Christine van Reeuwyk

Victoria’s Richard Pepper matched six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number on the Lotto Max Draw held Dec. 21, 2018 to win $502,000. (BCLC photo)

Canucks game and dinner on the agenda for Victoria’s latest lotto winner

$.5M winner plans to invest the rest after a little splurge

Victoria’s Richard Pepper matched six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number on the Lotto Max Draw held Dec. 21, 2018 to win $502,000. (BCLC photo)
Victoria creator launches mental health app

Victoria creator launches mental health app

Rootd has more than 50,000 downloads since its prelaunch

Victoria creator launches mental health app
Hundreds gather along Fisgard Street in 2018 to usher in the Year of the Dog for the celebration of Chinese New Year. (Victoria News file photo)

Victoria Chinese Community Association rings in new year with gala

Chinese New Year Gala is Feb. 4 at the University of Victoria Farquhar Auditorium

Hundreds gather along Fisgard Street in 2018 to usher in the Year of the Dog for the celebration of Chinese New Year. (Victoria News file photo)
Eight paddlers from the Vancouver Island Paddling team Gorging Dragons will compete Oct. 18-23 at the World Nations Dragon Boat Championship in China. Facebook photo

‘Dragon Club’ event marks silver anniversary of boating culture in Victoria

Glamorous red carpet evening inspired by the nightlife culture of 1930’s Shanghai golden era

Eight paddlers from the Vancouver Island Paddling team Gorging Dragons will compete Oct. 18-23 at the World Nations Dragon Boat Championship in China. Facebook photo
A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)

Canadian Heritage funds new roof for Mungo Martin house in Victoria

Indigenous-run space operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum

A new roof was constructed for Wawadit’la, known to many as the Mungo Martin House, which operates under the stewardship of the Royal BC Museum. (Matteus O’Connor/News staff)
The Backyardigans take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre on Feb. 18. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)

Backyardigans, Max & Ruby stage shows add to Family Day in Sidney

Bodine Hall shows make room for kids to sing, dance, enjoy Family Day weekend

The Backyardigans take to the stage of the Mary Winspear Centre on Feb. 18. (Courtesy Mary Winspear Centre)
Stelly’s Secondary stages Curtains Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. with Jan. 18 shows at 1 and 7 p.m. (Photos courtesy Stelly’s)

Stelly’s school stages whodunit musical mystery

Performances are Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. with a Jan. 18 matinee at 1 p.m.

Stelly’s Secondary stages Curtains Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. with Jan. 18 shows at 1 and 7 p.m. (Photos courtesy Stelly’s)
Fred Penner performs Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre. (Courtesy UVic)

Fred Penner returns to Victoria next month

Penner brings his trademark message of joy and inspiration to children of all ages

Fred Penner performs Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre. (Courtesy UVic)
Devon Bird adjusts merchandise in her Moden Boutique that opened on Beacon Avenue Dec. 1, 2018. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)

Campaign looks to lure new business with Start Up in Sidney

Economic development initiative campaign includes online job bank

Devon Bird adjusts merchandise in her Moden Boutique that opened on Beacon Avenue Dec. 1, 2018. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)
Fitness instructor Brad Armstrong at his Pacific Ninja Gym opening in Sidney mid-January. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)

WATCH: Ninja Gym opens this week in Sidney

‘This is a fitness gym disguised as a playground’

Fitness instructor Brad Armstrong at his Pacific Ninja Gym opening in Sidney mid-January. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)
Sidney residents Geoff and Annemarie Travers and Geoff’s sister Kathy, to accompany story on their walk to raise dementia awareness and funding. (Courtesey Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

National campaign ‘Yes. I live with dementia’ aims to improve Alzheimer understanding

Sidney couple’s Camino adventure raises awareness for the cause

Sidney residents Geoff and Annemarie Travers and Geoff’s sister Kathy, to accompany story on their walk to raise dementia awareness and funding. (Courtesey Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Open Space starts 2019 with needlepoint narrative

Open Space starts 2019 with needlepoint narrative

How She Read: Confronting the Romance of Empire opens Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Open Space starts 2019 with needlepoint narrative
Victoria’s bridge-lifting job includes ‘rare’ exposure to abuse

Victoria’s bridge-lifting job includes ‘rare’ exposure to abuse

City of Victoria seeks operator for the Johnson Street bridge

Victoria’s bridge-lifting job includes ‘rare’ exposure to abuse
The Royals’ Dante Hannoun. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

Victoria Royals trade fan-favourite Dante Hannoun

Royals acquire centre Carson Miller, forward Kody McDonald, third round choice in 2020 Bantam Draft

The Royals’ Dante Hannoun. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
Water spray park vandalized in Victoria

Water spray park vandalized in Victoria

Significant graffiti mars children’s play area in Beacon Hill Park

Water spray park vandalized in Victoria
Strike averted at Greater Victoria Public Library

Strike averted at Greater Victoria Public Library

CUPE and labour relations association representing the GVPL reach tentative agreement

Strike averted at Greater Victoria Public Library
Art galleries throughout Oak Bay Village are open for the annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk on Nov. 29. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)

Oak Bay art houses open doors for annual Avenue Gallery Walk

The annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk Thursday, Nov. 29

Art galleries throughout Oak Bay Village are open for the annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk on Nov. 29. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News staff)
Outgoing Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle (left) passes the fire helmet to incoming chief Darren Hughes. Cockle is retiring after 30 years. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle to retire

Darren Hughes takes over as fire chief on Feb. 1

Outgoing Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle (left) passes the fire helmet to incoming chief Darren Hughes. Cockle is retiring after 30 years. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Grizzlies partner with Greater Victoria police and fire to honour First Responders with a Guns ‘n Hoses hockey game on Nov. 24. Police beat Fire 3-2 and won the Gold jersey. Proud to accept the jersey on behalf of Police team. 2018 bragging rights to Police. (Twitter/Del Manak)

Victoria, Saanich police team beats fire department in hockey game

At stake was the vaunted Gold jersey, won this year by the police squad 3-2

Grizzlies partner with Greater Victoria police and fire to honour First Responders with a Guns ‘n Hoses hockey game on Nov. 24. Police beat Fire 3-2 and won the Gold jersey. Proud to accept the jersey on behalf of Police team. 2018 bragging rights to Police. (Twitter/Del Manak)
Oak Bay officer retired during investigation into using sex trade services

Oak Bay officer retired during investigation into using sex trade services

‘This individual will never be a police officer again,’ says chief

Oak Bay officer retired during investigation into using sex trade services