Nicole Crescenzi

VicPD patrol officers seek the public’s help to locate missing man David Atkins.(Courtesy VicPd)

UPDATED: 64-year-old Victoria man David Atkins found

Atkins was found by Sooke RCMP on Saturday morning

VicPD patrol officers seek the public’s help to locate missing man David Atkins.(Courtesy VicPd)
The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)

BC Hydro reservoirs see record low rain across Vancouver Island

Hydro electric watersheds are at a third of their normal levels

The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)
New designs have been released for the next phase of the Victoria bike lane network. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria cycling community raises concern over new bike lane designs

High traffic along a corridor needs to be considered, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition says

New designs have been released for the next phase of the Victoria bike lane network. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Dec. 5, 2019 – Vivienne Shaw, grade 3 student at Lakehill Elementary School, puts the final touches on a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree at Government House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of students gather at Government House to decorate Christmas Trees

The annual tradition let Grade 2 and 3 students help celebrate for the holidays

Dec. 5, 2019 – Vivienne Shaw, grade 3 student at Lakehill Elementary School, puts the final touches on a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree at Government House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec. 5 is International Volunteer Day. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Greater Victoria residents recognized for International Volunteer Day

Thousands of people volunteer throughout the community every year

Dec. 5 is International Volunteer Day. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)

More than a million square feet of rental units proposed for downtown Victoria development

The Harris Green development is proposed to take over two large lots on Yates Street

A digital rendering of what the Harris Green Development could look like. (File contributed/ IBI group for Starlight Developments)
November saw the lowest amount of rain in decades. (Black Press Media File)

Greater Victoria sees lowest rainfall numbers for November in decades

Only a third of the expected rainfall was seen across the Capital Region

November saw the lowest amount of rain in decades. (Black Press Media File)
Victoria Police officer Const. Marty Steen received a 20-day suspension without pay. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

VicPD officer gets 20-day suspension after lying to supervisors

Const. Marty Steen lied about attending a conference in Vancouver

Victoria Police officer Const. Marty Steen received a 20-day suspension without pay. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt calls for limitation of council duties in response to survey results

The survey asked residents if they would be in support of a 55 per cent salary increase

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
The holiday season typically sees a rise in the number of packages are being stolen from front doors. (Flickr/ Paul Sullivan)

Thieves target packages during the holiday season

Victoria police warn residents of package theft increase

The holiday season typically sees a rise in the number of packages are being stolen from front doors. (Flickr/ Paul Sullivan)
Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network
Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria residents overwhelmingly opposed to councillor pay raise

Results from the 2020 draft budget survey are coming to council

Victoria City Council hears back on the 2020 draft budget response (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: $1M grant allows Victoria Hand Project to offer low-cost prosthetics

The UVic-based group will now offer 3D-printed arm prosthetics and scoliosis braces to North America

Dec. 3, 2019 – Nick Dechev, executive director of the Victoria Hand Project, holds up a scoliosis brace which a new grant will fund for dispersal throughout North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women after the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria vigil to commemorate 30th anniversary of l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal massacre

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women takes place Dec. 6

Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women after the 1989 murder of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. (Pixabay photo)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says provincial bylaws state that a referendum is necessary when borrowing funds, which will now be a necessary move for the new Crystal Pool facility. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Crystal Pool facility requires referendum to move forward, says Victoria mayor

The City will need to borrow funding in order to build a new pool

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says provincial bylaws state that a referendum is necessary when borrowing funds, which will now be a necessary move for the new Crystal Pool facility. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt make their way to Victoria

The Hall of Fame members will be performing together in April 2020

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to town on April 14, 2020 (Jamestaylor.com)
Dozens of people gathered to support Susan Simmons as she jumped into the ocean as a call to action to get a new Crystal Pool. (Jennifer Blythe/News Staff)

Dozens rally for Susan Simmons’ icy ocean dip for Crystal Pool

Victoria residents want Victoria city councillors to prioritize building a new Crystal Pool facility

Dozens of people gathered to support Susan Simmons as she jumped into the ocean as a call to action to get a new Crystal Pool. (Jennifer Blythe/News Staff)
Dec. 1, 2018 – Children approach a red ribbon memorial candle display placed at the legislature on Dec. 1 marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day and the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria resident reflects on being diagnosed with HIV and cancer

World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 aims to break the stigma surrounding the disease

Dec. 1, 2018 – Children approach a red ribbon memorial candle display placed at the legislature on Dec. 1 marking the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day and the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Photo Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Electric vehicle businesses can use free public charging stations

Victoria currently has no policies in place to separate pleasure versus business vehicles

A electric vehicle charging at the University of Victoria. (Photo Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Emma Fillipoff was last seen Nov. 29, 2012 (Sumbitted/HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com)

Seven years later: VicPD still looking for missing woman Emma Fillipoff

Fillipoff went missing on Nov. 28, 2012 after she was seen disoriented in front of the Empress Hotel

Emma Fillipoff was last seen Nov. 29, 2012 (Sumbitted/HelpFindEmmaFillipoff.com)