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A couple died after a single vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Central Saanich Police Services)

Couple dies after single-vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday

Crash occurred in the 6300-block of West Saanich Road around 4 p.m.

Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay cancelled

West Shore RCMP is searching for missing teens Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, who are believed to be together in Victoria, Nanaimo or Vancouver. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: Two missing teens may be in Victoria, Nanaimo

Tyson Brown, 15, and Grace Smiley, 16, missing since Aug. 1

Three more flights through the Victoria International Airport have reported cases of COVID-19 onboard, including two from Vancouver July 26 and one from Kelowna July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three more COVID-19 exposures reported on Victoria flights

Two July 26 flights from Vancouver, one July 25 flight from Kelowna affected

Three more flights through the Victoria International Airport have reported cases of COVID-19 onboard, including two from Vancouver July 26 and one from Kelowna July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
A downed tree left more than 100 people in a Saanich neighbourhood without power Wednesday (Aug. 4) morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power back up for more than 100 in Saanich neighbourhood

Downed tree left customers without power Wednesday morning

A downed tree left more than 100 people in a Saanich neighbourhood without power Wednesday (Aug. 4) morning. (BC Hydro)
Jordan Watters resigned as chairwoman of the Greater Victoria School District Aug. 3 after four Indigenous communities asked her to step down. She will continue on as a trustee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria School District board chair answers Indigenous call to resign

Citing more work ahead, Jordan Watters says she is honouring wishes of Indigenous communities

Jordan Watters resigned as chairwoman of the Greater Victoria School District Aug. 3 after four Indigenous communities asked her to step down. She will continue on as a trustee. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jacquie Bartlett with a photo of her mother before things went awry. (Zoe Ducklow/New Staff)

‘Please tell someone:’ Langford woman whose mother was murdered begs abuse survivors to get help

‘I didn’t believe this could happen to my mom either, but it did’

Jacquie Bartlett with a photo of her mother before things went awry. (Zoe Ducklow/New Staff)
The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Completion of E & N Trail section in Langford creates continuous 13-kilometre route

Stretch between Atkins Avenue railway crossing and Savory Elementary trail’s newest link

The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Nine-year-old Chilliwack girl presents Lytton mayor with $3,440 from lemonade sales

Emily Loewen’s donation may be used to help re-stock the Lytton library once it’s rebuilt

Nine-year-old Chilliwackian Emily Loewen shares a moment with Lytton mayor Jan Polderman on Tuesday. Loewen presented Polderman $3,440 on Tuesday, Aug. 3, most of it raised through lemonade sales. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police nab 24 impaired drivers over busy long weekend

Backlog of paperwork and towing orders prompt police to shut down Saturday roadblock an hour early

(Black Press Media file photo)
A photo of the 10 replica firearms found in a vehicle during a traffic stop by Saanich police. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police find 10 replica firearms and a variety of drugs during traffic stop

Replica firearms coupled with drugs are a major cause for concern, police say

A photo of the 10 replica firearms found in a vehicle during a traffic stop by Saanich police. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)

Ferry-goers stranded between Tsawwassen, Salt Spring and Pender Islands on B.C. Day

Incorrect schedule affects travellers with reservations, Ferries offers refunds, alternative sailing

The B.C. Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen. (Black Press file photo)
The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Saanich Peninsula’s Pauquachin First Nation receives $41 million from feds for road closure deal

Payment compensates for deal Canada struck with developer that closed only land access to community

The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Toxic algae bloom prompts water warning in View Royal lake

Capital Regional District also warns to keep pets away from Prior Lake

Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)

Malahat totem pole removed for refurbishment following July 2 arson

Private ceremony conducted to ensure cultural protocols were followed

The Salish Bear Totem was removed from the Malahat Summit on July 31 after it was burned in a deliberate act on July 2. (Submitted)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
The only item reported missing was an urn containing a family member's remains. (Courtesy VicPD)
Amy Simpson, 35, was found safe Aug. 3 after being the subject of a missing person alert. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Amy Simpson had last been seen July 7 in Victoria

Amy Simpson, 35, was found safe Aug. 3 after being the subject of a missing person alert. (Courtesy VicPD)
Kings Road Nature Space will be preserved through financial contributions from the City of Victoria and the District of Oak Bay, as requested by the District of Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay will contribute $75,000 towards Kings Road nature space

Funds saved from cancellation of Tea Party will go towards parkland

Kings Road Nature Space will be preserved through financial contributions from the City of Victoria and the District of Oak Bay, as requested by the District of Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)
Two people were rescued by helicopter off the Metchosin coastline Aug. 2 after going missing the night before. (Google Maps)