Kendra Crighton

The City of Victoria purchased two properties on Pandora Avenue to address affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria buys properties on Pandora for almost $10 million

Site is a ‘long-term investment’ as part of the plan to address affordable housing

The City of Victoria purchased two properties on Pandora Avenue to address affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vehicle access to Beacon Hill Park could be restricted to allow for more physical distancing space. (Black Press Media file photo)

Beacon Hill Park traffic could be limited to allow for more physical distancing space

Victoria council looks at ways to create more outdoor spaces

Vehicle access to Beacon Hill Park could be restricted to allow for more physical distancing space. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Food Eco District (FED) is hoping to provide 500 food garden starter kits to Greater Victoria residents to help improve food security during and after the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria initiative plants the seed of a ‘dispersed farm’ with food garden starter kits

My FED Farm provides people with the tools, knowledge to seed their food garden

The Food Eco District (FED) is hoping to provide 500 food garden starter kits to Greater Victoria residents to help improve food security during and after the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

UPDATED: VicPD reports missing 64-year-old man located

Landeau is Caucasian, approximately six feet tall, with a slim build, grey hair and a beard

Dr. Bri Budlovsky and Dr. Khala Albert look forward to a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Dr. Omar Ahmad)

Doctors celebrate a different kind of Mother’s Day this year

Dr. Khala Albert thought she’d be worried when the pandemic hit, instead she is inspired

Dr. Bri Budlovsky and Dr. Khala Albert look forward to a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. (Courtesy of Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Dr. Omar Ahmad)
Calla Judson was diagnosed with Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in eastern Ontario. (Provided by Laura Judson)

Greater Victoria mom warns of tick bites after three-year-old daughter diagnosed with Lyme disease

Ticks are most likely to bite in the spring, from March to June

Calla Judson was diagnosed with Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in eastern Ontario. (Provided by Laura Judson)
This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Firefighter offers fire prevention tips after five Victoria blazes in less than a week

Most importantly, says deputy chief Chris Royel, have a smoke detector

This heritage house in Vic West caught fire twice in three days. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Wild ARC received over 30 patients in the month of April due to the actions of outdoor cats. (Wild ARC Facebook)

Greater Victoria wild animal rehab centre sees an animal a day injured by cats

Outdoor cats cause more than 30 wildlife patients in April

Wild ARC received over 30 patients in the month of April due to the actions of outdoor cats. (Wild ARC Facebook)
Sari Alesh stands outside his home in James Bay, where he recorded himself playing Amazing Grace as a tribute to the nearly two dozen lives lost in the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria violinist from Syria hopes to ‘heal’ Nova Scotia with musical tribute

Sari Alesh says music is the only solution when it comes to violence

Sari Alesh stands outside his home in James Bay, where he recorded himself playing Amazing Grace as a tribute to the nearly two dozen lives lost in the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has been transformed into a 45-bed shelter site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Provided by the B.C. Government)

Save-On-Foods arena transformed into 45-bed shelter for homeless population

People living in camps will be referred to the site by BC Housing, Island Health

The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has been transformed into a 45-bed shelter site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Provided by the B.C. Government)
A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Two people taken to hospital after cooking oil fire ravages home

Victoria Fire Department estimates $150,000 in damages

A fire was started in a home in the 2000-block of Victor Street on Monday evening. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Kate Vallance, CISUR research associate and lead author on an evaluation of baseline survey data, places stickers on alcohol containers in a Yukon liquor store. (Provided by the University of Victoria)

UVic study finds warning labels reduce alcohol consumption

Researchers behind study recommend warning labels should be on all alcohol containers

Kate Vallance, CISUR research associate and lead author on an evaluation of baseline survey data, places stickers on alcohol containers in a Yukon liquor store. (Provided by the University of Victoria)
The pandemic could be a benefit to wildfire season as more people are told to stay inside, but could impact how quickly fire crews are alerted to smaller-scale fires. (Provided by Chris Jancowski)

Pandemic brings relief and concern for firefighting during coming dry season

‘It’s a double-edged sword,’ says Esquimalt Fire Chief Chris Jancowski

The pandemic could be a benefit to wildfire season as more people are told to stay inside, but could impact how quickly fire crews are alerted to smaller-scale fires. (Provided by Chris Jancowski)
Oak Bay kindergarten students explore connection between trees and kindness

Oak Bay kindergarten students explore connection between trees and kindness

Willows students take part in project showing the benefits even a picture of a tree can bring

Oak Bay kindergarten students explore connection between trees and kindness
Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria artist commemorates Discovery Island wolf Takaya with mural

Longtime artist doesn’t want Takaya’s death overshadowed by news of pandemic

Paul Archer stands outside his shop on Broughton Street, holding Luna — who appears in the self-portrait above the doorway — with Takaya’s mural along side him. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeals court says 2011 article was ‘attack’ on Andrew Weaver, rules it was defamation

The article, Corruption of Climate Science Has Created 30 Lost Years, was written by Timothy Ball

BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man stopped for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike on the sidewalk was arrested for breaching court conditions and being in possession of knives, a replica handgun and meth. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cyclist stopped in Colwood for not wearing helmet, arrested for weapons possession

West Shore RCMP stopped the man on April 29 in Colwood

A man stopped for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike on the sidewalk was arrested for breaching court conditions and being in possession of knives, a replica handgun and meth. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: VicPD name missing caretaker as suspect in Plaza Hotel arson

Police believe Michael Draeger died in the blaze May 6, 2019

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Police to release more details about Plaza Hotel arson investigation

A Thursday virtual press conference is scheduled with Victoria police and fire departments

Crews battle the Plaza Hotel fire last May. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria fire crews are working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street in Victoria West that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

UPDATED: Crews ‘turn corner’ in battling heritage house blaze, gaining the upper hand

Deputy Fire Chief Dan Atkinson says it will be several more hours before fire is extinguished

Victoria fire crews are working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street in Victoria West that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
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