Daniel Palmer

Two-year-old Aviauna Daynard and 16-month-old Grace Ballard tests out a wooden xylophone in the kids activity area during the 48th annual Strawberry Festival at Beaver Lake Park on Sunday.

Strawberry Fest draws 8,000-plus

An estimated 8,000 people out to Beaver Lake Park on Sunday for the 48th annual Saanich Strawberry Festival.

Two-year-old Aviauna Daynard and 16-month-old Grace Ballard tests out a wooden xylophone in the kids activity area during the 48th annual Strawberry Festival at Beaver Lake Park on Sunday.
Jasmine McCrimmon-Cook

Victoria Native Friendship Centre hosts wellness event

Organizers hope Nurturing Our Spirits event becomes annual family celebration

Jasmine McCrimmon-Cook
Victoria Fire Department Lt.-Insp. Brad Sifert holds a common household fire alarm. The department is handing out free alarms as part of its campaign to see all homes in the city equipped with the potentially lifesaving devices.

Fire department offers free smoke alarms to Victoria residents

Esquimalt and Oak Bay lack similar programs, but help install the devices

Victoria Fire Department Lt.-Insp. Brad Sifert holds a common household fire alarm. The department is handing out free alarms as part of its campaign to see all homes in the city equipped with the potentially lifesaving devices.
Rev. Al Tysick stands in Centennial Square

Good Friday service remembers victims of Victoria’s streets

Rev. Al Tysick to lead memorial service, gather city’s homeless community

Rev. Al Tysick stands in Centennial Square

B.C. Transit buses may service Victoria cruise ship traffic

Union representing transit drivers wants in on deal

Victoria police officer used unnecessary force in nightclub brawl, hearing finds

Video evidence key in March 2010 arrest of Tyler Archer; officer will face disciplinary hearing

Johnson Street Bridge update positive

Victoria project on budget and on schedule, councillors hear

MAC Renovations owner Ed McDonald

Family inks home deal days before sewage site announcement

Neighbours, businesses near CRD land purchase in Esquimalt worry about property values and quality of life

MAC Renovations owner Ed McDonald

Esquimalt mayor opposed to CRD plans for biosolids sewage plant in township

Mayor Barb Desjardins calls closed-door process "disrespect to population"

Couples moving in together may want to consider cohabitation agreements if they haven’t taken the step of marriage.

Victoria feature: Marriage without consent

Couples entering cohabitation and those leaving relationships have things to think about under new Family Law Act

Couples moving in together may want to consider cohabitation agreements if they haven’t taken the step of marriage.

B.C. Transit maintenance backlog cleared in Greater Victoria

More bus mechanics have also been hired by company

Disgruntled Victoria condo owners must wait for online resolution system

Once up and running, new system set to bring resolutions within 60 days

Frank Lewis poses before a mural he painted in an underpass where the Galloping Goose trail crosses Gorge Road.

Métis artist leaves a legacy in Victoria

Frank Lewis made cultural contributions to his communities

Frank Lewis poses before a mural he painted in an underpass where the Galloping Goose trail crosses Gorge Road.
Violinist Mark Lupin is among the acts performing at Hodaya.

Jewish arts fest kicks off year of celebration

Thanksgiving expressed in opening concert

Violinist Mark Lupin is among the acts performing at Hodaya.

Two people rescued from Esquimalt apartment fire

Township and CFB Esquimalt crews on scene for kitchen fire

Central library branch opens after early-morning flood

Several bookshelves of non-fiction books affected when water pipe burst on upper floor

McLouglin Point wastewater plant opens to bids

Capital Regional District requests for qualifications process underway, three proponents to be chosen by June

Housing money delivered to Victoria homelessness advocacy group

Provincial grant will help create housing for an additional 120 individuals

Psychiatrist Dr. Erin Michalak wants to hear from more people suffering from bipolar disorder as part of her research team's work into the condition.

Academics reaching out to Greater Victoria’s bipolar community

Researchers in town to recruit bipolar individuals for new study

Psychiatrist Dr. Erin Michalak wants to hear from more people suffering from bipolar disorder as part of her research team's work into the condition.
Kit Pearson

Victoria’s largest Anglican church moves toward equality

Same-sex union blessings are a step in right direction, parishioners say

Kit Pearson