Anna James

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge

Go at your own pace, advises 87-year-old gym buff

Victoria seniors leading the fitness charge
Debra Sheets stands in front of The Janion on Pandora Avenue, where she owns a short-term rental unit. News file photo

Short-term rental market up for changes April 1 in Victoria

Bylaw amendments hike fees, require homeowner’s presence

Debra Sheets stands in front of The Janion on Pandora Avenue, where she owns a short-term rental unit. News file photo
Martlet staff writers Emily Fagan, left, and Angel Manguerra flank co- editor-in-chief Cormac O’Brien. Photo contributed

Martlet gala on March 23 to celebrate past, raise money for future

Newspaper turns 70, needs support for digital upgrade

Martlet staff writers Emily Fagan, left, and Angel Manguerra flank co- editor-in-chief Cormac O’Brien. Photo contributed
Susan Simmons, who swam the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria last year, speaks on staying healthy as one ages, March 22 at the Yakimovich Wellness Centre in Victoria. Travis Paterson/Black Press

Keep swimming: Strait swimmer giving seniors’ fitness motivation talk

Free presentation by Susan Simmons part of Embrace Aging Month

Susan Simmons, who swam the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles to Victoria last year, speaks on staying healthy as one ages, March 22 at the Yakimovich Wellness Centre in Victoria. Travis Paterson/Black Press
Man killed in incident near Hillside Mall, coroner confirms

Man killed in incident near Hillside Mall, coroner confirms

Unconfirmed report says victim was stabbed

Man killed in incident near Hillside Mall, coroner confirms
VicPD bust drug dealer outside police station

VicPD bust drug dealer outside police station

Police didn’t have to leave detachment to investigate local drug dealer

VicPD bust drug dealer outside police station
Iris Gray was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome around her 35th birthday. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Fight for autism diagnosis arduous for adults in B.C.

Public funding scarcely available for people over 19 with the disorder

Iris Gray was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome around her 35th birthday. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
Online scams defrauded Canadians out of $13 million in 2017, according to the Better Business Bureau. Black Press files

BC RCMP offers frontages as safe spaces for online sale exchanges

Canadians duped out of $13 million a year in online scams including robbery

Online scams defrauded Canadians out of $13 million in 2017, according to the Better Business Bureau. Black Press files
The Independent Investigations Office of BC found that Victoria police officers used reasonable force in an apprehension that occurred June 5, 2017. News file photo

VicPD officers cleared of wrongdoing in arrest resulting in injury

Independent investigation finds police used reasonable force during mental health call

The Independent Investigations Office of BC found that Victoria police officers used reasonable force in an apprehension that occurred June 5, 2017. News file photo
The Victoria Arts Council will host its annual LOOK Show from March 25 to April 15. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

New and emerging artists sought for Victoria street gallery

Calling all creatives! Join the 19th annual LOOK Show gallery crawl

The Victoria Arts Council will host its annual LOOK Show from March 25 to April 15. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
The new Victoria Clipper V, which made its first trip to Seattle from Victoria and back yesterday, promises a smooth commute for harbour to harbour travellers. The ship replaced the Clipper I, which was removed from service after its Feb. 28 runs. The Clipper IV will wind up its service March 9. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Clipper V makes inaugural voyage on Victoria to Seattle run

Large high-speed catamaran slightly faster, includes business class seating

The new Victoria Clipper V, which made its first trip to Seattle from Victoria and back yesterday, promises a smooth commute for harbour to harbour travellers. The ship replaced the Clipper I, which was removed from service after its Feb. 28 runs. The Clipper IV will wind up its service March 9. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

VicPD chief suggests staggered social assistance payments, others say solution not that simple

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’
The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. Don Denton/Black Press

Annual Flower Count to celebrate blooming community

Over 138 million flowers were counted in Greater Victoria in 2017

The annual Greater Victoria Flower Count celebrates the city’s temperate weather and community spirit. Don Denton/Black Press
The Bay Centre in downtown Victoria is preparing to welcome a large new tenant, rumoured to be Winners. File photo.

New retailer in Victoria’s Bay Centre could be win-win for shoppers

Mall chooses not to confirm merchant name, but reports indicate Winners is coming downtown

The Bay Centre in downtown Victoria is preparing to welcome a large new tenant, rumoured to be Winners. File photo.
Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market, representatives of which will be at this weekend’s farm market conference in Victoria.
Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria playing host to regional farm market conference

Food industry experts to attend three-day networking event, which is open to the public

Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market, representatives of which will be at this weekend’s farm market conference in Victoria.
Don Denton/Black Press
Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman

City grants 10-year tax ‘holiday’ for luxury condo building

$5.4-million tax break will offset Custom House heritage redevelopment

Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman