Nicole Crescenzi

A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Langford mandates all businesses take new steps to prevent spread of COVID-19

Langford workers asked to take extra precautions before new bylaw adopted

A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria reduces parking fees during COVID-19 health emergency

Parkades, parking lots and on-street parking to see reduced fees

Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nine suspicious fires took place between March and early April (File contributed/ VicPD)

Victoria police seek information on nine suspicious fires

The fires took place between March 5 and April 9 across Victoria and Esquimalt

Nine suspicious fires took place between March and early April (File contributed/ VicPD)
A hundred tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Topaz Park camp for Victoria’s homeless desperate for volunteers

More hands needed to help enforce COVID-19 standards

A hundred tents have been spread out over Topaz Park. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A Seder plate holds symbolic foods in honour of Passover (File contributed/Wikimedia Commons)
A Seder plate holds symbolic foods in honour of Passover (File contributed/Wikimedia Commons)
The Royal Athletic Park is set to become a temporary site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Facebook/ The Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park)

Victoria community hosts Q&A night with VicPD chief about Royal Athletic Park

The NPNA wants more answers to what will happen at the park to help the homeless during COVID-19

The Royal Athletic Park is set to become a temporary site for Victoria’s homeless population. (Facebook/ The Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park)
Trevor Botkin, Trades Manager for HeroWork, stands in front of some of the donated items heading to the occupants of Topaz Park. (File Contributed/ Paul Latour)

More than 600 items donated to the homeless occupants of Topaz Park

Newly established Neighbourhood Response Team helps coordinate collection

Trevor Botkin, Trades Manager for HeroWork, stands in front of some of the donated items heading to the occupants of Topaz Park. (File Contributed/ Paul Latour)
A memorial was started outside the home where a 40-year-old Langford mother was shot and killed on March 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Investigators seek witnesses in death of Langford woman Angela Dalman

Police seek out dash cam footage, home security videos and neighbourhood witnesses

A memorial was started outside the home where a 40-year-old Langford mother was shot and killed on March 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kids can join an e-reading club with the Victoria Literacy Connection. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Literacy Connection offers free e-reading club for kids

Kids with Grade 2-5 reading levels can join the club

Kids can join an e-reading club with the Victoria Literacy Connection. (Black Press Media file photo)
Creating a crisis plan is a great way to mitigate problems during a mental health crisis. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mental Health: Planning for a crisis

Crisis planning lays out a blueprint in case hard times hit

Creating a crisis plan is a great way to mitigate problems during a mental health crisis. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria city council will consider new policies for an appeals process in regards to short-term rental application. (Black Press Media file photo).

Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications

There is not an established process in place for people seeking to reapply

Victoria city council will consider new policies for an appeals process in regards to short-term rental application. (Black Press Media file photo).
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 6. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).

City of Victoria looks to shift tens of millions in 2020 budget due to COVID-19

Mayor Lisa Helps offers her daily municipal, provincial and federal updates

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 6. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).
Victoria’s youth poetry slam goes digital to accommodate COVID-19

Victoria’s youth poetry slam goes digital to accommodate COVID-19

Victorious Voices participants hit the stage virtually

Victoria’s youth poetry slam goes digital to accommodate COVID-19
Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)

Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days cancelled due to COVID-19

The pirate-themed fair will take place in 2021

Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
Paula Roumeliotis says getting a proper diagnosis for her bipolar disorder and finding ongoing recovery support has changed her life. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Mental Health: Erasing stigma leads to new path for Victoria woman

Paula Roumeliotis struggled with bipolar disorder for 35 years before finding support

Paula Roumeliotis says getting a proper diagnosis for her bipolar disorder and finding ongoing recovery support has changed her life. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Beth Bates, physiotherapist and co-owner at Lab Health Physio, performs tele-rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lab Health was offering the service for free before April 2. (File contributed/ Mark Dale)

Health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Beth Bates, physiotherapist and co-owner at Lab Health Physio, performs tele-rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lab Health was offering the service for free before April 2. (File contributed/ Mark Dale)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 1. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).

Victoria to plant up to 75,000 food seedlings; staff explore measures to help construction projects

Vancouver Island records its first deaths related to COVID-19

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on April 1. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).
Camosun Innovates’ Applied Research Technologist Matthew Zeleny supervises the manufacturing of the new face shield at the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab at Camosun College’s Interurban campus. (File contributed/ Camosun College)

Camosun College to produce more than 9,000 face shields for Island Health workers

An innovative new design will allow for mass production of face shields for use across Canada

Camosun Innovates’ Applied Research Technologist Matthew Zeleny supervises the manufacturing of the new face shield at the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab at Camosun College’s Interurban campus. (File contributed/ Camosun College)
A child snuck out of a window on Wednesday morning. (Flicker/Glasseyes View)

VicPD reunites four-year-old boy with family after he snuck out a window

The boy was spotted wandering alone on Wednesday morning

A child snuck out of a window on Wednesday morning. (Flicker/Glasseyes View)