Nicole Crescenzi

Ride hailing services have been denied in the Capital Region for now. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Province rejects two ride hailing operators in Greater Victoria

Two smaller companies rejected in CRD; Uber and Lyft approved in Vancouver

Ride hailing services have been denied in the Capital Region for now. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria security company sees jump in clients in lower downtown after influx of thefts

Themis Security has signed several new contracts for businesses in lower Yates, Johnson streets area

Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City of Victoria voted to go ahead with the installation of a turf field at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria votes to go ahead with installation of turf field at Topaz Park

Last week council was largely against the idea

The City of Victoria voted to go ahead with the installation of a turf field at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council keeps its catered lunches at more than $10,000 per year

Two councillors tried to eliminate the expense, with widespread rejection

Victoria city council voted to keep lunches catered. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

High-rise hotel proposed for downtown Victoria location

A 15-storey hotel could be coming to the Fort and Blanshard streets area

The properties at the 700-block of Fort Street and 1100-block of Blanshard Street may soon be transformed into a high-rise hotel. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

George Jay parents tired of dog poop left on school’s fields

Parents advocate for stronger fines, more signage in the neighbourhood

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria mom shares ‘insane’ experience of viral dinosaur video

Tabitha Cooper filmed her costumed sons meeting their grandma at the Victoria International Airport

Two boys dressed up as dinosaurs to greet their grandmother; little did they know who— or what— would be greeting them (File contributed/ Tabitha Cooper)
The next reconcilliation dialogue will be at the Crystal Garden. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s reconciliation dialogue on newcomers, Indigenous peoples takes place Monday

The third of six discussions on reconciliation will take place at the Crystal Garden

The next reconcilliation dialogue will be at the Crystal Garden. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria businesses band together to hire private security company following rise in thefts

Lower Johnson Street businesses have had little to no response from VicPD

Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Tristan Piercey, carrier for Saanich News, is really enjoying his first time in a kayak. — at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club. (Black Press Media file photo).

Esquimalt explores creating portage beach for choppy Gorge waters

The portage beach would add safety to the Victoria Waterways Loop

Tristan Piercey, carrier for Saanich News, is really enjoying his first time in a kayak. — at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club. (Black Press Media file photo).
Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)

Mass-timber project in Esquimalt switches from condos to rentals

Corvette Landing will now offer rental units in the area

Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)
The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust Fund is asking for its annual city budget to double to accommodate rising construction costs. (File contributed/City of Victoria)

Victoria heritage committee requests $500,000 annual increase for restoration, seismic upgrade grants

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust says rising construction costs belittle grant incentives

The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust Fund is asking for its annual city budget to double to accommodate rising construction costs. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Snow-filled roads, like the Pat Bay Highway at Royal Oak Drive, prompted warnings from officials for the public to stay home, if possible. (Drive BC)

Speeding Alaska driver tells VicPD police chief he knows how to drive in the snow

Chief Const. Del Manak saw the speeder while driving on Highway 17

Snow-filled roads, like the Pat Bay Highway at Royal Oak Drive, prompted warnings from officials for the public to stay home, if possible. (Drive BC)
There have been some long lineups as residents vote in the 2018 municipal election. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria byelection scheduled for April 4

The byelection will replace former Coun. Laurel Collins

There have been some long lineups as residents vote in the 2018 municipal election. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The City of Victoria was awarded a $1 million grant to make the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre more accessible to those with disabilities. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)                                Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (File Photo)

Crystal pool advocates hold mixed feelings as Victoria explores previously studied sites

Local neighbourhood associations, swimming advocates vote for different locations

The City of Victoria was awarded a $1 million grant to make the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre more accessible to those with disabilities. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)                                Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (File Photo)
The City of Victoria has released new draft economic plan called Victoria 3.0. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Latest Victoria economic plan features new conference centre, downtown tech transformations

Victoria 3.0 aims to change the city’s brand between now and 2041

The City of Victoria has released new draft economic plan called Victoria 3.0. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria councillors want less criticism from VicPD in exchange for budget approval

Council tentatively approves four special constables on 2020 budget

City councillors want less criticism from police Chief Const. Del Manak. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD plans to use processed human feces from new wastewater treatment plant as fuel, fertilizer

Biosolid fuel produced at the treatment facility can be used locally and on the mainland

Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Snow has swept the city, causing some businesses to remain closed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Many Victoria businesses remain closed due to snow

A list of what’s open following the winter snow storm

Snow has swept the city, causing some businesses to remain closed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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