Jane Skrypnek

The Salvation Army Victoria officially launched its new live-in drug and alcohol recovery program March 31. From left to right: Shelley Gudgeon, Salvation Army Community Council member, Major Sheldon Feener, Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) executive director, Jeffrey Baergen, ARC program director, Sarah Potts, Victoria city councillor, and Patricia Mamic, public and government affairs director. (Courtesy of Jeffrey Baergen)
The Salvation Army Victoria officially launched its new live-in drug and alcohol recovery program March 31. From left to right: Shelley Gudgeon, Salvation Army Community Council member, Major Sheldon Feener, Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) executive director, Jeffrey Baergen, ARC program director, Sarah Potts, Victoria city councillor, and Patricia Mamic, public and government affairs director. (Courtesy of Jeffrey Baergen)
A couple of dozen people gathered outside the Victoria courthouse April 1 to protest the logging of old-growth forests. At the same time, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of logging company Teal Jones, granting an application that will remove Fairy Creek blockades. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATED: Fairy Creek blockades must go, B.C. Supreme Court rules

Court says defendant’s concerns should be addressed to government, not logging company

A couple of dozen people gathered outside the Victoria courthouse April 1 to protest the logging of old-growth forests. At the same time, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of logging company Teal Jones, granting an application that will remove Fairy Creek blockades. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Shea Smith chats with a couple Beacon Hill Park campers who came by the community care tent for some hot soup. The tent was taken down March 31.(Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Here’s what Victoria’s community care tent meant to those who ran and used it

Volunteers, campers say care tent is proof peer support works

Shea Smith chats with a couple Beacon Hill Park campers who came by the community care tent for some hot soup. The tent was taken down March 31.(Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Vancouver Island’s missing men featured in the Gone Boys podcast. Left to right: Ian Henry, Brandon Cairney, Desmond Peter, Kelly McLeod, Daniel MacDonnell. (Courtesy of Laura Palmer)
Vancouver Island’s missing men featured in the Gone Boys podcast. Left to right: Ian Henry, Brandon Cairney, Desmond Peter, Kelly McLeod, Daniel MacDonnell. (Courtesy of Laura Palmer)
A Greater Victoria Realtor started a GoFundMe to raise $250,000 for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre following numerous allegations of sexual assault against local real estate agents. (Courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)

Greater Victoria Realtor starts GoFundMe for survivors of sexual assault

Four area real estate agents accused of sexual assault

A Greater Victoria Realtor started a GoFundMe to raise $250,000 for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre following numerous allegations of sexual assault against local real estate agents. (Courtesy of Victoria Sexual Assault Centre)
Sunrise of Victoria retirement community resident Mini Alexander poses next to Michelle Obama. Residents were asked to compare themselves to a powerful woman of history for Women’s History Month. (Courtesy of Sunrise of Victoria)

Victoria retirement community residents model alongside women of history

Sunrise Victoria residents posed alongside photos of their female role models

Sunrise of Victoria retirement community resident Mini Alexander poses next to Michelle Obama. Residents were asked to compare themselves to a powerful woman of history for Women’s History Month. (Courtesy of Sunrise of Victoria)
Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)

Saanich researcher receives prestigious lifetime award for work on immunization

Dr. Janet McElhaney studies the relationship between vaccines, age and the immune system

Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)
Hundreds of physically distanced people gathered at the B.C. legislative building Saturday to protest the logging of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds rally at B.C. legislature to protest logging of old-growth forests

Rally followed by march down Douglas Street Saturday

Hundreds of physically distanced people gathered at the B.C. legislative building Saturday to protest the logging of old-growth forest on Vancouver Island. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
An Indigenous Elder speaks to a group of a couple dozen Indigenous people and allies gathered at Centennial Square March 27. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Rally for MMIWG in Victoria creates space for conversation

Group gathered in Centennial Square to converse, call for action

An Indigenous Elder speaks to a group of a couple dozen Indigenous people and allies gathered at Centennial Square March 27. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A third real estate agent associated with Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island was accused of sexual assault in a social media post Friday. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Another Victoria real estate agent accused of sexual assault, fired

Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island has cut ties with the agent

A third real estate agent associated with Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island was accused of sexual assault in a social media post Friday. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek measuring 9.5ft in diameter, making it the 9th-widest known yellow cedar according to the BC Big Tree Registry. (Photo courtesy, T J Watt)

Court decision on Fairy Creek blockades injunction postponed

Rally planned for Saturday in Victoria

A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek measuring 9.5ft in diameter, making it the 9th-widest known yellow cedar according to the BC Big Tree Registry. (Photo courtesy, T J Watt)
BC Transit is seeking public feedback on its latest design plans for the new handyDART facility in View Royal. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
BC Transit is seeking public feedback on its latest design plans for the new handyDART facility in View Royal. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
The Agency has fired two of its real estate agents following sexual assault allegations made against them online. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Two Victoria real estate agents fired following sexual assault allegations

The Agency Victoria says it is shocked and deeply disturbed

The Agency has fired two of its real estate agents following sexual assault allegations made against them online. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
“A Theatre of Horrors”, the story of SS Valencia shipwreck, is on display at the Maritime Museum of B.C. until Sept. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A Theatre of Horrors:’ Victoria museum tells story of notorious Island shipwreck

Exhibit on the SS Valencia runs at Maritime Museum March 12 to Sept. 2

“A Theatre of Horrors”, the story of SS Valencia shipwreck, is on display at the Maritime Museum of B.C. until Sept. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Over 150 people were gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m. March 20 to listen to speakers decry COVID-19 restrictions. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria residents gather to protest COVID-19 restrictions

Over 150 people gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m.

Over 150 people were gathered in Centennial Square by 1 p.m. March 20 to listen to speakers decry COVID-19 restrictions. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Jacob Baggott, 4, is raising money for his favourite train conductor, Claude Jolivet, and Heritage Acres after a fire March 17 damaged the family attraction. (Courtesy of Ali Baggott)

Four-year-old Saanich boy raises thousands for Heritage Acres following fire

Heritage Acres is Jacob Baggott’s favourite place to ride trains

Jacob Baggott, 4, is raising money for his favourite train conductor, Claude Jolivet, and Heritage Acres after a fire March 17 damaged the family attraction. (Courtesy of Ali Baggott)
Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove died March 15 after a long battle with cancer. (Courtesy of Donnie Musgrove)

Esquimalt woman with terminal cancer dies a month after dream wedding

Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove, 39, died March 15 surrounded by family

Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove died March 15 after a long battle with cancer. (Courtesy of Donnie Musgrove)
A craft dollhouse created by former Esquimalt residents Kay and Gordie Hodgson during the mid to late 1900s will soon find a new home at Miniature World. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Esquimalt woman passing on heirloom craft dollhouse to Miniature World

Couple constructed dollhouse to smallest detail, from working electrical to hand-stitched carpets

A craft dollhouse created by former Esquimalt residents Kay and Gordie Hodgson during the mid to late 1900s will soon find a new home at Miniature World. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Archie Browning Sports Centre is the site of a new vaccination clinic where pre-registered people can begin receiving vaccines March 15. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Archie Browning Sports Centre is the site of a new vaccination clinic where pre-registered people can begin receiving vaccines March 15. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)

Father of Beacon Hill Park homicide victim remembers daughter as beautiful, independent

Brianna Sarita Lozano, 46, identified as homicide victim by father

Brianna Sarita Lozano, a 46-year-old mother and Victoria resident, has been identified by her father as the Beacon Hill Park homicide victim from March 3. (Courtesy of Jorge Lozano)