless disregard” in allowing J.P.’s children to be sexually abused. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose

B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose

Two Kelowna men were charged, convicted and fined for killing an off-season cow moose

B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose
Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth

Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth

Household spending, exports drive economy past expectations

Economy beats expectations with 4.5% growth
Poor weather conditions in the winter and high demand in the construction industry has delayed the opening of the Al Charron National Training Centre on Glen Lake Road in Langford by a few months. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Opening of high performance rugby centre in Langford has been delayed

Booming construction industry has set project back a few months

Poor weather conditions in the winter and high demand in the construction industry has delayed the opening of the Al Charron National Training Centre on Glen Lake Road in Langford by a few months. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Greg Evans with the Esquimalt Municipal Archives reaches for the collection of fire insurance maps. Evans says requests for information are at an all-time high, and come from all over the world. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt Archives remain relevant in the age of technology

Municipal Archivist Greg Evans says he’s received more requests than ever for a trip down memory lane

Greg Evans with the Esquimalt Municipal Archives reaches for the collection of fire insurance maps. Evans says requests for information are at an all-time high, and come from all over the world. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Adrian Round, director of observatory operation for Ocean Networks Canada, shows off the Canadian Scientific Submersible Society’s ROPOS, a remotely operated underwater vehicle. ONC leases the vehicle to perform deep sea tasks.                                 (Steven Heywood/News staff file)

North Saanich firm making a splash in ocean research

Tim Collins News staff A North Saanich-based firm is making a splash…

  • Aug 31, 2017
Adrian Round, director of observatory operation for Ocean Networks Canada, shows off the Canadian Scientific Submersible Society’s ROPOS, a remotely operated underwater vehicle. ONC leases the vehicle to perform deep sea tasks.                                 (Steven Heywood/News staff file)
Omar Khadr. Image Credit: The Canadian Press

Lawyers seek easing of bail rules for Omar Khadr

Former detainee wants unrestricted internet access and more freedom to move around Canada

Omar Khadr. Image Credit: The Canadian Press
Princess Diana mourned on 20th anniversary of death

Princess Diana mourned on 20th anniversary of death

Thousands of visitors paid tribute outside the gates of Kensington Palace

Princess Diana mourned on 20th anniversary of death
Gareth Gaudin, one of the owners of Legends Comics and Books, leafs through one of his first edition MAD comic books that he hopes one day he can sell to put his kids through university. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)                                Gareth Gaudin, one of the owners of Legends Comics and Books, leafs through one of his first edition MAD comic books that he hopes one day he can sell to put his kids through university. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

First edition Spider-Man comic for sale in Victoria

The rare magazine is selling for $500,000 but may be worth up to $1 million.

Gareth Gaudin, one of the owners of Legends Comics and Books, leafs through one of his first edition MAD comic books that he hopes one day he can sell to put his kids through university. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)                                Gareth Gaudin, one of the owners of Legends Comics and Books, leafs through one of his first edition MAD comic books that he hopes one day he can sell to put his kids through university. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
First edition Spider-Man comic for sale in Victoria

First edition Spider-Man comic for sale in Victoria

The rare magazine is selling for $500,000 but may be worth up to $1 million.

First edition Spider-Man comic for sale in Victoria
Massive cross-border wildfire growing rapidly

Massive cross-border wildfire growing rapidly

Canadian portion of Diamond Creek Fire grows to 1,700 hectares, forced closure of Cathedral Park.

Massive cross-border wildfire growing rapidly
Energy board approves Trans Mountain terminal

Energy board approves Trans Mountain terminal

National Energy Board says Trans Mountain meets conditions for B.C. terminal.

Energy board approves Trans Mountain terminal
Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service, saying the route is no longer viable. The company will need Passenger Transportation Board approval to stop the service. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/BLACK PRESS)

Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service

Company cites decline in ridership among reasons for cancellation request

Greyhound plans to discontinue Nanaimo-to-Victoria bus service, saying the route is no longer viable. The company will need Passenger Transportation Board approval to stop the service. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/BLACK PRESS)