Nina Grossman

The Victoria Police Department is looking for information on a man suspected of exposing himself in Beacon Hill Park on May 9 and June 17. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Beacon Hill indecent exposure suspect connected to other incidents

Reports of similar incidents of exposure on June 17, May 9

The Victoria Police Department is looking for information on a man suspected of exposing himself in Beacon Hill Park on May 9 and June 17. (Courtesy of VicPD)
The Canadian Coast Guard says a non-recoverable sheen reported at the entrance to Westbay Marine Village in Esquimalt was likely a one-time bilge release. (Google Maps)

No harbour pollution found after reports of Esquimalt spill: Canadian Coast Guard

Non-recoverable sheen reported at entrance to Westbay Marine Village

The Canadian Coast Guard says a non-recoverable sheen reported at the entrance to Westbay Marine Village in Esquimalt was likely a one-time bilge release. (Google Maps)
Police search for person of interest in Victoria arson

Police search for person of interest in Victoria arson

Investigation continues into suspicious fire at storage and vehicle rental business

Police search for person of interest in Victoria arson
Victoria police are trying to locate missing man Patrick Cooke. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police locate man last seen more than two weeks ago

Patrol officers have found Patrick Cooke, 61

Victoria police are trying to locate missing man Patrick Cooke. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria council has directed staff to report back on a framework for an alternative response model for mental health and addictions in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria discusses framework for policing alternatives

Staff may be asked to report on more holistic outreach services in time for 2021 budget

Victoria council has directed staff to report back on a framework for an alternative response model for mental health and addictions in the city. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jim Lamond, principal of Belmont Secondary school, says 2020 graduates have been optimistic and resilient, despite marking the end-of-highschool milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore principals hope strength and community mark 2020 grad

Graduation ceremonies, celebrations shift from tradition amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jim Lamond, principal of Belmont Secondary school, says 2020 graduates have been optimistic and resilient, despite marking the end-of-highschool milestone during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grace Frank (left), grandmother of Chantel Moore and Martha Martin (right), her mother, grieve at a healing gathering on the front steps of the BC Legislature building June 18. Moore was fatally shot by police during a wellness check in New Brunswick on June 4. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Grace Frank (left), grandmother of Chantel Moore and Martha Martin (right), her mother, grieve at a healing gathering on the front steps of the BC Legislature building June 18. Moore was fatally shot by police during a wellness check in New Brunswick on June 4. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

Victoria museum releases more than 16,000 historical images of Indigenous life

Digitized images preserved and shared with Indigenous communities

An image from the Royal BC Museum’s digitized collection of historical photographs shows an Interior Salish woman and child weaving baskets. The image is one of thousands posted in an online database. (Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
Tahlia Ludlow, communications manager, says its been heartening to see the outpouring of community support for the Red Cedar Café. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria non-profit café on track to serve 10,000 meals this month

Red Cedar Café community meal program fueled by volunteers

Tahlia Ludlow, communications manager, says its been heartening to see the outpouring of community support for the Red Cedar Café. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria’s 2020 Canada Day celebration take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria host virtual Canada Day celebration

Anyone can participate by uploading videos for the July 1 celebrations

Victoria’s 2020 Canada Day celebration take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs and sightseeing vehicles won’t have to pay parking fees this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parking fees waived for horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs and sightseeing vehicles for 2020

City votes to waive fees as part of efforts to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

Horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs and sightseeing vehicles won’t have to pay parking fees this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
While announcing a series of motions addressing diversity and racism, the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board say they are willing to engage and “difficult and uncomfortable conversations” necessary in order to learn what is needed to ensure all community members feel safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police board requests racial, gender analysis of Victoria police force

Board’s motion one of many working to address racism, discrimination in policing

While announcing a series of motions addressing diversity and racism, the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board say they are willing to engage and “difficult and uncomfortable conversations” necessary in order to learn what is needed to ensure all community members feel safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
The union representing Victoria firefighters has expressed disapproval for Esquimalt Fire Rescue’s participation in a crowd management unit at the Sunday rally in support of Black Lives Matter. (Black Press Media file photo)
The union representing Victoria firefighters has expressed disapproval for Esquimalt Fire Rescue’s participation in a crowd management unit at the Sunday rally in support of Black Lives Matter. (Black Press Media file photo)
Charges stayed for Victoria woman whose dog died in her hot car

Charges stayed for Victoria woman whose dog died in her hot car

Boston terrier Ava died after being left inside a hot car in Langford for seven hours

Charges stayed for Victoria woman whose dog died in her hot car
Emma White, communications assistant for the Victoria-based NEED2 suicide prevention organization, says demand for the Youthspac.ca online chat and text service has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic started. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

COVID-19 pandemic causes spike in demand for Victoria youth mental health chat, text services

Victoria’s NEED2 responds to 15% more demand, up to half of crisis pandemic-related

Emma White, communications assistant for the Victoria-based NEED2 suicide prevention organization, says demand for the Youthspac.ca online chat and text service has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic started. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria Arbour, the Royal BC Museum’s curator of palaeontology conducted years of studying to uncover a news species of dinosaur: the Ferrisaurus sustutensis. In May she was announced as the recipient of a research grant totalling more than $150,000. (Photo Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

Researcher who unveiled B.C. dinosaur ‘Buster’ receives research grant

Royal BC Museum paleontologist receives more than $150,000 for dino research

Victoria Arbour, the Royal BC Museum’s curator of palaeontology conducted years of studying to uncover a news species of dinosaur: the Ferrisaurus sustutensis. In May she was announced as the recipient of a research grant totalling more than $150,000. (Photo Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
A rally for peace is being held in Victoria’s Centennial Square on June 7. The rally is for peace and solidarity for black lives as widespread protests to end racism continue in the U.S. (Unsplash)

Racism is here too, say Victoria’s black community leaders

White Victorians have role to play in combatting systems of oppression, prejudice

A rally for peace is being held in Victoria’s Centennial Square on June 7. The rally is for peace and solidarity for black lives as widespread protests to end racism continue in the U.S. (Unsplash)
Satnam Dheensaw of Gobind Farms planted 50 per cent less strawberries in response to a shortage in foreign agriculture workers. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Shortage of foreign workers costs Saanich Peninsula berry farmer thousands

Gobind Farms says hiring local has been difficult during pandemic

Satnam Dheensaw of Gobind Farms planted 50 per cent less strawberries in response to a shortage in foreign agriculture workers. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Michelle Kirby holds her Light Brahma chicken, Sakura. The feather-footed hen is only a few months old and is part of the small brood Kirby purchased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

Michelle Kirby holds her Light Brahma chicken, Sakura. The feather-footed hen is only a few months old and is part of the small brood Kirby purchased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)