Victoria News Staff

The Victoria Royals took forwards Rui Han and Zach Spagnuolo in the U.S. priority draft. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)

Victoria Royals take forwards from California, Texas in U.S. draft

Royals will have the third-overall pick in Thursday’s main draft

The Victoria Royals took forwards Rui Han and Zach Spagnuolo in the U.S. priority draft. (Courtesy of Victoria Royals)
An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt pub demolished to make way for new development

Nearby resident Mindy Demers documents teardown of the former Gorge Pointe Pub

An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)
Petty Officer Greg Sly plays trumpet in the Naden Band during a 2011 remembrance day ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Military Music Festival returns to form with sunset ceremony

The free ceremony will be held at Topaz Park the evening of Saturday, May 21

Petty Officer Greg Sly plays trumpet in the Naden Band during a 2011 remembrance day ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some of the lumber seized by the West Shore RCMP following a two-month theft investigation. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

Two-month investigation into Colwood lumber thefts results in arrest

West Shore RCMP seizes $10,000 worth of lumber, suspect’s vehicle

Some of the lumber seized by the West Shore RCMP following a two-month theft investigation. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Crews cut up a fallen tree near Elk Lake on May 18. The transportation ministry warned drivers of falling debris resulting from high winds impacting Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

UPDATE: Almost 17,000 without power on southern Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Falling trees, power outages hit Greater Victoria as wind surges

Crews cut up a fallen tree near Elk Lake on May 18. The transportation ministry warned drivers of falling debris resulting from high winds impacting Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Strong wind gusts to hit Vancouver Island on Wednesday

Wind warnings issued for regions spanning the Island

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island on Wednesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rockheights principal Aaron Maxwell (left), Nathan Bird of Eagle Wing Tours and Quadra elementary principal Connor McCoy. (Courtesy BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association)

Educators honour Greater Victoria businesses for improving students’ lives

Langford, Victoria businesses provide warmth, outdoor opportunities

Rockheights principal Aaron Maxwell (left), Nathan Bird of Eagle Wing Tours and Quadra elementary principal Connor McCoy. (Courtesy BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association)
Victoria police were in the Inner Harbour and other locations Friday night as part of enforcement efforts to deter youth vandalism and violence. (Courtesy VicPD)

PHOTOS: 8 more youth arrests in Victoria relating to violence, vandalism

VicPD live Tweet-a-long failed to deter some, officers out in force next weekend

Victoria police were in the Inner Harbour and other locations Friday night as part of enforcement efforts to deter youth vandalism and violence. (Courtesy VicPD)
Ride-hailing stalls will soon be designated in the short-term parking lot at Victoria International Airport to accommodate Lucky to Go ride-share service. (Black Press Media file photo)

First ride-sharing app approved to operate at Victoria International Airport

Lucky to Go will soon have stalls in YYJ’s short-term parking lot

Ride-hailing stalls will soon be designated in the short-term parking lot at Victoria International Airport to accommodate Lucky to Go ride-share service. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt wants residents to identify best and biggest trees

Great Esquiamalt Tree Hunt runs to September

Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)
As a graduate of the Cybersecurity & Network Technology program, the college said students can seek employment in network management, computer maintenance, cloud computing or cybersecurity roles. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun College offers two new programs in cybersecurity and computer network technology

The number of jobs for cyber security professionals in Canada is growing by 7 per cent every year

As a graduate of the Cybersecurity & Network Technology program, the college said students can seek employment in network management, computer maintenance, cloud computing or cybersecurity roles. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
(Facebook/Victoria Hospice)

Tickets on sale for Victoria Hospice’s Teeny Tiny Garden Tour

June event features variety of local home gardens

(Facebook/Victoria Hospice)
Smart Patrulje’s latest music video, Invisible Woman, features video and editing from Victoria talent. (Smart Patrulje)

International Danish music video features Victoria talent

Victoria’s Donna Thornhill edited the kaleidoscopic visuals for the music video about sexual equality

Smart Patrulje’s latest music video, Invisible Woman, features video and editing from Victoria talent. (Smart Patrulje)
Actor Denise Crosby is headlining a slate of celebrity guests at this year’s Capital City Comic Con in September. (Capital City Comic Con/Instagram)

Capital City Comic Con announces celebrity guests

Actor Denise Crosby will headline at the September event in Victoria

Actor Denise Crosby is headlining a slate of celebrity guests at this year’s Capital City Comic Con in September. (Capital City Comic Con/Instagram)
Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)

Victoria campaign aims to create world’s largest Ukrainian flag of flowers

Fernwood resident conceived the idea shortly after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine

Sahasi Erven plants a smaller flower flag for Ukraine at Fernwood’s Oneness Heart Park. (flagofflowers.ca)
Karin Kallio from Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits, and Aidan Henry of Brink Events raise a glass to toast the return of the annual pop-up all-white picnic and dance party Diner en Blanc, which returns June 23. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Diner en Blanc returns to Greater Victoria on June 23

Registration for the secret pop-up picnic is opening soon

Karin Kallio from Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits, and Aidan Henry of Brink Events raise a glass to toast the return of the annual pop-up all-white picnic and dance party Diner en Blanc, which returns June 23. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Amanda Evans, left, instructs Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers on where to cut invasive species at a previous event. The group is seeking volunteers for a busy slate of events this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Green Team seeking volunteers for May events

The group has a busy slate of events this month, cleaning up invasive species across the CRD

Amanda Evans, left, instructs Green Team Greater Victoria volunteers on where to cut invasive species at a previous event. The group is seeking volunteers for a busy slate of events this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is searching for missing person Abigayle Singh, 25, who has not been seen for more than a month. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Victoria police looking for Abigayle Singh

25-year-old was last seen in Victoria more than a month ago

The Victoria Police Department is searching for missing person Abigayle Singh, 25, who has not been seen for more than a month. (Courtesy of VicPD)
(Matson Conservation Area)

Habitat Acquisition Trust throws Spring Fling for work on Matson Conservation Area

May 15 event in Esquimalt offers opportunity to learn about upcoming conservation work

(Matson Conservation Area)
The CRD aims to reduce the amount of accepted waste at Hartland Landfill by a third over the next decade. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD moves to divert waste from Hartland Landfill

Policies include more banned materials and increasing fees for mixed waste loads

The CRD aims to reduce the amount of accepted waste at Hartland Landfill by a third over the next decade. (Black Press Media file photo)