Nicole Crescenzi

Dec. 12, 2019 – Daniel Sands, a two-spirit person, says they have faced discrimination from BC Transit since they started using a wheelchair this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria resident faces discrimination from BC Transit since transitioning to a wheelchair

Daniel Sands says they are often not allowed on buses, even when there is room

Dec. 12, 2019 – Daniel Sands, a two-spirit person, says they have faced discrimination from BC Transit since they started using a wheelchair this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
BC Transit will now accommodate bikes with larger wheels. (File contributed/BC Transit)

BC Transit to install new equipment to accommodate larger bikes

New bike racks will be installed on fleets throughout the province

BC Transit will now accommodate bikes with larger wheels. (File contributed/BC Transit)
Island Health is taking over the management of the Selkirk Seniors Villae. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Island Health takes over management of Victoria seniors facility following scathing report

Concerns were raised at the Selkirk Seniors Village about cleanliness and staffing

Island Health is taking over the management of the Selkirk Seniors Villae. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria restaurant gets one-year extension after facing renoviction

Pluto’s Restaurant set to stay at its Cook Street location until March 2021

Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Early ideas of some of the elements which could be incorporated in the upcoming Lights of Wonder holiday light village. (File contributed/ DVBA)
Early ideas of some of the elements which could be incorporated in the upcoming Lights of Wonder holiday light village. (File contributed/ DVBA)
An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Canadian airlines must now offer more compensation to passengers for inconveniences. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Canadian airline passengers to be eligible for $1,000 in compensation for delayed flights

Passengers can also receive compensation for overbooking, lost luggage and other inconveniences

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Canadian airlines must now offer more compensation to passengers for inconveniences. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Esquimalt is considering options for bike lanes on Lampson Street. (Screenshot/ Google Maps)

Esquimalt considers installing separate bike lanes on Esquimalt Road, Lampson Street

Staff explored several options for the busy routes

Esquimalt is considering options for bike lanes on Lampson Street. (Screenshot/ Google Maps)
Pacific Northwest Transportation Services aims to have a zero-emission fleet by 2026. (File contributed/ pnwts.com)

Victoria shuttle service aims to use cruise ship waste as fuel

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services wants to have a zero emission fleet by 2026

Pacific Northwest Transportation Services aims to have a zero-emission fleet by 2026. (File contributed/ pnwts.com)
Dylan Thomas is the new Indigenous Artist in Residence for Victoria. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

City of Victoria selects new Indigenous Artist in Residence

Salish artist Dylan Thomas takes on the role for two years

Dylan Thomas is the new Indigenous Artist in Residence for Victoria. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Chief Const. Del Manak said officers are taking too long to respond to emergency calls. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Police Department taking too long to respond to emergency calls

A new report says VicPD is not meeting its 911 response targets

Chief Const. Del Manak said officers are taking too long to respond to emergency calls. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria staff request $110,000 to expand city’s urban forest

Development of an Urban Forest Master Plan a five-step process

The City of Victoria is looking to suspend its present taxi policies to give taxi drivers the same requirements as ride-hailing services. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria looks to suspend taxi obligations as ride hailing services arrive

Ten ride hailing companies are set to come to Greater Victoria in the new year

The City of Victoria is looking to suspend its present taxi policies to give taxi drivers the same requirements as ride-hailing services. (Black Press Media File Photo)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Victoria residents divided over changing school name due to its racist history

50 per cent of survey respondents favour changing name of George Jay Elementary

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Victoria Police are looking for missing, wanted man Wesley Williams. (File courtesy of the Victoria Police Department)

MISSING: VicPD looking for man wanted on two outstanding warrants

Wesley Williams was last seen on Sept. 23

Victoria Police are looking for missing, wanted man Wesley Williams. (File courtesy of the Victoria Police Department)
A byelection is required in spring 2020 to replace former councillor Laurel Collins. (File contributed/Laurel Collins)

Byelection to replace Victoria councillor set to cost more than $140,000

Staff recommend a smaller election process for March 14

A byelection is required in spring 2020 to replace former councillor Laurel Collins. (File contributed/Laurel Collins)
Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)

West Shore Parks and Rec offers holiday childcare alternatives

Camps available on days many daycares close

Several winter break camp options are available from the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society. (Pxhere)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says 2019 included a successful cruise ship season. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Victoria council chambers packed for ongoing environmental cruise ship discussions

Union workers, neighbourhood associations and more gathered for environmental conversations

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says 2019 included a successful cruise ship season. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps (left) accepts a check from Milliken Developments owner Donald Milliken. (Twitter/ City of Victoria)

City of Victoria accepts $1 million cheque from seniors home developer

Milliken Development put forward the cash to the Housing Reserve Fund

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps (left) accepts a check from Milliken Developments owner Donald Milliken. (Twitter/ City of Victoria)
Early ideas of some of the elements which could be incorporated in the upcoming Lights of Wonder holiday light village. (File contributed/ DVBA)

Technical difficulties delay Victoria’s $500,000 Christmas light village

The Lights of Wonder display was originally set to open on Dec. 13

Early ideas of some of the elements which could be incorporated in the upcoming Lights of Wonder holiday light village. (File contributed/ DVBA)
Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Nighttime closures begin on Bay Street Bridge Dec. 9

The final phase of construction will see the removal of scaffolding from the site

Eastbound traffic will be closed on the Point Ellice Bridge (the Bay Street Bridge) starting Dec. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)(Nina Grossman/News Staff)