Victoria

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in finding Warren Mappin, a 70-year-old man who has a medical condition that makes him a high risk to be in the community alone. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

UPDATE: High-risk missing 70-year-old man found

Warren Mappin spotted by a BC Transit Operator

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in finding Warren Mappin, a 70-year-old man who has a medical condition that makes him a high risk to be in the community alone. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Tyler Hall, 38, is the subject of a Nov. 11 high-risk missing alert by the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy VicPD)

UPDATE: Victoria police have located Tyler Hall

Announced over Twitter morning of Nov. 14

Tyler Hall, 38, is the subject of a Nov. 11 high-risk missing alert by the Victoria Police Department. (Courtesy VicPD)
Mary, from left, Margot and Megan Jameson collected the records of their uncle and Second World War veteran, John Bayard, following the discovery of his daughter and their first cousin, Ann, last month.
(Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria sisters discover long-lost U.K. cousin, the daughter of wartime casualty uncle

Jameson sisters to think of orphaned cousin and their uncle on Remembrance Day

Mary, from left, Margot and Megan Jameson collected the records of their uncle and Second World War veteran, John Bayard, following the discovery of his daughter and their first cousin, Ann, last month.
(Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The comedy duo of James and Jamesy will present O Christmas Tea at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 20. (Courtesy of Thaddeus Hink)

Duo serves up British comedy with two shows in Greater Victoria

Show by James and Jamesy pays tribute to classic British pantomimes

The comedy duo of James and Jamesy will present O Christmas Tea at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Nov. 20. (Courtesy of Thaddeus Hink)
Ashley MacDonald, manager of Our WorkPlace, is excited about the organization’s receipt of $180,000 in provincial funding that will help more people retrain to get back into the workforce. (Black Press Media file photo)

Funding for Victoria’s Our Workplace to help up to 32 people re-enter workforce

Province announces $180,000 for the People in Progress project

Ashley MacDonald, manager of Our WorkPlace, is excited about the organization’s receipt of $180,000 in provincial funding that will help more people retrain to get back into the workforce. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Shoah Project will host a commemorative of Krystallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook photo)

Victoria Jewish organization looks to history to help safeguard minority rights

Victoria Shoah Project remembers Kristallnacht on Nov. 9

Victoria Shoah Project will host a commemorative of Krystallnacht on Nov. 9. (Facebook photo)
The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport cleared for take-off on international travel

Cross-border trips cleared for Nov. 30, but it may take some time to see flights resume

The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Numerous containers onboard the MV Zim Kingston caught on fire and another 109 were lost at sea. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Victoria publisher had thousands of children’s books on board MV Zim Kingston

Unknown whether books were burned, lost at sea, or survived

Numerous containers onboard the MV Zim Kingston caught on fire and another 109 were lost at sea. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
City of Victoria employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the early days of next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Victoria employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the early days of next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria is B.C.’s 3rd ‘rattiest’ city on pest control firm’s top 20 list

Provincial capital’s rodent record keeps company busy

A Canadian pest control company just released its annual list of rodent-filled cities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria MP Laurel Collins resumes her roles as the NDP’s environment and climate change critic when Parliament resumes in Ottawa this month. Other returning local NDP MPs will continue in some roles and add other responsibilities this time around. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)
Victoria MP Laurel Collins resumes her roles as the NDP’s environment and climate change critic when Parliament resumes in Ottawa this month. Other returning local NDP MPs will continue in some roles and add other responsibilities this time around. (Courtesy Laurel Collins campaign)
Jason Rempel outside his apartment complex that was damaged by a fire on Oct. 25. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

James Bay residents impacted by fire hoping for help with days left in temporary accommodations

One man said he doesn’t know what he’ll do on Tuesday when Red Cross aid ends

Jason Rempel outside his apartment complex that was damaged by a fire on Oct. 25. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Street murals are one of the eight community project options Victoria residents can vote on to receive city funding. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Resident votes to determine which Victoria neighbourhood projects receive funding

$50,000 available for eight possible neighbourhood spaces

Street murals are one of the eight community project options Victoria residents can vote on to receive city funding. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
A rendering shows what a proposed residential tower, childcare centre and cafe would look like along Montreal Street in James Bay if city council approves it. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

17-storey housing tower, childcare centre proposed for James Bay site

Old parking lot near Laurel Point would house 112 new residences

A rendering shows what a proposed residential tower, childcare centre and cafe would look like along Montreal Street in James Bay if city council approves it. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
A rendering of Starlight Investments’ proposed Harris Green Village redevelopment. (Rendering courtesy of Starlight Investments)

Victoria council to hear developer’s counter on Harris Green rental housing proposal

Starlight Investments project would bring 1,500 rental units and commercial space to Yates Street

A rendering of Starlight Investments’ proposed Harris Green Village redevelopment. (Rendering courtesy of Starlight Investments)
A judicial challenge to a setback variance for a home construction project next to Gonzales Hill Park has been dismissed, with the B.C. Supreme Court judge finding issues with the group that challenged the decision. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Preservation group’s court challenge of variance for parkside Victoria home dismissed

B.C. Supreme Court justice rules Gonzales Hill Preservation Society ineligible to seek review

A judicial challenge to a setback variance for a home construction project next to Gonzales Hill Park has been dismissed, with the B.C. Supreme Court judge finding issues with the group that challenged the decision. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A beluga whale that was seen in Puget Sound this month likely came from north of Alaska. (North Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast Region/Twitter)

Beluga in Puget Sound likely travelled from waters north of Alaska, DNA analysis finds

Whale’s skin, poop remnants help scientists determine where it likely came from

A beluga whale that was seen in Puget Sound this month likely came from north of Alaska. (North Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast Region/Twitter)
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Count update lists 106 containers lost at sea from MV Zim Kingston

Contents include Christmas decorations, stand-up paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)

Crews board smouldering MV Zim Kingston Monday night during break in strong winds

Firefighter, salvage team on site Tuesday assessing situation

Crews keep surrounding containers and the hull of the MV Zim Kingston cool while fires continue to smoulder aboard the ship. (Canadian Coast Guard/Twitter)
Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)

VIDEO: Suspected drug-impaired driver crashes into Victoria ice cream shop

Driver crashes into Bay Centre Marble Slab, reverses, and comes back again

Victoria police suspect a driver was impaired by drugs when they crashed into the Bay Centre Marble Slab Sunday night. (Courtesy VicPD)