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A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Victoria’s Government House today

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Rockland Avenue mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the City of Victoria by dismissing a legal challenge launched earlier this year by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association against the City’s ban on merchants distributing single-use plastic bags. (Victoria News file photo)

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of Victoria’s plastic bag ban

Court dismisses a challenge by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the City of Victoria by dismissing a legal challenge launched earlier this year by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association against the City’s ban on merchants distributing single-use plastic bags. (Victoria News file photo)
Sharmarke Dubow (centre) gives out instructions during the “Forced to Flee Simulation,” hosted in honour of World Refugee Day. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Forced to flee: public partakes in refugee simulation

Locals go through detailed scenarios in honour of World Refugee Day

Sharmarke Dubow (centre) gives out instructions during the “Forced to Flee Simulation,” hosted in honour of World Refugee Day. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

The 26th annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park runs Sept. 7 and 8. Photo contributed
Members of the Mubuhay Dance Group dress up for the 120th Philippines Independence Day. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Celebrating the 120th Philippine Independence day

Local Filipino communities host first public celebration in Victoria

Members of the Mubuhay Dance Group dress up for the 120th Philippines Independence Day. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Shawnigan Lake School will be home to the Alectoria School of Magic for youth this summer.                                File contributed

Making magic: school for witches and wizards opens this summer

Alectoria School of Magic comes to Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake School will be home to the Alectoria School of Magic for youth this summer.                                File contributed
Lt.-Col. Angela James serves as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Esquimalt. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Breaking boundaries: Canadian woman serves the military and God

There are only 235 chaplains in regular Canadian forces. Forty are women.

Lt.-Col. Angela James serves as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Esquimalt. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Lillian Gauthier is a PCP IV paramedic who will be stationed full time at the Pandora Supervised Consumption Centre. From her view at her desk, she can see everything that’s going on. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Vancouver Island’s largest supervised consumption site to open Monday

The Pandora location will be open 13 hours a day, 356 days per year

Lillian Gauthier is a PCP IV paramedic who will be stationed full time at the Pandora Supervised Consumption Centre. From her view at her desk, she can see everything that’s going on. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Mechanical problems with the rudder prompted two morning sailing cancellations (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Two ferry sailings cancelled between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen

Mechanical issues prompted two morning cancellations

Mechanical problems with the rudder prompted two morning sailing cancellations (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Fort Royal Pharmacy in the 1900-block of Richmond Road was robbed Wednesday morning. (Google street view).

Pharmacy robbed on Richmond Road

Police say suspect was targeting drugs available at location

Fort Royal Pharmacy in the 1900-block of Richmond Road was robbed Wednesday morning. (Google street view).
The union representing about 1,000 Capital Regional District employees is considering job action, potentially a strike, after contract negotiations with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association stalled. (Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS)

CRD staff could look to job action after mediation fails

Over 1,000 employees could partake in reduced hours, walk-outs

The union representing about 1,000 Capital Regional District employees is considering job action, potentially a strike, after contract negotiations with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association stalled. (Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS)
Victoria police officers are warning community organizations about phishing-style email scams (File photo)

VicPD warning community associations of fraud attempts

Phishing email scams are targeting local organizations

Victoria police officers are warning community organizations about phishing-style email scams (File photo)
A new website from the Victoria Early Years Centre is designed to help parents find resources for their young children. (File photo)

New regional website designed to help parents find childcare support

The Victoria Early Years Centre is connecting families with over 200 centres

A new website from the Victoria Early Years Centre is designed to help parents find resources for their young children. (File photo)
Duncan McIntyre (left) and Connor Chan, both grade 5 studetns at Rogers Elementary School, show off their game to a crowd of grade 4/5 students from School District 61 during the CodeQuest Arcade event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Designing computer games at age nine

Grade 4/5 students from across SD61 designed games for the Coding Quest Arcade

Duncan McIntyre (left) and Connor Chan, both grade 5 studetns at Rogers Elementary School, show off their game to a crowd of grade 4/5 students from School District 61 during the CodeQuest Arcade event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands

Big Read: In the moment, do you make the decision to shoot— or not?

React fast, react smart: police officers hold lives in their hands
WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge

WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge

Passersby share their memories of the old Johnson Street Bridge as they watch it go

WATCH: Bye-bye, Johnson Street Bridge
Sisters of St. Ann’s $450,000 donation will help Cool Aid build more housing on Gorge Rd.

Sisters of St. Ann’s $450,000 donation will help Cool Aid build more housing on Gorge Rd.

Funds will go towards replacing the Cedar Grove supportive housing complex

Sisters of St. Ann’s $450,000 donation will help Cool Aid build more housing on Gorge Rd.
The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quite city areas. (File photo)

UPDATE: BC SPCA recommends ban of horse-drawn carriages from downtown Victoria streets

Letter to city council cites accident at Ogden Point that caused horses to fall

The B.C. SPCA is recommending a ban on horse-drawn trolleys, and asking that carriage tours be limited to quite city areas. (File photo)
Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)

Seeing double: local artist focuses on twins for charity project

Hudson Wren Portraits securing donations, diverting partial book proceeds to Jeneece Place

Hudson Poppit (left) and his twin brother Harrison, age 12, pose in a portrait for their mother’s “Wombmates” collection, with donations and partial book proceeds going to Jeneece Place. (Photo contributed)
Kids take fire as they try to earn some loot at Variety B.C.’s “Boat for Hope” event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Pirates in our waters for children’s event

Variety the Children’s Charity hosts 14th annual “Boat for Hope”

Kids take fire as they try to earn some loot at Variety B.C.’s “Boat for Hope” event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS