Brendan Mayer

Wounded Warrior Run BC team members ran from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Wounded Warriors team members run from Sooke to Sidney

Wounded Warrior Run BC held a warm-up run Sunday to prepare for their main event starting Feb. 26

Wounded Warrior Run BC team members ran from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘A starting point’: Victoria police chief reacts to changes in drug laws

The pilot project is set to continue until January 31, 2026

Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from a safe supply by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Drug User Liberation Front and Moms Stop the Harm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Victoria Police Chief Del Manak speaking at the launch event for their co-response team with Island Health. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Victoria police and Island Health launch co-response team to respond to mental health calls

The co-response team pairs a police officer with a registered mental health clinician

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak speaking at the launch event for their co-response team with Island Health. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

From shoeshine boy to management, Victoria man shares memories of 52 years with the Strath

Joel Chudleigh started working at the Strathcona Hotel as a shoeshine boy in 1970

Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Director Jason Eisener (from left)and actors Dominic Marchie, Asher Grayson Percival and Jonni Shreve at the Los Angeles premiere for <em>Kids vs. </em><em>Aliens</em>. (Courtesy of Crystal Percival)

Langford actor returns to silver screen as lead in sci-fi horror film

Asher Grayson Percival stars in Kids vs. Aliens which was released Friday

Director Jason Eisener (from left)and actors Dominic Marchie, Asher Grayson Percival and Jonni Shreve at the Los Angeles premiere for <em>Kids vs. </em><em>Aliens</em>. (Courtesy of Crystal Percival)
Block Kitchen + Bar opened in Victoria Friday (Jan. 13). (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Hip ‘designed to share’ restaurant opens doors in downtown Victoria

But Block Kitchen + Bar has no connection to predecessors Chuck’s Burger Bar or Lumberjack’s Bar and Grill

Block Kitchen + Bar opened in Victoria Friday (Jan. 13). (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The Victoria Francophone Society is looking to buy the building at 1218 Langley Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

‘Decade-long dream’: Victoria Francophone Society looking to buy property for first time

The non-profit is hoping to raise $200,000 from the community

The Victoria Francophone Society is looking to buy the building at 1218 Langley Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Tossing dead salmon in Douglas Creek brings marine-derived nutrients like nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus into the creek. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

VIDEO: Over 100 salmon carcasses tossed in Saanich Creek

The salmon transplant took place to improve the health of Douglas Creek

Tossing dead salmon in Douglas Creek brings marine-derived nutrients like nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus into the creek. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
(Photo of a stolen catalytic converter recovered during an investigation courtesy of VicPD)
A stolen catalytic converter. (Delta Police Department photo)

2 men charged after Victoria police investigation into catalytic converter thefts

The investigation started in early 2022 after a jump in catalytic converter theft reports

(Photo of a stolen catalytic converter recovered during an investigation courtesy of VicPD)
A stolen catalytic converter. (Delta Police Department photo)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
Yellow Cab of Victoria is no longer accepting Taxi Saver coupons. (Black Press Media Staff)
UVic women’s basketball is holding a Shoot for the Cure game Saturday (Jan. 14.) at 5 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball raising funds for breast cancer research

U Sports Shoot for the Cure is looking to raise $100,000

UVic women’s basketball is holding a Shoot for the Cure game Saturday (Jan. 14.) at 5 p.m. in the CARSA Performance Gym. (Black Press Media file photo)
The goal of the My Great Neighbourhood grant program is to develop and improve a sense of community, animate public spaces and leave a positive legacy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s My Great Neighbourhood grant program expanded

Victoria council has approved a bump for My Great Neighbourhood grant amounts

The goal of the My Great Neighbourhood grant program is to develop and improve a sense of community, animate public spaces and leave a positive legacy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ian Indridson was last seen on Jan. 10, 2022, and investigators believe he may be in danger. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police continue search for Victoria man missing for a year

Ian Indridson is described as Caucasian, 5’11”, with a slim build and short salt and pepper hair.

Ian Indridson was last seen on Jan. 10, 2022, and investigators believe he may be in danger. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Dance Victoria is producing Dance Days from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22. (Black Press Media Files)

Waltz into the new year with Victoria Dance Days

Dance Days is taking place from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22

Dance Victoria is producing Dance Days from Jan. 13 until Jan. 22. (Black Press Media Files)
The final night the Butchart Gardens Christmas lights display will be open is Friday (Jan. 6.) (Black Press Media Files)

Butchart Gardens to close for 2 weeks starting later this month

The gardens will close to give staff time off

The final night the Butchart Gardens Christmas lights display will be open is Friday (Jan. 6.) (Black Press Media Files)
Local Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas designed the downtown summer banners for 2021 and 2022. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria’s summer banner program now accepting applications

Local designers and artists will have the chance to display their work during the next two summers

Local Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas designed the downtown summer banners for 2021 and 2022. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
A group called the Mile Zero Minnows do cold dips year-round no matter the weather. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A group called the Mile Zero Minnows do cold dips every day. (Black Press Media Files)

Jump into the new year with polar bear swims in Greater Victoria

Various polar bear swims are being held in Greater Victoria on Jan. 1

A group called the Mile Zero Minnows do cold dips year-round no matter the weather. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A group called the Mile Zero Minnows do cold dips every day. (Black Press Media Files)
Chard Development has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

Developer snaps up downtown Victoria property, plans 450 rental units

Chard has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates St.

Chard Development has acquired the old Pacific Mazda dealership site at 1050 Yates Street. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
The M.V. Coho vehicle ferry will be out of service from Jan. 3 until Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria-Port Angeles ferry won’t operate for 3 weeks in January

The M.V. Coho ferry will be in dry dock longer than normal in 2023

The M.V. Coho vehicle ferry will be out of service from Jan. 3 until Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Over 317,000 reservations were made on the new BC Parks reservation service for the 2022 season. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

BC Parks’ camping reservations opening soon

Campsites can be booked four months before the scheduled arrival date

Over 317,000 reservations were made on the new BC Parks reservation service for the 2022 season. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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