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Local MP Elizabeth May calls for additional support for tourism operators

May says public health takes priority but businesses need support

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Founder of Victoria’s ‘cheeky’ flower count, dies at 97

This year’s 45th annual flower count, held March 4 to 11, saw a total of 45.9 billion blooms

University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research

The UVic Research Accelerator Fund aims to help speed up recovery from COVID-19

  • Jul 30, 2020

North Saanich woman hopes to recover stolen sign gifted to her by late son

Renate Herberger says the theft of the mermaid house-marker aims to hurt her

BC Ferries’ COVID-related financial woes compounded by lack of transit bailout funding

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena insists no fare increases on the way

So far, Sooke is weathering pandemic’s economic storm

District has not dipped into reserve funds

Greater Victoria School District prepares for fall classes

Province invests $45.6 million towards enhanced safety and cleaning measures for school districts

  • Jul 29, 2020

Victoria man in custody after multiple theft calls on the West Shore

One resident reported the suspect trying to steal her patio furniture, minutes later another reported a stolen bike

Food truck pilot project begins in Sooke parks

Several operators have been pushing the district to cut the red tape surrounding food trucks

Mill Hill brush fire officially out

Fire burned 1.9 hectares between Langford and View Royal over the last week

  • Jul 29, 2020

Work ahead of schedule to improve deadly stretch of Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Temporary measures were installed after two fatal crashes in less than a month

Saanich police target impaired drivers with increased road checks

Summer sees 40 per cent of impaired driving-related deaths in B.C.

Park yourself for a pint on the patio in Oak Bay

How do you feel about Oak Bay’s on-street patio?

Having a U.S. license plate is not a crime, police say

Residents called Oak Bay Police about U.S. visitors