Bailey Moreton

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island photographer captures bears hunting spawning salmon

Kerrie Deines Reay says sharing the videos allows others to see who don’t have nature nearby

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)
Flooding during the 2021 atmospheric river event closed the Malahat portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. (File courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Environment Canada predicts incoming atmospheric river won’t hit like 2021 event

Heavy rain in Thursday’s forecast for the Island

Flooding during the 2021 atmospheric river event closed the Malahat portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. (File courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
Pacific FC’s Kamron Habibullah started in an unfamiliar false nine role against Atletico Ottawa in playoff action at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC’s quest to repeat as Canadian Premier League champions in peril

Lack of clinical edge in 2-0 loss to Ottawa leaves Pacific with mountain to climb

Pacific FC’s Kamron Habibullah started in an unfamiliar false nine role against Atletico Ottawa in playoff action at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Saturday (Oct. 15). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Blake Hinterberger picks out a blue pumpkin, part of the Mew Farm harvest. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island farm reaps first harvest since 1957

Raymond Mew, his siblings and a gang of supporters helped restore the Langford farm

Blake Hinterberger picks out a blue pumpkin, part of the Mew Farm harvest. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Pacific FC player Gianni dos Santos shields the ball against an Atletico Ottawa opponent during a match last month at Langford’s Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Defending champions Pacific FC have playoff match this weekend in Victoria

Pacific FC finished fourth in the regular season and will play first-place Atletico Ottawa

Pacific FC player Gianni dos Santos shields the ball against an Atletico Ottawa opponent during a match last month at Langford’s Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)

Teen riding every Greater Victoria bus route to encourage transit use

Atticus Dachsel Kerr plans to complete every route in numerical order over a year

Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)
Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Decades of silence: Elder May Sam shares the abuse she endured at a B.C. Indian day school

Beaten and humiliated, Sam never told her children or husband about her experiences

Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

B.C. survivor recounts how residential school cost him his teeth and so much more

Tsawout’s Victor Underwood is a survivor of St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Committed to the rural: retiring Island mayor stayed true to his values over 35 years

Metchosin’s John Ranns reflects on 35 years in office as he prepares to step away from local politics

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: invasive bullfrogs flourish with Island weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in invasive American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria woman sentenced to 5.5 years for sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy

Consecutive sentences for two counts of sexual assault, one count of internet luring

A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Victoria’s Chinese community walks to mark 100 years since segregated schools

Hundreds gathered to remember those who protested, hear school board’s apology

Alan Lowe, chair of the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society, said the school board’s apology allowed for closure over the issue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Crews had to hike down a steep pathway called the Rabbity Trail to reach the fire in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, 20 metres up from the waterline of the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Scariest time of year’: Vancouver Island wildfire extinguished on steep terrain

Crews hiked down steep hills in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park to reach the fire

Crews had to hike down a steep pathway called the Rabbity Trail to reach the fire in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, 20 metres up from the waterline of the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
One of the missing wolves, a cub called Tempest, was eventually located and is back with the pack. (Courtesy GVZoo)

Canadian forces drones tapped to help look for escaped B.C. zoo wolves

Drone used infrared imaging to search for wolves on property neighbouring the zoo

One of the missing wolves, a cub called Tempest, was eventually located and is back with the pack. (Courtesy GVZoo)
Mike Bodman, manager for base safety and environment at CFB Esquimalt said wildlife has been returning to the harbour over the past few years as the remediation project has progressed. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Seal pup born on shores of B.C. navy base, touted as sign of successful remediation

Wildlife has been returning over the past few years as the Esquimalt Harbour cleanup has progressed

Mike Bodman, manager for base safety and environment at CFB Esquimalt said wildlife has been returning to the harbour over the past few years as the remediation project has progressed. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Shortage of common anti-depressant leaves Greater Victoria pharmacies scrambling

Langford pharmacist Harish Sharma recently saw limited supply sell out in hours

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)

Greater Victoria horse heroine celebrates Canadian equestrian breeding award

Breeder Paula Leweke knew ‘Bella’ was special from an early age

Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)
The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier John Horgan doubts return of Island rail service is achievable

Lack of federal support a barrier says Horgan as deadline looms

The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lack of available and affordable housing in the region has seen some junior members of the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Esquimalt stay in single quarters largely meant for trainees, months after they were meant to find housing off base. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

New recruits at CFB Esquimalt struggle to find housing after training completed

Some personnel remain in single quarters due to cost, availability of housing in region

Lack of available and affordable housing in the region has seen some junior members of the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Esquimalt stay in single quarters largely meant for trainees, months after they were meant to find housing off base. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team wins 34-24 versus Italy

First time women’s 15’s have played at home in 7 years

Brianna Miller kicks the conversion against Italy at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)