Dan Ebenal

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Victoria renters have reason for optimism as rents drop

PadMapper says Victoria is now the fifth most expensive market in the country

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Arts Laureate Barbara Adams joins artist Luke Ramsey and Mayor Kevin Murdoch in front of the Parade of Play mural at the Oak Bay High track. (Black Press Media file photo)

Curtain draws to a close on Oak Bay arts laureate’s term

Barbara Adams has been a champion for arts in the community

Arts Laureate Barbara Adams joins artist Luke Ramsey and Mayor Kevin Murdoch in front of the Parade of Play mural at the Oak Bay High track. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada is calling for two centimetres of snow around Greater Victoria Wednesday, with more expected for the rest of the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Snow starts to fall across Greater Victoria

A total of 2 cm of snow expected on Wednesday, with more expected over the rest of the week

Environment Canada is calling for two centimetres of snow around Greater Victoria Wednesday, with more expected for the rest of the week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bear encountered in rural Saanich

Bear encountered in rural Saanich

Out-of-town visitor meets up with bear on trails near Hector Road

Bear encountered in rural Saanich
Members of the Saanich Crime Prevention Team stand with volunteer co-ordinator Ian Gibbs and Saanich Police Sgt. Sherry Walsh of the Community Engagement Division.                                Photo submitted

Work with Saanich Police offers students clues about themselves

Six post-secondary students spend summer working with Crime Prevention Team

Members of the Saanich Crime Prevention Team stand with volunteer co-ordinator Ian Gibbs and Saanich Police Sgt. Sherry Walsh of the Community Engagement Division.                                Photo submitted
First stores open in Victoria’s expanded Mayfair shopping centre

First stores open in Victoria’s expanded Mayfair shopping centre

Construction project will add about 100,000 square feet of retail space and 400 parking stalls

First stores open in Victoria’s expanded Mayfair shopping centre
Olivia Brodie gets a warm sendoff from her teammates at at Varsity Performance Karate before departing for the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo submitted)

Saanich teen takes her karate skills onto the world stage

National champion Olivia Brodie will compete at the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships

Olivia Brodie gets a warm sendoff from her teammates at at Varsity Performance Karate before departing for the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo submitted)
Brenda Irvine of Simply Fun Child Care stands inside her Onyx Place facility that she has been unable to open due to a lack of early childhood educators.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Lack of staff preventing Saanich child care from opening doors

Operator of Simply Fun Child Care says she hasn’t seen it this bad in her 42 years of doing business

Brenda Irvine of Simply Fun Child Care stands inside her Onyx Place facility that she has been unable to open due to a lack of early childhood educators.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Victoria sees no rain in July

Victoria sees no rain in July

Gonzales station records sixth rainless month since 1899

Victoria sees no rain in July
Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

‘They pee in the bushes’: Washroom closure a problem for Island ballplayers

Septic system issues at Layritz Park create variety of troubles

Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Island woman fights off attacker

Island woman fights off attacker

Saanich Police investigating sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman

Island woman fights off attacker
Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep

Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep
Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a recentfashion show. Magic Wand, which provides grad dresses and tuxedos for students, is now in need of a new home. (Photo submitted )

Time running out for grad-helping organization

Magic Wand in need of new space to store grad dresses and tuxedos

Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a recentfashion show. Magic Wand, which provides grad dresses and tuxedos for students, is now in need of a new home. (Photo submitted )
Motor oil was another of the more than 30 items dumped on the rock. (Photo submitted)

Anti-smoking protest giving Saanich woman the creeps

Dead snake, motor oil, rotting seafood among items left on rock where woman takes cigarette break

Motor oil was another of the more than 30 items dumped on the rock. (Photo submitted)
Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Upgrade brings summer of delays to Quadra and McKenzie

Work starts Monday on project to upgrade traffic signals, bus shelter at Saanich intersection

Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Teenage girl approached by man while at Royal Oak bus exchange

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt
Dog attacked by otters at B.C. beach

Dog attacked by otters at B.C. beach

Victoria woman says otters pounced on dog and tried to drag her under the water

Dog attacked by otters at B.C. beach
A raccoon looks in a window from outside a Minnesota high-rise. (Twitter photo)

Daredevil raccoon vaults to internet stardom

Critter’s high-rise exploits on Minnesota office tower captivates social media

A raccoon looks in a window from outside a Minnesota high-rise. (Twitter photo)
Cougar spotted near Elk Lake

Cougar spotted near Elk Lake

Animal spotted Wednesday afternoon on field near Pat Bay Highway

Cougar spotted near Elk Lake
The Capital Region Beekeepers Association will come out to collect any swarms of bees encounterd by Greater Victoria residents. If you discover a swarm on your property, you can contact the swarm line at 250-900-5787.                                (Photo courtesy of Pamela Fox, Silver Rill Berry Farm)

Beekeepers offer to pick up unwanted swarms

Capital Region Beekeepers Association sets up swarm line for residents to call

The Capital Region Beekeepers Association will come out to collect any swarms of bees encounterd by Greater Victoria residents. If you discover a swarm on your property, you can contact the swarm line at 250-900-5787.                                (Photo courtesy of Pamela Fox, Silver Rill Berry Farm)