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Stephen Bradley Ewing was in provincial court in Nanaimo Sept. 28 for a sentencing hearing related to sex assault with a weapon charges. (Submitted photo)

Man who assaulted central Vancouver Island sex trade workers going to jail

Stephen Bradley Ewing pleads guilty to all charges, headed to jail as he awaits sentence

A Nanaimo man has been charged after a Victoria officer was struck by a stolen vehicle on Sept. 27. Shown is Victoria police at the scene in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Sept. 27. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria police charge Nanaimo man after officer hit by stolen car on Monday

27-year-old faces charges relating to assaulting a police officer and dangerous driving

Victoria Coun. Jeremy Loveday said volunteers will be needed to assist the hosting of 2022 55+ BC Games. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

2022 55+ BC Games coming to Victoria

Organizers, participants speak to urgent need for sponsors, volunteers and accommodations

Federal regulations state dogs must be leashed below the high tide mark on Willows Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay reminds pet owners to leash before you beach as dogs return to Willows

Environment and Climate Change Canada received complaints over interactions with off-leash dogs

Federal regulations state dogs must be leashed below the high tide mark on Willows Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for a pop-up clinic in Williams Lake, Sept. 23, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. COVID-19 infections levelling off, 652 more reported Tuesday

Hospitalized and critical care patient numbers still rising

A COVID-19 vaccine dose is prepared for a pop-up clinic in Williams Lake, Sept. 23, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Douglas Street from Fisgard Street to Pandora Avenue and Pandora, between Douglas and Government streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 for the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters ceremony in Centennial Square. (Google Maps)

Victoria road sections to close near Centennial Square during Orange Shirt Day ceremony

The two downtown blocks will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30

Douglas Street from Fisgard Street to Pandora Avenue and Pandora, between Douglas and Government streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 for the Xe xe Smun’ eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters ceremony in Centennial Square. (Google Maps)
A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

B.C. Supreme Court denies application to extend Fairy Creek injunction

The injunction expired at 4:00 pm, Tuesday Sept. 28

A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Victoria police outside a residence at the intersection of Cedar Hill and Gosworth roads for an incident on Sept. 28. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria police blocking Cedar Hill Road section due to ongoing incident

Public asked to avoid the 3000-block of Cedar Hill Road

Victoria police outside a residence at the intersection of Cedar Hill and Gosworth roads for an incident on Sept. 28. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

VIDEO: Joyce Echaquan’s loved ones urge action on racism on anniversary of her death

Mother of seven was mocked by staff as she lay dying in a Quebec hospital

A picture of Joyce Echaquan is seen during a vigil in front of the hospital where she died in Joliette, Que. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. seeks forfeiture of $2.8M condo owned by alleged COVID-19 violator

Civil claim seeks all proceeds from sale of the condo, once a mortgage of about $2 million is repaid

Mohammad Movassaghi arrives at provincial court in Vancouver, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)

CP hopes to spark truth, reconciliation conversation with orange locomotive

Orange Shirt Society excited about the commitment

Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)
West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek driver, passenger after single-vehicle rollover crash in Colwood

The vehicle crashed just after 7 p.m. in the 700-block of Kelly Road

West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Court details how one B.C. private eye defamed another

Lee Hanlon made ‘plainly defamatory’ claims about Dianna Holden online over 14 months, judge found

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Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all, Cowichan farmer Josh Mellor has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 39. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)

COVID-19 Delta variant claims young Cowichan farmer Josh Mellor

A young Cowichan farmer, whose story has inspired others in the community…

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to all, Cowichan farmer Josh Mellor has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 39. (Submitted by Miranda Mellor)
A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New welcome totem pole installed at downtown Nanaimo park

15-metre pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown features a matriarch, orca, bear and eagle

A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. COVID-19 cases rising quickly in younger school-aged children

Booster doses coming for seniors in care with flu shots

High COVID-19 infection rates for children age 5 to 11 have shown up since the resumption of public school in B.C. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. resumes online posting of COVID ‘potential exposure events’ in schools

Health ministry back pedals after parents expressed worry about no online notifications

Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)

Acclaimed B.C. artist’s new image honours children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Roy Henry Vickers’ new artwork “They Were Buried in the Night” honours all the children buried in unmarked graves at residential schools across the country. (Contributed photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau pledges to ‘foot the bill’ for provincial vaccine passports, create federal version

New government will be sworn in next month, House of Commons recalled in the fall

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Gold Arena at Pearkes reopens with many exciting improvements in place. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Media Relations)

Gold Arena reopens at Pearkes after closure for upgrades

Ice slab replaced with many more upgrades to Saanich facility

The Gold Arena at Pearkes reopens with many exciting improvements in place. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Media Relations)