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The majority of train tracks on the mid- and south Island have been unused since passenger rail service stopped along the Island corridor. (Photo by Michael Briones)

Rail survey finds strong support for revitalized service on Vancouver Island

81 per cent of respondents from Victoria to North Island support enhanced rail service

The majority of train tracks on the mid- and south Island have been unused since passenger rail service stopped along the Island corridor. (Photo by Michael Briones)
The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria drivers: city parkade rate hikes take effect Oct. 15

City uses latest round of price increases to even out demand around its five parkades

The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Real-time illustration shows the location of small seismic monitoring devices around Greater Victoria. The equipment helps local seismologists keep track of changes in ground noise and vibrations. (Illustration raspberryshake.org)

Earthquake early warning research backs Great BC ShakeOut activities

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime

Real-time illustration shows the location of small seismic monitoring devices around Greater Victoria. The equipment helps local seismologists keep track of changes in ground noise and vibrations. (Illustration raspberryshake.org)

Great BC ShakeOUT takes a COVID-safe approach for 2020

Public encouraged to host socially distanced earthquake drills Oct. 15 or anytime

Greater Victoria’s coastal communities take derelict boat issue to the CRD

Group looking for regional body to partner on regulation recommendations

Outdoors store operators happy in new West Shore home

Island Outfitters opens the doors this week on Island Highway in View Royal

Growth of Victoria’s bike lane network continues from downtown heart

City staff work toward a full buildout of 32-kilometre network by 2022

Greater Victoria’s 55+ BC Games committee planning for safe 2021 competition

Richmond cancelled 2020 Games due to COVID, but local organizers optimistic about next year

Greater Victoria mayors want concrete answers from provincial election candidates

Questions focus on child care; mental health, addictions and treatment, and transportation

All work stops on Saanich’s University Heights project while developer negotiates with Home Depot

Financial implications of retailer’s requests put $230-million mixed-use project in jeopardy

Victoria lacks more than 4,200 child care spaces within city: report

Eastern neighbourhoods face the largest child care shortages

Cook Street Village grocery icon closing, new owners plan major renovation

Louie family has operated Oxford Foods and predecessor for five decades at Cook and Oxford streets

Heritage revitalization project in downtown Victoria a labour of love for developers

The tiny Adelphi Block offers unique living spaces, urban lifestyle on busy Old Town corner

More engagement with youth could bring fresh ideas to CRD: Saanich councillor

Young politician provides a good example of youth leadership in the region

Cost savings on CRD housing project in Saanich could be passed on to tenants

Affordable housing project on Carey Road came in $700,000 under budget

Proposal for 32-metre illuminated silo up for discussion in Victoria

Silo would form part of Trio Ready Mix’s environmentally friendly waterfront concrete plant

Federal rent help eases COVID sting for Victoria’s commercial waterfront businesses

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority played key role in securing emergency funding

CRD committee rejects plea to revisit temporary shelter proposal for Oak Bay Lodge

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps’ request to find creative way to make it work finds little support

Roadmap to recovery: South Island Prosperity Partnership releases 40-point plan

Recommendations provide broad strategies to jump-start economy in Greater Victoria and beyond

Saanich Fair takes an online turn, keeps the kids in mind

A community staple since the 1860s, Labour Day weekend icon keeps low profile due to COVID