City of Victoria

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Music, food, and fun mark Canada Day in Victoria

The Inner Harbour was packed with hundreds of people ahead of the night’s fireworks display

 

Multiple people were injured during an exchange of gunfire at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Online fundraiser started for police injured in Saanich shooting

More than $30,000 raised so far, goal set at $50,000

 

Workers de-construct a building in the 800-block of Fort Street. De-construction involves taking an existing building apart and salvaging the materials it was built with. Victoria has mandated deconstruction for pricier single-family and duplex homes. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Pricier home rebuilds targeted at start of Victoria deconstruction bylaw

Owners will be refunded a fee based on the amount of building materials salvaged

 

Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen, pictured here in 2020, recently penned a letter to Victoria that signalled the province wouldn’t amend legislation to allow for a request from the capital city around tenant protections. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Victoria tenant protection requirements blocked by province

City wanted to tie more renoviction protections to its permitting process

Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen, pictured here in 2020, recently penned a letter to Victoria that signalled the province wouldn’t amend legislation to allow for a request from the capital city around tenant protections. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)

Victoria dog owner whose dog died warns others of water intoxication

Jessie Weninger said it was a “very rare, freak accident”

Winter, Jessie Weninger’s dog who died likely due to water intoxication, was an avid swimmer and loved playing in the water, according to Wenninger. (Courtesy of Jessie Weninger)
Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)

What’s happening in Greater Victoria on Canada Day?

Events return in Saanich and Sooke while making a debut in Langford

Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)

B.C. urban mayors ask feds to expand housing affordability, transportation funding

Caucus co-chair Lisa Helps of Victoria outlines list of B.C. requests in letter

The rapid pace of growth in B.C. urban centres like Langford, seen here in 2021 along the Peatt Road corridor, has prompted B.C.’s Urban Mayors Caucus to ask the federal government to consider releasing funds sooner that target projects that improve housing affordability and transportation. (Google Street View)
No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No injuries in Saturday morning Victoria apartment fire

Crews responded to a balcony fire just before 5 a.m.

No one was injured in an early morning apartment fire Saturday (June 25) which Victoria Fire Department crews responded to just before 5 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Government House gardens recognized in national list

Listed as one of the 100 Garden Moments in Canada as part of celebrations for the Year of the Garden

Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria will consider lowering the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on many residential streets. (Courtesy of ICBC)

Victoria could lower speed limits on less-trafficked streets

City to consider dropping default 50 km/h to 30 km/h in many areas

Victoria will consider lowering the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on many residential streets. (Courtesy of ICBC)
University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)

Victoria renames Trutch Street with Lekwungen word for ‘truth’

Old name comes from colonial figure known for racist policies against Indigenous Peoples

University of Victoria students in 2021 called for the renaming of Trutch Street. Victoria council approved a name change on June 23. (Google Maps)
The City of Victoria is now offering a bike valet program, located at city hall near the Pandora Avenue bike lanes. (Black Press Media file photo)

New bike valet program opens in downtown Victoria

Free service allows users to leave bikes, strollers, scooters in secure storage

The City of Victoria is now offering a bike valet program, located at city hall near the Pandora Avenue bike lanes. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performing on two stages this year

As You Like It will be performed at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific and Esquimalt Gorge Park

Stephie Bright as Rosalind, and Aiden Guerreiro as Orlando, in As You Like It. (Courtesy of Lara Eichhorn/Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival)
The newly expanded public dock in Banfield Park. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Vic West dock project provides more access to Gorge Waterway

Project doubles popular dock space just in time for summer weather

The newly expanded public dock in Banfield Park. (Courtesy City of Victoria)
Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)

Victoria rowers part of Canadian finalists at rowing World Cup

UVic alumna Kirsten Edwards and Victoria-born Sydney Payne placed 6th with their crew

Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)
A Victoria bylaw that’s in the works will aim to protect the city’s natural environment from the 75,000 single-use items being thrown away every day in the capital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s single-use plastics bylaw decision will likely fall to next council

Victoria bylaw expected to come to council in the fall

A Victoria bylaw that’s in the works will aim to protect the city’s natural environment from the 75,000 single-use items being thrown away every day in the capital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Live music accompanied the dance performances at Mabuhay Day in downtown Victoria in 2019. The annual celebration of Filipino culture returns to Centennial Square this weekend, June 11 and 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mabuhay! Filipino celebration returns this weekend to Victoria

Centennial Square will be filled with music, food, and arts Saturday and Sunday

Live music accompanied the dance performances at Mabuhay Day in downtown Victoria in 2019. The annual celebration of Filipino culture returns to Centennial Square this weekend, June 11 and 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for next City of Victoria artist-in-residence

Mid-career visual artists can apply online until July 4

Applications are open online until July 4 for mid-career visual artists seeking to become the City of Victoria’s next artist-in-residence. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tense standoff
Police spray what appeared to be tear gas into a Quadra Street apartment where a man had barricaded himself Tuesday evening. See story on Page A4.(Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: 4-hour response to barricaded Victoria man ends with him taken to hospital

Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team joined VicPD for Quadra Street incident

Tense standoff
Police spray what appeared to be tear gas into a Quadra Street apartment where a man had barricaded himself Tuesday evening. See story on Page A4.(Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates 60 years

Crowds braved the rain to attend the fair, parade and teacup race

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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