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A quick response time allowed West Shore fire crews to limit the spread of an early morning fire in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Quick response limits spread of early morning fire in View Royal

View Royal Fire Rescue on scene within 4 minutes of initial 911 call

 

Owners Garvin, left, and Shanon Tse outside Helmcken Market on Oct. 15, its last day in business after 48 years. Community members gathered outside the View Royal market to show their appreciation. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

View Royal thanks Helmcken Market for its friendly legacy as the store closes after 48 years

Community members gathered to show their appreciation for the owners on Oct. 15

 

View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

View Royal holding workshops to engage on climate strategy next month

The two-part online workshop runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 13

View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Canada’s longest continuously running Highland Games returns to View Royal

The Labour Day weekend festival is celebrating Celtic and Scottish culture

Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
John Rocher, chief experience officer at the Six Mile Pub and Eatery is masked up and ready to pour. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s oldest pub survived flu pandemic; in good shape to survive COVID

Six Mile Pub and Eatery planned ahead to be ready to serve patrons – if you’re vaccinated

John Rocher, chief experience officer at the Six Mile Pub and Eatery is masked up and ready to pour. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
Cathie Blanchard won a Canada Day themed a prize pack for her art. (Cathie Blanchard photo)

Nod to View Royal’s logo wins woman Canada Day photo contest

Town logo ‘merged’ with Canadian flag by local woman

Cathie Blanchard won a Canada Day themed a prize pack for her art. (Cathie Blanchard photo)
Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

View Royal neighbours furious as Thetis Lake visitors overflow CRD parking lots

Hot weather escalates annual parking problems at popular park

Vehicles sit parked along the onramp to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal on Monday afternoon. The hot weather is driving people to Thetis Lake Regional Park, for which the designated parking lot fills up quickly. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
A multi-building residential development on Erskine Lane in View Royal was approved by council on June 15. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Dire shortage of three-bedroom apartments, says View Royal mayor

New development to feature wide range of rental units, amenities for tenants

A multi-building residential development on Erskine Lane in View Royal was approved by council on June 15. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)

Former Y fitness centre in View Royal aims to reopen in September

Kidspace taking over both the gym and the childcare facility at Eagle Creek Village

Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)
Traffic on Island Highway will be restricted in View Royal for planned work on Thursday, June 10. (Map courtesy of the Town of View Royal)

Work on Island Highway in View Royal to limit traffic to single lane, alternating

Motorists asked to plan an alternate route between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday (June 10)

Traffic on Island Highway will be restricted in View Royal for planned work on Thursday, June 10. (Map courtesy of the Town of View Royal)
View Royal council inquiring about justice system delays caused by COVID-19. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal wonders if COVID-19 court delays are negatively affecting communities

Mayor David Screech to write letter to Minister of Public Safety about issue

View Royal council inquiring about justice system delays caused by COVID-19. (Town of View Royal)
View Royal Fire Rescue has been concerned about alcohol consumption and safety issues at Thetis Lake Regional Park for decades, says View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal mulling options to curb cliff jumping at Thetis Lake Park

Staff propose bylaw to charge for cliff jumping rescues, but mayor unconvinced

View Royal Fire Rescue has been concerned about alcohol consumption and safety issues at Thetis Lake Regional Park for decades, says View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal Elementary, located along Helmcken Road, had a possible COVID exposure on Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to Island Health. (View Royal Elementary site)

Possible COVID-19 exposure at View Royal Elementary school

Exposure took place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to Island Health

View Royal Elementary, located along Helmcken Road, had a possible COVID exposure on Wednesday, Jan. 27, according to Island Health. (View Royal Elementary site)
Greater Victoria School Trustee Ryan Painter created a campaign to collect paper hearts with kind messages for employees at the Eagle Creek Village Starbucks, who were berated by a patron opposed to the company’s COVID-19 safety protocols. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Hand-made hearts bring joy to Island baristas after outburst from angry patron

Local school trustee counteracts View Royal Starbucks employees anti-mask outburst with kindness

Greater Victoria School Trustee Ryan Painter created a campaign to collect paper hearts with kind messages for employees at the Eagle Creek Village Starbucks, who were berated by a patron opposed to the company’s COVID-19 safety protocols. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests four following armed robbery

A victim was assaulted and robbed in View Royal early Thursday morning

West Shore RCMP arrested four suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in View Royal Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
A View Royal grocery store will be closed for five days in November due to shooting for Maid, a Netflix series being filmed across Greater Victoria. (Facebook/Helmcken Market)
A View Royal grocery store will be closed for five days in November due to shooting for Maid, a Netflix series being filmed across Greater Victoria. (Facebook/Helmcken Market)
Quality Foods advertising manager, Regan Beaulieu, (left) and president, Noel Hayward, (right) stand in front of the Clean Cart on its first day of testing, Nov. 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria-area Quality Foods launches innovative new cart cleaning device

The Clean Cart uses far-UV light and is the first of its kind in Canada

Quality Foods advertising manager, Regan Beaulieu, (left) and president, Noel Hayward, (right) stand in front of the Clean Cart on its first day of testing, Nov. 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Island Outfitters, which was ravaged by a fire in early January, will be re-opening their store in a new location in View Royal this fall. (Facebook/Island Outfitters)

Island Outfitters moves to View Royal this fall

Closed after a fire to start 2020, outdoors business takes over old electronics site

Island Outfitters, which was ravaged by a fire in early January, will be re-opening their store in a new location in View Royal this fall. (Facebook/Island Outfitters)