Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

 

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

Coast Salish artist’s Witness Blanket available on newly launched website

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

 

SD61 will be marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, with a week-long online event. Pictured, an Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s 2021 Orange Shirt Day ceremony on Sept. 30 (Black Press Media file photo)

Schools mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with week-long event

Truth and Reconciliation Week will focus on online event for Grades 1-12

 

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria group shines a light on ageism ahead of National Seniors Day

Oct. 1 marks the contributions seniors make and the challenges they face

Greater Victoria residents are being encouraged to reflect on how common ageism against seniors is in society ahead of National Seniors Day on Oct. 1. (Pixabay photo)
Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie (left) and friend Kristin Spray (right) at the parliament buildings in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Week full of Victoria Orange Shirt Day events planned leading up to Sept. 30

Co-founders Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray will present at many of the events

Residential school survivor Eddy Charlie (left) and friend Kristin Spray (right) at the parliament buildings in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)

Finalists announced for Victoria’s best books of the past year

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize each comes with $5,000 cash award

Finalists for the 2022 City of Victoria Victoria Butler Book prize and Children’s Book prize have been announced. (Black Press file)
The BC Construction Association has launched a new mentorship program aimed at supporting 300 early career trades workers per year for at least the next three years. (Pixabay photo).

BC Construction Association building builders through new mentorship program

300 mentee positions are open for applications as industry paves the way for beginning builders

The BC Construction Association has launched a new mentorship program aimed at supporting 300 early career trades workers per year for at least the next three years. (Pixabay photo).
Police obtained CCTV footage and have released two images of a suspect after an incident on a BC Transit bus. (Courtesy VicPD)

Man wanted in Ontario arrested following alleged knife threat on Victoria bus

Bus driver told police the man brandished knife at him on Sept. 15

Police obtained CCTV footage and have released two images of a suspect after an incident on a BC Transit bus. (Courtesy VicPD)
Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)

Blue Rodeo coming to Victoria Nov. 24

The band added the stop at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to their Many a Mile tour

Blue Rodeo has added a stop in Victoria to their Many a Mile tour and will be at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Nov. 24. (Courtesy of Dustin Rabin/Blue Rodeo)
Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria could see 485,000 residents by 2041

Statistics Canada predicts Greater Victoria will grow, become more diverse by 2041

Greater Victoria’s population is expected to reach 485,000 by 2041 under one scenario. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Ryan Painter, Greater Victoria School District Board Chair, Caitlin Bird, Métis Nation Greater Victoria President, Lissa Dawn Smith, Métis Nation British Columbia President sign the agreement. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School Board)

SD61, Greater Vic Metis Nation sign deal to boost education on Metis culture

SD61 board chair Ryan Painter called it a “monumental moment”

From left to right: Ryan Painter, Greater Victoria School District Board Chair, Caitlin Bird, Métis Nation Greater Victoria President, Lissa Dawn Smith, Métis Nation British Columbia President sign the agreement. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School Board)
Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria renters facing higher cost increases than homeowners: census

One-third of first-time B.C. home buyers chose a condo in 2020

Statistics Canada released new census data on Sept. 21 showing renters face starker shelter-related costs increases than homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria residents have a new tool in their emergency preparedness toolbox aimed at helping them plan for potential tsunamis. The Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal was officially launched on Sept. 20. (Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal)

Greater Victoria tsunami risk mapped out in new online tool

Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal launched on Tuesday

Greater Victoria residents have a new tool in their emergency preparedness toolbox aimed at helping them plan for potential tsunamis. The Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal was officially launched on Sept. 20. (Capital Region Tsunami Information Portal)
During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Smile cookie week helps families staying in Greater Victoria while receiving medical care

All proceeds from the sale of smile cookies at participating Tim Hortons to support Jeneece Place

During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)

Comic Con confirms featured talent coming to Victoria this weekend

Star Trek: Voyager actor, professional wrestler amongst featured talent

Capital City Comic Con returns to Victoria this weekend. (Capital City Comic Con/Facebook)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: Bullfrogs flourishing with Greater Victoria’s weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in the American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lorde sends off Victoria’s Rifflandia music festival in style

Thousands filled Royal Athletic Park for the final day of the festival

Lorde dances on stage Sunday, Sept. 18, during the final day of Rifflandia 2022 at Royal Athletic Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
This map shows the ceremonial procession route set to take place on Monday (Sept. 19) as part of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. (Courtesy of B.C. Office of Protocol)

Police, CCTV and road closures in Downtown Victoria planned for Queen’s procession

Government, Fort Street and Quadra will be closed for portions of Monday (Sept. 19)

This map shows the ceremonial procession route set to take place on Monday (Sept. 19) as part of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom. (Courtesy of B.C. Office of Protocol)
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Solving worker shortages requires housing action: Greater Victoria business leaders

Local business groups tackle employment crunch and how companies more forward

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. (Black Press Media file photo)
People enjoy a game of beer pong Friday (Sept. 16) during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria passes flag to Abbotsford as 2022 55+ BC Games wind down

The games and the volunteers who made it a success on were celebrated with a party Friday (Sept. 16)

People enjoy a game of beer pong Friday (Sept. 16) during the Rock the Roundhouse party celebrating the successful Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games and officially passing the flag on to the 2023 host city, Abbotsford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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