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John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca listing for James Bay Massage.

Rogue masseur arrested for sexual assault in Victoria

John Heintzelman, 65, is accused of assaulting a person at his former business, James Bay Massage

John Heintzelman in a photo attached to a Used.ca listing for James Bay Massage.
A trio of cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point. (News files)

Harbour Authority signs up for green bus fleet

Agreement signed for 10-year partnership with new company

A trio of cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point. (News files)
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“This is not a drill:” test tsunami alarm sparks panic at elementary school

CFB Esquimalt issued apology for broadcasting wrong message

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City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)

Wheelchairs in bike lanes pilot considered in Victoria

Motor Vehicle Act currently prohibits mobility scooters and wheelchairs in bike lanes

City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)
A tug pulls parts for the Johnson Street bridge through Victoria Harbour last month. Work is progressing on the rings portion of the main structure, city council heard from project manager Jonathan Huggett on Thursday. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

On-site installation begins early next month for Victoria bridge project

Project manager says construction is on track for March 2018 completion

A tug pulls parts for the Johnson Street bridge through Victoria Harbour last month. Work is progressing on the rings portion of the main structure, city council heard from project manager Jonathan Huggett on Thursday. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
Victoria city council news in brief

Victoria city council news in brief

Decisions made, discussions had at city hall

Victoria city council news in brief
Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Cool Aid’s Mount Edwards Court will house adults 55 plus

Social housing moving next door to elementary school
A female skateboarder was sent to hospital after she and a vehicle collided at Broad and Johnson streets in Victoria. (News file photo)

Downtown Victoria skateboard/car collision sends rider to hospital

VicPD urges caution for pedestrians and vehicles at crosswalks

A female skateboarder was sent to hospital after she and a vehicle collided at Broad and Johnson streets in Victoria. (News file photo)
Victoria Cool Aid Society’s rezoning application to build supportive and affordable housing units at Mount Edwards Court (1002 Vancouver St.) was approved. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Social housing moving next door to elementary school

Cool Aid’s Mount Edwards Court will house adults 55 plus

Victoria Cool Aid Society’s rezoning application to build supportive and affordable housing units at Mount Edwards Court (1002 Vancouver St.) was approved. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria Cool Aid Society hopes to turn the former Tally Ho Hotel site at 3020 Douglas St. into 52 transitional housing units. Cool Aid is seeking a temporary use permit for the location. The application has been forwarded to a public hearing. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Neighbours want details on Tally Ho transitional housing in Victoria

Victoria Cool Aid Society seeking three-year permit to run closed hotel as supported housing

Victoria Cool Aid Society hopes to turn the former Tally Ho Hotel site at 3020 Douglas St. into 52 transitional housing units. Cool Aid is seeking a temporary use permit for the location. The application has been forwarded to a public hearing. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Entrepreneurs and big companies connected at a BC Innovation Council tour earlier this year. Victoria companies wanting to offer tech solutions will have the chance to connect with global firms like IBM and Rio Tinto this Friday at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. (Submitted photo)

Victoria entrepreneurs can pitch ideas to tech giants

BC Innovation Council tour connects local tech to business opportunities

Entrepreneurs and big companies connected at a BC Innovation Council tour earlier this year. Victoria companies wanting to offer tech solutions will have the chance to connect with global firms like IBM and Rio Tinto this Friday at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. (Submitted photo)
Mayor Lisa Helps, Coun. Margaret Lucas and two senior City staffers and a team of business and educational representatives leave Sunday for a 10-day trade and cultural mission to China and Japan. News file photo

City sending delegates on trade mission to China, Japan

$28,000 cost to local taxpayers well worth the investment, mayor says

Mayor Lisa Helps, Coun. Margaret Lucas and two senior City staffers and a team of business and educational representatives leave Sunday for a 10-day trade and cultural mission to China and Japan. News file photo
The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo

Parking requirements may be relaxed for Victoria developers

Move aims to streamline development process, reflects less need for vehicle parking in urban centre

The City of Victoria is considering changes that would reduce the requirement for parking spaces in multi-family developments.                                 iStock photo
Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson St., where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to the City to rezone the property to convert the light housekeeping units – bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms – into six regular apartment units.                                Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS                                Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson, where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to Council for rezoning to convert the light housekeeping units — bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms — into 6 regular apartment units. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Low-income tenants in Victoria reno project worry where they’ll end up

Council considering upgrade proposal that would likely price renters out of homes

Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson St., where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to the City to rezone the property to convert the light housekeeping units – bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms – into six regular apartment units.                                Lauren Boothby/                                VICTORIA NEWS                                Dianna Claus sits on her bed in the small room she rents at 1122 Collinson, where she has given notice. The landlord is applying to Council for rezoning to convert the light housekeeping units — bachelor apartments with shared bathrooms — into 6 regular apartment units. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Esquimalt firefighter Mark Ralph runs the truck controls as he runs through hose drills outside the Esquimalt fire hall on Carlisle Avenue. Don Denton/Victoria News

Arson charge laid against Esquimalt homeowner

Fire on Uganda Avenue was contained by Esquimalt Fire Deparment

Esquimalt firefighter Mark Ralph runs the truck controls as he runs through hose drills outside the Esquimalt fire hall on Carlisle Avenue. Don Denton/Victoria News
Charlotte Cunningham was 18-month-old when she was murdered by her mother Kaela Mehl in Victoria. Mehl was found guilty of first degree murder and sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. (Submitted photo)                                Charlotte Cunningham was 18-month-old when she was murdered by her mother Kaela Mehl in Victoria. Mehl was found guilty of first degree murder and sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. (Submitted photo)

Kaela Mehl guilty of first degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

The Victoria jury has found her guilty, rejected NCR defence

Charlotte Cunningham was 18-month-old when she was murdered by her mother Kaela Mehl in Victoria. Mehl was found guilty of first degree murder and sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. (Submitted photo)                                Charlotte Cunningham was 18-month-old when she was murdered by her mother Kaela Mehl in Victoria. Mehl was found guilty of first degree murder and sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. (Submitted photo)
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria law courts on Blanshard Street. Closing arguments were slated to happen Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her young daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charge. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Victoria mom pursues Not Criminally Responsible defence after first degree murder conviction

Kaela Mehl has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of her young daughter Charlotte Cunningham

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl stand outside the Victoria law courts on Blanshard Street. Closing arguments were slated to happen Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her young daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. Mehl has pleaded not guilty to the charge. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The jury continues deliberations this week. (File photo)

MURDER TRIAL: First degree murder conviction requires killing be planned and deliberate

Jury returns to court Wednesday morning with a question

The jury continues deliberations this week. (File photo)
Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl confer outside the Victoria law courts. Closing arguments happened Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Jury must determine degree of planning in killing of toddler

Court hears closing submissions from Crown and defence lawyers Tuesday

Defence lawyer Jeremy Mills and client Kaela Mehl confer outside the Victoria law courts. Closing arguments happened Tuesday in Mehl’s first-degree murder trial in the death of her daughter, Charlotte Cunningham. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

MURDER TRIAL: Jury to be sequestered this afternoon

Defence and crown gave closing submissions Tuesday morning

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday morning holding hands with a friend. Mehl is on trial for the first degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte who died in September 2015. Mehl has plead not guilty to the charges. The trial continues. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
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