Shalu Mehta

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More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

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Thetis Lake. (Black Press News Media file photo)

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Thetis Lake. (Black Press News Media file photo)
Thetis Lake. (Black Press News Media file photo)

RCMP investigating after woman pushed off cliff at Vancouver Island lake

Woman injured after 40-foot fall into water

Thetis Lake. (Black Press News Media file photo)
Firefighters continued to combat hotspots Thursday at the Plaza Hotel fire at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Ontario woman says missing caretaker in downtown Victoria fire is her stepson

Audrey Draeger said she has not been in contact with Michael Draeger since 2016

Firefighters continued to combat hotspots Thursday at the Plaza Hotel fire at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
La Corona Altar 5 was removed from its crate at the Royal BC Museum ahead of the upcoming Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Royal BC Museum unveils rare artifact in upcoming Maya exhibit

La Corona Altar 5 depicts story of king and dynasties

La Corona Altar 5 was removed from its crate at the Royal BC Museum ahead of the upcoming Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Chewbacca at Disney Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend. (Flickr/JeffChristiansen)

May the Fourth be with you: 10 fun facts about Chewbacca and wookiees

Chewbacca actor, Peter Mayhew, died on April 30

Chewbacca at Disney Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend. (Flickr/JeffChristiansen)
Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more
HMCS Regina crew poses with over 2,000 kilograms of narcotics seized from a dhow during Operation ARTEMIS in the Pacific Ocean on April 6, 2019. (Cpl. Stuart Evans/BORDEN Imaging Services)

Victoria-based HMCS Regina seizes 2.5 tonnes of hashish in Indian Ocean

Canadian ship seizes narcotics as part of Operation ARTEMIS

HMCS Regina crew poses with over 2,000 kilograms of narcotics seized from a dhow during Operation ARTEMIS in the Pacific Ocean on April 6, 2019. (Cpl. Stuart Evans/BORDEN Imaging Services)
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Meet the missing on Vancouver Island

BC RCMP site lists 12 ongoing missing persons investigations, 10 current, two historic

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Langford wants to be home for world’s largest gnome

Langford wants to be home for world’s largest gnome

Business proposes to house Howard the gnome at new location

Langford wants to be home for world’s largest gnome
World’s largest gnome might have a new home in Langford

World’s largest gnome might have a new home in Langford

Colwood business proposes to house Howard the gnome at new location

World’s largest gnome might have a new home in Langford
Disturbing Momo Challenge a ‘teachable moment’ for kids, social media expert says

Disturbing Momo Challenge a ‘teachable moment’ for kids, social media expert says

Challenge encourages children to do harmful tasks

Disturbing Momo Challenge a ‘teachable moment’ for kids, social media expert says
Jackie Cummings, a veteran and paramedic, talks about her experiences with Wounded Warriors Canada’s Trauma Resiliency Program at the Wounded Warriors Run BC launch. A team will run across Vancouver Island to raise awareness and funds for the organization that provides mental health supports to veterans, serving military and first responders. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Wounded Warriors Run BC gets ready to hit the road

Local runners aim to raise $100,000 for PTSD-related programs, supports

Jackie Cummings, a veteran and paramedic, talks about her experiences with Wounded Warriors Canada’s Trauma Resiliency Program at the Wounded Warriors Run BC launch. A team will run across Vancouver Island to raise awareness and funds for the organization that provides mental health supports to veterans, serving military and first responders. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Truck drivers from Victoria to Nanaimo have formed a convoy to honour eight-year-old Linden Baglo, who died two weeks ago after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook

Truck convoy honouring Nanaimo boy who died after being struck by vehicle

Trucks left from Victoria and others joined along the way up the Island

Truck drivers from Victoria to Nanaimo have formed a convoy to honour eight-year-old Linden Baglo, who died two weeks ago after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. SWEENIE MOVING photo/Facebook
Richard and Tracy Stuart have been supporting each other through some very tough times. Richard found out last summer that he will be needing a Kidney. Tracy, after being tested to donate her kidney to Richard, discovered she has blood cancer. Now the two are still in search of a kidney donor while trying to manage their many medical appointments. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Stuart)

B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

Richard and Tracy Stuart have been supporting each other through some very tough times. Richard found out last summer that he will be needing a Kidney. Tracy, after being tested to donate her kidney to Richard, discovered she has blood cancer. Now the two are still in search of a kidney donor while trying to manage their many medical appointments. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Stuart)
First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

Dozens marched across the Greater Victoria community of Langford to support the Wet’suwet’en people

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office
Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Chinook salmon did particularly well on the Island this year

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year
Tristin Ozard, 21, receives an infusion of medication to treat Crohn’s disease. The medication, Remicade, costs his family about $8,000 a month but is the only one that works for him. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ozard)

B.C. mom speaks out about paying $8,000/month for Crohn’s disease drug

Melissa Ozard has had to seek out help to pay for her son’s medication

Tristin Ozard, 21, receives an infusion of medication to treat Crohn’s disease. The medication, Remicade, costs his family about $8,000 a month but is the only one that works for him. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Ozard)
The E&N dayliner crosses Admirals Road in Esquimalt. (Black Press file photo)

Island official favours rail over rapid transit bus service

Langford Coun. Lanny Seaton says rail is a simple way to travel

The E&N dayliner crosses Admirals Road in Esquimalt. (Black Press file photo)
Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the federal, provincial and local governments in B.C. will be contributing $136 million to five transit projects across B.C. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

UPDATED: $136M in transit funding coming to B.C.

The announcement was made at the BC Transit yard in Langford on Friday morning

Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the federal, provincial and local governments in B.C. will be contributing $136 million to five transit projects across B.C. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)