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VicPD traced a trail of blood across Esquimalt in an hours-long search for a person in significant physical and mental distress that ended in downtown Victoria on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Black Press Media file photo)

Blood trail prompts search through Esquimalt into Victoria

Person found in serious physical, mental distress after long police search

VicPD traced a trail of blood across Esquimalt in an hours-long search for a person in significant physical and mental distress that ended in downtown Victoria on Saturday (Sept. 17). (Black Press Media file photo)
The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)

Woman pushing stroller hospitalized after being struck in Saanich intersection

The woman’s injuries are serious but not critical, the two children in the stroller were not injured

The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)
VicPD officers responded to a call of a woman yelling near Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD officers responded to a call of a woman yelling near Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shirley Book has been found safe after being the subject of a missing person alert on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: 79-year-old Shirley Book found safe

Book was the subject of a missing person alert on early Tuesday morning

Shirley Book has been found safe after being the subject of a missing person alert on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: Bullfrogs flourishing with Greater Victoria’s weather

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

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Study looks into equitable greenspace distribution in Victoria and Canadian cities

Millenials, lower-income Canadians have less vegetation in their neighbourhood

Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore led the procession down Beacon Avenue Monday morning as part of a ceremony organized by the Town of Sidney to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Saanich Peninsula remembers Queen Elizabeth II with a ceremony in Sidney

Close to 1,000 participate in event organized by Town of Sidney in Beacon Park

Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore led the procession down Beacon Avenue Monday morning as part of a ceremony organized by the Town of Sidney to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)

Victoria start-up MeepMeep’s disc golf tracker looks to grow the game, end player frustration

Company’s chirping tracker aims to open sport to the visually impaired and more

MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)
Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

UVic researcher helps find what policy mixes drive down transportation emissions

A carrot-and-stick approach made for the largest emissions drops within Europe

Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
This map shows the ceremonial procession route set to take place on Monday (Sept. 19) as part of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. (Courtesy of B.C. Office of Protocol)

Police, CCTV and road closures in Downtown Victoria planned for Queen’s procession

Government, Fort Street and Quadra will be closed for portions of Monday (Sept. 19)

This map shows the ceremonial procession route set to take place on Monday (Sept. 19) as part of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. (Courtesy of B.C. Office of Protocol)

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre to host multiple municipal election forums

Forums also scheduled for North Saanich and Central Saanich

NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)

Sooke animal rescue group on the move

SAFARS finds a new home at a farm in Port Renfrew

NEW CUTLINE Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society is moving to a farm near port Renfrew, but will continue to assist abandoned cats in Sooke. (Contributed - SAFARS)
From left: Adena Waffle, Angie Chan, Helen Van Alstine, Pat Montgomery, Winnie Lee, Don Ross, Amber Reis. The group all played roles in creating and raffling off a quilt which raised more than $18,000 for a pilot program which will help Ukrainian newcomers find housing in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Tapestry Victoria Harbour)

Victoria quilters raise $18k for Ukrainian newcomers

Raffle proceeds going to Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

From left: Adena Waffle, Angie Chan, Helen Van Alstine, Pat Montgomery, Winnie Lee, Don Ross, Amber Reis. The group all played roles in creating and raffling off a quilt which raised more than $18,000 for a pilot program which will help Ukrainian newcomers find housing in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Tapestry Victoria Harbour)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Solving worker shortages requires housing action: Greater Victoria business leaders

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dan Oickle has dropped out of the race for Langford’s next mayor as his mother has recently been moved into hospice care. Stew Young and Scott Peter Goodmanson are the only remaining candidates on the ballot for Oct. 15. (Limara Yakemchuk/News Staff)

Two candidates remain in race for next Langford mayor as Dan Oickle bows out

Oickle said he dropped out of the race as his mother has entered hospice care

Dan Oickle has dropped out of the race for Langford’s next mayor as his mother has recently been moved into hospice care. Stew Young and Scott Peter Goodmanson are the only remaining candidates on the ballot for Oct. 15. (Limara Yakemchuk/News Staff)
Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police responded to a report that a man had been shot at a temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Douglas Street early Friday (Sept. 16) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelly Ellard and her father, Lawrence, leave the Vancouver courthouse for dinner, March 30, 2000. Day parole has been extended for Ellard, now known as Kerry Sim, who was convicted of murdering Victoria teenager Reena Virk almost 25 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Day parole extended for woman who killed Victoria teenager Reena Virk 25 years ago

Kerry Sim, 40, who was formerly known as Kelly Ellard, has been authorized to remain on day parole

Kelly Ellard and her father, Lawrence, leave the Vancouver courthouse for dinner, March 30, 2000. Day parole has been extended for Ellard, now known as Kerry Sim, who was convicted of murdering Victoria teenager Reena Virk almost 25 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
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