Nicole Crescenzi

A 73-year old man was unresponive when members of the US Coast Guard pulled him from the water. He had fallen overboard from the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship around 4:30 this morning.(File contributed)

UPDATE: Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger who went overboard near Juan de Fuca Strait

The 73-year old man was aboard a ship heading to Victoria, and fell overboard around 4:30 a.m.

A 73-year old man was unresponive when members of the US Coast Guard pulled him from the water. He had fallen overboard from the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship around 4:30 this morning.(File contributed)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Blind community says bike lanes put their lives at risk

Visually impaired Victorians say their safety is in the hands of oncoming cyclists

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Canadian Coast Guard has opened a new search and rescue station in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood.                                Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook

Canadian Coast Guard opens new search and rescue station in Victoria

The station is one of four that will help monitor the Strait of Juan de Fuca

The Canadian Coast Guard has opened a new search and rescue station in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood.                                Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook
BC Ferries’ Powell River Queen, currently servicing the Campbell River to Quadra Island run, is among three vessels to be replaced starting in 2021. Photo courtesy BC Ferries

BC Ferries to invite provincial ship-building firms to bid on Island-class vessels

Next ship order adds to pair being built now in Romania; larger vessel replacement also on tap

BC Ferries’ Powell River Queen, currently servicing the Campbell River to Quadra Island run, is among three vessels to be replaced starting in 2021. Photo courtesy BC Ferries
Griffin Leonard Lea plays lead character Miles Potter in The Drawer Boy. File courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre                                Griffin Leonard Lea plays lead character Miles Potter in The Drawer Boy. File courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre

Blue Bridge Theatre opens award-winning play at Roxy this week

The Drawer Boy examines smalltown rural life, gives audiences opportunity for self-reflection

Griffin Leonard Lea plays lead character Miles Potter in The Drawer Boy. File courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre                                Griffin Leonard Lea plays lead character Miles Potter in The Drawer Boy. File courtesy Blue Bridge Theatre
WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?

WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?

Victorians of all kinds weigh in on the perks of living in Canada

WATCH: How does it feel to be Canadian?
Scott Hoatson (left) and Joseph Maudsley play out all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of quidditch) during a performance of Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience. File Contributed

HOGWARTS ALERT: All seven Harry Potter books in one 70-minute play

Potted Potter makes its way to Victoria’s McPherson Playhouse in October

Scott Hoatson (left) and Joseph Maudsley play out all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of quidditch) during a performance of Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience. File Contributed
The City wants to break the record again this year for the largest living flag.  (NEWS file photo)

What’s happening for Canada Day 151 in Victoria

Music, food, games and more are coming down to the Inner Harbour

The City wants to break the record again this year for the largest living flag.  (NEWS file photo)
Gabriel Pollard sustained fatal injuries after an accident with the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria, which allows people with physical and mental disabilities sail in the Esquimalt area. Facebook

Investigation continues into death of teen Victoria sailor in dockside accident

Disabled Sailing Association member Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after lift gave out

Gabriel Pollard sustained fatal injuries after an accident with the Disabled Sailing Association of Victoria, which allows people with physical and mental disabilities sail in the Esquimalt area. Facebook
Beatrice Compton (left), shown in a photo at age six with her grandmother, Valerie Martel, was two when she was diagnosed with juvenile idopathic arthritis. Martel, diagnosed with a form of arthritis last year, will join Beatrice and her mother in the Arthritis Walk this Sunday in Victoria. (Photo contributed)

Three generations of B.C. family suffer from arthritis, the youngest aged 2

Family to participate in 10th annual Arthritis Walk along with Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin

Beatrice Compton (left), shown in a photo at age six with her grandmother, Valerie Martel, was two when she was diagnosed with juvenile idopathic arthritis. Martel, diagnosed with a form of arthritis last year, will join Beatrice and her mother in the Arthritis Walk this Sunday in Victoria. (Photo contributed)
Sirens were heard from CFB Esquimalt Tuesday night in a series of strange noises and power outages. File photo

UPDATE: Problems at B.C. Hydro substation cause electrical issues, sirens across Greater Victoria

Power surges caused flickering lights across the City and sirens at CFB Esquimalt

Sirens were heard from CFB Esquimalt Tuesday night in a series of strange noises and power outages. File photo
The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo

School Board votes for $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High, seeks provincial approval

Plans will keep the current building, and add a neighbourhood learning centre

The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo
Founders and sponsors cut the ribbon of the new processing kitchen at the Mustard Seed’s Esquimalt location at 808 Viewfield Road. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

New kitchen for Mustard Seed built by volunteers

Members of HeroWork spent nearly a month building a new processing kitchen in Esquimalt

Founders and sponsors cut the ribbon of the new processing kitchen at the Mustard Seed’s Esquimalt location at 808 Viewfield Road. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Petra Schultz holds up a picture of her son, Danny, who died of an opioid overdose. She is one of the organizers of the Moms Stop The Harm rally, which is calling for the decriminalization of illicit drugs. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Petra Schultz holds up a picture of her son, Danny, who died of an opioid overdose. She is one of the organizers of the Moms Stop The Harm rally, which is calling for the decriminalization of illicit drugs. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Chris Hughes has won a Human Rights Tribunal case after being denied a job when he admitted to suffering from depression. (Facebook)

Victoria man wins job he was denied after saying he had depression

Transport Canada has been order to give Chris Hughes a high-level job and nearly $500,000

Chris Hughes has won a Human Rights Tribunal case after being denied a job when he admitted to suffering from depression. (Facebook)
Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged Victoria fentanyl dealer

Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to the investigation

Victoria man Brent Connors was found in possession of drugs, fire arms and over $12,000 in cash. (File contributed)
Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. man (pick up truck, Lucky Beer poster, and all) revels in return to Esquimalt

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed command of the Maritime Forces Pacific

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. man (pick up truck, Lucky Beer poster, and all) revels in return to Esquimalt

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed command of the Maritime Forces Pacific

Rear-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie has assumed command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific. Nicole Crescenzi/ VICTORIA NEWS
A three-car accident at Highway 17 and Island View Rd. is causing delays (file contributed)

Three-car accident causing traffic on Pat Bay Highway

North-bound traffic down to one lane, South-bound traffic backing up

A three-car accident at Highway 17 and Island View Rd. is causing delays (file contributed)
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations kick off with canoe crossing

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations kick off with canoe crossing

Events run for three days during the Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations kick off with canoe crossing