Victoria

Very Good Butchers pitch plant-based vegan meat alternatives to Dragons’ Den. (Courtesy Very Good Butchers)

Victoria vegan butcher goes public on stock market

The Very Good Butchers are on the Canadian Securities Exchange

Very Good Butchers pitch plant-based vegan meat alternatives to Dragons’ Den. (Courtesy Very Good Butchers)
Greater Victoria is in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, giving it clearer and bluer skies than nearby areas. (Black Press Media file photo).

Victoria’s ‘great blue hole’ a favourable weather phenomenon

Greater Victoria lies in the rain shadow of the mountains

Greater Victoria is in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, giving it clearer and bluer skies than nearby areas. (Black Press Media file photo).
Two knives and a replica handgun were seized by Victoria police officers when they arrested a wanted man on June 18. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police seize replica handgun, knives during arrest

Police arrest man wanted in connection to West Shore RCMP file

Two knives and a replica handgun were seized by Victoria police officers when they arrested a wanted man on June 18. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: Spend some time helping others in your community

Volunteer opportunities in Greater Victoria, the week of June 21

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Volunteers are need for opportunities across Greater Victoria. (Stock photo)
People will have the opportunity to rent Quazar’s Arcade in two-hour time slots so they can get back to playing classic games during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quazar’s Arcade/Facebook)

Victoria arcade coins new business model to reopen

Quazar’s Arcade is allowing group bookings for two-hour time slots

People will have the opportunity to rent Quazar’s Arcade in two-hour time slots so they can get back to playing classic games during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quazar’s Arcade/Facebook)
The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Sketch outside, connect with nature through Bateman Foundation program

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Shawn Fahr is the general manager of a soon-to-open grocery store. Urban Grocer will open its doors in Victoria at the Oak Bay Junction in July. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

New grocery store coming to Oak Bay Junction

Urban Grocer set to bring up to 40 new jobs

Shawn Fahr is the general manager of a soon-to-open grocery store. Urban Grocer will open its doors in Victoria at the Oak Bay Junction in July. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Mary and Steve Barker say the rock display outside their James Bay home brings smiles to many who pass by. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

French fries to juicy tomatoes, rock art brings joy to walkers in Victoria

James Bay yard filled with painted rocks delights all ages

Mary and Steve Barker say the rock display outside their James Bay home brings smiles to many who pass by. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
West Shore police service dog Erik assisted Sooke RCMP in tracking down a suspect in possession of a number of guns. (West Shore RCMP)

Victoria man arrested in suspected weapons smuggling incident in Sooke

West Shore police service dog Erik tracked down suspect in bush

West Shore police service dog Erik assisted Sooke RCMP in tracking down a suspect in possession of a number of guns. (West Shore RCMP)
A Ring.com video shows a tornado lift a trampoline from a Saanich yard. (Ring.com)

VIDEO: Brief tornado touches down in Saanich neighbourhood

Footage captures moment trampoline is lifted and dropped down the street

A Ring.com video shows a tornado lift a trampoline from a Saanich yard. (Ring.com)
Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority stands at the Ogden Point Breakwater on a warm May day, where, in a world without COVID-19, thousands would have disembarked from arriving cruise ships. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Harbour authority CEO charts course for return of cruise ships to post-pandemic Victoria

Breakwater, Lower Causeway and several piers may suffer from lost revenue

Ian Robertson, CEO of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority stands at the Ogden Point Breakwater on a warm May day, where, in a world without COVID-19, thousands would have disembarked from arriving cruise ships. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Curtis Caziere and Liza Charlie are back living at the Travelodge – this time for free – after being evicted last month. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Evicted Victoria couple return to Travelodge rent-free

Couple says BC Housing helped get them back into hotel

Curtis Caziere and Liza Charlie are back living at the Travelodge – this time for free – after being evicted last month. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Saanich couple looking for owner of unruly chicken

Saanich couple looking for owner of unruly chicken

Frenzied hen found wandering the street in Ten Mile Point neighbourhood

Saanich couple looking for owner of unruly chicken
Seismic upgrades and other renovations to Victoria High School begin in August. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vic High upgrades on schedule to start in August

Seismic upgrades, expansions and amenities set to be completed by 2022

Seismic upgrades and other renovations to Victoria High School begin in August. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit has taken a number of precautions to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus, such as limiting the number of passengers on board, along with installing vinyl barriers in some buses. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Greater Victoria bus ridership down 75 per cent amid pandemic

BC Transit shifts to summer service early to balance demand and resources

BC Transit has taken a number of precautions to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus, such as limiting the number of passengers on board, along with installing vinyl barriers in some buses. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
One man was arrested after making threats to a Victoria COVID-19 testing site. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was arrested after making threats to a Victoria COVID-19 testing site. (Black Press Media file photo)
Your day trip to Victoria awaits

Your day trip to Victoria awaits

Must-see local attractions from whale-watching to a back-alley shops

Your day trip to Victoria awaits
Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers

Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers

Southern Vancouver Island is build for adventurers

Outdoor explorations for adventure-lovers
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25 Things to do in Victoria

As one British Columbia’s post popular visitor destinations, Victoria offers no shortage…

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