Victoria

Painted crosswalks showing the progress Pride flag has been installed at both of Camosun College’s Greater Victoria campuses. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Pride crosswalks installed at Camosun College’s Greater Victoria campuses

The walkways aim to show that everyone belongs at the schools

Painted crosswalks showing the progress Pride flag has been installed at both of Camosun College’s Greater Victoria campuses. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
The Greater Victoria School District board apologized for segregating Chinese students in the early 1900s. (Black Press Media file photo)

School board issues apology for 1900s segregation of Chinese students in Victoria

Racist policies were among long list of wrongs against Chinese community, board says

The Greater Victoria School District board apologized for segregating Chinese students in the early 1900s. (Black Press Media file photo)
A public hearing on Victoria’s missing middle proposal continues on Sept. 1. The initiative would allow for corner townhomes and houseplexes, as well as infill homes on heritage-worthy properties – all seen as important housing types to keep families in Victoria – on lots only zoned for standalone homes.(Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Public to again give opinions on Victoria’s missing middle housing Thursday

Initiative is a key part of city’s plan to keep families from having to leave the capital

A public hearing on Victoria’s missing middle proposal continues on Sept. 1. The initiative would allow for corner townhomes and houseplexes, as well as infill homes on heritage-worthy properties – all seen as important housing types to keep families in Victoria – on lots only zoned for standalone homes.(Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Shawn Sevigny has a province warrant out for his arrest. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Wanted man sought by Victoria police

Shawn Sevigny is said to have cut off his ankle monitor this week in Victoria

Shawn Sevigny has a province warrant out for his arrest. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria police arrested a man after another man was stabbed Aug. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect arrested in Victoria after man stabbed in the chest

Victim suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound, suspect tasered before arrest

Victoria police arrested a man after another man was stabbed Aug. 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Attendees of an International Overdose Awareness Day event march through downtown Victoria on Aug. 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Pleas for safe drug supply mark International Overdose Awareness Day in Victoria

10,000 people have died of toxic drug poisoning in B.C. since 2016

Attendees of an International Overdose Awareness Day event march through downtown Victoria on Aug. 31. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Police arrested a man on Aug. 27 who wasn’t supposed to be in Victoria after he applied for $50,000 in financing at a local car dealership. (Black Press Media file photo)

85 charges recommended in Victoria against suspect in multiple frauds

Man under numerous court orders arrested after Victoria car dealer gets suspicious

Police arrested a man on Aug. 27 who wasn’t supposed to be in Victoria after he applied for $50,000 in financing at a local car dealership. (Black Press Media file photo)
It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Groups call on British Columbians to know their rights to access public, natural spaces

UVic law centre teams up with outdoor council to empower residents to get out in nature

It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Laska Pare, founder and CEO of Flipside Plastics, with the Victoria company’s first soap dish model, made from coffee lids that were discarded at local cafes. (Courtesy of Flipside Plastics)

Global plastic waste leads to Victoria company’s upcycled soap dish

Flipside Plastics is gearing up to release its new and improved model this fall

Laska Pare, founder and CEO of Flipside Plastics, with the Victoria company’s first soap dish model, made from coffee lids that were discarded at local cafes. (Courtesy of Flipside Plastics)
Victoria police responded to an incident involving a person in crisis near the intersection of Pandora and Vancouver streets on Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police link individual with supports after ‘armed person in crisis’ call

The area near Pandora and Vancouver streets was closed off during the Sunday night incident

Victoria police responded to an incident involving a person in crisis near the intersection of Pandora and Vancouver streets on Aug. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycled textiles that go into the production of Anian’s clothes. (Courtesy of Anian)

Victoria company goes circular with recycled, long-lasting clothing line

Anian transitioned to sourcing post-industrial and post-consumer textiles in 2018

Recycled textiles that go into the production of Anian’s clothes. (Courtesy of Anian)
Made Sparshu, Sam Elder and Nyoman Sparshu (left to right) are the inaugural recipients of Island Health’s Youth Harm Reduction award. (Courtesy of Island Health)

Youth trio from Victoria win award for harm reduction education

One person they trained saved the life of a high-risk youth, 500 trained overall

Made Sparshu, Sam Elder and Nyoman Sparshu (left to right) are the inaugural recipients of Island Health’s Youth Harm Reduction award. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Trevor Botkin, HeroWork general manager, gives a tour of the site. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Heroes helping heroes: Victoria’s Cool Aid Society gets revamped

Renovations to bring new life to downtown community centre

Trevor Botkin, HeroWork general manager, gives a tour of the site. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Victoria club confident copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
A man was arrested after an attempted carjacking in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man tasered, arrested after attempted carjacking in Victoria

The man was tasered before police arrested him

A man was arrested after an attempted carjacking in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria teacher gets lifetime ban after sexual relationship with student

Brent Garraway admitted to being physically intimate, having sexual relationship with student

The commissioner called the teacher’s behaviour a violation of ‘his privileged position of power and trust.’ (Black Press Media file photo)
A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
A fuel-absorbing boom in an ecologically sensitive area near Washington state’s San Juan Island on Aug. 17. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
Angela Dalman is being remembered as a shining light by her loved ones as her killer is sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)

Man who killed Langford mother gets life in jail, no parole for 14 years

Friends, family mourn the ‘shining light’ Angela Dalman was

Angela Dalman is being remembered as a shining light by her loved ones as her killer is sentenced to life with no parole for 14 years. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)
Angela Dalman was shot and killed in Langford in March 2020. Friends and family made emotional pleas during the sentencing hearing for Dalman’s murderer on Aug. 22. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)

Giving and joyful Langford mother remembered at her murderer’s sentencing

Anthony Dheensaw shot and killed Angela Dalman in March 2020

Angela Dalman was shot and killed in Langford in March 2020. Friends and family made emotional pleas during the sentencing hearing for Dalman’s murderer on Aug. 22. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)
Skateboarder Francis Lemoy rides the railing in the new Topaz skate park. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Topaz skate and bike parks open in Victoria

New facilities designed with accessibility, inclusion in mind

Skateboarder Francis Lemoy rides the railing in the new Topaz skate park. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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