Nicole Crescenzi

Couples can celebrate the most romantic day of the year by getting married at an upcoming pop-up event. (File contributed/ Tegan McMartin )

Unique Valentine’s event offers pop-up weddings for couples

The Love Bash will have mini chapels and all the necessities for a wedding

Couples can celebrate the most romantic day of the year by getting married at an upcoming pop-up event. (File contributed/ Tegan McMartin )
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for two people who allegedly stole a $300 tool from Home Hardware in Sidney. (File contributed/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers looking to identify suspects in Sidney Home Hardware theft

Suspects allegedly walked into store smiling before making off with merchandise

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for two people who allegedly stole a $300 tool from Home Hardware in Sidney. (File contributed/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
BC Ferries said it’s taking extra measures to clean ferries due to the coronavirus. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries takes extra measures to clean vessels following Vancouver coronavirus case

Health experts say chances of contracting the disease in Canada are still low

BC Ferries said it’s taking extra measures to clean ferries due to the coronavirus. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gamers of all ages and backgrounds came out for a full day of Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Apex Legends at the Esports Summer Tour: The Puddle, in Williams Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria to see largest video game tournament on Vancouver Island

The Daryl Open will be a Super Smash Bros. tournament in April

Gamers of all ages and backgrounds came out for a full day of Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Apex Legends at the Esports Summer Tour: The Puddle, in Williams Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pharmacies across Greater Victoria have sold out of masks and other medical supplies following the coronavirus outbreak. (News Staff)

Greater Victoria pharmacies sell out of masks, hand sanitizer in wake of coronavirus

Island Health sees slight increase in hospital visits

Pharmacies across Greater Victoria have sold out of masks and other medical supplies following the coronavirus outbreak. (News Staff)
New lights at Fort and Wharf Streets alert cyclists that they’ve triggered a light change. (File contributed/ GVCC, Ryan Steele)

New bike sensor lights installed at Fort and Wharf Streets

The lights allow cyclists to know their presence has activated the light

New lights at Fort and Wharf Streets alert cyclists that they’ve triggered a light change. (File contributed/ GVCC, Ryan Steele)
Derelict boats have sat in the Selkirk Waterways without much response; some have sat there for years. (File contributed/ Valerie Elliott)

Victoria advocates furious after another derelict boat sinks in Selkirk waterway

Advocates say a ‘quagmire’ of responsible agencies continue to pass the buck

Derelict boats have sat in the Selkirk Waterways without much response; some have sat there for years. (File contributed/ Valerie Elliott)
Saanich and Victoria are one step closer to studying amalgamation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich and Victoria agree on terms of reference to further amalgamation study

Municipalities put forward funding request to province

Saanich and Victoria are one step closer to studying amalgamation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ta’Kaiya Blaney (front row, left to right), Tsartlip First Nation Chief and Union of BC Indian Chiefs vice-president Don Tom, Shay Lynn Sampson and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson spoke about the arrests of the young Indigenous land defenders on Jan. 21 while other supporters looked on. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Police say ‘misinformation’ spread after arrested protestors file police complaints

A dozen Wet’suwet’en supporters were arrested in Victoria

Ta’Kaiya Blaney (front row, left to right), Tsartlip First Nation Chief and Union of BC Indian Chiefs vice-president Don Tom, Shay Lynn Sampson and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson spoke about the arrests of the young Indigenous land defenders on Jan. 21 while other supporters looked on. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Greater Victoria School District will rename George Jay Elementary

The board will develop a committee to choose a new name

Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors advocate once again for free youth transit passes regionally

The idea was originally rejected by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in August 2019

Councillors from the City of Victoria are advocating for free youth transit passes regionally. (Black Press Media file photo)
File photo of plastic bags.

City of Victoria drafts revision of plastic bag ban bylaw

The bylaw will need to go to the province for approval

File photo of plastic bags.
Local shops are staying plastic free. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

Local shops are staying plastic free. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce on display at Victoria’s Royal BC Museum

The classic car has been a favourite for Beatles fans from Victoria and internationally

Jan. 27, 2020 – People carefully wheeled in John Lennon’s famous Rolls-Royce into the lobby of the Royal BC Museum. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Scammers send out convincing prompts pretending to be from Canada Post. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Canada Post aware of ongoing email, text phishing scams

Scammers pretending to be Canada Post will ask for personal and payment information

Scammers send out convincing prompts pretending to be from Canada Post. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Three out of four deaths by suicide are from men. (Black Press Media File Photo).

Suicide rates not impacted by seasons

While men are three times more likely to commit suicide, women have higher rates of depression

Three out of four deaths by suicide are from men. (Black Press Media File Photo).
One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)

Victoria votes to slash sister city celebrations

Victoria will only celebrate its anniversary with Morioka, Japan this year

One of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’ is Morioka, Japan. (Submitted)
Susan Simmons (right) and Melia Motchman address Victoria council on Thursday night. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Swimmers, advocates plead to Victoria council for new Crystal Pool facility

Many swimmers dependant on the pool are afraid to be without any athletic resources

Susan Simmons (right) and Melia Motchman address Victoria council on Thursday night. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Victoria police hope to pilot a new project that would see steady blue lights mounted on police vehicles to make police presence more visible. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek to pilot blue-lighted vehicles for increased visibility

Police have already purchased the lights and are awaiting provincial approval

The Victoria police hope to pilot a new project that would see steady blue lights mounted on police vehicles to make police presence more visible. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tug boats pull in the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New BC Ferries hybrid vessels arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The ferries will run two gulf island routes in upcoming months

Tug boats pull in the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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