Victoria

Store Street will be closed between Pandora Avenue and Fisgard Street until mid November as of Sept. 26. (Google Streetview)

Downtown Victoria block closing to traffic until mid-November

Six-week closure allowing for work at a development site

 

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

 

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

 

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Victoria police found the missing woman on Saturday (Sept. 25). (Black Press Media file)

UPDATE: Missing 18-year-old found safe

Woman reported missing on Friday by family, found Saturday by police

Victoria police found the missing woman on Saturday (Sept. 25). (Black Press Media file)
Salt Legacy business partners Tisha Becker (left) and Meaghan McDonald with some of their backpacks made from sailcloth. (Courtesy of Salt Legacy)

Victoria’s Salt Legacy sews history, upcycling together with sailcloth product line

Backpacks look to tell the stories of the old sails while diverting waste

Salt Legacy business partners Tisha Becker (left) and Meaghan McDonald with some of their backpacks made from sailcloth. (Courtesy of Salt Legacy)
Corinne Saad, executive director of Gorge View Society, discusses the joint list of calls to action during a media event on Sept. 22 at the Camas Gardens Supportive Housing Site in Victoria. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Housing crisis takes centre stage in Greater Victoria

Non-profit housing providers give calls to action ahead of elections

Corinne Saad, executive director of Gorge View Society, discusses the joint list of calls to action during a media event on Sept. 22 at the Camas Gardens Supportive Housing Site in Victoria. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to part ways with John A. Macdonald statue

Macdonald known for racist statements, policies against various groups

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue during its removed from Victoria’s City Hall in 2018. The city will return the statue to a historical society focused on the country’s first prime minister. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new primary and urgent care centre has opened in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Urgent and primary care centre opens in Victoria’s Gorge neighbourhood

Site will have a host of health-care professionals offering a suite of services

A new primary and urgent care centre has opened in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents can provide feedback on the proposal for a new Belleville Terminal online from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents can provide feedback on the proposal for a new Belleville Terminal online from Sept. 20 to Oct. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is looking for potential victims of rental scams and has released a photo of a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek victims of prolific Victoria rental scams

Thousands of dollars taken from at least 10 victims

The Victoria Police Department is looking for potential victims of rental scams and has released a photo of a suspect. (Courtesy VicPD)
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)
A new program makes courses available for Victoria’s restaurant, bar and hospitality industry in an effort to end sexualized violence and harassment in the workplace. (Courtesy of Ending Violence Association of BC)

Free course on preventing sexualized violence opens for Victoria restaurant industry

Training looks to help employers, staff end workplace harassment

A new program makes courses available for Victoria’s restaurant, bar and hospitality industry in an effort to end sexualized violence and harassment in the workplace. (Courtesy of Ending Violence Association of BC)
The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The COVID immunization clinic at the Quadra Village Community Centre is administering Omicron-targeting bivalent vaccines. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
VicPD officers responded to a call of a woman yelling near Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD officers responded to a call of a woman yelling near Park Boulevard and Heywood Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shirley Book has been found safe after being the subject of a missing person alert on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: 79-year-old Shirley Book found safe

Book was the subject of a missing person alert on early Tuesday morning

Shirley Book has been found safe after being the subject of a missing person alert on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Study looks into equitable greenspace distribution in Victoria and Canadian cities

Millenials, lower-income Canadians have less vegetation in their neighbourhood

Trees line a Cook Street sidewalk down by the Victoria waterfront. A new study looks into the equitable distribution of greenspace in Canadian cities. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A little boy dresses up to watch on Quadra Street as the ceremonial procession and provincial commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II passes along. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Victoria procession, ceremony, as B.C. pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Longest-serving monarch died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne

A little boy dresses up to watch on Quadra Street as the ceremonial procession and provincial commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II passes along. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)

Victoria start-up MeepMeep’s disc golf tracker looks to grow the game, end player frustration

Company’s chirping tracker aims to open sport to the visually impaired and more

MeepMeep co-founder Eve Olynyk tosses a disc during a round of disc golf. (Courtesy of MeepMeep)
Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

UVic researcher helps find what policy mixes drive down transportation emissions

A carrot-and-stick approach made for the largest emissions drops within Europe

Pictured is traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. A UVic researcher found carbon pricing mixed with subsidies for drivers to choose cleaner options was one of the most effective mixes at reducing transportation emission in Europe. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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