Victoria

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UPDATE: Victoria police report previously missing young man found

Matthew Sydney, 26, had been seen last in the city Dec. 2

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Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Appeal case for driver convicted after hitting Leila Bui to begin Wednesday in Victoria

Tenessa Nikirk is appealing a two-year prison sentence handed down in 2020

Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kairry Nguyen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)

Imagine Dragons adds April tour date in Victoria

Pop-rock band best known for songs Believer, Thunder and Radioactive

Lead singer Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragon performs during the 2017 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press file photo)
Gas-powered leaf blower use could become a thing of the past in the city of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Muffling Victoria’s heavy noise emitters could put gas-powered leaf blowers on shelf

First review of city’s noise bylaw since 2003 aims to address most complained about noise sources

Gas-powered leaf blower use could become a thing of the past in the city of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Butchart Gardens celebrates the holiday season. Jen Blyth photo

12 days, 12 ways to celebrate Christmas around the Capital

Snow may be a rarity in British Columbia’s capital city, but the…

The Butchart Gardens celebrates the holiday season. Jen Blyth photo
The faces of Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix were attached to effigies hung during a vaccine protest event at the B.C. legislature on Dec. 9. (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Anne O’Neil)

BC attorney general calls hung effigies of premier, ministers ‘unacceptable’

Actions came at Dec. 9 at vaccine protest rally, VicPD gathering information

The faces of Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix were attached to effigies hung during a vaccine protest event at the B.C. legislature on Dec. 9. (Photo courtesy of Facebook/Anne O’Neil)
A photo from 2018 shows missing man Dominic Cormack. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seek public’s help finding man last seen in Victoria 2 years ago

Dominic Cormack, 52, was reported as missing by his family in Alberta

A photo from 2018 shows missing man Dominic Cormack. (Courtesy VicPD)
An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Construction begins on new Victoria skate and bike park

Topaz Park transformation scheduled to be complete by summer 2022

An aerial rendering of how Topaz Park will look once skate and bike parks are complete in summer 2022. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Man of a Thousand Faces
Dale Roberts with an image of Dame Mailarta in front of a handful of the hundreds of felted portraits in his Victoria studio. See story on page A23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Victoria artist creates persona to be Canada’s autographed portrait queen

Autographed image of Queen of England would be a feather in Dame Mailarta’s cap

Man of a Thousand Faces
Dale Roberts with an image of Dame Mailarta in front of a handful of the hundreds of felted portraits in his Victoria studio. See story on page A23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)

Fernwood project to receive boosted housing reserve grant from Victoria

Extra money for 158-unit Caledonia redevelopment project will help to lower monthly rents

A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a recent wind storm. With heavy winds expected Friday night, the Salvation Army’s ARC in downtown Victoria will have additional overnight mats available.	(Black Press Media file photo)

Extra overnight mats open to Victoria’s homeless, with heavy winds expected Friday

Wind gusts up to 80 km/h forecast for Friday night, into Saturday this weekend

Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a recent wind storm. With heavy winds expected Friday night, the Salvation Army’s ARC in downtown Victoria will have additional overnight mats available.	(Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria needs to add about 1,000 net homes a year, ranging in housing type and affordability, to meet its housing creation targets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria met some key housing targets, missed others in 2020

City gets passing grade on affordable homes, falls well short on permitting missing middle homes

The City of Victoria needs to add about 1,000 net homes a year, ranging in housing type and affordability, to meet its housing creation targets. (Black Press Media file photo)
With few changes in almost two decades, Victoria’s noise bylaw has become hard to enforce as the city faces a rising number of complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors to get an earful on outdated, ineffective noise bylaw

Hospitality venues, construction, garbage collection among the most common complaint sources

With few changes in almost two decades, Victoria’s noise bylaw has become hard to enforce as the city faces a rising number of complaints. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight Victoria West fire sends one resident to hospital

Flames lapping out of basement window when crews arrived, says deputy chief

The Victoria Fire Department responded to an overnight basement fire in Vic West Dec. 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria High School student has died, the school community learned in a letter Dec. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria High School community mourning death of student

Family keeping student’s name, cause of death private at this time

A Victoria High School student has died, the school community learned in a letter Dec. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
These homes along one side of Robert Street in Victoria West are among a group to be considered at a future public hearing for status as a Heritage Conservation Area by the City of Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Two Victoria neighbourhoods being considered for heritage designation

They could be the city’s first citizen-led designations

These homes along one side of Robert Street in Victoria West are among a group to be considered at a future public hearing for status as a Heritage Conservation Area by the City of Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The Salvation Army ARC in downtown Victoria will have 30 overnight emergency-weather mats available to the city’s vulnerable population on Friday night (Dec. 3). Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this January 2020 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight mats open to Victoria’s homeless as wet snow, freezing temperatures forecast

Salvation Army ARC to have 30 mats available for city’s vulnerable population

The Salvation Army ARC in downtown Victoria will have 30 overnight emergency-weather mats available to the city’s vulnerable population on Friday night (Dec. 3). Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this January 2020 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police officers in front of the Bastion BC Law Enforcement Memorial behind the BC legislature on Sept. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Information sought after ‘ACAB’ graffiti found on police monument in Victoria

Anti-police acronym discovered on Bastion BC Law Enforcement Memorial Nov. 27

Police officers in front of the Bastion BC Law Enforcement Memorial behind the BC legislature on Sept. 29. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)

Victoria Children’s Choir hosting pair of concerts in December

Travelogue: Come Travel with Me will be performed Dec. 4 and 7, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall

The Victoria Children’s Choir is getting set to host a pair of concerts this December at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Children’s Choir/Facebook)
Victoria will now provide daytime warming centres for those experiencing homelessness, during extreme weather events this winter. Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Daytime warming centres to now open for Victoria homeless during emergency weather events

Goal is to prevent death, injury caused from exposure to the harsh elements

Victoria will now provide daytime warming centres for those experiencing homelessness, during extreme weather events this winter. Victoria’s homeless population struggles with the winter weather in this photo taken in January 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)