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Real estate sales figures for September hit the second-lowest benchmark for the past two decades. (Black Press Media file photo)

Second worst September in two decades for Greater Victoria home sales

410 properties sold last month in Victoria Real Estate Board area

Real estate sales figures for September hit the second-lowest benchmark for the past two decades. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, Langford Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire Service battle a one-hectare wildfire south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park Oct. 4. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

UPDATE: Helicopters join ground crews battling Highlands brush fire

People asked to steer clear of Finlayson Arm Road as firefighters work

Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, Langford Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire Service battle a one-hectare wildfire south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park Oct. 4. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

See B.C.’s salmon run in action this fall with a new interactive online map

Spotting map includes over 70 family-friendly locations across province

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)

Colwood approves Royal Beach change days after passionate public opposition heard

The changes make small adjustments to future road layout in development

Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)
Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Local food programs reap rewards of historic Royal Roads garden

The old walled kitchen garden has been redubbed the ‘Giving Garden’

Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A demonstrator who showed up outside the B.C. legislature on Oct. 3, the first day of the fall session, to call for an end to old-growth logging. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Old-growth forest supporters greet MLAs at B.C. legislature ahead of fall session

Groups calling for an end to all logging in the old-growth ecosystems

A demonstrator who showed up outside the B.C. legislature on Oct. 3, the first day of the fall session, to call for an end to old-growth logging. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province invests $80K in Victoria harm-reduction organization

Solid Outreach Society will use the funds to support its low-barrier drop-in centre

The province is investing $80,000 in Victoria’s Solid Outreach Society to help the organization continue providing a low-barrier drop-in space with a comprehensive range of culturally appropriate overdose prevention, health education and support services. (Black Press Media file photo)
A cyclist was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a vehicle pulling a trailer near Richmond and Cedar Hill Cross roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cyclist hospitalized after crash involving trailer-hauling vehicle in Saanich

Delays expected to last hours near Richmond and Cedar Hill Cross roads

A cyclist was taken to the hospital after a crash involving a vehicle pulling a trailer near Richmond and Cedar Hill Cross roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man was arrested on Oct. 2 after driving erratically and brandishing a knife in Saanich and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested for driving erratically, showing a knife in Saanich and Victoria

He was running red lights, passing unsafely and speeding, police said

A man was arrested on Oct. 2 after driving erratically and brandishing a knife in Saanich and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)

Esquimalt teen riding every bus route in Greater Victoria to encourage transit use

Atticus Dachsel Kerr plans to complete every route in numerical order over a year

Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)
Two mobile homes in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park were hit back in April by a falling tree, hospitalizing the 84 year-old woman who lived in the house on the left. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford seniors living in fear of falling trees in mobile home park

One woman was hospitalized in April, other Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park residents concerned

Two mobile homes in the Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park were hit back in April by a falling tree, hospitalizing the 84 year-old woman who lived in the house on the left. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
All-candidate meetings are scheduled for those running in the Milnes Landing zone on Oct. 5 and the Belmont zone Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parents group hosts SD62 all-candidates meetings Oct. 5 and 6

Events hosted by Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council

All-candidate meetings are scheduled for those running in the Milnes Landing zone on Oct. 5 and the Belmont zone Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Municipal officials note that traffic to the new hotel would go through a new roundabout to be constructed. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)

Sidney outlines concerns with hotel proposed for near Victoria International Airport

Kothari Group plans to build and operate a three-storey, 129-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Municipal officials note that traffic to the new hotel would go through a new roundabout to be constructed. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)
Pacific FC’s Marco Bustos scores early on against FC Edmonton at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 30. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC seals playoff spot with win against FC Edmonton

Marco Bustos’ goal early in game propels PFC to 1-0 victory and playoffs

Pacific FC’s Marco Bustos scores early on against FC Edmonton at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 30. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future crossing guard funding remains in Oak Bay crosshairs

Council approves paying this year but questions future funding model

Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
District of Highlands municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
District of Highlands municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)

Eight-storey apartment for seniors approved in Esquimalt

Hynthe Pointe will have 92 units and a commercial space at its Esquimalt Road site

Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)
Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Those seeking council seats in Sidney weigh in

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith will be acclaimed with no opposition

Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
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