Greater Victoria

Chard Development has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Developer snaps up downtown Victoria property, plans 450 rental units

Chard has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates St.

Chard Development has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The Victoria Royal’s newly acquired netminder Braden Holt, 19, played a key role in the team’s victory over the Vancouver Giants, stopping all 35 shots against him in his debut game Wednesday. He is expected to be the starting goaltender in Victoria tonight. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals/Twitter)

Victoria Royals trade netminder Logan Cunningham for 2025 draft pick

Newly acquired goalie Braden Holt expected to start in Friday rematch

The Victoria Royal’s newly acquired netminder Braden Holt, 19, played a key role in the team’s victory over the Vancouver Giants, stopping all 35 shots against him in his debut game Wednesday. He is expected to be the starting goaltender in Victoria tonight. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals/Twitter)
A power crew works at an electrical substation damaged by vandals. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)

BC Hydro taking ‘additional steps’ to protect grid after string of U.S. attacks

The power utility said it can’t go into details of what security enhancements have been made

A power crew works at an electrical substation damaged by vandals. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
An unidentified member of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew pets a dog on board his helicopter after the dog was airlifted from a sailboat that had washed onto rocks off Vancouver Island in a Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, handout photo. A sailor and his two dogs are recovering on Vancouver Island thanks to life-saving action by the USCG. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-United States Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard rescues man, 2 dogs, from stricken sailboat off Vancouver Island

Sailor was left in a risky situation after his boat lost power and ran into some rocks Wednesday

An unidentified member of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew pets a dog on board his helicopter after the dog was airlifted from a sailboat that had washed onto rocks off Vancouver Island in a Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, handout photo. A sailor and his two dogs are recovering on Vancouver Island thanks to life-saving action by the USCG. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-United States Coast Guard
BC Transit offers free rides across its Greater Victoria routes after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit offers free rides across its Greater Victoria routes after 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pictured is the original 1903 Scottish curling contingent which toured Canada during the first Strathcona Cup Tour. On Jan. 15, 2023, a Scottish contingent will come to Victoria to play a test match at the Victoria Curling Club. (Courtesy of Andy Jarzebiak)

Scottish curlers coming to Victoria to continue 120-year tradition

The Strathcona Cup Tour is returning to Canada in January, with one stop in Victoria

Pictured is the original 1903 Scottish curling contingent which toured Canada during the first Strathcona Cup Tour. On Jan. 15, 2023, a Scottish contingent will come to Victoria to play a test match at the Victoria Curling Club. (Courtesy of Andy Jarzebiak)
Residential curbside waste collection was cancelled in Victoria on Dec. 20 and 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Seriously?!’ Victoria residents furious about waste collection cancellations

Those affected by the cancellations can leave an extra bag out on their next collection date

  • Dec 28, 2022
Residential curbside waste collection was cancelled in Victoria on Dec. 20 and 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
This photo, taken just before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, shows Glass Beach, just off Beacon Avenue in Sidney. The region, along with other areas along the Salish Sea, has been experiencing king tides in excess of 11 feet. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney, Saanich Peninsula brace for king tides of 11 feet through Friday

High tides coincide with strong winds and warnings about rivers possibly breaking their banks

This photo, taken just before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, shows Glass Beach, just off Beacon Avenue in Sidney. The region, along with other areas along the Salish Sea, has been experiencing king tides in excess of 11 feet. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A thief broke into Victoria’s Madrona Gallery around 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 26, stealing these three Inuit carvings (not pictured to scale) valued at more than $40,000 combined. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)
A thief broke into Victoria’s Madrona Gallery around 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 26, stealing these three Inuit carvings (not pictured to scale) valued at more than $40,000 combined. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)
Robinson’s Outdoor Store co-owners Erin Boggs and Matt King show off some of the store’s fly fishing gear. The store expects a busy Boxing Day this year as it will be the first time they have been able to go all-out on the sales event since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Boxing Day expected to be lined up out the door at Victoria outdoor store

Robinson’s Outdoor Store sees the event as way to thank community for pandemic support

Robinson’s Outdoor Store co-owners Erin Boggs and Matt King show off some of the store’s fly fishing gear. The store expects a busy Boxing Day this year as it will be the first time they have been able to go all-out on the sales event since the pandemic started. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dave Charlebois made his 200th whole blood donation on Wednesday (Dec. 21), bringing with him his son Marc who made his 40th donation. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It’s part of my routine’: Victoria man makes 200th blood donation

Dave Charlebois celebrated the milestone alongside his son Marc, who made his 40th donation Dec. 21

Dave Charlebois made his 200th whole blood donation on Wednesday (Dec. 21), bringing with him his son Marc who made his 40th donation. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Jay Cook (left) and Tanya Van Cuylenborg of Vancouver Island were found slain in Washington in 1987.

US high court reinstates guilty verdicts in 1987 murders of Greater Victoria couple

The state Supreme Court announced a 9-0 ruling on alleged juror bias Thursday in the double murder case against William Talbott.

  • Dec 23, 2022
Jay Cook (left) and Tanya Van Cuylenborg of Vancouver Island were found slain in Washington in 1987.
More flights have been cancelled by WestJet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
More flights have been cancelled by WestJet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Victoria Regional Transit System schedule is changing starting on Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit beefs up Victoria bus routes starting in new year

Extra trips on weekdays are being added during busier times

  • Dec 23, 2022
The Victoria Regional Transit System schedule is changing starting on Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cameron Bell stands with a hospital worker he drove to work Tuesday (Dec. 20) as part of a group of off-road driving enthusiasts helping hospital workers commute during the snow storm. (Courtesy of Cameron Bell)

Greater Victoria off-roaders step up to get hospital staff to work in snowstorm

A Vancouver Island Facebook group sprung into action to ensure hospitals have the staff they need

Cameron Bell stands with a hospital worker he drove to work Tuesday (Dec. 20) as part of a group of off-road driving enthusiasts helping hospital workers commute during the snow storm. (Courtesy of Cameron Bell)
Zachary Armitage will be sentenced on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Second escaped inmate who murdered Metchosin man to be sentenced next month

Court date set for Tuesday adjourned due to heavy snowfall

Zachary Armitage will be sentenced on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
The Capital Regional District board on Dec. 14 approved using an alternate approval process for its regional Canada Goose management service and borrowing $36 million for projects in its five-year solid waste plan. (Black Presss Media file photo)

CRD to let residents decide how to control Canada Goose population

Residents have until Jan. 23 to submit a response

The Capital Regional District board on Dec. 14 approved using an alternate approval process for its regional Canada Goose management service and borrowing $36 million for projects in its five-year solid waste plan. (Black Presss Media file photo)
The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Indigenous law unit at UVic receives $1.2-million grant to enhance influence

Unit is looking to rebuild Indigenous law in Canadian, global legal systems

The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.
Average one-bedroom rental prices in Victoria are up 22 per cent in December compared to December 2021, according to the latest national rent report from Zumper. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rent skyrockets 22% in a year, remains fourth worst in Canada

The latest report from Zumper puts average one-bedroom rent at $2,150 in December

Average one-bedroom rental prices in Victoria are up 22 per cent in December compared to December 2021, according to the latest national rent report from Zumper. (Black Press Media file photo)
Martin Payne was murdered in his Metchosin home on July 12, 2019. He’s remembered by family and friends for spreading joy, love and kindness to everyone he met. (Facebook/Martin Payne)

Loved ones remember joyous Metchosin man as his killer is sentenced

Martin Payne’s family say they’ll never recover from the thought of his traumatic final moments

Martin Payne was murdered in his Metchosin home on July 12, 2019. He’s remembered by family and friends for spreading joy, love and kindness to everyone he met. (Facebook/Martin Payne)
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