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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps was joined by Mary Warner, a sign language interpretur, during her daily update on April 3. (Facebook)

Victoria fills more than 100 motel rooms with homeless population

Mayor says staffing is the biggest issue impacting opening of Royal Athletic Park

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps was joined by Mary Warner, a sign language interpretur, during her daily update on April 3. (Facebook)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking witnesses to a suspicious vehicle fire that happened on March 28 near the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking witnesses to a suspicious vehicle fire that happened on March 28 near the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Park. (Black Press File Photo)
The Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal men’s prison, in Abbotsford is where Derik Christopher Lord was once held. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Saanich man serving life sentence for double murder granted day parole

Derik Christopher Lord, convicted in 1992, fathered a child in custody

The Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal men’s prison, in Abbotsford is where Derik Christopher Lord was once held. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in her daily COVID-19 update on April 1. (Facebook)

‘We’re running out of options’: Victoria looks to other municipalities to help shelter homeless

Victoria Curling Club, Crystal Pool ruled out as options for the 250 people remaining outside

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in her daily COVID-19 update on April 1. (Facebook)
The Harbour will shift to a mobile service to help serve those who use it during the pandemic. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria supervised consumption site shifts to mobile during pandemic

The Harbour will remain open during this time with extra precautions put in place

The Harbour will shift to a mobile service to help serve those who use it during the pandemic. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Mariah Konchak was last seen on March 4. (VicPd)

Victoria police find high-risk missing woman last seen on ferry

Mariah Konchak was located on April 6 and is safe

Mariah Konchak was last seen on March 4. (VicPd)
Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs

Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre will be used as a referral-only assessment clinic

Island Health to use Saanich recreation centre to support pandemic needs
Colwood city staff are now being directed from priority infrastructure to picking up litter. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

Colwood looks at reopening garbage cans as litter, dog poop pile up in parks

City staff are now being redirected from priority infrastructure to picking up litter

Colwood city staff are now being directed from priority infrastructure to picking up litter. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
A letter written by a number of advocates is asking the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to express their concerns for the current EI regulation for people accessing income or disability assistance. (Photo: Pixabay)

Advocates call on province to support those accessing welfare but dinged on EI

Under current regulations, funds are deducted from income or disability assistance

A letter written by a number of advocates is asking the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to express their concerns for the current EI regulation for people accessing income or disability assistance. (Photo: Pixabay)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update on March 30. (Facebook)

COVID-19: Victoria moves homeless into 35 hotel rooms across the city

Mayor pleads with residents to stay inside during pandemic

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update on March 30. (Facebook)
Wendy Cox, who uses a manual wheelchair to get around, wants people to be more understanding when it comes to social distancing outside as she can not step off the sidewalk to avoid others. (Provided by Wendy Cox)

Wheelchair user asks people to leave space on sidewalks to socially distance

Wendy Cox says many people are not stepping off the sidewalk to allow her space

Wendy Cox, who uses a manual wheelchair to get around, wants people to be more understanding when it comes to social distancing outside as she can not step off the sidewalk to avoid others. (Provided by Wendy Cox)
Students in SD63 are being assured they will move on to the next grade or graduation in a statement issued by Tim Dunford, chair of the Saanich Board of Education. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘School year will not be lost’: SD63 students will move on to next grade

Tim Dunford, chair of the Saanich Board of Education, issued the statement on Monday

Students in SD63 are being assured they will move on to the next grade or graduation in a statement issued by Tim Dunford, chair of the Saanich Board of Education. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Headquarters (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: VicPD says High-risk missing 16-year-old girl found safe

VicPD thanks community for help in resolving file

Victoria Police Headquarters (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department has expanded its ability to calls for service through online reporting in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmissions and streamline services. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VicPD expands online reporting to keep 911 call-takers free during pandemic

Incidents can be reported online if no information is known of a suspect

The Victoria Police Department has expanded its ability to calls for service through online reporting in an effort to reduce COVID-19 transmissions and streamline services. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update, which can be streamed live on Facebook. (Facebook)

Development and building applications in Victoria can now be submitted online

Victoria mayor moves daily update to 2:30 p.m. every weekday

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update, which can be streamed live on Facebook. (Facebook)
Doctors are shifting to online appointments to help support social distancing. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Over 700 family doctors in Greater Victoria sign public letter pleading with people to stay home

Physicians shift to a virtual platform to conduct appointments

Doctors are shifting to online appointments to help support social distancing. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Seven buses from BC Transit’s provincial fleet are on temporary loan to Greater Victoria to avoid future cancellations and delays. The buses will be here until 80 new vehicles are added to the regional fleet in 2020. (Black Press Media file Photo)

BC Transit to limit riders on buses to allow for physical distancing

The company has seen a 50 to 70 per cent drop in ridership due to the pandemic

Seven buses from BC Transit’s provincial fleet are on temporary loan to Greater Victoria to avoid future cancellations and delays. The buses will be here until 80 new vehicles are added to the regional fleet in 2020. (Black Press Media file Photo)
Courses running from May to August at the University of Victoria will be held online now in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Courses running from May to August at the University of Victoria will be held online now in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Beacon Hill Park will not be used to shelter Victoria’s homeless population, says Mayor

Beacon Hill Park will not be used to shelter Victoria’s homeless population, says Mayor

Topaz and Royal Athletic Park will be used, a shift from the city’s earlier message

Beacon Hill Park will not be used to shelter Victoria’s homeless population, says Mayor
The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden, Alta., Thursday, March 19, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Should non-violent offenders be released from prison to avoid COVID-19 spread?

Union of BC Indian Chiefs calling on the province to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden, Alta., Thursday, March 19, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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