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Sooke Road will be closed for the next few hours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highway 14 reopened after head-on crash between Langford and Sooke

One person sent to hospital after cube van veered into oncoming traffic and hit car

Sooke Road will be closed for the next few hours. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew John Early Perry’s sentencing hearing was held on Oct. 19 at the Western Communities Court in Colwood. (Black Press Media file)

Island air force veteran jailed for owning ‘extreme and horrific’ child pornography

Andrew John Early Perry was sentenced in a Colwood courtroom to 18 months in jail

Andrew John Early Perry’s sentencing hearing was held on Oct. 19 at the Western Communities Court in Colwood. (Black Press Media file)
Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)

Mill Bay man worried by Grand Theft Auto-style catalytic converter theft

Breghman Dolan’s car was chained to a truck, towed and flipped over outside George Bonner Elementary

Breghman Dolan’s car was totalled in the incident, leaving him waiting for his insurance claim to be filed. (Courtesy of Breghman Dolan)
Emily Caruana pictured at the Royal BC Museum on the day of her murder, May 10, 2019. (Courtesy of John Caruana)

Nanaimo man sentenced to life in prison for Brentwood Bay murder

Alan Charles Chapman will not be eligible for parole for 18 years

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Emily Caruana pictured at the Royal BC Museum on the day of her murder, May 10, 2019. (Courtesy of John Caruana)
Outside of the Victoria courthouse on Monday (Nov. 14), family members look at a photo of Emily Caruana taken hours before her murder. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Judge hears graphic details of Brentwood Bay murder during sentencing hearing for Nanaimo man

Emily Caruana was murdered at her grandmother’s home on May 10, 2019

Outside of the Victoria courthouse on Monday (Nov. 14), family members look at a photo of Emily Caruana taken hours before her murder. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The salmon are returning to rivers in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island’s iconic Goldstream salmon run expected to hit its targets

Goldstream Hatchery’s early numbers suggest coho and chum doing well

The salmon are returning to rivers in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BC Supreme Court rejects old growth protesters application to combine their cases

Application called for court to join and stay proceedings due to RCMP’s “alleged systemic misconduct”

A defaced road sign of a logging truck is seen near the protest site of Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island on Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Vancouver Island military museum puts spotlight on World War II ventriloquist

Sheila Margaret Kidd and her dummy Spike travelled throughout Canada and Europe

A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island photographer captures bears hunting spawning salmon

Kerrie Deines Reay says sharing the videos allows others to see who don’t have nature nearby

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)
Flooding during the 2021 atmospheric river event closed the Malahat portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. (File courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Environment Canada predicts incoming atmospheric river won’t hit like 2021 event

Heavy rain in Thursday’s forecast for the Island

Flooding during the 2021 atmospheric river event closed the Malahat portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. (File courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
Pacific FC’s Kamron Habibullah started in an unfamiliar false nine role against Atletico Ottawa in playoff action at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC’s quest to repeat as Canadian Premier League champions in peril

Lack of clinical edge in 2-0 loss to Ottawa leaves Pacific with mountain to climb

Pacific FC’s Kamron Habibullah started in an unfamiliar false nine role against Atletico Ottawa in playoff action at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Blake Hinterberger picks out a blue pumpkin, part of the Mew Farm harvest. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island farm reaps first harvest since 1957

Raymond Mew, his siblings and a gang of supporters helped restore the Langford farm

Blake Hinterberger picks out a blue pumpkin, part of the Mew Farm harvest. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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)

Teen riding every Greater Victoria bus route 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)
Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Decades of silence: Elder May Sam shares the abuse she endured at a B.C. Indian day school

Beaten and humiliated, Sam never told her children or husband about her experiences

Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

B.C. survivor recounts how residential school cost him his teeth and so much more

Tsawout’s Victor Underwood is a survivor of St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Committed to the rural: retiring Island mayor stayed true to his values over 35 years

Metchosin’s John Ranns reflects on 35 years in office as he prepares to step away from local politics

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: invasive bullfrogs flourish with Island weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in invasive American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria woman sentenced to 5.5 years for sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy

Consecutive sentences for two counts of sexual assault, one count of internet luring

A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Victoria’s Chinese community walks to mark 100 years since segregated schools

Hundreds gathered to remember those who protested, hear school board’s apology

Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Crews had to hike down a steep pathway called the Rabbity Trail to reach the fire in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, 20 metres up from the waterline of the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Scariest time of year’: Vancouver Island wildfire extinguished on steep terrain

Crews hiked down steep hills in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park to reach the fire

Crews had to hike down a steep pathway called the Rabbity Trail to reach the fire in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, 20 metres up from the waterline of the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
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