Shalu Mehta

The castle view from Italian Gardens in Hatley Gardens at Royal Roads University. (Photo supplied by Royal Roads)

Hatley Park closed to vehicles, formal gardens closed due to COVID-19

Royal Roads remains open to essential staff

The castle view from Italian Gardens in Hatley Gardens at Royal Roads University. (Photo supplied by Royal Roads)
West Shore RCMP seized illegal drugs, brass knuckles and three imitation handguns from a residential property in Colwood on March 31. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seizes illegal drugs, imitation handguns in Colwood

One man and one woman arrested for weapons-related offences

West Shore RCMP seized illegal drugs, brass knuckles and three imitation handguns from a residential property in Colwood on March 31. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford expands COVID-19 response to include all of West Shore, home testing

City’s mobile team has already tested 20 people at home

The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
New items like desks, toilet paper and gym equipment have moved up the top 100 searches list on Used.ca. (Screenshot/Used.ca)

What Victoria residents are looking to buy while social distancing

New search terms pop up on the Used.ca the top 100 list

New items like desks, toilet paper and gym equipment have moved up the top 100 searches list on Used.ca. (Screenshot/Used.ca)
Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)

West Shore woman’s dog found in Colwood more than two weeks after going missing

Isla went missing on March 10 and was found 17 days later

Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)
A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Painted fence in Langford shows thanks for essential workers amid COVID-19

Community members finding unique ways to show their appreciation

A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A Duncan man is asking community members to donate their RVs to health care workers who need to quarantine due to COVID-19. (Flickr)

Duncan man asks community to donate RVs to essential workers in need of quarantine

Ryan Oakley creates a Facebook group to help coordinate the effort

A Duncan man is asking community members to donate their RVs to health care workers who need to quarantine due to COVID-19. (Flickr)
SD62 says classes will not be replicated online as spring break comes to a close and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (iStock photo)

Sooke School District promises learning opportunites for students by mid-April

‘No intent to replicate regular school day virtually’ SD62 says

SD62 says classes will not be replicated online as spring break comes to a close and the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (iStock photo)
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Victoria police warns of text, vacation rental COVID-19 fraud attempts

Frauds appearing online, in text messages and through vacation rentals

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Residents at the Cherish at Central Park retirement community are treated to a courtyard concert so they can enjoy music while social distancing from their balconies. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Musician stays physically distant in courtyard show for Langford retirees

Bob Nelson found a way to continue to play for retirement community residents

Residents at the Cherish at Central Park retirement community are treated to a courtyard concert so they can enjoy music while social distancing from their balconies. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
BC Parks Foundation is hosting a virtual picnic for residents across the province to tune into. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

BC Parks Foundation organizes virtual picnic for the province

Join a B.C.-wide picnic online Saturday, March 28

BC Parks Foundation is hosting a virtual picnic for residents across the province to tune into. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A provincial ban announced Thursday means no more outdoor burnings on Saanich Peninsula. (Black Press Media File)

Provincial ban on outdoor burning affects all of Greater Victoria

Several south Island municipalities had already taken measures to stop outdoor burns

A provincial ban announced Thursday means no more outdoor burnings on Saanich Peninsula. (Black Press Media File)
Camosun College is rallying and appealing for financial assistance for students in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun College appeals for emergency financial assistance for students

Camosun College Foundation fund will help students in need

Camosun College is rallying and appealing for financial assistance for students in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jasper Sunshine lives full time in his camperized cube van. He said he knows many people living a similar lifestyle that are struggling without access to recreation centres, public libraries, coffee shops and restaurants to do things like take showers and connect with others. (Black Press Media file photo)

Full-time campers face various struggles amidst COVID-19

One camper advises others to find a way to work together

Jasper Sunshine lives full time in his camperized cube van. He said he knows many people living a similar lifestyle that are struggling without access to recreation centres, public libraries, coffee shops and restaurants to do things like take showers and connect with others. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD officer buys ferry ticket for stranded woman to help her go home

VicPD officer buys ferry ticket for stranded woman to help her go home

Officer did not want woman’s family member to travel on ferry amidst COVID-19

VicPD officer buys ferry ticket for stranded woman to help her go home
Victoria police officers are responding to a robbery call in the 400-block of Cook Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD seek suspect to robbery call near Cook Street Village

The robbery took place on Thursday

Victoria police officers are responding to a robbery call in the 400-block of Cook Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce says the loss of an entire tourism season in Victoria due to COVID-19 means the loss of majority of revenues for businesses that depend on tourism. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce asks feds, province for more support for businesses

Chamber says current measures not enough for businesses to survive

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce says the loss of an entire tourism season in Victoria due to COVID-19 means the loss of majority of revenues for businesses that depend on tourism. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Swiftsure International Yacht Race had a slow start last year due to light winds. This year, the race will not run due to concerns over COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Swiftsure International Yacht Race cancelled in light of COVID-19

Committee shifts focus to next year’s race

The Swiftsure International Yacht Race had a slow start last year due to light winds. This year, the race will not run due to concerns over COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
BC Parks has fully closed Goldstream Provincial Park, as well as other parks, due to the COVID-19 response. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: A roundup of park and recreation closures across Greater Victoria

Parks, recreation facilities, campgrounds close in light of COVID-19

BC Parks has fully closed Goldstream Provincial Park, as well as other parks, due to the COVID-19 response. (Black Press Media file photo)
FortisBC responds to a gas leak in the 800-block of Orono Place on March 25. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

UPDATED: Construction continues after natural gas leak in Langford

FortisBC brought leak under control just after noon

FortisBC responds to a gas leak in the 800-block of Orono Place on March 25. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
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