Traffic

A West Shore RCMP officer checks the speed of an oncoming vehicle, during a school zone enforcement blitz Jan. 25 on Helmcken Road near View Royal Elementary. Ten drivers were ticketed for excessive speed while police were on site. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Police presence in View Royal school zone a reminder to drivers

West Shore RCMP issues 10 tickets on Helmcken Road in first enforcement blitz, more to come

 

Save Old Growth demonstrators block northbound lanes on Douglas Street at the intersection with Johnson Street in downtown Victoria on Monday afternoon (Jan. 24). (Photo courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah/Facebook)

6 arrested in Victoria after group blocks northbound lanes of Douglas Street downtown

Save Old Growth continues campaign calling for end to old growth logging around B.C.

 

Victoria police officers arrested seven old-growth logging protesters at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road East Jan. 10. On Jan. 19, protesters plan to block the intersection of Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Five old-growth logging protesters arrested at Greater Victoria intersection

Small group blocked Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue intersection Wednesday morning

 

An electronic road sign along Highway 19 near the Nanoose Bay warning drivers of potholes ahead, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Island drivers say minefield of Highway 19 potholes jolting vehicles and wallets

Despite constant repairs to road, hundreds left to deal with damaged vehicles

An electronic road sign along Highway 19 near the Nanoose Bay warning drivers of potholes ahead, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Victoria Police approached and surrounded Save Old Growth protestors blocking southbound traffic at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road at around 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Seven arrests were made. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Old-growth demonstrators arrested, traffic resumes on Douglas Street in Victoria

Southbound lanes from Finlayson Street to Hillside Avenue reopened after Monday morning protest

Victoria Police approached and surrounded Save Old Growth protestors blocking southbound traffic at the intersection of Douglas Street and Burnside Road at around 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Seven arrests were made. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The City of Colwood is now able to track traffic moving through eight intersections. (Screenshot courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood launches new traffic dashboard

While helping motorists plan their routes, the data will guide city on infrastructure planning

The City of Colwood is now able to track traffic moving through eight intersections. (Screenshot courtesy of City of Colwood)
Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Man arrested after dragging Victoria police officer and leading late-night car chase

Intoxicated driver was arrested on Amelia Street after colliding into a garage

Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)
A vehicle is turned on its side on Sooke Road in a crash. (Courtesy of Kirk Moseley)

UPDATE: Sooke Rd reopens after flipped vehicle cleared

White van flips onto its side, emergency crews were on scene

A vehicle is turned on its side on Sooke Road in a crash. (Courtesy of Kirk Moseley)
A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)

‘Guards are in place and ready to serve:’ Victoria approves emergency crossing guard funding

Guards guaranteed at Hillside, Fairfield, Shelbourne and Quadra crossings through end of school year

A crossing guard helps students on a rainy day. The City of Victoria approved an extra $50,000 for the school crossing guard program to staff four busy spots in the city to the end of the school year. (Black Press file photo)
Philip Marciniak, demonstration organizer, is advocating for road safety infrastructure changes in Saanich to be sped up, in the wake of a local teen pedestrian’s recent death after being struck by a vehicle. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Teen’s tragic death spurs road safety demonstration outside of Saanich municipal hall

Advocates push for improvements after Kaydence Bourque’s death by vehicle impact

Philip Marciniak, demonstration organizer, is advocating for road safety infrastructure changes in Saanich to be sped up, in the wake of a local teen pedestrian’s recent death after being struck by a vehicle. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A demonstration will occur outside of Saanich Municipal Hall this Friday at 2 p.m. (Dec. 10) calling for more road safety improvements, in light of a Dec. 6 traffic incident that left a Saanich teen dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Road safety demonstration at Saanich municipal hall planned for Friday

Advocates plan to push harder for improvements in wake of teen’s tragic death

A demonstration will occur outside of Saanich Municipal Hall this Friday at 2 p.m. (Dec. 10) calling for more road safety improvements, in light of a Dec. 6 traffic incident that left a Saanich teen dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)

Fundraiser started for family of teen who died after being struck in Saanich crosswalk

Kaydence Bourque, a student at Reynolds Secondary, close to home when hit by vehicle Dec. 6

Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)
Saanich police confirm that a youth struck by a vehicle while in a marked crosswalk in Saanich on Dec. 6 has died. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youth struck by vehicle in Saanich crosswalk dies in hospital

Incident occurred late Monday night at Cedar Hill Cross Road at Merriman Drive

Saanich police confirm that a youth struck by a vehicle while in a marked crosswalk in Saanich on Dec. 6 has died. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal adding roundabout to combat traffic concerns for Erskine Lane

Residents worry about effect of multiple residential developments on dead-end street

Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
A crash impacted northbound traffic on the Malahat at the South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff. (Drive BC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Malahat, West Shore crashes impacted Monday morning traffic

Northbound traffic at South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff was blocked

A crash impacted northbound traffic on the Malahat at the South Shawnigan Lake Road turnoff. (Drive BC traffic camera)
Langford resident Gail Lesowski says traffic calming elements such as this one on Atkins Avenue near Selwyn Road haven’t solved the issue of speeding along Atkins. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Speeders near Savory school creating potentially dangerous situation: Langford resident

Gail Leswoski says vehicles frequently zoom through Atkins Avenue crosswalk

Langford resident Gail Lesowski says traffic calming elements such as this one on Atkins Avenue near Selwyn Road haven’t solved the issue of speeding along Atkins. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A roadway incident took place on Helmcken Road. (Emcon Services/Twitter)
A roadway incident took place on Helmcken Road. (Emcon Services/Twitter)
Chalet Road will remain closed for several months following flooding on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich won’t reopen Chalet Road until spring 2022

Flooding on Nov. 15 forced closure; emergency construction set to start soon

Chalet Road will remain closed for several months following flooding on Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews on scene at a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Pat Bay Highway near Vanalman Avenue in Saanich Nov. 29. (Photo by Ryan Gibson)
Emergency crews on scene at a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Pat Bay Highway near Vanalman Avenue in Saanich Nov. 29. (Photo by Ryan Gibson)
The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 5 starting with the parade at 5 p.m. along Esquimalt Road from Canteen Road to Esquimalt Plaza. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt gearing up for seasonal celebration

From lightup parade to holiday entertainment, Celebration of Lights brightens spirits Dec. 5

The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 5 starting with the parade at 5 p.m. along Esquimalt Road from Canteen Road to Esquimalt Plaza. (Black Press Media file photo)