Nicole Crescenzi

Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo).

Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic

An increase in foot traffic means transportation needs to be prioritized, advocates say

Cycling advocates call for more pedestrian space, temporary bike lanes during pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo).
Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Hawkes has ‘food coming out of his ears’ and would love to help those in need

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
Greenhouses used by the City’s Parks and Recreation department are being eyed for food production. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors want city greenhouses used for food production during COVID-19

Couns. Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday are proposing new food security strategies

Greenhouses used by the City’s Parks and Recreation department are being eyed for food production. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on March 31. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).

Victoria to reassess 2020 budget in light of COVID-19; more hotel rooms found for the homeless

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update on municipal measures on March 31

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps provided an update to the COVID-19 situation on March 31. (Screenshot/ Facebook City of Victoria – local government).
Marg Rose, director of philanthropy, and Steven Seltzer, manager of special events and corporate philanthropy at Our Place are surrounded by tents and sleeping bags which were donated to Our Place from Robinson’s after donors contributed $7,500 to PwC Canada. (Facebook/ Robinson’s Outdoor Store)

Tents, sleeping bags donated to Our Place thanks to local firm and outdoor store

Victoria’s PwC Canada firm and Robinson’s Outdoor store team up to help the homeless

Marg Rose, director of philanthropy, and Steven Seltzer, manager of special events and corporate philanthropy at Our Place are surrounded by tents and sleeping bags which were donated to Our Place from Robinson’s after donors contributed $7,500 to PwC Canada. (Facebook/ Robinson’s Outdoor Store)
Victoria Police arrested two men in relation to an AirBnB scam. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two men arrested after lying about having COVID-19 to stay in AirBnb unit for free

Victoria Police found stolen goods inside the occupied unit

Victoria Police arrested two men in relation to an AirBnB scam. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Melanie Sibbitt is back home after spending two weeks in quarantine at CFB Trenton. (File contributed/ Melanie Sibbitt)

Woman comes home to ‘entirely different’ Victoria after cruise ship, military base quarantine

Melanie Sibbitt booked herself a last-minute vacation on a cruise ship hit by COVID-19

Melanie Sibbitt is back home after spending two weeks in quarantine at CFB Trenton. (File contributed/ Melanie Sibbitt)
3D-printed parts will become part of face shields for health care workers. (File contributed/David Gilmour)

Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers

Phillips Brewing is teaming up with engineers to create single-use medical equipment

3D-printed parts will become part of face shields for health care workers. (File contributed/David Gilmour)
Downtown street nurses received an outpouring of donations from local businesses. (File contributed/Corey Ranger)

Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations

Businesses and individuals donated gloves, masks, sanitizers and more to frontline workers

Downtown street nurses received an outpouring of donations from local businesses. (File contributed/Corey Ranger)
VicPD say a missing 26-year-old woman has been found. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Missing 26-year-old woman found

Victoria Police were looking for a woman last seen on March 25

VicPD say a missing 26-year-old woman has been found. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man was arrested in connection with robberies at two Victoria businesses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest suspect in two daytime robberies

A robber told businesses he had a weapon and demanded cash

A man was arrested in connection with robberies at two Victoria businesses. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Moss Street Farmer’s Market on March 21. (Facebook/ Moss Street Market)

Farmers’ markets still open in Greater Victoria

The Moss Street and Esquimalt Farmers’ markets are scheduled to take place, with slight variations

The Moss Street Farmer’s Market on March 21. (Facebook/ Moss Street Market)
Russell Books is still taking orders, despite COVID-19 pandmeic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria business still busy as people turn to books while in self-isolation

Russell Books says certain genres have gained popularity during COVID-19

Russell Books is still taking orders, despite COVID-19 pandmeic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nurses and health care workers are looking for affordable accomodations to prevent getting their families sick. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: Health care workers seek alternative housing options to prevent families from getting sick

Volunteers, residents and businesses step up to provide frontline workers with alternative housing

Nurses and health care workers are looking for affordable accomodations to prevent getting their families sick. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police are seeing new trends in light of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Police see new trends in calls due to COVID-19

Police link jump in domestic, mental health calls to pandemic

Victoria Police are seeing new trends in light of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich MLA and Interim BC Green Party Leader Adam Olsen with his mother, Sylvia Olsen. (File contributed/ Emily Olsen)

Interim BC Green Party leader asks people to stay home after parents get positive COVID-19 test

Adam Olsen’s mother and her husband have been in quarantine for two weeks

North Saanich MLA and Interim BC Green Party Leader Adam Olsen with his mother, Sylvia Olsen. (File contributed/ Emily Olsen)
Five members of the grassroots group Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en were arrested at the BC Legislature building in a March protest. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Rise in protests drive spike in VicPD overtime costs

Overtime costs over $180,000 in first quarter of 2020

Five members of the grassroots group Indigenous Youth for Wet’suwet’en were arrested at the BC Legislature building in a March protest. (Black Press Media file photo)
LandlordBC responds to provincial announcements about aid for renters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Landlords respond to Horgan’s announcement about rental contributions, eviction freezes

LandlordBC sends out a statement after Horgan’s March 25 announcement

LandlordBC responds to provincial announcements about aid for renters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are dealing with an incident near Centennial Square (Black Press Media file photo)                                Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square, Christmas (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

UPDATE: One person in custody after stolen vehicle rams into police car near Centennial Square

Police say they are still looking for one person related to the incident

Police are dealing with an incident near Centennial Square (Black Press Media file photo)                                Dec. 13, 2019 – City Hall Victoria Centennial Square, Christmas (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
March 26 is Purple Day– Epilepsy Awareness Day. One in 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. (file contributed/canadianepilepsyalliance.org)

Purple Day 2020: Epilepsy awareness heads online

More than 260,000 Canadians are diagnosed with epilepsy

March 26 is Purple Day– Epilepsy Awareness Day. One in 100 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. (file contributed/canadianepilepsyalliance.org)