Victoria

Ducknana is an internet meme that combines fowl and fruit into statues of varying sizes. (Courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)

Ducknana diehards descend on Beacon Hill in Victoria

Internet meme spills into the real world, with people sculpting fruity statues

Ducknana is an internet meme that combines fowl and fruit into statues of varying sizes. (Courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter)
A heat warning is in place for Greater Victoria as an end-of-July heat wave hits B.C. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Heat warning issued for Greater Victoria as humidex could see 33 C

A heat wave is expected to stick around many parts of B.C. until the weekend

A heat warning is in place for Greater Victoria as an end-of-July heat wave hits B.C. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
An Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day ceremony on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in 2021. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation regional event in works for Victoria

Royal Athletic Park freed up as a venue for the South Island gathering

An Indigenous dancer performs at Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day ceremony on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in 2021. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Rosa (middle) and Jesus More (right) helped Victoria reach the nine million cruise ship passengers all-time mark when they arrived at Ogden Point on July 22. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

9 million and counting: Victoria cruise ship industry marks passenger milestone

Two cruise faithfuls helped Victoria reach the feat

Rosa (middle) and Jesus More (right) helped Victoria reach the nine million cruise ship passengers all-time mark when they arrived at Ogden Point on July 22. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The amphitheater option for a Lekwungen cultural plaza from Humboldt to Courtney streets as envisioned in the Government Street Refresh concept. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria approves design concept for five-year revamp of Government Street

Redesigned stretch looks to put pedestrians first, highlight Indigenous history

The amphitheater option for a Lekwungen cultural plaza from Humboldt to Courtney streets as envisioned in the Government Street Refresh concept. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Robert Ackerman won $100,000 off a BCLC ticket he bought at a Foul Bay Road Save-On-Foods. (Courtesy of BCLC)

‘Feels pretty darn good’: Victoria resident wins $100,000 off scratch and win ticket

Robert Ackerman had to put his glasses on to make sure he really won

Robert Ackerman won $100,000 off a BCLC ticket he bought at a Foul Bay Road Save-On-Foods. (Courtesy of BCLC)
The Norwegian Encore off the tip of the Ogden Point breakwater. Cruise companies will see the price they pay for waste left in Victoria increased, but not until 2024. (Greater Victoria Harbour Authority/Facebook)

CRD to increase fee for solid waste left in Greater Victoria by cruise ships

But directors disagree on time frame; decide in 11-10 vote to wait until 2024

The Norwegian Encore off the tip of the Ogden Point breakwater. Cruise companies will see the price they pay for waste left in Victoria increased, but not until 2024. (Greater Victoria Harbour Authority/Facebook)
A public hearing for the City of Victora’s missing middle zoning initiative happens Thursday, Aug. 4. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria cements Aug. 4 public hearing for missing middle proposal

Change would allow townhomes, houseplexes in traditional single-family areas

A public hearing for the City of Victora’s missing middle zoning initiative happens Thursday, Aug. 4. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
Comic Bert Kreischer is coming to Victoria on Sept. 8 for a performance at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy Bert Kreischer/Twitter)

Bert Kreischer bringing comedy show to Victoria this fall

Tickets on sale now for Sept. 8 show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Comic Bert Kreischer is coming to Victoria on Sept. 8 for a performance at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy Bert Kreischer/Twitter)
Douglas Street will be single-lane traffic between Finlayson and Larch streets at certain times this week. (Google Streetview)

Douglas Street block down to single-lane traffic this week

Work occurring between Finlayson and Larch streets

Douglas Street will be single-lane traffic between Finlayson and Larch streets at certain times this week. (Google Streetview)
Visitors check out vintage Fords on the legislature grounds during the Northwest Deuce Days show and shine on the Inner Harbour Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Northwest Deuce Days deals Victoria a winning hand

Triennial event packs Inner Harbour area for Sunday show and shine

Visitors check out vintage Fords on the legislature grounds during the Northwest Deuce Days show and shine on the Inner Harbour Sunday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria has handed out $512,000 in grants to almost 70 community organizations whose programs aim to improve life in the capital city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria awards $512,000 in grants to programs that improve community

Average allotment given this year approximately $5,700

Victoria has handed out $512,000 in grants to almost 70 community organizations whose programs aim to improve life in the capital city. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two people were ticketed after ignoring a warning from police and continuing to illegally honk their vehicle horns during Victoria protests July 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drivers ticketed for laying on their horns despite warnings at Victoria protest

Slow-roll protesters targeted a business after being told to stop the unlawful honking

Two people were ticketed after ignoring a warning from police and continuing to illegally honk their vehicle horns during Victoria protests July 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria councils push to fund SD61 crossing guards as absence looms

Crossing guard association folding in June makes September return uncertain

Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man participating in a rally for more family doctors holds up a sign outside Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel, where Canada’s premiers were meeting on July 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Overdoses, healthcare crises spur Victoria protests at premiers’ meeting

Groups gathered outside the Fairmont Empress in side-by-side calls for action

A man participating in a rally for more family doctors holds up a sign outside Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel, where Canada’s premiers were meeting on July 12. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indigenous leaders and Canada’s premiers meet in Greater Victoria

Enshrining UNDRIP, health-care funding transfers, consultation highlight day 1 talks

Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Douglas Street will be single-lane traffic between Finlayson and Larch streets from July 11 to 15. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
Douglas Street will be single-lane traffic between Finlayson and Larch streets from July 11 to 15. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)

How to vote and your ballot options for the upcoming municipal election

Registering to vote, voting by mail, counting ballots and accessibility in Victoria

Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)
The intersection of Douglas Street and Boleskine Road/Saanich Road was the second-most frequent crash site in the region in 2021, behind only Saanich Road and Blanshard Street southbund just blocks away, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps)

Top 3 Capital Region intersections for crashes are in Saanich

ICBC statistics show Saanich Road most problematic for drivers

The intersection of Douglas Street and Boleskine Road/Saanich Road was the second-most frequent crash site in the region in 2021, behind only Saanich Road and Blanshard Street southbund just blocks away, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps)
Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)

Victoria looks at bike network past and future as city rolls with the changes

Downtown Blanshard Street portion seen as potential priority route for AAA lanes

Cyclists roll down Wharf Street’s protected bike lane in Victoria. (Jake Romphf/News staff)
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