Nina Grossman

Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)

Saanich runner tackles 10 marathons in 10 days for Victoria hospitals

Yana Hempler hopes to raise $10,000 for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Saanich runner Yara Kempler plans to run 10 marathons in 10 days to raise $10,000 for critical care through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. (Courtesy of Yana Hempler)
Langfird bylaw enforcement is ramping up education on physical distancing as hot weather draws crowds to lakes and parks. In this photo taken Tuesday, the crowds appear smaller and more socially distanced than those photographeed Monday and sent to the city’s mayor and council. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Photos of crowded Langford beach spark COVID-19 concerns

Bylaw officers to offer physical distancing reminders as parks fill up for summer

Langfird bylaw enforcement is ramping up education on physical distancing as hot weather draws crowds to lakes and parks. In this photo taken Tuesday, the crowds appear smaller and more socially distanced than those photographeed Monday and sent to the city’s mayor and council. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Victoria council will discuss recommendations to reinstate on-street parking rates and time limits after enforcement was relaxed for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to talk nixing reduced pandemic parking rates

Staff say lack of turnover causing issues for local businesses

Victoria council will discuss recommendations to reinstate on-street parking rates and time limits after enforcement was relaxed for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Island Health Authority on July 20, bringing the total number of new cases to seven since July 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health sees biggest COVID-19 case jump since April

Four new cases recorded on July 20

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Island Health Authority on July 20, bringing the total number of new cases to seven since July 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria is $1,600 per month, according to PadMapper. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria’s median asking rent for one-bedroom hits $1,600

Rent prices up 15 per cent since 2019: PadMapper

The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria is $1,600 per month, according to PadMapper. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A view across Victoria’s harbour is split by more than 100 years on the OnThisSpot app. The app gives users the historical knowledge and imagery they need to be transported back in time. (Victoria Archives AC1-M06964 & On This Spot Enterprises)

History app uses ‘then and now’ photographs of Victoria

OnThisSpot provides historical insight of Canadian cities

A view across Victoria’s harbour is split by more than 100 years on the OnThisSpot app. The app gives users the historical knowledge and imagery they need to be transported back in time. (Victoria Archives AC1-M06964 & On This Spot Enterprises)
Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)

Victoria houses take barge to San Juan, Gulf Islands

Fairfield homes moved to make way for townhouse development

Instead of being demolished, two Fairfield houses found new homes this week. The structures were moved to make way for a town house development. (Courtesy of Ryan Goodman)
A possible cougar sighting was reported at Mount Doug Friday morning. (Black Press Media/News Staff)

Cougar sighting reported at Mount Doug Friday morning

Possible cougar sighting occurred around 5 a.m.

A possible cougar sighting was reported at Mount Doug Friday morning. (Black Press Media/News Staff)
Saanich council has approved a motion to seek non-farm use for land near Prospect Lake Elementary School so that additional parking and portable classrooms can be brought in. (Google Maps)

Saanich makes ALC appeal for Prospect Lake Elementary parking, portables

Council votes in favour of seeking non-farm use designation

Saanich council has approved a motion to seek non-farm use for land near Prospect Lake Elementary School so that additional parking and portable classrooms can be brought in. (Google Maps)
A great horned owl found dead near Kings Park was likely killed by rat poison. On Monday evening the District of Saanich voted unanimously to ban municipal use of anticoagulant rodenticides. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Vanzella)

Saanich bans municipal rodenticide use after owl deaths

District unanimously approves ban and community education

A great horned owl found dead near Kings Park was likely killed by rat poison. On Monday evening the District of Saanich voted unanimously to ban municipal use of anticoagulant rodenticides. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Vanzella)
Langford man Kyle Mostowy was sentenced to nine months in prison and two years probation for one count of sexual assault in 2014. (Black Press Media file photo)

Owner of Langford construction company gets nine months for sexual assault

Kyle Mostowy already spent time in prison for sexually assaulting employees

Langford man Kyle Mostowy was sentenced to nine months in prison and two years probation for one count of sexual assault in 2014. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATED: Power restored to Metchosin, Colwood

Monday morning outage impacts more than 2,600 BC Hydro customers

More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)
A woman walks past a sign celebrating pride on the corner of Fort and Douglas streets. Victoria Pride celebrations went virtual this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: A morning in a physically-distanced Victoria

Residents commute in a pandemic-changed city

A woman walks past a sign celebrating pride on the corner of Fort and Douglas streets. Victoria Pride celebrations went virtual this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. The shop has posted to social media saying it is ‘shocked and angered.’ (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria tattoo shops respond to sex assault allegations against male artists

Carne Tattoo and Painted Lotus Studios respond to allegations

A former tattooist at Carne Tattoo was named in sexual abuse allegations. The shop has posted to social media saying it is ‘shocked and angered.’ (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Malcom Brown says he is not an animal abuser. Brown came forward as the man suspected in assault allegations stemming from an incident at Brydon Park on July 7. (Courtesy of Malcom Brown)

‘I love my animals very dearly,’ says man at centre of Saanich park allegations

Man accused of assault after being approached for allegedly mistreating his dog

Malcom Brown says he is not an animal abuser. Brown came forward as the man suspected in assault allegations stemming from an incident at Brydon Park on July 7. (Courtesy of Malcom Brown)
A B.C. Coroners Service report found the minivan driver involved in a fatal Malahat crash was speeding at the time of impact. That driver faces six charges in the collision, which killed 46-year-old Vancouver man David Tilley. (File photo courtesy June Maffin)

Minivan driver’s speed a factor in fatal 2018 Malahat crash

Driver was travelling at 101 km/h in a construction zone

A B.C. Coroners Service report found the minivan driver involved in a fatal Malahat crash was speeding at the time of impact. That driver faces six charges in the collision, which killed 46-year-old Vancouver man David Tilley. (File photo courtesy June Maffin)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that crashed off the side of West Saanich Road obtained only minor injuries. (Courtesy of Jay Ranson)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that crashed off the side of West Saanich Road obtained only minor injuries. (Courtesy of Jay Ranson)
A crash involving a Victoria police officer is under review by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Still from video by Alexander Woodman)

Police watchdog reviewing Victoria police-involved crash

VicPD officer collided with another car in downtown intersection

A crash involving a Victoria police officer is under review by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. (Still from video by Alexander Woodman)
Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless

Motion asks staff to work with BC Housing, Island Health on possibilities

Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria’s Raging Grannies, pictured here in 2016, will be gathering at the BC Health Ministry Office on Thursday to comment on the state if extended care in B.C. and Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Raging Grannies to demonstrate against public funding of for-profit senior homes

Group says COVID-19 has revealed ‘sad state of extended care’ in B.C.

Victoria’s Raging Grannies, pictured here in 2016, will be gathering at the BC Health Ministry Office on Thursday to comment on the state if extended care in B.C. and Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)