Kristyn Anthony

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed

Bard Across the Bridge brings ‘The Tempest’ seaside

Stage set for classic Shakespeare tale in Saxe Point Park this week

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed
The 26 foot long pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Indigenous carvers bring art to the people outside Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

Crossing Cultures and Healing totem pole meant to move conversation beyond reconciliation

The 26 foot long pole on display outside the Royal BC Museum will be carved publicly by Perry and Tom LaFortune, brothers and carvers from the Tsawout Nation, until October as part of the museum’s new carving program, a partnership with the BC Ministry of Health and Timber West. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Small fire at 844 Johnson St. contained by Victoria fire crews

Small fire at 844 Johnson St. contained by Victoria fire crews

Incident only affected suite of origin, no injuries reported

Small fire at 844 Johnson St. contained by Victoria fire crews
Performers from Aeriosa rehearse last year in Saxe Point Park. The Vancouver-based acrobat group return to Esquimalt for a series of performances Aug. 10 and 11. Photo contributed

Aeriosa swings from Island trees

Aerial dance group returns to Esquimalt with new program dedicated to Salish Sea

Performers from Aeriosa rehearse last year in Saxe Point Park. The Vancouver-based acrobat group return to Esquimalt for a series of performances Aug. 10 and 11. Photo contributed
Who says Victoria has a housing problem?

Who says Victoria has a housing problem?

Unifinished basement space complete with a tent and exposed drywall is all yours for $550/month

Who says Victoria has a housing problem?
BC Ferries opens bidding process for five new vessels

BC Ferries opens bidding process for five new vessels

Construction of new passenger ships open to local, provincial and national shipyards

BC Ferries opens bidding process for five new vessels
A Saanich man is charged with four counts of sexual assault investigators believe occured at Aberdeen Hospital on Hillside Avenue. Google

UPDATED: Sexual assault charges laid against Victoria care worker

Amado Ceniza, 39, of Saanich faces four counts of sexual assault, four counts of sexual exploitation

A Saanich man is charged with four counts of sexual assault investigators believe occured at Aberdeen Hospital on Hillside Avenue. Google
Doug Grant will soon retire from his post as manager of the Esquimalt Legion after 28 years. The branch holds its last dance Saturday (July 28) before closing its doors Aug. 31. A new developer has taken on the project of redeveloping the property and Grant says a new Legion will be built in three years time.                                 Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Future of Esquimalt Legion finally clear

New developer steps in to ensure initial proposal comes to fruition

Doug Grant will soon retire from his post as manager of the Esquimalt Legion after 28 years. The branch holds its last dance Saturday (July 28) before closing its doors Aug. 31. A new developer has taken on the project of redeveloping the property and Grant says a new Legion will be built in three years time.                                 Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
American rapper Dessa signs an autograph for a fan after her Saturday afternoon set at the Phillips Backyard Weekender on Saturday. The attendance of name artists at such events is just one illustration of the growing vibrancy of the city. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

EDITORIAL: Victoria festival fun a Catch-22

City’s secret is out, perhaps even has been for a while now

American rapper Dessa signs an autograph for a fan after her Saturday afternoon set at the Phillips Backyard Weekender on Saturday. The attendance of name artists at such events is just one illustration of the growing vibrancy of the city. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
A person sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. Tom Fletcher/BLACK PRESS

Point in Time count finds homelessness growing in Victoria

One-day survey finds 1,525 people on city’s streets, compared to 1,387 in 2016

A person sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. Tom Fletcher/BLACK PRESS
Rachel Currie with Punch Buggie, her gold medal winner. Photo contributed

BC GAMES: Victoria athletes hit the podium

Gold, silver and bronze performances in equestrian, kayak, rowing, golf

Rachel Currie with Punch Buggie, her gold medal winner. Photo contributed
Joseph Gauthier. Facebook photo

Victoria man arrested in connection with Hillside murder

Daniel Creagh faces second-degree murder charge in death of Joseph Gauthier

Joseph Gauthier. Facebook photo
American comedian, musician, beatboxer and singer Reggie Watts told the Victoria crowd growing up in Montana he caught a lot of “Lethbridge programming” before closing his set with a reference to the CBC. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

PHOTO GALLERY: Phillips Backyard Weekender hits all the right notes

Local and international acts keep Victoria crowd cutting a rug

American comedian, musician, beatboxer and singer Reggie Watts told the Victoria crowd growing up in Montana he caught a lot of “Lethbridge programming” before closing his set with a reference to the CBC. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims announces local tech company FreshWorks has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to modernize government databases as CEO and founder Sam Mod looks on. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

FRESH IDEA: Victoria tech firm beneficiary of streamlined government system

Software developer FreshWorks awarded $1.5-million contract using new bid program

Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims announces local tech company FreshWorks has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to modernize government databases as CEO and founder Sam Mod looks on. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Kate Fleming stands outside Mothers Nature’s Market and Deli in Cook Street Village where Karebags are available for customers after the City banned single-use plastic bags July 1. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria’s plastic bag ban inspires local entrepreneur to give back

Karebags a local, collaborative alternative for reusable bags, donates profits to charity

Kate Fleming stands outside Mothers Nature’s Market and Deli in Cook Street Village where Karebags are available for customers after the City banned single-use plastic bags July 1. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Renee Johnny gets the chocolate topping on her ice cream sundae from Ron Neal at the Christmas in July barbecue at Our Place on Tuesday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Our Place celebrates Christmas in July

Afternoon barbecue serves up turkey burgers and Santa hats under the hot sun

Renee Johnny gets the chocolate topping on her ice cream sundae from Ron Neal at the Christmas in July barbecue at Our Place on Tuesday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Island athletes will compete in Nova Scotia in golf, swimming, gymnastics and softball

Victoria sending 18 athletes to Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
Township of Esquimalt Municipal Hall. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt gets on board with Island-wide business licence

Township the first municipality in the region to sign on

Township of Esquimalt Municipal Hall. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Kat Sark (right) walks with the Victoria chapter of the Women’s March in the 2018 Pride Parade. The group is organizing a Women’s March Symposium at UVic slated for July 21 to keep the momentum of the movement going with guest speakers and discussion panels. Photo contributed

Women’s March Victoria keeps movement going with UVic symposium

Discussions, community building and fundraising event highlights women of colour, LGBTQ, immigrants

Kat Sark (right) walks with the Victoria chapter of the Women’s March in the 2018 Pride Parade. The group is organizing a Women’s March Symposium at UVic slated for July 21 to keep the momentum of the movement going with guest speakers and discussion panels. Photo contributed
Stephanie Kalabric clutches her hat during the second half of the World Cup final at the Cultural Croatian Centre, Sunday. France took the title, beating Croatia 4-2. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Croatia loses in World Cup final, Victoria fans still jubilant

“We’re just a small little country, we only have 4.5 million people, and look how far we’ve come.”

Stephanie Kalabric clutches her hat during the second half of the World Cup final at the Cultural Croatian Centre, Sunday. France took the title, beating Croatia 4-2. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS