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A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)

Sooke groups host all-candidates meetings with a twist

Chamber, Transition Sooke, EMCS Society introduce candidates to the community

A pair of all-candidates meetings are planned for Sooke on Oct. 1 and 2. (Shutterstock.com)
A new primary and urgent care centre has opened in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Urgent and primary care centre opens in Victoria’s Gorge neighbourhood

Site will have a host of health-care professionals offering a suite of services

A new primary and urgent care centre has opened in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria could see 485,000 residents by 2041

Statistics Canada predicts Greater Victoria will grow, become more diverse by 2041

Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Ryan Painter, Greater Victoria School District Board Chair, Caitlin Bird, Métis Nation Greater Victoria President, Lissa Dawn Smith, Métis Nation British Columbia President sign the agreement. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School Board)

SD61, Greater Vic Metis Nation sign deal to boost education on Metis culture

SD61 board chair Ryan Painter called it a “monumental moment”

From left to right: Ryan Painter, Greater Victoria School District Board Chair, Caitlin Bird, Métis Nation Greater Victoria President, Lissa Dawn Smith, Métis Nation British Columbia President sign the agreement. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School Board)
Robyn Hacking said having a network of fellow women in skilled trades is key to helping women succeed in the male-dominated field. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich college celebrates more than a decade helping women enter skilled trades

Graduate says networking with other women key to success in the industry

Robyn Hacking said having a network of fellow women in skilled trades is key to helping women succeed in the male-dominated field. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Residents can provide feedback on the proposal for a new Belleville Terminal online from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents can provide feedback on the proposal for a new Belleville Terminal online from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Last year’s series of atmospheric rivers that caused widespread destruction across southern British Columbia caused $675 million in insurance loses, according to an insurance representative. (File photo courtesy of Emcon)

2021 atmospheric rivers cost $675M in insurance losses, were Canada’s 8th worst natural disaster

Insurance industry representative calls for better flood mapping to help improve decision-making

Last year’s series of atmospheric rivers that caused widespread destruction across southern British Columbia caused $675 million in insurance loses, according to an insurance representative. (File photo courtesy of Emcon)
The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point between Sept. 21 and mid-October. (Google Maps)

Department of National Defence conducting controlled burns in Metchosin

Residents warned smoke will be visible but fires will be under control

The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point between Sept. 21 and mid-October. (Google Maps)
The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)

Malahat section to see overnight work starting Wednesday

Southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted

The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
The Victoria Police Department is looking for potential victims of rental scams and has released a photo of a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek victims of prolific Victoria rental scams

Thousands of dollars taken from at least 10 victims

The Victoria Police Department is looking for potential victims of rental scams and has released a photo of a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)
Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria renters facing higher cost increases than homeowners: census

One-third of first-time B.C. home buyers chose a condo in 2020

Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
A police cruiser parked outside the Oak Bay Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Four bikes stolen from same bike rack in Oak Bay

Stolen bikes, impaired driver among calls for service responded to by police last week

A police cruiser parked outside the Oak Bay Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating multiple reports of women being flashed on West Shore trails

Indecent acts reported in Havenwood Park, Langford section of Galloping Goose and Metchosin

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says council is concerned about the lack of new information concerning Prosser Road supportive housing project. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Windsor/Submitted)

Central Saanich concerned about health care, supportive housing project: Mayor Windsor

Delegation also discussed environmental state of Saanich Inlet at UBCM

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says council is concerned about the lack of new information concerning Prosser Road supportive housing project. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Windsor/Submitted)
A new program makes courses available for Victoria’s restaurant, bar and hospitality industry in an effort to end sexualized violence and harassment in the workplace. (Courtesy of Ending Violence Association of BC)
A new program makes courses available for Victoria’s restaurant, bar and hospitality industry in an effort to end sexualized violence and harassment in the workplace. (Courtesy of Ending Violence Association of BC)
The Saanich intersection is open once again after it was briefly closed off to traffic due to a vehicle collision on Tuesday (Sept. 20) afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Saanich intersection reopens after crash

Intersection of Interurban Road, Markham Street open after temporary closure

The Saanich intersection is open once again after it was briefly closed off to traffic due to a vehicle collision on Tuesday (Sept. 20) afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Public hearing for new Sooke Official Community Plan set

Public hearing set for Sept. 27 after second reading passed on Sept. 8

A public hearing for the OCP has been set for Sept. 27. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Greater Victoria residents have a new tool in their emergency preparedness toolbox aimed at helping them plan for potential tsunamis. The Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal was officially launched on Sept. 20. (Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal)

Greater Victoria tsunami risk mapped out in new online tool

Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal launched on Tuesday

Greater Victoria residents have a new tool in their emergency preparedness toolbox aimed at helping them plan for potential tsunamis. The Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal was officially launched on Sept. 20. (Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal)
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