Nicole Crescenzi

VicPD say one man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Victoria man. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria man dies after being assaulted with a weapon

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the case

VicPD say one man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Victoria man. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than 6,500 health care workers and staff are working at Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and Gorge Road Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria residents can thank health care workers through online portal

Thanks and donations are coordinated by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

More than 6,500 health care workers and staff are working at Victoria General Hospital, Royal Jubilee Hospital and Gorge Road Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Funeral services need certain alterations to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. (Pixabay/Carolynabooth)

Death looks different in a pandemic: Vancouver Islanders taking new measures for funerals

Extra precautions need to be taken to limit exposure to COVID-19, resource shortages a concern

Funeral services need certain alterations to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. (Pixabay/Carolynabooth)
Car sharing services, such as Modo are taking extra precautions in light of COVID-19 but are still operational. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Car sharing services still open to members across Greater Victoria

Car sharing services still running despite calls for self isolation

Car sharing services, such as Modo are taking extra precautions in light of COVID-19 but are still operational. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A little free library with barren shelves after books were pulled due to COVID-19. (File Contributed/ victoriaplacemaking.ca)

Greater Victoria little free libraries pull the books due to COVID-19

Some community book exchanges opt to temporarily close to reduce risk of coronavirus exposure

A little free library with barren shelves after books were pulled due to COVID-19. (File Contributed/ victoriaplacemaking.ca)
The Fairmont Empress Hotel at the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress, Grand Pacific hotels close due to COVID-19

The iconic hotels and their services are closing to limit the risk of exposure to the coronavirus

The Fairmont Empress Hotel at the Inner Harbour in downtown Victoria. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Victoria health care worker sends plea to closed business to donate unused masks, gloves

Victoria health care worker sends plea to closed business to donate unused masks, gloves

Downtown street nurse Corey Ranger says salons, pubs, and restaurants can help even if they’re closed

Victoria health care worker sends plea to closed business to donate unused masks, gloves
Beacon Hill Park, Topaz Park and the Royal Athletic Park will become temporary sites for the homeless in efforts to try to limit spread of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

Beacon Hill, Topaz, Royal Athletic parks to open as temporary sites for the homeless

Victoria announced formalized camps to help combat spread of COVID-19

Beacon Hill Park, Topaz Park and the Royal Athletic Park will become temporary sites for the homeless in efforts to try to limit spread of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Victoria harbour authority closes Ogden Point walkway to the public

Victoria harbour authority closes Ogden Point walkway to the public

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says not enough people were practising social distancing

Victoria harbour authority closes Ogden Point walkway to the public
Port Renfrew is closed to the public. (File contributed/Portrenfrew.com)

Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht Nation close communities to visitors amidst COVID-19 fears

An influx of visitors to the area had locals concerned about resources

Port Renfrew is closed to the public. (File contributed/Portrenfrew.com)
Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, is donating 130 blankets and a full lunch to Our Place to help the homeless in a time of extreme struggle. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria business owner pays for lunches, blankets at Our Place in dire times

Shell operator Sweetpal Chauhan hopes to inspire others to help amidst COVID-19 worries

Sweetpal Chauhan, operator of several Shell Gas stations in Greater Victoria, is donating 130 blankets and a full lunch to Our Place to help the homeless in a time of extreme struggle. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dozens of people will hang quilts from their homes to celebrate International Quilt Day on Saturday March 21. (File contributed/ Mavis Reynolds)

Quilters invite Greater Victoria residents to add colour to their neighbourhoods in dark times

The first quilt hanging event will happen on International Quilt Day on March 21

Dozens of people will hang quilts from their homes to celebrate International Quilt Day on Saturday March 21. (File contributed/ Mavis Reynolds)
The HMCS Nanaimo sails past the Fisgard Lighthouse upon it’s return to Victoria following a two-month deployment in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian Forces recalls vessels from mission early amid COVID-19 fears

HMCS Nanaimo and Whitehorse return to CFB Esquimalt mid-April

The HMCS Nanaimo sails past the Fisgard Lighthouse upon it’s return to Victoria following a two-month deployment in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Fernwood Inn at 1302 Gladstone Ave. is closing due to COVID-19. (Facebook/Fernwood Inn)

Victoria restaurant offers its entire stock of food to staff as it closes due to COVID-19

The Fernwood Inn is closed for the foreseeable future

The Fernwood Inn at 1302 Gladstone Ave. is closing due to COVID-19. (Facebook/Fernwood Inn)
Pregnant women are switching their birth plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Pregnant in a pandemic: expectant mothers change birth plans due to COVID-19

Many moms switching to home births, while others must head into the delivery room without support

Pregnant women are switching their birth plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
City council has passed several motions in regards to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria takes action to support business, residents in COVID-19 crisis

City council investigates economic and social supports

City council has passed several motions in regards to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress

Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress

The Smoking Lily is doing well despite having to close up shop due to COVID-19 fears

Victoria shop sees spike in sales after Alberta medical officer wears periodic table dress
Extra cleaning measures are taking place on all BC Transit buses and at BC Transit facilities. (File contributed/ BC Transit)

UPDATE: BC Transit cancels many routes, offers free fares for next 30 days

BC Transit exempt from 50-person COVID-19 limit

Extra cleaning measures are taking place on all BC Transit buses and at BC Transit facilities. (File contributed/ BC Transit)
Fire Departments across Greater Victoria, including the Victoria fire department (pictured) are scaling back their duties to reduce exposure to COVID-19.(Black Press Media File Photo)

Greater Victoria fire departments restrict duties in light of COVID-19

Fire inspections, education seminars and more cancelled to limit exposure to coronavirus

Fire Departments across Greater Victoria, including the Victoria fire department (pictured) are scaling back their duties to reduce exposure to COVID-19.(Black Press Media File Photo)