Nicole Crescenzi

A police incident has shut down two blocks of Quadra Street. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

UPDATED: Driver fled VicPD, collided with parked car on Quadra Street

One police officer left with non-life-threatening injuries

A police incident has shut down two blocks of Quadra Street. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Cruise ships contribute 150 tonnes of international waste per month in the summer. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Victoria councillor proposes higher dumping fees for cruise ships

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to see a spike in tipping fees at the Hartland Landfill

Cruise ships contribute 150 tonnes of international waste per month in the summer. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Victoria senior housebound after electric wheelchair stolen

Victoria senior housebound after electric wheelchair stolen

The 75-year-old’s customized chair was stolen from his James Bay residence

Victoria senior housebound after electric wheelchair stolen
Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria spa permanently closes its doors eight months after devastating fire

Sattva Spa will no longer reopen after the building was destroyed by neighbouring fire

Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
City staff are requesting $725,000 to conduct a feasibility study for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness facility. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria staff request $725,000 to plan for new Crystal Pool facility

Staff are starting over after $2.2 million already spent on designs

City staff are requesting $725,000 to conduct a feasibility study for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness facility. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dec. 13, 2019 – The wastewater treatment plant is well underway. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Year In Review: Top Issues in Victoria, Esquimalt in 2019

Housing, transportation, policing and more were top contenders for this year

Dec. 13, 2019 – The wastewater treatment plant is well underway. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Good business key to a great community: The Chamber

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Catherine Holt shares her thoughts on 2019

Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)
A new company in Victoria is hoping to offer a reusable option for coffee drinkers. (Facebook/The Nulla Project)

Victoria residents launch reusable coffee cup exchange program in downtown area

The Nulla Cup project is available at several downtown businesses

A new company in Victoria is hoping to offer a reusable option for coffee drinkers. (Facebook/The Nulla Project)
Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

University of Victoria holds a collection of 20,000 LP records, even after massive auction

More than 5,000 records were auctioned off to make room for more media options

Bill Blair, music and media librarian at the University of Victoria, in front of part of the university’s LP collection. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec. 20, 2019 – The Lights of Wonder display opened at Centennial Square. It will run until Jan. 4. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria welcomes the Lights of Wonder holiday village

The free light display and market is open at Centennial Square until Jan. 4

Dec. 20, 2019 – The Lights of Wonder display opened at Centennial Square. It will run until Jan. 4. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Lights of Wonder Christmas Village is set to open tonight. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Lights of Wonder holiday village opens in downtown Victoria tonight

The light village is set to open in Centennial Square at 4 p.m.

The Lights of Wonder Christmas Village is set to open tonight. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Rabbi Harry Brechner (left) Michael Bloomfield, founder of the Sock Project, and BC Finance Minister Carole James hold up some of the socks donated to 25 distribution centres in Greater Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria resident helps collect 100,000 pairs of socks for the homeless

Michael Bloomfield has worked on the Socks Project for 12 years

Rabbi Harry Brechner (left) Michael Bloomfield, founder of the Sock Project, and BC Finance Minister Carole James hold up some of the socks donated to 25 distribution centres in Greater Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Jupiter George and Agnes Ratcliff will each receive one of the gifts donated to Cool Aid this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Cool Aid Society faces holiday gift shortage for its patrons

Cool Aid has less than half of the required gifts for people staying in its shelters

Jupiter George and Agnes Ratcliff will each receive one of the gifts donated to Cool Aid this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Bay Centre has seen a steady increase in holiday shopping since 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria malls see jump in holiday shoppers over last year

More people are heading to stores as the busiest shopping day of the year approaches

The Bay Centre has seen a steady increase in holiday shopping since 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria Fire Department honours fallen firefighters with new memorial bell and plaque

The most recent death was Retired Fire Chief Richard Couch in 2018

Victoria Fire Department Platoon Captain Oscar Pohl speaks at the ceremony for the Memorial Bell. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming colours with some kids at the recently opened Arbutus Grove Children’s Studio. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).

Province adds 260 more childcare spaces in Greater Victoria

144 spaces will be located at elementary schools

B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming colours with some kids at the recently opened Arbutus Grove Children’s Studio. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff).
Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)

Victoria Distillers crafts official cocktail for the Pantone Colour of the Year

Classic Blue is the official colour of the year for 2020

Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)
Victoria toy store, Cherry Bomb Toys had break-and-enter early Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Thieves break in, steal donations from Victoria toy store just before holidays

Thieves smash in the back door of Cherry Bomb Toys

Victoria toy store, Cherry Bomb Toys had break-and-enter early Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec 10, 2019 – Kelly Black, executive director of Point Ellice House, in front of a Victorian-era Christmas display. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Revisit Christmas past as Point Ellice House displays Victorian-era traditions

Antique bobbles, cards, decor and more are on display

Dec 10, 2019 – Kelly Black, executive director of Point Ellice House, in front of a Victorian-era Christmas display. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The North Park Neighbourhood Association wants funding to help bolster staff at the Quadra Village Community Centre. (Facebook/ Quadra Village Community Centre)

Victoria residents advocate for funding for neighbourhoods without community centres

North Park Neighbourhood Association hopes to see $75,000 to bolster nearby staff

The North Park Neighbourhood Association wants funding to help bolster staff at the Quadra Village Community Centre. (Facebook/ Quadra Village Community Centre)