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A crash on Sooke Road caused traffic headaches and long lineups on Oct. 22, 2018. (Michelle Cabana/News staff)

UPDATE: Sooke Road reopened following morning crash

Crash is five km west of Gillespie Road

A crash on Sooke Road caused traffic headaches and long lineups on Oct. 22, 2018. (Michelle Cabana/News staff)
Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election

Polls close Saturday night at 8 p.m. for mayoral, councillor and school board

Last chance to vote in 2018 municipal election
The life-sized Lotto Max balls spread the word about the record-breaking Lotto Max $60 million jackpot plus 53 Max Millions up for grabs on Oct. 19, 2018. (CNW Group/OLG)

Record-breaking $113 million Lotto Max jackpot up for grabs

This is Canada’s highest top prize offering ever and includes 53 Max Millions

The life-sized Lotto Max balls spread the word about the record-breaking Lotto Max $60 million jackpot plus 53 Max Millions up for grabs on Oct. 19, 2018. (CNW Group/OLG)
UPDATED: Early morning crash on Sooke Road causes traffic delays

UPDATED: Early morning crash on Sooke Road causes traffic delays

The road has now been cleared of two incidents from Thursday morning

UPDATED: Early morning crash on Sooke Road causes traffic delays
Most residents near Prince George, B.C. are being allowed back into their homes after Tuesday’s gas pipeline rupture. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Gas flowing again along FortisBC’s Enbridge pipeline

Customers in B.C. still asked to avoid non-essential use of natural gas until situation is resolved

Most residents near Prince George, B.C. are being allowed back into their homes after Tuesday’s gas pipeline rupture. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Refinery explosion could cause gas price spike in B.C.

Blast could cause two cent per litre increase in Victoria, Vancouver and Lower Mainland

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Water main break closes View Royal Elementary

Water main break closes View Royal Elementary

School officials hopeful it will reopen later today

Water main break closes View Royal Elementary
The death cap mushroom has been found on a boulevard in Greater Victoria. (Contributed by Adolf and Oluna Ceska)

Disease control warns mushroom pickers against death cap

Pickers should be on look out and report the extremely poisonous mushroom

The death cap mushroom has been found on a boulevard in Greater Victoria. (Contributed by Adolf and Oluna Ceska)
Thanksgiving comes early to Victoria’s Our Place Society

Thanksgiving comes early to Victoria’s Our Place Society

Kitchen staff at the community centre are preparing 1,000 pounds of turkey

Thanksgiving comes early to Victoria’s Our Place Society
The gate to the Goldstream Provincial Park campground remains closed to the public as of noon on Oct. 2, 2018. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Tent city campers pack up and leave Goldstream Park

Group misses 11 a.m. deadline as police, park rangers watch from afar

The gate to the Goldstream Provincial Park campground remains closed to the public as of noon on Oct. 2, 2018. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan are seen in this Black Press file image from Sept. 18, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver disappointed in LNG announcement

“Our Caucus has been clear that we do not support the government’s LNG regime”

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan are seen in this Black Press file image from Sept. 18, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
WATCH: Smoke bomb set off as Saanich police arrest two people on Sunday

WATCH: Smoke bomb set off as Saanich police arrest two people on Sunday

Up to 18 officers were seen coming and going during a stand-off on Carey Road in Greater Victoria

WATCH: Smoke bomb set off as Saanich police arrest two people on Sunday
BC SPCA constables removed 34 animals in distress from a property near Ladysmith earlier this year. (File image from the BC SPCA)

Vancouver Island man guilty of cruelty to bearded dragons, other animals

BC SPCA found 34 animals near Ladysmith living in filthy and substandard conditions

BC SPCA constables removed 34 animals in distress from a property near Ladysmith earlier this year. (File image from the BC SPCA)
A motorcycle lies on Gorge Road East between Jutland and Washington on Sept. 26. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)

Motorcyclist seriously injured in early morning crash on Gorge Road

Incident happened just after 4 a.m. Wednesday

A motorcycle lies on Gorge Road East between Jutland and Washington on Sept. 26. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)
Some damage can be seen near the rear of a house on Bowlsby Place after a fire broke out overnight Sept. 24. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)

Late night house fire in Vic West causes $100,000 damage

Fire crews arrived to see smoke and flames coming from a home on Bowlsby Place

Some damage can be seen near the rear of a house on Bowlsby Place after a fire broke out overnight Sept. 24. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)
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Get ready for a week of sunshine across Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the high teens all this week

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Chrissy Brett weeps as she holds another Camp Namagens resident at Goldstream Park in Langford (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Province now allowing tent city campers to stay at Goldstream Park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no hard deadline for campers to leave, park open to public

Chrissy Brett weeps as she holds another Camp Namagens resident at Goldstream Park in Langford (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
In a photo posted to the group’s Facebook page, Camp Namegans questions why they’ve been forced to leave all municipalities in order to find a place to rest for the night. (Facebook/Camp Namegans)

Victoria’s roving tent city moves to Goldstream campground

Police from around the region evicted Camp Namegans from provincial land near Uptown early Tuesday morning

In a photo posted to the group’s Facebook page, Camp Namegans questions why they’ve been forced to leave all municipalities in order to find a place to rest for the night. (Facebook/Camp Namegans)
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SD61 installs new water fountains after finding elevated levels of lead in water

District spent $850,000 for 230 water fixtures, 40 new pre-filtration systems

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Lit cigarette caused fire at Saanich tent city, officials say

Lit cigarette caused fire at Saanich tent city, officials say

Saanich Fire Department characterize blaze as “accidental due to the careless use of smoking materials”

Lit cigarette caused fire at Saanich tent city, officials say