Nicole Crescenzi

The YMCA-YWCA is looking to move from its Broughton Street location to the location of the Capitol 6 theatre at 850 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s YMCA-YWCA explores taking over space at downtown Capit0l 6 theatre

A six month study will explore the viability of the option

The YMCA-YWCA is looking to move from its Broughton Street location to the location of the Capitol 6 theatre at 850 Yates St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Updated figures from the Victoria Airport Authority show the number of transborder passengers travelling through Victoria International Airport (YYJ) down 30.9 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Updated figures from the Victoria Airport Authority show the number of transborder passengers travelling through Victoria International Airport (YYJ) down 30.9 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cruise ship season is still scheduled to being on April 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cruise ships still on track, despite province health officer’s wish to delay season

Fear of COVID-19 spreading via passengers has not yet prompted federal action

Cruise ship season is still scheduled to being on April 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
The province says that police costs are municipal costs. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff )

Police funding a municipal problem, province tells Victoria

Ministry suggest amalgamation to help with police expenditures

The province says that police costs are municipal costs. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff )
Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Our Place Society looks for funds to extend its summer hours

The City will decide whether to contribute its $50,000 portion this week

Our Place Society is looking for funds to extend its summer hours. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two cannabis dispensaries in Esquimalt await provincial approval

Misty Mountain Cannabis and Alternative Aromatics Dispensary received rezoning from township

The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)

City gives green light to downtown affordable housing development

Chard Development’s Cook Street Plaza will include 104 below-market units

Digital renderings show what the Cook Street Plaza will look like. (File contributed/ Chard Development)
Silver Threads Service will be moving from its 2340 Richmond Rd. location (pictured) to a new spot at 920 Caledonia Ave. (Google Maps)

Victoria seniors facility moves to new facility near Crystal Pool

Silver Threads Service opens its doors May 4

Silver Threads Service will be moving from its 2340 Richmond Rd. location (pictured) to a new spot at 920 Caledonia Ave. (Google Maps)
Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Foreign Languages, announced $2.2 million in federal funding towards hiring more French and French Immersion teachers. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Federal, provincial governments announce $2.2M for more French language teachers

A multi-pronged strategy will look at ways to get more French teachers in B.C.

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Foreign Languages, announced $2.2 million in federal funding towards hiring more French and French Immersion teachers. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Grand Princess cruise ship is set to arrive in Victoria on April 3. (Flickr/Chilli Head)
The Grand Princess cruise ship is set to arrive in Victoria on April 3. (Flickr/Chilli Head)
A Beechcraft 1900C plane will take passengers between Victoria and Tofino with Pacific Coastal Airlines. (File contributed/ Pacific Coastal Airlines)

New direct flight set to soar between Victoria and Tofino

Pacific Coastal Airlines will offer the first direct route during the tourism season

A Beechcraft 1900C plane will take passengers between Victoria and Tofino with Pacific Coastal Airlines. (File contributed/ Pacific Coastal Airlines)
A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)

New, 30-plus demographic eatery proposed for downtown Victoria

January Gin Joint and Eatery is hoping to open in the spring

A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)
Saanich police are looking for a man allegedly tied to two incidents of sexual assault. (File contributed/ Saanich Police)

Saanich Police link man to two alleged sexual assaults as women leave BC Transit buses

Police are looking for information on the man, described as in his 30s

Saanich police are looking for a man allegedly tied to two incidents of sexual assault. (File contributed/ Saanich Police)
B.C. Legislature reopened to the public on Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Legislature reopens to the public after weeks of closure

Tours, shops re-open following departure of Wet’suwet’en supporters

B.C. Legislature reopened to the public on Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Horse-drawn carriages to stay after Victoria backs down from debate

Tourist draw will stay in city after a years-long discussion on banning

Horse-drawn carriages will stay as they are for now. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Tourism companies like Black Ball Ferry and Clipper Vacations are already seeing dips in numbers amidst the Coronavirus scares. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Coho, Clipper see cancellations linked to COVID-19

Federal government insists Canada is a ‘spectacular and safe’ place for tourists to visit

Tourism companies like Black Ball Ferry and Clipper Vacations are already seeing dips in numbers amidst the Coronavirus scares. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A digital rendering shows what the new Merridale Cidery and Distillery in Vic West will look like. (File contributed/ Merridale Cidery and Distillery)

Merridale Cidery revamps plans for Vic West distillery, brewery

The new location is set to open in 2021

A digital rendering shows what the new Merridale Cidery and Distillery in Vic West will look like. (File contributed/ Merridale Cidery and Distillery)
The City has a better understanding of what people want to do with the Sir John A. Macdonald statue after it was removed from Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria unlikely to make decisions about Sir John A. Macdonald statue until 2022

A well-attended reconciliation dialogue discussed Macdonald’s history

The City has a better understanding of what people want to do with the Sir John A. Macdonald statue after it was removed from Victoria’s City Hall in August 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)
United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event in 2019. (United Way Greater Victoria)

United Way Greater Victoria aims to fill bus with new menstrual products

The Period Promise seeks to help women in need

United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event in 2019. (United Way Greater Victoria)
BC Transit, bus

BC Transit cancels 33 trips during morning rush hour

Commuters faced backlogged buses on Wednesday morning

BC Transit, bus