Shalu Mehta

An RCMP officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in a collision that involved the officer’s vehicle and a cyclist in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP officer cleared of wrongdoing in serious collision with cyclist in View Royal

Cyclist was not actually in bike lane, decision says

An RCMP officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in a collision that involved the officer’s vehicle and a cyclist in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria South lands. (City of Colwood report)

Colwood approves plans to expand Royal Bay development

Up to 2,100 homes, amenities, transit hub planned for Latoria lands

A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria South lands. (City of Colwood report)
The province and the Sooke School District purchased a six-acre plot of land along Latoria Road in south Langford for a new 500-seat elementary school. SD62 Trustee and Board of Education Chair Ravi Parmar said the new school site is welcomed as the neighbourhood expands. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province, SD62 purchase six acres in Langford for new 500-seat elementary school

New school site in south Langford, along Latoria Road

The province and the Sooke School District purchased a six-acre plot of land along Latoria Road in south Langford for a new 500-seat elementary school. SD62 Trustee and Board of Education Chair Ravi Parmar said the new school site is welcomed as the neighbourhood expands. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic says access to abortion services has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island abortion services not interrupted by COVID-19, View Royal women’s clinic says

Abortion care remains essential service during pandemic

The Vancouver Island Women’s Clinic says access to abortion services has not been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pacific FC mascot Stewie the Starfish as well as members of the Pacific FC team and City of Langford representatives were in Centennial Park on the weekend for Langford Acts of Kindness Day. They handed out cookies to passersby as part of the City’s ‘I Am Langford’ campaign. (Courtesy of the City of Langford)

Langford cuts red tape, engages in random acts of kindness to uplift spirits

‘I Am Langford’ campaign promotes supporting local

Pacific FC mascot Stewie the Starfish as well as members of the Pacific FC team and City of Langford representatives were in Centennial Park on the weekend for Langford Acts of Kindness Day. They handed out cookies to passersby as part of the City’s ‘I Am Langford’ campaign. (Courtesy of the City of Langford)
A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)

Public to weigh in on Colwood Royal Bay development Monday

Application to rezone lands north of Latoria Boulevard submitted to council

A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)
The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)

UPDATED: Saanich firefighters investigate early morning fire at elementary school

Fire crews remain on scene at Strawberry Vale Elementary

The Saanich Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at Strawberry Vale Elementary school that caused extensive damage to the roof. (Photo courtesy Tamara Pillipow)
The South Island Prosperity Partnership’s latest data on the region’s economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic shows troubling numbers. Hospitality and tourism sectors have been hit hard and unemployment in Greater Victoria is at a historic high at 10.1 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unemployment surpasses historic high in Greater Victoria, tourism hit hard

Hospitality and tourism sectors hurting as pandemic continues

The South Island Prosperity Partnership’s latest data on the region’s economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic shows troubling numbers. Hospitality and tourism sectors have been hit hard and unemployment in Greater Victoria is at a historic high at 10.1 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria is looking for a court order to enforce sheltering rules in Beacon Hill Park. The City is looking to move people who are homeless out of culturally and environmentally sensitive areas and into designated areas of the park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria seeks court order to enforce sheltering rules in Beacon Hill Park

People being asked to move out of environmentally sensitive areas of park

The City of Victoria is looking for a court order to enforce sheltering rules in Beacon Hill Park. The City is looking to move people who are homeless out of culturally and environmentally sensitive areas and into designated areas of the park. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).

Architect plans to revitalize Victoria ‘gateways,’ including Wellburns building

Wood-construction apartments planned for Scott, Wellburn’s buildings

A rendering of what the new Wellburn’s Building, called ParkWay, will look like. (Courtesy of Michael Green Architecture).
Victoria’s Raging Grannies gathered in front of the B.C. Health Ministry office in Victoria on Thursday to call for an end to public funding of for-profit long-term care homes. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria’s Raging Grannies call for end to public funding of for-profit senior homes

Organizer says COVID-19 has made senior home issues more apparent

Victoria’s Raging Grannies gathered in front of the B.C. Health Ministry office in Victoria on Thursday to call for an end to public funding of for-profit long-term care homes. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
B.C. residents can go to the Royal BC Museum for half price all summer

B.C. residents can go to the Royal BC Museum for half price all summer

Museum reopening in phases, COVID-19 measures in place

B.C. residents can go to the Royal BC Museum for half price all summer
The Vancouver Island YMCA-YWCA is looking at reopening its downtown Victoria and Westhills facilities on July 16 with new COVID-19 protocols and a new membership structure to help make up for lost revenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Vancouver Island YMCA-YWCA is looking at reopening its downtown Victoria and Westhills facilities on July 16 with new COVID-19 protocols and a new membership structure to help make up for lost revenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laid-off hotel workers will be protesting at the B.C. Parliament Buildings on Tuesday, July 7, to demand a right to go back to work. (Black Press Media file photo)

Laid-off hotel workers demanding the right to return to work at Victoria protest

Businesses in accommodation and food sector report laying off 80 per cent of workforce

Laid-off hotel workers will be protesting at the B.C. Parliament Buildings on Tuesday, July 7, to demand a right to go back to work. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Prior Lake

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
A cougar was possibly seen in the area of the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in Saanich Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police, pound respond to possible cougar sighting

Cougar possibly seen in area of 4500-block of Chatterton Way

A cougar was possibly seen in the area of the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in Saanich Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision

UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision

Traffic diverted while Saanich police investigated, cleared lanes

UPDATE: Semi-truck driver sustains non-life-threatening injuries in Pat Bay Highway collision
Steve Kallsen, general manager at Capitol 6 theatre in downtown Victoria, says it feels good to be back in the building after it shut down for three months due to COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

It’s showtime: Victoria theatre reopens with new COVID-19 protocols

Capitol 6 theatre and SilverCity Victoria have reopened with limited seating

Steve Kallsen, general manager at Capitol 6 theatre in downtown Victoria, says it feels good to be back in the building after it shut down for three months due to COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Craigflower Schoolhouse as it was in the late 19th century, built for children from nearby Craigflower Farm. The federal and provincial governments are helping to fund a community centre on the Craigflower Manor property. (BC Heritage Branch photo)

Greater Victoria infrastructure get millions in investments to help with economic recovery

New community spaces, health centre, turf fields coming for region

The Craigflower Schoolhouse as it was in the late 19th century, built for children from nearby Craigflower Farm. The federal and provincial governments are helping to fund a community centre on the Craigflower Manor property. (BC Heritage Branch photo)
Victoria Pride Society has released a documentary on the annual Memorial Dragball Game. (Courtesy of Peter B. Jakab/victoriapridesociety.org)
Victoria Pride Society has released a documentary on the annual Memorial Dragball Game. (Courtesy of Peter B. Jakab/victoriapridesociety.org)