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The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Black Press Media file)

Here’s what was said at Colwood’s all-candidate forum

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum on Sept. 27

A rendering of a floating sauna business pitched for Victoria’s Ship Point. (Courtesy of Havn Saunas)

Floating sauna business pitched for Victoria’s Ship Point gets public hearing

Proposal looks to add to an ‘underutilized’ part of the Inner Harbour

A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

Improving the transit system and Victoria’s Douglas Street to roll together

West Shore line is the first of three Rapidbus phases

View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Recap of View Royal all-candidates forum

WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidates forum on Sept. 29

View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Tour de Rock rider Karen Robinson, a Saanich police constable and Sooke resident, greets students at École Poirier Elementary School on Wednesday. (Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror)

Tour de Rock receives warm welcome in Sooke

Ecole Poirier greets riders with $1,500 donation

Tour de Rock rider Karen Robinson, a Saanich police constable and Sooke resident, greets students at École Poirier Elementary School on Wednesday. (Rick Stiebel – Sooke News Mirror)
This screen cap shows (not in their entirety) the new proposed borders for the riding of Saanich South. It would include parts of Central Saanich. All of that community is currently in the riding of Saanich North and the Islands. (Screencap/British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Local MLA Adam Olsen critical of electoral boundaries commission proposal for Central Saanich

Parts of Central Saanich would receive representation from MLA of Saanich South

This screen cap shows (not in their entirety) the new proposed borders for the riding of Saanich South. It would include parts of Central Saanich. All of that community is currently in the riding of Saanich North and the Islands. (Screencap/British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Thousands of visitors pack the Inner Harbour during the Northwest Deuce Days show and shine Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria touts spring economic figures after events returned to the city

City seeing more people downtown than in second quarter of 2021

Thousands of visitors pack the Inner Harbour during the Northwest Deuce Days show and shine Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
An attendee of an International Overdose Awareness day event in Victoria. Island Health issued an overdose advisory on Oct. 4. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Overdose advisory issued for Greater Victoria

If someone overdoses, those nearby should call 911 and administer naloxone

An attendee of an International Overdose Awareness day event in Victoria. Island Health issued an overdose advisory on Oct. 4. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Police are asking for witnesses, information and video footage after a person was stabbed in Victoria on Oct. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victim taken to hospital after rejecting treatment for stab wounds in Victoria

Police seek witnesses and those with any information or video of the incident

Police are asking for witnesses, information and video footage after a person was stabbed in Victoria on Oct. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
People facing homelessness face many stigmas, says the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The group hosts a workshop in Sooke on Oct. 15. (File - Black Press Media)
People facing homelessness face many stigmas, says the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The group hosts a workshop in Sooke on Oct. 15. (File - Black Press Media)
A driver doing $55,000 in damage makes up one of the 97 calls for service to Oak Bay Police Department last week. (Black Press Media photo)

Driver faces $196 fine over $55,000 damage to Oak Bay power pole

Other calls to Oak Bay police in recent days include mental health call at rec. centre

A driver doing $55,000 in damage makes up one of the 97 calls for service to Oak Bay Police Department last week. (Black Press Media photo)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford candidates address the issues at forum

WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum on Sept. 28

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Royal Canadian Navy crew line up during a ceremony for the HMCS Regina at CFB Esquimalt in Esquimalt, B.C., Friday April 29, 2016. New figures from the Department of National Defence show thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members and their families across the country are waiting for military housing.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver Island military families caught in the housing squeeze

Nearly 4,500 Canadian Armed Forces members, families waiting for military housing

Royal Canadian Navy crew line up during a ceremony for the HMCS Regina at CFB Esquimalt in Esquimalt, B.C., Friday April 29, 2016. New figures from the Department of National Defence show thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members and their families across the country are waiting for military housing.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Oct. 4

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the…

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Crews monitor one-hectare West Shore wildfire overnight

Highlands activated its level one emergency operations centre, keeping residents apprised online

A wildfire in Highlands remains classified as out of control as local and provincial fire crews work in rugged terrain near the Saanich Inlet. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)
Esquimalt will require all new buildings to be emission-free as of mid-2025. Pictured is the Esquimalt Town Square project during construction. (Courtesy Aragon Developments)

Esquimalt looks to have all new construction be emission-free by mid-2025

Township to join neighbouring communities in beating the province to the requirement

Esquimalt will require all new buildings to be emission-free as of mid-2025. Pictured is the Esquimalt Town Square project during construction. (Courtesy Aragon Developments)
The Uplands gates on Beach Drive show where the neighbourhood begins adjacent to the park of the same name in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Infill housing ideas spur new Oak Bay neighbourhood association

Document considers all single-family zoned lots in the community

The Uplands gates on Beach Drive show where the neighbourhood begins adjacent to the park of the same name in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has launched its new fundraising campaign designed to raise $2 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

New fundraising campaign for Saanich Peninsula Hospital underway

Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation aims to raise $2 million

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has launched its new fundraising campaign designed to raise $2 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Key details of the Prosser Road development in Central Saanich, here seen Tuesday morning while fog covered the region, remain unknown. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Affordable, supportive housing project in Central Saanich faces delays, costing changes

Project includes 51 affordable housing units and 39 supportive housing units

Key details of the Prosser Road development in Central Saanich, here seen Tuesday morning while fog covered the region, remain unknown. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall during her earliest pitch to ban gas-powered gardening tools. Ney, who is not seeking re-election on Oct. 15, put in motion a potential new policy to help council members seeking legal advice in the face of potential or percieved conflict of interest. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall during her earliest pitch to ban gas-powered gardening tools. Ney, who is not seeking re-election on Oct. 15, put in motion a potential new policy to help council members seeking legal advice in the face of potential or percieved conflict of interest. (Black Press Media file photo)
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