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Recent public engagement explored adding more housing options to the Cadboro Bay local area plan. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

More housing opportunities could be on horizon for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Village

Check-in report Aug. 22 to bring results of public feedback to Saanich council

Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport and possibly his kidney anti-rejection medication. (Courtesy of Georgia Graham)

Canadian daughters fly to Madrid in desperate search for missing Victoria dad

Friends launch fundraiser to help family deal with ‘wildly ambiguous situation’

A Save Old Growth supporter sits on the roof of the Victoria Visitor centre with coloured smoke Aug. 9 during a demonstration. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Topless Save Old Growth supporter climbs to roof of Victoria visitor centre

Group is calling for an end to all old-growth logging in B.C.

A Save Old Growth supporter sits on the roof of the Victoria Visitor centre with coloured smoke Aug. 9 during a demonstration. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Photo shows a section of Chalet Road that was washed out by Chalet Creek during intense rains on Nov. 15, 2021. (Courtesy of David Tonken)

North Saanich’s Chalet Creek getting a fish-focused atmospheric river repair job

Larger culvert aims to create a more natural creek bed after last fall’s collapse

Photo shows a section of Chalet Road that was washed out by Chalet Creek during intense rains on Nov. 15, 2021. (Courtesy of David Tonken)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

Facebook fails to get $50M lawsuit by accused Sooke fraudster dismissed by court

Timothy Durkin says Facebook was negligent in refusing to remove an account impersonating him

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
The National Peacekeepers’ Day events on Aug. 9 will include a march to the Esquimalt cenotaph around 7 p.m. (Google Maps)

National Peacekeepers’ Day marked in Esquimalt with ceremony, flyover

Day memorializes those who have died supporting missions around the world

The National Peacekeepers’ Day events on Aug. 9 will include a march to the Esquimalt cenotaph around 7 p.m. (Google Maps)
Concrete work will be going on at the intersection of Government and Herald streets from Aug. 9 to 12. (Google Streetview)

Drivers advised of concrete work at downtown Victoria intersection this week

Drivers should avoid intersection of Government and Herald streets

Concrete work will be going on at the intersection of Government and Herald streets from Aug. 9 to 12. (Google Streetview)
Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)

Four Sooke council members will run for re-election in October

It doesn’t look like there’s a lack of political ambition in Sooke.…

Sooke council: elected in 2018. (File - District of Sooke)
The new permit and development tracker lets Saanich residents follow development progress and view the status of applications. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

District of Saanich launches online permit and development tracker dashboard

Tracker designed to increase accessibility, transparency for public, applicants

The new permit and development tracker lets Saanich residents follow development progress and view the status of applications. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Native Friendship Centre takes over Indigenous homelessness fund

Saanich-based organization accepting project funding applications until Aug. 15

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre in Saanich is now administering a fund aimed at supporting organizations addressing Indigenous homelessness. The deadline for the current round of project applications is Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )

Victoria mandates zero carbon new buildings by 2025, ahead of B.C. timeline

Provincial requirement for new construction likely to take effect in 2030

The City of Victoria plans to phase in a movement to a zero-carbon requirement on new buildings by 2025. (City of Victoria )
The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)

300 affordable units coming to Victoria’s senior-focused Chown Place redevelopment

Gorge neighbourhood project includes green space, community centre

The master plan layout for 300 affordable rental units at Chown Place in Victoria. (Courtesy of Gorge View Society)
The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek clues to $9,000 hydraulic hammer swiped from Oak Bay construction site

300-kilogram piece of construction equipment reported stolen Aug. 2

The Oak Bay Police Department is investigating after a $9,000 hydraulic hammer was reported stolen from the 1900-block of Hampshire Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
There will be some new faces on the board of trustees for the Sooke School District following the election in October. (Courtesy - Sooke School District))
There will be some new faces on the board of trustees for the Sooke School District following the election in October. (Courtesy - Sooke School District))
A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)
A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Parking changes set for September have five unions representing University of Victoria employees up in arms. (Google Earth)

Union petition calls out 50% jump in yearly parking fees at UVic

Fall 2022 implementation designed to spur alternative transportation modes

Parking changes set for September have five unions representing University of Victoria employees up in arms. (Google Earth)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport, and possibly his kidney-transplant medication. (Courtesy Georgia Graham)
Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich gets rolling on Tillicum Road protected bike lanes

Work to start this month with completion expected late this year

Work will begin in August on protected bike lanes along Tillicum Road in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)