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Professional Lego builder Robin Sather, here seen in 2018, will be building a castle based on Sidney’s Old Post Office as part of Sidney’s Family Day Weekend Lego Event presented by Peninsula Co-Op running Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney’s Old Post Office immortalized by Lego

Canada’s only professional Lego builder will build a castle based on building over weekend

Professional Lego builder Robin Sather, here seen in 2018, will be building a castle based on Sidney’s Old Post Office as part of Sidney’s Family Day Weekend Lego Event presented by Peninsula Co-Op running Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Suspicious dumpster fire outside Saanich apartment building under investigation

Police investigating series of fires set in condo garbage bins

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Safe and sound. Tiger made it through an adventure after getting stuck atop a 40-foot tree in Otter Point on Sunday. He was safely put back on solid ground through the efforts of Andrew Church and Affordable Tree Care. (Henry Veasey photo)

Cat rescued after getting stuck up a tree for 30 hours

Tree service company owner helps Sooke cat get all four paws back on the ground

Safe and sound. Tiger made it through an adventure after getting stuck atop a 40-foot tree in Otter Point on Sunday. He was safely put back on solid ground through the efforts of Andrew Church and Affordable Tree Care. (Henry Veasey photo)
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More than 1,000 BC Hydro customers in Saanich and Central Saanich were left without power Thursday afternoon after a try fell across some wires. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATED: Power restored in Saanich, Central Saanich after tree hit wires

More than 1,000 customers were affected

  • Feb 11, 2021
More than 1,000 BC Hydro customers in Saanich and Central Saanich were left without power Thursday afternoon after a try fell across some wires. (BC Hydro outage map)
Victoria police arrested a man Feb. 11 after he allegedly assaulted a city employee and police officer and damaged property around downtown. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Victoria police arrested a man Feb. 11 after he allegedly assaulted a city employee and police officer and damaged property around downtown. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
The province announced Wednesday it has extended the lease of the Travelodge until Dec. 31 to ensure its residents are not displaced onto the street or nearby parks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province extends lease on Victoria Travelodge

94 residents will transition to housing by end of the year

The province announced Wednesday it has extended the lease of the Travelodge until Dec. 31 to ensure its residents are not displaced onto the street or nearby parks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison (File - Black Press Media)
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke NDP MP Randall Garrison (File - Black Press Media)
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Suspect in custody following daytime break-in at Saanich home

Owner home at the time of break-in, fled the residence while calling 911

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The District of Sooke and the Japanese city of Natori hopes to formalize a sister city status this year. (File - Black Press media)

Sooke eyes sister city agreement with Natori, Japan

‘There’s a lot we can gain from this relationship,’ says Sooke mayor

The District of Sooke and the Japanese city of Natori hopes to formalize a sister city status this year. (File - Black Press media)
An update to Environment Canada's snowfall warning said up to 30 centimetres of snow could be in store for Greater Victoria Tuesday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Winter storm watch snow warning issued for much of Vancouver Island

Wet Pacific air colliding with cold snap could bring 15-25 cm Friday night

An update to Environment Canada's snowfall warning said up to 30 centimetres of snow could be in store for Greater Victoria Tuesday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)
Crews responded to a fire at Rock Bay Landing Wednesday night. (Twitter/Armel Castellan)
Schools are open across Greater Victoria Thursday morning after snow and cold weather hit the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Schools across Greater Victoria are open after snowfall

School districts asking students to dress warmly as arctic air hits region

Schools are open across Greater Victoria Thursday morning after snow and cold weather hit the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Major roadways clear after Greater Victoria snowfall

Some snow accumulation on Malahat, West Shore

Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP continue to investigate a fraud case that saw a North Saanich senior lose $88,000.

North Saanich senior in 80s loses $88,000 to cyberfraud

Another fraud sees Sidney senior lose $7,000 to man pretending to be grandson

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP continue to investigate a fraud case that saw a North Saanich senior lose $88,000.
Discount airline Flair is adding eight new destinations this spring and summer, including Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Flair Airlines)

Discount airline Flair comes to Victoria this July

Airline adding eight new domestic routes in 2021

Discount airline Flair is adding eight new destinations this spring and summer, including Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Flair Airlines)
The curator of the Indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum is using his last few days at the museum to draw attention to the racism and gaslighting he says he has experienced. (Courtesy of RBCM)
The curator of the Indigenous collection at the Royal B.C. Museum is using his last few days at the museum to draw attention to the racism and gaslighting he says he has experienced. (Courtesy of RBCM)
All proceeds from London Drugs’ Cards for All collection will be donated to United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. (Courtesy of London Drugs)

‘You cohabitate my heart’: New Valentine’s Day cards reflect unique times

All proceeds from London Drugs’ card collection go to COVID-19 relief efforts

All proceeds from London Drugs’ Cards for All collection will be donated to United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. (Courtesy of London Drugs)
A shopper at Saanich Plaza received two $230 tickets from police on Feb. 9 for refusing to wear a mask and being verbally abusive to staff and officers. (Google Maps)

Police ticket ‘verbally abusive’ shopper refusing to wear mask at Saanich Plaza

Shopper issued two $230 tickets for not wearing mask, abusing police

A shopper at Saanich Plaza received two $230 tickets from police on Feb. 9 for refusing to wear a mask and being verbally abusive to staff and officers. (Google Maps)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)