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Ninety-year-old Ruth Tuffin volunteers three days a week and has done so for the past six years. She says it is the best three days of her week. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

1,000 free Christmas meals served at Our Place

Community donations fuel support for those in need

Ninety-year-old Ruth Tuffin volunteers three days a week and has done so for the past six years. She says it is the best three days of her week. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Sailors reunited with family for Christmas in Victoria

Sailors reunited with family for Christmas in Victoria

HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton return following a two-month deployment

Sailors reunited with family for Christmas in Victoria
Rehema Hall, toy director for the Salvation Army picks out toys at the Canadian Tire in Hillside Shopping Centre. Canadian Tire donated more than a hundred toys after toys meant for youth were stolen from the Salvation Army. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria Canadian Tire replaces toys stolen from Salvation Army

Children won’t have to go without toys this Christmas

Rehema Hall, toy director for the Salvation Army picks out toys at the Canadian Tire in Hillside Shopping Centre. Canadian Tire donated more than a hundred toys after toys meant for youth were stolen from the Salvation Army. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
VIDEO: Ballet Victoria’s take on the The Nutcracker tours Vancouver Island and the Mainland
VIDEO: Ballet Victoria’s take on the The Nutcracker tours Vancouver Island and the Mainland
Garth Tufford said he’s going to wait until Christmas to open his gift, which he received through the Angel Gifts Program at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: Hundreds of gifts go out to Victoria’s Our Place patrons

The Angel Gifts Program saw 700 Christmas presents go out to the community

Garth Tufford said he’s going to wait until Christmas to open his gift, which he received through the Angel Gifts Program at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Cyclist James Kearluy was struck while cycling to work without a helmet. His bike was damaged but he wasn’t injured. (Jesse Laufer/Black Press)

Cyclist without helmet thrown onto windshield in Victoria

Despite damage to bike, cyclist uninjured following accident

Cyclist James Kearluy was struck while cycling to work without a helmet. His bike was damaged but he wasn’t injured. (Jesse Laufer/Black Press)
“Bullseye” Boz, also known as Ben Bosworth has won the Axe & Grind’s axe throwing league twice, earning him a spot in the World Axe Throwing League Championships in Chicago Dec. 15. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria axe thrower targets world championships

Former pitcher to compete at World Axe Throwing League Championships in Chicago

“Bullseye” Boz, also known as Ben Bosworth has won the Axe & Grind’s axe throwing league twice, earning him a spot in the World Axe Throwing League Championships in Chicago Dec. 15. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Andrew McBride will be one of approximately 15 boats participating in the Sea of Lights floating ship parade. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Sea of Lights sailing past Oak Bay and Saanich

Lighted ship parade floats thousands of lights through Haro Strait

Andrew McBride will be one of approximately 15 boats participating in the Sea of Lights floating ship parade. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
James Sturgill Jr. loads a pallet of approximately 2,000 pounds of potatoes into a boxcar at The Bayview Roundhouse in Vic West. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

WATCH: 6,000 lbs. of potatoes donated to charity

Galey Farms helped fill a railcar with three tons of food for the Salvation Army

James Sturgill Jr. loads a pallet of approximately 2,000 pounds of potatoes into a boxcar at The Bayview Roundhouse in Vic West. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Outgoing Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle (left) passes the fire helmet to incoming chief Darren Hughes. Cockle is retiring after 30 years. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle to retire

Darren Hughes takes over as fire chief on Feb. 1

Outgoing Oak Bay Fire Chief Dave Cockle (left) passes the fire helmet to incoming chief Darren Hughes. Cockle is retiring after 30 years. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Allan Wood and Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch at the official re-opening of the new sports pavilion at Anderson House. (Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club/Submitted)
Allan Wood and Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch at the official re-opening of the new sports pavilion at Anderson House. (Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club/Submitted)
A new totem pole was unveiled at the Ministry of Health and Mental Health building at 1515 Blanshard St. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

300-year-old red cedar totem unveiled in downtown Victoria

Tom and Perry LaFortune’s carved piece now stands vigil over the corner of Pandora and Blanshard

A new totem pole was unveiled at the Ministry of Health and Mental Health building at 1515 Blanshard St. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Starbucks is replacing the Finnerty Express coffee shop at the UVic Bookstore in Fall of 2019. (Image by Starbucks)

Students protest Starbucks’ supplanting local coffee at UVic

The Finnerty Express’s and their Salt Spring Island coffee supplanted by Fall 2019

Starbucks is replacing the Finnerty Express coffee shop at the UVic Bookstore in Fall of 2019. (Image by Starbucks)
A man allegedly throws his own feces at a vehicle in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Reddit)

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car in Victoria

Prior to fecal incident, witnesses said cyclist was verbally abusive to driver

A man allegedly throws his own feces at a vehicle in Victoria. (Photo courtesy Reddit)
Constance Isherwood is the oldest practicing lawyer in B.C. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Meet B.C.’s oldest practicing lawyer

98-year-old still drives an hour to and from Victoria law firm every day

Constance Isherwood is the oldest practicing lawyer in B.C. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The Goldstream Trestle. (Photo by Leanne Edington)

See your great fog images from across Greater Victoria

It was a foggy day today and your cameras captured some beautiful images

The Goldstream Trestle. (Photo by Leanne Edington)
The Canadian College of Performing Arts opens their season with a production of Twelve Angry Jurors. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

WATCH: Twelve Angry Jurors puts a new spin on an old tale

Canadian College of Performing Arts opens season with reworked version of Reginald Rose teleplay

The Canadian College of Performing Arts opens their season with a production of Twelve Angry Jurors. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford, prompting a HAZMAT response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)                                Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford Friday, prompting a HAZMAT response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)

Third suspicious package sent to Langford law firm

Hazmat procedures and RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit deployed at Hemminger Law Group again

Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford, prompting a HAZMAT response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)                                Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford Friday, prompting a HAZMAT response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)
Robyn Thomas has been affected by mental illness and the stigma surrounding it her entire life, and now advocates for a stigma-free society. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

VIDEO: Victoria writer and filmmaker turns her mental illness into mental strength

Mental illness robs Victoria woman of happiness from age 10

Robyn Thomas has been affected by mental illness and the stigma surrounding it her entire life, and now advocates for a stigma-free society. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures

See some of the best photographs from the 2018 Tour de Rock from across Vancouver Island

PHOTO GALLERY: Tour de Rock in pictures