Hollie Ferguson

Dave Bergman was identified by his daughter after his body was found by Saanich Police near Swan Lake in October. (Courtesy of Kori Balaberda)

‘He was a loving man’: Daughter remembers dad who was found dead in Saanich tent

Dave Bergman was a loving man who, like many others, struggled with the stigma around mental health

Dave Bergman was identified by his daughter after his body was found by Saanich Police near Swan Lake in October. (Courtesy of Kori Balaberda)
A map of Esquimalt in 1913 on display at the Esquimalt Archives. (Courtesy of Tara Zajac)

Esquimalt Archives reopen to public after damaging flood

The archives, which had to be moved after flooding in a previous building, await a permanent home

A map of Esquimalt in 1913 on display at the Esquimalt Archives. (Courtesy of Tara Zajac)
Dave Bergman was identified by his daughter after his body was found by Saanich Police near Swan Lake in October. (Courtesy of Kori Balaberda)

‘He was a loving man’: Daughter remembers dad who was found dead in Saanich tent

Dave Bergman was a loving man who, like many others, struggled with the stigma around mental health

Dave Bergman was identified by his daughter after his body was found by Saanich Police near Swan Lake in October. (Courtesy of Kori Balaberda)
The service will include a candlelight vigil to honour those who have been harmed based on their gender. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria church to hold service commemorating victims of gender-based violence

First Metropolitan United Church will hold the service to remember those targeted because of gender

The service will include a candlelight vigil to honour those who have been harmed based on their gender. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers (from left) Adrian D’Silva, Alex Wright, Veronica Carroll, Mike Lukoni and Tracey D’Silva. (Courtesy of the Children’s Health Foundation)

Jeneece Place gets decked out for the holidays

Local couple steps up to spread holiday cheer in View Royal for the 11th Christmas in a row

Volunteers (from left) Adrian D’Silva, Alex Wright, Veronica Carroll, Mike Lukoni and Tracey D’Silva. (Courtesy of the Children’s Health Foundation)
The shop uses funds from resales and donations to fund community programs that support women and others. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

‘It was a labour of love’: Women in Need Resale non-profit opens new shop in Saanich

The new store will help the non-profit provide community services to women and LGBTQIA2S+ people

The shop uses funds from resales and donations to fund community programs that support women and others. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Teams use the colour green to signify their commitment to talking about mental health and spread the word about Buddy Check for Jesse. (Courtesy of Buddy Check for Jesse Facebook)

Victoria organization encourages coaches to end the stigma around mental health issues

Buddy Check works to normalize talking about mental health issues, which can strike at any age

Teams use the colour green to signify their commitment to talking about mental health and spread the word about Buddy Check for Jesse. (Courtesy of Buddy Check for Jesse Facebook)
Claremont Secondary students prepare for the opening night of their winter play, One Stoplight Town. (Courtesy of Colin Plant)

Claremont students bring small-town America to the Saanich stage

From new love to old habits, the community in One Stoplight Town is changing, for better or worse

Claremont Secondary students prepare for the opening night of their winter play, One Stoplight Town. (Courtesy of Colin Plant)
Elders for Ancient Trees performs at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria to advocate for old-growth protections. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria flash mob group advocates for old-growth protection

Shoppers surprised at three malls by dancers, singers

Elders for Ancient Trees performs at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria to advocate for old-growth protections. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)

Black Press Media article on housing for women fleeing abuse inspires local artist

Local artists collection draws on work of Victoria Womens Transition House

The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)
Students from the University of Victoria rally in front of McPherson Library to support the Iranian protests fighting for freedom. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

University of Victoria students join global rally to amplify the voice of Iranians

The rally connected universities globally to raise awareness about humanitarian issues in Iran

Students from the University of Victoria rally in front of McPherson Library to support the Iranian protests fighting for freedom. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Accent Inns employees Skyler Asher (from left), Laura Sutton and Morgan Gregory hold puppies at the puppy play date at the Saanich location on Nov. 29. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

Foster puppies awaiting adoption get a holiday treat at Saanich hotel

BC Humane Society partners with Accent Inns in an effort to drive adoptions, donations

Accent Inns employees Skyler Asher (from left), Laura Sutton and Morgan Gregory hold puppies at the puppy play date at the Saanich location on Nov. 29. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Victoria Brain Injury Society (Courtesy of VBIS Facebook)

Victoria Brain Injury Society to launch new affordable housing program

The program responds to an increased need for affordable housing, Victoria Brain Injury Society says

Victoria Brain Injury Society (Courtesy of VBIS Facebook)
A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

BC Aviation Museum seeking donations for a new exhibit

Donations will be used in a new exhibit dedicated to float planes during the 1950s

A plane parked at the BC Aviation Museum. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
Saanich Mayor Dean Murdoch joins Darrell Wick and Murray Rankin at the end of the new Douglas Creek bridge. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

30 trees for 30 years: Volunteers celebrate PKOLS Mount Douglas Park

The celebration included unveiling new interpretive signage, a bridge and learning area for students

Saanich Mayor Dean Murdoch joins Darrell Wick and Murray Rankin at the end of the new Douglas Creek bridge. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Age-progression sketch of missing Emma Fillipoff released ahead of 10-year anniversary

The sketch shows what she could look like a decade after her disappearance in Victoria

This age-progression sketch shows what Emma Fillipoff could look like today. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria hosts Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day service Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Holodomore Commemoration service to be held at Victoria’s Christ Church Cathedral

The service honours and remembers those who died in a man-made famine in Ukraine in the 1930s

The Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria hosts Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day service Nov. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)

Film preview about missing Victoria woman, Emma Fillipoff, set to debut 10 years later

The film trailer will be released on the 10th anniversary of Fillipoff’s disappearance from downtown

Emma Fillipoff’s mother, Shelley Fillipoff, films the upcoming docuseries, Barefoot in the Night: The Search for Emma Fillipoff. (Courtesy of Kimberly Bordage)
This display of the great hall in Hogwarts is just one of the amazing creations at the Gingerbread Showcase. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria’s Habitat for Humanity sparks magic with annual Gingerbread Showcase

With the holidays upon us, Habitat for Humanity makes it easy to donate to local families in need

This display of the great hall in Hogwarts is just one of the amazing creations at the Gingerbread Showcase. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Rev. Carrelyn Sheldan of the Victoria Truth Centre hopes to provide comfort to those feeling sad or alone during the holiday season during a Blue Christmas service Dec. 3. (Courtesy of Carrelyn Sheldan)

Victoria inter-faith churches join to present Blue Christmas service for grieving

Dec. 3 service is intended to comfort those who feel alone or sad during the holiday season

Rev. Carrelyn Sheldan of the Victoria Truth Centre hopes to provide comfort to those feeling sad or alone during the holiday season during a Blue Christmas service Dec. 3. (Courtesy of Carrelyn Sheldan)