Rick Stiebel

Felix Townsin, shown here with his sister, Lexi, who died on Oct. 19, 2019. Felix is a big part of a family initiative aimed at finding a cure for Blau Syndrome. (Photo contributed by the Townsin family)

Quest to cure Blau syndrome a family affair

John Stubbs student produces film for late little sister Lexi

Felix Townsin, shown here with his sister, Lexi, who died on Oct. 19, 2019. Felix is a big part of a family initiative aimed at finding a cure for Blau Syndrome. (Photo contributed by the Townsin family)
Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, stands by a wall of plaques commemorating veterans during the Legion’s 90th anniversary in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Plans for new Legion in Langford include low-cost housing for seniors

Project could be before council in early 2021

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, stands by a wall of plaques commemorating veterans during the Legion’s 90th anniversary in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
L to R - Westshore Towing owner dave LeQuesne and Peninsula Towing owners Meghan and Don Affleck believe the cost of dealing with abandoned vehicles, boats, Rvs and campers is a significant financial burden. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Towing the line: Vancouver Island tow truck operators at a loss with abandoned vehicles

Dealing with derelict boats, RVs, trailers, vehicles adds up to thousands in uncompensated costs

L to R - Westshore Towing owner dave LeQuesne and Peninsula Towing owners Meghan and Don Affleck believe the cost of dealing with abandoned vehicles, boats, Rvs and campers is a significant financial burden. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Child, youth and family counsellor Mia Golden and Substance Use Outreach worker Lorna Mace at work on Tug of War, a documentary about the sexual exploitation of youth on Southern Vancouver Island. (Photo courtesy of Empress Avenue Media)

Documentary exposes youth sex trafficking in Greater Victoria

First edit set for release in January 2021

Child, youth and family counsellor Mia Golden and Substance Use Outreach worker Lorna Mace at work on Tug of War, a documentary about the sexual exploitation of youth on Southern Vancouver Island. (Photo courtesy of Empress Avenue Media)
Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease is suspected to be the cause of death for more than 60 deer on the Gulf Islands. (Photo contributed by Jill Hayward)

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Adenovirus hemorrhagic disease is suspected to be the cause of death for more than 60 deer on the Gulf Islands. (Photo contributed by Jill Hayward)
Photos of the tail of a dead Humpback whale helped identify the carcass as that of Hawkeye. (Photo contributed by Shoreline Photography/Eagle Wing Torus/Pacific Whale Watch Association)

Humpback carcass off coast of Vancouver Island identified as Hawkeye

Ship strikes take toll on whale populatin

Photos of the tail of a dead Humpback whale helped identify the carcass as that of Hawkeye. (Photo contributed by Shoreline Photography/Eagle Wing Torus/Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Michelle Savery, a registered veterinary technician at WAVES, shares a smile with Rhubi and Synora. Savery asks pet owners to be more patient, especially during the COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Savery)

Stress weighs heavy on those working in veterinary health

Vancouver Island vet techs urge public to be patient, kind

Michelle Savery, a registered veterinary technician at WAVES, shares a smile with Rhubi and Synora. Savery asks pet owners to be more patient, especially during the COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Savery)
Fran Duck is retiring at the end of this month after 35 years as a medical office assistant, including the last 20-plus years with a family practice in View Royal. (Courtesy Fran Duck)

A career of caring coming to an end in View Royal

Medical office assistant Fran Duck’s connection to families spans generations

Fran Duck is retiring at the end of this month after 35 years as a medical office assistant, including the last 20-plus years with a family practice in View Royal. (Courtesy Fran Duck)
Langford has agreed to sell just under two acres of property at 2855 Westshore Pkwy. and 1365 Goldstream Ave. to Canwest Hotels for $5 million. (Google Maps)

New hotel planned for Langford

Three brands under consideration, restaurant, townhomes part of the plan

Langford has agreed to sell just under two acres of property at 2855 Westshore Pkwy. and 1365 Goldstream Ave. to Canwest Hotels for $5 million. (Google Maps)
Royal BC Museum adds IMAX feature full-time

Royal BC Museum adds IMAX feature full-time

Province helps museum purchase $3.8M theatre

Royal BC Museum adds IMAX feature full-time
The Naden Drill Shed was demolished to prepare the site for a new Junior Ranks Training Accommodation building. (Photo courtesy of the Department of National Defence)

Historic site at CFB Esquimalt to be reborn

Site of Naden Drill Hall part of major new facility

The Naden Drill Shed was demolished to prepare the site for a new Junior Ranks Training Accommodation building. (Photo courtesy of the Department of National Defence)
A Langford resident has concerns about safety, garbage and raucous behaviour at South Glen Lake beach. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Langford resident raises alarm over south Glen Lake beach

Parties at small swimming beach at Glen Cove cause concern

A Langford resident has concerns about safety, garbage and raucous behaviour at South Glen Lake beach. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Police watchdog investigates Esquimalt incident resulting in injuries

Police watchdog investigates Esquimalt incident resulting in injuries

Man injured during Aug. 9 arrest by VicPD

Police watchdog investigates Esquimalt incident resulting in injuries
The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)

Ocean Boulevard could re-open after Labour Day

Colwood council expected to discuss options later this month

The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)
Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Tips for keeping dogs cool and safe this summer

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet
Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers

Immediate and long-term solutions needed, says Saanich farmer

Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Adopted owner grateful for staff at WAVE

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound
Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)

Leap year Vancouver Island retiree finally celebrating 15th birthday

Ray Miller among the 0.07% of the population to have Feb. 29 as a birthday

Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)
Pink Shirt Day founder Travis Price speaks to Mount Douglas secondary students in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

Battling bullying covers a lot of ground, says Island Safe Schools manager

Social media responsible for a lot of the problems being seen in schools, Sooke official says

Pink Shirt Day founder Travis Price speaks to Mount Douglas secondary students in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident Zosia Adamek is heading to New York on a scholarship to play for the University of Long Island Sharks women’s hockey team. (Photo contributed by Adamek family)

Former Vancouver Island teammates to unite again on Long Island

Shawnigan Lake School producing scores of hockey scholarships

Langford resident Zosia Adamek is heading to New York on a scholarship to play for the University of Long Island Sharks women’s hockey team. (Photo contributed by Adamek family)