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Milano Roasters has opened a second Vancouver Island location at 817 Government Street. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

Milano Roasters brings award-winning coffee to Victoria

New Government Street location downtown open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Milano Roasters has opened a second Vancouver Island location at 817 Government Street. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)

Expect traffic delays at Burnside and Douglas this week for new bus lanes

Prep work runs Tuesday through Thursday while paving takes place Friday

When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)
LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

Lower Mainland activists plan to protest SOGI on legislature lawn, Sept. 29

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own
The new Dockside Green location will include a brewhouse as Merridale Cider starts producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed

City stamps rezoning approval for Merridale Cidery expansion in Victoria

Owner expects doors open by fall 2019 in Dockside Green neighbourhood

The new Dockside Green location will include a brewhouse as Merridale Cider starts producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed
The 5th Annual Sooke Apple Fest returns to Sunriver Community Gardens, Sept. 23 for an afternoon of fun, food and music. (Photo contributed)

5 things to do this weekend in and around Greater Victoria

Sooke Apple Fest returns, Saanich lights up with lantern festival and anarchists unite for downtown book fair

The 5th Annual Sooke Apple Fest returns to Sunriver Community Gardens, Sept. 23 for an afternoon of fun, food and music. (Photo contributed)
A sign at the entrance of Goldstream Provincial Park reads “closed” as West Shore RCMP officers stand guard prohibiting the public from entering. Marilou Gagnon photo

West Shore RCMP block entrance to Goldstream Park, expected to evict all campers Thursday morning

Roving tent city moved to provincial park Wednesday, advocates say homeless unfairly targeted

A sign at the entrance of Goldstream Provincial Park reads “closed” as West Shore RCMP officers stand guard prohibiting the public from entering. Marilou Gagnon photo
In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)

Four Greater Victoria mayors to be acclaimed in fall election

No election in District of Highlands with six council candidates up for six seats

In the District of Highlands, there is no need for an election as Mayor Ken Williams (far right) will be acclaimed and six candidates will vie for six council seats. (Courtesy District of Highlands)
Frankie Edroff will tell the story of his transition thanks to a film grant from Telus Storyhive. (Photo contributed)

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ to tell story of gender transition in new documentary

Frankie Edroff will write film, Empress Avenue Media to direct, produce project funded by Telus Storyhive

Frankie Edroff will tell the story of his transition thanks to a film grant from Telus Storyhive. (Photo contributed)
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Social media attack ads a ‘distraction from democracy’ says Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps

‘Elections are won on the doorstep. Elections are not won on Facebook,’ says incumbent mayor

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with Tracy James (right) and other supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Isabelle Dahler-Hyde, a support worker from Together Against Poverty Society, helps Deedee Chestnut, a resident of the camp, load her belongings into a U-Haul the Victoria-based legal advocacy organization rented Tuesday afternoon. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Saanich homeless camp residents at a standstill, evicted, prohibited from local parks

‘Ultimate goal is to get people into shelters and longer-term housing,’ Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Isabelle Dahler-Hyde, a support worker from Together Against Poverty Society, helps Deedee Chestnut, a resident of the camp, load her belongings into a U-Haul the Victoria-based legal advocacy organization rented Tuesday afternoon. Travis Paterson/News Staff
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Bicycle thief in Victoria steals blind man’s jacket, viewing aid

VicPD urgently seeking witnesses to incident from early Saturday afternoon near Douglas and Fort streets

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Emilie de Rosenroll, CEO of South Island Prosperity Project, will travel to Shanghai this week to meet with global leaders at the 2018 World Artifical Intelligence Conference. Photo contributed

South Island Prosperity Project sends leaders to Shanghai for AI conference

People talk about flying cars but there are day-to-day lifestyle improvements that can come from AI: SIPP CEO

Emilie de Rosenroll, CEO of South Island Prosperity Project, will travel to Shanghai this week to meet with global leaders at the 2018 World Artifical Intelligence Conference. Photo contributed
The Margarita Villains will battle for the Calamity Cup during the Eves of Destruction season finale Sept. 15 at Archie Browning Arena. New files

Eves of Destruction close out derby season in Victoria with double header

Calamity Cup is up for grabs as The Margarita Villains face The Belles of the Brawl

The Margarita Villains will battle for the Calamity Cup during the Eves of Destruction season finale Sept. 15 at Archie Browning Arena. New files
CFB Esquimalt. File photo

Court martial underway for retired CAF member accused of sex crimes in Esquimalt

Seven charges against Colin McGregor include committing, recording sexual assault

CFB Esquimalt. File photo
Hundreds of dogs and their humans participated in Paws For A Cause in Victoria Sunday. The 2km walk, a fundraiser for the BC SPCA, raised nearly $45,000. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Paws For A Cause’ brings out hundreds of dogs and their humans in Victoria

Annual fundraiser to benefit BC SPCA is ‘critical’ says branch manager

Hundreds of dogs and their humans participated in Paws For A Cause in Victoria Sunday. The 2km walk, a fundraiser for the BC SPCA, raised nearly $45,000. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Stephen Hatfield, who has called Esquimalt home for over a decade, says his career in music was a “series of flukes” invoked by piano lessons from his parents when he was a kid. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria composer’s ‘Amazing Grace’ performed at funeral of John McCain

World renowned melodist ‘tickled pink’ to be part of public mourning

Stephen Hatfield, who has called Esquimalt home for over a decade, says his career in music was a “series of flukes” invoked by piano lessons from his parents when he was a kid. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
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Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee now wired for free public Wi-Fi

Patient started petition in April pledging need to stay connected with friends, family while in hospital

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Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Lack of leadership’ prompts former Saanich council hopeful to run for mayor of Victoria

Mike Geoghegan supports high density housing, financial breaks for small business

Michael Geoghegan announces his candidacy in the rose garden at the B.C. legislature. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest. The three-day extravaganza of ribs, live music, community fun and craft beer returns to Bullen Park, Sept. 7 to 9. Photo contributed

Hungry? Esquimalt Ribfest is back and better than ever

Sixth year brings more food, fun, live music and a tribute to Jason Buie to Bullen Park

Derek Raphael Ventura keeps an eye on the grill for Gator BBQ during Esquimalt Ribfest. The three-day extravaganza of ribs, live music, community fun and craft beer returns to Bullen Park, Sept. 7 to 9. Photo contributed
Firefighters from Saanich Fire Department survey the damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sunday shortly after 12 p.m. No one was in the tent at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

VIDEO: Fire torches home at Saanich tent city in Regina Park

Camp Namegans residents able to extinguish fire before Saanich Fire Department arrived, no injuries reported

Firefighters from Saanich Fire Department survey the damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sunday shortly after 12 p.m. No one was in the tent at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS