Greater Victoria

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of a Metchosin man after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Murder trial hears of prison escapees’ attempts to get off Vancouver Island

Zachary Armitage and James Lee Busch are charged with killing 60-year-old Martin Payne of Metchosin

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are charged with the first-degree murder of a Metchosin man after their escape from William Head Institution on July 7, 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Greater Victoria’s 2022 living wage is $24.29, up 20 per cent from $20.46 in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Up almost $4, Greater Victoria’s living wage skyrockets to $24.29

Annual household expenses for a family of 4 rose by $10,229

Greater Victoria’s 2022 living wage is $24.29, up 20 per cent from $20.46 in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District board of directors has elected its new chairs and vice-chairs for the coming year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colin Plant re-elected as CRD board chair

The Capital Regional District board of directors elected their chairs and vice-chairs on Nov. 16

The Capital Regional District board of directors has elected its new chairs and vice-chairs for the coming year. (Black Press Media file photo)
HeroWork hosts its big reveal of Victoria Cool Aid Society’s new and improved downtown community centre on Saturday (Nov. 12), which has been under construction since early August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Cool Aid Society’s downtown Victoria community centre gets a new look

HeroWork reveals progress on latest ‘radical renovation’

HeroWork hosts its big reveal of Victoria Cool Aid Society’s new and improved downtown community centre on Saturday (Nov. 12), which has been under construction since early August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
VicPD detectives are asking for the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding a robbery and stabbing case which left a man seriously injured on Sept. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD seeks help from public in September stabbing, robbery investigation

Police say a man was left seriously injured after an attack Sept. 18 on Gorge Road East

VicPD detectives are asking for the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding a robbery and stabbing case which left a man seriously injured on Sept. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries is using the one-year anniversary of the 2021 storm that washed out highways connecting Greater Victoria with the rest of Vancouver Island to highlight the role the crew on board the Klitsa played in keeping the community connected. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

BC Ferries celebrates Klitsa crew on anniversary of 2021 floods

Brentwood-Mill Bay ferry and her crew provided a lifeline for stranded travellers

BC Ferries is using the one-year anniversary of the 2021 storm that washed out highways connecting Greater Victoria with the rest of Vancouver Island to highlight the role the crew on board the Klitsa played in keeping the community connected. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)

Greater Victoria pilot takes to the skies to bring pizza to Burning Man

Brandon Baker was at the desert festival when an opportunity arose to rent a plane

Brandon Baker, a member of the Victoria Flying Club, got an experience of a lifetime when he got to fly a borrowed plane around Burning Man this summer, with the highlight being a surprise airborne pizza delivery. (Courtesy Brandon Baker)
Corey Gillon has been named the new CEO of Peninsula Co-op, and is set to officially start on Nov. 14. (Corey Gillon/Linkedin)

Corey Gillon named new CEO of Peninsula Co-op

Gillon spent 18 years with Walmart, among other previous positions

Corey Gillon has been named the new CEO of Peninsula Co-op, and is set to officially start on Nov. 14. (Corey Gillon/Linkedin)
Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Langford veteran recalls psychological toll of peacekeeping in the Balkans

Terri Orser witnessed action, horror in her 27 years in the Canadian Armed Forces

Retired Warrant Officer Theresa ‘Terri’ Lynn Orser remembers the peacekeepers at the Langford Cenotaph. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
James Allin, 52, is wanted after his statutory release was suspended. Allin was on parole for robbery with a firearm and is believed to be an immediate threat to the public. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria police say wanted man may be downtown

James Allin is wanted Canada-wide after his statutory release was suspended

James Allin, 52, is wanted after his statutory release was suspended. Allin was on parole for robbery with a firearm and is believed to be an immediate threat to the public. (Courtesy VicPD)
The emergency entrance at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
The emergency entrance at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich mayoral candidate Fred Haynes (left) and Victoria council candidate Janice Williams both face fines from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement in the 2022 municipal elections. (Submitted file photos)

Greater Victoria municipal election candidates face fines for violating advertising rules

Fred Haynes, Janice Williams issued monetary penalties for breaking campaign financing rules

Saanich mayoral candidate Fred Haynes (left) and Victoria council candidate Janice Williams both face fines from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement in the 2022 municipal elections. (Submitted file photos)
Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)

For its neighbours, Greater Victoria’s wastewater plant woes flow through the nose

Those living nearby say CRD hasn’t kept its promise of an odour-free McLoughlin treatment facility

Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)
Remembrance Day services across Greater Victoria, including at the provincial cenotaph on the legislative grounds, return to in-person form for 2022. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Remembrance Day services across Greater Victoria, including at the provincial cenotaph on the legislative grounds, return to in-person form for 2022. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sandra Richardson, CEO of Victoria Foundation, speaks at a Nov. 8 launch event for the Victoria Vital Signs report’s release. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Greater Victoria receives a failing grade in annual Vital Signs report

Housing, cost-of-living top issues in report that looks at 12 indicators

Sandra Richardson, CEO of Victoria Foundation, speaks at a Nov. 8 launch event for the Victoria Vital Signs report’s release. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Icy roads remain Nov. 8 after an overnight snowfall across Greater Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Snowy night ends in crashes and closures but Greater Victoria schools are open

Pat Bay Highway closed temporarily, buses got stuck in Esquimalt on Monday

Icy roads remain Nov. 8 after an overnight snowfall across Greater Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Banners line Esquimalt Road in an act of remembrance. (Megan Hiltz photo)

Banner program bolsters military honours in Esquimalt

Esquimalt Road bears names and dates to remind residents of military history

Banners line Esquimalt Road in an act of remembrance. (Megan Hiltz photo)
New figures show realtors sold 480 properties in October — 35.6 per cent fewer than the 745 properties sold in October 2021 but up 17.1 per cent from September. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Victoria Real Estate Board president appeals to municipalities to increase housing supply

Greater Victoria real estate sales up in October after historic lows in September

New figures show realtors sold 480 properties in October — 35.6 per cent fewer than the 745 properties sold in October 2021 but up 17.1 per cent from September. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Victoria doctor Zoya Thawer, who recently moved here from Edmonton, was named star baker in the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. She’s among the four final bakers. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
Victoria doctor Zoya Thawer, who recently moved here from Edmonton, was named star baker in the Nov. 6 episode of The Great Canadian Baking Show. She’s among the four final bakers. (Carmen Cheung/Courtesy CBC)
Kerri Butterworth poses for a photo after winning the lottery. (Courtesy of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation)

Greater Victoria woman wins $474K in Lotto Max draw

Kerri Butterworth is going to use some of her winnings to pay down her mortgage

Kerri Butterworth poses for a photo after winning the lottery. (Courtesy of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation)
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