Kendra Crighton

Chelsea Smith has been taking portraits of families who are self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Chelsea Smith)

PHOTOS: Victoria photographer documents families in isolation with the Front Door Project

Using a longer lens, Chelsea Smith is able to take family portraits from across the street

Chelsea Smith has been taking portraits of families who are self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of Chelsea Smith)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update, which can be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page. (Facebook)

Victoria mayor asks residents not to flush wipes as city’s sewers start to clog

Helps addressed the issue during her daily COVID-19 update from city hall

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps during her daily COVID-19 update, which can be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page. (Facebook)
The Rapid Relief Fund will provide financial assistance to Mustard Seed, the Stan Hagen Centre for Families, the Salvation Army Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre, the Food Share Network and the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region. (Twitter/TranBC)

Greater Victoria raises $1M in 36 hours for those in need

Funds will go to five organizations dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Rapid Relief Fund will provide financial assistance to Mustard Seed, the Stan Hagen Centre for Families, the Salvation Army Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre, the Food Share Network and the Coalition of Neighbourhood Houses Capital Region. (Twitter/TranBC)
A large number of people call Pandora Avenue home, even during a pandemic as seen on March 23. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

How Greater Victoria’s non-profit sector is handling the pandemic

Organizations shift programs to phone, online

A large number of people call Pandora Avenue home, even during a pandemic as seen on March 23. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic

BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic

As of March 24, BC Ferries has not been instructed to restrict travel

BC Ferries passengers asked to avoid all non-essential travel amid pandemic
Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)

Michael Dunahee case still unsolved after 29 years

The four-year-old went missing in 1991

Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jeff Bray, executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association (left) and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps out helping support local businesses. (Provided Photo/ City of Victoria)

Victoria mayor challenges residents to cheer from home for frontline workers at 7 p.m. every day

Helps talks small business help, temporary shelter sites and more during her daily COVID-19 update

Jeff Bray, executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association (left) and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps out helping support local businesses. (Provided Photo/ City of Victoria)
Women’s shelters in Victoria have not seen an increase in the need for their services yet, but expect that to change in the coming weeks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria women’s shelters bracing for impact with expected uptick due to pandemic

Isolation and uncertainty can lead to increase in violence, experts say

Women’s shelters in Victoria have not seen an increase in the need for their services yet, but expect that to change in the coming weeks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)

Langford COVID-19 response team receives more than 500 calls in first two days

Two people were directed to the emergency room

Healthcare worker Ludnie Emile prepares to test people Thursday for COVID-19 at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Palm Springs. (Greg Lovett/palmbeachpost.com)
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a slim build standing five foot 11 inches tall. He was wearing tan coloured khaki pants, a dark coloured hoodie and a baseball hat with work boots. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP seek stranger who tried to walk into Langford home

The homeowner chases off the suspect described as a man aged 25 to 35

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between the ages of 25 and 35 with a slim build standing five foot 11 inches tall. He was wearing tan coloured khaki pants, a dark coloured hoodie and a baseball hat with work boots. (Black Press Media file photo)
This image shows the difference in nitrogen dioxide in Wuhan from Jan. 1 to Feb. 25. (NASA)

Pandemic could bring benefits to B.C.’s environment

Emissions over Wuhan decrease significantly after quarantine says NASA

This image shows the difference in nitrogen dioxide in Wuhan from Jan. 1 to Feb. 25. (NASA)
Carol and Juanita Harris credit their bond for the positive life they’ve been able to live. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Saanich woman recounts life of adventure and adversity

Juanita Harris credits her family support for being able to deal with numerous challenges

Carol and Juanita Harris credit their bond for the positive life they’ve been able to live. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Primary Care Paramedic Greg Sales in full personal protective equipment that is now being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Provided by B.C. Emergency Health Services)

‘Different than anything we’ve ever seen’: How B.C. paramedics are responding to COVID-19

As of March 20, 348 people are infected with the virus in B.C.

Primary Care Paramedic Greg Sales in full personal protective equipment that is now being used during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Provided by B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Courts in B.C. have suspended operations unless urgent in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Court shutdown could threaten safe confinement and fair trials: B.C. defence lawyer

Defence lawyer says people in custody could be released early to prevent COVID from spreading

Courts in B.C. have suspended operations unless urgent in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk missing man, Barry Doyle. (VicPD)

VicPD seeks high-risk missing 75-year-old man

Barry Doyle suffers a medical condition and walked away from his residence in James Bay

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a high-risk missing man, Barry Doyle. (VicPD)
Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)

Annual race for missing Michael Dunahee moves online amid pandemic

Event takes place two days prior to the 29th anniversary of the four-year-old’s disappearance

Michael Dunahee was four-years-old when he disappeared from the Blanshard School Playground. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laurie Kuypers, a registered nurse, reaches into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Seattle. The appointment-only drive-through clinic began a day earlier. Health authorities in Washington reported more COVID19 deaths in the state that has been hardest hit by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

UPDATED: Health care workers bring COVID-19 assistance to Langford residents

‘Let us come to you,’ says pharmacist Michael Forbes

Laurie Kuypers, a registered nurse, reaches into a car to take a nasopharyngeal swab from a patient at a drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Seattle. The appointment-only drive-through clinic began a day earlier. Health authorities in Washington reported more COVID19 deaths in the state that has been hardest hit by the outbreak. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)

UPDATED: Possible COVID-19 exposure at University of Victoria, Saanich Commonwealth Place

Those who attended UVic, the swimming pool and a kickboxing class at Commonwealth are being warned

COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)
The Subway on McCallum Road is giving away free sandwhiches to people to spread some cheer during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Langford Subway offers free ‘happy meal’ for people struggling due to pandemic

‘We will beat the coronavirus,’ reads Jing Luo’s sign

The Subway on McCallum Road is giving away free sandwhiches to people to spread some cheer during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Cameron Hope, general manager of the Victoria Royals, says hockey can wait — for now. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Royals fans encouraged to keep tickets to cancelled games for next year’s season

Final standings for 2019-20 WHL regular season determined using win percentages

Cameron Hope, general manager of the Victoria Royals, says hockey can wait — for now. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)