Keri Coles

The menstrual products can be dropped off at Hillside Centre (NE parking lot at the corner of Shelbourne and North Dairy) on Saturday, March 2 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (File photo)

Victorians asked to help fill a bus with menstrual products for women in need

United Way Greater Victoria hosts annual product drive March 2

The menstrual products can be dropped off at Hillside Centre (NE parking lot at the corner of Shelbourne and North Dairy) on Saturday, March 2 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (File photo)
The fraudulent charges are thought to have cost several businesses over $50,000 in combined, total losses. (File photo)

Credit card fraud scams local businesses out of more than $50,000: VicPD

Crime Reduction Unit investigating several frauds

The fraudulent charges are thought to have cost several businesses over $50,000 in combined, total losses. (File photo)
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Leadership shakeup sees former Victoria mayor Dean Fortin leave Pacifica Housing

Non-profit housing provider confirms Fortin’s exit

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Heather Limer is a 32-year-old Caucasian woman standing five feet, six inches tall and weighs 148 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. (VicPD)

MISSING: 32-year-old Heather Limer last seen in Victoria

Limer was last seen in the 800-block of Johnson Street on Feb. 18

Heather Limer is a 32-year-old Caucasian woman standing five feet, six inches tall and weighs 148 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. (VicPD)
Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay

Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay

Greater Victoria is raining cats and dogs…and snails and goats

Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay
Beacon Hill Children’s Farm asks for help in naming its newest additions. (Beacon Hill Children’s Farm Facebook)

Cute kid contest: Name Beacon Hill’s newest additions to the herd

Eight new baby goats born Wednesday morning

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm asks for help in naming its newest additions. (Beacon Hill Children’s Farm Facebook)
Two missing children – one from an afterschool program and one riding her bike home from school – were found safe after brief searches by Victoria police Tuesday. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Two missing Victoria children found safe

VicPD responded to two separate missing children calls Tuesday

Two missing children – one from an afterschool program and one riding her bike home from school – were found safe after brief searches by Victoria police Tuesday. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Measles is a highly contagious and painful disease that can result in serious complications. It is also preventable. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Vancouver measles outbreak prompts vaccine vigilance on Island

Island health authorities push measles vaccinations - and not just for kids

Measles is a highly contagious and painful disease that can result in serious complications. It is also preventable. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Brandon Wildman is described as a 38 year-old Caucasian man with a thin build, standing five feet, ten inches tall. He is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard. He may be using the alias of David Howden. (VicPD)

VicPD seeks person of interest after short-term rental ransacked

Combined losses for damage and theft are over $5,000

Brandon Wildman is described as a 38 year-old Caucasian man with a thin build, standing five feet, ten inches tall. He is balding, but often shaves his head and sometimes has a trimmed moustache or beard. He may be using the alias of David Howden. (VicPD)
The march is an annual event, first started in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, to remember, honour and grieve for the missing or murdered Indigenous women and their families. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in Victoria

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

The march is an annual event, first started in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, to remember, honour and grieve for the missing or murdered Indigenous women and their families. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Ismail Mohamed Nur, Imam of the mosque, speaks to the crowd Saturday afternoon during Open Mosque Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Public packs Victoria mosque during B.C.’s Open Mosque Day

‘The best way to deal with fear is to educate. That’s what we are trying to do here’

Ismail Mohamed Nur, Imam of the mosque, speaks to the crowd Saturday afternoon during Open Mosque Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A ruptured sewer line closed kitchens and washrooms in the B.C. Legislature Thursday. (File photo)

Sewer line rupture closes washrooms and kitchens at B.C. Legislature

Facilities on east side of building closed after line bursts

A ruptured sewer line closed kitchens and washrooms in the B.C. Legislature Thursday. (File photo)
Natural Resources Canada is calling a dozen earthquakes occurring northwest of Port Hardy over the last few days an ‘earthquake swarm’. (Earthquakes Canada photo)

‘Earthquake swarm’ strikes off Vancouver Island for past four days

Cluster of earthquakes hit northwest of Port Hardy

Natural Resources Canada is calling a dozen earthquakes occurring northwest of Port Hardy over the last few days an ‘earthquake swarm’. (Earthquakes Canada photo)
The CRD Board’s climate action and environmental stewardship priority encourages bold action on climate change, supported by the approved motion at the Feb. 13 meeting for the CRD to declare a climate emergency. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

CRD endorses Climate Emergency Declaration

Local mayors, councillor bring motion to Capital Regional District board

The CRD Board’s climate action and environmental stewardship priority encourages bold action on climate change, supported by the approved motion at the Feb. 13 meeting for the CRD to declare a climate emergency. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)
Hundreds turned out for a giant snowball fight on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature Tuesday night. (Keri Coles/News staff)

WATCH: Giant snowball fight takes over lawn of the B.C. Legislature

Hundreds showed up for the fun, family-friendly battle in Victoria

Hundreds turned out for a giant snowball fight on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature Tuesday night. (Keri Coles/News staff)
As the sled hit the ramp jump, the rat launched itself in an attempt to clear the sled, but instead wound up in Salsman’s lap before ricocheting back toward the first toboggan. (Cole Salsman)

Toboggan versus rat: Startling collision on Victoria road

Young Victoria filmmaker captures moment of impact

As the sled hit the ramp jump, the rat launched itself in an attempt to clear the sled, but instead wound up in Salsman’s lap before ricocheting back toward the first toboggan. (Cole Salsman)
Canada Post suspended mail delivery in Victoria Tuesday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Canada Post suspends mail delivery in Greater Victoria

Snowy conditions have company issuing Red Alert

Canada Post suspended mail delivery in Victoria Tuesday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
David Morrison skiing to Starbucks in Victoria on Feb.11. (Photo David Morrison)

WATCH: Skiers and boarders hit Victoria streets after record snowfalls

Victoria got more snow than Mount Washington in last 24 hours

David Morrison skiing to Starbucks in Victoria on Feb.11. (Photo David Morrison)
A boat is on fire in the Port Sidney Marina. (Terri Letchford)

UPDATE: Boat catches fire, sinks in Port Sidney Marina

Flames and black smoke could be seen rising from boat

A boat is on fire in the Port Sidney Marina. (Terri Letchford)
The tree fell onto hydro lines, sparking and smoking as it strained the wires. (Twitter @JVicPro)

VIDEO: Dramatic footage of Langford tree on hydro lines, sparking and smoking

Black Press Media reader captures moment tree fell on hydro lines

The tree fell onto hydro lines, sparking and smoking as it strained the wires. (Twitter @JVicPro)