Nicole Crescenzi

BC Transit, bus

BC Transit cancels 33 trips during morning rush hour

Commuters faced backlogged buses on Wednesday morning

BC Transit, bus
BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria paying for over 4,000 unused youth transit passes per month

Ridership is steadily increasing, but more uptake required

BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)
American expats hold a lot of power during the primaries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s American expat population a heavy hitter in Super Tuesday vote

Expats hold more power in selecting Democratic presidential candidate

American expats hold a lot of power during the primaries. (Black Press Media file photo)
The balustrade replacement will cost $3.85 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cost estimates for new wall along Dallas Road build up to $3.85M

The replacement balustrade costs also include new pavement and a bike lane

The balustrade replacement will cost $3.85 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Guide dogs in training help UVic students unwind

Puppies training with BC & Alberta Guide Dogs stopped to help UVic commerce students relax after exams

UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Acting Victoria Mayor Jeremy Loveday (left), horticulturalist Valerie Murray; Laura Dohan, online marketing specialist with the Butchart Gardens; Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Thandi Williams, director of operations and deputy private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Patty Grant, president of Friends of Government House Volunteers are excited about the launch of the 2020 Flower Count. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

45th annual Flower Count is back in Greater Victoria

The contest runs from March 4-11

Acting Victoria Mayor Jeremy Loveday (left), horticulturalist Valerie Murray; Laura Dohan, online marketing specialist with the Butchart Gardens; Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Thandi Williams, director of operations and deputy private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Patty Grant, president of Friends of Government House Volunteers are excited about the launch of the 2020 Flower Count. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)

Driver ticketed $109 after truck spotted in downtown Victoria plastered with TV-sized advertisements

The MVA has restrictions on illuminated signs to minimize distracted driving

An illuminated truck has been seen driving around downtown Victoria. (File contributed/ Reddit, ScotchityScotch)
More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)

More than 100 illegal short-term rental suites listed in Esquimalt

The Township works on a complaint-based system to pursue bylaw breakers

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)
The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from the steps of City Hall in Aug. 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

City to lead discussion on John A. Macdonald Monday night

The fourth chapter of the city’s reconciliation dialogues was moved to a larger venue

The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was removed from the steps of City Hall in Aug. 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thousands of people enter Victoria via the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Extra precautions against COVID-19 put in place as tourism season arrives

Airports and border services follow federal cues to minimize spread of coronavirus

Thousands of people enter Victoria via the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
A semi-truck got lodged under the E&N bridge on Hereward Road on Tuesday. (Black Press Media File Photo)

City frustrated as truck lodged under bridge one week after Victoria installs new signage

Dozens of trucks and buses have hit the E&N Rail bridge on Hereward Road

A semi-truck got lodged under the E&N bridge on Hereward Road on Tuesday. (Black Press Media File Photo)
First arrests made at BC Legislature after demonstrators spray chalk on property

First arrests made at BC Legislature after demonstrators spray chalk on property

Legislature security arrested two people, allegedly for mischief

First arrests made at BC Legislature after demonstrators spray chalk on property
People have three days to submit their candidacy to be a Victoria city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)

People have until Friday to put forward candidacy to run for Victoria city council

The successful candidate will replace Laurel Collins

People have three days to submit their candidacy to be a Victoria city councillor. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bosa Development is proposing three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (File provided/City of Victoria)

Victoria developer reveals proposed next phase of Dockside Green

Bosa Development is proposing three towers, ranging from 13 to 16 storeys

Bosa Development is proposing three towers as the next phase of the Dockside Green development. (File provided/City of Victoria)
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is expecting four additional cruise ship calls after Celebrity Cruises pulled anchor from its Asia tour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to see extra ships after cruise company cancels Asia tour in wake of COVID-19

Coronovirus fears cause Celebrity Cruises to head west early

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is expecting four additional cruise ship calls after Celebrity Cruises pulled anchor from its Asia tour. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CatVideoFest returns to Victoria March 13-14. (flickr.com)

CatVideoFest makes its way back to Victoria

A curation of favourite cat videos will be featured on the big screen, all to support cats

The CatVideoFest returns to Victoria March 13-14. (flickr.com)
A new short documentary focuses on the impact of Black pioneer settlers in Victoria in the 1850s. (Screenshot/Youtube)

Black History Month: Documentary sheds light on black pioneers’ role in Victoria

Secret Victoria: Rush to Freedom looks at how a mass migration shaped the capital

A new short documentary focuses on the impact of Black pioneer settlers in Victoria in the 1850s. (Screenshot/Youtube)
A new modular housing complex is going up at Blanshard Street and Hillside Avenue. Spa’Qun, or Flower House, will house 21 Indigenous women. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria modular housing complex built to house homeless Indigenous women

Spa’Qun, or ‘Flower House’ will provide shelter and cultural support

A new modular housing complex is going up at Blanshard Street and Hillside Avenue. Spa’Qun, or Flower House, will house 21 Indigenous women. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Petition calls for suspension of Victoria councillor Ben Isitt

Isitt says petition ‘does not provide a reliable barometer of public opinion’

Coun. Ben Isitt (File contributed/ City of Victoria)