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A man walks his dog along the Ogden Point walk way during a wind warning for Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A man walks his dog along the Ogden Point walk way during a wind warning for Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
The Garry Oak known as Thunderheart in Saanichton was blown down on Dec. 20 during a windstorm. (Longview Farms photo)

Iconic Garry Oak tree felled by windstorm in Saanichton

Community members share their memories of the tree

The Garry Oak known as Thunderheart in Saanichton was blown down on Dec. 20 during a windstorm. (Longview Farms photo)
A windstorm warning is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, as waves pound beaches along Dallas Road and BC Ferries trips are cancelled for Dec. 20. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Two-sailing wait after windstorm cancels 130 BC Ferries sailings

More than a dozen routes had cancellations on Dec. 20

A windstorm warning is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, as waves pound beaches along Dallas Road and BC Ferries trips are cancelled for Dec. 20. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Most Greater Victoria schools still open after Thursday’s windstorm

Dec. 21 is last day of class for many, despite power outages

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Sunset at Cattle Point in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)

More daylight coming to Greater Victoria

Winter solstice on Dec. 21 marks transition to more sunlight

Sunset at Cattle Point in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Robin Jones penned Letter From Santa Claus based on his own holiday memories. (Robin Jones photo)

Letter From Santa Claus tells true tale of holiday hope

Robin Jones, 75, shares the story of getting a hand-written note while in hospital

Robin Jones penned Letter From Santa Claus based on his own holiday memories. (Robin Jones photo)
Cyclists of all ages and abilities gather on Fort Street to celebrate the official opening of the new dedicated, two-way, protected bike lanes. (File photo)

Fort Street bike lanes named in Top 10 America list

Section of road for cyclists in Victoria honoured on Best of 2018 list

Cyclists of all ages and abilities gather on Fort Street to celebrate the official opening of the new dedicated, two-way, protected bike lanes. (File photo)
BCLC reminds Victoria plays to check Lotto 6/49 tickets sold Jan. 3. (Photo: Flickr)

Lottery winner has three weeks to claim $1 million

BCLC reminds players to check Jan. 3 Lotto 6/49 tickets bought in Victoria

BCLC reminds Victoria plays to check Lotto 6/49 tickets sold Jan. 3. (Photo: Flickr)
Rosco, a five-year-old Great Dane cross, has been missing from Saanich since Dec. 12. (Deborah Hicks photo)

Owners ask public for help finding lost Saanich dog

Five-year-old Rosco hit by two vehicles on Dec. 12

Rosco, a five-year-old Great Dane cross, has been missing from Saanich since Dec. 12. (Deborah Hicks photo)
Gas prices jumped by 10 cents in Victoria on Dec. 18. (Black Press file photo)

Price at the pump not expected to decrease until after Boxing Day

Victoria gas stations saw a 10 cent jump on Dec. 18

Gas prices jumped by 10 cents in Victoria on Dec. 18. (Black Press file photo)
VicPD received multiple 911 calls just after 1:30 a.m. after the intoxicated man was seen falling into the water below the bridge. (City of Victoria webcam)

Investigation into Johnson Street Bridge fall to evaluate safety measures

City of Victoria responds after death on Dec. 15

VicPD received multiple 911 calls just after 1:30 a.m. after the intoxicated man was seen falling into the water below the bridge. (City of Victoria webcam)
A courtesy parking ticket issued by the City of Victoria on Dec. 15. (Reddit photo by Stoivek)

Courtesy parking tickets invite Victoria to pay it forward

Christmas program to cut drivers a break in the city has run for more than two decades

A courtesy parking ticket issued by the City of Victoria on Dec. 15. (Reddit photo by Stoivek)
FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19

FILE photo of wind conditions near Nanaimo (Black Press Media files)
Scott Nesbitt requires a plastic, bendy straw to drink. (Carmell Nesbitt photo)

Victoria mother concerned by city’s potential straw ban

Carmell Nesbitt’s son has cerebral palsy and can only drink with plastic straws

Scott Nesbitt requires a plastic, bendy straw to drink. (Carmell Nesbitt photo)
Diane Brown cries after her granddaughter, Amanda Jenkins (right), surprises her with donations after she had $1,100 stolen from her purse while Christmas shopping. (Amanda Jenkins photo/Facebook)

VIDEO: Esquimalt grandmother surprised by Christmas donations

Strangers pitched in to replace $1,100 stolen from Diane Brown’s purse at Hillside Shopping Centre

Diane Brown cries after her granddaughter, Amanda Jenkins (right), surprises her with donations after she had $1,100 stolen from her purse while Christmas shopping. (Amanda Jenkins photo/Facebook)
Taylor Fawcett’s smile reveals where he lost his three front teeth after a fainting spell in July. (GoFundMe photo)

UVic student’s Christmas wishlist includes three front teeth

Taylor Fawcett used humour and a Christmas song to raise funds for missing teeth

Taylor Fawcett’s smile reveals where he lost his three front teeth after a fainting spell in July. (GoFundMe photo)
Conan Chee captures Sunday morning’s powerful winds and heavy rain along the waterfront in Sidney. (Conan Chee Photography)

Intense winds could reach 70km in Greater Victoria

Environment Canada issued wind warning for Dec. 17

Conan Chee captures Sunday morning’s powerful winds and heavy rain along the waterfront in Sidney. (Conan Chee Photography)
A Banff midget hockey team reported its gear missing from trailer at hotel in Victoria on Dec. 14. (VicPD photo)

Hockey gear stolen from visiting team in Victoria

Banff midget team reported missing equipment on Dec. 14

A Banff midget hockey team reported its gear missing from trailer at hotel in Victoria on Dec. 14. (VicPD photo)
IIO is not recommending charges for an off-duty VicPD officer’s involvement at scene of motorcyclist’s death on June 17. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was involved in the crash

IIO is not recommending charges for an off-duty VicPD officer’s involvement at scene of motorcyclist’s death on June 17. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges

Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges

Noah Currie is currently in prison after Jan. 8 arrest

Civilian living at CFB Esquimalt faces drug trafficking, assault charges
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