Lauren Boothby

The new Johnson Street bridge deck span is prepared for offloading onto a barge at Ogden Point on Monday afternoon. The shipment was scheduled to be offloaded in Victoria’s upper harbour either later Monday or Tuesday followed by the assembly process. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Final steel shipment arrives for Johnson Street Bridge

Parts will be loaded onto a barge this afternoon, and transported under the current bridge Tuesday

The new Johnson Street bridge deck span is prepared for offloading onto a barge at Ogden Point on Monday afternoon. The shipment was scheduled to be offloaded in Victoria’s upper harbour either later Monday or Tuesday followed by the assembly process. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
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)

Mehl murder trial: “She was a good mother”

Sister-in-law testifies about tensions between Mehl and in-laws

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)
Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon 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 CASE: Emotional day in Kaela Mehl trial as defendant’s suicide email read aloud

Ex-husband talks about past alcohol related experiences on cross examination

Kaela Mehl stands outside the Victoria Law Courts Thursday afternoon 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)
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files

UPDATE: Kaela Mehl murder trial – Saanich police cautioned couple night before toddler was found dead

Recordings give glimpse into rocky relationship between accused and ex-husband

The first-degree murder trial of city woman Kaela Mehl in the death of her 18-month-old daughter is continuing this week at Victoria Law Courts. Victoria News files
Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her 18-month-old daughter

Victoria mom charged with toddler’s murder weeps listening to recording of daughter crying
Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)

Trial for Victoria mom accused of killing her toddler underway

Kaela Mehl is charged with first degree murder in 2015 case

Kaela Mehl is charged with the murder of her daughter in 2015. (Facebook)
If approved, the CRD would be sending five people to tour sewage treatment facilities in Europe in October at $8,500 per person. (File photo)

CRD’s European sewage junket not a done deal

Tour needs approval by environmental services committee and CRD board

If approved, the CRD would be sending five people to tour sewage treatment facilities in Europe in October at $8,500 per person. (File photo)
Homeless teenage boy bundled up under an overpass. (File photo)
Homeless teenage boy bundled up under an overpass. (File photo)
Darrah O’Malley, a manager of Irish Times Pub, stands on the stairs leading into the bar, which has been nominated for Best Irish Pub in Noirth America. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria watering hole nominated for best Irish pub in North America

Irish Times a multiple winner of best pub in Best of the City

Darrah O’Malley, a manager of Irish Times Pub, stands on the stairs leading into the bar, which has been nominated for Best Irish Pub in Noirth America. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
The Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites on Quebec Street is the subject of a redevelopment proposal going to public hearing Thursday night. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

TONIGHT: Victoria’s Harbour Towers Hotel conversion to apartments open for public hearing

If approved, the hotel would be converted into a 219-unit residential building

The Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites on Quebec Street is the subject of a redevelopment proposal going to public hearing Thursday night. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
The City of Victoria’s rules related to short-term rentals such as AirBnB may be changing, as council seeks to slow the trend of revenue properties being switched from long-term to nightly or weekly rentals. AirBnB

Victoria cracks down on short-term rentals

Homeowners renting one or two bedrooms in their primary residence will not be affected

The City of Victoria’s rules related to short-term rentals such as AirBnB may be changing, as council seeks to slow the trend of revenue properties being switched from long-term to nightly or weekly rentals. AirBnB
Four cannabis dispensaries had their rezoning requests denied at committee of the whole Thursday. (File Photo)

Dispensaries near schools rejected by council

Two of four rejected applications were less than 200 metres from schools

Four cannabis dispensaries had their rezoning requests denied at committee of the whole Thursday. (File Photo)
Victoria Police are recommending charges after a road rage incident escalated Wednesday morning. News file photo                                Don Denton/Victoria News April 28, 2017 - File photo for stock usage of a Victoria Police officer on his motorcyle with lights flashing. Image was from offcer leading a march downtown to the Legislature.

Road rage incident leads to arrest, injuries

VicPD is recommending charges

Victoria Police are recommending charges after a road rage incident escalated Wednesday morning. News file photo                                Don Denton/Victoria News April 28, 2017 - File photo for stock usage of a Victoria Police officer on his motorcyle with lights flashing. Image was from offcer leading a march downtown to the Legislature.
Kanzo and Misuyo Kurushima pose for a portrait with their daughter Ritsuko in Vancouver in 1929. Tsugio Kurushima’s parents and older siblings were sent to a internment camp in Slocan in 1942.                                 Photo courtesy of                                 Tsugio Kurushima

Japanese Canadians reflect on internment hardships

Luncheon in Victoria on Sunday to feature guest speakers

Kanzo and Misuyo Kurushima pose for a portrait with their daughter Ritsuko in Vancouver in 1929. Tsugio Kurushima’s parents and older siblings were sent to a internment camp in Slocan in 1942.                                 Photo courtesy of                                 Tsugio Kurushima
Council will discuss significant rezoning, zoning and bylaw changes at Thursday’s meetings. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)

ON THE AGENDA: Victoria City Council considers short term rental restrictions, cannabis retailers, 21-storey-towers

Bylaw restricting short term rentals is just one of the major items being considered by council

Council will discuss significant rezoning, zoning and bylaw changes at Thursday’s meetings. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/Victoria News)
Carla Perry kneels with her dog Harvey in front of her Oak Bay home on Monteray Ave.                                 Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

HOMEFINDER: Art and homes on display in Art Gallery of Greater Victoria tour

Oak Bay home and art collection open for viewing Sept. 24

Carla Perry kneels with her dog Harvey in front of her Oak Bay home on Monteray Ave.                                 Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)

Fifty-plus cats surrendered to Victoria BC SPCA from single home

It will cost tens of thousands to rehabilitate the animals

Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered from a single Victoria home huddled together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)
The skydiver was injured while taking a video of a different jumper. (File Photo)

Skydiver crashes in Saanichton field while shooting video

One man has been sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

The skydiver was injured while taking a video of a different jumper. (File Photo)
Two-vehicle collision on Malahat sends drivers to hospital, causes delays
Two-vehicle collision on Malahat sends drivers to hospital, causes delays