Nina Grossman

Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

ACAB removed from Victoria’s More Justice, More Peace mural

New message points to VicPD, City of Victoria for silencing BIPOC voices

Artists, activists and supporters stand at the ‘More Justice, More Peace’ mural in Victoria’s Bastion Square after the letter ‘S’ was painted over in black. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)

Newly public Emily Carr painting depicts well-known Victoria view

Painting among several donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

An untitled Emily Carr painting of Finlayson Point was donated to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by brothers Ian and Andrew Burchett. The painting had been in their family for several decades. (Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)

Fernwood pub Logan’s permanently closing its doors

Live music venue unable to weather COVID-19 storm

The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)
A development proposed for Victoria’s Old Town would include 274 rental units. (Rendering by Integra Architecture)

274-unit rental development proposed for Victoria’s Old Town

Project would take take over block with tire shop, parking lots

A development proposed for Victoria’s Old Town would include 274 rental units. (Rendering by Integra Architecture)
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Saanich emergency crews respond to Blanshard Street crash

Two vehicles involved in collision

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Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Sooke man’s bumped knee leads to fight for life

Man unknowingly contracts case of rare flesh-eating disease

Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Emily Harris (centre) started the in-person Monarch Moms meet-up groups in July, when it was much easier to physical distance in outdoor spaces. Harris started the group as a source of connection for women navigating the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria new mom group navigates challenges of motherhood in a pandemic

Monarch Moms meet once a week for physically-distanced connection

Emily Harris (centre) started the in-person Monarch Moms meet-up groups in July, when it was much easier to physical distance in outdoor spaces. Harris started the group as a source of connection for women navigating the ups and downs of having a baby during a pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police called to two separate knife incidents at the same time

Both incidents remain under investigation

A B.C. man decided to create a website to help people find family doctors accepting patients. Because Victoria is considered high-demand, clinic openings can’t be posted publicly. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria in high-demand on website that connects B.C. residents with doctors

Nanaimo man started project to help people find family physicians accepting patients

A B.C. man decided to create a website to help people find family doctors accepting patients. Because Victoria is considered high-demand, clinic openings can’t be posted publicly. (Unsplash)
Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)

Esquimalt welcomes two new art spaces

Pottery studio, community arts hub opening this month

Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)
Steve Murrison (left) and David Noel sang songs on Government Street Friday afternoon. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Buskers light up gloomy day on Government Street

Energetic pair sing the classics to masked passersby

Steve Murrison (left) and David Noel sang songs on Government Street Friday afternoon. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Apted sisters Maylin, 6, Everly, 3, and Brylee, 9, show off some of their Remembrance Day paintings. The Metchosin girls sell their paintings locally and around the country to raise money for Canada’s veterans. (Courtesy of Dani Apted)

Metchosin sisters paint pictures for veterans

Girls donate proceeds from painting to Langford Legion

Apted sisters Maylin, 6, Everly, 3, and Brylee, 9, show off some of their Remembrance Day paintings. The Metchosin girls sell their paintings locally and around the country to raise money for Canada’s veterans. (Courtesy of Dani Apted)
Seamus Moloney and Chelsea Chase lost almost everything after their balcony caught fire Oct. 8. (Courtesy of Chelsea Chase)

Langford couple encourages others to get renters insurance after fire, water damage takes everything

Evo building unit balcony caught fire Oct. 8, evacuated all residents

Seamus Moloney and Chelsea Chase lost almost everything after their balcony caught fire Oct. 8. (Courtesy of Chelsea Chase)
B.C.’s election is fast approaching with advance polls opening around the province this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Advanced voting begins today, here’s a guide to casting yours in Greater Victoria

Where and how to cast your ballot for the upcoming provincial election

B.C.’s election is fast approaching with advance polls opening around the province this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
A trauma-informed daycare coming to Victoria is the first of its kind in Canada. (Unsplash)

United Way fundraising to complete construction on Phoenix Daycare

Victoria trauma-informed daycare could change community, says Family Services

A trauma-informed daycare coming to Victoria is the first of its kind in Canada. (Unsplash)
This year’s Thanksgiving meal will include masks, physical distancing and take out containers, but the Salvation Army will still be serving up hot, nutritious turkey dinners to anyone in need. (Courtesy of Patricia Mamic)

COVID-19 doesn’t stop Victoria charities from serving up Thanksgiving meals for all

Local non-profits adapt to pandemic this Thanksgiving holiday

This year’s Thanksgiving meal will include masks, physical distancing and take out containers, but the Salvation Army will still be serving up hot, nutritious turkey dinners to anyone in need. (Courtesy of Patricia Mamic)
Georgia Pike and guide dog Grainger face an added layer of COVID-19 challenges while navigating the world. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

‘Guide dogs don’t know how to social distance’: Victoria woman asks for patience

Woman with vision impairment says pandemic poses new challenges

Georgia Pike and guide dog Grainger face an added layer of COVID-19 challenges while navigating the world. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Langford residents could be out of condo for weeks after balcony fire

Fire crews still investigating cause of Thursday evening blaze

A fire that ripped through the balcony of a Langford apartment unit Thursday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters, but that unit, and others, will be impacted by water damage. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Raymond (Rick) Peter’s daughter Raymona has been missing since Sept. 30. The 45-year-old woman was last seen leaving Scia’new First Nation wearing a blue and white checkered shirt with a black tank top. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Family of missing Beecher Bay woman chooses hope

Raymona Peter, 45, has been missing from Scia’new First Nation since Sept. 30

Raymond (Rick) Peter’s daughter Raymona has been missing since Sept. 30. The 45-year-old woman was last seen leaving Scia’new First Nation wearing a blue and white checkered shirt with a black tank top. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Emergency crews responded to a fire on the balcony of a top-floor unit in a Langford apartment building Thursday afternoon. Goldstream Avenue was closed for a number of hours while firefighters extinguished the blaze. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Emergency crews responded to a fire on the balcony of a top-floor unit in a Langford apartment building Thursday afternoon. Goldstream Avenue was closed for a number of hours while firefighters extinguished the blaze. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)