Nicole Crescenzi

VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VicPD reminds drivers they have legal obligations when it comes to collisions

No spike in 911 calls to Victoria Police due to snow

VicPD is warning drivers to slow down in the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria snowfall breaks 49-year-old record; wind warnings in effect

Environment Canada says rain and high winds Wednesday afternoon could cause flooding, other problems

More snow, wind and rain is predicted for the next couple of days. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver to step away from party, will sit as independent

Weaver will remain in the Oak Bay-Gordon Head riding

BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)

CRD says recycling trucks may not be able to access residential streets

If pick-ups do not occur tonight residents are asked to store their recycling

The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)
Mary-Jane Sabbas and Clay Raymond got a three-day ban from Our Place for inappropriate behaviour. During extreme weather protocol activation, however, shelters cannot ban people. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria homeless advocates desperate for additional shelter space in extreme weather

Current homeless shelters ‘bursting at the seams’

Mary-Jane Sabbas and Clay Raymond got a three-day ban from Our Place for inappropriate behaviour. During extreme weather protocol activation, however, shelters cannot ban people. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Some grocery stores, such as the Save-On-Foods in Vic West, had trouble stocking their shelves due to the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Most Greater Victoria grocery stores back on track after weather delays left shelves empty

Ferry cancellations due to wind and snow left several shops without perishables

Some grocery stores, such as the Save-On-Foods in Vic West, had trouble stocking their shelves due to the snow. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD says Victoria needs to plan for earthquakes after calculating waste from Plaza Hotel fire

1,400 tonnes of debris from the arson had to be specially disposed of due to asbestos

More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An Emcon plow truck clearing Highway 97 north of Quesnel. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Thousands of dollars spent on salt, plowing services for first 2020 snow dump

Dozens of plow trucks on the roads and more than 50 tonnes of salt spread on roads regionally

An Emcon plow truck clearing Highway 97 north of Quesnel. (Black Press Media File Photo)
E-Comm dispatchers saw an increase in phone calls due to the snow. (File contributed/ E-Comm Services)

Vancouver Island dispatchers see rise in 911 calls due to snowfall

A 10 per cent increase was seen overnight, with more throughout the day

E-Comm dispatchers saw an increase in phone calls due to the snow. (File contributed/ E-Comm Services)
Traffic has not been heavily impacted by the snow so far. (Nina Grossman/ News Staff)

Experts warning drivers to slow down with more snow in the forecast

Up to 5 cm more of snow is expected in the area for Monday

Traffic has not been heavily impacted by the snow so far. (Nina Grossman/ News Staff)
Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Photo courtesy Royal Roads University)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex not moving into Hatley Castle, Royal Roads says

Royal Roads previously tweeted it could ‘neither confirm nor deny’ the new residents

Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Photo courtesy Royal Roads University)
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)

UVic students walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

One year ago the RCMP descended on a camp that had been blocking access to a pipeline site

On Jan. 8, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the B.C. legislature Tuesday to stand in solidarity with Unist’ot’en and Gitdumt’en First Nations during an international Day of Action. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria council directs staff to reexamine original Crystal Pool designs at previously-explored locations

Council rejected a request for $725,000 for a new feasibility study

Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flu hospitalizations are down since last year (Black Press Media file photo).

Flu hospitalizations see significant drop across Vancouver Island

Less than a third of the number of people have been hospitalized due to influenza since last year

Flu hospitalizations are down since last year (Black Press Media file photo).
British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speak to the media regarding the federal government’s decision to go ahead with the Trans Mountain Pipeline during a news conference in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday June, 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Province won’t help City of Victoria recover costs associated with climate change

The Ministry of the Environment said larger, province-wide efforts are already in place

British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Minister of Environment and Climate Change George Heyman speak to the media regarding the federal government’s decision to go ahead with the Trans Mountain Pipeline during a news conference in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday June, 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)

Informal memorial scheduled at University of Victoria for Iranian plane crash victims

The Graduate Student Society is hosting the event this evening; one UVic student was on board

First-year University of Victoria student Roja Omidbakhsh has been identified as one of 176 victims of the Tehran air crash. (LinkedIn)
Cindy Matkin is happy to have the coat drive giveaway annually to get herself a couple new jackets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of jackets claimed at Cool Aid Society’s 12th Annual Coat Giveaway

Donations from the community were given to hundreds of people in need

Cindy Matkin is happy to have the coat drive giveaway annually to get herself a couple new jackets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
VicPD looking for rightful owner of kendo Japanese fencing set, crossbows found in stolen vehicle

VicPD looking for rightful owner of kendo Japanese fencing set, crossbows found in stolen vehicle

Several unique items turned up in a recent recovery of a stolen vehicle

VicPD looking for rightful owner of kendo Japanese fencing set, crossbows found in stolen vehicle
A sewing needle was found in food purchased from the Oak Bay Red Barn Market. It was in one of these four items, though it is not certain which one. (File contributed/ Josh Stevens)

Oak Bay woman finds sewing needle in food

Kim Stevens says she found the needle in food purchase from local grocery store

A sewing needle was found in food purchased from the Oak Bay Red Barn Market. It was in one of these four items, though it is not certain which one. (File contributed/ Josh Stevens)