Nina Grossman

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal

Province-owned View Royal property will house handyDART facility

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal
An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Aggressive peacock removed from Victoria building entrance after attacking resident

Peacock used entranceway as mating ground for months

An aggressive peacock has been put into ‘solitary confinement’ after wreaking havoc on the front entranceway of a Douglas Street apartment building. The bird is safe, says Victoria Animal Control Services, but will be held there for some time. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
A member or members of the Victoria Police Department are being investigated by the Professional Standards Section after a man was taken into custody in the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police conduct under review after arrest on Pandora Avenue

Police say man was screaming and walking into traffic before being taken into custody

A member or members of the Victoria Police Department are being investigated by the Professional Standards Section after a man was taken into custody in the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)
Rishi Gupta, civil engineer and University of Victoria associate professor, is studying various metals and materials in hopes of creating pathogen-resistant washbasins for use in public spaces. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UVic research team creating virus-resistant washbasins for post-pandemic world

Civil engineer Rishi Gupta hopes basins will be installed in public spaces

Rishi Gupta, civil engineer and University of Victoria associate professor, is studying various metals and materials in hopes of creating pathogen-resistant washbasins for use in public spaces. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
BC Transit is investigating a rapid bus action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rapid bus system could increase frequency, reliability in Greater Victoria

BC Transit studies methods for improving major routes in Capital Region

BC Transit is investigating a rapid bus action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A high-risk missing teen has been located safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

High-risk missing teen located safe

Arianna Mckenzie, 17, last seen July 2

A high-risk missing teen has been located safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aaron Dayton, 20, spent 12 hours collecting garbage off the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Courtesy of Owen Brady)

Victoria man collects 28 bags of trash along two-kilometre stretch of highway

20-year-old spent 12 hours collecting garbage near Thetis Lake

Aaron Dayton, 20, spent 12 hours collecting garbage off the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Courtesy of Owen Brady)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
The Victoria International Airport rolled out a health and safety campaign July 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport rolls out health and safety initiative

YYJ limits who can enter terminal along with other added safety measures

The Victoria International Airport rolled out a health and safety campaign July 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ashley (not her real name) says her mental health has suffered after she was sexually assaulted in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Saanich woman says sexual assault was dismissed by police because of her ‘body language’

Patrol officers investigate sexual assault files, make decisions on what goes to Crown counsel

Ashley (not her real name) says her mental health has suffered after she was sexually assaulted in 2017. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Two Greater Victoria Public Libraries have reopened with partial service. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Greater Victoria Public Library locations reopen

Partial service offered, patrons able to borrow physical materials starting June 30

Two Greater Victoria Public Libraries have reopened with partial service. (Black Press Media file photo)
Larry McCann, author of Imagining Uplands, John Olmsted’s Masterpiece of Residential Design, has died. The Oak Bay historian is lovingly remembered as a dedicated educator, researcher and advocate for Oak Bay’s Uplands neighbourhood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay educator, historian remembered for dedication to Uplands neighbourhood

Larry McCann studied, wrote about and protected heritage area

Larry McCann, author of Imagining Uplands, John Olmsted’s Masterpiece of Residential Design, has died. The Oak Bay historian is lovingly remembered as a dedicated educator, researcher and advocate for Oak Bay’s Uplands neighbourhood. (Black Press Media file photo)
While home sales saw an immediate dip, Greater Victoria’s rental market may not feel the impact of COVID-19 for several months. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

COVID-19: Coming months will reveal fate of Greater Victoria’s rental market

Post-secondary school closures, unemployment could impact landlords, renters

While home sales saw an immediate dip, Greater Victoria’s rental market may not feel the impact of COVID-19 for several months. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Spirit Orca swimmers tackle 80-kilometre Peninsula swim for COVID-19 relief

Greater Victoria swimming group starts eight-day challenge July 1

The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Protesters marched to the Ministry of Health building during a rally for action on B.C.’s overdose crisis in April 2019. This year advocates are focusing on decriminalization after one of the deadliest drug overdose months in B.C. history. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria rally calls for drug decriminalization

Groups coming together to combat B.C.’s overdose crisis after deadliest month in province’s history

Protesters marched to the Ministry of Health building during a rally for action on B.C.’s overdose crisis in April 2019. This year advocates are focusing on decriminalization after one of the deadliest drug overdose months in B.C. history. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw

Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw

Bylaw restricts overnight camping in parks until 7 a.m.

Rally calls for end to Victoria’s temporary sheltering bylaw
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea released Pebbles the giant Pacific octopus back into the wild in March. Now the aquarium has welcomed a new octopus dubbed Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Sidney aquarium names new octopus after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea names new octopus for provincial health officer

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea released Pebbles the giant Pacific octopus back into the wild in March. Now the aquarium has welcomed a new octopus dubbed Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

MLA ‘devastated’ by claims of racist blood-alcohol ‘game’ at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Adam Olsen says racism in B.C. health care system is pervasive

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)