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#1901 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 02:29 PM

 

Saanich police are investigating an incident on Churchill Drive, the main road up Mount Douglas.

 

 

looks like they found a dead person.  nice place to die i suppose.  not great for those that find you though.



#1902 jasmineshinga

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

Four Mile will re-open tomorrow. The pub closed on October 22 due to a fire.

Visited yesterday with the hubby for a beer in solidarity with our neighbours. Looks like everyone came out, place was bustling on a Sunday!


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#1903 Mike K.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:30 PM

Yes, they had their soft opening yesterday :) I'm sure the community is glad to have it back in action.


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#1904 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:23 PM

Pedestrian struck on Douglas at Yates.


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#1905 Mike K.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:42 PM

Fire at Island Outfitters was Deliberately Set

Detectives with the Saanich Police General Investigative Section are confirming that they are investigating the fire at Island Outfitters last month as an arson.

On January 4, 2020, just after 6:30 am Saanich Fire and Saanich Police were notified of a fire burning at the rear of Island Outfitters located at 3319 Douglas Street. Once extinguished, both Saanich Fire Investigators and Saanich Police Detectives remained on scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Fortunately, the store was closed at the time of the fire so nobody was injured, however, the damage it caused to the inside of the building was extensive.

Investigators have now determined that the fire was deliberately set and as such, an arson investigation is underway. To protect the integrity of this open and active investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

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#1906 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 03:46 PM

well that's no good.



#1907 Matt R.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 05:42 PM

Did you see the photos they posted? Holy cow.

Matt.

#1908 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 06:31 PM

Did you see the photos they posted? Holy cow.

Matt.

 

 

30 photos.

 

https://www.facebook...214958195199069



#1909 Mike K.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:34 AM

A small plane has crash-landed in Saanich's Blenkinsop Valley. Two occupants survived with minimal injuries. The plane reportedly flipped upon landing.


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#1910 Mike K.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:37 AM

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#1911 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:39 AM

That plane is owned by the Victoria Flying Club.

 

 

https://flightaware....ve/flight/CGINH


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#1912 Mike K.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:43 AM

Where was it coming back to, if it crash-landed so far from the airport?


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

Saanich first responders are calling the crash site a the Blenkinsop Valley, but the flight path appears to disappear not that far south from YYJ.


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#1914 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:48 AM

Looks like that's showing yesterday's flight path. If that plane crashed this morning the data is not posted on the free forum.


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#1915 Mike K.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:50 AM

Ah, thank you.


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#1916 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:53 AM

Mt. Doug there is a favourite destination for practice flights. 


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#1917 todd

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:46 AM

How do you land upside down but in such good shape? How is the crops?

#1918 North Shore

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:26 PM

I think that he snagged a couple of the wires between the stakes on the ?blueberry? farm.  the first couple, before they snapped, slowed the plane down enough for the last one to hold, and flip him over..


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#1919 Spy Black

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:16 PM

He snagged the irrigation hoses on the ground almost at the last minute, which ruined an otherwise perfect emergency landing.

Victoria Flying Club plane, and the prop literally falls off in mid-flight after the windshield gets completely covered with leaking engine oil?

I'd be giving up my Victoria Flying Club membership immediately and asking for a full refund.

 

Something seriously wrong with this story as props just don't "fall off" of airplanes.

Points to a serious maintenance (or more accurately, lack of maintenance) issue, and opens the Flying Club up to some major liability.



#1920 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:40 PM

it's like the cranks on your bike pedals.  one is screwed on with reverse (left hand) threads.


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