Lauren Boothby

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Crash at Bay and Blanshard sends one to hospital

Emergency crews are on scene

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Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria first B.C. municipality to adopt plastic bag ban

City bylaw will come into effect this summer

Victoria’s plastic bag ban has been adopted. The City will begin enforcing it in July 2018. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Charter House at 435 Michigan Street in James Bay is one of Starlight Investment’s properties where tenants are filing grievances with the Residential Tenancy Branch. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

James Bay tenants find a sympathetic ear in Minister of Housing

Property owner Starlight Investments also responds to renters after tenant meeting

Charter House at 435 Michigan Street in James Bay is one of Starlight Investment’s properties where tenants are filing grievances with the Residential Tenancy Branch. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

WATCH: Victoria Royals help out hospital with annual fundraiser game

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign focusing on cardiac equipment

Dr. Christopher Morrow and registered nurse Dianne Walter stitch up Marty the Marmot at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Thursday. The Victoria Royals’ mascot was also “hooked up” to a cardiac rhythm monitor, equipment the Victoria Hospitals Foundation hopes to purchase with the help of the WHL team’s Hockey for Hospitals fundraiser game Jan. 27. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Regent Towers at 415 Michigan St. in James Bay is one of Starlight Investments’ properties where tenants are filing grievances with the Residential Tenancy Branch over what they say are ongoing construction disruptions. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

James Bay tenants seek renter protection, compensation for ongoing construction

Residents say they’re exhausted by noise after ongoing renovations

Regent Towers at 415 Michigan St. in James Bay is one of Starlight Investments’ properties where tenants are filing grievances with the Residential Tenancy Branch over what they say are ongoing construction disruptions. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Jennifer Goodman has been suspended by the College of Registered Nurses of B.C., and fired by Island Health for unauthorized access to medical records. (News files)

Victoria nurse suspended by professional body in privacy breach

Island Health fires RN for accessing records of patients not in her care

Jennifer Goodman has been suspended by the College of Registered Nurses of B.C., and fired by Island Health for unauthorized access to medical records. (News files)
Cyclist and self-described GPS artist Stephen Lund’s latest doodle resembles something between a dog and a llama sticking out its tongue. (Screenshot)

Victoria cyclist and GPS artist shares latest Labra-doodle

Cyclist re-invigorates blog after hiatus

Cyclist and self-described GPS artist Stephen Lund’s latest doodle resembles something between a dog and a llama sticking out its tongue. (Screenshot)
A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)

Council approves $200,000 to clean up Victoria parks after homeless campers

Parks staff over budget for cleanup last year

A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)
Lindsay Delaronde, Indigenous Artist in Residence in Victoria, in a street performance “We Bring Medicine to the Streets” in May, 2017. (Facebook)
Lindsay Delaronde, Indigenous Artist in Residence in Victoria, in a street performance “We Bring Medicine to the Streets” in May, 2017. (Facebook)
Aluminum planks are installed for the multi-use walkway on the bridge span at the end of December, the surface cyclists and pedestrians will use to travel across the new Johnson Street Bridge. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Huggett)

Span to be installed this month for Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge

Existing bridge, marine channel closures expected

Aluminum planks are installed for the multi-use walkway on the bridge span at the end of December, the surface cyclists and pedestrians will use to travel across the new Johnson Street Bridge. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Huggett)
Mike Innis holds one of the 22 Nerf blasters he hopes to rent out to fund the Victoria Nerf Association. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Greater Victoria man thinks a Nerf league could be a blast

Entrepreneur targets kids and their parents for goofy sport

Mike Innis holds one of the 22 Nerf blasters he hopes to rent out to fund the Victoria Nerf Association. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
First responders attended a fatal crash on Sook Road Saturday evening. (News files)

UPDATED: One man is dead after fatal Sooke Road crash Friday

Minor incident followed crash on detour route

First responders attended a fatal crash on Sook Road Saturday evening. (News files)
City staff are awaiting direction from the city to determine whether they should proceed with updating a bylaw that determines councillors’ salaries. (News files)

Victoria council may update bylaw that determines their salaries ahead of 2018 election

Updated bylaw would go into effect following the municipal election results Fall 2018

City staff are awaiting direction from the city to determine whether they should proceed with updating a bylaw that determines councillors’ salaries. (News files)
Victoria council has approved a draft version of a Climate Action Plan for the City. (News files)

City of Victoria drafts plan to fight climate change

Transportation, energy use and waste management systems targeted

Victoria council has approved a draft version of a Climate Action Plan for the City. (News files)
The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files

Fixing Esquimalt’s sewage, storm drain cross contamination could cost millions

Property owners and municipality expected to share costs of solution

The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files
Horse-drawn trolleys carry holiday passengers downtown on a recent weekend. This trolley was followed by activists protesting the treatment of carriage horses, a matter which may be covered in a proposed City bylaw.                                 (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Carriage horse safety in proposed animal care bylaw for Victoria

Regulated protection for working animals, pets being considered for City

Horse-drawn trolleys carry holiday passengers downtown on a recent weekend. This trolley was followed by activists protesting the treatment of carriage horses, a matter which may be covered in a proposed City bylaw.                                 (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
One man faces multiple charges after allegedly striking a police officer and two vehicles with a stolen car. (News files)

Driver hits police officer, two other vehicles with stolen car in Esquimalt

Suspect sped away from scene, found quickly in nearby plaza

One man faces multiple charges after allegedly striking a police officer and two vehicles with a stolen car. (News files)
A VicPD officer issues a distracted driving ticket earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD hopes distracted driving education pilot gains provincial traction

Ticketed offenders given option of accepting fine and points or taking seminar

A VicPD officer issues a distracted driving ticket earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Elderly driver hospitalized after tipping car in Victoria

Elderly driver hospitalized after tipping car in Victoria

Mishap in yard leaves woman trapped

Elderly driver hospitalized after tipping car in Victoria
A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)

Greater Victoria tech community raises $72,000 for local food bank

VIATEC fundraiser for Mustard Seed in its 15th year

A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)