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Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Boardworks diver and Claremont secondary student Carson Paul pictured just off the platform. He is one of seven local athletes competing in the Summer National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place May 27 to 29. (Photo by Lawrence Lu/courtesy of Boardworks)

Canadian Olympian glad to be home, diving in front of family, friends in Saanich

Past year tumultuous for Celina Toth, at 30 the ‘mom’ on the Boardworks crew

Boardworks diver and Claremont secondary student Carson Paul pictured just off the platform. He is one of seven local athletes competing in the Summer National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place May 27 to 29. (Photo by Lawrence Lu/courtesy of Boardworks)
The invasive shiny geranium, distinguishable by its red, smooth stem and glossy leaves, is a plant species being closely monitored in the Capital Region District. (Bruce Newhouse/King County Department of Environment)

Invasive shiny geranium starts to make inroads into the South Island

Officials count on landowners, general public to report sightings of plant

The invasive shiny geranium, distinguishable by its red, smooth stem and glossy leaves, is a plant species being closely monitored in the Capital Region District. (Bruce Newhouse/King County Department of Environment)
Pictured is a memorial at the home on DeSousa Place in Gordon Head where the body of then 24-year-old real estate agent Lindsay Buziak was killed after a home showing in February 2008. Buziak’s father is now being sued for a website he owns about the case. (Black Press Media file photo)

Murder victim’s father sued for defamation by south Island real estate agent

Civil suit claims website posts have painted plaintiff Shirley Zailo as a murderer

Pictured is a memorial at the home on DeSousa Place in Gordon Head where the body of then 24-year-old real estate agent Lindsay Buziak was killed after a home showing in February 2008. Buziak’s father is now being sued for a website he owns about the case. (Black Press Media file photo)
A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

Vancouver Island’s first hydrogen fueling station opens in Saanich

Station one of five in B.C., latest of an additional 10 the province is funding

A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)

Canada a G20 leader in green pandemic recovery initiatives, UVic study finds

Still roadblocks ahead on hitting emission goals find University of Victoria researchers

Economist and University of Victoria postdoctorate fellow Kevin Andrew was one of three authors of a study into green stimulus among G20 countries. He’s pictured here at a climate change conference in Glasgow. (Courtesy of Kevin Andrew)
Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rebirth: 2022 rider team unveiled at south Island school

Riders for Sept. 24 to Oct. 7 fundraising tour hail from around Vancouver Island

Saanich Police Department Const. Aaron Grewal receives his 2022 Tour de Rock team jersey from Lily Lecinana of Sooke, a childhood cancer survivor and former junior rider. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Artwork seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)

Tens of millions worth of art seized from Greater Victoria dealer in fraud investigation

More than 1,000 pieces of art discovered in storage units across capital

Artwork seized from a Greater Victoria art dealer accused of stockpiling pieces and cutting off communication with owners. (Photo courtesy of Saanich police)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum which closed in 2010, sits with a life-like wax rendition of Queen Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Saanich man says wax museums are an opportunity for big Canadian cities

Former director of downtown Victoria wax museum is selling what remains of his collection

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum which closed in 2010, sits with a life-like wax rendition of Queen Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)

Five sent to hospital after fiery multi-vehicle pile-up in Langford

Pat Bay Highway crash also sends one woman to hospital in a string of Friday morning crashes

Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)
Emily Bowden, left, a competitor in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games; Lacey Reay, mechanical engineering student behind the construction of the torch; Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Jamin Zuroski, Indigenous artist behind the look and feel of the torch. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Torch design for B.C. Games unveiled at Vancouver Island college

B.C. Games Society, Camosun Innovates, mechanical engineering students bring concept to life

Emily Bowden, left, a competitor in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games; Lacey Reay, mechanical engineering student behind the construction of the torch; Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Jamin Zuroski, Indigenous artist behind the look and feel of the torch. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Swimming Canada trials take over Saanich Commonwealth Place

Swimmers battling for national team spots at upcoming international competitions

Olympic, Paralympic and world champion swimmers competing at the Bell Canadian Swimming Trials in Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich senior discovers $1,600, ‘does the right thing’ by alerting police

Robert Davies finds cash on morning coffee run; police reunite money with owner

While on his daily morning coffee run, Saanich resident Robert Davies, 90, found a large sum of cash and reported it to the police, who were able to reunite the person with their lost money. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A man was assaulted with pepper spray in the Richmond Road area on March 28 near the former Mt. Tolmie Hospital. (Google Street View)

Random Vancouver Island pepper spray attack leaves victim traumatized

Man attacked while out for afternoon walk Saanich police say is an uncommon occurrence

A man was assaulted with pepper spray in the Richmond Road area on March 28 near the former Mt. Tolmie Hospital. (Google Street View)
The University of Victoria dropped its mask mandate alongside provincial health orders March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic board of governors rejects senate’s vote to reinstate mask mandate

Senate argued dropping the mandate puts immunocompromised people at risk

The University of Victoria dropped its mask mandate alongside provincial health orders March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich’s Maki Jenner, right, here in action for the Concordia University (St. Paul) Golden Bears women’s field lacrosse team in 2021, is bringing her knowledge of the sport to a national audience with her LAX Facts clips on TSN. (Photo by Hannah Schwartz/CSP Athletics)

Young Island lacrosse player showcases knowledge, broadcast skills in TSN clips

Maki Jenner has strong pedigree in the sport, is pursuing goal of sportscasting

Saanich’s Maki Jenner, right, here in action for the Concordia University (St. Paul) Golden Bears women’s field lacrosse team in 2021, is bringing her knowledge of the sport to a national audience with her LAX Facts clips on TSN. (Photo by Hannah Schwartz/CSP Athletics)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

UVic Vikes capture Canada West men’s basketball gold

Vikes win first regional crown since 2014-15 season, head to nationals April 1 to 3

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary in Saanich. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Vancouver Island high school football star combines size, athleticism

6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald turns heads on and off the field

Sebastian Sibbald stands out among his Rams football teammates at Mount Douglas Secondary in Saanich. The six-foot-seven, 340-pound lineman is already highly rated among his peers, despite still being in Grade 11. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating sudden death of infant at Greater Victoria mall

Saanich Police Department called to Tillicum Mall at 2:30 p.m. March 10

The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws, has been missing since Feb. 16. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)

B.C. couple calls in a dog to help track their beloved missing cat

Orion the tabby has a medical condition and needs daily medication

Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws, has been missing since Feb. 16. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)